Diabetic Vanilla Ice Cream

This is a great recipe for those of us who have an ice cream maker and want to have a little ‘treat’

Yields 10 scoops

tips

  • prepare raw mixtures which need cooking, a day before and keep them refrigerated
  • the higher the fat content of the ingredients, the creamier the ice
  • freeze the ice cream maker’s frozen container for at least 11 hours

ingredients

  • 300 ml whole milk
  • 300 ml evaporated milk
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 100 g Xylitol

method

  1. heat the milk, evaporated milk and the scratched vanilla bean
  2. mix the egg yolks with the Xylitol in the hot liquid and beat until fluffy
  3. Leave the mixture to cool in the refrigerator until cold
  4. Put the cooled mixture into the frozen container and let the ice cream maker work for 30-40 minutes

Total Sweet’s Xylitol which has a glycemic index (GI) value of just 7, which is about 10 times lower than sugar and 4 times lower than fructose, which makes it ideal for people with diabetes*, or at risk of developing diabetes, as it has a less dramatic effect on blood glucose levels.

nutritional information (approximate values)
1 scoop
calories 109 kcal
carbohydrates 15.25 g
sugars 5.09 g
proteins 4.08 g
fats 5.03 g
fibre 0 g

*Note that there are several different types and severities of diabetes. If you are in any way unsure as to whether xylitol is suitable for your particular needs, please consult your health advisor or doctor.

22-03-2017

Meal Type Item Qty Unit Cals Carbs Sugars Proteins Fats Fibre
Breakfast Drinks Black Coffee (Ground) 5 cup 10.00 0.00 0.00 1.40 0.25 0.00
Total 10 0 0 1.4 .25 0

 

Sleep Stress Steps Activity (mins) Mood Notes
8 2 789 Happy Fasting day

 

BG (mmol/L) Time Notes
7.6 09:11 Nil by mouth and no metformin
8.4 14:21 3 black coffees later. Fasting day
6.5 21:22 Nothing to eat all day.
7.5 (avg)  Go figure! Just look at what I’ve eaten all day

 

Time Weight (kg) Water (%) Fat (%) Bone (kg) BMI Visceral BMR (kcal) Muscle (kg)
12:54 80.8 52 25.3 3.07 26.4 13 1373 55.5

 

21-03-2017

Today, as can be evidenced below was an eating day.

Meal Type Item Qty Unit Cals Carbs Sugars Proteins Fats Fibre
Breakfast Drinks Black Coffee (Ground) 2 cup 4.00 0.00 0.00 0.56 0.10 0.00
Snack Legumes Houmous (Tesco) 220 g 704.00 19.36 1.32 16.94 59.84 10.56
Snack Vegetables Carrot 130 g 53.30 12.45 5.90 1.21 0.31 3.64
Snack Fruits Apple (Bramley) 250 g 102.50 22.25 22.25 0.75 0.25 4.00
Lunch Fish Smoked Mackerel Fillets with Crushed Peppercorns (Tesco) 2 fillet 484.00 2.60 0.00 34.00 37.20 1.20
Lunch Salads Mediterranean Salad (Morrisons) 50 g 12.50 1.75 1.55 0.55 0.20 0.70
Lunch Legumes Chickpeas in Water (Home Bargains) 50 g 58.50 7.50 0.25 3.40 0.95 3.05
Total 1418.80 65.91 31.27 57.41 98.85 23.15

 

Sleep Stress Steps Activity (mins) Mood Notes
10 1 5448 Happy

 

BG (mmol/L) Time Notes
8.7 08:04 Nil by mouth and no metformin
7.9 10:01 1 black coffee later

 

Time Weight (kg) Water (%) Fat (%) Bone (kg) BMI Visceral BMR (kcal) Muscle (kg)
08:46 79.9 52.9 23.6 2.48 26.1 13 1370 54.7

 

20-03-2017

Today I decided to fast because I am getting a little perturbed by my weight steadfastly refusing to reduce and with my blood glucose readings which are all over the place.

