Breast Cancer Smoothie

Posted on 17 November 2020

BREAST CANCER SMOOTHIE

One of the issues for cancer patients and medical doctors is weight loss. Significant loss of weight and muscle mass is an ominous development like progressive anaemia, leukopenia or thrombocytopenia, bleeding, and cachexia. Although dieticians frequently instruct patients to try to 'pack in' more calories by eating more sugary foods, these efforts go largely without benefits, especially if the patient is experiencing nausea, vomiting, and anorexia. In fact, the patient will likely be suffering with food allergies, digestive intolerances, and leaky gut issues. Furthermore, the high-calories sugar intake will undoubtedly fuel additional cancer cells growth, defeating any value to ingesting large food quantities. Ne needs an alternative approach to increasing nutrition during the cancer process.

As dedicated nutritionists, we support easy-to-prepare, research-based recipes for maintaining a good nutritional profile during cancer as well as for recovery and prevention. Our smoothies contain generally between 120 to 150 calories, with carbohydrates, fats and proteins between 5 to 10 grams. Blended smoothies, as opposed to juice, combine delicious whole fruits and vegetables, maximizing your intake of plant-based health secrets. You should start every morning with a hearty dose of phytonutrient fabulousness, and this smoothie more than delivers!

INGREDIENTS
Liquids
1.5 cups of almond or coconut milk
Seeds
1 tbsp of flaxseeds (omega-3 fatty acids)
Spices
1/4 tsp of Amla Indian gooseberry powder
1 tsp of cinnamon
1/4 tsp of turmeric or ½ cm of fresh turmeric root
1/4 tsp of black pepper (activates the curcumin)
Green Tea Option
1 tsp of Ancient Matcha green tea
Fruits & Veggies
2 cups of packed dark leafy greens like spinach, kale, or collard greens

2 cups of berries: raspberries, blackberries, boysenberries, blueberries, and/or strawberries. Can trade 1 cup of berries for other fruits: apple, orange, mango, pear, peach, etc.

INSTRUCTIONS
To make this nutrient-rich bomb, you will need a high-quality blender to mash through frozen antioxidants and mix all the flavours.
Put all the ingredients into your blender on high until your smoothie looks thick and creamy smooth. Especially when using whole flaxseeds, make sure they grind up and disappear.
To mix things up, you can add fresh mint leaves, fresh basil leaves, lime juice, lemon juice, fresh ginger root, cayenne pepper.
Pour the smoothie into a large cup. If you have the time, sip through a straw over 20 minutes. Consider glass, stainless steel, or silicone reusable straws to avoid BPA exposure and to lessen your environmental impact from plastic straws.
If you drink it daily (as you should), be sure to break the routine every now and then with new flavours like mango, pear, and peach to substitute some of your mixed berries.

Author: Manuela Boyle
Tags: Resources Diets & Recipes

Associations

  • The Institute for Functional Medicine
  • Society for Integrative Oncology
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Australasian Integrative Medicine Association
  • Naturopaths and Herbalists Association of Australia
  • British Naturopathic Association

Disclaimer: Manuela Boyle is not a registered medical practitioner or specialist medical oncologist. Manuela Boyle is a general health service provider who is not legally required to be registered under National Health Practitioner regulation law. She practises under the national Code of Conduct that sets standards to general health service providers who are not regulated by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

Manuela Boyle is an accredited member of the following professional organisations:
NHAA (Naturopaths & Herbalists Association of Australia), SIO (Society of Integrative Oncology) USA, AIMA (Australasian Integrative Medical Association), IFM (Institute of Functional Medicine) USA