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Recipes for Anti-Cancer Smoothies and Drinks

Eager to learn how to make mouthwatering smoothies and other drinks that also accommodate the dietary needs of people who are following an anti-cancer diet? This section is filled with smoothie recipes and other drink recipes that use ingredients with cancer-fighting properties. Before you unleash the culinary prodigy in you and check out the super-healthy drink recipes below, it might be a good idea to first browse the section best diet tips for cancer prevention as well as the section best foods for fighting cancer, which provide more general information about how what you eat and drink can affect your risk of getting cancer.

Scandinavian Blueberry Soup

In Scandinavia, blueberry soup is a popular treat that can be served warm as an appetizer or chilled as a dessert. But the benefits of blueberry soup extend far beyond its culinary use. In a laboratory test conducted by USDA researchers, wild blueberries were ranked number one in terms of antioxidant capacity over 40 other tested fruits, berries, and vegetables. The antioxidant activity of wild blueberries was shown to be even stronger than that of cranberries, raspberries, strawberries, plums, or cultivated blueberries.
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Catechin-Rich Ice Tea

Catechins found in green tea have been shown to possess strong anti-cancer properties. This anti-cancer drink recipe calls for loose tea leaves and a relatively long brewing time, both of which improve the release of catechins from green tea leaves. Lemon juice, rich in vitamin C, further improves the availability of catechins.
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Green Tea Mango Blast

This recipe pairs mellow mango with refreshing green tea to create a delicious smoothie that is loaded with antioxidant and anti-cancer compounds.
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Hot Chocolate with Almond Milk

Scientists have discovered that dark, unsweetened cocoa powder contains significant amounts of flavonoids such as catechins and procyanidins. These flavonoids are known to have antioxidant and free radical scavenging activity. However, these flavonoids lose much of their antioxidant power if they are consumed together with dairy. In order to maximize the antioxidant effects of this hot chocolate, this recipe uses almond milk instead of cow's milk.
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Raspberry Blueberry Smoothie (with Rice Milk)

This smoothie combines blueberries and raspberries, two delicious berries that are at the top of the list of anti-cancer foods.
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