Smoothie Recipes

8 Best Diabetic Friendly Smoothie Recipes

Just 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?

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.

What Can I Blend For Diabetes?

Diabetic-friendly smoothie is a great place to start. However, you can also make diabetic-friendly soups, purees, and even some types of hummus.

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

chocolate smoothie
A creamy, thick chocolate smoothie is suitable for diabetics who crave a bit of chocolate!

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!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 7 mins
Course Drinks, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 209 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 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
 

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

Notes

Best consumed straight away.

Nutrition

Serving: 1smoothieSugar: 8.8gCalories: 209kcalFat: 11.9gProtein: 4.3gCarbohydrates: 10.3g
Keyword chocolate smoothie, dairy-free smoothie, diabetic-friendly, easy smoothie, kidney healthy smoothie, vegan smoothie
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2. Diabetic-Friendly Green Smoothie

Green Smoothie

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

Diabetic-Friendly Green Smoothie

Diabetic-Friendly Green Smoothie

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A smoothie with 5 different greens, Diabetic-Friendly Green Smoothie - all immune-boosting, super nutritious, and detoxing. A perfect way to start the day!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 7 mins
Course Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 1
Calories 189 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup/30g of spinach
  • 1/4 avocado flesh scooped out
  • 1 medium-sized green apple diced
  • 1/2 cucumber diced
  • 1 cup/200ml of cold water
  • 1 tsp minced fresh ginger
  • 1 small handful of celery diced

Instructions
 

  • Wash the fresh veggies and prepare them as described above.
  • Add all ingredients to a blender, and blitz until completely smooth. About 2-3 minutes.

Notes

Best consumed straight away.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingSugar: 12.1gFiber: 6.3gCalories: 189kcalFat: 7.6gProtein: 1.9gCarbohydrates: 15.3g
Keyword beakfastsmoothie, detoxing, diabetic-friendly, green smoothie, healthy, smoothie
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3. Diabetic-Friendly Chocolate Smoothie Bowl

Chocolate Smoothie Bowl

If you are into smoothie bowls, then you are in luck. Because this chocolate smoothie bowl is totally diabetic-friendly!

Diabetic-Friendly Chocolate Smoothie Bowl

Diabetic-Friendly Chocolate Smoothie Bowl

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Diabetic-Friendly Chocolate Smoothie Bowl - that's creamy, refreshing, healthy, and perfect for people watching their sugar intake.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 7 mins
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 399 kcal

Ingredients
  

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

Instructions
 

  • Once you have got the frozen banana chunks, all the ingredients are added to a blender and blitzed to smooth perfection!
  • Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Best consumed straight away.

Nutrition

Serving: 1smoothieSugar: 5.5gCalories: 399kcalFat: 11.9gProtein: 4.3gCarbohydrates: 8.8g
Keyword chocolate smoothie, dairy-free smoothie, diabetic-friendly, easy smoothie, keto smoothie, pumpkin smoothie bowl, vegan smoothie
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4. Jackfruit Smoothie

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.

Jackfruit Smoothie (High Fiber)

Jackfruit Smoothie (High Fiber)

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How to make jackfruit smoothie - can you use jackfruit in a smoothie? All these questions will be answered in this article, and a recipe will be provided.
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast, Smoothie
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 1
Calories 203 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 0.66 cup/100g of canned jackfruit in water drained
  • 2 pitted dates
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1 handful of spinach
  • 1 cup/cup/125ml of dairy-free milk

Instructions
 

  • Drain and rinse the jackfruit if using from a can. Add all the ingredients to a high-speed blender, and blitz until smooth.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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Notes

Best consumed straight away.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingSugar: 6.5gFiber: 6.6gCalories: 203kcalFat: 1gProtein: 1.9gCarbohydrates: 14.3g
Keyword beakfastsmoothie, dairy-free smoothie, green jackfruit smoothie, green smoothie, healthy, jackfruit smoothie, smoothie, vegan smoothie
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5. Lemon Grapefruit Smoothie

Lemon Grapefruit Smoothie

This smoothie is extremely clean, only has 3 ingredients, and will surely refresh you instantly. It’s simple, yet it’s loaded with benefits.

