Do fruit smoothies help prevent breast cancer? While your sweet tooth may wish that were true, there doesn't seem to be much scientific evidence that sweets stave off disease. But those who like to indulge in a frosty treat when the warm weather hits could consider frequenting Planet Smoothie to benefit breast cancer awareness
The chain, which has locations all over the country, is now offering a Pink Promise Smoothie. The proceeds from the menu item will be donated to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation, one of the most successful breast cancer foundations in the country.
Regardless of sales, Planet Smoothie has agreed to donate at least $100,000 to the organization within the first year of their partnership.
"A relationship with such a notable, altruistic organization as Susan G. Komen for the Cure is a crowning moment in our 15-year-history,"said Tra Williams, president of Planet Smoothie. "So much so that we felt it was important to develop a product that benefits the women who fight the fight everyday against breast cancer."
Williams added that the company made an extra effort to ensure that the Pink Promise Smoothie was a healthy option for those who wanted to support the cause. The cold snack does not contain any refined sugars and is yogurt based.