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Delicious, nutritious recipes with the benefits of Glucerna

We all know that a healthy, balanced diet is vital in helping manage diabetes and living well.1 Managing our blood glucose levels while still meeting our daily nutritional requirements can be tricky, especially when we are juggling busy lifestyles. This is when adding Glucerna into your diabetes meal plans can be of great value.

Banana, date and walnut porridge

Porridge is a comfort food classic with the health benefits of wholegrain oats. This one has the added flavour, texture and goodness of Glucerna, banana, dates and walnuts.

Prep time:  15 minutes

Makes: 2 serves

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup water
  • 4 scoops of Glucerna
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 medium banana, sliced
  • 4 dates, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons honey (see tip, below)
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts

Method:

  1. In a small bowl, combine Glucerna with ¼ cup water. Stir well until mixed. Set aside.
  2. Combine oats, water, banana and dates in a saucepan and bring to the boil.
  3. Reduce heat and simmer gently for around 5 minutes until porridge thickens.
  4. Stir in Glucerna and heat through (do not boil).
  5. Spoon into bowls, drizzle with honey and top with walnuts.

Tips:

  • Pure floral honey varieties such as Iron bark, red gum, stringy bark, yapunya and yellow box have a low glycemic index (GI); more common blended honeys have a medium GI.
  • Try an oat and barley mix porridge to lower the GI and increase fibre.
  • Add a pinch of nutmeg for added flavour.

Nutrition content per serve:

Energy: 1466kJ (350 cal)
Protein:  9g
Carbohydrate: 42g
Saturated fat:  1g
Fibre: 8g

 

Glucerna is formulated especially for the nutritional needs of people with diabetes or with impaired glucose tolerance.2,3 When used as part of a diabetes management plan, nutritious and delicious Glucerna can help you better manage your blood glucose.2,3

We’ve put together a range of great tasting recipes above which will assist you in preparing nourishing breakfasts, main meals, snacks and desserts, with the added benefits of Glucerna. You can indulge in some of the foods you love, knowing you are getting the vitamins and minerals you need every day while managing your blood glucose levels.

References:

  1. Diabetes Australia. Eating Well. Available at: https://www.diabetesaustralia.com.au/eating-well. Accessed 28 October 2018.
  2. Devitt A et al. J Diabetes Res Clin Metab 2012;1(20):2.
  3. Abbott Nutrition. Data on file.
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