Lemonade or Limeade Base
3 ounces base plus 3 ounces water
- CKD non-dialysis
- Lower Protein
- 2-1/2 cups water
- 1-1/4 cups sugar or Splenda® sugar substitute
- 1/2 teaspoon finely shredded lemon or lime peel
- 1-1/4 cups fresh lemon or lime juice
- ice cubes
In a medium saucepan, stir water and sugar or sugar substitute over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat; cool 20 minutes. (If you are in a hurry skip the heat. Instead, dissolve the sugar in room temperature water then go to step #2.)
Add citrus peel and juice to sugar mixture. Pour into a jar or pitcher; cover and chill. Keeps for up to 3 days.
For each glass of lemonade or limeade, combine 3 ounces base and 3 ounces water in ice-filled glasses. Stir and sip slowly to enjoy. Freeze leftover base in ice cube trays and add to beverages instead of ice.
- 3 ounces liquid is 6 tablespoons.
- Base made with Splenda® instead of sugar has 20 calories and 5 grams carbohydrate. Count as 1/2 carbohydrate choice.
Submitted by: DaVita dietitian Bonnie from Texas.
Nutrients per serving
Protein 0 g
Carbohydrates 27 g
Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 2 mg
Potassium 39 mg
Phosphorus 2 mg
Calcium 4 mg
Fiber 0.1 g
Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices
- 1/2 fruit, low potassium
- 1 high calorie
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