15 April, 2024

This smoothie is the lean, green nutrition machine that you’ve been searching for. With this blended harmony of crunchy apples, ripe bananas, and earthy carrots, you’ll be able to reach your 5-a-day target with ease!


Preparation time: 10 minutes 

If you can, use organic ingredients for this recipe. Although we are unsure whether eating organic food reduces breast cancer risk, organic food contains less pesticide residue. We know that certain pesticides are linked to breast cancer risk, so we recommend eating organic food whenever possible. Read more on pesticides here.


1 apple – washed and roughly chopped 

1 carrot – washed and roughly chopped 

2 handfuls spinach 

1 banana – peeled and roughly chopped 

1 lime – juice 

250ml (1 cup) milk of choice 


  • Add the fruits and vegetables in a blender, squeeze the lime juice on top, and then add the milk of choice. 
  • Blend until smooth. Check the consistency of the smoothie. If your smoothie is too thick for you, add more milk. 
  • Divide the smoothie into 2 glasses and enjoy immediately. 

Why this is good for you  

Carrots and spinach are non-starchy vegetable and rich in carotenoids. Not only is there strong evidence that a diet rich in vegetables and fruits can help to reduce breast cancer risk but eating non-starchy vegetables and carotenoid-rich vegetables may also decrease the risk of breast cancer.

There are a number of benefits to consuming smoothies! They can be a great way to increase the intake of fruit and vegetables in our diet, contributing towards our 5-a-day. Many studies indicate that a diet high in fruit and vegetables may help reduce breast cancer risk.

Enjoyed this green smoothie recipe and are craving more recipes like this? Download Breast Cancer UK’s brand new recipe e-book ‘Organic Flavours’  (for free). What are you waiting for? Let’s get cooking! 

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