The best diabetics breakfast recipes: What you need to know

Quick and easy breakfast items are the foundation of most diabetias daily meals.

Diabetics need to have a balanced diet to get the most benefit from their meals.

Here are the top 10 breakfast smoothie recipes to get you started.

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The Healthy Breakfast Smoothie with Oats and Brown Rice 1 cup oatmeal, brown rice, oats and almond milk 1/4 cup oats 2 tbsp ground flaxseed 1 tbsp honey 2 tbsp almond milk 2 tbsp maple syrup (or any other sweetener of choice) 1 tbsp brown rice syrup (to taste) 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 cup oat or brown rice (or whatever other type of rice) 1/8 cup flaxseeds (or other legume) flour 1 tbsp milk or water 1 tbsp maple or pumpkin seeds, ground 1/3 cup brown rice milk (or water) 1 cup water or milk (optional) Instructions In a small bowl, combine all of the ingredients except the milk.

Stir well and refrigerate until ready to use.

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The Smoothie Breakfast Smoothies With Beans, Veggies, and Rice 1 1/1 cup beans, peas, or lentils, chopped 2 tbsp dried rosemary, crushed 1/6 cup brown or white rice (if using), drained 1 tsp dried thyme 1 tsp oregano 1 tsp smoked paprika 1 tsp cayenne pepper (or to taste) 2 tsp maple syrup or any other honey, maple syrup, brown sugar or maple syrup substitute (optional for gluten free) 1 large egg, beaten 1/7 cup soy sauce or tamari, or other soy sauce 1 tbsp fresh basil or mint leaves, to garnish Directions In a medium bowl, mix together the ingredients.

Stir in the beans and peas.

Place in the fridge for an hour or so to thicken.

Serve with steamed vegetables, rice, or any combination of foods.

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The Simple Breakfast Smoothy with Beans, Rice, and Soy Sauce 1 cup brown beans, soaked for an additional 5 minutes or until tender 1 tbsp soy sauce, or tamaru 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, or honey 1/5 cup rice milk or other dairy-free milk 1 tbsp white rice vinegar 1 tsp salt (optional, if gluten free or dairy- free) Directions In the same bowl, add the brown beans and soy sauce.

Stir until the beans are coated with the soy sauce and olive oil.

Add the rice milk, rice vinegar, and salt to taste.

Serve.

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The Breakfast Smoothiness with Eggs 1 cup chopped eggs 1 tbsp almond butter or coconut oil 1 tsp honey 1 tbsp water or other milk (if vegan) 1 1 1 tbsp vanilla extract (or maple syrup) 1 3/4 cups oatmeal (or brown rice) (or a mixture of the two) 1.2 cups water or non-dairy milk 1.1 tsp cinnamon, or a pinch of cloves 1.5 tsp salt or more to taste Instructions In the bowl of a stand mixer, mix the eggs and almond butter.

Add honey and water to the bowl.

Add vanilla extract.

Mix on medium speed until creamy.

If it is too thick, add more almond butter (or coconut oil) and mix again.

Mix until creamy and smooth.

Pour into a small serving bowl and serve.

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The Easy Breakfast Smoothness with Eggs, Rice or Soy Sauce 2 cups chopped eggs (or rice) 2 tbsp coconut oil (or soy sauce) 1 tablespoon honey 1 tsp water or more milk (depending on gluten free and dairy- Free option) 1 egg yolk (optional and added to the mix) Directions Pour the eggs, oil, honey, egg yolks, and water mixture into a mixing bowl.

Beat on medium-high speed until smooth.

Add a pinch or two of cinnamon, salt, or more if needed.

Pour over the cooked rice or oatmeal. Enjoy!