Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  152
  • Protein  9 g
  • Carbohydrates  27 g
  • Fat  1 g
  • Cholesterol  10 mg
  • Sodium  74 mg
  • Potassium  302 mg
  • Phosphorus  70 mg
  • Calcium  95 mg
  • Fiber  1.5 g

High Protein Smoothie

Start the day off right with the kidney-friendly recipe for High Protein Smoothie.

Diet types:

  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Ester from Florida.

Portions: 3     Serving size: 1 cup


  • 1 small carton (10-ounce) frozen strawberries, lightly sweetened
  • 1/3 can (6-ounce can) frozen pineapple juice concentrate
  • 1/2 cup pasteurized egg whites (or amount equal to 2 egg whites)
  • 1 scoop (approx 1/3 cup) Whey protein powder
  • 2 tablespoons nondairy whipped topping  


  1. Blend egg whites in a blender for 2 minutes.
  2. Add strawberries, pineapple concentrate and protein powder. Blend at medium speed until smooth.
  3. Pour 1/2 cup of the smoothie into a glass and top with whipped topping if desired.
  4. Store the remainder in the refrigerator (1 day) or freezer to enjoy later.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 2 fruit, medium potassium
  • 1 meat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Protein powder can be increased to 2 scoops for a higher protein smoothie.
  • Omit protein powder for a low protein smoothie (3 grams per serving).
  • Pasteurized egg whites are recommended to avoid the risk of salmonella. Look for refrigerated egg whites in a carton in the dairy section, or dried egg whites in the baking section at your local grocery store.

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High Protein Smoothie

Dakotah says:



Jul. 11, 2014, 10:05 AM - Inappropriate review?

High Protein Smoothie

rubyred13 says:


Served this to the patients in our clinic and they loved it. Only problem is the portion size. The recipe made 3 cups of smoothie, but serving says 1/2 cup and it only serves 3. What is the correct portion size please? Moderator: The actual portion size for the nutrients shown is 1 cup per serving. It has been corrected in the recipe. Thanks Lori!

Jun. 27, 2012, 7:03 PM - Inappropriate review?

High Protein Smoothie

jpardue says:


Used vanilla flavored whey powder - this was very good! Great for my Dad who is having a problem eating enough protein.

Mar. 30, 2012, 4:13 PM - Inappropriate review?

High Protein Smoothie

larichard says:


I am a dietitian with Davita. I made this for my patients and most of them loved it. I thought it was a bit too sweet, but I used a strawberry flavored protein powder which was sweet on its own.

Oct. 20, 2010, 8:09 AM - Inappropriate review?

High Protein Smoothie

esterym says:


Taste delicious and acceptable to me. the mix of egg white blended with the strawberry reduce the obvious taste of the protein powder. It is refreshing and good with our florida climate.

May. 15, 2008, 6:51 AM - Inappropriate review?

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