As Summer Approaches, We Urge You To Try This Kidney Friendly, Delicious Smoothie!

Watermelon – Strawberry Mojito

This delicious sweet smoothie includes watermelon (rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants) which is kidney friendly and strawberries (high in fiber and potassium for heart health and blood pressure control) and basil which is one of the best antioxidants.

1 ¾ cup diced watermelon
1 cup frozen unsweetened strawberries
1 ½ Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 ½ basil leaves
½ cup water

Mix all ingredients in blender until slushy and enjoy how refreshing it is.

Heart disease is one of the main causes of death in kidney patients and research shows that women who
ate more than 3 servings of strawberries and blueberries per week were much less likely to suffer from heart attacks. The antioxidants in the fruits make blood vessels more flexible and this lowers blood pressure.

Nutrient Values:
Calories 125
Fat 1 g
Fiber 4.5 g
Protein 2.2 g
Potassium 500 mg
Phosphorus 45 mg
Sodium 5mg
Calcium 45 mg

And be sure to stay tuned all summer long for our newest blog category ‘Kidney-Friendly Smoothies!’ for more delicious, refreshing drinks both you and your kidneys will love. Be sure to pin us on your Pinterest recipe boards!