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4 Must-Try Juice Recipes for Diabetics

Diabetes shouldn’t hold you back from the powerful benefits of fresh juice.

That’s why today we’re sharing our favorite diabetic juice recipes! Click any of the following juices to jump straight to the recipe:

Before diving in to the recipes, let’s talk about the “no-go” fruits for diabetics.

Juices & Fruits That Diabetics Should Avoid

Since most fruit juices include high amounts of fruit (which contain sugar), they’re not ideal for diabetics who needs to maintain steady blood glucose levels. As a result, diabetics should stay away from fruit juices with a high glycemic index or high sugar content.

Diabetics really need to avoid the highest sugar fruits, such as:

Fresh veggies, on the other hand, tend to have a low glycemic index. This means that fresh veggie juices are perfect for those with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

We always recommend consulting with your doctor and keeping a close eye on your blood sugar levels when changing your diet. If you’re clear to start juicing, you’re in for a bunch of amazing benefits. Juicing makes it easy to increase your daily vitamin intake and improve your overall health.

Try switching out your fruit juice for fresh vegetable juice, or fruit juice that has low sugar and contains nutrient-packed fruits and veggies. An article you may find useful is our list of the best vegetables for juicing.

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Instead, Try These!

These fruits and veggies are low in sugar and perfect for a diabetic’s juicer:

  • Berries. Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries
  • Leafy greens. Spinach, chard, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, collard greens, romaine, and kale
  • Low sugar vegetables. Carrots, cucumber, red pepper, tomatoes and celery
  • Low sugar fruit. Kiwi, avocado, and grapefruit

Although these fruits and veggies have a low glycemic index, you should always keep a close eye on your blood sugar levels!

Let’s get into the fun part: recipes!

Note: If you need to read up on how to prepare different types of product for juicing, check out this article on produce preparation.


Carrot Juice Recipe for Diabetics

Yield: 24oz – may vary depending on the produce. 

26.4 oz Carrot
7.7 oz Red Apple
7.7 oz Green Apple
0.7 oz Lemon
0.7 oz Ginger 

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This healthy juice recipe is easy to make and has a great carrot base that blends well with apples, lemon, and ginger. Not only is this recipe delicious, but it will also aid you in your digestive health, blood pressure regulation, immune system strength, decreases the risk of heart disease, improves vision, and more! 


Cucumber Green Juice Recipe for Diabetics

Yield: 24oz – may vary depending on the produce. 

20 oz Cucumber
15.4 oz Green Apple
6 oz Kale
2.4 oz Lemon 

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This hydrating juice is perfect for any time of the year. Sit back, relax, and drink in the fresh goodness.

Side note: Did you know that cucumbers have been a source of nutrition for thousands of years? Native Americans and Ancient Romans all believed in the hydrating and rejuvenating properties of cucumbers – now you know! 


Cabbage Green Juice Recipe for Diabetics

Yield: 24oz – may vary depending on the produce. 

4.62 oz Chard
3.64 oz Kale
2.44 oz Green Cabbage
15.82 oz Green Apple
2.66 oz Celery
3.56 oz Lemon 

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Have you ever thought about drinking cabbage juice? Probably not until now! This recipe is the perfect green juice for you to enjoy any time of day – plus full of the wonderful benefits of green cabbage. Some of these include Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Fiber, aids in digestion, promotes detox in the body, and so much more! 


Homemade V-8 Juice Recipe for Diabetics

Yield: 24oz – may vary depending on the produce. 

0.22 oz Red Beet
6.44 oz Carrot
4.42 oz Celery
1.42 oz Romaine
0.72 oz Parsley
1.26 oz Spinach
22.92 oz Tomato
0.28 oz Watercress
0.16 oz Garlic
Salt to taste!

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We truly love this homemade spin on the classic beverage, V-8! Now, you can make your very own version of this delicious juice right from your home. When you combine all the ingredients, they become a nutrient power-house ready to keep you coming back for more! 

What Are Your Favorite Low-Sugar Juices?

Let us know in the comments below!

Having diabetes shouldn’t stop you from experimenting with juicing! The key is staying away from juices that contain high levels of sugar — that’s why these great recipes are a wonderful place to start.

As always, we encourage everyone to take the time to experiment with juicing in their own homes. You never know — you may stumble upon your new favorite recipe.

If you want to browse more chef-made juices you can make at home, grab the free eBook below!




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May 18, 2024
Eugene Holmes

You're welcome

May 18, 2024
Eugene Holmes
May 18, 2024

Trying some good healthy remedies

May 16, 2024


Apr 6, 2024

Hi..would love good recipes for diabetes please. Smoothies, juice, menu for food etc

Mar 30, 2024
Lucy Bernadetta
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Shraddha Kumari


Mar 9, 2024
Feb 26, 2024

Just enjoyed a juice I made with fennel (whole head), 2 apples, half of lemon, ginger. Sometimes I add a pear.

Feb 13, 2024

Trying to lose weight. Should juice replace a meal?

Feb 12, 2024
Robin Frey
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That really depends on a lot of different factors unique to you! I would suggest consulting with your doctor or a registered dietitian

Feb 12, 2024

I just purchased a juicer for my husband and I he is a diabetic and we both have high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Sometimes it's hard to figure out what we can eat. So we got a juicer and I'm searching for recipes. Im glad I found yours recipes that sound good. Going to try them thank you for sharing.

Feb 2, 2024

Im diabetic really trying to make a juice that wont send my levels through the roof.

Feb 1, 2024
Quinton Garrus

Healthy choice 4. Diabetics

Jan 27, 2024
Heather Dean

I'm a type 2 diabetic having trouble controlling my sugars and my weight

Jan 11, 2024
Robin Frey
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Hi Heather, heavy green juices with little to no fruit should be great choices! Check out our heavy veggie recipes here:

Jan 11, 2024
Dec 15, 2023

It would be nice if it showed the carbs for each fruit or vegetable.

