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Anti-Cancer Soup

Updated on October 4, 2011

It's been known since ancient times that certain foods can heal your body. This soup takes all of the strongest cancer fighting foods and combines them together to create a powerfully nutritious meal. This recipe is known as the Anti-Cancer Soup, but it can also be eaten daily to help with a variety of health problems. It is virtually fat free, made from fresh vegetables and is delicious!

This recipe is in line with the Food for Life Diet (recommended for fighting cancer and remaining cancer free) and Dr. Joel Furhman's Eat To Live diet program, which is effective in treating cancer, diabetes, heart disease, migraines and other health issues. For a full explanation of either of these diet plans, please see the suggested reading below.

The recipe included below will make at least 10 servings. It's a time consuming process to make, so I suggest making a large portion and storing it in the fridge until you are ready to eat it. A serving every day is suggested and it goes well with a nice big salad of fresh greens!

Ready to juice vegetables for the Anti-Cancer Soup
Ready to juice vegetables for the Anti-Cancer Soup | Source

Ingredients Used: Anti-Cancer Soup

  • 1 cup dried split peas and/or beans
  • 4 medium onions
  • 6-10 zucchini
  • 3 stalks leek
  • 5 lbs carrots (to be juiced and added)
  • 2 bunches of celery (use a little less if you dislike the flavor)
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 2 tbsp. Vege Base by Vogue (this adds flavor; the soup
  • 1 package mushrooms (optional) any type
  • 6 oz. TVP (textured vegetable protein) optional
Note: You will also need a food processor and a juicer to make the soup according to this recipe.

The scraps after juicing.
The scraps after juicing. | Source
Anti-Cancer Soup - almost finished!
Anti-Cancer Soup - almost finished! | Source

Making the Soup

Using a very large pot, warm four cups of water and the beans and/or split peas over low heat. Remove the outer skins from the onions, add to the pot and cover. Not need to cut them, just add them whole. Add the zucchini uncut to and the leeks, thoroughly washed with the bottoms cut off.

Now, using a juicer, juice the carrots and celery. Be sure to clean out the scraps half way through the process (or according to the machine's directions) especially if you have a small juice extractor. Add the juice to the pot. Allow the soup to simmer until the onions and zucchini are soft.

Using a food processor or blender, ladle a small portion of the liquid into your machine, followed by the onions and leeks, etc. leaving the beans or split peas in the bottom of the pot to add texture to soup later. Blend together the remaining ingredients (you may need to do this in several batches) adding more of the liquid and vegetables from the soup pot as you go. Add the cashews and blend in. You should now have a creamy mixture to return to the pot.

Continue to simmer for another 20 minutes. In total, this process may take up to two hours, depending on how quickly you work.

This high nutrient soup can be frozen or stored in the refrigerator. Enjoying one serving per day will give you a more than sufficient supply of vitamin and nutrients for the day and boost your immune system and ability to heal.


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      amy jane 6 years ago from Connecticut

      Thanks Ron!

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      Ron 6 years ago

      Amazing hub! Great read

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      amy jane 6 years ago from Connecticut

      I can't claim that this has cured my headaches, but I will say that following a high nutrient diet including this soup has help me manage them better and decreased my overall pain. I have many more low pain days due to following a vegan diet. I know this is the case because ever time I "cheat" and eat something low in nutrients, high in fat or loaded with sugar my pain level increases rapidly!

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      jrcemail 6 years ago

      Has this helped to relieve your headaches?

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      amy jane 6 years ago from Connecticut

      I applaud you for your efforts! I am trying to do the same thing right now - I'm fighting Lyme Disease - and although I am taking the prescribed meds, I know that I need to take better care of myself, as you described.

      Good luck and please let me know how you like the soup! It is sooo good for boosting the immune system and helping you to power through a long ad busy day. :)

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      mwatkins 6 years ago from Portland, Oregon & Vancouver BC

      I just started back to the gym because of desire to re-develop a healthy lifestyle again. My hubby is very enthusiastic and supportive. I have spent the last 3 years in front of our computer working 10-14 hour days and a dose of reality woke me up with a touch of carpal tunnel. I am combating it with exercise, vitamins, a training coach and healthy eating. I truly cannot wait to try your soup and am digging out our juicer this weekend so we can try it together! Having been in top condition in the past, I know it won't take me long to get back in form, but it's a lot easier if you don't stop! I just have one thing to say about your excellent encouragement of a healthy eating lifestyle - Thank you!

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      amy jane 6 years ago from Connecticut

      Happy New Year prasetio! I hope you and your family enjoy the soup and the good health it will bring!

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      This is new for me. I thought this is the most healthiest soup I've ever knew. I'll show this recipe to my mom. I believe he want to make this for dinner during the rainy, it looks delicious. Thank you very much. I give my vote to you. Happy New Year!

      Blessing and hugs,

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      amy jane 6 years ago from Connecticut

      Hi Teresa - there used to be a way to directly email a page to someone, under the "share this" section above, but it seems to be missing. You could copy / paste it into an email, or send him a link to the page so that he can read it.

      Also, have a look at the Food For Life program, which is designed by the American Cancer Association. Their diet is designed to help fight cancer and they offer classes and online tutorials about how to follow their diet and the science behind it.

      Good luck and let me know if you need more info - I can try to track it down for you!

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      eventsyoudesign 6 years ago from Nashville, Tennessee

      I wonder if there is a way to email this recipe?

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      eventsyoudesign 6 years ago from Nashville, Tennessee

      I want to send this to my brother in law who is suffering from cancer. The doctors cannot help him, but maybe this can do some good. I want to try it for myself too. Thanks for sharing. Teresa

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      amy jane 6 years ago from Connecticut

      Thanks ocbill. I bet you'll like it!

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      ocbill 6 years ago from hopefully somewhere peaceful and nice

      All great foods by themselves and looks good together as well. I guess I'll try it soon.

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      amy jane 6 years ago from Connecticut

      Thanks for the comments! I hope you all do give this soup a try. I started making it to help with my headache pain and it tastes very good for something that is virtually fat free and completely good for you! :)

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      Bob Ewing 6 years ago from New Brunswick

      This does look tasty and the ingredients indicate it would be healthy so I will have to give it a try.

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      William Benner 6 years ago from Savannah GA.

      Look like a great soup! Thank you so much for this!

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      rpalulis 6 years ago from NY

      I am all for trying this soup. I just mentioned to my family that my New Years resolution is to start eating healthier. This looks very healthy. Thanks for sharing