5 Healthy Smoothies Recipes For Diabetics

Welcome back to our Smoothie Corner, today I would like to give you some recipes that are healthy green smoothies for diabetics and Non.

I have had quite a few people asking about it and since Diabetes is an illness that lives among us, I thought it would be a good idea to write down some of the most popular recipes that are good for diabetics and also anyone that wants to live a healthy type of lifestyle.

Remember prevention is always better than cure!

With no further delay here are the Recipes.

Greenetics Smoothie

This is a delicious creamy Smoothie/juice based on flax seeds that favor the metabolism of fats, calcium, and energy.


  • 1 cup of water
  • 4 tablespoons of flaxseed
  • 3 cucumbers
  • 1 cup of spinach
  • 3 avocados
  • 1 romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup broccoli
  • 1 cup cilantro
  • 1 cup of parsley
  • 3  pieces of celery
  • 1 cup of mint leaves
  • 1 lemon

How to prepare it:

Mix the water with the flax seeds and slowly add the rest of the ingredients in your Vitamix or blender of choice until you get a smooth and creamy juice.

As simple as that and enjoy it.

 A Smoothie With Oranges

This smoothie has proteins that can help in balancing the sugar levels. It is a great way to start your morning with a healthy breakfast that can help you to stabilise the glucose levels.


  • 1 peeled orange
  • 3 handfuls of spinach
  • 1 cabbage leaf
  • 1 cup of blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
  • 1 cup of coconut milk
  • 1 measure of protein powder
  • Water

Method of preparation:

Turn you Vitamix on and slowly increase to the highest speed. Blend for 30 seconds or until desired consistency is reached.

Greeneed Smoothie (with lots of greens and seeds!)

Another nutritious smoothie that can greatly impact your sugar levels, if you take it daily, it can help you lower your medication.


  • 3 cups of spinach
  • 1 cup of strawberries
  • 1 cup of blueberries
  • 1 measure of chocolate flavoured protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon flaxseed
  • 1 cup of chia seeds
  • 1 handful of nuts

Method of preparation:

All you need to do is add water to your mixture and blend it until you achieve a creamy texture.



The Veggie Smoothie:  watercress, parsley, and tomato

Well this is definitely a must do for the veggie lovers, healthy, tasty and for some of you even different than the usual smoothie


  • 6 branches of watercress
  • 1 handful of parsley
  • 2 green apples
  • 2 tomatoes

Method of preparation:

Cut the apples in small pieces and place the ingredients in the blender, mixing well.

This powerful Smoothie keeps the heart healthy and helps prevent diseases.
Tomatoes contain lycopene that helps prevent fat from building up in the arteries protecting heart disease.

SPC Smoothie

Yes, this time with going with SPC which strands for  Spinach, Parsley and Celery.

Undoubtedly these vegetables can make a great Smoothie for breakfast or even during mid-morning as a healthy snack!


  • 3 handful of spinach
  • 1 stalk of celery
  • 1 handful of parsley
  • 4 carrots

Mode of preparation:

Chop all the veggies and straight in the blender to get a powerful and refreshing smoothie.

These fruits and vegetables contain minerals and vitamins that control blood sugar levels and in turn lower blood pressure.


So here you have it 5 healthy green smoothies for diabetics and as I said at the beginning anyone else that wish to give the body nutritious and tasty food!

If you have enjoyed this quick recipes and need some more ideas to lower your sugar level one of the best books I have enjoyed  with some great green smoothies for diabetes is Diabetic Smoothie  on sale on Amazon for less than $4.00 on Kindle or less than $9.00 on the paperback version.

May you all have a blessed day!
…and let me know in the comments if you enjoyed the smoothies!!!

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31 Responses

  1. Dave says:

    The “greened” smoothie looked so good that I had to try it.  I just made it and, it taste way better than it looks.  Absolutely amazing!

    Have you tried any of these smoothies?  If so, which do you recommend (other than the greened smoothie)?  I used to drink a lot of health driven smoothies, but haven’t in a while.  I definitely will get back in the habit now.  

    Please let me know if you’ve tried the orange smoothie…. I’m definitely interested in that one too.

    • Barbara S. says:

      I have tried all of them, Dave, I just like smoothies period and because my kids are not always keen in eating veggies it is the easiest way for me to give it to them without any major complaint!

