Stacy: What made you decide to write the book Cancer-Free with Food: A Step-by-Step Plan with 100+ Recipes to Fight Disease, Nourish Your Body & Restore Your Health?
Liana: After being diagnosed with a tumor in my neck, my doctors gave me two very different diagnoses and option plans. Now that I am tumor free, I attribute this to radically adjusting my diet, nourishing my body with the right super foods, and listening to my body. When you’ve been given the news that you have cancer, you feel like your whole world has been turned upside and the last thing you want to think about is what kind of super foods you should be eating. Meal planning, prepping and grocery shopping is time consuming and tedious as it is, which is where Cancer-Free: A Step-by-Step Plan with 100+ Recipes to Fight Disease, Nourish Your Body and Restore Your Health (Hay House Inc; April 23, 2019) comes in with easy- to-implement recipes that you can make in your own home. I offer a simple yet comprehensive guide to nutrition for those who have been diagnosed with cancer, have a history of cancer in their family, or those who are interested in preventative measures.
Stacy: What are some cancer healing foods?
Liana: Did you know that the following foods are top cancer healing foods? Many of these you are probably eating regularly!
- Broccoli Sprouts
- Dark Leafy Greens
Stacy: Does the book have any recipes? Can you share a recipe with readers?
Liana: Yes! Cancer-Free with Food contains 195 simple and tested recipes created to boost your immune system and promote healing. Best of all, these healthy and appealing meals can also be tailored for a gluten-free, keto, vegan, and paleo diet. Below is the recipe for Anticancer Muffins from my book.
This is an epic muffin recipe that makes a great breakfast because
it is delicious and filling and packed with loads of anticancer
ingredients. These are truly mind-blowingly tasty and
a must-try! They are also gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and
egg-free. To make them even more anticancer potent, add one
apricot seed to each muffin—just poke one right in the middle
after pouring the mix into the muffin tin!
Total time: 50 minutes
2 tablespoons flax meal
2 tablespoons filtered water
1/2 cup almond milk
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
2 organic apples or 1/2 cup
1 tablespoon MCT oil
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup coconut sugar
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 cup organic blueberries
2 tablespoons chia seeds
Easy, Breezy Breakfasts 199
Gluten-free flour mix:
1 tablespoon potato starch
2 tablespoons tapioca starch
1/4 cup tigernut flour
1 tablespoon brown rice flour
3/4 cup plant-based protein
powder, or more flour of any
1/4 cup almond flour
- Preheat the oven to 375ºF and line a 12-cup muffin tray
with paper baking cups.
- Mix the flax and water together in a small cup until well
combined. Let the mixture sit for 10 minutes until it
becomes gummy like eggs. This is the egg replacement.
- In a separate bowl, mix the almond milk, apple cider vinegar,
and baking soda until well combined. Set aside.
- Peel and core the apples. Mix in a blender or food processor
with the MCT oil until you have an applesauce.
- In another, larger bowl, mix the coconut oil, maple syrup,
coconut sugar, and applesauce. Add the egg replacement
(see step 1) to this bowl and whisk.
- Add the almond milk mixture and stir well.
- Add the sea salt and gluten-free flour mix.
- Add the blueberries and chia seeds.
- Pour the batter evenly among 12 baking cups and bake for
24 minutes or until golden brown and you poke it with a
toothpick and it comes out dry.
- Let the muffins cool for 15 minutes.
Calories: 197.3 | Protein: 4.8g | Carbs: 23.9g | Dietary Fiber: 4.9g | Fat: 9.7g |
Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Vitamin D: 0 IU | Vitamin E: 0.9mg | Calcium: 41.3mg
| Iron: 2.2mg | Magnesium: 74.8mg | Potassium: 211.5mg
About Liana Werner-Gray- A holistic and natural health advocate, Liana is a Health & Nutrition Coach, International Speaker, Natural Food Coach, and a bestselling author.
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