3-Ingredients Lemon Grapefruit Smoothie

3-Ingredients Lemon Grapefruit Smoothie

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3-Ingredients Lemon Grapefruit Smoothie that's refreshing, diabetic-friendly, detoxing and so delicious! We had leftover grapefruit, lemon, and half a bottle of coconut water. What can you do with these ingredients, but smoothie? So, smoothie we made!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 7 mins
Course Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 1
Calories 133 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 200 g or one large grapefruit peeled and diced
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 1/2 cup/110ml of coconut water

Instructions
 

  • Peel the grapefruit, and try to remove as much of the white surroundings as possible, as they are quite bitter. Then, add the lemon juice, grapefruit flesh, and lemon juice to a blender, and blitz!
  • Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Best consumed straight away, however, you could refrigerate and drink the next day. Just stir it all back in.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingSugar: 15.6gFiber: 3.9gCalories: 133kcalFat: 0.6gProtein: 0.7gCarbohydrates: 28.2g
Keyword beakfastsmoothie, coconut, filling, grapefruit, healthy, smoothie, weightloss
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6. Dairy-Free Chocolate Smoothie For Diabetics

Dairy-Free Chocolate Smoothie For Diabetics
Another diabetic-friendly chocolate smoothie for all diabetics out there who love chocolate. This smoothie will surely satisfy your cravings!

Dairy-Free Diabetic-Friendly Chocolate Smoothie

Dairy-Free Chocolate Smoothie For Diabetics

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Easy Dairy-Free Diabetic-Friendly Chocolate Smoothie recipe that anyone who is watching their sugar intake will love.This delicious diabetic-friendly smoothie recipe can also just about fit into the keto category as well.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 7 mins
Course Drinks, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 219 kcal

Ingredients
  

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

Instructions
 

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

Notes

Best consumed straight away.

Nutrition

Serving: 1smoothieSugar: 5.5gCalories: 219kcalFat: 11.9gProtein: 4.3gCarbohydrates: 8.8g
Keyword chocolate smoothie, dairy-free smoothie, diabetic-friendly, easy smoothie, keto smoothie, vegan smoothie
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7. Healthy Spinach And Kale Smoothie

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.

Healthy Spinach And Kale Smoothie

Healthy Spinach And Kale Smoothie

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Easy Healthy Spinach And Kale Smoothie - that's super green, super healthy, and super easy to make!Low carb, extra green, and high on fiber, this smoothie will become your new favorite healthy smoothie.
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 1
Calories 219 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 frozen banana cut into chunks
  • 1 handful of spinach
  • 1 handful of kale
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1/4 avocado diced
  • 1 cup/220ml of dairy free milk

Instructions
 

  • The spinach, cucumber and kale are washed, then all the ingredients are added to a blender and blitzed until smooth.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Best consumed straight away.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingSugar: 9.9gFiber: 6.3gCalories: 219kcalFat: 8.8gProtein: 1.9gCarbohydrates: 13.1g
Keyword beakfastsmoothie, diabetic-friendly, green smoothie, healthy, smoothie, vegan smoothie
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8. Diabetic-Friendly Beetroot Smoothie Bowl

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!

Diabetic-Friendly Beetroot Smoothie Bowl

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.
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 1
Calories 340 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 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
 

  • 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.
  • Blend everything until completely smooth.
  • Pour to a serving bowl and enjoy!

Notes

Best consumed straight away.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingSugar: 7.7gFiber: 9.3gCalories: 340kcalFat: 8.8gProtein: 9.5gCarbohydrates: 19.2g
Keyword beakfastsmoothie, diabetic-friendly, healthy, proteinsmoothie, smoothie, smoothiebowl, suga-free, superfood
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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.

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