Heard all of the hype about curcumin, and it’s amazing anti-inflammatory benefits for CKD and wondering how you can include it in your day?
Look no further than this delightful smoothie with a tropical twist!
Jessica, one of our KidneyRD practitioners, loved that this smoothie tasted like a Pina Colada and had a beautiful golden yellow color from the Turmeric. She used frozen pineapple which made it seem more like a frozen mocktail.
This smoothie not only tastes great, but contains several phytochemicals (chemical compounds found in plants) that support your kidney health in a number of ways.
***Important Note From our Team***
We are excited to produce more recipes so people can answer the question, “What can I eat?” Due to the volume that we are currently uploading and developing we are not writing full blog posts on the recipes but will include nutrient facts. As we move forward, we will be updating our posts to include more information about the cooking journey with each recipe and the principles used that people with CKD can apply to their nutritional plans. If you have recipe specific questions, please comment below. We cannot provide individualized nutrition guidance on specific cases via email or in comments due to medical liability but will do our best to answer cooking specific questionsPrint
1 Cup canned coconut milk
1 Cup unsweetened almond milk
2 Cups pineapple, diced into chunks
1 Tbsp. ginger, peeled and grated
1 tsp. turmeric powder
1. Add all ingredients into a blender. Blend until smooth
2. For a thicker consistency, use more coconut milk and less almond milk. Adjust consistency as desired.
3. Optional: add sweetener to taste.
Higher Calorie: Add a tablespoon of coconut butter or coconut flakes before blending.
Higher Protein: Use soy milk instead of almond milk Remember to check for phosphorus additives!
** This recipe is considered HIGH potassium so for some people with a potassium restriction, portion should be decreased by half or you can replace the coconut milk with almond milk to significantly reduce overall potassium intake. We recommend if you replace the coconut milk that you add 1 tbsp of coconut oil and some coconut flakes on top to get the same “pina colada” taste. **
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