DIABETIC SMOOTHIE RECIPES EBOOK REVIEW 19


Diabetes is a disease that is growing with the modern days, because the way of life of these days are making people more sedentary and are getting used to having fast foods on the go because we don´t have time to have a proper meal in the lunchtime, and sometimes when we leave work it is late or we are too tire to get home and prepare a meal.

Do you know what diabetes is?

When you have high levels of glucose in your blood persistently, this is diabetes. It can be because your body produces too much glucose because you have low insulin production (insulin metabolize glucose) or you have a resistant to insulin. All these conditions can make you get diabetes.

Why can you get this disease?

Obesity is one of the reasons, high intake of sugars, like high fructose, is another, and to be sedentary. If you don´t do exercise with regularity, are used to have fast foods or processed foods, and if you are a can soda or packet juice drinker (this two kind of beverages have high levels of sugar like high fructose) have a big probability of having diabetes or pre-diabetes.

What are the symptoms?

  • Urinate very frequently.
  • People are always thirsty and hunger.
  • Unexplained weight loss.
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Loss of visual acuity
  • On men sexual impotence
  • On woman loss of menstruation
  • Become irritable.

How many people have diabetes?

30 % of adults or more may have pre-diabetes, and most of those people don´t know they have this condition.

In the USA are about 30 million people that have diabetes, and about 8 million people are undiagnostic. Every year 1.4 million new cases are reported in the USA.

This is a very high spread disease, one that doesn´t have a cure, you can only control it if you have it, and is a very costly condition and can be mortal if it is not controlled.

When I hear Smoothie I think in a beverage that has fruits, ice, and dairy. I found an e-book that has several smoothie recipes for diabetic people, and when I read it I found some combinations that I would never have thought of myself, like smoothies with leafy greens. Here is an example of a  smoothie that meets the requirements for diabetics consumption:

GREENIE GREEN SMOOTHIE

Serves: 2

Smoothie

Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 large ripe green pear
  • 1 large ripe green apple
  • A handful of fresh mint
  • 1 cup of fresh kale or spinach
  • 15 chilled green or Moscato grapes
  • Stevia to taste or Truvia to taste
  • 2 – 3 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Ice cubes as required

Method:

  1. Remove the hard ribs and stems of Kale. Chop the Kale.
  2. Peel the pear and chop into pieces. Rinse mint and chop.
  3. Core and chop the apple into pieces
  4. Add mint, kale, pear, water, apple, grapes, Stevia, lime juice and cinnamon into a blender. Blend for 30 – 40 seconds or until smooth.
  5. Add ice and blend again. Add more water if you desire a smoothie of thinner consistency.
  6. Pour into tall glasses. Sprinkle some cinnamon on top.
  7. Garnish with thin apple slices and serve.

 

DIABETIC SMOOTHIE RECIPES EBOOK REVIEW

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What is it?

This is an e-book with lots of delicious smoothies that diabetic people can enjoy, and also these smoothies are a wonderful way to have a very healthy meal with lots of vitamins and fiber.

Who is it for?

For all people that love smoothies and especially people with diabetes or pre-diabetes condition, they will love a cold smoothie that can be packed with vitamins and minerals, and all these recipes have a very low glycemic level (low sugar).

How does it help?

If you use the recipes found in this e-book you will have healthier meals and people with diabetes that needs to have a very strict diet and have to consume low-level glycemic meals can make the smoothies presented here without worrying about glycemic levels of the smoothies.

Pros:

  • Very easy to follow instructions to make the smoothies
  • Easy to find ingredients
  • A lot of combinations for making a lot of kinds of smoothies.
  • Low glycemic levels recipes
  • You can make your own combinations with the ingredients found here.

Cons:

  • No images of the recipes.

Why do I recommend it?

Diabetic Smoothie Recipes e-book really surprised me, I had never heard of leafy greens smoothies, like kale or spinach. These recipes can be used by the general people, not only the diabetics because these are healthy beverages that are packed with a lot of vitamins and minerals and are low in sugar. The use of Stevia is a nice touch since I think is the best sugar replacement because is a natural product that doesn´t have any side effects, doesn´t have calories and doesn´t up to the glycemic levels. A must have if you are diabetic or pre-diabetic.

Overall rating

4.5 out of 5

You can buy it here.


About Ruben

I was born in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico. I am an Electronic Engineer and father of three beautiful kids, two males and one female. I like movies, tv series and console games. I am an entrepreneur and blogger and I want to help people to realize their dreams.

