Delicious & Sugar Free Protein Brownies – Recipe For A Cancer Diet

Breast cancer patients can exhibit an increased demand of protein. Tumors utilize glucose as their main source of energy supply. Thus, a diet supplying the cancer patient with sufficient protein while restricting the sugars tumors thrive on, is a helpful strategy in improving a breast cancer patients healthy recovery.

This protein rich recipe includes hemp protein powder which is not marijuana. The two plants are distant relatives, having similar physical appearances and structures but little more.  Marijuana flowers contain a chemical called THC which, when heated and ingested, causes intoxication.  Marijuana has been used for this reason as a medicine for thousands of years.

Hemp, on the other hand, contains 0.00% THC, so has no narcotic effect on people.  Hemp has never been used as a medicine; it has strictly been used primarily as a fiber plant and secondarily as a food crop.  Hemp can only be grown with a government issued permit and requires mandatory lab testing to ensure that all hemp grown contains 0.00% THC.

With this in mind we wish to share this protein rich recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Small Ripe Bananas
  • 3 Tbsp Ground Flax Seed
  • 
3 Tbsp Chia Seeds
  • 2 Packets Truvia or Stevia
  • 1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 
1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 2 Scoops Chocolate Hemp Protein Powder
  • 
1/2 Tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract

Directions:

  1. Peel Bananas
  2. Add bananas to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth
  3. Mix in: baking powder, baking soda, vanilla and Stevia.
  4. Mix in flax-seed
  5. Stir Chia Seeds
  6. The batter should look like poppy-seed muffin mix
  7. Add 2 scoops of chocolate hemp protein powder.
  8. To give the brownies an extra chocolate boost, stir in unsweetened cocoa powder.
  9. Pre-heat Oven to 350 degrees.
  10. Grease a baking pan (8 x 8).
  11. Spread out brownie batter evenly across the baking pan. (about 1/2 inch thick)
  12. The batter cooks how it is (does not rise) put onto the baking sheet, no rising or flattening.
  13. Bake 10-12 minutes.
  14. Cut into eight brownies.

85 Calories, 2.5 g fat, 133 mg potassium, 10.5 g Carbs, 4 g Fiber, 3 g Sugar, 6 g Protein.

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

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.

Chocolate Maca Protein Truffles

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These are really simple, and incredibly tasty. Not only that, but they’ll keep in the fridge (in a sealed container) for about a week, so it you make up a batch on a Monday, you’ll have snacks on hand for when you need a bit of a lift. Best of all?  They are made of healthy ingredients such as dates, cashews, walnuts, maca and raw chocolate!

Makes: 12 truffles
Ingredients

  • ½ cup cashews, soaked 2-4 hours
  • ½ cup walnuts, soaked 2-4 hours
  • 8 large medjool dates, pitted
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons Sprout Living Chocolate Maca Protein Powder
  • 2 tablespoons cacao nibs
  • about 2 tablespoon cacao powder, for dusting

Instructions

  1. Drain and rinse the cashews and walnuts and transfer them to a food processor along with the dates. Process until well incorporated.
  2. With the motor running, slowly add the melted coconut oil. Blend again until very smooth.
  3. Add the Chocolate Maca protein powder and puree until completely incorporated. Add cacao nibs and pulse a few times until mixed together.
  4. Transfer to a small bowl, cover, and refrigerate for one hour until the truffle dough is hard enough to roll into balls.
  5. Roll into balls about 1 tablespoon in size, coat in cacao powder, and enjoy!
  6. Store in the refrigerator.

Recipe Source: Sarah McMinn

Maca is incredible – you’ll find it in most health food shops in powdered form, and it smells almost caramel-ey. In addition to tasating delicious, it’s also an amazing stamina-enhancer, an aphrodisiac (score), a mood-leveller (great for hormonal imbalances, menopause, anxiety and depression), and an intense energy-booster.

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.

Healthy, High Protein & Sugar Free Oatmeal Bites For A Cancer Diet

high-protein-recipe-for-cancerGood nutrition is especially important if you have cancer because both the illness and its treatments can change the way you eat. Cancer and cancer treatments can also affect the way your body tolerates certain foods and uses nutrients. The nutrient needs of people with cancer vary from person to person. Your cancer care team can help you identify your nutrition goals and plan ways to help you meet them.

