8 Best Diabetic Friendly Smoothie Recipes

ust because you are diabetic, or you know someone who is diabetic, doesn’t mean a diabetic should miss out on smoothies.
We have a relative who unfortunately has diabetes, which prompted us to create diabetic-friendly smoothie recipes. In fact, it prompted us to create all sorts of dietary smoothie recipes.

Best Diabetic Friendly Smoothie Recipes

Are Smoothies Good For a Diabetic?

Are smoothies good for diabetics? They can be.

But it’s essential that the smoothies are done in a way that can suit diabetics. Smoothies high in sugar, even fruit sugar, aren’t good for diabetics.

However, a green smoothie with a minimal amount of sugar and carbs – will 100% be good for diabetics.

Which Fruits Should Be Avoided In Diabetes?

No fruit should be avoided really, they will just need to be consumed in moderation, in very small portions.
However, here’s a list of the fruits diabetics should keep at a minimum:

  • Dried Fruit
  • Bananas
  • Blackberries
  • Cherries
  • Blueberries
  • Apricots
  • Peaches
  • Grapes

And the list goes on.

Which Is The Best Fruit For Diabetes?

8 Best Diabetic Friendly Smoothie Recipes

All fruits should be kept at a minimum, as they do contain high amounts of sugar and carbs.
However, there are some fruits that are better than others for diabetics. These include:

  • Most Berries
  • Lemons
  • Avocados
  • Apples
  • Kiwi
  • Grapefruit
  • Plums
  • Watermelon

And the list goes on.

Is Banana Good For Diabetics?

Is Banana Good For Diabetics?

Bananas contain high amounts of carbs, starch, and sugar. So they should be consumed in moderation by diabetics. A little bit is fine, but just be mindful of the portions.
However, there are other yummy banana alternatives you can use in your smoothies, some of these include:

  • Pears
  • Squash
  • Pumpkin
  • Plantains
  • Avocado

And others.

What Can I Blend For Diabetes – Are There Diabetic Smoothies For Breakfast?

You can make diabetic-friendly smoothies, and consume them for breakfast or any time of the day that suits you. They are super versatile.
You can also make diabetic-friendly soups, purees, and even some types of hummus. There are plenty of things you can blend as a diabetic.

Best Diabetic-Friendly Smoothie Recipes

Now, let us share with you all our diabetic-friendly smoothie recipe creations. We hope they help you or benefit your loved ones!

1. Diabetic-Friendly Chocolate Smoothie

This is a rich and creamy smoothie recipe, suitable for diabetics who crave a bit of chocolate!
It’s made with creamy avocado, dark chocolate, unsweetened almond milk, and a tiny bit of banana!

Avocado and dark chocolate are both great sources of healthy fats. Don’t be scared of their fat.

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Diabetic-Friendly Chocolate Smoothie

Diabetic-Friendly Chocolate Smoothie

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Easy Diabetic-Friendly Chocolate Smoothie – that's low carb, diabetic friendly and so delicious and healthy!Dairy-free and vegan, this healthy low-carb smoothie is done in under 5 minutes, and is so yummy!

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

Ingredients

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  • 1 frozen avocado previously peeled and slices freezed
  • 1/2 frozen banana previously peeled (cut into pieces and frozen)
  • 1 tbsp of cacao powder (unsweetened)
  • 1 cup/220ml of dairy free milk (unsweetened)

Instructions

  1. Once you have got the frozen banana chunks & avocado, all the ingredients are added to a blender and blitzed to smooth perfection!
  2. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Best consumed straight away.

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Drinks, Snack
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Calories: 209
  • Sugar: 8.8
  • Fat: 11.9
  • Carbohydrates: 10.3
  • Protein: 4.3

2. Diabetic-Friendly Green Smoothie

If you are looking for diabetic-friendly green smoothies, this recipe is for you! it’s not as sweet, but it’s full of benefits and goodness.

The smoothie is extremely good for you. Whether you are diabetic or not, it will benefit you in so many ways!

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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/30g of spinach (washed)
  • 1/4 avocado (flesh scooped out)
  • 1 medium-sized green apple (diced)
  • 1/3 cup/30g sliced cucumber
  • 1/2 cup/120ml 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.

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast, Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Calories: 150
  • Sugar: 9
  • Fat: 9
  • Saturated Fat: 1
  • Carbohydrates: 18
  • Fiber: 7
  • Protein: 3

3. Diabetic-Friendly Chocolate Smoothie Bowl

If you are into smoothie bowls, then you are in luck. Because this chocolate smoothie bowl is totally diabetic-friendly!
It’s a creamy smoothie, perfect for diabetics missing a good smoothie bowl.

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Diabetic-Friendly Chocolate Smoothie Bowl

Diabetic-Friendly Chocolate Smoothie Bowl

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Indulge sensibly with this Diabetic-Friendly Chocolate Smoothie Bowl. A delightful treat crafted for balanced sweetness without compromising health.

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

Ingredients

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  • 1 small ripe avocado (peeled and pitted)
  • 12 thick slices of frozen banana
  • 1 tbsp of cacao powder unsweetened (or cocoa powder)
  • 1/2 cup/120ml of dairy-free milk (unsweetened)

Instructions

  1. Add the frozen banana slices first to a blender or a food processor, followed by the other ingredients.
  2. Blend for 3-4 minutes until a smooth consistency.
  3. Serve the blended smoothie to your favorite bowls, and add your favorite toppings (ensure they are diabetic-friendly).

Notes

Once the smoothie is blended, it is best consumed straight away.

