Creating a GDM-friendly Kitchen

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Recipes

Gestational diabetes friendly Mango Lassi

Mango Lassi

Servings: 1 person
Carbohydrate Serves: 2.5 per person
(1 carbohydrate serve = 15 grams of total carbohydrate)

To keep your blood glucose levels steady throughout the day it’s important not to to skip meals. This gestational diabetes friendly Mango Lassi is a good one to have for those days when you don’t have time to prepare a complete meal. Otherwise, you could partner the lassi with a low carb dish like scrambled eggs with spinach and mushrooms (but no toast as your carbs will be covered in the lassi). (Main carbohydrate containing ingredients are listed in bold.)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup/ 8 fl.oz fat reduced milk
  • ½ cup/ ~120gm/ 4 ounces fat reduced yoghurt
  • ~140g/ 5 ounces mango (frozen or fresh)

Combine all ingredients with a blender and serve nice and cold.

Post-GDM tip: Either add some honey or use a honey-sweetened yoghurt. You could also replace some of the milk with light coconut milk.

  • Liz says:

    The one thing I have struggled with through out my pregnancy is yogurt! Doesn’t matter what brand and how low fat it is they ALL have a lot of sugar in them. It sends my levels up like crazy. Considering how common diabetes is I have to say i am very surprised at the lack of diabetic friendly products and recipes available.

  • Amber says:

    most dairy will have lactose in it. Lactose is a disaccharide sugar derived from galactose and glucose that is found in milk. Lactose makes up around 0-8% of milk, and so wil register as sugar or carbs in the nutritional info.
    Maybe try finding a lactose free yoghurt? You can find heaps of lactose free dairy from health food stores.

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