DANIELLA CHACE

44 Cold Drinks

Beat Breast Cancer – BEVERAGES

Table Of Contents

Cold Beverages

Mylks

Oat Mylk

Almond Mylk

Cashew Mylk

Hemp Mylk

Juice Concentrates

Cherry Juice

Pomegranate Juice

Refreshers

Citrus Spritzer

Cucumber Lemon Refresher 

Rosemary Lemon Water

Grapefruit Green Tea

Pomegranate Aqua Fresca

Pomegranate Citrus

Smoothies

Cherry Protein Power

Limonene Smoothie

Strawberry and Rosemary Smoothie

Tropical Cherry Smoothie

Vanilla Dream Power

Wild Blueberry Currant Smoothie

COLD DRINK RECIPES

CASHEW MYLK 

A creamy non-dairy mylk that is as easy to make as it is delicious. 

4 cups filtered water

1 cup raw cashews, soaked and drained

2 dates, pitted or 1 tablespoon maple syrup 

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Pinch sea salt

Pinch ground cinnamon (optional)

Optional:

Add ½ teaspoon ground turmeric, ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon ground ginger, and a pinch of ground black pepper for “Golden Cashew Mylk”

Soak cashews in water for at least 4 hours or overnight in the refrigerator. Drain cashews and add to a high-powered blender. Add 2 cups water, dates, vanilla, salt, and spice if using. Blend on low, gradually increasing speed. Add remaining water and blend until all ingredients are fully incorporated. Store mylk in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

6 Servings.

ALMOND MYLK

A creamy and customizable nut mylk that is perfect for baking, in cereal, or simply on its own.

5 cups filtered water

1 cup raw almonds, soaked and drained

2 dates, pitted

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Pinch sea salt

Optional:

Add 2 tablespoons cocoa powder for “Chocolate Almond Mylk”

Soak almonds in cool water overnight or for at least 6 hours in the refrigerator. Drain almonds and add to a high-speed blender along with additional ingredients. Blend until creamy and smooth, at least 1 to 2 minutes. Strain liquid through fine cheesecloth or a clean towel. Store mylk covered in the refrigerator for 4-5 days. Shake before use. 

Note: Strained almond pulp can be reserved for use in baked goods, granolas, and desserts.

OAT MYLK

An easily-adaptable, dairy-free beverage that is fun to modify with additions like cocoa, cinnamon, and fresh berries. 

4 cups filtered water (less for thicker consistency)

1 cup rolled oats

1 date, pitted

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Pinch salt

Optional:

Add ¼ cup berries for “Berry Oat Mylk”

Add ¼ teaspoon cinnamon, one extra date, and reduce water to 3 cups for “Horchata Oat Mylk”

Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend for 30-45 seconds or until thoroughly blended. Strain liquid through a clean cloth. Store covered in the refrigerator for up to five days. 

CITRUS OIL SPRITZER

1 cup filtered bubbly water

1 cup green tea ice cubes

2 tablespoons fresh-squeezed citrus juice

3 drops of liquid stevia 

Divide ingredients into two glasses, stir well and serve.

Serves 2

CUCUMBER LEMON REFRESHER 

Cooling and herbaceous, drink throughout the day to boost hydration and electrolytes. 

3 sprigs of fresh thyme

3 slices of lemon

1 peeled cucumber, seeded

32 ounces of filtered water

Peel the cucumber and slice it lengthwise to scoop out the seedy center. Fill a glass pitcher with filtered water and add cucumber, thyme, and lemon. Chill. Add ice if desired and enjoy.

Makes 8 Servings

Nutrition Facts (per serving): 

Calories 0  Fat 0  Carbs 0  Fiber 0  Protein 0

Health Tip: Thyme contains rosmarinic acid and methyl apigenin, which exhibit strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory actions against human breast cancer cells.

ROSEMARY WATER 

1 organic lemon, sliced Omit or make optional and just use rosemary

3 large sprigs of rosemary

32 ounces of filtered water

Rinse the rosemary and combine ingredients then refrigerate in a glass pitcher or jar for up to eight hours. The rosemary will infuse the water almost immediately, leaving the sprigs in the water for up to eight hours will impart a stronger flavor.   

Serves 4

Health Tip: Fresh rosemary contains concentrated amounts of phenolic compounds that reduce inflammation and inhibit cancer cell growth.

Health Tip: Herbal and citrus flavors help stimulate the appetite and encourage water intake which is critical for detoxification and immune function. 

GRAPEFRUIT GREEN TEA SMOOTHIE

2 cups frozen green tea cubes

2 cups water

1 cup orange juice

2 tablespoons grapefruit peel

2 drop liquid stevia

Combine all ingredients in a high-power blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Drink immediately.

Serves 2

Nutrition Facts (per serving):  

Calories 195  Fat 10  Carbs 15  Fiber 12  Protein 7

Health Tip: Grapefruit oil contains concentrated amounts of the flavonoids naringenin and nobiletin.

