If you are diabetic, but you are craving chocolate, this chocolate smoothie is ideal for you.
This low-carb chocolate smoothie is also dairy-free and vegan, and it’s done in under 5 minutes.Print
- 1/2 cup frozen avocado slices
- 1/4 cup frozen banana slices
- 1 tbsp of cacao powder (unsweetened)
- 1 cup of dairy-free milk (unsweetened)
- Once you have got the frozen banana chunks & avocado, all the ingredients are added to a blender and blitzed to smooth perfection!
- Depending on the power of your blender, it could take up to 3-4 minutes to achieve the right consistency.
- Serve and enjoy!
*For recipe tips, smoothie benefits, and more, scroll past the recipe!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 2 minutes
- Category: Drinks, Snack
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Diabetic
- Serving Size: 1 smoothie
- Calories: 209
- Sugar: 8.8g
- Fat: 11.9g
- Carbohydrates: 10.3g
- Fiber: 3.6g
- Protein: 4.3g
Low Carb Chocolate Smoothie Benefits
Even though this smoothie contains chocolate, it doesn’t mean it doesn’t have benefits or is unhealthy.
Here are some of the benefits you can expect to get from drinking this cacao smoothie:
- Heart Health: The healthy fats and potassium present in this diabetic drink can contribute to maintaining a healthy heart.
- Mental Wellbeing: The magnesium in cacao is known for its mood-enhancing potential and stress-reducing properties.
- Weight Management: The fiber and healthy fats can help in promoting satiety, potentially aiding in weight loss.
- Provides Stable Energy: Because the beverage contains no added sugar, and it’s low in natural sugars too, it provides steady energy without causing any crashes.
- Contains Essential Nutrients: The smoothie is rich in many minerals and vitamins which contribute to overall health.
This smoothie is like a healthy dessert, but for diabetics.
My uncle has diabetes, and he often drinks this smoothie as a dessert.
Sometimes he even adds keto granola on top of it for crunch.
You should try it!
Diabetic-Friendly Chocolate Smoothie FAQs:
Can I Substitute The Banana For a Lower-Carb Fruit?
Yes, if you're looking for an even lower carbohydrate option, you can substitute the banana with berries, such as strawberries or raspberries, which are lower in carbs and sugar but still provide sweetness and fiber.
Can I Add Protein To This Smoothie?
Absolutely! Adding a scoop of your preferred protein powder (whey isolate for those who tolerate dairy or a plant-based option for a vegan choice) can increase the protein content, making the smoothie more filling and supporting blood sugar stabilization.
How Can I Make This Smoothie Sweeter Without Adding Sugar?
To add sweetness without sugar, consider natural sweeteners like stevia or monk fruit, which do not impact blood glucose levels. You can also increase the sweetness naturally by adding a bit more frozen banana or a small amount of vanilla extract.
Is This Smoothie Suitable As a Meal Replacement?
While this smoothie is nutritious, it may not provide enough calories or protein to act as a complete meal replacement on its own for everyone. Consider adding more protein, healthy fats like nuts or seeds, or serving it alongside a source of lean protein to make it more substantial.