Heal and recover faster – Eating well means eating a variety of foods to get the nutrients your body needs to fight cancer. These nutrients include protein, carbohydrates, fat, water, vitamins, and minerals.

Proteins – We need protein for growth, to repair body tissue, and to keep our immune systems healthy. When your body doesn’t get enough protein, it might break down muscle for the fuel it needs. This makes it take longer to recover from illness and can lower resistance to infection. People with cancer often need more protein than usual. After surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation therapy, extra protein is usually needed to heal tissues and help fight infection. (source)

A good source of protein is this recipe for Healthy Oatmeal Bites:

Recipe
2.5 cups oatmeal
1 cup nut milk
2 Tbsp chia seeds
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
1.5 tsp baking powder
1 cup blueberries
a few sprinkles of cinnamon
2 scoops vegan vanilla protein powder
35 drops of Stevia sweet Drops**

Directions:

  1. The amount of stevia is dependent on own personal taste, and how sweet the protein powder you are using is. Use less and taste test the batter , and you can then add more. I tend to make them less sweet so then I can add sweetener on them later, like jam, or agave
  2. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 or till golden brown, and fully cooked

Where do I get my protein ? fruits and veggies!! Have you ever wonder where a cow gets its protein if all it eats is grass? We don’t need as much protein as the media and supplement companies would have us believe. they are trying to sell products, not good health. a healthy range is between 5%-10% your daily calories if your eating 2500 calories and you hit the 10% range .. that’s 62 grams of protein.. impressed that’s all from fruits and veggies !!

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.

High Protein Portobello Patty Recipe

High Protein Portobello Patty Recipe For Cancer DietBy: Breast Cancer Yoga Staff.

Protein can be found in plant-based sources. Below is a recipe surprisingly high in protein. This recipes it includes flax seeds, antioxidant oil, quinoa and walnuts all excellent ingredients for a cancer diet recipe. Try a Portobello Patty for an unconventional but fully effective plant-powered protein meal. Always use organic ingredients when possible.

Ingredients

  • 1⁄2 cup ground flax seeds
  • 1⁄4 cup hemp seeds
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1⁄2 tsp fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 tbsp EFA oil  (Vegan Antioxidant Oil)
  • 2 tbsp brown rice miso paste
  • 1 tsp pressed garlic
  • 1⁄2 tsp black pepper (optional)
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1⁄4 cup chopped walnut pieces
  • 2 medium Portobello mushrooms, (chopped into large cubes)
  • 1⁄3 cup quinoa flakes (for cooked method only; omit for raw method)

Directions:

  1. In a food processor, combine all ingredients except walnuts and mushrooms, and process until well combined. Turn off the processor and add in the walnuts and mushrooms.
  2. Pulse just 3 or 4 times until the mushrooms are diced, but do not blend. Remove mixture from the processor and transfer to a medium bowl.

Cooked method:

  1. Mix the quinoa flakes into the mushroom mixture and let stand for 20 minutes.
    Sauté the chopped mushrooms in a dry pan for 2 or 3 minutes to cook out some of the moisture.
  2. Follow the rest of the recipe to form burgers.
    To cook, shape the mixture into 4 balls (press firmly to compact) and form into patties.
  3. Over very low heat, oil the pan with 1 or 2 tbsp coconut oil.
    Add the patties, and cook approximately 10 minutes on each side. The patties will remain soft on the inside but utterly enjoyable. 

Raw Method (best):

  1. Shape the mixture into 4 balls and flatten into patties on a teflex or nonstick sheet.
    Dehydrate for 10–12 hours at 115°F, then flip and transfer to a mesh sheet and “cook” for 2 more hours.
  2. These keep for several days wrapped and refrigerated, and can be reheated as needed.

To Serve:

Try this Portobello Patty in a romaine wrap, on a salad with a mustard vinaigrette, or  with avocado and vegetables.

Recipe source: OneGreenPlanet.com, Photo source: Uncooking101.com

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.

 

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