Fruit smoothies, whole-grain or bran cereal and oatmeal are all breakfast ideas for diabetics suggested by the American Diabetes Association. Keeping the kitchen stocked with fruits, whole grains, nuts, eggs, dairy and vegetables provides a foundation for making healthy, diabetic-friendly breakfasts.
A smoothie made in a blender using non-fat plain Greek yogurt, low-fat milk and frozen fruit is an ADA-suggested breakfast for diabetics on the go. Diabetics looking to increase their protein intake can substitute the fresh fruit for peanut butter or ground flax. Similarly, the yogurt can be transformed into a yogurt parfait by adding berries and chopped nuts to the top.
Whole-grain or bran cereal served with low-fat milk is also a fast and diabetic-friendly breakfast, notes the ADA. The cereal can be topped with fresh berries if desired, and unsweetened soy or almond milk can be used in lieu of the low-fat milk to reduce the total number of carbohydrates consumed.
Oatmeal is a good diabetic breakfast choice, according to the ADA. Quick cooking oats can be made in the microwave with water, and then topped with cinnamon or brown sugar substitute. The oats can also be topped with a handful of chopped fruit or served with a side of fruit if desired.