Diabetes-Friendly Drink Recipes

Find healthy, delicious drink recipes for diabetes, including diabetes-friendly shakes, smoothies and mixed drinks. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Really Green Smoothie

Rating: 4 stars
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The combination of kale and avocado makes this healthy smoothie recipe extra green. Chia seeds lend this creamy smoothie a heart-healthy punch of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids.

Strawberry-Pineapple Smoothie

Rating: 3 stars
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Blend almond milk, strawberry and pineapple for a smoothie that's so easy you can make it on busy mornings. A bit of almond butter adds richness and filling protein. Freeze some of the almond milk for an extra-icy texture.

Berry-Almond Smoothie Bowl

Rating: 5 stars
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A little frozen banana gives creamy texture to this satisfying smoothie bowl.

Carrot Smoothie

Rating: 5 stars
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This type of drink tends to be pricey in the big city juice bars. Now you can make the recipe at home.

Pumpkin-Apple Smoothie

This tasty fall blender breakfast gets protein from almond milk and Greek yogurt.

Jason Mraz's Avocado Green Smoothie

Rating: 3.75 stars
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To make this green smoothie recipe a meal-in-a-glass, musician Mraz adds a tablespoon of coconut oil and some sprouted flax or chia seeds.

Mango-Almond Smoothie Bowl

Rating: 5 stars
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For this healthy smoothie bowl recipe, be sure to use frozen fruit (not fresh) to keep the texture thick, creamy and frosty.

Make-Ahead Smoothie Freezer Packs

Smoothies are a great healthy breakfast for kids, but busy parents know there's no time for all that chopping and measuring in the morning rush. Make these easy DIY smoothie packs ahead of time and stash them in your freezer until you're ready to whir up a fruit-filled meal or snack kids will love. This makes enough for a workweek's worth of smoothies!

Berry-Mint Kefir Smoothies

Kefir is similar to yogurt, full of gut-friendly probiotics. But it has fewer carbs and a more drinkable consistency--perfect for smoothies.

Strawberry-Banana Smoothies

Rating: 5 stars
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This healthy strawberry banana smoothie gets creaminess, protein and staying power from yogurt and extra vitamin C from kiwi. Have it for a healthy breakfast or snack.

Wake-Up Smoothie

Rating: 4.31 stars
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With a stash of berries in your freezer, you can jump-start your day with this nutritious, tasty smoothie in just minutes. It provides vitamin C, fiber, potassium and soy protein.

Berry-Banana Cauliflower Smoothie

Rating: 5 stars
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Sneak in your veggies with a smoothie every morning. Riced cauliflower adds thickness and creaminess to a subtly sweet cauliflower smoothie that features the fruity flavors of bananas and berries at the forefront.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Diabetes-Friendly Cocktails and Mocktails
Looking for a fun and fresh drink that won't ruin your healthy eating plan? Our diabetes-friendly cocktail and mocktail recipes use a variety of ingredients including fresh fruit, club soda, and sugar substitutes. Enjoy our favorite skinny cocktails -- alcoholic and nonalcoholic -- that everyone will love.
Pineapple Smoothie
Rating: Unrated
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A touch of pineapple-orange juice concentrate adds even more pineapple flavor to this refreshing smoothie.

Cherry Smoothie

The combination of oat milk, vanilla extract and sweet cherries makes this recipe taste like a cherry pie smoothie. Adding a bit of brown sugar boosts that nostalgia even more.