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2013 American Cancer Society Bike-a-thon

2012 ACS Bike-a-thon

2012 ACS Bike-a-thon

Event Date: Sunday July 14th, 2013
Starting Point: Ben Franklin Bridge, Philadelphia, PA
End Point: Buena Vista Camping Resort, Buena, NJ
Team name: Riding for the Moments

This year we will be returning to ride in the American Cancer Society’s 41st annual Bike-a-thon! The Bike-a-thon is an event that enables you to take an incredible journey and make a tremendous difference.  We are riding to raise money that will save lives and help cancer patients celebrate more birthdays.

Together we can make sure that anyone affected by cancer can count on the American Cancer Society to provide tips and tools to help people reduce their risk of cancer; to be in their corner around the clock at 1-800-227-2345 and www.cancer.org; to fund and conduct groundbreaking research into cancer’s causes, treatments, and cures; and work with lawmakers to create laws that defeat cancer.

If you would like to make a secure, tax-deductible online donation to the American Cancer Society to support our team, please visit our team page.  Hope to see you there!

PFC Proudly Announces the Launch of Their New 100% Crushed Fruit and Veggie Shakes, Including the Exclusive Carrot Ginger with Orange.

VeggieShakes

Pottstown, PA, May 2013 – Performance Food Centers (PFC), a wholesale supplier to over 1400 Juice Bars and Cafes nationwide, announces a bold addition to their extensive line of shake and smoothie offerings with their Veggie Shake Program. There are three brand new flavor additions to the 100% Crushed Dr. Smoothie products; Butternut Squash Mango & Veggies, Carrot Orange Vegetable Medley and their exclusive Carrot Ginger with Orange.

Capitalizing on the Veggie-Centric health trends and the ever growing Snacking Culture that are captivating today’s consumers, PFC wanted to help their foodservice operators offer shakes packed with vegetables and fruits, without sacrificing taste. PFC has made it their mission to provide only natural, minimally processed whole food ingredients free of artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners or preservatives, just the way Mother Nature intended.

Dovetailing with in PFC’s credo, “Whole Foods Engineered by Nature”, the new shake recipes that PFC has created with the Dr. Smoothie products offer not only the recommended “5 a Day” fruit and vegetable servings outlined by the USDA, but can provide as many as 9 servings with the addition of freeze dried fruits and vegetables. Blend in PFC’s BioWhey Protein, and you’ve created a powerfully nutritious “complete meal in a cup”.

To help convey the message of the nutritional value of all of the new Veggie Shakes to consumers, PFC works behind the scenes offering strong design imagery, marketing programs, and nutritional support to all of their customers.
Dan Young, Founder and President of PFC says, “Our mission has always been a simple one, to provide whole foods to people who care about their bodies, all the while simplifying the complex world of nutrition.” Dan continues, “We have helped thousands of people everywhere to achieve their wellness and performance goals with our Fruit Shakes, and this is what drives me. I came to realize, however, that people were not consuming enough vegetables to keep their bodies in the alkaline state that promotes optimal health. It was time to perfect a veggie shake that people actually like and now we’ve done that.”

All of the new Veggies Shake recipes that are on PFC’s menu are not only delicious, but nutrient dense. The Dr. Smoothie Artisans carefully packed each new Veggie Smoothie with over 9 fruits, veggies and greens combined to boost immunity and energy, while aiding in digestion and reducing cholesterol. With the addition of PFC’s enzymatically-alive freeze dried Spinach, Kale, Beets or Avocado, the team of Dr. Smoothie and PFC have made eating your veggies fun, easy and delicious!

For additional information on Veggie Shakes, Freeze Dried Fruit and Veggies or any of PFC’s programs, contact Jared Secrest at 610-474-0440 ext. 111 or online at jsecrest@performancefoodcenters.com.

Introducing PB-Lite, a must have for your Juice Bar or Cafe!

PB-Lite_Powdered-Peanut-ButterPB-Lite, our newest product to hit the Juice Bars and Cafes, is a healthier alternative to traditional peanut butter. PB-Lite is made with premium dry roasted ORGANIC, Non-GMO peanuts…. and that’s it! Our powdered Peanut Butter contains 88% less fat than traditional Peanut Butter and tastes even better!

Simply offer PB-Lite as a low fat alternative in all your shakes!

  • Only 44 Calories per serving
  • 100% Natural
  • Non-GMO
  • Gluten Free
  • No added Sugar or Salt
  • Low Fat, Low Sodium
  • Great Taste
  • No Cholesterol
  • De-fatted

For those wanting to make a PB-Lite shake at home … try one of our favorites: Banana Nut Jump

Ingredients:

Directions:

Place all ingredients in blender, add 12 oz. ice and blend until smooth and creamy. Makes a 20 oz. shake!

