Friday, October 11, 2013

Raspberry Smoothie with Lucuma

This is another simple anti-breast cancer recipe you can make to protect yourself from this deadly disease.

Cancer cells hate raspberries! Raspberries are rich in phenolic phytochemicals which have been shown to have anti-inflammatory qualities. They also seem to prevent or delay the development of cancerous cells.


Raspberries are a very good source of the ellagic acid. Studies have shown that ellagic acid can act as an antioxidant; it can promote death of cancer cells. Ellagic acid seems to reduce the effect of estrogen on the growth of breast cancer cells in tissue cultures. It may also inhibit angiogenesis or the growth of new blood vessels needed by the tumor cells for their growth.

Scientists have also reported that ellagic acid may help the liver to break down some cancer-causing substances or even remove them from the blood. 

This is quite promising and makes raspberries one of the most valuable anti-cancer foods. You should eat them as often as you can. Buy organic berries to reduce exposure to unwanted chemicals. 

To sweeten this smoothie I used lucuma powder which was made from a ripe Peruvian lucuma fruit. 

Lucuma has been used for ages by the people of Peru. It is a wonderful, low-glycemic sweetener with a slightly maple-like taste. It contains many nutrients including beta-carotene, iron, zinc, vitamin B3, calcium and protein.

I first discovered lucuma powder in South Africa some eight years ago and used it in smoothies and raw desserts ever since.

~ Raspberry Lucuma Smoothie ~

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups raspberries
  • 1/3 cup lucuma powder 
  • 1 Tbsp raw argan oil ( you can use flax seed oil as well)
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut water
  • 2-3 ice cubes if you are using fresh raspberries


Method:
  • Place all the ingredients in a blender and process on high speed until smooth.
  • Pour your smoothie into tall glasses and enjoy in good company as often as you can.

In radiant health - passionately raw - Dominique

Dominique Allmon©2013

            

*Information in this article is for educational purposes only and is not meant to diagnose or cure a disease.

Also of interest: How to Prevent Breast Cancer by Dominique Allmon
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