Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  207
  • Protein  28 g
  • Carbohydrates  17 g
  • Fat  3 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  428 mg
  • Potassium  427 mg
  • Phosphorus  39 mg
  • Calcium  30 mg
  • Fiber  0.6 g

Cinnamon Smoothie

Cinnamon Smoothie is a delectable beverage for any time of the year. Enjoy this cool drink today, which contains egg whites that can be a great substitute for protein in a diet for those with diabetes who are on dialysis.

Diet types:

  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Lynn from Maryland.

Portions: 1     Serving size: 9 ounces


    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 tablespoon sugar
    • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 8 ounces pasteurized liquid egg white
    • 3 tablespoons nondairy frozen whipped topping


    1. Combine cinnamon and sugar. 
    2. Add 2 ounces egg whites. Mix well. 
    3. Add vanilla and stir. Add balance of egg whites and stir.  Add whipped topping and mix until dissolved.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

    • 4 meat
    • 1 high calorie

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Diabetics can substitute Equal®, Splenda® or other sugar substitute if desired. Carbohydrate is reduced to 6 grams per serving if sugar substitute is used instead of sugar.

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Cinnamon Smoothie

azra says:


Can the dietitian please tell me: do the egg whites have this high level of potassium as shown in your Nutrients table? Also, I am about 15 pounds underweight and have difficulty eating. If I make a smoothie 8 oz egg whites, 1/4 cup greek yogurt (0%fat), 2 tblsp honey, 1/4 cup frozen wild blueberries, would that help me gain weight? Dietitian comment: Yes, one egg white from a large egg contains 53 mg potassium. One cup of liquid egg whites is equal to 8 egg whites. Weight gain is based on total daily calorie intake. Check out the beverage recipes on for more higher calorie smoothie ideas.

Mar. 16, 2014, 9:10 AM - Inappropriate review?

Cinnamon Smoothie

larichard says:


I am a dietitian with Davita. I made this for my patients and it was ok. I wouldn't really call it a smoothie- more of a creamy milk type drink. I might add more cool whip or some vanilla protein powder next time.

Oct. 20, 2010, 8:08 AM - Inappropriate review?

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