Smoothies for Diabetics: 7 Delicious Recipes

Updated in August 2023

Smoothies for diabetics, like orange smoothies and grape smoothies, should be consumed in moderation by those with high blood sugars. These tends to contain higher levels of sugar and should be consumed together with a food that has a low glycemic index. This will help to prevent sugar spikes. 

These smoothies for diabetics are made with ingredients like watermelon, celery, apple and sweet potatoes, as these are high in fiber and can help to keep blood sugar levels more regular. 

1. Watermelon and celery smoothie 

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  • 3 slices of watermelon
  • About 5 cm of celery stalk 

How to prepare

Mix all ingredients in a food processor or blener. You can add some water to help these mix more easily. 

2. Guava and lemon juice smoothie 

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  • 4 guavas, peeled
  • Juice squeezed from 2 lemons 

How to prepare

Mix all ingredients in a blender and drink, without sweetener. 

3. Tangerine and papaya smoothie 

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  • 4 tangerines, peeled
  • 1 papaya  

How to prepare

Mix all ingredients in a blender and drink without straining or sweetening. You can add more water to thin out the smoothie as desired.  

4. Apple and pumpkin smoothie

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This smoothie is excellent and excellent option for diabetics, as it is made up of ingredients like ginger and seeds that help to keep blood sugars within regular ranges.

This smoothie can be consumed daily as a snack or for breakfast, and should be consumed soon after making it, as oxidation can alter its taste. 


  • 2 apples with the peel
  • 1 cup of lemon juice
  • Mint leaves, as desired
  • 1 tablespoon of sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup of raw pumpkin
  • 1 cm of ginger 

How to prepare

Mix all ingredients in a blender and drink without sweetening. 

This home remedy can be beneficial for diabetics and for others, as it is high in vitamins that strengthen the immune system and can decrease the risk for viral or bacterial illnesses. 

5. Sweet potato smoothie

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Sweet potato smoothies are great for diabetes, as they contain frutooligosaccharides and inulin. These substances are not broken down in the digestive system and act similarly to fiber to help manage blood sugars.

Sweet potato smoothies can be consumed on a daily basis, although you should advise your endocrinologist of its ingestion. This smoothie can affect blood sugars and the effectiveness of diabetes medicine. 


  • 1 cup of mineral or coconut water
  • 5 to 6 cm of raw sweet potato, sliced

How to prepare

Mix all ingredients in a blender, strain, then drink.

Sweet potato, in addition to managing diabetes, can also help with weight loss, as it keeps you full. It is low in calories and can help with issues like constipation.

6. Pear and grapefruit smoothie

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A pear and grapefruit smoothie is another excellent option for diabetics, as it is rich in potassium. This means that it can help to slow down increases in blood sugar. 


  • 2 pears
  • 1 grapefruit
  • 1 cinnamon stick

How to prepare

Mix the pears and grapefruit in a blender, then add the cinnamon stick to improve the taste, as needed. 

7. Melon and passion fruit smoothie 

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  • 2 slices of melon
  • Pulp from 4 passion fruits

How to prepare

Mix all ingreients in a blender and drink, without straining or sweetening.