Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – SESAME SUGAR SNAP PEAS

July 12, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Side Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week is a recipe for SESAME SUGAR SNAP PEAS. To make this week’s dish you’ll be needing Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Garlic, Sugar Snap Peas, Reduced Sodium Soy sauce, Sesame Oil, Red Pepper Flakes, Honey, and Sesame Seeds. The Dish is 90 calories and 8 net carbs per serving. The Recipe is from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

SESAME SUGAR SNAP PEAS
Ingredients

2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 lb. sugar snap peas, trimmed
1 Tbsp. reduced-sodium soy sauce
1/2 tsp. sesame seed oil (can use toasted sesame seed oil)
Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes or to taste
1 tsp. honey
1 Tbsp. toasted sesame seeds

Directions

1 – Place oven rack in highest position and preheat broiler.
2 – In mixing bowl, whisk together olive oil and garlic. Add snap peas and toss to coat well.
3 – On baking dish, place snap peas in single layer. Broil until tender, about 5-6 minutes.
4 – While peas are cooking, mix together soy sauce, sesame oil, pepper flakes and honey.
5 – After removing snap peas from oven, gently toss with soy sauce mixture. Garnish with sesame seeds.
6 – Serve hot or chilled as side dish. Hot is most common.

Recipe Yield: Makes 4 servings.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 90
Fat: 4 grams
Saturated Fat: .5 grams
Fiber: 3 grams
Sodium: 140 milligrams
Protein: 3 grams
Carbohydrates: 11 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/sesame-sugar-snap-peas

Appetizer of the Week – Black Bean Dip

July 11, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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Changing it up for Saturday’s Feature Post to Appetizer of the Week. I’ll be featuring different Appetizers that I come across, Enjoy! This week’s Appetizer of the Week is a Black Bean Dip. To make this week’s recipe you’ll need Low Sodium Black Beans, Garlic, Green Onions, Parsley, Roasted Red Peppers, Olive Oil, Chili Powder, Lime Juice, and Hot Pepper Sauce. This week’s recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Black Bean Dip
This dip is easy to pull off for a crowd because you can make a big batch of it. It’s relatively inexpensive to whip up and can be served on crusty bread, with chips or pretzels, fresh vegetables, or by itself.

Ingredients
1 can (15 ounces) low-sodium black beans, undrained
1 clove garlic
1/4 cup minced green onions
2 tablespoons minced parsley
1/4 cup roasted red pepper or pimientos
1 tablespoon tahini (sesame paste) or olive oil
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce

Directions
Yield: 10 servings
Serving size: 2 tablespoons

1 – Combine all ingredients in food processor or blender, process until smooth. Serve with vegetables, if desired.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 37 calories, Carbohydrates: 7 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 1 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 109 mg, Fiber: 2 g
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BLT Cukes

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I have 2nd Appetizer to pass along to everyone, BLT Cukes. These are made using Lettuce, Baby Spinach, Bacon, Tomato, Fat Free Mayonnaise, Black Pepper, Salt, and Cucumber. Plus these are only 26 calories and 1 net carb per serving! This recipe also comes from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

BLT Cukes
These appetizers, bursting with flavor, can be made and refrigerated up to 12 hours ahead of time. There are plenty of veggies packed into this small bite, plus irresistible bacon.

Ingredients
1/2 cup finely chopped lettuce
1/2 cup finely chopped baby spinach
3 slices bacon, crisp-cooked and crumbled
1/4 cup finely diced tomato
1 tablespoon plus ½ teaspoons fat-free mayonnaise
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 large cucumber
1 large cucumber

Directions
Yield: 8 to 10 pieces
Serving size: 1 piece

1. Combine lettuce, spinach, bacon, tomato, mayonnaise, pepper, and salt in medium bowl and mix well.

2. Peel cucumber, trim off ends, and cut in half lengthwise. Use spoon to scoop out seeds and discard the seeds.

3. Divide bacon mixture between cucumber halves, mounding in center. Garnish with parsley and cut into 2-inch pieces.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 26 calories, Carbohydrates: 2 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 3 mg, Sodium: 72 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snack/blt-cukes/

