Lemonade or Limeade Base

Portions : 10
Serving Size : 3 ounces base + 3 ounces water

Diet Types : CKD Non - Dialysis,Dialysis,Diabetes
Renal and Renal Diabetic Food choices : 1/2 low-potassium fruit,1 high calorie

Diet and Lifestyle Management
  • 2-1/2 cups water

  • 1-1/4 cups sugar or granular sugar substitute

  • 1/2 teaspoon finely shredded lemon or lime peel

  • 1-1/4 cups fresh lemon or lime juice

  • ice cubes

  • 1. In a medium saucepan, stir the water and sugar or sugar substitute over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat; cool for 20 minutes.

  • 2. Add the citrus peel and juice to the sugar mixture. Pour into a jar or pitcher; cover and chill. This will keep for up to three days.

  • 3. For each glass of lemonade or limeade, combine 3 ounces of base and 3 ounces of water in an ice-filled glass. Stir and sip slowly to enjoy. Freeze the leftover base in ice cube trays and add to beverages instead of ice.

Nutrients per Serving
Calories 108g Protein 0g
Carbohydrates 27g Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 2mg
Potassium 39mg Phosphorus 2mg
Calcium 4mg Fiber 0.1g
Helpful Hints
  • 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.