I would have never dreamed of loving smoothies, but I do! I especially like them as a breakfast or even a light lunch option. Copycat versions of an Orange Julius have over 300 calories and uses whole bananas and orange juice. I love bananas, and I love oranges, but they are high in potassium as well. So, what is a girl with CKD to do? Make up your own recipe for an Orange Julius, that’s what. Please note, the nutrition info provided is an estimate based on the ingredient labels I used.
Orange Julius CKD version:
1/2 of an orange= 82 mg of Potassium, 22 calories, 0 mg of Sodium, and no Protein
1/2 of a banana= 211 mg of Potassium, 55 calories, 0 mg of Sodium and 0.5 mg of Protein
3 tbsp of French Vanilla Non-Dairy Creamer= 0 mg of Potassium, 75 calories, 0 mg of Sodium, and no Protein.
Crushed ice to your suiting, and filtered water as need to meet consistency of your liking. I like it nice and thick.
Add all the ingredients to the blender, and then enjoy.
Total calories= 152
Potassium= 293 mg
Sodium= 0 mg
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