In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we want to share with you this pink smoothie recipe packed with some of our favorite cancer-fighting foods. This pink smoothie is filling, nutritious, low in calories (about 315), and high in fiber. The berries supply valuable antioxidants, the orange juice is a great source of vitamin C and the banana is rich in potassium. The yogurt is low in calories but high in protein. If you add the peanut butter, you will add about 95 calories but, it adds extra protein, which is a good idea if you are replacing a meal. This smoothie makes a great breakfast, lunch, or dinner on the run for anyone, and is also great for people undergoing treatment for cancer, whose appetite can be suppressed.
Did you know: maintaining a healthy diet that is rich in vegetables, fruit, poultry, fish, and low-fat dairy products has also been linked to lower breast cancer risk? You’ll find additional reading below that showcases the way our diet and lifestyle can have an impact on our health as it relates to cancer.
Do you have a favorite smoothie recipe? Let us know in the comments!
- 1 cup frozen mixed berries (or fresh if in season)
- 1 frozen ripe banana
- ½ cup of low fat plain Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup of orange juice
- 1 teaspoon of honey or maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon of peanut butter (optional)
- Combine all the ingredients in a blender until smooth and creamy.
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