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REFRESHING STRAWBERRY LEMONADE

3 cups water1 1/2 cups Splenda Granulated8 to 10 lemons (to make 2 cups juice)1 pint fresh strawberries, halved (or frozen sugar-free, thawed)1 liter sparkling waterlemon slices for garnishfresh mint leaves for garnish, if desired Bring the 3 cups of water and the Splenda to a boil in a 2-quart saucepan.  Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring often, until Splenda is …

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CHOCOLATE GANACHE TARTS

Well…..12 hours from now I will be living it up at my kids’ school…..dancing the night away at the annual “Blizzard Ball”. Are you jealous? Typically, I’d be trying to think of any which way to get Jorden to take them instead of me…..but to be perfectly honest, tonight I’m kind of looking forward to it! It’s a night out, …

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DIABETIC SNOW CONE

1 cup Splenda granulated1 cup water1 regular pkg unsweetened drink mix (ie Kool Aid), your choice of flavor/color Mix the Splenda, water, and drink mix together until mixed well and Splenda is totally dissolved; freeze until solid. To make snow cone, remove from freezer and run through an ice crusher.

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BERRY-BANANA SMOOTHIE

NOTE: This recipe will work for some diabetics and not for some. Use your own judgement as you are the one who knows what your body can handle. 2 cups low-fat milk (1%)1 ripe banana, sliced1/2 cup Splenda Granulated1 pkg (0.13-oz) Strawberry Flavored Unsweetened Drink Mix2 cups ice cubes Place all ingredients in a blender container and process until smooth; …

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BLUEBERRY BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE

Note: This is a meal replacement! Yes, the carbs are high but blueberries are very healthy. Also, I only count carbs in relation to protein – at least 1/3 as many protein grams and carb grams. This well exceeds that with basically half as many protein grams as carbs. Remember, cinnamon is a blood sugar stabilizer so make that a …

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SPLENDA BANANA STRAWBERRY SHAKE

1 large ripe banana, sliced5 pkts Splenda 1/2 cup low-fat milk1 1/4 cups frozen unsweetened strawberries Put all ingredients into a blender container.  Blend on medium until smooth. To serve pour into two glasses.  Garnish with a strawberry, if desired.   Note: File Photo

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JAMUN JUICE / JAMUN DRINK / BLACK PLUM JUICE / BLACK BERRY JUICE

Jamun, a summer fruit, is full of iron, folic acid, potassium, calcium. Vitamin A&C are found in abundant in this tiny fruit. It helps in increasing hemoglobin count, relieves constipation, arthritis, acidity.My kids don’t like to eat Jamun so am I. I find it very difficult to swallow because of its typical trait. Neither I like it’s taste. But when nature …

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MASALA DOODH / DRY-FRUIT MILK / MASALA MILK

Masala doodh or Spiced milk is a unique blend made from nuts, couple of spices and saffron.This is also a great way to sneak in some healthy nuts and saffron along with milk into our diet. The presence of nuts in the masala powder helps to enrich the milk with added health benefits. Its flavor, aroma and taste are ethereal …

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PAAN SHAKE / PAAN DRINK / BETEL LEAVES DRINK / BETEL LEAVES SHAKE

Betel leaves, from  using it in prayers and religious ceremonies to eating it in the form of a ‘paan’, betel leaves contain many curative and healing health benefits. The leaves are full of vitamins like vitamin C, thiamine, niacin and many more. It has many medicinal values from giving relief from constipation, gastric pain, diabetes. It even eases bronchitis, relieves …

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PINEAPPLE MOJITO

Mojito is a perfect drink that is served during hot summer months which is incredibly easy to make. This homemade Pineapple mojito will beat the ones served at famous outlets like KFC. INGREDIENTS For 1 glass of pineapple Mojito you require:1 tsp sugar1/2 lemon (cut into 4 wedges)3-4 cubes of pineapple 3-4 mint leaves1/4 cup pineapple juice1/2 cup sprite / limca …

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