  2. abioye olalekan says:

    whao; This is lovely.I gained alot from this astonishing writeup.i have few questions with respect to the post above.1. For the SPC smoothie; can we use another recipe inplace of carrots because i hardly get carrots in my surroundings2.what other advantages can we gain from greenectics smoothie apart from the listed advantage.

    • Barbara S. says:

      You can replace the carrots with apples if you don’t have it available where you are and for what concerns the Greenetics  Smoothie, just know that it is an excellent way to control your glucose level in the blood and also helps with cholesterol

  3. Les says:

    Thanks for the recipes for healthy smoothies for diabetics, they really got me thinking… 

    I definitely need to take care of myself and eat more healthily, and I’m sure these smoothies would benefit anyone and not just diabetics.

    I think I’ll start with the veggie smoothie as it doesn’t have too many ingredients. If I like that one, then I’ll probably move on and try the others too.

    Thanks once again for the inspiration!

  4. charles39 says:

    These without question great smoothie and very nutrientious too this smoothie corner has become one of my favorite place for I get to learn more that I didn’t know about vegetables and what they can do in terms of smoothie making .recipes are made  and this smoothie one are not just made it’s awork of art  that can produce such beautiful results.

  5. Billy.W. says:

    Hi friend, great article here on the green smoothies.I think my favorite here is the smoothie with oranges as it sounds awesome with the coconut milk and the protein powder.Runner up to that would be the smoothie with the strawberries and bluberries,this sounds pretty good as well.While reading your article it reminded me just how good smoothies are to make and drink.There are 101 different ways to make a smoothie!!Great article friend.

  6. Paul says:

    An appetizing and mouth-watering way to my day started, Barbara.

    Your recipes are dynamite. For the most part, all easily acquired ingredients. Do you a fixed list of ingredients that you work from or are your always experimenting to come up with new flavours and recipes?

    These are not the bland, hum-drum concoctions of yesteryear.

    How long have you been living the vegan lifestyle?

    How did you get started?

    What percentage of your meals are from the blender?


    • Barbara S. says:

      Before I became a vegan I was a vegetarian, everything started a few years back but I will say I love to eat. I have a passion for smoothies but do not misunderstand it, for as much as I love smoothies, I do love to eat crunchy  healthy dishes, and the Vegan cuisine has plenty of to offer

  7. JD says:

    Wow, these are some insightful recipes that you have. These are all organic with all fruits and veggies into these drinks, which is fantastic. I like how you can use organic food and mix them up in a blender, and you have all the nutrients and vitamins that you’ll need. Matter of fact, I just had a fruit, protein smoothie just a few minutes ago and coincidentally found your article. I thank you for this post; it has excellent information.

  8. Salim says:

    These are nice collections of smoothie for diabetic patients. I really love the way you wrote the recipes and how to prepare it well, especially the The Veggie Smoothie:  watercress, parsley, and tomato. Can I replace apple for carrot or can I include the carrot with the recipe maybe it could enhance the flavor, what do you think?

    • Barbara S. says:

      Of course you can, it is always good to mix and experiment. It is about having fun and enjoy the food and drinks you have in a healthy and smart way

  9. Matt's Mom says:

    Thankfully I am not diabetic, but I do love smoothies.  I have been in kind of a rut with them….making the same ones over and over and getting a tad bored with them.  So I needed to find some new recipes and here I am.  I love the recipes you have listed here.  I am printing out and giving them a try.  First off is the Greeneed Smoothie, sounds yummy!

  10. Muhiyb says:

    Very helpful post to combat diabetes. 

    I just finished preparing the ‘smoothies with oranges’. The look is hard to resist, likewise the flavor. I however couldn’t get the complete recipe (my Smoothie lacked the Blueberry). I’ve been wondering how the taste would be like if I were to aadd the blueberry. Is there any alternative recipe to replace the Blueberry? Thanks 

  11. David Gabel says:

    These all look like great recipes. I’d like to give the Greenetics Smoothie a try in the morning before I go to work. I have a question on a couple of the ingredients. The recipe calls for 3 cucumbers, and I was wondering about the size they should be and if the skin should be removed. Also 3 avocados – would you recommend the smaller Has avocado?  Can you give me an idea of how many the recipe will serve? It seems to be enough for at least 2 people. Thanks for the help.

