This gorgeous breakfast packs a nutritional punch. Ideal for a plant-based diet for early stage kidney disease. It’s rich in fiber and folate and is full of antioxidants. Try this spoon-worthy smoothie for breakfast or as a snack today!
The beets provide a beautiful rich red color and sweetness. Beets are high in oxalates, so if you are prone to kidney stones use caution.
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This gorgeous breakfast packs a nutritional punch with plenty of fiber and folate and and abundant amount of antioxidants. Try this spoon-worthy smoothie for breakfast or snack today!
- 1 medium beet, peeled and diced
- 1 cup frozen mango
- 1 cup frozen raspberries
- 1 cup unsweetened rice milk
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
- 1/2 cup mixed berries, fresh or frozen
- 2 tablespoon slivered almonds
- 2 teaspoon hemp seeds
1) Add beet, frozen mango, frozen raspberries, rice milk, and maple syrup into blender. Blend until smooth and thick.
2. Pour mixture into 2 bowls and top with mixed berries, almonds, and hemp seeds.
Higher Calorie: Add 1 tsp. of coconut oil before blending
Lower Potassium: Substitute frozen mango with frozen pineapple
1) This smoothie is high in potassium. If you need to limit potassium, we recommend swapping frozen pineapple for frozen mango.
2) The raw beet may not puree well if you don’t have a high powered blender. If you prefer, you can use 1 cup of cooked or canned beet, this will yield a smoother texture.
You may have heard that nuts, beans, and whole grains are not a great choice for a kidney-friendly diet because they are high in phosphorus. Wondering why we include them in many of our recipes? We include beans, nuts, and whole grains because only about 40% of phosphorus found in these plant foods are absorbed by humans. This makes them a good fit for most people’s diets! If you have questions about adding these foods to your diet, please reach out to your dietitian.
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