Smoothies are a great way to get extra nutrition during cancer treatment. This smoothie packs a punch with protein, calcium, and fiber. Strawberries also contain antioxidants. If you are having difficulty swallowing, sore mouth, or lack of appetite, smoothies are a great choice. Even if you aren’t having side effects, they still make for a tasty treat!
- 3/4 cup skim milk
- 4 tsp. chia seeds
- 1 cup fresh strawberries
- 1 Tbsp. strawberry fruit spread, or to taste
- 2 tsp. orange zest
- 1/2 tsp. chopped fresh ginger
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
In blender, place milk and chia seeds and let sit while measuring remaining ingredients.
Add strawberries, preserves, orange zest, ginger and vanilla to blender. Whirl on high speed until smoothie is blended and creamy, about 1 minute. Pour smoothie into tall glass and serve immediately.
Makes 1 serving.
Per serving: 249 calories, 5 g total fat (<1 g saturated fat), 44 g carbohydrate, 9 g protein, 9 g dietary fiber, 90 mg sodium.
Recipe from the American Institute for Cancer Research.