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. 

low-carb smoothies for diabetics

What is a diabetes-friendly smoothie?

This list of diabetic-friendly smoothies includes delicious, easy recipes that are low in carbs and don’t have any added sugar. Bonus points if they pack in some protein and are a good source of fiber.

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 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, it’s made with only 4 ingredients! 

Nutrition: 195 calories – 18 g carbs – 25 g protein – 4 g fat

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high protein strawberry banana shake

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 

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Low-carb vegan blueberry smoothie in tall glass with straw

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

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Low-Carb Smoothie Bowl with Strawberries

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

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Green Keto Smoothie

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

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Chocolate Avocado Smoothie

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

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strawberry basil smoothie

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

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key lime pie protein shake

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

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cinnamon roll smoothie

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

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blueberry smoothie

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

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low-carb strawberry cheesecake smoothie

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 smoothie 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: