08 Mar Does Ginger Really Inhibit Cancer Cell Growth? Plus A Ginger Mixed Berry Smoothie Recipe!

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Numerous scientific studies now confirm that a whole foods diet comprised primarily of vegetables, fruits, grains, legumes, and nuts without added oil, sugar, and salt is optimal for human health, not only preventing a broad range of disease and illnesses, but also reversing some of the most dangerous chronic conditions.  This finding is of the highest importance to the Commonwealth because it communicates a truth that has the power to save lives.”        
– PlantPure Nation 

Daytime Vegan Healthy Meal Plan #15 

Breakfast:  Ginger Mixed Berry Smoothie
Lunch:  Tomato Sandwich with Red Pepper Olive Relish
Dinner:  Cilantro Curry Marinated Chicken

Healthy Daytime Vegan Meal Plan 15


Ginger Mixed Berry SmoothieGinger Mixed Berry SmoothieTomato Sandwich with Red Pepper Olive RelishTomato Sandwich with Red Pepper Olive RelishCilantro Curry Marinated ChickenCilantro Curry Marinated Chicken

This isn’t’ the prettiest chicken, but it’s definitely the tastiest! 

****I’m aware that this article may rub some people the wrong way.  I”m okay with that. If one person feels like this post was helpful, then I’ll be happy!****






Ginger is something I have been trying to add to my diet more.  I’ve always known that ginger was an important herbal medicine that has been used for-practically-EVER to heal certain ailments.  But last year I learned that several studies have shown that ginger inhibits certain cancer cells (that does NOT mean it cures cancer.), particularly Ovarian Cancer Cells and Prostate Cancer Cells!!  In the study, EVERY SINGLE cancer cell that was exposed to ginger powder died.  EVERY. SINGLE. ONE.

YAAAAAS!!!  So start putting ginger in every gosh-darn-thing.

No one is really talking about it.  I haven’t heard about it on television, although I don’t watch cable television so that may be why!  Have you all heard about it?

I haven’t heard that Dr. Oz or The Doctors mentioned it on their show.  But…..why would doctors mention it?  I know there are some good doctors in this world, but really…..I don’t feel that most of them have our 100% best interests at heart.  If there were no sick people, doctors wouldn’t have jobs.  If everyone knew that food can be our medicine then things would get bad for doctors…..fast.  ****That doesn’t mean you should stop going to the doctor.*****

Soooooo, I’ve decided to tell you all!  And I hope you tell everyone you know.  Ultimately it’s up to US to take care of ourselves.

Now of course I’m not saying that ginger cures cancer.  I’m not saying if you have cancer, or ovarian cysts, there is a 100% percent guarantee that this will solve the problem.  Try using natural methods along with your medicine if you want to take that approach. I cured my ovarian cysts just by eating more plant foods and less meat.  I didn’t even know about ginger back then.  So please don’t twist my words!  I’m just giving you the facts.  Please do what you will with them!

After drinking your Ginger Mixed Berry Smoothie this Tomato Sandwich with Red Pepper Olive Relish will be a great follow-up meal for lunch. Tomatoes are full of lycopene and beta carotene, which helps protect our eyes.

The Cilantro Curry Marinated Chicken is great because cilantro has a pretty decent amount of potassium and calcium.  So for all those who think you can’t get calcium without milk, think again!  Plenty of plant foods provide calcium.

I hope you all are as excited as I am about the amazing benefits of Ginger and I do hope you all give these recipes a try!


Health Benefits of These Meals:


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Watch This Cooking Video To See Exactly How To Make These Meals!

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Ginger Mixed Berry Smoothie
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 1 - 2
  • 2 bananas
  • 3 cups frozen mixed berries
  • 4 – 6 dates, pitted
  • 3 cups water, filtered if possible
  1. Blend everything together until smooth. Add water to adjust the sweetness and consistency, if desired.

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Tomato Sandwich with Red Pepper Olive Relish
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Recipe type: Lunch
Serves: 2
  • 1 cup pitted Kalamata Olives, finely chopped
  • 1 cup roasted bell peppers, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ cilantro, chopped
  • ¼ parsley, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 ½ tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons dried dill
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 2 large tomatoes, sliced
  • handful fresh spinach, washed
  • ¼ cup, more or less, vegan mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard (optional)
  • 2 ciabatta rolls, or 4 slices ciabatta bread, or any other vegan bread you like
  1. Place the first 12 ingredients in a bowl and mix. Let marinate for 10 – 15 minutes.
  2. To server, spread some vegan mayonnaise and mustard on your bread. Top with spinach and a few slices of tomatoes. Place some of the red pepper olive salad on top of the tomatoes. Cover with the second slice of bread and enjoy!

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Cilantro Curry Marinated Chicken
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Recipe type: Dinner
Serves: 3
  • 6 chicken pieces, preferably legs and/or thighs
  • ½ cup plain, unsweetened, yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Preheat the oven to 300 F.
  2. Poke holes in your chicken. Mix the yogurt, curry, coriander, garam masala, garlic, cilantro, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Marinate for at least 30 minutes, or overnight.
  3. Place the chicken on a baking sheet and bake it in the oven for about 2 hours. The chicken will be very tender. If you don't want to wait 2 hours, crank the oven up to 350 F and bake for about 45 minutes to an hour, or until the chicken is fully cooked.


