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Monday, November 9, 2009

3 Sugar Free Drink Solutions For Diabetics

Don't you just hate it when you ask for a sugar free drink in a restaurant and all they've got to offer is diet cola or water?
Or you're offered a pure fruit juice - "Well,I bet that's sugar free, isn't it?" No it isn't, the sugar that occurs naturally in fruit juice is very high and that will play havoc with your blood sugar levels. Here are a few drinks you might consider trying. I got so fed up of the standard diet cola offer, I decided to experiment with mixing the different sugar free drinks that are available and you might consider trying these alternatives to just cola.
1) The first experiment I tried was to mix a diet cola and diet tonic water in the same glass. Then I added ice and lemon. The mixture gives a slightly sharper taste and it makes a very long and refreshing drink on a hot summer’s day.
2) Then I tried splitting a pure orange fruit juice (you could also try pineapple or tomato juice) with a friend and added sparkling water to my half of the juice. You could also try mixing your juice with diet tonic water.
3) If you want to make a refreshing drink at home, this pineapple slushy will hit your dry spot:
Take 1 can sugar-free ginger ale, add 1/4 cup of unsweetened pineapple juice and ice cubes.
Place in a blender and blend until the ice-cubes are crushed and you get a slushy mixture.
Why not experiment with other unsweetened fruit juices? And, if you want a little bit more of a kick, you could add rum extract to give it more flavor.
If you have any more ideas or recipes for sugar-free drink I would really love to hear about them.
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