Low Carbs Smoothies for Diabetics

Low Carbs Smoothies for DiabeticsMy essential message to all diabetics: Don’t suffer through your sweet craving anymore.

You can satiate your sweet tooth without throwing your blood sugar off balance. I know it can be boring to eat just fruits. They are sweet and low in calories, but sometimes our hard-to-please taste buds might want something a bit more fancy. These low-carb drinks might be the balanced answer for you.

Plus points of these diabetic-friendly smoothies

1.  They contain no refined sugar.

2.  Having fresh or frozen fruits as the main ingredients, they are packed with complex carbs and dietary fiber.

3.  Some of these smoothie recipes contain green tea powder and ground flaxseed, two diabetes superfoods that can keep a sugar spike at bay.

4.  Being low-carb and low-calorie, they are great diet smoothies for both diabetics and non-diabetic individuals to enjoy.

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

To prepare this diet smoothie, put all the substances in a blender, then process on high speed until the ice is melted and the mixture is smooth. I prefer using 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.

Drink it the classy way: Garnish your pina colada smoothie with a pineapple slice or cocktail umbrella. To add a tropical air to it, you could serve this delightful drink in a hollowed-out pineapple. Enjoy it while sitting by a sparkling pool and leave all your worries behind.

Diabetic-Friendly Strawberry SmoothieLow Carbs Smoothies for Diabetics

Smoothie Ingredients (for 1 serving)

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

1 banana (cut into small sections)

1 cup light and sugar-free strawberry yogurt

1 cup mashed ice

Place all the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. If you use frozen strawberries, make sure they contain no added sugar. This diet smoothie is just so simple and healthy. Strawberries are a great source of anti-oxidants, dietary fiber and vitamin C. I’m planning to make this refreshing drink on the upcoming 100-degree days this summer.

What if strawberries are not your favorite?

That’s fine. You may use blueberries or raspberries instead, and the results will still be fantastic!

Low Carbs Smoothies for Diabetics Low-Carb Green Tea Smoothie

Smoothie Ingredients (for 1 serving)

2 tsps. Matcha green tea powder

3 tbsps. 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 till 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 and diabetes: Green tea is believed to help strengthen blood-sugar levels and lower cholesterol. For diabetic patients, this tea is thus highly valuable. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, daily supplements of the diet plan with green tea might be able to lower the hemoglobin A1c level in people with borderline diabetes.

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