Lemon Grass Infusion Drink ( Diabetic Recipe )

Lemon Grass Infusion Drink ( Diabetic Recipe )

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Frankly, there seems to be nothing novel about the ingredients used in this drink. It is just a traditional combination of hare chai ki patti, pudina and lemonade! But, simple as it sounds, this quick-fix drink is just the right beverage to complement a Thai meal.

Relish this drink chilled, with lots of ice cubes. Aerated drinks (with sugar added) give you nothing but ugly calories, but this drink uses sugar-free soda and sugar substitutes, making it a much better choice for diabetics.

Lemon Grass Infusion Drink ( Diabetic Recipe ) recipe - How to make Lemon Grass Infusion Drink ( Diabetic Recipe )

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 glasses
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1 cup finely chopped lemon grass
1 cup finely chopped mint leaves (phudina)
2 tbsp sugar substitute
1/2 tbsp lemon juice
4 glasses of soda

For Serving
a few ice-cubes

  1. Combine the lemon grass, mint leaves, sugar substitute and ½ cup of water in a deep pan, mix well and bring it to boil. Keep aside to cool.
  2. When cool, blend in a mixer till smooth, strain though a muslin cloth to get an infusion and keep aside.
  3. Add the sugar substitute and lemon juice and mix well. Divide it into 4 equal portions and keep aside.
  4. Place a few ice-cubes into 4 individual glasses and pour a portion of the prepared infusion in each glass.
  5. Pour a glass of the soda over it in each glass and mix gently.
  6. Serve immediately.


  1. It is highly recommended that this recipe be relished by diabetics only occasionally and in small quantities. This is just a mere ‘treat’ and does not qualify for a regular diabetic menu.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per glass
Energy13 cal
Protein0.5 g
Carbohydrates2.7 g
Fiber0.5 g
Fat0.1 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium0.5 mg


Lemon Grass Infusion Drink ( Diabetic Recipe )
 on 08 Oct 17 09:01 AM

what is lemongrass called in Hindi?
Lemon Grass Infusion Drink ( Diabetic Recipe )
 on 06 Jun 16 01:31 AM

Is it necessary to add sugar substitute??
Tarla Dalal
06 Jun 16 08:54 AM
   Hi Meher, As this recipe is for diabetes we have added sugar substitute, if you are not a diabetic you can add regular sugar.
Lemon Grass Infusion Drink ( Diabetic Recipe )
 on 05 Jan 16 10:55 PM

What is mean by sugar substitute
Tarla Dalal
06 Jan 16 10:12 AM
   Shradha: Sugar substitute is an artificial sweetener. Eg brand Equal. http://www.tarladalal.com/glossary-sugar-substitute-282i