Berry Delicious Smoothie
Research shows that all berries are beneficial to our health due to their numerous antioxidants. Anthocyanins in berries can serve as an anti-inflammatory, lower blood pressure and lower the risk of heart disease which are all so important in kidney disease. Oats and walnuts can also lower the chance of heart disease plus it can lower cholesterol. Here is one delicious, easy way to have 3 daily servings of fruit plus good fats and fiber:
¾ cup fresh (or frozen) unsweetened blackberries
¾ cup frozen unsweetened dark cherries
¾ cup fresh (or frozen) unsweetened strawberries
1 T orange zest (or lemon)
3 T pieces of raw walnut
½ cup oat flakes
1 cup water
Mix all ingredients in blender until smooth. For frozen fruit add more water.
Protein 8 g
Potassium 460 mg
Phosphorus 180 mg
Sodium 3 mg
Calcium 70 mg
Research shows that women who consume lots of fruit have a lower chance of type 2 diabetes which is the leading cause of kidney disease. Berries are great! Want more ideas for kidney-friendly recipes? Check out our Pinterest boards!