How I Am Successfully Living With Diabetes plus my No Bake Peanut Butter Energy Balls Recipe
Recently I went for my annual physical. I felt I was in good health and didn’t anticipate any problems. A few days later, the lab called to tell me my blood glucose numbers were elevated, putting me in a state of pre-diabetes.
All 3 of my brothers had diabetes, and I am overweight, so I wasn’t completely surprised. I think I have been skating on the edge of diabetes for at least 10 years. Thankfully, I am in a place where diet and exercise can lower my numbers.
Get Yourself Moving!
The first thing I did was join a gym. If I could drop 5-10% of my current weight, I could dramatically prevent or delay my getting Type II diabetes. Here is a great post, Beginner Gym Work Out for Women, that has a free printable.
The next thing I had to do was change my diet. By eating foods that were higher in protein and lower in carbs and sugar, I could conquer this thing! That is when I decided to make my No Bake Peanut Butter Energy Balls Recipe.
Start Eating Healthy:
When I go to the gym, I need to have something on my stomach. I don’t want anything too heavy, but I need something that will fit in with my meal plan. My No Bake Peanut Butter Energy Balls Recipe is higher in protein and lower in sugar. Perfect! Oh, and they are delicious too!
- 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 2 tsp. peanut butter protein powder
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- 2 tsp. water
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips (I buy organic)
- 1/2 cup cashews, divided
- In your food processor, pulse 1/2 of the cashews until medium ground and set aside. Next, add peanut butter, cocoa powder, protein powder, chocolate chips and the remaining 1/2 of the cashews. Pulse together until well blended. In a medium bowl, add oats and mixture from food processor until ready to form into balls. Add water as needed. Roll your balls into the chopped cashews.
Are you (or someone you know), living with diabetes? How do you/they manage it?