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Summer Treat for the Diabetic

Posted Nov 04 2009 10:02pm

It is really hot this summer. A common sight this time is: hoards and hoards of melons and mangoes in the marketplace, vendors selling cold lemonade and butter milk on the streets and people pouring into ice cream parlors and juice corners. You just walk out and you will find lots of things to keep you cool.

When my husband is back home from a stroll, all he needs is a refreshing glass of drink. He is a diabetic and cannot have the usual stuff.

So I make him a quick healthy juice that is not only refreshing but also very healthy.

I am sure many other diabetics would want to know what they can drink to beat the heat.

So here is a list of juices that a diabetic can have.

Tomato Juice (Serves 1)

Ingredients

  • One ripe tomato
  • 1/2 tsp sugar free powder
  • 1/4 tsp black salt
  • 1/4 tsp chat masala

Method

  • Wash tomato in a clean water
  • Grind it in a mixer with all ingredeints
  • Strain the juice by passing through sieve
  • Serve chilled

Jaljira Pani (Serves 1)

Ingredients

  • One tsp of mint paste
  • One tsp of coriander paste
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp sugar free powder
  • 3/4 tsp of jaljira powder ( here i used everest brand)

Method

  • Mix all the ingredients in enough water
  • Strain the mixture by passing through sieve
  • Serve chilled

Plantain Stem Juice (Serves 1)

Ingredients

  • One piece of plantain stem
  • 1/4 cup fresh curd
  • 1/2 tsp roasted jeera powder
  • Salt to taste

Method

  • Cut plantain stem into small pieces by removing the thread like fibre
  • Put it in a bowl containing 1 table spoon butter milk to retain the colour of the stem
  • Remove the pieces from the butter milk
  • Grind it in the mixi with curd, salt and enough water
  • Strain the mixture by passing through sieve
  • Add jeera powder
  • Serve chilled

P.s. You can add few drops of lemon juice to give your juice a sour taste

Cucumber Juice (Serves 1)

Ingredients

  • Half cucumber
  • 1/4 tsp hing
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp pepper powder
  • Mint leaves for garnishing

Method

  • Peel off the skin of the cucumber and cut it into small Pieces
  • Grind it in a mixer with enough water
  • Strain the mixture by passing through sieve
  • Add hing, salt, lemon juice and pepper powder
  • Garnish with mint leaves and serve chilled

Amla Juice(Serves 1)

Ingredients

  • Half cup of butter milk
  • Half amla
  • 1/2 tsp chat masala
  • Salt to taste

Method

  • Grind amla in the mixi to a smooth paste
  • Add butter milk, salt and chat masala to the ground paste
  • Add enough water and strain the mixture by passing through sieve
  • Serve chilled

Spicy Masala Butter Milk( Serves 1)

Ingredients

  • Half cup of fresh curd
  • Half cup of water
  • A small piece of green chilli
  • A small piece of ginger
  • 1/2 tsp hing
  • 1/2 tsp roasted jeera powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • Few curry leaves
  • Few coriander leaves

Method

  • Grind green chilly, ginger, salt, hing and curd in a mixer
  • Add enough water and jeera powder
  • stir well
  • Garnish with curry leaves and coriander leaves
  • Serve chilled

It is really hot this summer. A common sight this time is: hoards and hoards of melons and mangoes in the marketplace, vendors selling cold lemonade and butter milk on the streets and people pouring into ice cream parlors and juice corners. You just walk out and you will find lots of things to keep you cool.

When my husband is back home from a stroll, all he needs is a refreshing glass of drink. He is a diabetic and cannot have the usual stuff.

So I make him a quick healthy juice that is not only refreshing but also very healthy.

I am sure many other diabetics would want to know what they can drink to beat the heat.

So here is a list of juices that a diabetic can have.

Tomato Juice (Serves 1)

Ingredients

  • One ripe tomato
  • 1/2 tsp sugar free powder
  • 1/4 tsp black salt
  • 1/4 tsp chat masala

Method

  • Wash tomato in a clean water
  • Grind it in a mixer with all ingredeints
  • Strain the juice by passing through sieve
  • Serve chilled

Jaljira Pani (Serves 1)

Ingredients

  • One tsp of mint paste
  • One tsp of coriander paste
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp sugar free powder
  • 3/4 tsp of jaljira powder ( here i used everest brand)

Method

  • Mix all the ingredients in enough water
  • Strain the mixture by passing through sieve
  • Serve chilled

Plantain Stem Juice (Serves 1)

Ingredients

  • One piece of plantain stem
  • 1/4 cup fresh curd
  • 1/2 tsp roasted jeera powder
  • Salt to taste

Method

  • Cut plantain stem into small pieces by removing the thread like fibre
  • Put it in a bowl containing 1 table spoon butter milk to retain the colour of the stem
  • Remove the pieces from the butter milk
  • Grind it in the mixi with curd, salt and enough water
  • Strain the mixture by passing through sieve
  • Add jeera powder
  • Serve chilled

P.s. You can add few drops of lemon juice to give your juice a sour taste

Cucumber Juice (Serves 1)

Ingredients

  • Half cucumber
  • 1/4 tsp hing
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp pepper powder
  • Mint leaves for garnishing

Method

  • Peel off the skin of the cucumber and cut it into small Pieces
  • Grind it in a mixer with enough water
  • Strain the mixture by passing through sieve
  • Add hing, salt, lemon juice and pepper powder
  • Garnish with mint leaves and serve chilled

Amla Juice(Serves 1)

Ingredients

  • Half cup of butter milk
  • Half amla
  • 1/2 tsp chat masala
  • Salt to taste

Method

  • Grind amla in the mixi to a smooth paste
  • Add butter milk, salt and chat masala to the ground paste
  • Add enough water and strain the mixture by passing through sieve
  • Serve chilled

Spicy Masala Butter Milk( Serves 1)

Ingredients

  • Half cup of fresh curd
  • Half cup of water
  • A small piece of green chilli
  • A small piece of ginger
  • 1/2 tsp hing
  • 1/2 tsp roasted jeera powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • Few curry leaves
  • Few coriander leaves

Method

  • Grind green chilly, ginger, salt, hing and curd in a mixer
  • Add enough water and jeera powder
  • stir well
  • Garnish with curry leaves and coriander leaves
  • Serve chilled
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