Healthy Nutrition Options During Treatment: Easy and Quick Blueberry Blast Smoothies

Blueberry Blast Smoothie Recipe

As a cancer patient, it is important to make healthy choices in your diet. Eating more fruits and vegetables can reduce your risk of cancer. For certain patients, eating can be difficult due to the side effects of treatment. Therefore, softer foods can be helpful and aid in avoiding weight loss.

According to the American Institute for Cancer Research, blueberries are rich in fiber, anthocyanins and ellagic acid. The blueberries aid in their ability to obstruct the formation of carcinogens. Below you will find a quick recipe for a blueberry smoothie recommended by the American Institute for Cancer Research.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups frozen unsweetened blueberries (do not thaw)
  • ½ cup of orange juice (calcium-fortified preferred)
  • ¾ cup of low-fat or nonfat vanilla yogurt
  • ½ medium frozen banana
  • ½ teaspoon of pure vanilla extract

The recipe will yield two servings.

Directions:

  1. Place blueberries, orange juice, yogurt, banana and vanilla into blender container.
  2. Cover securely and blend for 30 to 35 seconds or until thick and smooth. For thinner smoothies, add more juice; for thicker smoothies, add more frozen fruit.
  3. Serve into 2 glasses and enjoy immediately.

Enjoy and remember to share the recipe with friends.