Cancer-Fighting Green Smoothie

In 440 B.C., the famous Greek physician Hippocrates said, “Let food be thy medicine and let thy medicine be food." That's why we've created this super-healthy green smoothie packed with ingredients to support your health. Give it a try!


Flax seeds are packed with fiber and phytochemicals called lignans, compounds well studied for their anti-cancer activity. High dietary fiber consumption is significantly associated with a reduced risk of colorectal cancer.

Research findings show that the carotenoids found in dark green leafy vegetables, such as kale, can act as antioxidants and boost the body’s own antioxidant defenses. These defenses help stop free radicals from damaging DNA, which can lead to cancer. Vitamin C in kale is also a powerful antioxidant and helps to inhibit the formation of carcinogens.


Spinach contains beta-carotene, vitamin C, and fiber, along with potential cancer-protective phytochemicals that make it a nutritional powerhouse. Some studies have suggested that the flavonoids and carotenoids found in spinach may have anti-cancer properties.


Ginger has been studied for its potential cancer-preventing properties, but the scientific evidence is still limited and inconclusive. Some laboratory and animal studies have suggested that ginger may have anti-cancer properties, including the ability to suppress tumor growth and reduce inflammation. However, these findings have not yet been confirmed in human studies, and more research is needed to fully understand the potential benefits of ginger in cancer prevention



  • 2 cups fresh kale or spinach (or a combination of both)
  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks 
  • 1 cup plant milk (oat, almond, cashew, soy)
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon 
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seeds
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger or 1-inch slice fresh ginger


1. Mix all ingredients in a high-speed blender.
2. Top with hemp seeds.
3. Enjoy!


Carolina Schneider, MS, RD is a registered dietitian and founder of Hungry for Plants. She specializes in plant-based nutrition and has followed a whole-food, vegan diet for the past 10 years. Carolina is passionate about cancer prevention education and has worked with many cancer patients helping them with nutrition care and treatment. She is also a nutrition writer and educator, with a mission to help individuals improve their health and well-being by eating better, not less. You can find Carolina's nutrition tips and plant-based recipes at “Carolina The Green RD” on Instagram.