Diabetes is a serious condition that affects more than 30 million people in the US alone and a staggering 84 million more may have prediabetes. Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes are chronic illnesses that deal with blood sugar levels. In order to understand diabetes, it’s important to know that it starts with the food we eat. Foods that are given a high score on the glycemic index scale will spike blood glucose levels rapidly. (2) Foods that are given a lower score have a lower impact on blood glucose levels. When blood glucose levels spike, insulin is needed to transport the glucose from the blood to cells in our body. Health issues arise when high levels of glucose stay in the blood stream.
If not managed properly, diabetes can lead to serious and life-threatening complications. Some of these complications include nerve damage, kidney damage, heart disease, eye damage, impaired hearing, serious skin conditions, and even Alzheimer’s disease. (3)
Type 1 vs. Type 2 Diabetes
Type 1 Diabetes – A person with type 1 diabetes does not produce insulin. Unfortunately, type 1 diabetes cannot be prevented or cured. A person living with type 1 diabetes is required to have insulin injected into the body regularly.
Type 2 Diabetes – People with type 2 diabetes can easily manage their condition through exercise and proper diet. Unlike individuals with type 1 diabetes, people with type 2 diabetes are still able to produce insulin. Their bodies simply don’t make enough of it or have difficulty using it.
Either way, maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly, and consuming highly nutritious food that doesn’t spike blood sugar levels is key to prevention and management of diabetes.
Individuals who are diagnosed with diabetes or prediabetes will greatly benefit from consuming this low sugar protein drink since it doesn’t spike blood glucose levels. The ingredients for this drink score low in the glycemic index scale. In fact, anyone looking to improve or maintain good health should consume this drink on a regular basis. There are only trace amounts of sugar which come from four different types of berries; raspberries, strawberries, blueberries and blackberries.
If you’re looking for an easy and convenient recipe to add to your list of protein drink staples, this recipe will not disappoint you. All the ingredients are cheap and can be found in any grocery store. A single serving only takes 5 minutes to prepare but those who measure out their ingredients beforehand can create a smoothie in much less time.
The directions are very straightforward. Add ½ a cup of very cold water, ½ a cup of heavy cream, 1 cup of frozen mixed berries, ½ a teaspoon of ground cinnamon, ½ a scoop of vanilla whey protein powder (isolate or concentrate), liquid stevia (optional), and ¼ a cup of ice in a blender and blend. Make sure that all the ingredients are mixed well and serve immediately.
This high-protein mixed berry drink is nutritious, refreshing, and will help keep blood sugar levels low. Anyone who consumes this recipe will be able to gain many health benefits and appreciate its awesome flavors. Trust us, you’ll be hooked from the very first sip!
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- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 1x
½ cup very cold water
½ cup heavy cream
1 cup frozen mixed berries (raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries)
½ tsp ground cinnamon
½ scoop (½ oz) vanilla protein powder
liquid stevia to taste (optional)
¼ cup ice
- Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Serve immediately.