Beat the heat with BeatO Food Lab’s Fresh Fruit Popsicles this week


The summer season makes us want to enjoy delicious and refreshing fruits, but people with diabetes should make sure they eat those that do not raise their sugar levels. What better than fresh fruit popsicles to beat the heat in a diabetes-friendly way? The most important factors in a healthy lifestyle are nutrition and diet, and since food is a key part of Indian culture, Republic Media Network has partnered with BeatO to bring you BeatO Food Lab.

This initiative, featuring MasterChef finalist Mirvaan Vinayak, aims to provide viewers with incredibly tasty yet healthy recipes so people with diabetes and restrictive dietary requirements never feel like they’re missing out. This week’s recipe for fresh, fruit-filled popsicles to satisfy all those summer sweet cravings can be found below.

Fresh fruit popsicles

Ingredients:

  • 1 orange wedge
  • 1⁄2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1⁄2 cup berries (any Indian or exotic berries)
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon stevia
  • 1 lemon juice
  • black salt
  • Chia seeds
  • Water

Method:

  • Mix the stevia, black salt and lemon juice in the water.
  • Place fruits and berries in a popsicle mold.
  • Add the mixed water and freeze.
  • Serve chilled and enjoy!

Alternatives: You can replace the berries with low-cost fruit alternatives like kiwi fruit, jamun, or lemon wedges.

Advantages: These popsicles are high in antioxidants and protein. They are a good alternative to ice cream during the summer season.

Recommended portion: 1 popsicle stick.

To note: Using natural sweeteners like stevia when making your dessert can help satisfy your sugar cravings guilt-free. If you are in doubt after eating a particular food, be sure to do a quick sugar check. If you have any further doubts, contact your health coach or doctor.

In case you missed it, you can watch the recipe on YouTube.

About BeatO

BeatO is an app-based digital platform that provides clinically proven, comprehensive diabetes care programs to help prevent, control, and even reverse the condition under expert guidance. The company is a winner of the National Startup Award (2021) for Access to Healthcare, an Indian government initiative launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The results of BeatO programs have been published by top medical institutions such as the American Diabetes Association, Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD) and Dove Press.

This diabetes care ecosystem includes BeatO’s innovative and cost-effective smartphone-connected blood glucose meters that work in unison with the BeatO app and its programs to help members control diabetes. Its intelligent health management system is powered by AI and provides personalized insights and real-time, data-driven care through its experienced team of diabetes care coaches, expert nutritionists and medical specialists. The BeatO app ecosystem also provides a complete solution for all the day-to-day needs of a person with diabetes, ranging from medications, lab tests, affordable insurance, and specially selected foods and beverages.

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