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Which liquids are best for me to put into my smoothie?

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Filtered water adds liquid without calories. It also creates a milder-tasting smoothie. Coconut water contains sodium and potassium, so it can replace electrolytes. Low-fat milk is a good option if you want to add creaminess and calcium to your smoothie. Plant-based milks, like almond, soy, oat, and rice milks, are great options. Choose unsweetened versions and those fortified with vitamin D and calcium. Juice is a great choice if you need to get more calories. Look for varieties with 100% juice.

SOURCES:

American Institute for Cancer Research: “Blueberry Blast Smoothie,” “Mango Carrot Ginger Smoothie,” “Tips to Build a Better Smoothie.”

Cleveland Clinic: “6 Tips for Smoothies When You Have Cancer.”

FDA: “Food Safety for People with Cancer.”

Mayo Clinic: “Cancer Causes: Popular Myths About the Causes of Cancer.”

National Cancer Institute: “Eating Hints: Before, During, and After Cancer Treatment.”

National Foundation for Cancer Research: “Green Goddess: Healthy Anti-Cancer Smoothie Recipe.”

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network: “The Power of Protein Smoothies for Pancreatic Cancer Patients.”

Penn Medicine OncoLink: “Protein Needs During Cancer Treatment.”

Stanford Health Care: “Tips for Making Smoothies and Shakes.”

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center: “How to Make a Healthier Smoothie.”

University of California San Francisco Helen Diller Comprehensive Cancer Center: “Rainbow Smoothie.”

Reviewed by Kathleen M. Zelman on December 11, 2019

SOURCES:

American Institute for Cancer Research: “Blueberry Blast Smoothie,” “Mango Carrot Ginger Smoothie,” “Tips to Build a Better Smoothie.”

Cleveland Clinic: “6 Tips for Smoothies When You Have Cancer.”

FDA: “Food Safety for People with Cancer.”

Mayo Clinic: “Cancer Causes: Popular Myths About the Causes of Cancer.”

National Cancer Institute: “Eating Hints: Before, During, and After Cancer Treatment.”

National Foundation for Cancer Research: “Green Goddess: Healthy Anti-Cancer Smoothie Recipe.”

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network: “The Power of Protein Smoothies for Pancreatic Cancer Patients.”

Penn Medicine OncoLink: “Protein Needs During Cancer Treatment.”

Stanford Health Care: “Tips for Making Smoothies and Shakes.”

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center: “How to Make a Healthier Smoothie.”

University of California San Francisco Helen Diller Comprehensive Cancer Center: “Rainbow Smoothie.”

Reviewed by Kathleen M. Zelman on December 11, 2019

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