Diabetic-Friendly Beetroot Smoothie Bowl

Diabetics don’t have to miss out on delicious and nourishing smoothie bowls.

This diabetic-friendly beetroot smoothie bowl is ideal for breakfast.

Topped with crunchy seeds, this beetroot smoothie makes for a satisfying and nourishing start to your day!

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Diabetic-Friendly Beetroot Smoothie Bowl

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Indulge in this Diabetic-Friendly Beetroot Smoothie Bowl – worry-free! A nutritious delight carefully crafted for taste and blood sugar balance.

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup of beetroot (raw or steamed)
  • 1/4 cup of unsweetened coconut milk from a carton, or plain water
  • 1/2 cup of unsweetened Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup of frozen avocado slices
  • 1 handful of fresh spinach
  • 1 tbsp of chia seeds

Instructions

  1. If using raw beets, peel the skin off and dice them. If using steamed beets, simply dice them into quarters and fill up a cup.
  2. Using a high-speed blender or a Nutribullet, add the beets, frozen avocado and yogurt first, followed by the rest of the ingredients listed.
  3. Blend for 3-4 minutes, until the smoothie is smooth and creamy.
  4. Noteif the blender is struggling, add a touch more liquid.
  5. Pour the smoothie into a glass cup or a bowl, and add your favorite toppings!
  6. Enjoy.

Notes

Consume the smoothie as soon as it’s blended and served.

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast, Snack
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Diabetic

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie bowl
  • Calories: 300
  • Sugar: 5.9g
  • Fat: 18
  • Carbohydrates: 25
  • Fiber: 10
  • Protein: 15

Why Make This Beet Smoothie For Diabetics

a side shot of a bowl filled with a beet smoothie suitable for diabetics

It is possible to reverse diabetes, and it all mostly starts with your diet.

This beet smoothie is a healthy breakfast choice, that will provide your body with important nutrients.

Incorporating beets into your diet can reduce the risk of complications associated with unmanaged conditions, such as nerve and eye damage (Source).

Other benefits of this smoothie include:

  1. It’s Nutrient-Rich: The smoothie is packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants for overall health.
  2. Blood Sugar Regulation: The fiber in beets and chia seeds in the smoothie helps stabilize blood sugar.
  3. Boosts Heart Health: Beets’ nitrates may support cardiovascular well-being.
  4. Offers Digestive Support: The fiber in the smoothie aids digestion, while yogurt fosters a healthy gut by providing probiotics.
  5. Immune Boost: The vitamins and minerals contribute to a robust immune system.
  6. Provides Sustained Energy: The natural sugars provide lasting energy without causing any crashes.

a spoonfull of beetroot smoothie served in a bowl

Recipe Variations & Tips

My uncle has diabetes and he was the first one to test this breakfast diabetic smoothie with beets.

I also tested out different variations of this beet smoothie bowl, and my uncle gave me the thumbs up!

Some variations of this smoothie you could try include:

#1. No Dairy Version

If you are dairy-free, or simply dislike yogurt, just leave it out of the recipe completely.

But, you will need to increase the amount of liquid you add to the smoothie to 1/2 cup, instead of 1/4 cup.

#2. Add Extra Greens

Adding a handful of spinach or kale works very well with the beets and yogurt in the smoothie.

Which is why I added spinach to the recipe. However, you can add even more greens!

This will allow you to increase the nutritional power of this smoothie even more.

To power up your smoothie with greens, add a scoop of super greens powder.

I also recommend that you try my green diabetic smoothie if you like green smoothies.

#4. Citrus Zing

Enhance the flavor with a citrus kick.

Freshly zest the skin of an orange, lemon, or lime, and add it to your blender or as a topping to your smoothie bowl.

#5. Nutty Delight Variation

Boost texture and healthy fats by incorporating 1 tablespoon of almond butter or a handful of walnuts.

This variation adds a tasty nuttiness to the smoothie, offering satiety without spiking blood sugar.

My Top Tips For Making Diabetic Smoothies

Diabetic-Friendly Beetroot Smoothie Bowl

There are some key things you need to keep in mind when making yourself a smoothie suitable for diabetese.

If you are following a recipe, ensure you do the following:

  1. Precisely measure ingredients as per the recipe, using appropriate kitchen measuring cups, spoons, etc.
  2. Avoid swapping ingredients. If you do not have an ingredient listed in the recipe, avoid swapping for another ingredient for which you are not sure whether it’s suitable. 

If you are making your smoothies without following a recipe, keep these tips in mind:

  1. Use Zero / Low Calorie Sweeteners: Opt for diabetic-friendly sweeteners like stevia or monk fruit rather than refined sugars to manage sugar levels in your smoothies effectively.
  2. Include Fiber-Rich Ingredients: Add high-fiber foods like chia seeds, flaxseeds, or greens to slow down sugar absorption and promote digestive health.
  3. Monitor Portion Sizes: Be cautious with portion sizes to control carbohydrate intake, which is a crucial factor in diabetes management.
  4. Select Low-Glycemic Fruits: Choose fruits with a low glycemic index, such as berries, cherries, or apples, to help regulate blood sugar levels.
  5. Consider Protein Boosts: Including protein sources like Greek yogurt or plant-based protein powder. Protein can enhance satiety and stabilize blood sugar levels.

Have You Got Questions?

If you have any questions regarding the recipe, the smoothie, or anything else, do not hesitate to contact me.

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Ella Waterworth
Ella Waterworth

Founder & Recipe Developer at Smoothies N Cookies

Ella Waterworth is the founder of Smoothies N Cookies and she is a professional smoothie recipe creator. She gained extensive knowledge of creating smoothies by working for Smoothie King for several years.

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