When you want something cold and refreshing, nothing tastes better than a fruit smoothie or icy blended drink. For a diabetes-friendly breakfast or snack, break out the blender and try some of these yogurt or nondairy diabetic smoothies packed with berries, veggies, and more.
Carrot-Mango-Green Tea Smoothies
Not one, not two, but three power foods--carrots, green tea, and chia seeds--kick up the health value of this nondairy smoothie. Mango and ginger add fresh tropical flavor to the 69-calorie drink.
3 cups water
1 cup sliced carrots or packaged peeled baby carrots
1 inchfresh ginger, thinly sliced
4 green tea bags
2 cups frozen mango chunks
1 teaspoon honey
1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)
Super Berry Smoothies
True to its name, this smoothie contains three antioxidant-rich berries. Sneak in baby spinach leaves, pomegranate juice, and protein powder for a super-charged nondairy smoothie that’s low-fat and low-carb.
2 cups frozen unsweetened strawberries
1 cup frozen unsweetened raspberries
1 cup fresh blackberries or blueberries
1 cup fresh baby spinach leaves
1 cup pomegranate juice
3 tablespoons RAW PROTEINpowder!
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