Diabetic Cooking

Simple Spiced Tea Mix for Diabetics

Preparation time: 5 minutes.


  • 2 cups artificially sweetened instant iced tea mix with lemon
  • 2 tubs (0.5 ounce each) powdered sugar-free orange breakfast drink mix (such as Tang)
  • 1 tub (0.5 ounce) powdered sugar-free lemon-lime drink mix (such as Crystal Light)
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cloves


Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Store in an airtight container. To serve, put 1 1/2 teaspoons tea mix into a mug and add 8 ounces hot water. Stir well.

Yield: 2 1/4 cups dry mix (72 servings).

Serving size: 1 1/2 teaspoons dry mix.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 5 calories, Carbohydrates: 1 g, Protein: <1 g, Sodium: 11 mg

Exchanges per serving: Free.

This recipe was developed by Tami Ross, a Diabetes Nutrition Specialist and Certified Diabetes Educator in Lexington, Kentucky.