Breakfast Strawberry Smoothie For Diabetics

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

I have an uncle who has diabetes, and he gave me the thumbs-up of approval for this smoothie!

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Breakfast Strawberry Smoothie For Diabetics

Breakfast Strawberry Smoothie For Diabetics

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Whip up a diabetic-friendly strawberry breakfast smoothie with strawberries, nut butter, chia seeds, and almond milk for a healthy start to your day.

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

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. Measure the ingredients as listed.
  2. To a high-speed blender or a personal blender, add the almond butter, chia seeds, and milk first, followed by the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Blend for 2-3 minutes, depending on the type of blender you are using.
  4. Serve and drink the smoothie immediately.

Notes

*For smoothie notes, variations, benefits, and more, scroll past the recipe!

  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Diabetic

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 223
  • Sugar: 8.1g
  • Fat: 7.7g
  • Carbohydrates: 19.2g
  • Fiber: 7.5g
  • Protein: 4.7g

Benefits Of This Strawberry Smoothie For Diabetics

Breakfast Strawberry Smoothie For Diabetics served in a round glass cup

This breakfast diabetic smoothie recipe was not only designed to suit diabetics but also to be a nutritious drink that you can enjoy for breakfast.

It combines an array of fresh nutritious ingredients which all contribute to benefits.

Here’s an overview of the benefits of this breakfast diabetic smoothie:

  • Low Glycemic Index: Strawberries have a low glycemic index, which means they can help manage blood sugar levels, making this smoothie suitable for diabetics.
  • Heart Health Support: The omega-3 fatty acids in chia seeds and the healthy fats in almond butter are beneficial for heart health, an important consideration for diabetics, who are at higher risk for heart disease.
  • Dietary Fiber for Blood Sugar Control: High in fiber from chia seeds, this smoothie can aid in blood sugar regulation by slowing the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream. (Source)
  • Satiety and Weight Loss: The protein and fiber content help promote feelings of fullness, aiding in weight loss, which is crucial for managing diabetes.
  • Vitamin C for Immune Support: Diabetics can be more prone to infections, making the vitamin C from strawberries valuable for its immune-boosting properties. (Source)

If you enjoy this smoothie, I think you will also love my diabetic beet smoothie bowl, as well as my green diabetic smoothie.

Breakfast Strawberry Smoothie For Diabetics

Optional Recipe Changes:

In case you may have different preferences, there are some swaps you can make of the ingredients and even add extra ingredients.

  • You can use any berry you like, just make sure you keep them the same quantity as listed, which is 1/2 cup.
  • Instead of almond butter, you can use any nut butter of your choice, just make sure it’s unsweetened and made using 100% nuts, with no oils added.
  • Instead of almond milk, you can use other dairy-free milk, just make sure it’s unsweetened. 
  • You can swap the chia seeds for flaxseeds, pumpkin seeds, or other seeds of choice.

Add-ins:

  1. Greens: Incorporate a handful of greens such as kale or spinach for extra nutrients without impacting the flavor of the smoothie.
  2. Chocolate: Chocolate and strawberries are a classic combo, and you make this smoothie chocolatey, and still diabetic-friendly, by adding a tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa or cacao powder!
  3. Protein: Incorporate 1/2 cup of cottage cheese or a scoop of diabetic-approved protein powder for a protein boost.

Equipment:

Blender Type Suitability
Nutribullet 600
Vitamix Blender Propel 510
BlendJet 4000mAh
Ninja Blender BL610
Oster 6640 Blender
Hamilton Beach 58148A Blender
AMZChef Blender 1800 W
Wamife Blender

Another good thing about this smoothie is the fact that it was compatible with all 8 different blenders that I own.

This means it’s likely to be compatible with your blender, even if it’s not listed above.

Dietary:

Type Of Diet Suitable
Vegan-Friendly
Dairy-Free
Gluten-Free
Diabetic-Friendly
Paleo-Friendly
Keto-Friendly
Raw Food-Friendly

…Annnd the smoothie is also suitable for 7 different diets.

Even if you are not a diabetic, you can still enjoy this smoothie.

Smoothie FAQs:

Can I Make This Strawberry Smoothie In Advance?

Yes, you can prepare this smoothie ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. You will need to shake or stir it though before drinking it.

How Can I Thin This Smoothie?

If your smoothie is too thick, you can gradually add more almond milk until you reach your desired consistency. Start with a small amount, such as a tablespoon at a time, to avoid making it too thin.

How Can I Make This Smoothie Sweeter Naturally?

o naturally sweeten your smoothie, consider adding a bit more frozen strawberries, a ripe banana, or a few drops of stevia or monk fruit extract. These options can enhance the sweetness without adding refined sugar.

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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