Valentines Treats for Those with Type 2 Diabetes

Do you feel like you don’t have the energy to do anything? Does it feel like your mental clarity and health have simply been swept away in the wake of your Type 2 Diabetes? Well, I am here to tell you, that you don’t have to be a victim to your negativity or your seemingly incessant fatigue!

I know that with an energy deficit, the thought of cooking anything feels daunting and overwhelming, but I am here to tell you that you can do it, and the end-product is well worth the effort.

Here are a couple of recipes that will invigorate your creativity, remind you of what you are capable of, and give you some sweetness to look forward to this Valentine’s Day!

Black Bean Brownies

I know what you must be thinking: “Black Bean Brownies?! Uhh, yeah — no thanks.” Believe me, when I first stumbled upon this dessert, I had the same thought process, but hear me out before you shun this tantalizing diabetes-friendly recipe!

Weighing-in at a whopping 67 calories per serving, and with absolutely zero grams of sugar, this healthy take on everyone’s favorite classic dessert will leave your taste buds aroused and your body in a state of ease.

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it can be easy to stress about what goodies to bestow upon your lover, especially if you or your loved one are burdened by the limitations of Type 2 Diabetes. However, do not fret! This fudge-tastic recipe is sure to satisfy both you and your loved ones without sapping your energy or blurring your vision, and better yet, it is filled with countless natural ingredients that will revitalize your mind, body, and soul!

Strawberry Gelato

Who doesn’t like gelato? Many of us are far too familiar with ice cream’s smooth Italian cousin, but unfortunately, those with Type 2 Diabetes don’t have the leisure of sharing in the enthusiasm — until now!

This strawberry gelato delivers 68.6 calories and 10.9 grams of sugar per ½ serving. However, despite the seemingly high amount of sugar in the recipe, there are countless sugar substitutes available so that you can achieve the sweetness you desire without sending yourself into a paralytic state of sugar-induced fatigue. Such natural substitutes include raw honey, dates, coconut sugar, and even pure maple syrup.

So, if you or your loved one are like me (or any other human being for that matter) and love your frozen treats, don’t hesitate to spoil yourself and your significant other with this delectable recipe that is sure to set the tone for your Valentine’s Day festivities.

Diabetes? — Puh-lease!

Don’t let your diabetes get the best of you this holiday season. I know very well that it is easy to get sucked into the cyclone of negativity and fail to see any sort of way out, but I am here to reassure you that this holiday season is one for the books!

Find the courage to get out of bed and love yourself this Valentine’s Day, and get back in the driver’s seat! I promise you, you will surprise yourself with what you are capable of.

Not sure if these desserts are up your alley? Don’t hesitate to check out other diabetes-friendly recipes for this holiday season and treat yourself to the sweetness you deserve.


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