3 Broccoli Sprout Recipes For Fighting Cancer

Broccoli sprouts contain many cancer-busting phytochemicals  (John Hopkins Scientists). Broccoli sprouts look and taste like alfalfa sprouts and are also a great addition to sandwiches, salads, juice, or as a garnish on foods such as humus. Broccoli sprouts are one of our favorite sprouts because of how easy they are to grow and add to just about any meal. Below are a few recipes that include cancer fighting broccoli sprouts.

Avocado & Broccoli Sprout Toast

  • Bread of choice (Sprouted Ezekial Bread)
  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • Sprinkle of chipotle chili powder
  • Sprinkle of coarse ground Himalayan salt
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
  • Drizzle of lime juice (optional)
  • Broccoli Sprouts

Recipe source: Kelli Roberts

Broccoli Sprout & Humus Toast

  • Bread of choice (Sprouted Ezekial Bread)
  • 1/4 cup humus
  • Sliced ripe avocado
  • Sliced tomato
  • Broccoli sprouts

Recipe source: Honeynsilk.com

Green Broccoli Sprout Smoothie

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 rib of celery
  • 1/2 cup broccoli sprouts
  • 1/2 cup spinach
  • 1 tbsp. hemp seed
  • 1 cup almond milk, coconut milk or hemp milk

Recipe : Young & Raw

A cancer prevention diet is one that is high in fiber, low in fat (especially animal fat), and includes generous portions of fruits and vegetables. It also minimizes or excludes alcohol. The best diets are pure vegan diets.

Dawn Breast CancerAbout Dawn Bradford Lange:  Co-founder of Breast Cancer Yoga. Dawn is making a difference with Breast Cancer Yoga therapeutic products designed to support you emotionally and physically during breast cancer . We want to give you the attention and personal service you need so please email us at info@breastcanceryoga.com if you have questions.

Potato-Free Easy Baked Broccoli Tots

Welcome to the potato-free party, easy baked broccoli tots! This healy alternaive can be used for a cancer free lifestyle diet and always use organic ingredients when possible.

Ingredients

  • 2 medium heads broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1/4 small diced onions
  • 1/4 finely ground breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 nutritional yeast
  • 1 Flaxmeal egg replacement (1 tbsp. flaxmeal combined with 3 tbsp. alkaline water, combine and let sit for 5 minutes)

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a nonstick baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the broccoli florets to the water and cook them just until fork tender, about 5 minutes.
  3. Thoroughly drain the florets and transfer them to a food processor.
  4. Pulse the broccoli for a few seconds just until the it breaks down into small pieces. (Do not overmix the broccoli or the mixture will be too wet to form into tots.)
  5. Measure out 3 packed cups of the broccoli and add it to a large bowl. Add the diced onion, breadcrumbs, egg and nutritional yeast and mix until thoroughly combined.
  6. Using your hands, portion out about 2 tablespoons of the mixture and mold it into a tater tot shape. Arrange the tots on the prepared baking sheet, spacing them about 1 inch apart.
  7. Bake the tots for about 20 minutes then flip them once and bake them an additional 10 to 15 minutes until crisped.
  8. Remove the tots from the oven and serve them with ketchup, vegan ranch dressing or hummus for dipping.

Recipe Notes:


The onion should to be cut small enough so that it’s not too chunky and can be easily mixed into the broccoli mixture.

The cheese can be omitted in order to make this recipe dairy-free.
The breadcrumbs can be swapped for finely crushed gluten-free pretzels, cereal or dried bread in order to make this recipe gluten-free.

Dawn Breast CancerAbout Dawn Bradford Lange:  Co-founder of Breast Cancer Yoga. Dawn is making a difference with Breast Cancer Yoga therapeutic products designed to support you emotionally and physically during breast cancer . We want to give you the attention and personal service you need so please email us at info@breastcanceryoga.com if you have questions.

15 Minute Breast Cancer Fighting Broccoli Soup Recipe

vegan-broccoli-soup-recipe-for-breast-cancerA cancer fighting diet is one that is high in fiber, low in fat (especially animal fat), and includes generous portions of fruits and vegetables. It also minimizes or excludes alcohol. The best diets are pure vegan diets. Always use organic ingredients when possible.

