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The fight against cancer is a tough fight. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy can be exhausting and your body needs food to power through each treatment.
Lori Wyble, Oncology Dietitian at the Kellogg Cancer Center at NorthShore, believes that good eating is the most pleasurable way to prevent cancer and promote good health. Lori has provided a delicious breakfast meal that is packed with nutrients. The perfect way to start your day for everyone!
Creamy Millet with Blueberry Compote
A staple grain of India, millet is a versatile gluten-free whole grain that is similar to quinoa. Whole millet is a nutritional powerhouse providing a good source of protein, fiber, B vitamins, iron, zinc and magnesium. Blueberries are a no-brainer when it comes to cancer-fighting properties! They contain phytochemicals known as anthocyanins, as well as excellent sources of Vitamins C and K. The recipe takes 10 minutes to prep, 25 minutes to cook for a total time of 35 minutes.
Recipe makes 4-6 servingsIngredientsBlueberry Compote:1-1/2 cups frozen organic blueberries1 tsp grated orange zest1 tsp fresh orange juice1 tsp maple syrup1/4 tsp ground ginger
Creamy Millet:2 cups fresh orange juice1 cup water1 cup millet, rinsed well1/2 tsp sea salt1/2 tsp ground cinnamon1/2 tsp ground ginger1/4 tsp ground cardamom1/4 tsp allspice3/4 cup organic unflavored soymilk1/4 tsp grated orange zest1 tbsp unrefined coconut oil1 tbsp maple syrup2 tbsp toasted, slivered almonds
Nutrition Information (per serving):Calories: 385 caloriesTotal fat: 8.8 g (3.5 g saturated, 2.1 g monounsaturated)Carbohydrates: 72 gProtein: 8 gFiber: 9 gSodium: 330 mg Recipe adapted from The Cancer Fighting Kitchen.