Meal Type Item Qty Unit Cals Carbs Sugars Proteins Fats Fibre
Snack Eggs Hard boiled egg 2 egg 156.00 1.12 1.12 12.58 10.60 0.00
Snack Drinks Black Coffee (Ground) 3 cup 6.00 0.00 0.00 0.84 0.15 0.00
Breakfast Fruits Apple (Bramley) 120 g 49.20 10.68 10.68 0.36 0.12 1.92
Snack Drinks Low Calorie Ginger Ale (Tesco) 500 ml 5.00 0.50 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 216.20 12.30 12.30 13.78 10.87 1.92

 

Sleep Stress Steps Activity (mins) Mood Notes
10 1 5937 Happy

 

BG (mmol/L) Time Notes
7.9 08:52 Nil by Mouth
7.8 10:48 1 apple and 1 black coffee later
5.5 13:56 Nothing to eat, just 2 additional black coffees
6.2 17:22 No food, 500ml diet ginger ale, sugar free chewing gum
6.0 22:47 Last reading of the day, last food at 10:48 and last drink at 17:22
6.68 (avg)

 

Time Weight (kg) Water (%) Fat (%) Bone (kg) BMI Visceral BMR (kcal) Muscle (kg)
10:29 81.6 52.2 24.9 2.69 26.6 14 1374 55.4

 

19-03-2017

Meal Type Item Qty Unit Cals Carbs Sugars Proteins Fats Fibre
Breakfast Legumes Houmous (Tesco) 150 g 480.00 13.20 0.90 11.55 40.80 7.20
Breakfast Vegetables Carrot 100 g 41.00 9.58 4.54 0.93 0.24 2.80
Breakfast Drinks Black Coffee (Ground) 2 cup 4.00 0.00 0.00 0.56 0.10 0.00
Lunch Salads Sweet  Mediterranean Salad 300 g 84.00 10.50 10.50 3.90 1.50 5.70
Lunch Fish John  West Wild Pacific Salmon 213 g 321.63 0.00 0.00 43.45 16.61 0.00
Dinner Recipes Beef & Carrot Casserole 2 serving 1281.60 52.00 32.90 181.42 41.32 12.78
Dinner Vegetables Farmhouse Mixed Vegetables (Tesco) 150 g 76.50 8.85 5.55 5.25 1.05 5.10
Total 2288.73 94.13 54.39 247.06 101.62 33.58

 

Sleep Stress Steps Activity (mins) Mood Notes
10 1 3670 Happy

 

BG (mmol/L) Time Notes
6.7 11:46 Nil by Mouth

 

18-03-2017

Meal Type Item Qty Unit Cals Carbs Sugars Proteins Fats Fibre
Breakfast Drinks Black Coffee (Ground) 2 cup 4.00 0.00 0.00 0.56 0.10 0.00
Breakfast Eggs Hard boiled egg 2 egg 156.00 1.12 1.12 12.58 10.60 0.00
Snack Legumes Houmous (Tesco) 80 g 256.00 7.04 0.48 6.16 21.76 3.84
Snack Vegetables Carrot 100 g 41.00 9.58 4.54 0.93 0.24 2.80
Snack Nuts Mixed Nuts (Spar) 100 g 640.00 9.40 3.30 17.00 58.30 5.00
Snack Drinks Diet Coke (Coca-Cola) 500 ml 1.52 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Lunch Salads Mozzarella & Sprouted Pea & Bean Salad 300 g 417.00 27.00 4.50 22.50 21.30 9.30
Lunch Meat Ribeye Steak (ASDA) 340 g 625.60 0.00 0.00 81.60 33.66 0.00
Total 2141.12 54.14 13.94 141.33 145.96 20.94

 

Sleep Stress Steps Activity (mins) Mood Notes
10 1 6062 Canoeing (180) Happy

 

BG (mmol/L) Time Notes
7.0 09:05 Nil by Mouth
6.5 15:30
7.4 19:02

 

Time Weight (kg) Water (%) Fat (%) Bone (kg) BMI Visceral BMR (kcal) Muscle (kg)
08:36 81.1 52.5 24.2 2.51 26.5 13 1373 55.0

 

17-03-2017

Meal Type Item Qty Unit Cals Carbs Sugars Proteins Fats Fibre
Breakfast Drinks Black Coffee (Ground) 2 cup 4.00 0.00 0.00 0.56 0.10 0.00
Snack Meat Pork Scratchings (Mr Porky) 35 g 210.70 0.25 0.07 16.73 15.93 0.00
Lunch Salads Mozzarella & Sprouted Pea & Bean Salad 300 g 417.00 27.00 4.50 22.50 21.30 9.30
Lunch Meat Honey Roast Ham Pieces 130 g 196.30 2.99 2.73 37.96 3.25 1.30
Total 828 30.24 7.3 77.75 40.58 10.60

 

Sleep Stress Steps Activity (mins) Mood Notes
10 1 1944 Happy

 

BG (mmol/L) Time Notes
8.1 09:15 Nil by Mouth
6.9 10:24 2 black coffees later
7.4 18:33 Nothing to eat since lunch at 13:00
7.47 (avg)