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  • Anosa
    Posted at 08:17h, 08 March Reply

    It is a shame that no one is actually singing on top of their lungs about ginger killing cancer cells but it should be proclaimed you knew know you might just save a life

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 08:31h, 08 March Reply

      Exactly! Why is this not all over the news?!?! Crazy, but thanks so much for the great comment. 🙂

  • Diana
    Posted at 08:37h, 08 March Reply

    This smoothie is gorgeous, I ran out of ginger so will have to go grocery shopping today 🙂 The curry looks very delicious!

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 10:30h, 08 March Reply

      Thank you!

  • Pal Raine
    Posted at 10:09h, 08 March Reply

    My gosh! All are healthy recipes..and I love it!

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 10:30h, 08 March Reply


  • Claire Algarme
    Posted at 14:12h, 08 March Reply

    I’ll try to make that sandwich at home. I drink a turmeric-ginger or turmeric-calamansi tea every morning. Ginger is effective for battling sore throat, too.

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 18:20h, 08 March Reply

      Oh yes! I love the health benefits of turmeric too! I’ll have to talk about that in a blog post too! Great tip, thank you!! 😀

  • Cole
    Posted at 15:26h, 08 March Reply

    These meals all look delicious! And I am a big fan of ginger! Gorgeous pictures, too 🙂

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 18:21h, 08 March Reply

      That’s great! You’ll love this smoothie then! I love ginger too. Thank you for the kind words!!!

  • Alison
    Posted at 16:36h, 08 March Reply

    I have never heard of that before but I think it is very interesting. I don’t watch Dr Oz but now I may need to start to hear about these things that are being professed. Thanks for the recipes! They look really healthy and good!

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 18:22h, 08 March Reply

      Yes, please watch to find out if doctors are telling people this! I really think this is important information!! Thank you for visiting 😀😀

  • Amy Scott
    Posted at 16:59h, 08 March Reply

    That cilantro curry is on my list! All of it is. I just love your posts and how healthy and delicious everything always is. Ginger is a flavor I have recently come to love. Excited to try more of it!

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 18:24h, 08 March Reply

      Wow, thank you! I really appreciate your kind words. I’m glad you like the recipes. Let me know if you have any questions about a recipe. Thanks again! 😀

  • Top5life
    Posted at 01:53h, 09 March Reply

    Ginger is one of the vegetables with immense health benefits. This is a very delicious post, I guess.

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 02:15h, 09 March Reply

      “Delicious post”. haha, thanks….I guess! But I agree, ginger has many health benefits. Thanks for visiting.

  • Daniela
    Posted at 03:33h, 09 March Reply

    I continue to be blown away by how BEAUTIFUL YOUR PICTURES ARE!! What is your secret?! (Just kidding, you don’t have to tell me … but really … )

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 04:04h, 09 March Reply

      Lol, I’m still practicing! I’ve been trying really hard to improve. I use a canon T5i with a 50mm and I think a 100mm macro lens. I adjust exposure, add a little contrast, and maybe bump up the vibrance a little in Lightroom and that’s it. I want to get a Canon 5D Mark II eventually and see if that makes my pics any better. Hope this info helps. Thanks for your kind words. 🙂

  • Elizabeth O.
    Posted at 05:07h, 09 March Reply

    I love smoothies so that’s a given for me, berries is perfect for them. The sandwich sounds delightful! Tomatoes are one of my favorite ingredients. I’m not so welcoming with the chicken though, cilantro is my enemy, lol.

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 05:25h, 09 March Reply

      lol! Oh no, cilantro is your enemy?! I’m sorry about that! I put cilantro in almost everything at home. The sandwich is definitely tasty and so easy to make. Thank you!

      • Elizabeth O
        Posted at 15:01h, 09 March Reply

        I put basil in everything and love ginger too. Herbs and spices are considered natural curatives so the claim is not entirely outrageous. However, I like your disclaimer which is needed for obvious reasons. 🙂 Btw, what camera and filter do you use in your food photos? Gorgeous!

        • Daytime Vegan
          Posted at 16:04h, 09 March Reply

          It’s great to hear someone acknowledge that spices and herbs have been considered natural curatives for a while now! Really that’s the point I’m trying to make with this blog. Plant foods might help us. And yea i def had to put the disclaimer! I use a canon t5i with a 50mm 1.8 lens and 100mm 2.8 lens. I adjust exposure, sharpen, add a little contrast and bump up the vibrancy slightly in Adobe Lightroom! I don’t use any filters. Please Let me know if you have more questions about my photography equipment! Thanks for the kind words, I’ve really been trying to improve my photography skills. 😀

  • Bernard Tan
    Posted at 05:42h, 09 March Reply

    Looking at your pictures before having lunch. Makes me hungry. Healthy food can also be delicious! I would try out the reciepes.

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 05:44h, 09 March Reply

      I hope you do. I agree, healthy food can and SHOULD be delicious! Thanks!

