Lemonade or Limeade Base

Diet types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by Davita dietitian Bonnie from Texas.

Portions: 10

Serving size: 3 ounces base plus 3 ounces water

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 cups water
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar or Splenda® sugar substitute
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely shredded lemon or lime peel
  • 1-1/4 cups fresh lemon or lime juice
  • ice cubes

Preparation

  1. In a medium saucepan, stir water and sugar or sugar substitute over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat; cool 20 minutes. 
  2. Add citrus peel and juice to sugar mixture. Pour into a jar or pitcher; cover and chill. Keeps for up to 3 days.
  3. For each glass of lemonade/limeade, combine 3 ounces base and 3 ounces water in ice-filled glasses. Stir and sip slowly to enjoy.

Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  108
  • Protein  0 g
  • Carbohydrates  27 g
  • Fat  0 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  2 mg
  • Potassium  39 mg
  • Phosphorus  2 mg
  • Calcium  4 mg
  • Fiber  0.1 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1/2 fruit, low potassium
  • 1 high calorie

Carbohydrate choices

2

Helpful hints

  • 3 ounces liquid is 6 tablespoons.
  • Freeze lemonade base in ice cube trays and serve with beverage instead of ice to maintain flavor as the cubes melt.
  • Base made with Splenda® instead of sugar has 20 calories and 5 grams carbohydrate. Count as 1/2 carbohydrate choice.

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1 Comment | Average User Rating:
Lemonade or Limeade Base
stonebear says:
5

this recipe was very easy to make and tasted great. I was able to use less of the starter and more water and stretch the batch and still had more flavor than expected.

Oct. 10, 2014, 7:03 AM - Inappropriate review?

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