Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  120
  • Protein  5 g
  • Carbohydrates  24 g
  • Fat  0 g
  • Cholesterol  5 mg
  • Sodium  19 mg
  • Potassium  111 mg
  • Phosphorus  33 mg
  • Calcium  45 mg
  • Fiber  0.1 g

Power Punch

We all need a pick-me-up from time to time, and a bubbly, refreshing kidney-friendly protein drink like Power Punch really hits the spot.

Diet types:

  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Joyce from North Carolina.

Portions: 1     Serving size: approximately 8 ounces (1 cup)


  • 4 ounces cranberry-tangerine juice, chilled
  • 1 scoop (6.6 gm) ProCel® Whey Protein Powder
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup crushed ice


  1. Blend cranberry-tangerine juice, whey powder, sweetener and ice in a blender till pink and frothy.
  2. Pour into a glass and serve immediately.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

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

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Use your favorite protein powder if ProCel® is unavailable.  Ask your dietitian for more information about acceptable protein powders for kidney patients.
  • Sweeten to taste.  Alternative sweeteners  include 1 tablespoon honey or 1 to 2 packets Sweet’N Low®, Equal® or Splenda®)
  • Serve with a swizzle stick of peppermint or a sprig of mint, if desired.
  • Juice may be substituted with Sunkist® regular or diet orange soda, cranberry, cranberry-raspberry or cranberry-grape juices.

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Power Punch

ExZonie says:


This sounds delicious too. I can use my K-Pax recommended by my nephrologist in it, add some nutritious honey or agave, and drink up. Thanks!!

Jan. 28, 2009, 5:08 PM - Inappropriate review?

Power Punch

jh56761 says:


Served Power punch during Christmas Holiday with Cranberry Tangerine Juice and added a swizzle stick of pepperment. Pt comment: "This is a way I can enjoy ProCel protein powder."

May. 15, 2008, 8:55 AM - Inappropriate review?

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