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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Chocolate Chip Angel Food Cake Kabobs with Strawberry Sauce

July 9, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is Chocolate Chip Angel Food Cake Kabobs with Strawberry Sauce. This incredible and Diabetic Friendly Dessert is made using Angel Food Cake Mix, Chocolate Chips, Strawberries, and Strawberry Sauce (recipe included). The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Chocolate Chip Angel Food Cake Kabobs with Strawberry Sauce
This delicate and colorful strawberry dessert is a fun twist on conventional kabobs. Perfect for your next garden party!

Ingredients
Kabobs:
1 package (16 ounces) angel food cake mix
1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
24 small fresh strawberries
Strawberry Sauce (recipe follows)
Strawberry Sauce:
1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon cornstarch

Directions
Yield: 8 servings
Serving size: 1 skewer with 2 tablespoons sauce

Kabobs:
1 – Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare cake mix according to package directions; stir chocolate chips into batter. Gently spoon batter into 3 (8 1/2 x 4 1/2-inch) loaf pans.

2 – Bake 28 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely in pans on wire racks. Remove from pans; wrap and freeze 2 cakes for another use. Cut third cake into 6 slices; gently tear or cut each slice into 4 pieces.

3 – Alternate 3 cake pieces and 3 strawberries on each of 8 wooden skewers. Serve with Strawberry Sauce.

Strawberry Sauce:
1 – Combine strawberries, sugar and lemon juice in small saucepan. Whisk water and cornstarch in small bowl until smooth and well blended; stir into strawberry mixture. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low; simmer 1 minute or until thickened, stirring constantly. Purée mixture using hand-held immersion blender or transfer mixture to food processor or blender; process until smooth.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 130 calories, Carbohydrates: 27 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 140 mg, Fiber: 2 g
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Savory Bread Pudding

July 9, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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I also have a Savory Bread Pudding recipe I’m passing along. This one is made using Olive Oil, Red Bell Pepper, Onion, Egg Whites, Low Fat Milk, Apple and Maple Chicken Sausage, Whole Wheat Bread, and Shredded Low Fat Cheddar Cheese. This recipe is also from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Savory Bread Pudding
The best of both worlds come together with this recipe for bread pudding; combining sweet apples, chicken and maple breakfast sausage for the ultimate fall flavor combo. A great dish if you’re attending a big family dinner or a potluck with friends, this recipe is sure to become a go-to this season!

Ingredients
1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 cup diced onion
3 large egg whites
2 cups low-fat (1%) milk
9 small links (6 ounces) fully cooked chicken, apple, and maple breakfast sausage, thinly sliced
8 slices whole wheat or multigrain bread, cut into 1-inch squares
1/2 cup shredded low-fat sharp Cheddar cheese

Directions
Yield:
6 servings

Serving size:
1/6 of recipe

Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat 11×7-inch baking dish or shallow casserole with nonstick cooking spray. Heat large skillet over medium heat until hot. Add oil, bell pepper, and onion. Cook 6 to 8 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; set aside.

Meanwhile, whisk together egg whites and milk in large bowl. Stir in sausage and bread; mix well. Add cooked vegetables; mix again. Transfer mixture to prepared baking dish, pressing down lightly. (At this point, dish may be covered and refrigerated up to 6 hours before baking.)

Bake, uncovered, 40 to 45 minutes or until puffed and center is set. Remove from oven. Sprinkle cheese over pudding. Return to oven; bake 2 minutes or until cheese melts slightly. Cut into 6 squares.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 224 calories, Carbohydrates: 23 g, Protein: 17 g, Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 34 mg, Sodium: 489 mg, Fiber: 3 g
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Diabetic Dish of the Week – Pork and Plum Kabobs

July 7, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dish of the Week | 1 Comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is – Pork and Plum Kabobs. Get the Grill fired up for this week’s recipe for Pork and Plum Kabobs. The Dish is made using Boneless Pork Loin Chops, Ground Cumin, Ground Cinnamon, Salt, Garlic Powder, Ground Red Pepper, Green Onions, Raspberry Fruit Spread, Orange Juice, and Plums. Sounds mighty good! The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Pork and Plum Kabobs
With the summer sun shining, there’s no better time to get out and get grilling! These juicy kabobs combine seasoned, slightly spicy pork with peak-season plums for a sweet and savory dish that can’t be beat. Pair with a crisp, cool salad for a perfect complement to barbecue season.

