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a photo of a glass filled with strawberry drink with whole strawberries beside it

Seasonal Berry Drink

Used with permission from the  Aboriginal Nutrition Network and The Dietitians of Canada.
Emotional – Wild strawberries are small but they still offer great benefits. They are high in vitamin C and help to keep your blood healthy and strong.
Physical – Collecting wild strawberries can help you to enjoy the outdoors and recognize where these patches grow just outside your door.
Mental – Choosing wild strawberries can help you to appreciate the work it takes to harvest food and how abundant food is found all around us.
Spiritual – Strawberries are the leaders of the berries and are a great gift from our mother. They are honored in their own ceremony.

Seasonal Berry Drink


  • 250 ml of water
  • 1 tablespoon of maple syrup or sap
  • 1/2 cup of mashed, in season, berry


  • Mash berries with fork in cup.
  • Add water and maple syrup or sap
  • Stir and Enjoy.

Cultivated in season fruits can be used instead of wild berries. Blueberries and raspberries can be substituted for strawberries. The nutritional analysis is based on strawberries.

Nutrient Analysis

  • Calories: 67.4 KCal
  • Protein: 0.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 17.1 g
  • Fibre: 1 g
  • Total Fat: .2 g
  • Sodium: 5.2 mg
  • Phosphorus: 12.55 mg
  • Potassium: 119.26 mg

Renal Diet Nutrient Analysis

Servings per recipe: 1

Serving size: 307 g

Renal and Diabetic Exchanges

One Carb Choice
One Fruit Choice

What is one exchange?
  • 1 Protein Choice = 1oz of meat or 7g of dietary protein
  • 1 Starch Choice = about 15g of carbohydrates
  • 1 Fruit or Vegetable Choice = ½ cup
  • 1 Milk Choice = ½ cup