10 Delicious Diabetic Smoothies

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Diabetic smoothies

Do you have people in your life that are diabetic? If so, then this blog post is for you! We know how difficult it can be to find healthy recipes that fit the dietary restrictions of diabetics. That’s why we wanted to compile a list of 10 delicious diabetic smoothie recipes for you and your loved ones. Enjoy!

Ginger Pear Smoothie to help with the blood sugar!

This smoothie recipe is fantastic for an early start and if your blood sugar is ever low this is the smoothie for you.

Ingredients :

  • One pear, cubed
  • One inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • Half a banana
  • A cup of unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk beverage
  • One tablespoon of greek yogurt (optional)

Directions: Add all ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy immediately!

If you want an extra taste, you can add some peanut butter or unsweetened cocoa powder.

Diabetic Smoothies

Blueberry, Banana, Mango and almond milk Smoothie

If you like blueberry, banana, or mango this smoothie could be the one for you. This creamy smoothie is also filled with healthy fat.

Ingredients:

  • One banana, sliced and frozen
  • One cup of fresh or frozen blueberries
  • One mango, diced
  • A cup of unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk beverage

Directions: Add all ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy immediately!

To make it easier to make when you are in a rush we recommend that you chop and then freeze the ingredients so you can just through them into the blender quickly!

If you like working out, why not add some protein powder to this smoothie to make them even more beneficial.

Strawberry Pineapple Coconut Smoothie

This rich and creamy smoothie can raise your blood sugar and keep you going throughout the day. There are also so many healthy fats in these smoothie recipes.

Ingredients:

  • One cup of strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • One cup of pineapple, cubed
  • One cup of unsweetened coconut milk beverage

Directions: Add all ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy immediately!

You can use fresh or frozen fruit for this recipe. If you are using frozen fruit make sure to let it thaw before adding it to the blender.

Strawberries are a fantastic fruit to add to your smoothies because they contain a lot of sugar. This will stop your blood sugar from dropping too low.

These smoothies also help with brain health. If this is something you are interested in we have a nothing blog all about this!

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Watermelon Kiwi Raspberry Lemonade Smoothie

This smoothie is my personal favorite it also makes a perfect healthy breakfast. You can also add some leafy greens to this healthy smoothie to make it extra tasty and ward off blood sugar spikes.

Ingredients:

  • One cup of cubed watermelon
  • Two kiwis, peeled and sliced
  • One cup of raspberries
  • Half a lemon, juiced
  • A cup of cold water or seltzer

Directions: Add all ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy immediately!

You could also add some greek yogurt to this recipe.

strawberry juice beside fruits on top of table

Blackberry Peach Avocado Limeade Smoothie 

This avocado smoothie is perfect for a light snack. If you like this recipe then try adding some leafy greens to make it extra healthy and tasty!

Ingredients:

  • One cup of fresh or frozen blackberries, thawed if using frozen
  • Two ripe peaches, pitted and sliced
  • Half an avocado, peeled and diced
  • The juice from half a lime (a little more than one tablespoon)
  • A cup of cold water or seltzer.

Directions: Add all ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy immediately!

Carrot Apple Cinnamon Spice Green Tea Smoothie

There are plenty of smoothie recipes on the internet but we think this is one of the best out there.

Ingredients:

  • One cup chopped carrots
  • One Granny Smith apple, cored and chopped
  • Half a teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • A pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
  • Two cups brewed green tea, chilled (or substitute with cold water)

Directions: Add all ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy immediately!

clear glass bottle with brown liquid and sliced citrus

Blueberry Banana Smoothie with Chia Seeds

Ingredients:

  • One banana, sliced and frozen
  • One cup of fresh or frozen blueberries
  • Two tablespoons chia seeds (optional) 
  • A cup of cold water or seltzer.

Directions: Add the chia seeds first and blend for 20-30 seconds until the seeds are blended. Then add the fruit and water.

If you are diabetic you are going to be exercising. So why not add some protein powder or whey protein to your smoothies to help you gain muscle.

Strawberry Avocado Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • One cup of fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • Half an avocado, peeled and diced
  • A cup of cold water or seltzer.

 Directions: Add all ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy immediately! 

Raspberry Peach Mango Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • One cup of raspberries, fresh or frozen
  • One peach, pitted and sliced
  • One mango, diced
  • A cup of cold water or seltzer.

Directions: Add all ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy immediately! 

strawberry juice beside strawberry fruits

Pineapple Coconut Lime Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • One cup of pineapple, cubed
  • Half a lime, juiced
  • A cup of unsweetened coconut milk or almond milk.
  • Directions: Add all ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy immediately!  

You can make your own!

We hope that you have enjoyed these smoothie recipes. Now that you know the basics for how to make a healthy and tasty diabetic smoothie why not try and make your own?

There are many ingredients that you can add to ensure that they are good for diabetics. One tip we would suggest is that you should try your best to avoid artificial sweeteners because they will cause a blood sugar spike. Plus, be cautious of ingredients with high carb and calorie content. As much as possible, opt for a low-carb smoothie bowl for a healthy breakfast or very light snack.

Leafy greens

One of the best ways to make sure that your smoothie is healthy and packed with nutrients is by adding some leafy greens. This could be spinach, kale orchard. Not only will this add flavor but it will also add a host of health benefits, such as antioxidants and vitamins.

You can either add them in at the beginning or the end of the process.

Whey protein powder

If you are trying to lose weight, why not try adding some whey protein powder? This will help contribute towards your overall calorie intake and also help with building muscle. 

You can add all ingredients at once together in a blender until it is smooth or you can mix them individually then blend them all together.

Healthy fat

Adding in some healthy fats is a great way to make sure that your smoothie is satisfying and nutritious. This could be in the form of avocado, nut butter, or seeds. Not only will this help you to feel fuller for longer but it will also provide you with essential fatty acids and minerals.

Final Thoughts

The content of this blog post is perfect for any diabetic looking to live a healthy lifestyle. With so many dietary restrictions, it can be hard to find ways to enjoy tasty meals and snacks without feeling deprived or leaving your diabetes medication regimen behind. The recipes included in this article are all carefully designed with the needs of diabetics in mind- they are sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan-friendly, and most importantly taste delicious! If you’re interested in learning more about what makes these smoothies different from others that may not have followed those guidelines then click here for some helpful tips on how you can create your own recipe using ingredients that won’t affect your blood glucose levels. This way when you make them yourself at home there will be no need to worry about accidentally ingesting something that will impact your blood sugar negatively.

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