Smoothie Summer’s Almost Over, But You Mustn’t Forget This Memory Booster for CKD Patients

Smoothie For Good Memory

Patients with kidney disease may have cognitive difficulties due to a deficiency of iron and omega-e fatty acids which have been known to negatively impact the memory. Poor memory can be a nuisance when you’re already dealing with so many other issues related to your health and it can make it more difficult to keep track of diet, doctor’s appointments, different recommendations, etc. So you should try what you can to keep that memory as sharp as possible. Keeping a notebook or writing notes to yourself on your phone can also be a great help.

This smoothie also provides an abundant supply of high-fiber, iron-rich beans, flax with omega-3 fats and many antioxidants (and you will not even taste the beans). These not only help with memory, but help to keep you feeling invigorated and your digestive system regular and well-balanced.

1 Cup Water
1/3 Cup black beans (cooked and unsalted)
1 Cup frozen dark cherries (unsweetened)
1/2 Cup fresh or frozen strawberries (sliced and unsweetened)
2 T ground flax seeds
Blend all ingredients until smooth.

Calories 275
Fiber 13 g
Protein 9 g
Fat 6 g
Calcium 100 mg
Phosphorus 225 mg
Potassium 830 mg
Sodium 6 mg

Be sure to check our smoothie recipes from this past summer for more exciting recipe ideas!