Three diabetic-friendly drink recipes that are low in added sugars and can be enjoyed as part of a balanced diet

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Cucumber Mint Infused Water:


  • 1/2 cucumber, sliced
  • 5-6 fresh mint leaves
  • 4 cups of water
  • Ice cubes


  1. Place the cucumber slices and mint leaves in a pitcher.
  2. Pour water over the cucumber and mint.
  3. Stir well and refrigerate for at least 2 hours to allow the flavors to infuse.
  4. Serve chilled with ice cubes.

This infused water recipe adds refreshing flavors without any added sugars, making it a great choice for hydration.

Berry and Spinach Smoothie:


  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries (such as strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)
  • 1 cup fresh spinach leaves
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt (unsweetened)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • Ice cubes


  1. Place the frozen mixed berries, spinach leaves, yogurt, almond milk, and chia seeds (if using) in a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth and well combined.
  3. Add ice cubes and blend again to reach your preferred consistency if desired.
  4. Pour into a glass and enjoy.

This smoothie is packed with fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants from the berries and spinach. Greek yogurt provides protein while keeping the sugar content low.

Iced Green Tea with Lemon:



  1. Bring water to a boil in a saucepan.
  2. Remove from heat and add the green tea bags.
  3. Allow the tea bags to steep for 3-5 minutes, then remove them from the water.
  4. Let the brewed tea cool to room temperature, then refrigerate until chilled.
  5. Once chilled, stir in the lemon juice.
  6. Serve over ice cubes.

Green tea is a great low-sugar beverage choice and is known for its potential health benefits. Adding a squeeze of lemon provides a refreshing citrus flavor.

Individual dietary needs may vary, so it's important to consider your health condition and consult with a healthcare professional or registered dietitian for personalized advice.


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