Saturday, October 31, 2009

Pink Ribbon Recipe

*photo courtesy of Vitamix.

Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and this is the last day of the month, I want to feature a recipe I discovered on Tuesday night. My friend Debbie and I went to the Guitars For Girls concert at Lorain County Community College, and all of the proceeds went to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. This event was sponsored by WGAR radio, and the 3 wonderful gentlemen who performed did not receive a penny for the show. James Otto, Richie McDonald, and Chuck Wicks donated their time and talent to the cause.
There were many tables featuring information about breast cancer, and Vitamix had their own booth where they mixed up these Pink Ribbon Smoothies for us to sample. Not only is it delicious, but the fruits in the smoothie have awesome disease-fighting properties. Here is their recipe...The directions are for the Vitamix but you can also whip this up in a regular blender if that's what you have.
Pink Ribbon Smoothie
1 cup red grapes
1 cup strawberries, fresh
1/2 cup low fat vanilla yogurt
1 cup ice cubes
Place all ingredients in the Vitamix container in the order listed. Secure 2-part lid. Select VARIABLE, speed #1. Turn on machine and quickly increase speed to #10, then to HIGH. Blend for 30 seconds or until smooth. Yields 2 1/2 cups.
Recipe is low-fat, low-carb, low-sodium, low-cholesterol, heart healthy, gluten-free, and vegetarian. Please go to for more information on the disease-fighting properties of red grapes and strawberries.
Just because this is the last day of October doesn't mean we should forget about breast cancer awareness. Continue to support the cause all year long...wouldn't it be great if we found a cure for this awful disease that affects so many people?
Also...Happy Halloween to all of you. Don't let the ghosts and goblins get you...and don't let the Halloween candy get you either!!! ;o)

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