Busy People's Low-Carb Cookbook
Appetizers & Snacks | Soups & Salads | Entrées | Sides | Desserts | Beverages
Frozen Strawberry Virgin Daiquiri
I was elated at how wonderfully delicious, smooth, fruity, and refreshing this turned out. I'm equally as thrilled at how much money I will be able to save making them at home at a fraction of the cost they are at restaurants.

8

ounces frozen no-sugar-added strawberries

1-1/2

cups sugar-free lemonade
1 tablespoon fat-free dessert whipped topping 10-12 individual serving size packets Splenda

Put strawberries, lemonade, dessert topping, and Splenda into blender.
Cover. Turn blender on highest speed for 1-2 minutes or until beverage is smooth and creamy.
Serve immediately in glasses.
For a fancier presentation, dip the rim of the glass in a plate of water. Then dip the wet rimmed glass into Splenda granular. The Splenda will cling to the top of the rim of the glass.
Yield: 2-1/2 (1-cup) servings
Calories: 57; Fat: 0g (0% fat); Cholesterol: 0mg; Carbohydrate: 14g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Protein: 0g; Sodium: 9mg; Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fruit.
 
Preparation time:
3 minutes or less
Menu idea: Great for special dinners or luncheons. Because the primary ingredient is strawberries, I consider this a fruit serving for the day as well. I really can't think of a meal this wouldn't taste good with.
Coconut Cream Smoothie
This terrific smoothie makes a wonderful breakfast on the run, especially on mornings when the weather is hot.

2

cups fat-free low-carb milk

2

cups ice - about 14 ice cubes
1 teaspoon coconut imitation flavoring - found near vanilla 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup fat-free dessert whipped topping 3 tablespoons Splenda granular
1/2 tablespoon shredded coconut    

In blender, put milk, ice, coconut flavoring, vanilla, dessert whipped topping, Splenda and coconut.
Cover. Turn on blender on highest speed for about 2 to 3 minutes or until smooth and creamy. You may have to turn blender off occasionally and press ice cubes down to ensure there are no chunks of ice remaining.
Yield: 5 (1 cup) servings
Calories: 62; Fat: 0g (0% fat); Cholesterol: 2mg; Carbohydrate: 7g; Dietary Fiber: 0g; Protein: 5g; Sodium: 94mg; Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 skim milk.
 
Preparation time:
3 minutes or less
Menu idea: If you want a little extra protein just eat a slice of lunchmeat or hardboiled egg along with it. However, I find 2 servings (16 ounces total) of this for breakfast is satisfying and filling enough.
Cold Cappuccino Frothy
Each time I create a recipe I grade it. This one got an A+. Try it and I know you'll know why.

2

cups coffee - not hot

14

ice cubes
1/8 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 1/2 cup fat free frozen vanilla no sugar added frozen yogurt
7 individual serving size packets Splenda 2 tablespoons fat-free non-dairy liquid creamer
1 teaspoon powdered cocoa    

Put coffee, ice, pumpkin pie spice, yogurt, Splenda, creamer, and cocoa in blender.
Cover. Turn blender on highest speed and process for 1 minute or until frothy.
Yield: 3 (1-cup) servings
Calories: 65; Fat: 0g (0% fat); Cholesterol: 1mg; Carbohydrate: 13g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Protein: 2g; Sodium: 27mg; Diabetic Exchanges: 1 other carbohydrate.
 
Total preparation time:
  4minutes or less
Menu idea: This refreshing drink is a nice change instead of hot coffee for breakfast on a hot day. The Sunrise Soufflé with only 12 carbs on page 22 of Busy People's Slow Cooker Cookbook would be good with it too, and the goodness is the slow cooker won't heat up your house. Just start it the night before so the soufflé is ready when you wake up. Now isn't that nice?
Cinnamon and Spice Coffee
Now here's a special coffee you can deliver if you want to treat someone special to coffee in bed. This is a flavorful favorite.

2

cups fresh brewed hot coffee

1/8

teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
5 individual serving size packets Splenda 2 tablespoons fat-free non-dairy liquid creamer
  Dash of cinnamon    

In a large 2-cup mug, stir together hot coffee with pumpkin pie spice, Splenda, creamer, and cinnamon.
Serve hot.
Yield: 1 (mug=2-cup sized) serving
Calories: 27; Fat: 0g (0% fat); Cholesterol: 0mg; Carbohydrate: 6g; Dietary Fiber: 0g; Protein: 0g; Sodium: 2mg; Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 other carbohydrate.
 
Total preparation time:
  3 minutes or less