Oct 22, 2023
Aug 31, 2023

It would be nice to have the sugar amounts for each recipe for those who need to watch their sugar intake. Thank you

Aug 24, 2023

Do you mix water or ice cubes with these juices if so how much. Thankyou J

Aug 12, 2023
Charlie Wettlaufer
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No, there is no reason to mix any water or ice cubes if using a real cold press juicer like a Goodnature machine.

Aug 12, 2023
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Sharon thom
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Apr 6, 2023
Robin Frey
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Hi Richard,
Juices that are made up of mostly vegetables will be the best for diabetes, just avoid the ones with veggies that have a high GI rating including spinach, broccoli, and lettuce. You can find our veggie juice recipes here:

Apr 6, 2023
Eugene Holmes

Try to find diabetes in the energy drink

Apr 4, 2023
Robin Frey
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Here are some of our favorite juices for energy:

Apr 5, 2023
Thee JP Smith

This is exellent resource for juicing!

Mar 27, 2023

Love this so much what a help!

Mar 26, 2023
MJ Stagg

Just purchased a juicer and these recipes will be among the first we try! Thanks for sharing them!

Mar 11, 2023


Mar 3, 2023
Robin Frey
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Check out our recipe blog here. All of the recipes heavy in vegetables are great for diabetics!

Mar 3, 2023
Feb 5, 2023
Lorelie David

I want to thank you for sharing all of this amazing!! recipe with me! Thanks Lorelie!

Jan 26, 2023
Robin Frey
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You’re so welcome Lorelie! 😊

Jan 26, 2023
Fredricka. Clark

Enjoy diabetes juicer

Oct 22, 2022

It is nice to share your knowledge for us. Thank you and keep it up. It is also better if you do on it's effectiveness

Oct 8, 2022
Margaretgathoni Muchemi

Very good news for diabetes

Apr 27, 2022
Margaretgathoni Muchemi

Very good news

Apr 27, 2022
Michael Coates

Looking for recipes for diabetic that can low my A1C

Apr 4, 2022

Kale Lennon apple cummber

Feb 23, 2022
Rick Woodward

I have seen several research articles saying that watermelon has been found to be beneficial for type 2 diabetics. It is very low on the glycemic index.

Dec 17, 2021

Can I process juice good for diabetics that lasts 6 months or more for business? I am interested in this

Nov 10, 2021
Robin Frey
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Hi Joy, Yes, it is definitely possible! Raw juice has relatively short shelf life, you can learn more about that here: If you want your juice to last longer, you will have to perform some type of pasteurization or processing in order to extend the shelf life, but then it will no longer be raw. Most juice companies that do not sell raw juice choose to go with HPP (High Pressure Processing) in order to extend the shelf life. You can read more about that here: Let us know if there is anything we can help with, thanks!

Nov 10, 2021

Thanks for sharing the recipes, I love the carrot recipe minus the ginger as I get allergic reaction to ginger

Nov 10, 2021
Robin Frey
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You bet! Thanks for sharing Joy 😄 You can find more of our recipes here:

Nov 10, 2021
Saul Ncube

I'm a diabetic type 2...I would like to request for recommendations on juices for me.. How do I order from you

Nov 6, 2021
Robin Frey
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Hi Saul, We make the juicers so that you can make the juice! We do not sell juice…I will send you an email to see if I can recommend a place you can get juice in your area.

Nov 7, 2021
Berhane goru

good help thanks

Sep 10, 2021
janardhanan rajagopalan

nice well

May 25, 2021
Jane gounden

Thank you for the tips and advice

Apr 18, 2021
Robin Frey
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You're welcome, Jane! Glad you found them helpful 😄

Apr 19, 2021
Spring McDade

New juicer.. Looking for a meal plan. On the go. Thanks

Apr 10, 2021
Robin Frey
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Hi Spring, You can find all of our recipes here:

Apr 12, 2021
Dilenda joseph

What about juices for high blood pressure

Mar 6, 2021
Robin Frey
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Hi Dilenda, All of the recipes in our new recipe section have the health benefits listed, you can check out all of our recipes here: You may also find our Juicing Companion book to be helpful with creating your own recipes (it lists the health benefits for each ingredient) You can find that here:

Mar 8, 2021

I do not have a juicer can I use a blender?

Feb 2, 2021
Robin Frey
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Hi Cherie, I would really recommend getting a juicer if possible (you can get an entry level centrifugal juicer for about $40). If you are unable to get a juicer, you can try blending and squeezing through a nut milk bag like this one

Feb 2, 2021

Hello, Do you have the breakdown on sugars and carbs for each recommended diabetic juice recipe? Would I consider a cup of juice as a snack? Need to know if I need to use insulin before drinking . I am type 2.

Jan 24, 2021
Robin Frey
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Hi Renee, Unfortunately I do not have the sugar and carbs breakdowns for these recipes. I would recommend going over the recipes and meal plans with your doctor/nutritionist or dietician just to be safe!

Jan 25, 2021
Susana Santos Silva

Thank you for sharing recipes, such a good job to put your knowledge and experience available to everyone.

Dec 25, 2020
Robin Frey
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Thank you Susana, glad you are enjoying them!

Dec 28, 2020

Y our measure the vegetables regular. No one is measuring apples and carrots. So it would be nice if it said 2 carrots one apple , hand full of spinach ect

Dec 5, 2020
Robin Frey
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Hi James! If you head over to our new recipe section, you will find that we have both styles of measurements! You can find it here:

Dec 8, 2020