VitaMix Roll-Out for Colon Cancer Survivors
I always love these workshops and I was especially inspired by the excitement and interest from this group. I know personally as a cancer survivor that the world can seem to be twirling out of control. Along with a cancer diagnosis (at least initially) there also comes feelings of despair and sometimes helplessness. And 3 years after my diagnosis, I now know that food can be healing. There is power in making healthy nourishing food choices for our bodies. There is also beauty and strength and stamina that comes with eating well. And EXCITEMENT with the knowledge of a new healthy recipe or new way to embrace food as "healing" and both nourishment and pleasure.
1. For hot soup, preheat your water before adding it to the container. This will save 5 minutes of blending.
2. To keep clean up a snap, add honey and protein powders through the lid while you are blending to prevent them from sticking to the side of the container.
3. When making more than one recipe, prep and wash all the ingredients before blending.
3 Heirloom tomatoes
1 sweet banana pepper
1 stalk celery
1 garlic clove
1 Rapunzel herb bouillon cube
1 1/2 teaspoon taco seasoning
3 cups boiling water
1/2 cup corn kernels, thawed
1 cup tortilla chips, lightly broken
1 cup fresh spinach
1. place tomato, celery carrots, pepper, squash, bouillon, taco seasoning
and water into the VitaMix container in the order listed and secure lid.
2. select Variable 1
3. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10
4. Blend until ingredients are smooth
5. Reduce speed to Variable 3 and remove the lid plug opening
6. Add corn, tortilla chips and spinach through the lid plug opening.
Replace lid plug.
7. Blend for 10 seconds. Serve Immediately
From the Wind River Newsletter
From the very beginning Wind River has believed in the power of partnership with other Cancer Support Organizations. Over the years we've been proud to have partnered with Cancer Services in Winston-Salem, The North Carolina Dept. of Health and Human Services, North Carolina Cancer Survivorship Summit, Carolina Breast Friends, 24 Hours of Booty, Anderson, SC Survivorship Program and most recently the Colon Cancer Coalition of Charlotte, NC.
In a unique partnership Cheryl LeCroy of Creative Juices Consulting, Wind River and Sue Falco on behalf of theColon Cancer Coalition have been working with Vitamix behind the scenes for months to provide 40 refurbishedVitamix machines at reduced cost to local Colon Cancer Survivors. The Colon Cancer Coalition provided a local grant to help with some of the remaining costs and Cheryl and Dave of Wind River (and volunteering alumni Kathy Gardner and Michelle Wood) provided an evening "Food for Healing" class to demonstrate healthy recipes like salsa, veggie tortilla soup, dark chocolate covered cherry smoothie and the famous Wind River Smoothie made with kale and avocado!