Cancer-Fighting Breakfast Smoothies

Added to Recipes on Wed 04/11/2012

The rich color of blueberries comes from anthocyanins, natural antioxidants that neutralize free radicals. For variety, try adding mango or kale to your smoothie.



Makes about 3 cups (Serving size: 1 1/2 cups)

1 very ripe banana (the riper the banana, the greater the antioxidants)

2 cups frozen fruit/berries

1 cup almond milk or soymilk


Combine the ingredients in a blender. Start your blender on the lowest setting and slowly crank it up as the smoothie starts to purée, then blend for 2 minutes.

Nutrition Information Per Serving:
Calories: 190

Sodium: 79 mg

Sugars: 35 g 

Total Fat: 2 g 

Fiber: 5 g 

Protein: 2 g 

Carbohydrate: 46 g


Smoothie Variations

To make these variations, start with the original instructions and modify and substitute accordingly. 


Mango Blueberry


1 1/2 cups mango chunks

1/2 cup blueberries


Green Glamour


1 cup sliced strawberries

1/2 cup blueberries

1/2 cup blackberries

1 cup packed chopped kale leaves


Berry Blaster


1/2 cup blueberries

1/2 cup sliced strawberries

1/2 cup raspberries

3-4 mint leaves


Recipes developed by Jason Wyrick. From 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart by Neal Barnard, MD