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mom2greatkids
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This recipe isn't completely original with me, but I wanted to share it. I have been putting frozen mixed berries, milk (one day I used chocolate flavored silk milk). I also add a hand full of spinach. You can not taste the spinach. It's a great way to get a leafy green veggie in. I like spinach in a salad, but we can't get too much of the healthy stuff :)

Do any of you ladies have any good smoothie recipes to share?

Thanks!! Carla

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Tethys41
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Hi Carla,
During chemo, when I needed to get calories, I used organic coconut milk (the kind from a can). If you are using the Silk soy milk, soy products can impersonate hormones, which is not good for hormone-stimulated cancers. I would add a scoop of L-glutamine (helps heal the stomach and intenstines from chemo damage). I added a scoop or two of denatured whey protein powder (not soy protein). Then I would add some type of juice with a low sugar content and fresh fruit. I could also empty capsules of supplements I was taking, like green tea extract, to get those down without having to swallow a hand full of pills.
There are many smoothie recipies specific to cancer patients at the following website:
http://www.caring4cancer.com/SearchResults.aspx?SearchQuery=smoothie

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Hissy_Fitz
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My husband has Type II Diabetes, so he can't skip meals. He also gets up at 4AM several days a week to play golf, and I'm not about to drag myself out of bed and cook up some healthy breakfast fare at that hour. So I make smoothies for him, ahead of time.

I add protein powder, as well. I do a lot of experimenting, depending on what we have on hand, but skim milk is usually involved, and most often a banana and some other type of fruit. The spinach is a good idea. Does it make the drink look disgusting?

Carlene

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LaundryQueen
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My husband puts a 1/2 avocado in his smoothies made with whey protein, ground flax seed, water & blueberries. The avocado adds a nice creamy texture without overpowering the taste.

LQ

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mom2greatkids
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Carlene, the spinach really doesn't make it look bad at all. It still has the bright fruit colors :)

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mom2greatkids
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Where can I find L-glutamine and whey protein powder?

Thanks.

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Tethys41
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You can find either of these in health food stores. If you don't have one in your area, there are many online sources.

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