Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  135
  • Protein  0 g
  • Carbohydrates  33 g
  • Fat  0 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  7 mg
  • Potassium  267 mg
  • Phosphorus  25 mg
  • Calcium  26 mg
  • Fiber  0.3 g

Hot Mulled Punch

Apples are versatile foods that score high when it comes to helping you stay healthy. Nothing beats that fresh apple flavor. In the chill of autumn, what could be more comforting than a nice cup of kidney-friendly Hot Mulled Punch, a yummy blend of cranberry and apple juices with a hint of cinnamon and cloves? This is a drink that smells as good as it tastes.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Cristin from Pennsylvania.

Portions: 14     Serving size: 1 cup


  • 6 cups Ocean Spray®  Natural Pure100% Unsweetened cranberry juice
  • 8 cups apple juice
  • 1/2  cup brown sugar
  • 4 cinnamon sticks, broken
  • 1- 1/2  teaspoons whole cloves


  1. Combine ingredients in a large pot or crock pot.
  2. Heat to a simmer and serve hot.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 2 fruit, low potassium

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Hot Mulled Punch can be simmered in a crock pot until ready to serve. It’s a great way to fill the house with fall fragrance.
  • For a lower carbohydrate version, diabetics can substitute low-calorie cranberry juice cocktail and Splenda® brown sugar blend. Carbohydrate = 24 grams per serving, 1-1/2 carbohydrate choices.

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