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DECADENT DESSERT WITHOUT THE GUILT

Supplier: Air Liquide Healthcare By: Airliquide Healthcare
22 July, 2019

280 AUSTRALIANS DEVELOP DIABETES EVERY DAY. THAT’S ONE PERSON EVERY FIVE MINUTES.¹

A healthy lifestyle can lower your risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes by up to 58%, and healthy eating is a major component.²

Of the three key nutrients in our food – fat, protein and carbohydrates, carbohydrates have the biggest impact on your blood glucose levels. The effect of carbohydrates will depend on the amount and type of carbohydrates you eat. The glycemic index (GI) is a way of describing how quickly a carbohydrate food is digested and enters the bloodstream. Low GI carbohydrate foods enter the bloodstream slowly and have less of an impact on blood glucose levels.³

‘People with diabetes can’t eat dessert’ -  that is NOT true. It is true that they should reduce or avoid sugary food, however, if eaten as part of a healthy meal plan, and by choosing the right desserts, people with diabetes can also enjoy desserts. The key is eating in moderation!4

With or without diabetes, we should be smart in choosing our desserts. One should opt for low carb, low fat and low sugar options (without compromising on the taste!). Why not try our low carb, refined sugar-free option to replace your usual Banana Split Ice Cream Sundae (high carbs, high sugar!).

Avo Banana Choco Mousse

Ingredients that serve 6:

  • 2 ripe avocados 
    monounsaturated fat, (‘good’ fat that lowers bad cholesterol when eaten in moderation, also high in fibre
  • 1 ripe banana 
    low GI index, also high in fibre and vitamin C and B6
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder  
    high in protein and zinc
  • ¼ cup low fat milk or other milk of choice 
    low GI index, high in protein
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    provide natural taste of sweetness
  • ? teaspoon of salt
    brings out the flavours of the ingredients

Instructions:

Halve and pit the avocados, then scoop them into a food processor fitted with a steel blade or high-powered blender. Add banana, cocoa powder, milk, vanilla extract, and salt. Blend until very smooth and creamy. Spoon into 6 glasses and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Serve topped with chopped nuts and a drizzle of honey or maple syrup.

 

This information is provided as general information only by Air Liquide Healthcare.  If you feel unwell for any reason we recommend you seek the advice and assistance of a General Practitioner.

References:

1. 2015. Diabetes in Australia. National Diabetes Services Scheme. 4/7/2019. <https://www.diabetesaustralia.com.au/diabetes-in-australia>

2. 2015. Are you at Risk? (Type 2). National Diabetes Services Scheme. 4/7/2019. <https://www.diabetesaustralia.com.au/are-you-at-risk-type-2>

3. 2015. What Should I Eat?. National Diabetes Services Scheme. 4/7/2019. <https://www.diabetesaustralia.com.au/what-should-i-eat>

4. Galan, N. 2018. Is it safe for a person with Diabetes to eat sweets?. Medical News Today. 4/7/2019. <https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/323080.php>