Ingredients
3/4 pound boneless pork loin chops (1 inch thick), trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/4 cup sliced green onions
1/4 cup raspberry fruit spread
1 tablespoon orange juice
3 plums or nectarines, pitted and cut into wedges

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 2 kabobs

1 – Place pork in large resealable food storage bag. Combine cumin, cinnamon, salt, garlic powder, and red pepper in small bowl; pour over pork. Seal bag; shake to coat meat with spices.

2 – Combine green onions, fruit spread, and orange juice in small bowl; set aside.

3 – Prepare grill for direct cooking. Alternately thread pork and plum wedges onto eight skewers.* Grill kabobs over medium heat 12 to 14 minutes or until meat is cooked through, turning once. Brush frequently with raspberry mixture during last 5 minutes of grilling.

*Note: If using wood skewers, soak in warm water 30 minutes to prevent burning.

Serving Suggestion: A crisp, cool salad makes a great accompaniment to these sweet grilled kabobs.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 191 calories, Carbohydrates: 17 g, Protein: 19 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 53 mg, Sodium: 183 mg, Fiber: 1 g
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Shrimp Spring Rolls with Tangy Citrus Sauce

July 7, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | 1 Comment
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For a 2nd Diabetic Dish I have a recipe for Shrimp Spring Rolls with Tangy Citrus Sauce. You’ll be using Spring Roll Skins, Water, Rice Sticks, Cucumber, Small Shrimp, Green Onions, Cilantro, Duck Sauce, Ginger, and fresh Orange Juice. This recipe is also from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Shrimp Spring Rolls with Tangy Citrus Sauce

Ingredients
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes.

4 eight-inch circular spring roll skins
Warm water
2 ounces rice sticks
1 small (6-inch) cucumber
8 small shrimp (50- to 60-per-pound size), cooked and peeled
2 green onions
Handful of fresh cilantro sprigs
1/4 cup prepared duck sauce
1 teaspoon minced ginger
1 tablespoon unsweetened or fresh orange juice

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 shrimp roll with about 1 tablespoon sauce

Dipping sauce:

1 – In a large pie pan or shallow casserole dish, place 1 spring roll skin so it lies flat. Pour in enough warm water to cover the skin by at least 1/2 inch. Allow it to soften about 2 minutes. Carefully transfer the skin, allowing excess water to drip off, to a serving plate. Repeat with each skin.

2 – Fill a 2-quart saucepan three-quarters full of water, place over medium heat, and bring to a boil. Add the rice sticks and cook approximately 3–5 minutes until softened. Drain well and allow to cool. Peel cucumber and cut off 1/2 inch from each end. Cut cucumber in half horizontally. Cut each half lengthwise into strips, about 1/2 inch thick; you will need 16 cucumber strips total for the rolls. (Store any extra cucumber in refrigerator if desired or discard.) Cut each shrimp in half, lengthwise, and set aside. Remove root end from green onions with a sharp knife. Cut a 4-inch segment from the white part of each onion, and split in half lengthwise. Combine all sauce ingredients in a small bowl and mix with a fork or small whisk.

