Healthy habits that can lower your risk for cancer and other chronic diseases. Getting more fruit and vegetable servings is one important thing you can do today. And it just got easier. This nutritious breakfast smoothie combines leafy super greens, kale and spinach, with seasonal fruits, nuts and seeds for a cancer-fighting kick-start to your morning. Pumpkin will give you plenty of beta-carotene, a compound important in controlling normal cell growth and preventing cell damage from oxidation.
- 2 medium kale leaves, stems removed
- 1 cup spinach leaves loosely packed
- 1/2 cup fresh or frozen fruit
- 1/3 cup plain canned pumpkin*
- 3 Tbsp. seeds or nuts
- 1 Tbsp. chia seeds
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
- 1¼ cups soy or dairy milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 6-8 ice cubes (1 cup)
Combine all ingredients in blender or food processor and blend on high until smooth. Let sit for 1 minute to thicken before serving.
Makes 2 (about 1½ cup) servings. Per serving: 231 calories, 12 g total fat (1 g saturated fat), 24 g carbohydrate, 13 g protein, 8 g dietary fiber, 111 mg sodium.
Recipe from the American Institute for Cancer Research.