Type II diabetes can be a devastating diagnosis with many repercussions, particularly in the diet department. The paleolithic diet is great for those with type II diabetes because it eliminates refined carbohydrates and processed foods, the main culprits when it comes to controlling blood sugar and insulin resistance. But don’t let the thought of cutting refined sugars out of your diet get you down; you can enjoy shakes low in simple carbohydrates, high in nutrients, proteins and fiber by choosing a Paleo shake recipe. The following are a few possibilities, but you can create many more by experimenting with your own favorite natural Paleo ingredients.
Blend one cup of almond milk with half of a cup of ice, one cup of water, one frozen banana and 1 1/2 cups of any combination of your favorite berries to make a great smoothie that is rich in antioxidants. Berries are especially good for diabetics as they deliver fiber and vitamins in a tiny, delicious package with all-natural sweetness.
Tea lovers, rejoice: You can have the flavor of your favorite herbal tea beverage in an icy cool form. Combine 1/4 cup of strong-brewed caffeine-free herbal tea with one cup of coconut cream, one teaspoon of maple syrup and one cup of crushed ice to create a special tea beverage that you are sure to enjoy.
Nuts are an great source of protein and healthy fats, both of which help to control blood sugar levels in Type II diabetics. Walnuts contain a healthy ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 fatty acids, and they make great additions to natural shakes and smoothies. This shake is made by blending one tablespoon of walnut butter with 10 frozen strawberries, one cup of coconut milk, and a teaspoon of maple syrup. It is the perfect treat for any occasion. You can replace walnut butter with any other healthy nut butter if you prefer the taste, however, you should not use peanut butter as peanuts are not nuts but actually legumes and do not offer the same health benefits as natural nuts.
The words “green smoothie” may conjure a certain image in your head. It likely includes leafy green vegetables, possibly some fruits and ice. This Key Lime Smoothie includes all of those ingredients, but it packs a surprising flavor that really satisfies. The juice of four key limes, the zests of two, and two cups of spinach leaves make a bright-green smoothie that is bursting with tropical flavor. Blend these ingredients with four ice cubes, one cup of almond milk, one frozen banana, one tablespoon of sunflower butter, and one pitted Medjool date for a delicious treat.
Some Paleo diet purists abstain from eating chocolate, but others will indulge occasionally in a dark chocolate treat that is void of soy lecithin and milk. A Grasshopper Shake, made by blending eight fresh mint leaves, one cup of coconut cream, 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder, one teaspoon of maple syrup and one cup of ice, is a special treat for those who crave something sweet. Refreshing, and reminiscent of classic ice cream sundaes, this shake could become an instant treat in your type II diabetes diet plan.
Medical Meals offers Glucose Stabilizer, a dietary supplement scientifically formulated to control blood sugar and insulin levels for those suffering from diabetes. This dietary supplement can be easily mixed in with each of the above diabetic smoothies and comes with a nutritional guide to help you effectively manage insulin and blood sugar levels.