Diabetic-Friendly Fruit Smoothie Recipes

A strawberry-banana smoothie.
A strawberry-banana smoothie. Brian Hagiwara/Getty Images

Fruit smoothie recipes are quite popular -- perhaps because they're just plain tasty -- but they're not always a good choice for type-2 diabetics.

These three diabetic breakfast smoothie recipes all use low-fat yogurt, silken tofu, and a banana for a guaranteed super-smooth breakfast shake that can easily fit into your diabetes diet plan.

You can prep the ingredients in your blender the night before, minus the ice, to speed things up even more in the morning.

While considered diabetes-friendly and no-sugar-added recipes, they have a relatively high carbohydrate count from the natural fruit sugars and dairy. As such, they should be considered a full meal and should not be consumed with other carbohydrates like breads, etc.

Strawberry-Banana Breakfast Smoothie Recipe

  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 6 ounces low-fat yogurt
  • 4 ounces silken tofu
  • 1 small (4-ounce) banana
  • 1 1/4 cups fresh strawberries
  • 4 to 5 ice cubes

Place 1 cup skim milk, 6 ounces low-fat yogurt, 4 ounces silken tofu, 1 small (4-ounce) banana, 1 1/4 cups fresh strawberries and 4 to 5 ice cubes in a blender and blend until smooth.

Nutrifacts: 405 calories, 54 grams carbohydrate, 23% calories from fat

Blueberry-Banana Breakfast Smoothie Recipe

  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 6 ounces low-fat yogurt
  • 4 ounces silken tofu
  • 1 small (4-ounce) banana
  • 3/4 cup fresh blueberries
  • 4 to 5 ice cubes

Place 1 cup skim milk, 6 ounces low-fat yogurt, 4 ounces silken tofu, 1 small (4-ounce) banana, 3/4 cup fresh blueberries and 4 to 5 ice cubes in a blender and blend until smooth.

Nutrifacts: 405 calories, 54 grams carbohydrate, 23% calories from fat

Mango Mania Breakfast Smoothie

  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 6 ounces low-fat yogurt
  • 4 ounces silken tofu
  • 1 small (4-ounce) banana
  • 1/2 fresh mango
  • 4 to 5 ice cubes

Place 1 cup skim milk, 6 ounces low-fat yogurt, 4 ounces silken tofu, 1 small (4-ounce) banana, 1/2 fresh mango and 4 to 5 ice cubes in a blender and blend until smooth.

Nutrifacts: 405 calories, 54 grams carbohydrate, 23% calories from fat

Note: Unsweetened frozen fruit can be used instead of fresh fruit but you might need to use less ice to keep the consistency just right.

More Diabetic-Friendly Smoothie Recipes

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Diabetic Peanut Butter Smoothies for Diabetics

Breakfasts for Diabetics

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