A Thrive in the Kitchen Recipe by SMH Executive Chef Omar Mattei
Welcome to Thrive in the Kitchen, our monthly cooking series focused on easy recipes that promote overall health and wellness for those living with cancer.
This month, our Thrive in the Kitchen team shows you how to make a Vitamin C-packed, immune system-boosting Strawberry Banana Smoothie. Perfect for a refreshing snack or a healthy way to start your day, this tasty treat is also high in fiber, Vitamin D and calcium — great for bone health and lowering cholesterol.
- You can use fresh or frozen fruit for this recipe. Frozen fruit will keep the smoothie cold and reduce the amount of fluid you need to add in.
- Add your favorite protein powder or nut butter to the recipe to boost your protein intake.
Strawberry Banana Smoothie
Serving size: One 8-ounce smoothie
Total prep & cook time: 10 minutes
¼ cup apple juice
¼ cup almond milk
¼ cup ice
½ cup strawberries
Place all ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth.
What is “Thrive in the Kitchen”?
Sarasota Memorial’s Brian D. Jellison Cancer Institute works to ensure cancer patients and their loved ones receive the caring support and effective tools they need. Among those tools is Thrive in the Kitchen, a monthly video cooking series spotlighting easy recipes designed to support overall health and wellness for cancer patients. Each recipe is custom created by Sarasota Memorial's executive chef and registered dietician team. The series is part of the Cancer Institute's Thrive Integrated Cancer program, which offers oncology-specific wellness classes, rehabilitation, nutrition, counseling and other services for those living with cancer. For more information on our Thrive program, call 941-917-7827 or visit smh.com/thrive.