According to the United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 20 million people in the United States have chronic kidney disease (CKD) of varying levels. One of those people is my mother. If you, too, love someone who is dealing with the challenges of CKD, or are coping with the disease yourself, the easy recipes here, from the newly released “Smoothies for Kidney Health: A Delicious Approach to the Prevention and Management of Kidney Problems & So Much More,” will be of particular interest to you. Although the smoothie recipes were developed as “kidney-friendly” and the cookbook designed to help us “understand both kidney function and kidney disease,” anyone who is a fan of thick and luscious smoothies will be equally impressed with the book’s 80 recipes, placed among the three categories of: “Smoothies for Most,” “Smoothies with Reduced Phosphorous and Potassium” and “Smoothies for Dialysis.” As much a guidebook, as it is a cookbook, “Smoothies for Kidney Health” is written by Victoria L. Hulett, a lawyer, and her daughter, Jennifer L. Waybright, a registered nurse, who donated her left kidney to her mom. The mother/daughter team has gifted us with great recipes and good advice: “Please use this book to learn and enjoy. We wish you kidney health!” For further information about this title, including where to purchase, visit www.squareonepublishers.com. In addition, to learn more about kidney disease go to the National Kidney Foundation website, at https://www.kidney.org/kidneydisease.
Sue Ade is a syndicated food writer with broad experience and interest in the culinary arts. She has worked and resided in the Lowcountry of South Carolina since 1985 and may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.