Breast Cancer Healing Blueberry Smoothie

Breast Cancer Healing Blueberry Smoothie

There is a lot to know about how to build a smoothie that fights cancer. Red blood oranges contain flavonoids, carotenoids, ascorbic acid, hydroxycinnamic acids, and anthocyanins that efficiently counteract the oxidative damage that plays a role in the development of cancer. This smoothie is a rich blend of crushed citrus flavors and herbal fragrance.

  • 1 cup blood orange
  • 1⁄2 cup Meyer’s lemon
  • 1⁄2 cup lime
  • 1⁄2 cup frozen wild blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger root
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon turmeric powder

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

Serves 2

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

Cocoa Popcorn for Breast Cancer Protection

Cocoa Popcorn Recipe

This light cocoa popcorn topping is addictive and provides fiber as well as antioxidants from the dark cocoa powder.  This is a satisfying snack for anytime of day and a light dessert alternative.  Start by popping organic popcorn in extra virgin olive oil.  Stainless steel pans are non-toxic and work well for popcorn.

This recipe is from the award winning iPhone and iPad app iEat for Life: Breast Cancer.  It’s free from iTunes!

  • 4 cups popped popcorn

Topping

  • 2 tablespoons non-dairy butter
  • 2 teaspoons xylitol or honey
  • 1 teaspoon dark unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Salt to taste with sea salt

Combine butter, xylitol and cocoa and heat in microwave (5-10 seconds), or in a saucepan until melted. Spoon over popcorn and toss.

Serves 2

Blueberry Crumble with Cinnamon

Each of the ingredients supports the healing of breast cancer.  I will be posting this food nutrient research on my blog over the coming weeks.  In the meantime, enjoy this delicious dessert and know that by indulging in this delicious dessert you are proving your body with nutrients that support healing from breast cancer in a variety of ways.

Crumble

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup almonds, chopped
  • 1/2 cup rice flour
  • 1/4 cup walnut oil
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Filling

  • 2 1/2 cups blueberries
  • 1/2 cup black raspberries
  • 2 tablespoons xylitol
  • Pinch of nutmeg

Optional

  • 1 ground vanilla bean

Combine all of the dry crumble ingredients, stir in walnut oil and set aside. In a medium bowl combine all of the filling ingredients and pour into an oiled baking dish. Spread the filling evenly and top with the crumble, covering the berry mixture completely. Bake at 325 F for 40 minutes.

Serves 8