5 Easy Diabetic Recipes For Warm Drinks Winter

During the holiday season, make a great impression with these 5 easy diabetic recipes for warm drinks in winter. The cold weather brings out the desire to drink something that warms the body and soul. In this day and age of commercial over-usage of sugar and corn syrup, it is hard to find diabetic recipes for warm drinks. Commercial coffee shops have very few options for diabetics. So try these five easy recipes, save money and keep your blood glucose levels from going crazy. 

Hot Chocolate Recipe. This is an easy recipe for hot chocolate by the cup or pot. It is the perfect traditional warm drink for winter with the added taste of cinnamon.

You will need:

  • 1 cup water or milk
  • 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon
  • Stevia to sweeten, if desired. Use a few drops of liquid or a small pinch of powdered form.

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients, except stevia, in a small pot.
  2. Heat on medium low heat until hot, about five minutes, then add stevia.

Makes on cup of hot chocolate. Recipe can be increased to however many cups you wish to make. 

Herbal and Black Tea Recipe. Herbal and black tea is one of the few easiest and readily available warm drinks found at most convenience stores. Teas are overlooked in favor of coffee but have an infinite variety of tastes and health benefits to offer.

You will need:

  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • 1 prepackaged tea bag or 1 to 2 tablespoons of loose herbs
  • Stevia to sweeten, if desired. Use a few drops of liquid or a small pinch of powdered form.

Directions:

  1. Pour boiling water over tea.
  2. Let tea steep for five minutes. Drink and enjoy.

Hot Almond Drink Recipe. Almond milk is an overlooked beverage that makes a great easy diabetic warm drink for winter. You can also add cocoa powder for an extra taste sensation.

You will need:

  • 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
  • ¼ tsp of cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp vanilla
  • A sprinkle of nutmeg

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients in a small pot.
  2. Heat on medium low until hot, about five minutes. Recipe can be increased to however many cups you wish to make.

Spiced Apple Cider Recipe. Apple cider is perfect warm drink for warming up in the winter. This apple cider drink recipe uses spices to give it a special taste.

You will need:

  • 1 cup of apple cider
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp cloves
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients in a small pot.
  2. Heat on medium low until hot, about five minutes. 

Warm Cranberry Drink Recipe. Cranberry juice is a great tangy warm drink. Cranberries are full of vitamin C and antioxidants so you can enjoy a warm drink while protecting your immune system.

You will need:

  • 1 cup of unsweetened cranberry juice
  • ¼ cup of orange juice

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients in a small pot.
  2. Heat on medium low until hot, about five minutes. Recipe can be increased for more people.

Stevia is a safe herbal sweetener that tastes good, has no side effects and does not corrupt the original taste of your drink. Ask your local coffee shop and restaurants to offer stevia as a sugar alternative. The use of other sugar alternatives such as Aspartame, Nutrasweet and Splenda have been linked to serious health issues and should be avoided. These ‘fake’ sugars interfere with your bodies sugar receptors, causing them to want more sugar, which can lead to unwanted weight gain. 

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