Making a hold-me-steady-till-lunch Glucerna Homemade Vanilla LatteThursday, September 17, 2015
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It's breakfast in San Antonio, how many of you are reaching for a breakfast taco? I know on most occasions, I do too! But as I have gotten a bit older, I have seen how too many carbs and diabetes has affected friends and family members, so the other morning, I opted for this Gluerna Vanilla Latte to keep me going steady ahead.
I swear it was the easiest drink you could ever make. Glucerna makes meal replacement shakes in individual bottles that make it easy for those on the go and come in flavors such as Homemade Vanilla, which was my preference.
Because I need some caffeine in my life, I took my 8 oz. Glucerna Homemade Vanilla, about 4 oz. of brewed coffee, a large 24 oz cup of ice to make my morning shake. First, I poured the Glucerna drink and mixed with ice. Then, I poured the brewed coffee over. I prefer not stirring in because I love the darker coffee taste in the beginning and the sweeter vanilla taste at the end.
What I noticed is that because Glucerna is made with CARBSTEADY®, a slow-digesting carbohydrate formula, I was satisfied and held steady to lunch time. No crazy glucose spikes.
While I have not been diagnosed as pre-diabetic, diabetes hits close to home. It is estimated that 57 million people have pre-diabetes in the US, and 35% are estimated to be Hispanic. With my mother being pre-diabetic and maternal grandmother having to deal with the diabetes everyday before she passed, I know I may not be far along, so making better choices is definitely on my radar. And even if you are not affected by diabetes, Glucerna is a great way to managing your blood sugar or watching your weight.
I found the Glucerna shakes and bars right near the pharmacy section in Walmart.