  • Bhushavali
    Posted at 11:20h, 09 March Reply

    The red pepper and olive relish sounds yummy! I’m gonna try that out…

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 15:50h, 09 March Reply

      Thanks! I hope you do. 😀

  • Fred
    Posted at 12:06h, 09 March Reply

    I could always identify your website because of your uniquely striking food and drinks pictures. I am glad you emphasized that Ginger does not cure cancer. Herbals are not medicine, no therapeutic benefits promised.

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 15:52h, 09 March Reply

      Lol, thank you so much! Yes, that’s correct. I’m DEFINITELY not telling people that it cures cancer. Thank you for the kind words!

  • franc ramon
    Posted at 14:04h, 09 March Reply

    I think ginger would be a great suoplement but not a fool proof cure. I guess it’s worth a try.

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 15:55h, 09 March Reply

      That’s what I say! Use it in addition to other medicines if you’re already taking them. It can’t hurt.

  • Roxy
    Posted at 17:35h, 09 March Reply

    You have such a knack for making every dish look SO delicious, you seriously make my want to be vegan! I had no clue that ginger had been shown to kill cancer cells. I’d imagine it can’t possibly hurt to add ginger to my diet!

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 20:14h, 09 March Reply

      Thank you, that means a lot to me! I’m glad I could inspire you to eat more plant foods. It def can’t hurt to start eating more ginger! After learning this info I started putting ginger in my smoothies all the time. why not?! Thanks for your great comment. 😀

  • Idaintyit
    Posted at 23:45h, 09 March Reply

    I had no idea that ginger was so good for you! I knew it was good but didn’t know about all the health benefits! It should definitely be something more people focus on adding to their food! Thanks for sharing

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 01:21h, 10 March Reply

      Yes, ginger is awesome! Plant foods in general have so many benefits and I want to keep sharing those benefits with you all! Thanks for visiting. 🙂

  • Shubhada
    Posted at 01:05h, 10 March Reply

    I love ginger and I use it everyday in my cooking. Chai with ginger tastes awesome! Thanks for this post.

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 01:20h, 10 March Reply

      Chai with Ginger is THE BEEEEEEST!!! lol. 🙂

  • phyliciamarie
    Posted at 01:10h, 10 March Reply

    I think ginger does help, but again, it isn’t the cure. When a person gets sick, the body’s natural functions goes down, taking in more nutrients and eating food rich in antioxidants like fruits, and veggies, in this case ginger, helps boost the body so you body can help fight the disease, and make medication more effective.

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 01:20h, 10 March Reply

      Yes, antioxidant rich foods can definitely help make medication more effective! Thanks for the comment.

  • I Love Paars by: Lee
    Posted at 02:06h, 10 March Reply

    great recipe however I cant be vegan for the rest of my life. I can do it maybe once a week or 2x a week, thats it!

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 04:51h, 10 March Reply

      Lol, I understand. You should read the ABOUT section of this website. Eating Daytime Vegan doesn’t mean eating 100% vegan!! Thanks for visiting.

  • shiv
    Posted at 03:11h, 10 March Reply

    Yummy, Im a vegan myself and love all options!

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 04:51h, 10 March Reply

      Thank you!

  • PJ Zafra
    Posted at 03:32h, 10 March Reply

    Everything sure looks delicious! I love the recipes that you constantly share here. Even tried some of them…nothing short of amazing! Thank you. 🙂

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 04:51h, 10 March Reply

      Wow, that’s awesome! Thank you so much. 🙂

  • Sunshine Kelly
    Posted at 04:35h, 10 March Reply

    I love the recipes especially the GINGER MIXED BERRY SMOOTHIE. I use to have lots of ginger in my diet as they are natural remedy for my body.

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 04:52h, 10 March Reply

      Yes, ginger is a natural remedy for so many things. Thank you for stopping by. 🙂

  • Roch
    Posted at 04:39h, 10 March Reply

    I know that ginger has a lot of health benefits so we are encouraged to incorporate it as often as we can in our meals. I have even read that ginger works by blocking the cancer from growing, limiting its ability to spread..

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 04:53h, 10 March Reply

      Yes, studies show that ginger can inhibit cancer cell growth. Pretty awesome! Thank you for visiting. 🙂

  • pooja kawatra
    Posted at 08:35h, 10 March Reply

    I have heard about ginger and its benefits, i make my everyday tea and food with a good amount of ginger in it.

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 19:51h, 10 March Reply

      That’s awesome!

  • Mommy Roxi
    Posted at 02:26h, 12 March Reply

    Haven’t tried mixing our green smoothies with ginger! I Not I’m curious as to how that will taste!

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 10:21h, 12 March Reply

      It tastes great! Just remember that ginger is strong when used in smoothies so a little goes a looooong way!

  • Arisa
    Posted at 09:30h, 13 March Reply

    Not a big fan of ginger because of the scent but I know it has many health benefits and proven. Think my parents would enjoy this recipe.

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 02:59h, 15 March Reply

      Yes, Ginger definitely has a strong scent and flavor!! Thanks for visiting. 🙂

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