Breast cancer is a devastating, extremely common disease that 1 in 8 women in America will develop in their lifetime. Bestselling author, Clinical Nutritionist, and NPR's Nutrition Matters host, Daniella Chace, demonstrates how to make breast cancer-fighting smoothies that are dense in nutrients and easy to make.

In Chace’s new book, BREAST CANCER SMOOTHIES: 100 Delicious, Research-Based Recipes for Prevention and Recovery, she pours the latest breakthrough findings from the field of oncology nutrition into a collection of flavorful, easily digestible, amazing drinks.

Listen to Daniella Chace on NPR’s Nutrition Matters Podcast HERE.

BLUEBERRY CHERRY SMOOTHIE

Thick and frosty with strong mango and cherry flavors, this delicious combination could be served as a dessert.

SERVES 3

1/2 cup wild blueberries

1/2 cup blueberry nectar

1/2 cup frozen mango

1/2 cup frozen cherries

1/2 cup green tea

1/4 cup hulled hemp seed

1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder

Combine all ingredients in a highpower blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Drink immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

Calories 130; Fat 6; Protein 5; Carbs 20; Fiber 2; Net Carbs 18

Pterostilbene, a natural compound isolated from blueberries, effectively suppresses potential breast cancer stem cells in laboratory studies.

Research Study

K. K. Mak, A. T. Wu, W. H. Lee, et al. (2013). Pterostilbene, a bioactive component of blueberries, suppresses the generation of breast cancer stem cells within tumor microenvironment and metastasis via modulating NF-κB/microRNA 448 circuit. Molecular Nutrition and Food Research 57 (7): 1123–34.

CHOCOLATE ORANGE SMOOTHIE

This dessert-like treat is sweet, rich, and satisfying, with bold, dark chocolate flavor.

Calories 180; Fat 7; Protein 12; Carbs 21; Fiber 7; Net Carbs 14

SERVES 2

1 orange

1/2 cup orange juice

1/2 cup green tea ice cubes

2 tablespoons hulled hemp seed

2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

2 tablespoons protein powder

Combine all ingredients in a highpower blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Drink immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

Hesperidin, a flavonoid found abundantly in oranges and orange juice, has been found to block the growth of breast cancer cells in laboratory studies.

Research Study

T. Tanaka, T. Tanaka, M. Tanaka, et al. (2011). Cancer chemoprevention by citrus pulp and juices containing high amounts of β-cryptoxanthin and hesperidin. BioMed Research International 2012:516981.