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Mango Peach Green Tea Smoothie

By Keepin’ It Kind

Yield: 1 large serving


  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 to 3 handfuls of leafy greens
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen mango
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen peach slices
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
  • 1 tablespoon buckwheat groats
  • 1 tablespoon maca powder, optional
  • 1 teaspoon matcha powder


  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Enjoy!

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Energizing Sunflower Seed, Cinnamon & Maca Smoothie

By Blissful Basil

Yield: 1 serving


  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 3/4 to 1 cup water or plant-based milk
  • 2 tablespoons raw sunflower seeds
  • 2 medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 tablespoon maca powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Add all ingredients to a blender, and blend until smooth.

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New Research: Link Between Citrus Consumption and Melanoma

“Over 24 to 26 years of follow-up, we documented 1,840 incident melanomas. After adjustment for other risk factors, the pooled multivariable hazard ratios for melanoma were 1.00 for overall citrus consumption < twice per week (reference), 1.10 (95% CI, 0.94 to 1.30) for two to four times per week, 1.26 (95% CI, 1.08 to 1.47) for five to six times per week, 1.27 (95% CI, 1.09 to 1.49) for once to 1.5 times per day, and 1.36 (95% CI, 1.14 to 1.63) for ≥ 1.6 times per day (Ptrend < .001). Among individual citrus products, grapefruit showed the most apparent association with risk of melanoma, which was independent of other lifestyle and dietary factors.”

Wu S, Han J, Feskanich D, et al. Citrus consumption and risk of cutaneous malignant melanoma.J Clin Oncol. June 29, 2015. 


New Research: Coffee and Colorectal Cancer

Higher coffee intake may be associated with significantly reduced cancer recurrence and death in patients with stage III colon cancer, according to a study of 953 patients with stage III colon cancer, during and 6 months after adjuvant chemotherapy. Researchers found that compared to patients who abstained from coffee:

*Patients consuming 4 or more cups of total coffee daily experienced an adjusted hazard ratio (HR) of 0.58 for recurrence or mortality.

*Patients consuming 4 or more cups of caffeinated coffee experienced significant reduced risk of recurrence or mortality (HR, 0.48).

*Increasing caffeine intake also conferred a significant reduction in recurrence or mortality (HR, 0.66).

Guercio BJ, Sato K, Niedzwiecki D, et al. Coffee intake, recurrence, and mortality in stage III colon cancer: results from CALGB 89803 (Alliance). J Clin Oncol. 2015 Aug 17