Collection of Vegan and Sugar-Free Recipes for Breast Cancer patients

During breast cancer treatment (such as surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy) your protein requirements increase. It is important to include protein rich meals and snacks into your daily diet plan. Breast Cancer Authority Blog has offered many recipes for breast cancer patients in pass and this is a collection of the top recipes for you to try.

Sugar-Free Chocolate Protein Truffle Recipe For A Cancer Diet

These protein truffles are an ideal alternative to regular high sugar and high-fat chocolate truffles. With 5g of protein per truffle and no sugar, it is a great way to consume protein for a  person who has no appetite but needs to consume proteins during cancer treatment.

Apple No Bake Protein Bar Recipe (Dairy & Sugar-Free)

Dig these healthy No-Bake Apple Pie Protein Bars that taste like a dessert you can eat daily….multiple times. Not only do they only take 10 minutes to whip up, they are a one bowl wonder which is a no-mess, no fuss kind of snack. They have a soft, chewy and doughy texture. Not only do each bar pack at a hefty protein boost, they are also naturally gluten-free, vegan, refined sugar-free!

Protein Rich Raspberry Coconut Mousse (Vegan & Sugar-Free)

This surprisingly good and easy to make fruit flavored mousse is for perfect for breast cancer patients. This recipe includes red raspberries that are reported to help fight cancer and protein to help support cancer treatment recovery.  As always try to use organic ingredients when possible.

Amazing Banana & Almond Milk Protein Shake

This fabulous shake recipe tastes delicious and makes you run and beg for the recipe… and so we did! After trying this at home we made a few little changes, like adding the ground coriander seeds and the pumpkin seeds (after all, we try to add some good health into every recipe). Here is the recipe of the best almond banana shake, for the benefit of all man kind.

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.

Protein Rich Meal Idea For A Cancer Diet: Green Beans With Tomato Sauce

green-beans-with-tomato-sauceA simple but so delicious dish, packed with plant-based protein which is the best for us!
You may eat it as is or mix it with rice. Green beans contain high levels of several proteins, carotenoids and other antioxidants that make it a veritable mine of nutrition.

Chocolate Maca Protein Truffles

maca-protein-truffles-for-a-cancer-diet

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!

Protein Powder Ideas For Lunch & Dinner During Cancer Treatment

Here are some protein powder ideas for lunch and dinner, following on from last week ‘s suggestions for breakfast. It doesn’t just have to be a shake or smoothie.

As I discussed in Beyond Smoothie 1 – Protein powder for breakfasts, there are times when we need to use protein powder in our diets due to difficulties with eating or getting adequate nourishment during cancer treatments. But it can get monotonous and boring to just have smoothies or shakes. And sometimes we want something warming and more comforting rather than a cold drink. But there are other ways to use the powder.

Protein benefits on blood glucose levels
Remember that adding protein to a high carbohydrate meal/food can also help with blood glucose levels. For example, with the mashed potato idea shown below, the protein powder addition may well reduce glucose levels after eating it. Similarly for baked goods. Instead of just having flour and fat – add some protein. Protein powder can really help in balancing blood sugar.

So here are some suggestions on how to use powders in other ways that can be part of lunch or dinner.

Ruth BaillieRuth Baillie is originally from the UK and now lives most of the year in Northern California. She holds two Master’s degrees, one in Personalized Nutrition (distinction), and another in Health Psychology. She is a Registered Nutritional Therapist, Certified Professional Cancer Coach, and Cancer Guide, and has undertaken considerable post-graduate studies in integrative naturopathic oncology. She is the author of “Choices in mind-body medicine for cancer patients in Sonoma County, California” and her research has been published in peer-reviewed journals.

Amazing Banana & Almond Milk Protein Shake

 I thought I tried them all: all kinds of fruit and vegetable combinations in shakes and smoothies. So I thought. And then one day I sit in an amazing vegan raw restaurant in Toronto,“Rawlicious”, enjoying all kinds of salads and raw sandwiches (super yummy! Great place!) when a kind waitress  asking me if I’d like to try their new almond shake. I’m the last person on earth that will say no to any kind of tasting in a good vegan restaurant, and so I got this fabulous shake to my table. It had this delicious taste that makes you run and beg for the recipe… and so I did!

