This Anti-Cancer Green Breakfast Smoothie includes frozen broccoli florets, and other healthy ingredients. This recipe is vegan and dairy-free.

glass of green smoothie with fruit

Disclaimer: although this recipe is titled “anti-cancer,” it is not intended as a replacement for medical treatment as advised by your healthcare professional. This recipe is intended to help with cancer prevention, not cancer treatment. 

Recipe Highlights

This anti-cancer smoothie recipe is an evolution of my Power Green Smoothie, but with a special ingredient: frozen broccoli florets. Broccoli contains sulforaphane, a known anti-cancer food. 

In this recipe, you actually can’t taste the frozen broccoli once it’s blended with all of the other great ingredients in this recipe. The fresh ginger, lime juice, and mint leaves are especially important to covering up any of the “green” flavor of the veggies. You have to try it yourself!

frozen broccoli florets and fresh lime

How Broccoli Fights Cancer

Studies show that there are compounds in cruciferous vegetables known as isothiocyanates that fight cancer. However, as far as we know, these compounds are only present in raw or very gently cooked cruciferous vegetables. So, that’s why this recipe uses gently blanched and frozen broccoli florets.

It’s also easier to hide the flavor of frozen broccoli as opposed to fresh broccoli. And, the frozen florets even help to thicken the smoothie.

Recipe Steps

Step One

The first step of this recipe is to gather up your ingredients. The base of the smoothie is made from hemp seeds and water.

Step Two

Combine all of the ingredients in the base of a high-speed blender like a Blendtec or a Vitamix. Blend on high for just about 45 seconds, or until the smoothie is thick and creamy.

Also, be sure to check out my tutorial on the best way to freeze bananas!

Step Three

Divide the smoothie between two glasses and serve immediately. You can store any leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

anti cancer smoothie in a glass with a straw

Other Healthy Smoothie Recipes You Might Like

If you’re a fan of broccoli, you might also like this easy step-by-step guide for how to sprout broccoli seeds on your countertop without dirt. Sprouting broccoli and eating a tablespoon or two a day is another way to help prevent and fight cancer.

Also, if you are a cancer patient or you know someone who is, you might want to read my full article on ways to deal with a cancer diagnosis.

Here is the printable recipe:


Anti-Cancer Breakfast Smoothie

glass of green smoothie with a striped straw

This Anti-Cancer Green Breakfast Smoothie includes frozen broccoli florets, and other healthy ingredients. This recipe is vegan and dairy-free.

  • Author: Carrie Forrest, MPH in Nutrition
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: High-Speed Blender
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds
  • 3 cups filtered water
  • 1 ripe banana, frozen
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries 
  • 1/4 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 2 cups fresh salad greens or lightly steamed kale, spinach, or collard greens
  • 5 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 cup frozen raw broccoli florets
  • juice of one lime


  1. Combine hemp seeds and water in the base of a high-speed blender like a Vitamix or Blendtec.
  2. Next, add the frozen banana, frozen strawberries, and frozen mango chunks, greens, mint, cocoa powder, broccoli, and lime juice.
  3. Place the lid on the blender and blend until smooth, about 45 seconds.
  4. Serve immediately.


You can store any leftovers in a tightly-sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. 

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Note: this post is for informational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. Please consult your healthcare provider for recommendations related to your individual situation.

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