Lemonade or Limeade Base
- CKD non-dialysis
3 ounces base plus 3 ounces water
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
In a medium saucepan, stir water and sugar or sugar substitute over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat; cool 20 minutes.
Add citrus peel and juice to sugar mixture. Pour into a jar or pitcher; cover and chill. Keeps for up to 3 days.
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
- 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.