Smoothies are one of my favorite things to make. They can be made for breakfast, lunch or dinner and they’re great for a pre-workout boost or used post-workout to help my muscles recover. I also love that they can be made however you like!
Whether you like your smoothies rich and creamy like a delicious dessert or fruity and cool for a warmer day, I have put together a list of low-carb smoothies for diabetics and I’m sure there is something here for you to enjoy.
All of the recipes are relatively low carb (less than 20 grams of carbs per serving) so they won’t spike your blood sugar levels too much and are also super easy to make. You can whip most of them up in a minute or two.
Smoothies aren’t only great for when you’re running late and need something quick to eat, they are also a great way to get extra nutrients in quickly. The low-carb smoothies for diabetics that I have included here are filled with fresh fruits and vegetables for that extra boost of antioxidants.
I made sure that the low-carb smoothie recipes you’ll find here have:
- less than 20 grams of carbs per serving (mostly from low-glycemic carbs like berries and chis seeds)
- some protein content (from 5 to 36 grams per serving!)
- some healthy fat (to keep you feeling full)
These guidelines should help create a smoothie that doesn’t give you a blood sugar spike just after drinking it!
So now let’s get started on our 10 low-carb smoothies for diabetics!
Low-carb Smoothies for Diabetics
Strawberry Banana Protein Smoothie
With a whopping 25 g of protein in one serving, this smoothie is perfect for replacing a protein shake after a workout. Even better, is it’s made with only 4 ingredients!
Nutrition: 195 calories – 18 g carbs – 25 g protein – 4 g fat
Vegan Blueberry Smoothies
What could be better after a workout than this delicious low-carb, high protein vegan blueberry smoothie? It’s rich, creamy, and full of antioxidants!
Nutrition: 402 calories – 9 g carbs – 15 g protein – 33 g fat
Low-carb Smoothie Bowl with Berries
This low-carb smoothie bowl with fresh strawberries is great for a healthy start to your morning. It’s a delicious, creamy breakfast that’s ready in only 5 minutes.
Nutrition: 166 calories – 4 g carbs – 18 g protein – 9 g fat
Green Keto Smoothie with Avocado and Peanut Butter
This easy green keto smoothie is filled with healthy low-carb vegetables like kale, cucumber, and celery plus healthy (and delicious) fat from the avocado and peanut butter!
Nutrition: 141 calories – 9 g carbs – 4 g protein – 11 g fat
Chocolate Avocado Smoothie
Smoothies can be so thick and rich that we pass them off as desserts. That’s exactly where this smoothie comes in, it’s rich and chocolatey and no-one will know it’s full of healthy ingredients!
Nutrition: 319 calories – 12 g carbs – 2 g protein – 31 g fat
Strawberry Basil Smoothie
Now I know what you might think about putting basil leaves and strawberries in a smoothie, but they definitely work together to make this smoothie super delicious! The strawberries naturally sweeten the smoothie making it the perfect way to start your day.
Nutrition: 159 calories – 10 g carbs –8 g protein – 10 g fat
Key Lime Pie Protein Shake Smoothie
What about a dessert smoothie to end your day? A delicious dessert smoothie inspired by the taste of key lime pie and packed with healthy ingredients and 36 grams of protein!
Nutrition: 180 calories – 7 g carbs – 36 g protein – 0 g fat
Cinnamon Roll Smoothie
The comfort and deliciousness of a cinnamon roll in the form of a smoothie must be tried to be believed. It’s an extremely low-carb smoothie recipe with 27 g of protein per serving!
Nutrition: 145 calories – 2 g carbs – 27 g protein – 3 g fat
Blueberry Galaxy Smoothie
Your smoothie doesn’t only have to be healthy but can also look amazing too! These galaxy smoothies with blueberries are so easy to make with only a handful of ingredients making up this tasty low-carb recipe.
Nutrition: 370 calories – 3 g carbs – 31 g protein – 21 g fat
Low-carb Strawberry Cheesecake
The secret to this creamy delicious dessert-style smoothie is cream cheese! It creates a rich and creamy smoothie while also keeping it low-carb!
Nutrition: 370 calories – 10 g carbs – 18 g protein – 24 g fat
If you have tried any of these low-carb smoothies for diabetics, please let me know in the comments how you liked them. You are also more than welcome to suggest other great low-carb smoothies recipes I should include in the roundup.
More diabetes-friendly recipe roundups
I hope you will enjoy these healthy low-carb smoothie recipes as much as I do. If you want more healthy diabetic recipes, take a look at these roundups:
Phyllis Welch says
How can I get the amount of sugar in these smoothie recipes?
Christel Oerum says
Click on the recipe and scroll down to the “Nutrition Facts”. Here you can see all the macronutrients including the sugar content
Uttam Simepuruskar says
The chocolate avocado ruspberry smoothie looks interesting. I usually prepare the avocado smoothie once in a while. This should taste even better.