Delicious Smoothies Recipes for Diabetics

Updated on January 14th, 2020
Diabetics

Fruits and vegetables are integral to the Diabetes patient’s diet. With the right guidance, smoothies can be used as a better alternative from consuming the products directly. Smoothies for Diabetics can provide a lot of nutrition with fewer calories, which makes it an ideal choice.

Why Does It Work?

Juice-bar smoothies are nothing but a kind of poison for diabetic patients. So smoothies that contain low-fat, fruits that have low sugar, fresh vegetables, etc. help you keep full for a longer time. Also, these healthy smoothies will maintain your cholesterol levels, reduce fat, and enhance your energy levels.

How to Make smoothies?

Green Smoothies/ Weight Loss Smoothies For Diabetics

Green smoothies, combined with a healthy diet, can provide therapeutic benefits for more than a dozen diseases, including Diabetes (Type 2)(1).

What are the benefits of Green smoothie for diabetic (Type 2) patients?

  • The excess weight, which is a common factor for type 2 diabetic patients, will be reduced.
  • It provides energy to exercise and thereby reduce the risk.
  • Green smoothies help to reduce the consumption of processed food.

Dirctions for making:

  • Combine the ingredients in a blender.
  • Blend at full speed until its smooth.
  • Add extra ice to reduce the sweetness. (Always blend Ice in the end)
  • Pour into glasses and serve immediately

[Read: Natural Remedies for Diabetes]

Green Smoothie Recipes

1. Banana-Blueberry

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Image:ShutterStock

Preparation time: 5 minutes.

Ingredients:

  • Banana – 1 no.
  • Frozen Blueberries – 1oz. (A handful)
  • Soaked Chia Seeds- 2 Tablespoons
  • Cabbage leaf- 1 cup
  • Spinach- 1 cup
  • Yogurt

Calories: 220.6

2. Pineapple-Strawberry

Preparation time: 5 minutes.

Ingredients:

  • Cabbage- ½ cups
  • Parsley- ½ cups
  • Pineapple- 2 cups
  • Strawberries- 1 cup
  • Banana(medium)- 1no.
  • Hemp Seeds- 1 tablespoon

Calories: 282

[Read: Drinks for Diabetics]

Low Carb Smoothies For Diabetics

1. Green Tea Smoothie

Green Tea Smoothie
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Preparation time: 10 minutes.

Ingredients:

  • Green Tea powder- 2 teaspoons
  • Hot Water- 3tbsps
  • Banana
  • Skim Milk- 1cup
  • Crushed Ice- 1 cup
  • Mint Extract- 1tablespoons

Steps to make:

  • Mix Green tea with hot water and stir until it becomes a paste.
  • Add it to the blender and do the usual steps.

Calories: 91.48

2. Oats  Smoothie

Preparation time: 10 minutes.

Ingredients:

  • Uncooked oats: ½ cup
  • Frozen Banana: 1no
  • Skim Milk- 1 ½  cup
  • Ground Flaxseed- 1tbsp.
  • Coffee Extract/ Flavor- 1tsp

Steps to make:

  • Grind oats to make it powder.
  • Follow the usual steps.

Calories: 210

[Read:  Foods for Diabetics]

Breakfast Smoothies For Diabetics

1. Blueberry-Almond Smoothie

Blueberry-Almond Smoothie
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Preparation time: 5 minutes.

Ingredients(Unsweetened):

  • Blueberries- 1 ½ cup
  • Greek Yogurt(Fat-free)- ½ cup
  • Silvered Almonds- ¼ cups
  • Wheat Germ- 2 tbsp.
  • Almond milk/Skimmed Milk- 2 tbsp
  • Honey- 2 tsp.
  • Ice cubes- 1 cup

Calories: 210.6

2. Peanut Butter-raspberry Smoothie

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Ingredients(Unsweetened):

  • Fresh Raspberries- 1 ½ cups
  • Skim Milk- 2 tbsps
  • Peanut butter- 2 tbsps
  • Honey- 2 tbsps.
  •   Ice Cubes- 1cup

Calories: 200

3. Apple Spinach Smoothie

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Ingredients(Unsweetened):

  • Apple- 1 (small)
  • Baby Spinach- 2 cups
  • Greek Yogurt- ½ cup
  • Orange/ Apple Juice- ⅓ cup
  • Ground Flax Seeds- 2 tbsp.
  • Ice Cubes- 1cup

Calories: 156.8

4. Nutty Blackberry Smoothie

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Ingredients(Unsweetened):

  • Blackberries- 1 ½ cup
  •  Greek Yogurt- ½ cup
  • Almond Butter- 2tbsps.
  • Honey- 2 tsp.
  • Ice Cubes- 1 cup

Calories: 175

[Read: Tea for Diabetes]

Healthy Smoothie For Diabetics

4. Mango Mania Smoothie

Mango Smoothie
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Preparation time: 5 minutes

Ingredients(Unsweetened):

  • Skim Milk- 1 cup
  • Plain Yogurt- 6 oz.
  • Silken Tofu- 4 oz.
  • Banana- 1 (small)
  • Mango- ½ piece
  • Ice cubes- 4-5 pieces

Calories: 405

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Best Smoothie For Diabetics

1. Sweet Potato Smoothie

Preparation time: 15 minutes.

Ingredients(Unsweetened):

  • Sweet Potato( Cooked)- ½ cup
  • Almond milk ( or milk of choice)- 1 cup
  • Medjool dates(pitted)-  2-3 pieces.
  • Fresh Ginger- ½ inch
  • Turmeric- ¼ tbsp
  • Hemp Hearts- 1 tbsp
  • Ice- as needed

Calories: 280

[Read: Diet Plan for Diabetics]

Fruit Smoothies For Diabetics

1. Strawberry Smoothie

Preparation time: 5 minutes.

Ingredients:

  • Frozen Strawberries- 1 cup
  • Banana- 1no
  • Sugar-free strawberry yogurt- 1 cup
  • Crushed Ice- 1 cup

Calories: 125.9

For people who are not fond of Strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries are preferable.

2. Pineapple Smoothie

Image:ShutterStock
Image:ShutterStock

Preparation time: 5 minutes.

Ingredients:

  • Plain Yogurt- 1 cup
  • Pineapple-  1 cup
  • Coconut Extract/ Flavour (Non- alcoholic)- 1 teaspoon
  • Crushed Ice- 1 cup

Calories: 154

[Read: Sweet Potatoes for Diabetes]

Bottom Line

All the recipes are diabetic friendly and will be very beneficial. If you have any abnormal condition or allergic to any of the ingredients or have any other disease other than diabetes, recipes could backfire. Kindly consult with your doctor before making any of the recipes listed in your daily diet.


FAQs

1.  Can smoothies be considered a substitute for fruits?

Having smoothies and fruits together in your diet is not beneficial for a diabetic patient. As smoothies manage to retain the fiber, healthy fat, and protein, it can be used as a substitute for fruits(2)

2.  How can smoothies help in weight loss?

By eating fruits, nuts, or yogurt, you will not be full. While having it in the form of a smoothie will keep you full for a longer time. Less hunger leads to less food consumption. The presence of fiber helps in better digestion(3).

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