Fruit Smoothie with Protein and Chia/Flax Seeds

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Another hint for making a Tasty Fruit Smoothie is to add  frozen fruit. I like my smoothie to be cold.

I am a long-term cancer survivor living with chemo brain, chemo-induced heart damage, risk of secondary cancers along with other collateral damage from aggressive conventional therapies taken when I was first diagnosed. Maintaining good health is a high priority for me. The easier, tastiest therapy are my breakfast Fruit Smoothie.

All sorts of studies cite nutrition and diet as a great way to either heal my side effects or prevent further damage (late stage side effects). The challenge is how to get healthy foods inside me while I manage my day.

One fast, easy, tasty nutritional therapy? Flax Meal + Chia Seeds , Protein Powder and fresh fruitin my smoothie every morning. For the record, I’m not a cook. Also, I don’t have much time to fix breakfast for both me and my high school aged son before I drive Alex to school.

I need a fast, simple way to get protein, fruits/veggies, Flax Meal + Chia Seeds , inside me and my son. I have found it easier to chop and add fruit with my morning smoothie. Adding veggies has always been a challenge for me. Flax Meal + Chia Seeds is my way of adding plant-based nutrition. Please read the study linked below the photo to learn about the awesome nutrition in chia/flax seeds.

The solution? I’ve been using a Magic Bullet since Christmas of 2013. The Magic Bullet is well reviewed on Amazon. I love it as do hundreds of users. The key is the ease of use and easy clean-up.

Chop up one banana, whatever other fruit you may have in the fridge, one scoop of Protein Powder, a scoop of chia/flax seeds and top it off with your favorite juice or coconut water. Keep in mind that Protein Powder usually tastes chalky. Be sure, therefore, to blend your Protein Powder with several fruits and add fruit juice or coconut water.

Have you been diagnosed with cancer? What type and stage? Scroll down the page, post a question or comment and I will reply to you ASAP.

Thanks

David Emerson

  • Cancer Survivor
  • Cancer Coach
  • Director PeopleBeatingCancer
chia seeds
Flax Meal + Chia Seeds are packed full of important nutrients – they are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids.

What are the health benefits of chia seeds?

“Despite their small size, chia seeds are packed full of important nutrients. They are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, which help to raise HDL cholesterol (the good cholesterol that helps protect against heart attack and stroke).

  1. Chia and the power of fiber:
  2. Treating diverticulosis
  3. Diabetes
  4. Digestion and detox”

The list of health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids (fish oil) listed below may seem endless. And it might seem impossible for daily dose of omega-3 fatty acids to provide all the of the health benefits below but its not.

I’m a long-term cancer survivor living with chemobrain, chemo-induced heart damage, radiation-induced nerve damage and a risk of treatment related secondary cancers. I believe that omega 3 fatty acid supplementation helps me maintain my health each and every day.

I take one capsule daily of Life Extension Super Omega 3 EPA/DHA with Sesame Lignans and Olive Fruit to insure all I get all of the health benefits below and I encourage you to do so as well.

thank you,

David Emerson

  • Cancer Survivor
  • Cancer Coach
  • Director PeopleBeatingCancer

Recommended Reading:


17 Science-Based Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

  • Omega-3s Can Fight Depression and Anxiety
  • Omega-3s Can Improve Eye Health
    3. Omega-3s Can Promote Brain Health During Pregnancy and Early Life
  • 4. Omega-3s Can Improve Risk Factors For Heart Disease
  • These include:
    • Triglycerides: Omega-3s can cause a major reduction in triglycerides, usually in the range of 15–30% (25, 26, 27).
    • Blood pressure: Omega-3s can reduce blood pressure levels in people with high blood pressure (25, 28).
    • HDL-cholesterol: Omega-3s can raise HDL (the “good”) cholesterol levels (29, 30, 31)
    • Blood clots: Omega-3s can keep blood platelets from clumping together. This helps prevent the formation of harmful blood clots (32, 33).
    • Plaque: By keeping the arteries smooth and free from damage, omega-3s help prevent the plaque that can restrict and harden the arteries (34, 35).
    • Inflammation: Omega-3s reduce the production of some substances released during the inflammatory response (36, 37, 38).
  • 5. Omega-3s Can Reduce Symptoms of ADHD in Children
  • 6. Omega-3s Can Reduce Symptoms of Metabolic Syndrome

    Metabolic syndrome is a collection of conditions.

    It includes central obesity (belly fat), high blood pressure, insulin resistance, high triglycerides and low HDL levels.

    It is a major public health concern, since it increases your risk of developing many other diseases. These include heart disease and diabetes (51).

    Omega-3 fatty acids can reduce insulin resistance and inflammation, and improve heart disease risk factors in people with metabolic syndrome (52, 53, 54).

  • 7. Omega-3s Can Fight Inflammation

    Inflammation is incredibly important. We need it to fight infections and repair damage in the body.

  • 8. Omega-3s Can Fight Autoimmune Diseases
  • 9. Omega-3s Can Improve Mental Disorders
  • 10. Omega-3s Can Fight Age-Related Mental Decline and Alzheimer’s Disease
  • 11. Omega-3s May Help Prevent Cancer

    Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the Western world, and omega-3 fatty acids have long been claimed to reduce the risk of certain cancers.

  • 12. Omega-3s Can Reduce Asthma in Children

    Asthma is a chronic lung disease with symptoms like coughing, shortness of breath and wheezing.

  • 13. Omega-3s Can Reduce Fat in The Liver
  • 14. Omega-3s May Improve Bone and Joint Health

    Osteoporosis and arthritis are two common disorders that affect the skeletal system.

    Studies indicate that omega-3s can improve bone strength by increasing the amount of calcium in bones. This should lead to a reduced risk of osteoporosis (87, 88).

    Omega-3s may also help with arthritis. Patients taking omega-3 supplements have reported reduced joint pain and increased grip strength (89, 90).

  • 15. Omega-3s Can Alleviate Menstrual Pain

    Menstrual pain occurs in the lower abdomen and pelvis, and often radiates to the lower back and thighs.

  • 16. Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Improve Sleep

    Good sleep is one of the foundations of optimal health.

  • 17. Omega-3 Fats Are Good For Your Skin

    EPA also benefits the skin in several ways, including (101, 102):

    • Managing oil production in skin.
    • Managing hydration of the skin.
    • Preventing hyperkeratinization of hair follicles (the little red bumps often seen on upper arms).
    • Preventing premature ageing of the skin.
    • Preventing acne.

    Omega-3s can also protect your skin from sun damage. EPA helps block the release of substances that eat away at the collagen in your skin after sun exposure (101).

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