Cancer Fighting Recipe: Apple Pie Smoothie

Posted on Nov 12, 2013 in Research




5 raw almonds
1 red apple
1 banana
3/4 cup Greek yogurt. (If you’re vegan, substitute coconut yogurt.)
1/2 cup dairy, almond, hemp, or hazelnut milk
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. Saigon cinnamon has a richer flavor.

Optional add-ins: scoop of neutral-tasting protein powder (e.g. whey or egg), 1 Tbsp of hemp seed or golden flax seed, 1 Tbsp bee pollen, 1 TBSP coconut oil.


  1. Place all ingredients in a blender. (Depending on how powerful your blender is, you may need to chop the apple and almonds into small pieces before blending.)
  2. Blend on medium-high for 30 seconds (or until desired consistency).


Cinnamon and protein regulate blood sugar, helping you stay satisfied while lowering the tumor growth signal IGF-1. Cinnamon is also anti-inflammatory, blocking tumor growth signals COX and NFKB. By decreasing blood stickiness, cinnamon also blocks tumor blood vessel formation (angiogenesis), which can otherwise lead to metastasis in colon and esophageal cancers, amongst others. Apple pectin binds bad estrogen in the large intestine, supporting the elimination of used-up hormones. Banana provides potassium, which is beneficial for those on chemotherapy or those with muscle cramps or fatigue. Flax seed balances estrogen metabolism and extends survival in people with breast cancer. Bee pollen is a rich source of B vitamins, increasing energy. Preliminary research suggests that B vitamins may block breast cancer metastasis. Coconut oil supports healthy weight, reduces the risk of cachexia, and increases cancer-fighting ketones. Probiotics in yogurt decrease inflammation, improve digestion, and decrease the risk of antibiotic-induced yeast or bacterial infections.