Eating fresh fruits and vegetables is good for everyone. But when one is neutropenic, one must be extra cautious with what foods are eaten. Typically, eating anything fresh isn't safe, however, if you cook the foods thoroughly, it's generally ok. Here is one such recipe that has no added sugar or artificial sweeteners, and you can add any of your favorite fruits, like berries (which are incredibly anti-cancer!), apples, peaches or bananas. Enjoy! To watch the live cooking demo, click here or copy an paste this address in your browser https://youtu.be/YB3Eb9RGjzM . Fresh Fruit Dessert Ingredients -3 cups of fresh fruit, sliced or cut (suggestions: raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, bananas, peaches) -1/4 cup butter -pinch of cinnamon (optional) -agave, honey or pure maple syrup to sweeten (optional) -whipping cream -walnuts (optional) Directions -In a saucepan, melt butter -Once it is melted, add entire fresh fruit. Cook thoroughly, up to five minutes over medium heat. Fruit will become very soft and mushy. Stir frequently. -Add cinnamon, agave, honey or pure maple syrup to taste (optional) -Remove from heat Serving suggestions: Add whipping cream or walnuts. Put over oatmeal, pancakes or waffles. Use as a topping over yogurt. Add to a pie crust for a delicious pie. Cool down and, add yogurt and milk for a smoothie.
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Lizzy Smith was diagnosed with myeloma in 2012 at age 44. Within days, she left her job, ended her marriage, moved, and entered treatment. "To the extent I'm able, I want to prove that despite life's biggest challenges, it is possible to survive and come out stronger than ever," she says.