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19 thoughts on “DIABETIC SMOOTHIE RECIPES EBOOK REVIEW

  • Irma

    Thank you for posting this! I am always looking for more green smoothie recipes, since green vegetables have chlorophyll and my body seems to thrive on it! I am not a fan of kale by itself, but it is great in smoothies where I can hide the flavor with the pear. Great post!

  • Owain

    Hi Ruben,

    I am not diabetic but it is good to know what causes it so thank you for the informational post. I do exercise regularly, or rather my work keeps me super busy. I do eat some process foods Andy the occasional fast food. I do need to cut them out and I hope that I haven’t had too many

    I like smoothies as well and will try this recipe. Thanks very much.

    • Ruben Post author

      These recipes can be use by everybody. These smoothies are very healthy and not only diabetic people can benefit from them. I´m glad you found useful the information.

  • Steve

    I understand diabetes is a growing problem in our society today. As you said, with a more sedentary lifestyle and all the “junk” in our food, you really have to be careful. You have a great outline for things to watch out for, processed foods, sugar, etc. Exercising regularly and eating healthy is definitely the way to go. I have a green smoothie everyday for breakfast, but I am always looking for variety, so I will certainly give your recipe a try. Adding mint and/or cinnamon is an interesting twist. I would love to check out the eBook. I am always looking for ways to improve my diet and get more greens. Thanks so much for this information.

    • Ruben Post author

      I also have another post about juicing to weightloss, and I think both ways, juicing and smoothies, are great ways to have our daily share of green vegetables in a very tasty way

  • David Donahue

    I don’t think you can go wrong with smoothies either from vegetables or fruits. I like to make them and am always looking to try a new one. Your diabetic smoothie e book can help alot of people who are pre diabetic or living with the illness. Great post and well written!

    • Ruben Post author

      Yes, these smoothies recipes are great for everybody, but in the case of diabetic or pre diabetic people, I think it is a must, if not this e-book, any recipes book that aims to control diabetes.

  • Matthew Owen

    My Nephew is diabetic and he came to my house for lunch last week and I couldn’t belive the things he couldn’t eat, im not that knowledgeable about diabetics but this could be a treat for when he comes round next, thanks

    • Ruben Post author

      Well, next time your nephew visits you, now you can offer him a very tasty and healthy smoothie, but even if you are not diabetic I advice you to try this recipe or any other from this e-book, because they are very healthy smoothies that can benefit anyone that consume them.

  • osbenson

    This is a wonderful post and I love smoothie recipes. I don’t know some of the ingredients you wrote about but I will try and find them. I don’t have diabetes but I always love healthy beverages that are packed with a lot of vitamins and minerals and are low in sugar. I will see how I can get this e-book on Amazon. Great job.

    • Ruben Post author

      Thanks. We must keep our self aware of the dangers fo fast foods and processed foods and the lack of vegetables, specially the green ones, in our diet. This is a great way to have leafy greens in our diet.

  • Cesar

    Those numbers are high in regards to how many people have pre-diabities and how many people are unaware they have it. Looking through the smoothies, they sure don’t sound delicious. However, what should people expect? Typically things for conditions aren’t exactly pleasant. I see that the book is very cheap, so it’s affordable for everyone and it could really help people out.

    • Ruben Post author

      You should give it a try, there is the misconception that leafy greens taste bad, all I can tell you that it depends on your perception and how you prepare them. I am not a Kale fan, I prefer Spinachs, but if you mix Kale with some fruits the taste of the fruits will cover the kale taste. The same applies to all leafy greens, and, believe me, they are not that bad. Haven´t you ever eat, for example, an omelette made of egg whites and spinach? Its a very healthy breakfast and is also delicious.

  • My Blog Secrets

    Thank you for this detailed review. I just found the perfect gift!! It’s funny how sometimes you’re looking for a certain product and the internet ocean takes you to a better product you didn’t know exists. Thanks again for sharing! Great reading

  • Kevon

    Yum. When I first saw the Greenie Green Smoothie, I thought it would be yuck. But then, after reading the ingredients, I realized that it would actually be delicious. Grapes, pears, apples and mint are all delicious ingredients. And I’m sure they will cover the taste of ths spinach/kale. Thanks for sharing this recipe. And for just $0.99 you could get an entire recipe book? Wow. Sounds great.

    Thanks

    Kevon

    • Ruben Post author

      I hope you try this recipe, is a very healthy way of having our share of leafy greens, and if you dont like Kale you can change it for Spinach. This is a very useful e-book that can help you to learn different ways to combine healthy ingredients that even diabetic people can consume.