Cancer fighting watermelon smoothie with antioxidants and Acai powder

Watermelon Acai Smoothie Recipe

POSTED ON 9.29.2015

People reach out daily asking for cancer fighting foods. Many plants can natural heal the body + fight for health, check out this smoothie!

This Watermelon Acai Smoothie Recipe helps hydrate the body and boost the immune system.

We met rawkstars, Matt and Amanda, when they entered our Blendtec + Thrive Market giveaway and told us why they blend. It turns out Matt was diagnosed with brain cancer not too long ago. To help Matt along during his treatment, his wife Amanda started researching ways to help his body fight. She found numerous ingredients to help boost his immune system and she does this by making him delicious smoothies.

Watermelon Acai Smoothie Recipe – boosts the immune system to help fight cancer

We asked Matt and Amanda to share a few of their favorite smoothies with us. This Watermelon Acai smoothie is one of Amanda’s very favorites.

As a base she uses watermelon, which has the highest cancer fighting properties of any fruit out there. It also has amazing hydrating properties and tastes great. To the watermelon she adds the antioxidant powerhouse, acai powder, as well as pomegranate powder which studies on prostate cancer have shown may slow the most aggressive forms by 67%.

Cancer Fighting Acai Smoothie Recipe

If you’ve never heard of camu powder, you’re not alone. It a lesser-known superfood that comes from the camu berry. One half teaspoon of the pretty pink powder packs a whopping 600% of the recommended daily value of vitamin C. It works great in the acai smoothie recipe because it pairs well with watermelon.

Chia seeds are in there for protein and sustainable energy, as well as slowing the absorption of sugars, and antioxidant properties.

Citrus peel contains flavonoids which have been shown to penetrate brain cancer cells, facilitate their death by apoptosis, and lower their potential for invaded neighboring tissues. Citrus juice aids the liver in detoxification of carcinogens.

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Cancer fighting watermelon smoothie with antioxidants and Acai powder

Watermelon Acai Smoothie


  • Author: Jen Hansard
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 smoothie 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This is Amanda’s favorite smoothie recipe that she makes quite often. She says, “I prefer seeded [watermelon], but I know that’s more work. Watermelon has the highest cancer fighting properties gram for gram of any fruit out there, not to mention it is hydrating and tastes amazing. FAVORITE. FRUIT. EVER.”


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 1/2 cups watermelon (seeded and cubed)
  • 1 tablespoons acai powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/2 tablespoon pomegranate powder
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp camu powder
  • 1 cup ice

Instructions

  1. Blend the watermelon and other ingredients, except the ice, until smooth.
  2. Add the ice and blend again.

Notes

*Can use 1/4 cup Pomegranate juice (not from concentrate) in place of pomegranate powder.

  • Category: Smoothie
  • Method: Blending
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Acai Smoothie

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About Jen Hansard

Mom of 2, ran across the Grand Canyon and lover of smoothies, coffee & tacos. I transformed my family's health with a plant-based diet. I also found myself again along the way.

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  1. Julie Doe says:

    Would ground chia seeds work in this recipe? If so would I use the same amount?

    Also, you mention pomegranate powder in the description, say pomegranate juice in the ingredient list, then say you can sub juice for the powder in the notes section. I assume in the ingredient list you mean to say 1/2 tablespoon of pomegranate powder instead of juice?

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      Hey there Julie! Thanks for catching that – yes, the recipe should be 1/2 Tbsp of pomegranate powder (sub with 1/4 cup pomegranate juice instead if needed). Ground chia seeds would work fine here, just use a little less than you would with the whole seed. Happy blending!

  2. Dani Mitchell says:

    This is a pretty adventurous smoothie! Do you have any advice on where to get the camu?

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