Summer is here to stay, which means staying hydrated becomes even more critical as the weather gets warmer. 

Eating healthier gets easier when fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables are available and affordable during this time of the year. Eating well and staying active will help you control weight, reduce your risk of various health conditions, including chronic kidney disease. For people with kidney problems, diet plays a vital role in treatment.

Patients can often feel their hands are tied due to the high potassium levels of various summer produce. The good news is that delicious raspberries are on the list of good fruit choices most Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients can enjoy.

Raspberry extract helps kidney patients

According to studies conducted at the University of Rhode Island, kidney patients who consumed 120 mg of raspberry extract for 30 days showed less inflammation and cartilage damage, along with a slower breakdown of their bones than those who hadn’t.

Raspberries have ellagic acid, a phytonutrient that helps protect the cells from damage. Apart from that, the super antioxidant dietary compounds called anthocyanins present in raspberries also boost heart health.

Whether or not you’re living with a kidney problem, a healthy lifestyle, including a healthy diet and exercise, is key to maintaining overall health and well-being. Here’s a nutritious and delicious summer recipe that’s perfect for adding to your kidney-friendly diet and enjoy with all your family!

This is a WAKE-UP CALL for you and your loved ones to get inspired and change your routine towards a healthier life. Act Early. Love Your Kidneys. Talk and Listen to Your Nephrologist.

-Ask your nephrologist and renal dietitian before preparing and consuming this recipe. Every person has different needs.-

You can also download the FREE FKP recipe book with 13 KIDNEY-FRIENDLY DELICIOUS SMOOTHIES that can be enjoyed with the whole family we created in collaboration with the Renal Dietitian, Chelsea Couceiro, RDN, LDN.

Wake Up Call

Ingredients

1/2 CUP OF FROZEN RASPBERRIES.
1/4 CUP FROZEN MANGO.
1/4 CUP OF PINEAPPLE.
1/2 CUP OF ALMOND MILK.

Preparation

Add the frozen raspberries, mango, and Pineapple to the blender.
Add a cup of almond milk to your mix, blend until smooth, and have a desire smoothie texture!
Serve in a glass, and ready to drink!

NUTRITION FACTS
1 serving per recipe

Calories 125 (523kJ)
Protein 2.8 g
Carbohydrates 23.8 g
Fat 3.4 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 127 mg
Potassium 334 mg
Phosphorus ~41.3mg
Calcium 337 mg
Fiber ~8.5 g
Serving Size 419 g

Diet Types
Renal Diet

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 2 reviews
Jun 8, 2021
 by Pilar on Florida Kidney Physicians

This recipe is really easy and delicious!

Jun 3, 2021
 by Dany on Florida Kidney Physicians

Healthy and delicious!