Diabetics don’t have to miss out on smoothies. Indulge in this ultra-green and nutritious diabetic-friendly green smoothie!

Explore recipe tips, smoothie benefits, and more below!

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Diabetic-Friendly Green Smoothie

Diabetic-Friendly Green Smoothie

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Sip on goodness with this Diabetic-Friendly Green Smoothie. A tasty, healthy choice for balanced blood sugar and vibrant well-being.

  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup of spinach (washed)
  • 1/4 avocado
  • 1 medium-sized green apple (diced)
  • 1/3 cup sliced cucumber
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 tsp minced fresh ginger root
  • 1 small handful of celery (diced)

Instructions

  1. Wash the fresh veggies and prepare them as described above.
  2. Add all ingredients to a blender.
  3. Blend for 2-3 minutes until smooth,
  4. Serve and enjoy.

Notes

The smoothie is best consumed as soon as it is blended.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast, Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Diabetic

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 150
  • Sugar: 9g
  • Fat: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Protein: 3g

Are Green Smoothies Good For Diabetics?

Green smoothies are a great healthy choice for diabetics. They contain a lot of vital vitamins and minerals.

They can also help reduce blood sugar, which is very important for diabetics.

Most green smoothies are suitable for diabetics. However, always make sure you check the ingredients if you are buying green smoothies.

But, as with anything, homemade is best since you know exactly what has gone in the smoothie.

green smoothie served in a glass cup surrounded by greens

What Are The Benefits Of This Green Diabetic Smoothie?

The green smoothie for diabetics I have shared with you today contains 5 green ingredients, making this smoothie super nutritious.

The main benefits of this diabetic smoothie include: 

  • Blood Sugar Regulation:
  • Heart Health:
  • Nutrient-Rich:
    • This green smoothie is packed with vitamins (A, C, K) and minerals (iron, calcium, potassium).
  • Anti-Inflammatory:
  • Digestive Health:
    • Fiber from the various ingredients used in the recipe supports digestive health and helps manage weight by keeping you feeling fuller for longer.
  • Gut Health:
    • The fiber content and ginger in the smoothie promote a healthy gut microbiome.
  • Low Glycemic Impact:
    • The combination of ingredients results in a diabetic-friendly, low-glycemic smoothie.

green smoothie surrounded by spinach avocado and cucumber

Green Smoothie For Diabetics Recipe Variations (Optional)

I have tested numerous different versions of this green smoothie for diabetics. 

This means you can use different ingredients and still achieve a smoothie that is suitable for diabetics.

These variations of this smoothie are absolutely optional, but whenever you fancy something different, consider making these changes:

  • The spinach can be substituted for beet greens or other greens such as kale.
  • The avocado can be substituted for high protein low fat cottage cheese. The quantity should be 1/2 cup.
  • To add more protein, you can also consider adding collagen powder, or a scoop of casein protein powder.
  • If you don’t have fresh ginger root, you can use 1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger powder instead.
  • You can swap the green apple for any other apple you have, but just note that other varieties might be sweeter, so the sugar content could increase.
  • For a thicker and more refreshing-tasting smoothie, add 1/4 cup of ice cubes to the recipe.
  • For a sweeter smoothie, without adding calories, consider adding keto syrup

Diabetic-Friendly Green Smoothie

Questions & Answers From The Diabetic Smoothie Community

I shared this green diabetic smoothie recipe with my followers on Instagram, and many of my diabetic followers loved the smoothie.

However, I received several repetitive questions, which I have answered on Instagram, but I will also answer here in this recipe post.

If you have any other questions regarding the recipe, please contact me.

When Should I Drink This Diabetic Smoothie?

The best time to drink this smoothie is for breakfast, preferably as a meal replacement. My uncle who has diabetes has been drinking this smoothie for breakfast for several weeks now, and is loving it.

How Many Diabetic Green Smoothies Should I Drink a Day?

Once a day is more than enough, combined with improved dietary choices, regular exercise, and adequate sleep, to promote overall well-being and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Does The Smoothie Help With Detoxing?

This diabetic smoothie also helps detox your body, thanks to the numerous properties from the healthy ingredients used in the drink.

Does The Smoothie Help With Weight Loss?

Each serving of this smoothie contains only 150 calories, making it an extremely low calorie meal if used as a meal replacement. Furthermore, the smoothie contains a few zero calorie foods, so yes, the smoothie can help with weight loss.

More Diabetic-Friendly Smoothie Recipes:

  1. Diabetic-Friendly Beetroot Smoothie Bowl
  2. Diabetic-Friendly Chocolate Smoothie Bowl
  3. Diabetic-Friendly Chocolate Smoothie
  4. Breakfast Strawberry Smoothie For Diabetics
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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