5 Great Smoothies For Diabetics To Drink

5 Great Smoothies For Diabetics To Drink

 

If you have decided to take part in the Full Body Cleanse in the New Year and you have diabetes, there are a few things to take into consideration. You don’t have to deprive yourself of certain foods, but you do want to make sure that you are eating a balanced diet. You are also going to have to focus a little more on vegetables than fruit, but that doesn’t mean you have to avoid fruit altogether.

 

Certain fruits have a lower glycemic index than others do, which means that your blood sugar won’t spike when you consume them. A great way to consume fruit while cleansing is to blend them into smoothies. To help make your life a little easier, here are five delicious smoothie recipes that are beneficial for diabetics.

 

Note: When making smoothies, it is important to not add any sweeteners like agave syrup or grade A maple syrup. You don’t need the added sugar on top of the natural sugars in the fruit.

 

For all of the smoothies, blend all of the ingredients in a blender until you get a smooth consistency. You can add more or less liquid depending on how thick you want the smoothie to be.

 

Awesome Green Smoothie:

Don’t be worried about this tasting like grass because it doesn’t. It contains tons of protein and essential minerals that the body needs.

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana, frozen overnight
  • 1 handful of fresh blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons of raw chia seeds
  • 1 cup kale leaves, torn
  • 1 cup spinach leaves
  • 1 cup filtered water

 

Avocado & Pineapple Smoothie:

We know it may sound weird, but you can’t even taste the avocado in this. Avocado actually makes any smoothie creamy; plus, it gives you some healthy magnesium and omega-3s.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup homemade almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons raw chia seeds
  • ½ cup fresh pineapple, cubed
  • ½ avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 1 cup Fuji apple, cubed
  • ½ cup broccoli florets
  • ½ cup spinach
  • ½ cup ice

 

Berry Delight Smoothie:

The berries in this smoothie are loaded with antioxidants, which help to fight free radicals in the body. The mango also works to regulate blood sugar levels.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup blueberries, frozen overnight
  • 1 cup blackberries, frozen overnight
  • 1 cup raspberries, frozen overnight
  • ¾ cup mango, cubed
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 2 cups kale leaves, torn
  • 1 tablespoon raw flaxseeds

 

Winter Fruit Smoothie:

Even though this smoothie is very green, you are going to want to keep drinking it!

Ingredients:

  • 5 cups filtered water
  • 1 green apple, cubed
  • 1 green pear, cubed
  • 2 cups kale or spinach
  • ½ cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1 cup ice
  • juice of 1 lime
  • ½ cup green grapes

 

Green Machine Smoothie:

This smoothie really helps to clean out the digestive tract. It is also filled with lots of folate and vitamins.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup homemade almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon raw flaxseeds
  • ½ cup green grapes
  • ½ cup fresh spinach
  • ½ cup green cabbage, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, chopped
  • ½ cup Fuji apple, cubed
  • ½ cup ice

 

We hope you enjoy these smoothies. If you make them, let us know how you like them in the comments below.

 

Sources:

http://ninacheriefranklin.com/live-well/5-simple-delicious-low-sugar-smoothie-recipes-people-diabetes/

https://www.healthline.com/health/diabetes/diabetic-friendly-smoothies#8

https://helynskitchen.com/2013/06/berry-blast-smoothie-low-glycemic.html

2017-12-28T18:38:08-07:00