Broccoli Soup Recipe
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 pound broccoli, separate into florets
  • ½ cup chopped onions
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • ⅓ cup vegetable broth for sautéing + 4 cups for soup
  • 1 tablespoon of dried basil
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • ½ teaspoon Pink Himalayan Salt (or to taste)
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper (optional)
cancer-fighting-broccoli-soup-recipeInstructions
  1. Coarsely chop the broccoli.
  2. In a medium soup pot, heat ⅓ cup of vegetable broth over medium heat. Add the onions, salt, pepper and dried basil and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring, until the onions are translucent. Add a splash of vegetable broth if sticking.
  3. Add the broccoli and vegetable broth and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce to low heat and simmer, uncovered for about 10 minutes or until the broccoli is fork-tender.
  4. In a blender or food processor, process the soup until smooth. Add the parsley and pulse a few times.
  5. Return the soup to the pan and reheat gently, adjusting seasoning if needed.
  6. Top with golden croutons or nuts.

Golden Croutons are easy to make. Pre-heat oven to 400 F – Chop vegan bread (sourdough) into bite sized squares – toss with a teaspoon of olive oil and some fresh chopped herb like parsley – put on a baking sheet in a single layer and bake until golden brown – approximately 5-10 minutes.
Recipe Source: Ordinary Vegan.

A healthy diet is only one of several factors that can affect the immune system and breast cancer; exercise and stress management are just as important in improving your overall health and well-being.

More Breast Cancer Authority Blog’s Broccoli Recipes

Dawn Breast CancerAbout Dawn Bradford Lange:  Co-founder of Breast Cancer Yoga. Dawn is making a difference with Breast Cancer Yoga therapeutic products designed to support you emotionally and physically during breast cancer . We want to give you the attention and personal service you need so please email us at info@breastcanceryoga.com if you have questions.

Breast Cancer Cells Feed on Cholesterol

Breast Cancer Cells Feed on CholesterolBy: Michael Greger, M.D., NutritionalFacts.Org.

One in eight American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. There are a number of compounds in plant foods that may protect against breast cancer by a variety of mechanisms. I’ve talked about the benefits of broccoli, flaxseeds, and soy foods before (See Breast Cancer Survival VegetableFlaxseeds & Breast Cancer Prevention, and Breast Cancer Survival and Soy) but a recent German study reported something new. The researchers found that sunflower and pumpkin seeds were associated with reduced breast cancer risk. They initially chalked the association up to the lignans in the seeds (See Breast Cancer Survival and Lignan Intake), but their lignan lead didn’t pan out. Maybe it’s the phytosterols found concentrated in seeds? (See Optimal Phytosterol Source).

There is evidence that phytosterols may be anticancer nutrients and play a role in reducing breast cancer risk. I thought phytosterols just lowered cholesterol? (See How Phytosterols Lower Cholesterol) What does cancer have to do with cholesterol?

Increasing evidence demonstrates the role that cholesterol may play in the development and progression of breast cancer. Cancer feeds on cholesterol. Transformed cells take up LDL, so-called “bad” cholesterol, and it’s capable of stimulating the growth of human breast cancer cells in a petri dish.

The ability to accumulate fat and cholesterol may enable cancer cells to take advantage of people eating high fat and high cholesterol diets and at least partially explain the benefit of a low-fat diet on lowering human breast cancer recurrence. Although the data has been mixed, the largest study to date (highlighted in my video, Cholesterol Feeds Breast Cancer Cells) found a 17% increased breast cancer risk in women who had a total cholesterol over 240 compared to women whose cholesterol was under 160. However, the researchers could not rule out that there may be something else in cholesterol-raising foods that’s increasing breast cancer risk.

Tumors suck up so much cholesterol that LDL has been considered a vehicle for delivering antitumor drugs to cancer cells. Since cancer feeds on cholesterol, maybe we could stuff some chemo into it like a Trojan horse poison pill?

The uptake of LDL into tumors may be why people’s cholesterol levels drop low after they get cancer—the tumor is eating it up. In fact, patient survival may be lowest when cholesterol uptake is highest. “High LDL receptor content in breast cancer tissue seems to indicate a poor prognosis, [suggesting] that breast tumors rich in LDL receptors may grow rapidly [in the body].” We’ve known about this for decades. You can tell that was an old study because, when it was published in the ‘80s, only 1 in 11 American women got breast cancer.

If cholesterol increases breast cancer risk, what about the use of cholesterol-lowering drugs? See Statin Cholesterol Drugs and Invasive Breast Cancer.

More videos on broccoli and soy’s protective effects against breast cancer:

Some I didn’t mention include:

Michael Greger M.D.About Michael Greger M.D.Michael Greger, M.D., is a physician, author, and internationally recognized professional speaker on a number of important public health issues. Dr. Greger has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs, the National Institutes of Health, and the International Bird Flu Summit, testified before Congress, appeared on The Dr. Oz Show and The Colbert Report, and was invited as an expert witness in defense of Oprah Winfrey at the infamous “meat defamation” trial. Currently Dr. Greger proudly serves as the Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at the Humane Society of the United States.

Photo Source: DiseaseProof.com

%d bloggers like this: