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.

 

Ingredients

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


Directions

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

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups mango chunks

1/2 cup blueberries

 

Green Glamour

Ingredients

1 cup sliced strawberries

1/2 cup blueberries

1/2 cup blackberries

1 cup packed chopped kale leaves

 

Berry Blaster

Ingredients

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