This shake can be used for a Low-Glycemic Meal or as a Recovery Shake after a good workout. Remember, even though the healthy fats from peanut butter normally slow digestion, after a hard workout of weights, your metabolism is heightened for a much longer time, sometimes hours. So enjoy these four whole-food ingredients. Be sure you select a ripe Banana, anything else will give your shake a slight bitter aftertaste. You can substitute the Vanilla Protein with Chocolate and make your own Chocolate Elvis. Mmmm good!

To Order:

You can order 3.5 lb. PB-Lite wholesale by calling PFC (1.888.732.9151)  or  buy online 1 lb. containers at Dan’s Essentials to keep it all to yourself (we won’t tell)!

If you are already using PB-Lite, we would love to hear how you use it, please submit your recipe here!

American Cancer Society Bike-a-thon


Event Date: Sunday July 8th, 2012
Starting Point: Ben Franklin Bridge, Philadelphia, PA
End Point: Buena Vista Camping Resort, Buena, NJ
Team name: Riding for the Moments

This year, nearly 1.5 million people will hear the words “You have cancer,” and there’s a good chance that some of them will be people we know and love. That is why we will be getting on our bikes and riding 66 miles this time next week to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays – where cancer never steals another year from anybody’s life – by helping the American Cancer Society’s work.

Together we can make sure that anyone affected by cancer can count on the American Cancer Society to provide tips and tools to help people reduce their risk of cancer; to be in their corner around the clock at 1-800-227-2345 and www.cancer.org; to fund and conduct groundbreaking research into cancer’s causes, treatments, and cures; and work with lawmakers to create laws that defeat cancer.

If you are in the area and want to join our cheering team, please email Annmarie Hocker or if you would like to make a secure, tax-deductible online donation to the American Cancer Society to support our team, please visit our team page. Along with our riders and cheer team, we will be passing out our new grass fed protein to keep the riders going. Hope to see you there!

Dan’s Essentials, a division of PFC, is proud to announce the launch of their NEW Certified Grass Fed, Hormone Free Whey Protein

Summary: Dan’s Essentials, an online retail store created by Performance Food Centers (PFC) the largest whole food provider of natural food products to health clubs, hospitals and universities in the USA, announces the launch of their NEW Certified Grass Fed, Hormone Free Protein – “Living the Natural Whey”.

Pottstown, PA June 1st 2012- Dan Young, Founder and President of PFC & Dan’s Essentials, experienced firsthand how whole food nutrition could cure his body of disease for which conventional western medicine said there was no cure for. Since then, Dan has made it his mission to help others understand the healing powers of whole foods. Dan says, “From reversing disease to reaching sports specific performance goals, all is possible when you eat the right foods – after all, we are what our food eats.”

Dan’s mission is to give people access to healthy minimally processed whole-foods free of all artificial ingredients and synthetic sweeteners while simplifying the complex world of nutrition. He created the online store to share with the world the very products that helped him during those critical years as well as today as he competes in endurance events, hikes tall mountains and raises an ever expanding family.

Most recently, he created a Certified Grass Fed Protein which was inspired by Dan’s motto, “We are what our food eats.” After all, our bodies are constantly rebuilding and trying to heal. Each day of our lives, approximately 300 billion cells die and are replaced with new cells. Every new cell is created from the nutrients of the foods we eat and all cells require proteins. Dan adds, “Your ability to think, see, hear, move and have a healthy immune system, all depend on healthy cells built with the amino acids of proteins, but protein that is free from all man-made junk is even more important, because eventually, those nasty ingredients become part of you.”

Living the Natural Whey is made of 100% natural whole food ingredients and can be easily added to any meal or snack where macro balance is needed- a great staple for the whole family. The Grass Fed milk used to make this protein has excellent levels of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), is free of rBGH (Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormones) and contains no GMO’s. It is rich in branched chain Amino Acids – Isoleucine, Leucine & Valine and Digestive Enzymes which aid in digestion. Living the Natural Whey comes in convenient 1 lb. containers in Vanilla and Chocolate, each naturally sweetened with Organic Stevia. It blends perfectly with Smoothies, Oatmeal, Pancakes, Cookies and Parfaits. Recipes can be found at DansEssentials.com.

This signature protein supplement accompanies over 800 whole food products on Dan’s Essentials that include: Smoothie & Shake Ingredients, Natural Supplements, Proteins & Builders, Organic Coffees & Teas, Handpicked Healthy Snacks, Granolas and Oatmeals, Whole Grains, Natural Sweeteners and Staples for Everyone’s Diet- all designed to help individuals reach their performance and wellness goals.

Dan invites you to try his new Certified Grass Fed, Hormone Free Protein and enjoy knowing that every time you include this in your diet, you’re rebuilding a better you!

About Performance Food Centers/Dan’s Essentials

Performance Food Centers is an industry leader in the planning, design, operation and supply of juice bars across North America. Serving over 1300 juice bars, fitness centers, schools and coffee shops, Performance Food Centers offers expertise in every facet of juice bar and café business. PFC launched Dan’s Essentials in January of 2012 to help individual reach their performance and wellness goals through whole food nutrition.

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