Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  190
  • Protein  8 g
  • Carbohydrates  35 g
  • Fat  2 g
  • Cholesterol  20 mg
  • Sodium  68 mg
  • Potassium  200 mg
  • Phosphorus  66 mg
  • Calcium  92 mg
  • Fiber  0 g

Lime Sherbet Protein Punch

Getting extra protein doesn't get better than the flavor of Lime Sherbet Protein Punch by DaVita renal dietitians Elise and Brooke. They've created an easy way for their dialysis patients to have a sweet beverage with a whopping 8 grams of protein per serving.

Diet types:

  • Dialysis

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitians Elise and Brooke from Florida.

Portions: 16     Serving size: 8 ounces


  • 4 cups Sprite Zero®  (1 liter)  or other sugar-free lemon-lime soda    
  • 23 ounces pineapple juice (1/2 large can)           
  • 1/2 gallon lime sherbet           
  • 6 scoops vanilla whey protein powder


  1. Soften frozen sherbet in microwave for 45 seconds to 1 minute. Scoop it into the large bowl.
  2. Pour Sprite over sherbet and stir until evenly mixed.
  3. Mix whey protein powder and pineapple juice in blender until smooth. Pour into sherbet mixture and stir until evenly mixed.
  4. Serve immediately or refrigerate. After refrigeration, stir before serving.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 meat
  • 1 fruit
  • 1 high calorie

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Substitute Sprite Zero with ginger ale or any other phosphate-free light colored soda. Add food coloring for a more vibrant green.
  • Substitute with other sherbet flavors if desired.
  • For parties, add spoonfuls of completely frozen sherbet last and let it float on top.

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