Feb 11, 2015 10:00 AM

Author: Cancer Learning Center

This fresh, delicious smoothie is a great way to pack more fruits and veggies into your day. Apples and green leafy vegetables like kale and spinach are cancer-fighting foods, according to the American Institute for Cancer Research.


  • 1 c. organic spinach
  • 1 c. organic kale
  • 1 c. Italian parsley
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 3″ fresh cucumber
  • 1/2 pear
  • 1/2 Fuji apple
  • Juice of 1/2 fresh orange
  • 1 tsp. grated fresh ginger
  • 1 c. cold water
  • 1/2 c. ice
  • 1 scoop whey protein powder (optional)


  1. Place spinach, kale, and parsley in blender. Chop celery, cucumber, pear, and apple into chunks. Add to blender with orange juice, grated ginger, water, ice, and protein powder (if desired).
  2. Blend on low to start, then blend on high until smooth. Serves 2.

Note: You may add more ginger or orange juice to taste.

Recipe developed by Susan Massey, co-facilitator of the Good Life Kitchen Cooking Class Series and cancer survivor

Cancer Learning Center

Huntsman Cancer Institute

cancer prevention nutrition recipe

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