Smoothies with cancer fighting properties

Smoothies include the fibre of fruits & vegetables as well as valuable nutrients. Because the fibre is still available, the nutrients & natural sugars (fructose) are absorbed much more slowly by the body than they are when drinking juices. The benefits of this is that the fibre helps to move toxins & waste material through your body & the slower release of natural sugars means you won’t feel as hungry. Smoothies are best made in a high powered blender such as a Nutribullet.

Suggested Smoothie Recipes

1 cup of blueberries
1 cup of almond or coconut milk
2 tablespoons of chia seeds

Add filtered water to the ‘max’ line of your processor

Properties

anti-inflammatory
antioxidants; vitamin (B, C)
fats; omega-3’s
alkalizing properties

1 orange, peeled
1 cup of pineapple
1 cup of spinach
1-½ cups of home brewed green tea

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anti-inflammatory
antioxidants; vitamin A, C
minerals; calcium, folate, iron
alkalizing properties

2 large handfuls of broccoli
1 ripe banana
1 cored apple but include the apple seeds

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anti-inflammatory
antioxidants; vitamin A, B6, B12, B17, C
minerals; potassium, manganese
chlorophyll
alkalizing properties

1 ripe banana
¼ cup rolled oats
1 cup papaya
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
Large handful of spinach

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anti-inflammatory
antioxidants; vitamin A, B6, B12, C, E
minerals; zinc, iron, calcium, potassium, manganese
alkalizing properties

Handful of spinach
Handful of parsley
½ orange, including peel
1 cup strawberries
2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
1 tablespoon sesame seeds

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anti-inflammatory
antioxidants; vitamin A, C, E, K, folate, niacin
minerals; iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, manganese
fats; omega-3’s, 6’s
protein
alkalizing properties

1 ripe banana
½ apple, including seeds
¾ cup fresh pineapple
Handful wheatgrass or 30ml wheatgrass juice
1 tablespoon flaxseed oil
2cm knob of ginger

Add filtered water to the ‘max’ line of your processor

anti-inflammatory
antioxidants; vitamin A, B6, B12, B17, C, E, folate, niacin
minerals; zinc, magnesium, potassium, manganese, selenium
fats; omega-3’s, 6’s
protein
alkalizing properties

Anybody diagnosed with a chronic condition such as cancer is also dealing with an immune system that is not working well. If that person has also undergone treatments such as chemotherapy or radiation, their immune system will be suffering further. It makes sense then, to find ways to help support and rebuild the immune system. Eating highly nutritious foods is one way that can benefit the immune system because these foods contain antioxidants, vitamins, enzymes, proteins and nutrients etc. known to support the various functions of the immune system.

These smoothie recipes are just a few examples that could be used to support a cancer patient. You can experiment with the flavours by including other fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, herbs & spices.

As a general guide, the following table outlines ingredients that are very useful in supporting the health of somebody with a cancer diagnosis:

There are many other nutritious fruits and veggies that could be added to the list above; experiment with flavours