Busy People's Diabetic Cookbook
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Virgin Fuzzy Navel Slushy
This non-alcoholic slushy tastes like peaches and oranges mixed together and is out-of-this-world terrific! 
1 (11-ounce) can mandarin oranges in light syrup, undrained 1 (8-1/4 ounce) sliced lite peaches in pear juice and water, undrained


tablespoons Splenda Granular



In a blender or smoothie machine, combine the mandarin oranges with juice, peaches with juice, and Splenda. Add 18 ice cubes.
Put the lid on the blender and process on high speed until slushy.
Yield: 4 (1-cup) servings
Calories: 81; Fat: 0g (0% fat); Cholesterol: 0mg; Carbohydrate: 19g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Protein: 0g; Sodium: 11mg
Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fruit

Preparation time:
5 minutes or less
Menu idea: This fun, fruity slushy tastes great with salads or sandwiches.
Cherry Freeze
At our local ice cream parlor they have a drink they call a "Freeze," which is a combination of a slushy and ice cream blended together. I love it! However, as usual, it is way too high in calories and sugars for me to enjoy on a regular basis. I created my own version and it is absolutely fantastic! 


(0.3 ounce) box sugar-free cherry gelatin mix (do not make as directed on box)


cup boiling water
2 cups low-fat frozen vanilla yogurt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Dissolve the gelatin in the boiling water.
Pour the gelatin into a blender and add 20 ice cubes and 1/2 cup cold water. Pulse until well blended. Stir in between pulses to mix the ingredients together. (Remember when making this drink that patience is a virtue. It takes time, but the end result is well worth the patience it takes to make.)
Add the frozen yogurt and vanilla. Continue pulsing and stirring until completely blended and creamy.
Serve immediately.
Yield: 4 (1-cup) servings
Calories: 62; Fat: 2g (23% fat); Cholesterol: 5mg; Carbohydrate: 7g; Dietary Fiber: 0g; Protein: 4g; Sodium: 105mg
Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 other carbohydrate, 1/2 fat
Preparation time:
15 minutes or less
Frozen Chocolate Mocha
I was so thrilled with my results when I came up with this drink. It tastes so fattening, but it's not. Life is so good!


teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder


individual packets Splenda
1/2 cup brewed coffee, at room temperature or chilled 1/3 cup low-fat frozen vanilla yogurt

Combine the cocoa powder, Splenda, coffee, and frozen yogurt in a blender. Add 4 ice cubes.
Cover and process on the highest speed for 1 to 2 minutes or until the ice is completely crushed and the drink is blended.
Put into a pretty glass.
Serve immediately.
Yield: 1 (1-cup) serving
Calories: 55; Fat: 1g (19% fat); Cholesterol: 3mg; Carbohydrate: 9g; Dietary Fiber: 0g; Protein: 3g; Sodium: 32mg
Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 other carbohydrate
For a Frozen Mocha: Follow the Frozen Chocolate Mocha recipe, but use only 2 packets of Splenda and eliminate the cocoa powder.
Calories: 44; Fat: 1g (20% fat); Cholesterol: 3mg; Carbohydrate: 7g; Dietary Fiber: 0g; Protein: 2g; Sodium: 32mg
Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 other carbohydrate
Preparation time:
3 minutes or less