Lemonade or Limeade Base

Diet Types

  • CKD Non - Dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Portions : 10

Serving Size : 3 ounces base + 3 ounces water


  • 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: 108
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 27 g (5 g with sugar subsitute)
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 2 mg
  • Potassium: 39 mg
  • Phosphorus: 2 mg
  • Calcium: 4 mg
  • Fiber: 0.1 g
  • Food choices: 1/2 low-potassium fruit
  • 1 high calorie

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