    • Barbara S. says:

      Hi David, yes the recipe should be enough for two people, if you wish to make it for more just double the sizes, normally I do it fo myself and my two kids and rather than do a big batch I prefer to do it in two rounds, but it is entirely up to you.

  12. Liz says:

    The smoothies look interesting but  look llike they would not be very smooth and “sweet” …I don’t mean sugary sweet…i mean not sour. The blueberry one has the colour…so is that the creamiest one? Iwould like to try them but the thought of creaming raw veg has never appealed to me. but I do knowit is very good for you!

    So which one is the best one to start with? Then i can pass them on to my vegan friends!

    • Barbara S. says:

      If you want to get your feet wet for the first time i would start with the Greeneed smoothie. I promise you will love it.

  13. Louis says:

    I’m a big fan of smoothies. I think it’s a great way to get enough energy for the start of the day. I’ve recently understood the concept of a vegan lifestyle and I’m trying to make the switch. I think I like the smoothie with oranges especially because of the presence of coconut milk. Thanks for sharing this, would try it out soon.

  14. oluwakay says:

    smoothies work alot because i went for therapy one time and i was told do smoothie alot for a particular period of time and it help  for me as at that time but as time went on i stopped but with all the extra advantages giving in this post i definitely think i will be going back to taking the smoothie 

  15. Clement says:

    Thank you for this great and nice article, I find it really nice and helpful. You must have put in a lot of energy into writing this and I really appreciate your effort. For the Greeneed Smoothie preparation,is there any alternative for the flaxseed and the chia seed ingredient. I can’t find the ingredients around me. 

    • Barbara S. says:

      Clement the Chia Seeds and Flaxseeds are making the smoothie even more nutrious but they re not essential in the smoothie if you cannot find them where you live

  16. Don Herman says:

    I may not be a Vegan, but I am working to reduce my impact on the world, and cutting down on meat protein is one way I’ve found.  And it hasn’t been that difficult.  These healthy smoothies could help by replacing a lunch or snack along the way.  I had a question about the recipes.  You don’t mention peeling anything – like the cucumbers, I assume you peel them first?  And the water – how much do you add?  They look good – it’s just that here in Colorado, fresh fruit can be really pricey and I don’t want to mess it up!  

    • Barbara S. says:

      Hi Don, yes, I peel all my fruits and veggies but mainly it is for the kids since sometimes the can be extra fussy. As far as water, it depends on how many smoothies you want to prepare. I would say as an avarage I add 1 cup per serving. i hope this helps

  17. iantrader says:

    Hi Barbara – a friend – who has been vegan for years – introduced me to smoothies and juicing about 10 years ago.  Nice as a treat but I didn’t buy a smoothie maker until 3 years ago when I got a Nutri Ninja 1000 Auto IQ. It’s great!

    As it goes, I made loads of smoothies initially then stopped, although I go through phases when I realise I haven’t had a smoothie for ages and get back into it again. Now I think it’s Smoothie Time! 🙂

    Some of these recipies look amazing. I like fruit and the Greenseed Smoothie sounds delicious – I love cinamon – although I might try it without the chocolate. Not that I don’t like chocolate but I’d prefer a fruity flavour. Do you think that would work?

    I also like the sound of the Veggie Smoothie – I think the parsley, apples and tomatoes would be a great mix.

    Heck, I need to go shopping! 🙂

    Thanks for some great recipes and kickstarting my blender again! :-)Ian

  18. Juliet says:

    Thanks for this post Barbara, I love smoothies. Especially when they are made with a purpose. I once had a diabetic friend with me for some days. I made her smoothies every morning but I believe your smoothies are better than the ones I made. I love the Smoothie with oranges and the SPC the best and will be trying them. 

  19. Liz says:

    Loved the recipes!  They do look delicious! (I’m not sure I could actually drink one of those green ones…. so I have to try them out!

     I would start with the gorgeous looking blueberry one…the Greeneed smoothie. My friend is diabetic but she still needs sugar in her drinks…a little bit.  Is that really bad? I just can’t see her taking them without a bit of sugar. 

    Would honey work? 

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