After trying this at home I made my own little changes, like adding the ground coriander seeds and the pumpkin seeds (after all, I try to add some good health into every recipe).

Here is the recipe of the best almond banana shake, for the benefit of all man kind.

What you need:

  • 1 cup almond milk (no advertising here, but I like “SILK” brand the best. Unless, of course, you make your own almond milk at home, which is the best).
  • 1 ripe banana (no ripe – no good).
  • Optional: 1 spoon raw pumpkin seeds (huge natural, healthy iron blast!).
  • 1 tbs grounded cinnamon.
  • 1 tbs grounded coriander seeds.
  • Optional for extra sweetness: 1 madjul date. If you like it very sweet.

What to do:

Blend it all in a blender.  When ready, you may sprinkle some cinnamon on top for garnish. Share with the special people in your life!

Enjoy!

To get more of these great recipes visit Neeva’s website  The Innergy

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.

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.

Avocado Toast With Veggies & White Bean Salad

Veggie & White Bean Salad  on ToastBy: Breast Cancer Yoga Staff.

Try this high protein recipe that is healthy & tasty. Serve as an open-faced sandwich for a light lunch, or serve along side an immune boosting soup for a hearty dinner feast. The vibrant veggies and rich creamy avocado merge perfectly with nutty rustic white beans, and accents of citrus, white miso, cayenne and pepper. Always use organic ingredients when available.

Avocado Toast With Veggies & White Bean Salad
vegan, serves 3

1 16 oz. can white beans (cannellini) – drained, rinsed
1 small avocado, diced
1/3 cup sweet onion, diced
1 small carrot, chopped
1/2 cup spinach, thinly sliced
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 lemon, juiced
2 tsp white miso paste
1 Tbsp fresh tangerine or orange juice + pinch of zest
2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
1 Tbsp hemp or sunflower seeds
pinch of cayenne pepper

NOTE:

  • Topping: fresh chives
  • Served on toasted bread (organic homemade Rye Bread Recipe)
  • You can adjust the ingredients in this recipe by trying different veggies, seeds, beans and even seasonings.

Directions:

  1. Add the beans and avocado to a large mixing bowl. Mash well with a fork until thick and chunky, yet creamy like a chunky guacamole or hummus. Mash beans as desired. I like mine well mashed.
  2. Prep all your veggies and fold into the avocado mixture.
  3. Whisk the white miso paste with the citrus juices and vinegar. Fold this liquid into the mixture and continue folding until well combined and the veggies begin to soak into the creamy and liquid.
  4. Serve right away or chill in the fridge for 15-30 minutes before serving. This fresh salad is best served right away, since it slightly separates when left over night in the fridge.

Ingredient ideas:
* kale, finely chopped
* parsley or herbs, chopped
* chopped nuts
* omit the miso and just use pink Himalayan Salt
* tsp of tahini

Recipe adapted from LunchBoxBunch.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.

High Protein Carrot Cake Ball Recipe For Cancer Diet

Carrot Cake Ball Recipe That is Sugar Free and VeganBy Breast Cancer Yoga Staff.

This recipe is very flexible. Use the nuts and seed you have on hand. Add less dates and oil/milk for a crumblier treat. Add more dates and oil/milk for a sweeter gooier snack. Always use organic ingredients when possible. Oil free cancer diets omit coconut oil and use coconut milk.

This recipe includes carrots which contain carotenoid antioxidants, these compounds help protect against oxidative DNA damage, a key event in the cancer process. This recipe also includes nuts which contain many helpful nutrients and healthy omega-3 fatty acids, which help your body fight inflammation. Nuts contain the antioxidants quercetin and campferol that may suppress the growth of cancers.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup almonds
  • 5-6 dates, pitted
  • 1/3 unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 Carrots, shredded
  • 1/2 Tbsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Cloves
  • 1 Scoop Vanilla Vegan Protein
  • 2-4 Tbsp coconut milk or coconut oil, melted

Instructions

  1. Put almonds in food processor. Blend until a fine flour. Remove.
  2. Put dates and coconut in food processor and blend until a smooth paste in formed.
  3. Return nuts, add carrots, spices and vegan protein, and mix well.
  4. Add coconut milk or oil and blend until desired consistency is reached.
  5. Form into balls.
  6. Store in refrigerator.

Recipe Source: Adapted From ICookFree
Photo Source: JoyousHealth.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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