Cancer-Fighting Breakfast Smoothies

There’s nothing faster than a morning smoothie and, with the right ingredients, it can be a cancer fighter, too. For variety, try adding mango or kale to your smoothie, which have cancer fighters of their own.

1 very ripe banana (the riper the banana, the greater the antioxidants)
2 cups frozen fruit/berries
1 cup almond milk or soymilk
Makes about 3 cups (Serving size: 1 1/2 cups)\r\n

\r\nCombine 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.\r\n

\r\nSmoothie Variations
\r\nTo make these variations, start with the original instructions and modify and substitute accordingly. \r\n

\r\nMango Blueberry:
\r\n1 1/2 cups mango chunks
\r\n1/2 cup blueberries

\r\nGreen Glamour:
\r\n1 cup sliced strawberries
\r\n1/2 cup blueberries
\r\n1/2 cup blackberries
\r\n1 cup packed chopped kale leaves

\r\nBerry Blaster:
\r\n1/2 cup blueberries
\r\n1/2 cup sliced strawberries
\r\n1/2 cup raspberries
\r\n3-4 mint leaves

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