Men’s Prostate Health Smoothie

June is Men’s Health Month and I wanted to create a green smoothie that contained ingredients that are beneficial to men’s health, especially prostate health. According to information from the Men’s Health Resource Center, 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. And 1 in 5 African American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. One person diagnosed with cancer is one too many for me.

African American men are almost 1.5 times to develop prostate cancer and more than two times likely to die from this awful dis-ease. As a man ages, his prostate, which is the size of a walnut, grows. An enlarged prostate can possibly lead to prostate cancer. Therefore, it’s important to create and maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle, which includes a diet loaded with fruits and vegetables.

I’ve created a smoothie built around  healthy fruits, veggies, nuts and beneficial antioxidant foods. Check out the making of it below and the recipe.

1 cup Green Tea

1 cup Green Tea

Banana

1/2 banana

raspberries

1 cup frozen raspberries

Blueberries

1/2 cup frozen blueberries

Spinach

2 handfuls spinach

Walnuts

1/4 c. walnut

Flax seed

2 Tbs. flax seed

 

Men’s Health Smoothie

2 handfuls spinach

1 c. raspberries

1 c. green tea

2 T flax seed

1/2 c. blueberries

1/4 c. walnuts

1/2 banana

Blend until smooth. Enjoy!

Give this smoothie a try. Reply to this post to let me know how you and/or the man in your life enjoyed it. Also, let me know if you tried something different.

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