According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, an estimated 287,500 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women in the U.S., as well as 51,400 new cases of non-invasive breast cancer—and that’s just for the year of 2022.
Suffice to say, this October’s breast cancer awareness month is more important than ever, because women (and yes, men too) need to know how important it is to receive regular breast tissue screenings as well as how they can support a human who is currently fighting back against this incredibly-common disease.
That doesn’t mean fighting back and raising awareness can’t be fun and joyful. Indeed, smiles and laughter are some of the best medicine in the face of such a trial—and deliciousness helps, too.
Toward that end, Pura Vida eateries in south Florida are offering an array of pink-hued snacks to mark October’s goals and raise funds for breast cancer research. Locals to the 305 can enjoy special, limited menu items including a raspberry pistachio croissant while donating to 305 Pink Pack who offer non-medical services including transportation, child care and housekeeping to those fighting the good fight against cancer.
If you’re not local to Miami, you can still donate to the organization online and get in on the deliciousness with the recipe for raspberry pistachio croissants below!
Raspberry Pistachio Croissant
1 can of crescent roll dough or store-bought croissants
¼ cup mixed berries jam
½ cup pistachio praline ganache
½ cup pistachios
1 cup ruby chocolate (melted)
½ cup freeze-dried raspberries
½ cup pistachios (chopped)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees & prep a baking sheet
Place the crescent dough on your baking sheet and separate to the the given to the eight rolls given
Spread a tablespoon of mixed berry jam and pistachio praline ganache onto each piece of dough and roll them shut
Once oven is preheated, bake croissants for about 10-11 or until golden brown. Let cool for 5-10 minutes or until room temperature
Melt your ruby chocolate and dip half of the croissant
Sprinkle your freeze dried raspberries and pistachios onto the chocolate and let rest until chocolate hardens
Visit Pura Vida Miami online and at its various south Florida locations for more wellness-inspired eats, and learn more about 305 Pink Pack at 305pinkpack.org.