Want to hack your colon? March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month!
Here’s one of my favorite recipes to keep your colon happy and healthy!
Berry Blast Breakfast Recipe
Healthy eating, a balanced diet, and physical activity play an incredibly important role in the prevention & treatment of all cancers, including colorectal cancer.
This “Berry Boost Breakfast” recipe is packed with nutrients, antioxidants, preventative and restorative properties that promote colon health.
Flaxseed contains Omega-3 essential fatty acids, lignans, which have both plant estrogen and antioxidant qualities, as well as soluble and insoluble fiber. Fiber is important to keep you “regular” with your BM’s. You may have experienced occasional constipation, fiber and hydration are key to keeping your intestinal tract in tip-top shape and function.
I added the pineapple to sweeten the mix a little. I know what you are thinking, “Aren’t pineapples high in sugar?” Yes, but it is natural sugar and in a small amount to act as a natural sweetener. In addition, studies are being conducted on the impact of pineapple’s bromelain enzyme and its effect on immune cells. Bananas are a great source for intestinal health and your daily potassium, fiber, vitamin C & B6 requirements. Blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, & strawberries contain phytochemicals that inhibit cancer cells in rat’s colons by up to 80% and contain very healthy doses of vitamin C and fiber.
So enjoy this delicious breakfast, and you can feel great - it’s tasty and restorative!
Flax and Berry Blast Breakfast
1/4 cup Flax Seed Cereal
1/2 cup 2% or Skim Vitamin D Fortified Organic Milk or Almond Milk
1/4 cup frozen organic strawberries
1/4 cup frozen organic blueberries
1/4 cup frozen organic raspberries or blackberries
1/3 cup fresh organic pineapple
1/2 fresh banana
1/4 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
Blend milk, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries or blackberries, pineapple, banana, & Greek yogurt to a creamy consistency. Pour flax seed cereal into a bowl, mix with the berry blend and enjoy!
- In health and happiness