How to Make Delicious Spiralized Apples with Cinnamon and Greek Yogurt | Diabetes Health Page

How to Make Delicious Spiralized Apples with Cinnamon and Greek Yogurt

By NaDica | Articles

Nov 13

Nowadays everyone is obsessed with spiralizing, so it was a matter of time to do it with apples. The result of that attempt is a perfect twirlable treat.

Spiralizing is an entertaining and awesome way to get fresh vegetables and fruits into your usual diet. And you can do it without including calorie-heavy and complicated ingredients.

This is perfect for a little dessert or snack which comes with less than 150 calories per one serving. Therefore, you can consume this snack without feeling guilty.

Below you will see the benefits of the ingredients which are found in this recipe.

Health Benefits of Cinnamon on People with Diabetes

In 2003 the Diabetes Care journal published a clinical study about this topic. According to this study cinnamon bark also known as cassia cinnamon improves cholesterol levels and blood sugar in people with diabetes type 2.

Also cinnamon might lower cardiovascular disease and risk factors connected with diabetes.

Health Benefits of Apples on People with Diabetes

An apple a day for sure keeps the doctor away. Apples are good for everyone, especially for people with diabetes. As a matter of fact, apples are high in fiber, fat-free, sodium-free and cholesterol-free.

Also, apples come with polyphenols which are natural antioxidants. These antioxidants are found in the meat and skin of the apples. They can help with weight management, promote bone health, the body to protect itself from diseases, and help to slow down aging.

Health Benefits of Greek Yogurt on People with Diabetes

You should know that the Greek yogurt in comparison to the traditional one has fewer sugars and carbs and more protein. That is why this yogurt is better for people with diabetes type 2.

Recipe for Spiralized Cinnamon Apples with Greek Yogurt

Necessary Ingredients

  • Non-fat Greek Yogurt – divided 8 ounces
  • Apple – 1 of medium size
  • Pecans – 1 tablespoon
  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice – 1 teaspoon
  • Chopped oats – 2 teaspoons
  • Unsalted butter – 1 teaspoon
  • Ground cinnamon – ½ teaspoon
  • Brown sugar – 1 teaspoon

How to Prepare It

The first thing you do is to spiralize the apple with the help of the smallest blade. Remember to leave the peel on and remove the seeds and core.

Add the obtained spiralized apple in lemon juice. Take one saute pan an heat it over medium heat. Add the oats and pecans in the pan until they are golden and fragrant.

Add butter to the pan with brown sugar and cinnamon. You need to cook until the mixture is slightly caramelized. After just remove the pan from the heat. Into greek yogurt add the remaining cinnamon.

Divide it into 2 bowls and top them with oat mixture and spiralized apple. This recipe serves 2 people and has around 150 calories.

It contains calcium 74mg, fat 4.7g of which poly 0.9g, sat 1.5 g and mono 1.9g, also sodium 33 mg, protein 8g, iron 0 mg, carb 21g, Chol 5mg, and carb 21 g.

Therefore, now you know what you can eat without feeling guilty. As you already know diet is an important part of the life of people with diabetes, so you need to get only the best food, and this dessert is part of that category.