Minimizing Side Effects Milkshake

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Shari Pack
Joined: 10/16/2012

If you or a loved one is currently undergoing cancer treatment, you are most likely well aware of the side effects from the treatment. Since the treatment can be harsh on the stomach, it is important to turn to foods that are comforting and easy to digest. Sometimes this involves foods that in the past may have made you feel guilty about eating.

This recipe is for the days when you may need a little more fiber. It is easy to make in your NutriBullet and is soothing and delicious. I would recommend that when you first try it, drink only a little bit at a time to see how it fairs with your stomach and any digestive issues.

 

4 ounces of frozen unsweetened strawberries

4 ounces of frozen unsweetened peaches

2 ounces of frozen unsweetened blueberries

1 packet of Stevia (or 1 teaspoon)

¾ cup of lactose free vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt

 

  • Before mixing the ingredients, make sure that the frozen fruits are partially thawed
  • You may also use a different combination of frozen fruit if you prefer

 

Pulse in NutriBullet for about 20 seconds or up to 45 seconds if you like a more liquid consistency.

Thank you for posting such good info. I have a friend undergoing lung cancer trratment for the second time. I have him drink a nutriblast daily even though his treatments are once every three weeks. I blend strawberries, blueberries, peaches, banana, pineapple, protein powder, probiotic capsule, vitamin D3 (the info on this vitamin w/regard to cancer is so promising!), spinach, broccoli. He is tolerating the blasts very well. I am so thankful for his sake that I have a nutribullet and so is he. I'll try to remember to keep posting on his journey.
This is great...funny thing. My husband and I are new to Nutribullett so we are sampling the fruits and veggies we like best. He wanted me to make him one this morning with peaches, blueberries and strawberries and I added two packets of Truvia (he didn't know that till I told him after he ooooh and ahhhed over it) So he must have known that would be a good one for him. He has been undergoing chemo for a year and has had liver surgery. So adding the ice cream would be a plus for him. I think I will get some whey protein powder and add to those things. Thanks.
Hi Islandgirl. Yes, I would add whatever is safe and he can tolerate into his drinks so he can stay as strong as possible through this ordeal. Best wishes to your both. Keep us posted.
Your drink sounds great and I'm so happy that he is benefiting from the vitamin packed NutriBlasts. I think that it's beautiful that you're helping your friend through this rough time and making sure that he is eating well and staying as strong as possible.
Survivor wrote:

If you or a loved one is currently undergoing cancer treatment, you are most likely well aware of the side effects from the treatment. Since the treatment can be harsh on the stomach, it is important to turn to foods that are comforting and easy to digest. Sometimes this involves foods that in the past may have made you feel guilty about eating.

This recipe is for the days when you may need a little more fiber. It is easy to make in your NutriBullet and is soothing and delicious. I would recommend that when you first try it, drink only a little bit at a time to see how it fairs with your stomach and any digestive issues.

 

4 ounces of frozen unsweetened strawberries

4 ounces of frozen unsweetened peaches

2 ounces of frozen unsweetened blueberries

1 packet of Stevia (or 1 teaspoon)

¾ cup of lactose free vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt

 

  • Before mixing the ingredients, make sure that the frozen fruits are partially thawed
  • You may also use a different combination of frozen fruit if you prefer

 

Pulse in NutriBullet for about 20 seconds or up to 45 seconds if you like a more liquid consistency.

I have never seen "unsweetened anything" when it comes to fruit. Where do you find this?
Some fruits (usually canned) come in syrup...ew. Most frozen do not usually come with added sweetners. It's like sweetened and unsweetened applesauce for example. When treating with chemo, most recommended form of fruit is canned. I preferred frozen and still washed everything really well. Just had to watch for any added sugars.