Diane's Diabetic-Kicking Bloody Mary

Tomatoes contain lycopene which is an antioxidant.  Antioxidants help protect the cells.  

In addition, lycopene helps to raise good cholesterol levels while helping to decrease

bad cholesterol levels.  They are also a great source of many nutrients, including Vitamin

C and Vitamin K.  Really important is that tomato juice helps to make the blood of

a diabetic less acidic.  When you top that with the spices, this drink is a real winner

to consume daily or every other day!

2 large round tomatoes, unpeeled, chopped
2 cups pure tomato juice, slightly frozen if you have time
2 celery stalks, chopped
1 tsp sugar, optional 
1 tsp cumin

1/2 tsp oregano

1/2 tsp thyme

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 cup ice

Add all but the ice to a blender and blend for a few seconds.
Pour into beautiful glass and add ice.  Optional garnishes are lime slices, olives, and celery leaves.


Optional if you are not an alcoholic:   Of course, on one day you may add 2 tbs. Vodka

Note:  Always use organic when possible.

Do not store fresh tomatoes in the refrigerator, in fact, this can turn the flesh mealy and reduce the flavor. Instead, store in a cool, dry place.

Peach Strawberry Smoothie

1 cup organic milk
2 tbs Chobani vanilla yogurt
½ cup frozen peaches
½ cup strawberries, fresh or frozen (if fresh, make sure they are organic)
⅛ tsp powdered ginger
⅛ tsp powdered cinnamon or a bit more
2 tsp whey protein powder
Crushed ice

Add milk, yogurt, protein powder, ginger, and cinnamon to a blender and blend until well blended.
Add the peaches and strawberries and pulse a couple of times.  
Add the crushed ice, as desired, and blend till slushy.


Note:  Always use organic when possible

NUTRITION (per serving) 150 cals, 2 g fat, 1 g sat fat, 73 mg sodium, 26.5 g carbs, 24 g sugars, 2 g fiber, 9 g protein


"We are indeed much more than what we eat, but what we eat can nevertheless help us to be much more than what we are.”---Adelle Davis, Author and nutritionist

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