If you’re looking for a cancer-fighting smoothie, then you’ll love this recipe. My Anti-Cancer Green Breakfast Smoothie is dairy-free and vegan, with a secret frozen ingredient.
Updated Version of my Cancer Fighting Green Breakfast Smoothie
I’m excited to share the updated version of this Anti-Cancer Breakfast Smoothie, originally shared way back in 2013. This recipe is pretty much an evolution of my Energizing Green Smoothie, but with a special ingredient: frozen broccoli florets!
Did you ever think about using frozen broccoli florets in a smoothie? Please hear me out!
You may not believe me, but 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!
What Ingredients Make This a Cancer Fighting Smoothie?
Studies show that there are compounds in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli that fight cancer. How cool is that? However, as far as we know, these compounds are only present in raw cruciferous, not cooked. So, I chose to add these raw, frozen florets to my green smoothie. As mentioned, I can’t even taste them (I usually can’t stand the smell or taste of broccoli) and they actually thicken the overall smoothie.
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 your own broccoli seeds and eating a tablespoon or two a day is another way to help prevent and fight cancer.
The Reason I Drink A Cancer-Fighting Smoothie Almost Every Day
Cancer is an incredibly scary subject, and I was blind-sighted when I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2012. At that time, I had already started my health journey and thought I was doing all the right things, but I likely had a childhood exposure or possibly experienced the result of eating the Standard American Diet for too long, or some other combination of events that led to my diagnosis.
Fighting cancer is hard and being a survivor is not a title or role I take likely. I don’t mean to try and scare you, but I do think there are foods we can eat and lifestyle techniques we can practice every day to help prevent cancer from starting or recurring. My husband and I have had two family members diagnosed with cancer recently and it has been very scary and sad to see them struggle with such a challenging situation.
Here is the recipe for this surprisingly delicious Anti-Cancer Breakfast Smoothie that is vegan and dairy-free:Print
With so many nutrient-dense ingredients, I call this the Anti-Cancer Breakfast Smoothie.
- 1/4 cup hemp seeds
- 3 cups filtered water
- 1 ripe banana, frozen
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1/2 cup frozen or fresh pomegranate arils
- 1 1-inch knob fresh ginger
- 4 cups fresh salad greens or lightly steamed kale, spinach, or collard greens
- 10 fresh mint leaves
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons flax meal
- 1/2 cup frozen raw broccoli florets
- juice of one lime
- Combine hemp seeds and water in a high-speed blender.
- Next, add the frozen banana, frozen strawberries, and pomegranate arils.
- Lastly, add the ginger, greens, mint, cocoa powder, flax meal, broccoli, and lime juice.
- Place the lid on the blender and blend until smooth, about 45 seconds.
- Serve immediately.
Doesn’t this just scream “eat me, I’m healthy!”? I think so!
Fortunately, healthy also equals delicious in this case. If you’re looking for other cancer-fighting green smoothie recipes, you might also like my Broccoli Sprout Smoothie or my Healthy Vanilla Smoothie with frozen cauliflower!
Do you drink green smoothies and do you have any secret ingredients you’d like to share?
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