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast, Smoothie Bowl
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Calories: 300
  • Sugar: 6
  • Fat: 26
  • Carbohydrates: 14
  • Fiber: 10
  • Protein: 4

4. Jackfruit Smoothie

This smoothie isn’t for everyone, but it really is very tasty and benefical to you. This smoothie contains high amounts of fiber, which is super important for your health.

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Jackfruit Smoothie

Jackfruit Smoothie (High Fiber)

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Refreshing jackfruit smoothie packed with nutrients: creamy avocado, sweet banana, tangy lime, and spinach. A vegan delight for a wholesome energy boost!

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

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 0.66 cup/100g of canned jackfruit in water (drained)
  • 1/4 avocado pitted and peeled
  • 1/3 cup/45g frozen banana slices
  • 2 pitted dates
  • 1 lime (juiced)
  • 1 handful of spinach
  • 1 cup/230ml of dairy-free milk (I used almond)

Instructions

  1. Drain and rinse the jackfruit if using from a can. Add all the ingredients to a high-speed blender, and blitz until smooth.
  2. I blended my smoothie for 4 minutes roughly, which provided me with a smooth and creamy smoothie.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Best consumed straight away.

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast, Smoothie
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Nutrition

  • Calories: 203
  • Sugar: 6.5
  • Fat: 1
  • Carbohydrates: 14.3
  • Fiber: 6.6
  • Protein: 1.9

5. Keto-Friendly Green Spinach Smoothie

This green diabetic-friendly smoothie is made with chia seeds, avocado, spinach and more for a delightful almost totally sugar-free smoothie.

It contains numerous vital nutrients for a healthier you!

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Spinach Smoothie For Weight Loss [Keto | No Sugar]

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A delicious and easy spinach smoothie for weight loss for you today. it's keto-friendly, sugar-free and it's thick, and refreshing.

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

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 handful of spinach (washed)
  • 1 tbsp of chia seeds
  • 1/4 avocado (pitted and peeled)
  • 250 ml coconut water
  • 1 tsp matcha powder
  • 34 cubes of ice

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients to your blender jug.
  2. Process until completely smooth. For about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Best consumed straight away.

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Calories: 208
  • Sugar: 4.2
  • Fat: 13
  • Carbohydrates: 10.2
  • Fiber: 10
  • Protein: 6.4

6. Breakfast Strawberry Smoothie For Diabetics

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Breakfast Strawberry Smoothie For Diabetics

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This strawberry smoothie for diabetics we have for you today is not only delicious but so nutritious too.

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

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1/2 cup/75g frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup/75g ice cubes
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp almond butter (unsweetened )
  • 200 ml almond milk (unsweetened )

Instructions

  1. Prepare the ingredients.
  2. Add all your ingredients to into a high-speed blender.
  3. Blitz until smooth. For about 3-4 minutes.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Best consumed straight away once it’s made.

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Calories: 176
  • Sugar: 4
  • Fat: 11.1
  • Carbohydrates: 10.2
  • Fiber: 5.4
  • Protein: 5

This a delicious smoothie that is nutritious and contains juicy berries. 

The smoothie is perfectly sweet and satisfying and suitable for diabetics. 

Enjoy this strawberry diabetic smoothie for breakfast!

7. Healthy Spinach And Kale Smoothie

Another green smoothie packed with goodness. This smoothie is loaded with leafy greens, and will certainly boost your body with important nutrients.

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Healthy Spinach And Kale Smoothie

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Boost your day with this spinach and kale smoothie. Packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and fiber, it supports digestion, heart health, and hydrates you.

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

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 cup/150g frozen banana slices
  • 1 handful of spinach (washed)
  • 1 handful of kale (washed)
  • 1/2 English cucumber (sliced)
  • 1/4 avocado (diced)
  • 1 cup/220ml of dairy free milk (unsweetened)

Instructions

  1. The spinach, cucumber and kale are washed, then all the ingredients are added to a blender and blitzed until smooth.
  2. Do not blend for longer than 2-3 minutes, otherwise your smoothie will be foamy.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Best consumed straight away.

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

Nutrition

  • Calories: 219
  • Sugar: 9.9
  • Fat: 8.8
  • Carbohydrates: 13.1
  • Fiber: 6.3
  • Protein: 1.9

8. Diabetic-Friendly Beetroot Smoothie Bowl

This is a beautifully colored smoothie bowl, made with vibrant beetroots. This smoothie has to be on the list for you to make!

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Diabetic-Friendly Beetroot Smoothie Bowl

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This healthy, nutritious Diabetic-Friendly Beetroot Smoothie Bowl is the perfect way to start your day. It’s easy, quick, tasty, and full of goodness. It's refreshing, filling and done in under 5 minutes.

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

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 cup/150g of raw beetroot peeled and diced
  • 1 cup/220ml of unsweetened coconut milk or water
  • 1 a handful of fresh spinach
  • 1 tbsp of chia seeds
  • 1/2 of frozen avocado (in chunks)

Instructions

  1. Prepare the raw beetroots as described above, and add all the ingredients to a high-speed blender. If you have a vitamix blender, it will be quick and easy to make it thick. However, if you have a regular blender, if your blender struggles to blend, you may need to add more liquid.
  2. Blend everything until completely smooth.
  3. Pour to a serving bowl and enjoy!

Notes

Best consumed straight away.

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

Nutrition

  • Calories: 340
  • Sugar: 7.7
  • Fat: 8.8
  • Carbohydrates: 19.2
  • Fiber: 9.3
  • Protein: 9.5

Summary:

So, these are our best 8 diabetic-friendly smoothie recipes that you have to try!
They are all healthy, as well as suitable for diabetics. They will nourish you and provide you with important nutrients.

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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