3 – To make the spring rolls, start by placing approximately 1/4 cup drained rice sticks in a column in the center of each skin. Place 2 pieces of cut cucumber on either side of the rice sticks (4 pieces total per skin). Top rice sticks with 4 halves of shrimp, equally spaced, and top with half an onion segment and 2 sprigs of fresh cilantro. Beginning at one edge, parallel to the column of filling, fold the skin over the column. Fold the top and bottom of the skin toward the middle to enclose the filling. Roll from the center toward the final edge of the skin, using your fingers to center the filling as you roll. Serve immediately at room temperature, or chill if desired. Serve with dipping sauce.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 99 calories, Carbohydrates: 15 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 18 mg, Sodium: 37 mg, Fiber: 1 g
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Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Barley Risotto

July 5, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Side Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week is a Barley Risotto. To make this week’s dish you’ll be needing Canola Oil, Shallot, Pearled Barley, Vegetable Broth, Dry White Wine, Asparagus, Red Bell Pepper, Grated Parmesan Cheese, Salt and Pepper. There you have it! The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Barley Risotto
Swapping out the rice makes this recipe less expensive — and more flavorful!

Ingredients
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes.

1 1/2 tablespoons canola oil
1 large shallot, chopped
3/4 cup pearled barley
1 3/4 cup vegetable stock or no salt added chicken broth
1/4 cup dry white wine
1 bunch asparagus, trimmed of tough ends and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 red bell pepper
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 cup

1 – Heat canola oil in a pressure cooker. Add shallot and barley and cook, stirring constantly, about 3 minutes. Add stock and wine, secure lid on cooker and bring to high pressure. Cook for 15–20 minutes at high pressure. While barley is cooking, steam asparagus until tender-crisp. Cut bell pepper into thin, short strips. When barley cooking time is up, remove pressure cooker from stove and quick-release pressure. If risotto is a little soupy, cook uncovered for a few more minutes until liquid is reduced. Fold in asparagus, bell pepper, and Parmesan cheese. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 240 calories, Carbohydrates: 35 g, Protein: 10 g, Fat: 8 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 6 mg, Sodium: 417 mg, Fiber: 7 g
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It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – Chili Blanco

July 4, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Diabetes Self Management, It's Chili Soups or Stews Saturday | Leave a comment
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This week’s It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday Recipe is a Chili Blanco. Made using Vegetable Oil, Chicken Breast Halves, Onion, Great Northern White Beans, Ortega Diced Green Chilies, Chicken Broth, Jalapeños, Ground Cumin, Oregano, Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese, and Sour Cream. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Chili Blanco
Chili blanco, or white chili, is light in color, but heavy on flavor. Made with chicken, beans and lots of herbs and spices. Crank up the heat by adding more jalapeño.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, chopped
1 1/4 cups chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 (15-ounce) cans great Northern white beans, drained (3 1/2 cups)
1 (7-ounce) can ORTEGA Diced Green Chiles (1 cup)
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 to 2 tablespoons diced jalapeños
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 1/2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1/2 cup sour cream

Cooking Directions:
1 – Heat vegetable oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook for 5 to 6 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 to 3 minutes.
2 – Stir in beans, chiles, broth, jalapeños, cumin and oregano. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in cheese and sour cream. Cook just until cheese is melted.
Makes 6 servings.
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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Mixed Fruit Smoothie

July 2, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is a Mixed Fruit Smoothie. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Banana, Frozen Strawberries, Nonfat Dry Milk Powder, Apple Juice, Honey, and Crushed Ice. Cool down with a Smoothie! The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Mixed Fruit Smoothie
If you’re looking for a frosty treat to cool you down during these dog days of summer, you need look no further than this quick and easy Mixed Fruit Smoothie.

Ingredients
Preparation time: 10 minutes

1/2 medium banana
1/2 cup fresh or frozen strawberries (unsweetened)
1/4 cup nonfat dry milk powder
1/4 cup apple juice
1 tablespoon honey
1 cup crushed ice

Directions
Yield: 1 serving
Serving size: 1 recipe

1 – Place all ingredients in blender container. Blend on high until smooth.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 233 calories, Carbohydrates: 53 g, Protein: 7 g, Fat: <1 g, Saturated Fat: <1 g, Sodium: 98 mg, Fiber: 3 g, Calcium: 230 mg
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