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What are some healthy shake recipes for people with diabetes?

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Strawberry Banana Breakfast Smoothie, Blueberry Banana Breakfast Smoothie and Mango Mania Breakfast Smoothie are diabetes-friendly shake recipes, according to About.com. Low-fat yogurt, bananas and silken tofu give these shakes their smooth texture and are compatible with a diabetes diet.

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What are some healthy shake recipes for people with diabetes?
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Start each recipe by placing 1 cup of skim milk, 6 ounces of low-fat yogurt, 1 small 4-ounce banana, and 4 or 5 ice cubes in an electric blender. Depending on the flavor you prefer or fruit you have available, add 1 1/4 cup strawberries, 3/4 cup blueberries or 1/2 of a mango, and blend until smooth. Each smoothie contains 54 grams carbohydrate, 405 calories and 23 percent calories from fat.

Many standard recipes can be adapted for a diabetes diet, states Everyday Health. Cut fat in standard shake recipes by choosing low-fat or fat-free milk and yogurt. Eliminate the sugar found in conventional shakes by substituting artificial sweeteners such as Splenda or sweet spices such as cinnamon and vanilla extract. Finally, choose fresh or frozen fruit rather than canned fruit packed in sugary syrup. Some canned fruits are packed in water or in the fruit's own juices and are a good option if fresh or frozen fruit is not available.

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