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When it comes to my daughters, their kids, and myself, I can say that we are all relative healthy. As a parent, one of our biggest fears is having a sick child or having one of them develop an illness like diabetes. As of right now we are all okay, knock on wood, but that doesn't mean that diabetes has not touched my family. I have an older sister and a brother who is six years younger than myself, who both suffer from diabetes.
The diabetes rate amongst Hispanics is very high, 6MM (23%) Hispanics in the United States have diabetes compared to 20MM of non-Hispanic whites. An estimated that 57 million people have pre-diabetes in the US, and 35% are estimated to be Hispanic. As someone who enjoys their food and drink so much, I can't imagine how hard it is to live with the restrictions of diabetes. But this week I have been doing some research and I have found that diabetes is not an end all to delicious food and drinks. It's about making smart choices, doing research and always keeping portion control in mind. On that note, today I am sharing a very delicious sugar-free blackberry chocolate smoothie that is as delicious as the ones we always make, using Glucerna Chocolate Shake. Glucerna helps people who suffer from diabetes satisfy hunger without spiking glucose levels. Glucerna products are made with Carbsteady. CARBSTEADY® is designed to help manage blood sugar response compared to high-glycemic carbohydrates.
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Being constantly on-the-go, we love making smoothies. It's an easy way to get a meal in your tummy, without taking too much time plus they're so delicious. This Blackberry Chocolate Smoothie is as easy as 1, 2, 3 & 4!
1: pour 1/2 a cup of ice into blender
2: pour in one 8oz bottle of Glucerna Rich Chocolate Smoothie
3: depending on how sweet or tart your blackberries are, add about 10 to your mix.
4: now simply blend for about 30-45 seconds.
Super simple and delicioso. This is a diabetes-friendly smoothie so we don't add any extra sweeteners. But you don't need any because the Glucerna Dark Chocolate Shake already has the perfect sweetness. I could have one of these every day and now I have a new smoothie recipe to share with my family members that are living with diabetes. Whether you're managing your blood sugar or watching your weight, making Glucerna products part of your meal plan is a smart way to help get the right kinds of carbs every day. Each delicious variety has CARBSTEADY®, or CARBSTEADY®ULTRA which includes slowly digestible carbohydrates designed to help minimize blood sugar spikes.
I'm thankful for products like Glucerna that help anyone with diabetes, including my family members, stay steady ahead. Do you have family members who suffer from diabetes? Click this link for a diabetes meal plan and score a $1 off coupon. Steady CAN be exciting!