Lemonade or Limeade Base

Portions:
10

Serving Size:
3 ounces base plus 3 ounces water

    Diet Types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis
  • Lower Protein
  • Gluten-free

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 cups water
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar or Splenda® sugar substitute
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely shredded lemon or lime peel
  • 1-1/4 cups fresh lemon or lime juice
  • ice cubes

Preparation

  1. In a medium saucepan, stir water and sugar or sugar substitute over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat; cool 20 minutes. (If you are in a hurry skip the heat. Instead, dissolve the sugar in room temperature water then go to step #2.)
  2. Add citrus peel and juice to sugar mixture. Pour into a jar or pitcher; cover and chill. Keeps for up to 3 days.
  3. For each glass of lemonade or limeade, combine 3 ounces base and 3 ounces water in ice-filled glasses. Stir and sip slowly to enjoy. Freeze leftover base in ice cube trays and add to beverages instead of ice.

Helpful hints

  • 3 ounces liquid is 6 tablespoons.
  • Base made with Splenda® instead of sugar has 20 calories and 5 grams carbohydrate. Count as 1/2 carbohydrate choice.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 108

Protein 0 g

Carbohydrates 27 g

Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 2 mg

Potassium 39 mg

Phosphorus 2 mg

Calcium 4 mg

Fiber 0.1 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1/2 fruit, low potassium
  • 1 high calorie

Carbohydrate choices

2

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