Recipe: Strawberry Almond Smoothie

Strawberry Almond Butter Smoothie

Flickr: Miriam

A refreshing strawberry  smoothie for breakfast or a mid-day snack that can help you fight cancer with every sip.

Strawberries are high in vitamin C, which helps protect against cancer of the esophagus as well as other cancers. In fact, one cup of strawberries is all the vitamin C you need for the day.

Strawberries are also rich in ellagic acid, a natural chemical that protects against skin, bladder, lung, esophageal and breast cancer. It deactivates some carcinogens, slows the reproduction of cancer cells and acts as an antioxidant to protect healthy cells.

Almond milk is a tasty, nutritious milk alternative that has many important health benefits. It is low in calories and sugar and high in calcium, vitamin E and vitamin D. Additionally, it is suitable for people with lactose intolerance, a dairy allergy or kidney disease, as well as those who are vegan or avoiding dairy for any other reason (Tip: Be sure to opt for the “Unsweetened” option).

Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Vegan


4 ice cubes
8 ounces strawberries
1 cup unsweetened plain almond milk
2 tablespoons smooth almond butter


1. Put ice cubes into a blender and blend until crushed.

2. Add berries, almond milk and almond butter and blend until smooth.

3. Pour into glasses and serve.

Recipe Inspiration: Whole Foods