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