4 Low Carb Smoothies for Diabetics

It is really important to make all the diabetics not to suffer through their sweet craving anymore. If you are one of them, you should be aware that you can satiate your sweet tooth without throwing your blood sugar off balance. Sometimes your condition makes life boring, because eating just fruits it’s healthy, but in the same time it’s boring. They are sweet and low in calories, but sometimes our hard-to-please taste buds might want something a bit fancier. These low-carb smoothies might be the healthy answer for you.

Also you should know that these smoothies does not contain refined sugar. Having fresh or frozen fruits as the main ingredients, they are packed with complex carbs and dietary fiber.Some of these smoothie recipes contain green tea powder and ground flaxseed, two diabetes superfoods that can keep a sugar spike at bay.Being low-carb and low-calorie, they are great diet smoothies for both diabetics and non-diabetic individuals to enjoy.

Keep in mind that these smoothies are not completely sugar-free, they are only low in sugar. That means that you should still exercise portion control. Take a look at these recipes and start your journey.

Diabetic – Friendly Pina Colada Smoothie

Smoothie Ingredients (for 1 serving)

1 cup light plain yogurt

1 cup fresh or canned pineapple (cut into small chunks)

1 tsp. non-alcoholic coconut extract or coconut flavor

1 cup crushed ice

First you need to put all the ingredients in a blender and process them on high speed until the ice is liquefied and the mixture is smooth. You should use fresh pineapple, as it has lower sugar content and no preservatives. If you don’t want to be bothered with the slicing and cleaning process, however, canned pineapple will come in handy.

You can garnish your pina colada smoothie with a pineapple slice or cocktail umbrella. To add a tropical air to it, you could serve this scrumptious drink in a hollowed-out pineapple.

Diabetic – Friendly Strawberry Smoothie

Smoothie Ingredients (for 1 serving)

1 cup fresh or frozen whole strawberries (thaw first if frozen)

1 banana (cut into small chunks)

1 cup light and sugar-free strawberry yogurt

1 cup crushed ice

For this recipe if you don’t like strawberries you can use blueberries or raspberries instead. Place all the ingredients in a blender and make the mixture smooth. Be careful if you are using frozen strawberries, make sure they have no added sugar.
This diet smoothie is just so simple and healthy. Strawberries are a great source of antioxidants, dietary fiber and vitamin C.

Low – Carb Green Tea Smoothie

Smoothie Ingredients (for 1 serving)

2 tablespoons Matcha green tea powder

3 tablespoons Hot water

1 banana (cut into small chunks)

1 pkg. sugar substitute

1 cup skim milk

1 cup crushed ice

1 tsp. mint extract (optional)

Mix green tea powder with hot water and stir until it forms a paste. Add the green tea paste and the other ingredients to a blender and process until smooth. If you prepare this drink without the banana, you’ll get a “green tea frappe,” which is very delicious as well. The mint extract is not required, though I like to add it to my smoothie just to make it a little more refreshing.

Green tea is believed to help stabilize blood-sugar levels and lower cholesterol. For diabetics, this tea is thus highly beneficial. According to the University Of Maryland Medical Center, daily supplementation of the diet with green tea might be able to lower the hemoglobin A1c level in people with borderline diabetes.

Diabetes Breakfast Smoothie

Smoothie Ingredients (for 1 serving)

1/2 cup uncooked oats

1 frozen banana (cut into small chunks first)

1 1/2 cup skim milk

1 tbsp. ground flaxseed

1 pkg. sugar substitute

1 tsp. coffee extract or coffee flavor (optional)

In a food processor, blend oats until they become powder. Add the other ingredients and blend until smooth. This diabetes breakfast smoothie is great for those of you who have too tiny an appetite to eat ham and eggs in the morning.

This one is good because it will make you feel full until lunch. You should know that people that have breakfast smoothie instead of real breakfast usually don’t have a big appetite in the early hours. Besides, oats and flaxseed are both high in dietary fiber, which will help you feel full longer and allow the body to absorb sugar into the bloodstream at a slower pace.

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