Drinkable Pumpkin Pie For Your Kidneys? Try This Recipe To Keep Oxidative Stress Away

Everywhere you look, there seems to be a new pumpkin-flavored recipe. As fond as we are of the good gourd, it’s important to keep in mind that pumpkin is high in potassium so exercise some restraint if your levels are too high. That being said, the small amount in this smoothie together with mango, have the benefits of beta-carotene and Vitamin A. Beta-carotene is what gives fruits and vegetables their orange color and is an antioxidant that slows the oxidative stress that can affect kidney disease.

¾ cup unsweetened almond milk
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup 100% pumpkin puree, unsweetened
1/3 cup oat flakes (old fashioned oat flakes)
½ cup frozen mango chunks, unsweetened
½ tsp ground pumpkin pie spice mix

Mix all ingredients

Calories 165
Potassium 360 mg
Fat 2 g
Phosphorus 125 mg
Fiber 5 g
Sodium 75mg
Protein 6g
Calcium 265 mg

There are tons of nutrition options out there and dietary changes you can make to help support normal kidney function, so be sure to read some of our free articles and take a look at our Complete Guide to Renal Diets & Cookbooks.