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Frozen Grapes and Natural Gingerale
Frozen Grapes from The Joslin Diabetes Quick and Easy Cookbook
Frozen grapes are a particularly welcome dessert. They can also make a superb ending to a spicy meal.
Pick the seedless grapes off the stem and place them on a rimmed baking sheet lined with paper towels. Freeze until hard - about an hour. Once frozen, transfer the grapes to a self-sealing plastic freezer bag.
When ready to serve, pile the frozen grapes in pretty dessert goblets or dishes. Mix the colors-red, green, purple and black. Just remember
Fifteen grapes are about 60 calories and 15 grams of carbohydate = to: 1 carbohydrate (1 fruit) exchange. NOTE: Imported grapes are high in pesticides. Buy only organic imported grapes or avoid imported grapes altogther, It is generally SAFE to eat domestic conventional grapes as they test low in pesticides.
Natural Gingerale from "The Thrive Diet" by Brendan Brazier
This is a simple, healthful drink that is especially refreshing on a hot day. The ginger froths up to give it an effervescent quality. Use sparkling mineral water in place of regular water if you want even more fizz. Because of the combination of raw lemon and ginger, this drink with help raise the body's pH and reduce inflammation.
1 fresh lemon
2 cups water (plain water or sparkling mineral water)
1 Tablespoon agave nectar
½ Tablespoon grated fresh ginger
Sea Salt to taste
Squeeze the juice of the lemon in a blender. Add water, agave nectar, ginger and sea salt; blend. Makes about 2 cups. Keep refrigerated up to 2 weeks.
Makes 2 servings of 1 cup per serving. 1 cup = 40 calories, 10 grams carbohydrates, -0- protein, -0- fat. (80 calories for 2 cups)