Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  52
  • Protein  0 g
  • Carbohydrates  13 g
  • Fat  0 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  1 mg
  • Potassium  96 mg
  • Phosphorus  9 mg
  • Calcium  6 mg
  • Fiber  0.3 g

Watermelon Summer Cooler

Cool down with the kidney-friendly recipe for Watermelon Summer Cooler.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian MaryAnn from North Carolina.

Portions: 2     Serving size: 3/4 cup (6 ounces)


  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • 1 cup seedless watermelon cubes
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 small watermelon wedges for garnish


  1. Place all ingredients except garnish wedges in a blender and blend for 30 seconds.
  2. Pour into 2 small glasses and enjoy!

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 fruit, low potassium

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Watermelons vary in sweetness. Adjust by adding more sweetener if needed.
  • For fluid restricted diets, enjoy a serving of Watermelon Summer Cooler now and freeze one serving for later. Remove from freezer 10 to 15 minutes before serving.
  • If sugar substitute is used instead of sugar, the carbohydrate is reduced to 6 grams and 26 calories per 6 ounce serving.

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Watermelon Summer Cooler

galpalsall32 says:


I am so pleased with davita,feeling hopeless, feel I have a chance to do well, thanks to you all.Terrible with my notebook,but I will get there,wonderful Food!!Will try this, my favorite thing in the world.

Sep. 24, 2014, 2:53 PM - Inappropriate review?

Watermelon Summer Cooler

ChuChu1 says:


I printed both kidney and diabetic cook books vols 1 - they have really excellent recipes one or the other seem to work with modifications.

Jul. 21, 2014, 5:11 PM - Inappropriate review?

Watermelon Summer Cooler

eljerorosco says:


This is a delightful drink so refreshing.

Jul. 16, 2014, 11:47 AM - Inappropriate review?

Watermelon Summer Cooler

fireballchef says:


i think this is a great easy refreshing beverage, & i love watermelon, if u don't just try this to be sweetly surprised. ur taste buds will awakened new fireball chef

Sep. 03, 2013, 3:37 AM - Inappropriate review?

Watermelon Summer Cooler

Patrickv says:


This watermelon was excellent the taste was very good

Aug. 25, 2013, 8:48 AM - Inappropriate review?

Watermelon Summer Cooler

Kirbydaisy says:


This looks very refreshing and thirst quenching. Can't wait to try this. It's also a way to enjoy having watermelon again without worrying about the fluid intake. Who would have thought about drinking it instead of eating it. LOL!

Aug. 20, 2013, 7:57 PM - Inappropriate review?

Watermelon Summer Cooler

warren6907 says:


mmm.sounds awesome im gonna have to try it.

Aug. 15, 2013, 6:09 AM - Inappropriate review?

Watermelon Summer Cooler

faithfriend says:


This was really refreshing and yummy. Adding some fresh mint leaves made it really good.

Apr. 08, 2013, 12:33 PM - Inappropriate review?

Watermelon Summer Cooler

Grumpy13 says:


I love watermelon it my fav and it's sad that I cant eat alots of it because when you start eating can't stop lol but I have to for my own health there some many foods that I can't eat because if high potassium being latina is hard mexican food is yummmy but hard not to eat specially the corn tortilla

Feb. 14, 2013, 9:00 AM - Inappropriate review?

Watermelon Summer Cooler

sheila92851 says:


Very refreshing & low in potassium too, a win win all around

Mar. 23, 2012, 4:29 PM - Inappropriate review?

Watermelon Summer Cooler

Cheryl Colwell says:


Have picture of item print with the recipe.

Jun. 30, 2011, 7:45 AM - Inappropriate review?

Watermelon Summer Cooler

teachwalking says:


Yeah! I've been making this one already. I just didn't know it was so perfect in potassium. Yeah!

Jun. 17, 2011, 4:11 PM - Inappropriate review?

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