Recipe Roundup: Diabetes-Friendly Smoothies

It’s a great time for smoothies, those delicious meal replacements that make healthy living and weight loss so enjoyable. Smoothies can be low-carb or high-protein, and are such a great way to pack minimally processed fruit and veggies into your daily intake. Below you’ll find a list of reader-approved smoothie recipes, including what is probably the most successful recipe we’ve ever run:

Lower Carb Strawberry Smoothie – Diabetes Daily

Lower Carb Strawberry Smoothie – Diabetes Daily

Hundreds of people with diabetes make this deceptively simple strawberry smoothie every single week. With just 3 main ingredients – low-fat greek yogurt, frozen strawberries, and unsweetened soy or almond milk – just a quick whirr in the blender gives you plenty of filling protein, a touch of natural sweetness, and about 9 grams net carbohydrates.

Keto Triple Berry Smoothie – Sugar-Free Mom

Keto Triple Berry Smoothie – Sugar-Free Mom

“Berries are a wonderful source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They are low on the glycemic index and perfectly acceptable on a low carb and keto diet. Some choose not to enjoy any fruit at all on a keto diet but I believe you can have some flexibility even eating just 20 total carbs a day. While this smoothie recipe can be enjoyed for breakfast or any meal of the day, I’d add some collagen or protein powder for the added protein benefit.”

Jolly Green Goodness Smoothie – Take Care of Your Diabetes (TCOYD)

Jolly Green Goodness Smoothie – Take Care of Your Diabetes (TCOYD)

“If you aren’t used to a green smoothie with minimal fruit, this won’t be as sweet as what you are used to, but don’t let that deter you! If you’re trying to transition from super sweet fruit-based smoothies, you can simply add in a few chunks of pineapple or berries to this one and then gradually reduce the extra fruit each week to get back to the recommended amount in this recipe.”

Coconut Milk Strawberry Smoothie – Low-Carb Yum

Coconut Milk Strawberry Smoothie – Low-Carb Yum

“Too many people forget how to enjoy fruit when they go low carb or keto. After all, those natural fruit sugars can really pile on the carbs when you’re not paying attention.

However, fruit is healthy and a delicious treat, so it’s nice to know how and when to enjoy it on the keto diet…and a coconut milk smoothie is just the thing!”

Pineapple Kale Smoothie – The Fit Blog

Pineapple Kale Smoothie – The Fit Blog

“I have always loved smoothies, but it’s hard to find tasty ones that don’t have added sugar or a ton of calories. This delicious Pineapple Kale Smoothie with Greek yogurt only has just 200 calories per serving and all the sugar is from the pineapple and veggies.

What could be more perfect for quenching the thirst after a hard workout?”

Vegan Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie – Diabetes Strong

Vegan Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie – Diabetes Strong

“This recipe came about as I was craving that wonderful, classic combination of peanut butter and chocolate, but wanting a new and healthy twist on it.

Adding the vanilla vegan protein powder broadens the flavor profile and definitely satisfies that sweet tooth while adding calcium, iron – and, yes – protein.”

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