Recipe: Breakfast Berry-Bonanza Smoothie

The worst thing about cancer is the loss of control over your body – that’s pure hell for a control freak like me! One way I’m striking back is through diet and exercise. These are the small things that I DO have a say in…

With chemo imminent I’ve adopted a strict veggie diet (plus fresh fish for the good Omegas), taking advice from books and friends alike. I believe in both medical science and alternative therapies – each having a place in my world at the moment.

I start every morning with a smoothie that combines all the best anti-cancer natural goodness – organic wheatgrass, ginger, turmeric, spinach, black grapes and lots and lots of berries. I don’t prescribe to the theory that all sugar feeds cancer. Refined sugar, yes – so no more chocolate binges for me 😩


  • Two heaped teaspoons of organic wheatgrass
  • One teaspoon of golden turmeric
  • Large thumbnail size of fresh ginger, chopped roughly
  • 1 x Handful of organic fresh baby leaf spinach
  • 1 x Ripe banana
  • Large handful of frozen mixed berries – blueberries, strawberries, raspberries.
  • 1 x Handful of seedless black grapes
  • 1 x Handful fresh raspberries, strawberries and blackberries
  • Large dash of coconut water

Once done, blitz it all together! I use a Nutribullet to extract all that extra goodness.

At the moment I need to sieve the smoothie afterwards to remove all the berry seeds (not good for a new resection patient as these can get stuck in the join of my new bionic colon – ouch!!)
I also take a Vit D3 supplement, Aloe Vera juice and drink buckets of green tea every day. It can’t hurt and it makes me feel great. I also got signed off by my surgeon yesterday to begin light exercise again. Happy days! 

👍🙌💪 xxx


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