Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  88
  • Protein  5 g
  • Carbohydrates  10 g
  • Fat  3 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  96 mg
  • Potassium  182 mg
  • Phosphorus  21 mg
  • Calcium  4 mg
  • Fiber  0 g

Kool-Aid Smoothie

Kelly’s Kool-Aid® Smoothie is a great way to add a quick, kidney-friendly treat to your dialysis diet.

Diet types:

  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Kelly from Missouri.

Portions: 4     Serving size: 3/4 cup


  • 2 cups ice
  • 1/2 cup vanilla-flavored liquid nondairy creamer
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup powdered egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons Kool-Aid® liquid drink mix (any flavor)


  1. Place all ingredients in a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth and serve immediately.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1/2 meat
  • 1/2 high calorie

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Kool-Aid® Liquid Drink Mix does not contain phosphate additives like the powdered Kool-Aid.
  • Choose your favorite Kool-Aid® flavor.
  • Since certain types of powdered egg whites can be high in phosphorus and other additives, be sure to check with your dietitian for acceptable brand names of the product. Kelly uses Honeyville’s powdered egg whites, available at
  • You can substitute 1-1/4 cup pasteurized egg whites for powdered egg whites. Adjust serving size.

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