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Low glycemic cranberry soda recipe
/ Jul 10th, 2012 1:10 am     A+ | a-
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Here's a great alternative to sugary sodas for Diabetics and fitness minded people. It's a soda pop made from pure cranberry juice. Pure juices are expensive, but still affordable when you mix them with these directions:
  • 4 ounces pure cranberry juice (I use R.W. Knudsen brand)
  • 1 tablespoon agave syrup
  • 6 ounces club soda
Mix together the cranberry juice in a 16 to 20 ounce glass. Add the soda and finish with ice cubes. The soda has only 20 grams of sugar compared to 41 in a can of Pepsi. More importantly, 16 of the 20 grams of sugar in my cranberry soda comes from real agave syrup which has a low glycemic index of 27. The remaining 6 grams comes from the cranberry juice at a medium to low glycemic index of 53. Anything below 55 is considered safe for diabetics. High fructose corn syrup, by comparison, has a glycemic index of 89. You can use any low sugar or low glycemic fruit juice as an alternative too. I prefer pure juices without added sugar. Give this one a try and visit www.friendthatcooks.com if you need additional help managing your Diabetic diet, food allergy or fitness program with our Weekly Meal Prep cooking service. One of our talented chefs in Kansas City or Wichita will do the shopping, cooking and clean up in half a day each week, and leave your refrigerator stocked with delicious meals to reheat to get you through the whole week!
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