 

Time Weight (kg) Water (%) Fat (%) Bone (kg) BMI Visceral BMR (kcal) Muscle (kg)
08:47 82.0 52.1 25.0 2.71 26.8 14 1374 55.5

 

16-03-2017

Meal Type Item Qty Unit Cals Carbs Sugars Proteins Fats Fibre
Breakfast Drinks Black Coffee (Ground) 2 cup 4.00 0.00 0.00 0.56 0.10 0.00
Snack Meat Pork Scratchings (Mr Porky) 70 g 421.40 0.49 0.14 33.46 31.85 0.00
Lunch Meat Back Bacon (Tesco) 80 g 154.40 0.00 0.00 13.20 3.28 0.00
Lunch Meat Pork Sausages 4 link 326.00 0.00 0.00 18.68 27.20 0.00
Dinner Recipes Lamb Stew 1 serving 390.18 28.59 5.84 42.04 11.19 3.00
Total 1295.98 29.08 5.98 108.94 73.62 3.00

 

Sleep Stress Steps Activity (mins) Mood Notes
10 1 2916 Happy

 

BG (mmol/L) Time Notes
9.2 08:49 Nil by Mouth
6.7 12:00 No food, just 2 cups of black coffee
7.7 16:26
7.86 (avg)

 

Time Weight (kg) Water (%) Fat (%) Bone (kg) BMI Visceral BMR (kcal) Muscle (kg)
08:21 82.6 51.9 25.3 2.13 27.0 14 1375 55.8

 

15-03-2017

Meal Type Item Qty Unit Cals Carbs Sugars Proteins Fats Fibre
Snack Drinks Black Coffee (Ground) 1 cup 2.00 0.00 0.00 0.28 0.05 0.00
Snack Fruits Apple (Bramley) 80 g 32.80 7.12 7.12 0.24 0.08 1.28
Lunch Fish John  West Wild Pacific Salmon 213 g 321.63 0.00 0.00 43.45 16.61 0.00
Lunch Salads Mozzarella & Sprouted Pea & Bean Salad 300 g 417.00 27.00 4.50 22.50 21.30 9.30
Dinner Recipes Beef & Carrot Casserole 1 serving 640.80 26.00 16.45 90.71 20.66 6.39
Dinner Vegetables Farmhouse Mixed Vegetables (Tesco) 150 g 76.50 8.85 5.55 5.25 1.05 5.10
Total 1490.73 68.97 33.62 162.62 59.75 22.07

 

Sleep Stress Steps Activity (mins) Mood Notes
10 1 5094 Climbing (150) Happy

 

BG (mmol/L) Time Notes
9.0 10:06 Nil by Mouth
8.0 12:13 Black coffee and a Braeburn apple consumed over 1 1/2 hours ago
5.9 16:55 Ate lunch of mozzarella salad and salmon at 13:00 nothing since
7.6 21:36 Salted peanuts at 17:30 nothing since
7.63 (avg)

 

Time Weight (kg) Water (%) Fat (%) Bone (kg) BMI Visceral BMR (kcal) Muscle (kg)
09:48 81.7 52.2 24.9 2.70 26.7 14 1374 55.5

 

Smoked Mackerel and Spinach Baked Eggs

Rich in Omega 3 from smoked mackerel, this brain food recipe is a great midweek supper idea.

Serves 4.

ingredients

  • 200 g spinach
  • 3 tbsp crème fraîche
  • 3 tbsp snipped fresh chives
  • 1 tbsp grated horseradish from a jar (horseradish sauce works well too)
  • 200 g smoked mackerel, skin removed
  • 8 medium free range eggs
  • lemon wedges to serve

method

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan/Gas mark 6
  2. Put the spinach in a colander, pour over freshly boiled water from the kettle and leave to wilt. When cool enough to handle, squeeze out excess water and divide among 4 individual pie dishes
  3. Mix the crème fraîche with the chives and horseradish ans season well
  4. Flake the mackerel among the dishes, then share out the crème fraîche mixture.
  5. Crack 3 eggs into each dish. Season wit a little salt and plenty of pepper
  6. Cover each dish with foil, then bake in the oven for 13-15 minutes until the whites of the eggs are set with just the faintest wobble.
  7. Stand for 2 minutes, then server with the lemon wedges for squeezing
nutritional information (approximate values)
1 serving
calories 398kcal
carbohydrates 1.2g
sugars 1.1g
proteins 26.8g
fats 31.4g
saturated 9.3g
fibre 1.7g