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Who stole the coconut? - Tips for a blood sugar-friendly breakfast

Do you feel like adding a little variation to your breakfast? Martina shows us her favorite blood sugar-friendly alternatives to jam rolls.

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Today it should be about blood sugar-friendly breakfast. That means more precisely: I have a few breakfast ideas for you that don't make your blood sugar soar, but instead go into the blood evenly and with fewer carbohydrates than a "normal" breakfast. I always advocate that as a person with type 1 diabetes, you should not restrict or restrict your food intake got to. My motto is: test again and again, write everything down and develop injection schemes over time, for example for pizza or juice, in order to prevent the blood sugar from rising quickly or uncontrollably. But sometimes I have days when I'm not doing so well or I feel like lighter alternatives for breakfast whose carbohydrates are not heavy in my stomach right in the morning. That's why I've put together some tips and recipes over time to make my breakfast more blood sugar-friendly if necessary, and hope you can do something with my suggestions and recipe ideas.

1 - cereal:

Mueslis are quick to make in the morning and raise the mood because they are like a colorful bowl of confetti. I would keep my hands off sugared cornflakes and co. For a light, blood sugar-friendly breakfast. It works great for this to mix different nuts and kernels in all shapes. I am thinking of hazelnuts or walnuts, almonds, pistachios, whole, grated or chopped. In addition, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, flax seeds. For more crunch, for example, soy flakes, coconut chips or dark chocolate pieces (at least 70% cocoa) are used. Seasonal berries or papaya are great as blood sugar-friendly muesli fruit. And of course the whole thing shouldn't stay dry either, here I can recommend Greek yoghurt or coconut milk to try something different in addition to the usual milk. When it comes to muesli, there are almost no limits - for a blood sugar-friendly breakfast there is a lot to choose from in the well-stocked supermarket.

2 - Porridge with a difference:

With porridge, i.e. oat flakes that have been boiled to a pulp with milk, I generally don't have many problems getting it to be blood sugar-friendly. Nevertheless, today I have a slightly more exotic and low-carbohydrate variant for you that I especially like in summer: coconut porridge! You need: 50 g coconut flakes 100 ml coconut milk some vanilla fruit according to season and choice Carefully toast the coconut flakes in a small saucepan over medium heat. Be careful, they can burn quickly! Stick to the pot and stir constantly until the flakes are flavorful. Then you add the coconut milk and stir the whole thing, at this point you can season with cinnamon, sugar or, like me, with a little vanilla pulp and the whole thing is ready. On top of that, I like frozen berries and mulberries. Bread units: 50 g coconut flakes have approx. 4 g and 100 ml coconut milk have approx. 6 g carbohydrates. In total, the porridge (without fruit) has about 10 g of carbohydrates. Please do not hide the fat in the recipe.

3 - Fluffy pancakes

Pancakes without lactose or gluten, they are fluffy and totally soft and light, taste great and make you happy! You need: 40 g coconut flour 4 eggs 3 tablespoons applesauce 1 teaspoon melted butter or coconut oil 4 tablespoons coconut milk 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon apple cider vinegar Mix the coconut flour with the eggs in a saucepan (preferably made of cast iron) over medium heat until a sticky, until you have a smooth mass, and then add the applesauce, butter and coconut milk. If you like it sweet, you could add sugar or stevia at this point, but the sweetness of the coconut milk and applesauce is enough for me. Finally add the baking powder and vinegar, stir well and take the pot off the stove. Let some fat run in a pan on medium heat and always add a heaping tablespoon of the batter, which you then carefully spread into a thin circle. This is how you proceed pancake by pancake until the batter is used up. Bake the pancakes for a good two minutes on the first side and turn them very carefully. The coconut flour makes them so fluffy that they tend to break. Then you can eat them great as Kaiserschmarrn. Also good if you ask me 🙂 Bread units: 40 g coconut flour has approx. 9 g carbohydrates, 3 tablespoons apple sauce approx. 10 g carbohydrates, 4 tablespoons coconut milk approx. 3 g carbohydrates, that is a total of approx. 22 g carbohydrates. Please do not hide the fat in the recipe.  
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