Serving Size:
6 ounces (3/4 cup)

    Diet Types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis
  • Lower Protein
  • Gluten-free


  • 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.

Helpful hints

  • For a stronger mint flavor crush the mint leaves.
  • To reduce carbohydrate and calories substitute Splenda® sweetener for sugar (12 packets or 1/2 cup Splenda® granular. Calories are reduced to 16 and carbohydrate to 4 grams.

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

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

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

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