Vegan Cream of Kale & Artichoke Soup For A Cancer Free Lifestyle Diet

Creamy Vegan Kale & Artichoke Soup Recipe For A Cancer Free Lifestyle DietBy: Breast Cancer Yoga Staff.

Try this plant based soup recipe that is so easy, so tasty and so healthy. Give the soup a little drizzle of garlic infused olive oil before serving. Also, this soup can be enjoyed both hot and cold.

Ingredients;

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • ½ white sweet potato or 1 red potato, chopped into ½” pieces
  • 2 cups artichoke hearts**
  • 32 ounces vegetable broth
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 cups tightly packed kale leaves, deveined
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • Pinch nutmeg
  • Himalayan Pink Salt to taste

Instructions:

  1. Heat the oil over medium heat in a pot or Dutch oven. Sauté onion until it begins to turn translucent, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  2. Add the sweet potato and continue cooking until sweet potato is soft, stirring frequently.
  3. Add the artichoke hearts, chicken broth, cayenne, nutmeg and salt and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes.
  5. Add the kale leaves and cover the pot until kale leaves have wilted, about 1 minute.
  6. Pour the soup into a blender with the almond milk and blend until smooth. This will likely need to be done in batches.
  7. Strain the soup into the same pot you used for cooking in order to catch the strands of artichoke hearts.
  8. If serving the soup hot, pour it back into a pot and heat gently, stirring frequently until the soup is to desired temperature. If serving chilled, pour the soup into a sealable container and refrigerate until cold.
  9. Serve with crusty bread and a drizzle of oil on top.

Notes

*You can also use regular olive oil plus 4 cloves of garlic. Saute the garlic with the onion **Artichoke hearts are available fresh in many delis and they are typically marinated in oil and garlic.. You can also use canned or frozen artichoke hearts.

Recipe adapted from The Roasted Root, Photo Source: Ricki Heller.

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.

Everyday Green Juice Recipe

Morning Green JuiceBreast Cancer Yoga family shares one of our favorite recipes. Begin your mornings with this high protein energy breakfast drink. Buy organic ingredients. Adjust fruit and veggie amounts to suit your personal taste. More apple equals a sweeter drink. Store any extra in a glass jar in the fridge for up to a day. Shake before drinking.

Ingredients

1/2 Bunch Kale (devein)

2 Handfuls Spinach

2 Large Carrots

1 Green Apple

1/2 Lemon (skin included)

1 Tablespoon Flaxseed Oil

Morning Green Juice For Cancer DietDirections

Process green apples, carrot, spinach, kale, and lemon through a juicer. Add flaxssed oil to juice, stir and drink.

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.

 

St. Patty’s Day Vegan Potato Kale Balls For A Breast Cancer Diet

St. Patty's Day Potato Kale Balls For Breast Cancer DietBy: Dawn Bradford-Lange, Co-Founder of Breast Cancer Yoga.

Here is a delicious St. Patty’s Day recipe that you can make for a family member who is undergoing cancer treatments. This recipe includes superfood kale. The benefits of kale include antioxidant vitamins A, C, and K, as well as a good source of copper, potassium, iron, manganese, and phosphorus. Recipes including kale can also provide a rich source of organosulfur compounds, which have been shown to reduce the risk of many cancers. The cancer-protective compounds in kale have thus been the subject of intense research, particularly their role in blocking the growth of cancer cells and inducing cancer cell death (apoptosis).  When possible use organic ingredients.

To save time, you can also form these into larger patties and pan-fry in a non-stick skillet.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds potatoes (you can peel if you want, but I didn’t)
  • 6 ounces kale
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 2 teaspoons Pink Himalayan salt (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons almond or hemp milk
  • 2 tablespoons potato starch or corn starch

Instructions

  1. Cut the potatoes into small cubes (about 1/2-inch), put them in a large pot, and cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook until potatoes are tender.
  2. While the potatoes are cooking, remove the center stalk from the kale and slice the leaves into strips. When the potatoes are done, lift them out with a slotted spoon and place in a large mixing bowl. Put the kale into the potato water and cook for 6 minutes or until kale is tender. Remove kale with a slotted spoon to a food processor. Add 1/4 cup of the cooking liquid and pulse to chop fine.
  3. Preheat oven to 425 F. Mash the potatoes and add the kale and all remaining ingredients. Stir well. Using a well-rounded tablespoon, form into balls about 1 inch across. Place them on an oiled baking sheet or, preferably, a baking sheet covered with a silicone mat or parchment paper. Bake for 20 minutes. Carefully turn over and bake fore 20 minutes more, until lightly browned.

Preparation time: 20 minute(s) | Cooking time: 1 hour(s)

Number of servings (yield): 6

Makes about 30 puffs or 6 servings. Per serving: 128 Calories (kcal); trace Total Fat; (3% calories from fat); 5g Protein; 28g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 733mg Sodium; 3g Fiber. Weight Watchers: 2 Points.

Recipe Source: Fat Free Vegan Kitchen

Similar Recipe:  Vegan Potato Spinach Balls

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.

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