Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  64
  • Protein  0 g
  • Carbohydrates  16 g
  • Fat  0 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  9 mg
  • Potassium  104 mg
  • Phosphorus  8 mg
  • Calcium  1 mg
  • Fiber  0.9 g

Luscious Lime Dessert

Luscious Lime Dessert is an icy and refreshing treat fits into diabetes, dialysis and CKD non-dialysis diets. Low in calories, sodium, potassium and phosphorus, it’s also fat- and cholesterol-free. For added nutrition, you can mix protein powder into the lime juice before adding to the processed pineapple.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Janet from North Carolina.

Portions: 4     Serving size: 1/2 cup


    • 20 ounces canned pineapple chunks
    • 1-1/2 tablespoon frozen limeade concentrate
    • 1-1/2 tablespoon fresh lime juice


    1. Open the can of pineapple and drain.
    2. Place pineapple chunks on a baking sheet in a single layer and freeze.  
    3. When chunks are frozen, place in food processor or blender.
    4. Add limeade and lime juice. Process until well blended and fluffy in texture.
    5. Serve immediately or freeze in 1/2-cup servings.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 fruit, low potassium


Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Protein powder can be added for a more nutritious snack/dessert. Mix it into the lime juice before adding to the processed pineapple.

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