Sunday, January 31, 2016

Green Smoothie, Oats and Egg Whites for diabetic breakfast

This recipe makes a vivid green, fragrant beverage. By whirling the whole vegetables and fruits into a smoothie rather than juice, you’re still getting the full nutritional benefit of each, including all of the fiber. Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 5 minutes (for brewing tea)

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 1/4 cups

Calories :            80
Carbohydrate:   19 g
Protein                2 g
Fat                      0.5 g
Saturated Fat      0 g
Sugars              15 g
Dietary Fiber     2 g
Cholesterol        0 mg
Sodium            15 mg
Potassium     370 mg


1 1/4 cups frozen mango cubes
1 cup chopped unpeeled English cucumber
1 cup packed fresh baby spinach or chopped chard
3/4 cup unsweetened jasmine green tea (made with 1 tea bag) or filtered water, chilled
2 Tbsp packed fresh mint leaves
Juice of 1/2 small lemon (1 Tbsp)
2 tsp fresh lime juice
1 tsp grated fresh gingerroot 


Purée all ingredients in a blender until smooth. 
Pour into 2 large beverage glasses and enjoy.
Choices: 1 Fruit, 1 Nonstarchy Vegetable 

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