Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  80
  • Protein  0 g
  • Carbohydrates  21 g
  • Fat  0 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  0 mg
  • Potassium  34 mg
  • Phosphorus  2 mg
  • Calcium  3 mg
  • Fiber  0.1 g

Minted Lemonade

Quench your thirst with a refreshing glass of Minted Lemonade. This kidney-friendly recipe features the right balance of lemon, mint and sweetner for a delicious beverage you'll be sipping all summer long.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita® dietitian Mary from Georgia.

Portions: 5     Serving size: 6 ounces (3/4 cup)


  • 6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 6 mint leaves
  • 3-1/2 cups cold water


  1. In a 1-quart pitcher, mix lemon juice, sugar and mint leaves. Add 3-1/2 cups of cold water to fill the pitcher.
  2. Chill until cold.
  3. Serve in a 6-ounce glass with a sprig of mint to garnish.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

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

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • For a stronger mint flavor crush the mint leaves.
  • To reduce carbohydrate and calories substitute Splenda® sweetener for sugar (12 packets or ½ cup Splenda® granular. Calories are reduced to 16 and carbohydrate to 4 grams.

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