Blueberry Blast Smoothie

Diet types:
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Hazel from Texas.

Portions: 4

Serving size: 1 cup


  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 8 packets of Splenda®
  • 6 tablespoons of protein powder
  • 8 ice cubes
  • 14 ounces of apple juice (no added sugar)


  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  108
  • Protein  9 g
  • Carbohydrates  18 g
  • Fat  0 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  27 mg
  • Potassium  183 mg
  • Phosphorus  42 mg
  • Calcium  57 mg
  • Fiber  1.2 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 meat
  • 1 fruit, low potassium

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Protein will vary depending on the brand of protein powder used and the amount of protein per tablespoon. You may want to adjust the amount of protein powder to provide more or less protein.

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Blueberry Blast Smoothie
jauburg says:

Could some one put a name to the protein powder or brand kind? Dietitian comment: Whey protein is usually lower in phosphorus and potassium compared to soy protein. Some of the brands used in other recipes include EAS 100% whey protein powder, Procel, Prosource, and Resource Beneprotein. Always read the label for nutrients as manufacturers change product formulas and this can impact the nutrients.

Sep. 09, 2014, 7:37 PM - Inappropriate review?
Blueberry Blast Smoothie
caffish55 says:

I just made this & I cannot have milk so I didn't use milk & I feel it is too sweet & I only used 4 packets of sweenter. I also used frozen blueberries & sugarless Apple juice. My phosphorus tends to run high so I shouldn't even had this but I'm tired of drinking the same liquids & need to put more liquids in my diet. Thanks

Aug. 12, 2014, 6:14 AM - Inappropriate review?
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This sounds like a tasty smoothie. I don't feel the need of sweetner but I wonder about adding rice dream and elminating the ice cubes. How would this change it. Moderator Comment: Sounds like it will work, but suggest cutting the apple juice down to 1 cup if you want to keep carbs similar.

Feb. 25, 2012, 10:26 AM - Inappropriate review?
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hopott says:

what kind of protein drink .

Dec. 27, 2011, 12:13 AM - Inappropriate review?
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towilson says:

I thought this recipe was a good option for a protein drink. I used vanilla protein powder to help with the flavor. I also think this recipe is versitile enough that you could do strawberry or another flavor pretty easily.

Nov. 23, 2009, 6:10 PM - Inappropriate review?
Blueberry Blast Smoothie

I leave in South Africa and would love to use this recipe however I dont know what Splenda is. Please advise me. Thanks Moderator: Splenda is a low calorie sugar substitute widely available in the US. You can use other sugar substitutes instead. You may need to adjust the quantity based on the sweetening power of the substitute you use.

Sep. 02, 2009, 11:41 PM - Inappropriate review?
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I like this reciepe but I make mine with sugar and without the protein powder. I am allergic to artifical sweetners so sugar is the only one I use. It's not so sweet made with 3 teaspoons sugar

Aug. 27, 2009, 11:31 AM - Inappropriate review?

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