Breast Cancer Healing Blueberry Smoothie

Breast Cancer Healing Blueberry Smoothie

There is a lot to know about how to build a smoothie that fights breast cancer.  There are foods to avoid such as milk, sugar and saturated fats and there are foods to add, such as blueberries for their phenolic compounds, apple juice for its carotenes, and bananas for their oligofructose prebiotic fiber.  This recipe looks simple but it actually provides powerful  support for the healing of breast cancer in a very direct way.

  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup unfiltered apple juice
  • 1 peeled frozen banana
  • 1 inch piece of fresh turmeric root

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend thoroughly.

Serves 1

Caesarless Salad

Caesarless Salad

Caesarless Salad Recipe

This crisp and garlicky salad is very Caesarlike and yet totally vegan!  No anchovies or egg yolks.

  • 2 tablespoons flax oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 head romaine lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper, sliced

Combine flax oil, lemon juice, and garlic in a large salad bowl. Mix well. Add lettuce and toss until leaves are well coated. Sprinkle salt and nutritional yeast over lettuce and toss again. Add walnuts and bell pepper slices and serve.

Serves 2-4

Green Pea Hummus

Green Pea Hummus Recipe

This gorgeous hummus has fresh pea flavor and packs in the protein. peas

  • 2 cups fresh or frozen green peas
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin

If using frozen peas, rinse and thaw prior to use. Blend all ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth. Serve on a platter with crudités.

Serves 4

Crudités
Four cups organic raw vegetables, sliced for dipping such as carrots, sweet bell peppers, celery sticks and cherry tomatoes.

 

Cherry Ice Smoothie

Cherry Ice Smoothie

  • Cherry Ice Smoothie

Cherries contain melatonin which improves sleep.  You might try this smoothie as a dessert in the evening to see if it helps you drift into deep sleep.  Sweet dreams!

  • 1 cup frozen pitted dark cherries
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon cherry juice concentrate
  • 1 teaspoon xylitol

Optional
Add sparkling mineral water after it has been blended to add a bubbly kick.
1 teaspoon lemon juice

Combine all ingredients in blender or food processor and blend until smooth.

Serves 2

Borscht for Breast Cancer Protection

Borscht for Breast Cancer Protection

Borscht with a Hint of Honey 

If you’re not used to eating borscht, then the sound of ‘cabbage soup’ may seem strange but once you try this you may be as hooked as I am.   This salty and hearty soup is a true comfort food and provides two major breast cancer fighting foods – cabbage and beets.

  • 3 cups shredded cabbage
  • 4 cups organic vegetable broth
  • 2 cans (15 ounces) shoestring beets with liquid
  • 1 teaspoon tamari
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey

In a medium saucepan, cook cabbage in vegetable broth over medium heat for 10 minutes, then add remaining ingredients and cook for 5 more minutes. Serve hot or cold.

Serves 4