Cranberry Spritzer

Note: This recipe is especially for teens with diabetes, but it can be a nutritious part of almost anyone's diet. Teens with diabetes may need to pay extra attention to the amount of carbohydrates they eat to maintain control of their blood sugar levels.

This is a nice refreshing drink to have on a hot summer day. You can be creative and try different flavors of juice for this recipe.

Prep time: 1 minute

Ingredients:

3 oz. cranberry juice cocktail
7 oz. diet lemon lime soda
ice cubes

Directions:

  1. Fill glass with ice cubes.
  2. Add juice and diet soda.
  3. Mix well.

Serves: 1

Serving size: 10 oz. liquid

Nutritional analysis (per serving):

56 calories
0 g protein
0 g fat
0 g sat. fat
14 g carbohydrate
0 g fiber
0 mg cholesterol
2 mg sodium
4 mg calcium
0.1 mg iron

Diabetic exchange:

1 carbohydrate exchange

Note: Nutritional analysis may vary depending on ingredient brands used.

Variations and suggestions:

Try this recipe with different flavors of juice. Be sure to pay attention to the amount of carbohydrates in the different juices you may use. (The soda doesn't contain any carbohydrates.) Garnish with a lemon, lime, or orange slice.

Reviewed by: Allison Brinkley, RD, LD/N
Date reviewed: March 2009

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