GRAPEFRUIT GREEN TEA 

Antioxidant-rich green tea and tart grapefruit combine to create a refreshing and citrusy drink.

2 cups frozen green tea cubes

1 cup water

½ cup grapefruit juice

1 tablespoon grapefruit peel

Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Drink immediately. 

CHERRY PROTEIN POWER SMOOTHIE

1 cup almond milk

1 cup cultured coconut milk

1 cup frozen cherries

1/4 cup hulled hemp seed

2 tablespoons protein powder

Combine all ingredients in a high-power blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Drink immediately.

Serves 2

Nutrition Facts (per serving):  

Calories 209  Fat 10  Carbs 19  Fiber 6  Protein 12

LIMONENE SMOOTHIE

1/2 Meyer’s Lemon Change to ¼ lemon

1 cup tangerine juice

1/2 cup green tea cubes

1/4 cup frozen pineapple

1/4 cup hulled hemp seed

Combine all ingredients in a high-power blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Drink immediately.

Serves 2

Nutrition Facts (per serving):  

Calories 63  Fat 6  Carbs 18  Fiber 3  Protein 6

Health Tip: Limonene is a lipophilic monoterpene found in high levels in citrus peels that is showing promise in breast cancer prevention and growth inhibition.

POMEGRANATE AQUA FRESCA

4 green tea cubes

1/2 cup pomegranate juice

1/2 cup tangerine juice

4 tablespoons chia seed

Combine all ingredients in a high-power blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Drink immediately.

Serves 1

Nutrition Facts (per serving):  

Calories 200  Fat 10  Carbs 16  Fiber 14  Protein 7

Health Tip: Pomegranate juice contains polyphenols, which have been shown to reduce the growth of breast cancer cells in laboratory studies.

Health Tip: Citrus fruit juice contains an antioxidant flavonoid called hesperidin that inhibits the growth and replication of breast cancer cells in laboratory studies. 

STRAWBERRY AND ROSEMARY SMOOTHIE

1 cup frozen strawberries

1 cup tangerine juice

1/4 cup hulled hemp seeds

1 tablespoon fresh rosemary

1/2 teaspoon turmeric

Combine all ingredients in a high-power blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Drink immediately.

Serves 2

Nutrition Facts (per serving):  

Calories 163  Fat 6  Carbs 20  Fiber 4  Protein 6

Health Tip: Rosemary contains carnosic acid, a natural anti-inflammatory that is even more effective at reducing breast cancer cell growth when combined with curcumin, an active compound found in turmeric.

TROPICAL CHERRY SMOOTHIE

1 frozen banana

1 cup hemp milk

1/2 cup frozen cherries

1/4 cup hemp seed

Combine all ingredients in a high-power blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Drink immediately.

Serves 2

Nutrition Facts (per serving):  

Calories 112  Fat 10  Carbs 23  Fiber 4  Protein 7

Health Tip: Both cherries and bananas contain dietary melatonin, which provides protective effects against breast cancer development.

VANILLA DREAM POWER 

1 frozen banana

1 vanilla bean or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup hemp milk

1/4 cup hulled hemp seed

Combine all ingredients in a high-power blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Drink immediately.

Serves 1

WILD BLUEBERRY CURRANT SMOOTHIE 

1 frozen banana

1 cup frozen wild blueberries

1 cup unfiltered apple juice

1/4 cup currant juice

1/4 cup chia seed

Combine all ingredients in a high-power blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Drink immediately.

Serves 2

Nutrition Facts (per serving):  

Calories 292  Fat 10  Carbs 40  Fiber 14  Protein 7

Health Tip: Unfiltered apple juice contains fiber and is an excellent source of anti-inflammatory quercetin.

Health Tip: The antioxidants in wild blueberries protect against the oxidative cell damage and chronic inflammation that can lead to cancer. 

Health Tip: Currant juice has a very low sugar content compared with other juices, yet it tastes sweet and is rich in antioxidants.

MYLKS – DAIRY MILK ALTERNATIVES

CASHEW MYLK

A creamy non-dairy mylk that is as easy to make as it is delicious. 

4 cups filtered water

1 cup raw cashews, soaked and drained

2 dates, pitted or 1 tablespoon maple syrup 

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Pinch sea salt

Pinch ground cinnamon (optional)

Optional:

Add ½ teaspoon ground turmeric, ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon ground ginger, and a pinch of ground black pepper for “Golden Cashew Mylk”

Soak cashews in water for at least 4 hours or overnight in the refrigerator. Drain cashews and add to a high-powered blender. Add 2 cups water, dates, vanilla, salt, and spice if using. Blend on low, gradually increasing speed. Add remaining water and blend until all ingredients are fully incorporated. Store mylk in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Makes 6 servings.