• Our Mission

    Our Mission

    Our mission at PCD Smiles is to bring smiles to hospitalized primary ciliary dyskinesia, no mater their age; through the gift of a cheer package. Currently serving only The United States and Canada.
  • Request Cheer Package

    Request Cheer Package

    Know of a hospitalized primary ciliary dyskinesia patient? Please visit our “Request a Cheer Package” link and fill out our secured form to submit them for a cheer package today!
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    Our cheer package program runs on donations. To see how you can help PCD Smiles, visit our donations section today!
  • The PCD Artist Project is a collaborative effort by artist to raise awareness for PCD & support the PCD Smiles cheer package program. Visit our exhibits today!
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With just 20 grams of carbohydrates per serving our “Beetroot Chocolate Bread” is the perfect sweet treat to indulge in on the daily. Here is one of our new recipes for our next cookbook coming soon.

Beetroot Chocolate Bread

12 servings

20 minute prep; 55 minute cook

Ingredients required:


  • 4 tbsp. hot coffee
  • 4 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 6.3 oz. (180g) raw beetroot, peeled, sliced
  • ¾ cup (180ml) almond milk, lukewarm
  • 1 cup (225g) coconut sugar
  • ¾ cup (75g) cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ¾ tsp. baking soda
  • 1¼ cups (160g) all-purpose flour

For the frosting:

  • 3½ oz (100g) 70% dark chocolate (traditional, dairy-free, or vegan)
  • ⅓ cup + 1 tbsp. (100ml) full fat coconut milk, canned


  1. Heat the oven to 355°F(180°C). Line a loaf tin with baking paper.
  2. Pour the hot coffee over the coconut oil to melt it.
  3. Place the coffee mixture, sliced beetroot and lukewarm almond milk into a high-speed blender and blitz until smooth. Transfer the beetroot mixture to a large mixing bowl and stir in coconut sugar.
  4. In a separate bowl, sift together the cocoa powder, salt, baking powder, baking soda and flour.
  5. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, mixing gently with a spoon. Once the mixture is smooth, transfer it into the prepared loaf tin.
  6. Place the tin into the hot oven and bake for 55-60 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove the tin from the hot oven and set aside on a wire rack to cool completely before icing.
  7. Make the frosting by breaking up the chocolate into small pieces and placing it in a large bowl.
  8. Warm the coconut milk in a small pot until almost boiling. Pour it over the chopped chocolate and let it sit for 5 minutes. Stir the chocolate gently until it’s well combined, smooth and glossy. Set it aside to thicken before covering the top of the cake.
  9. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Nutritional information: per serving - 167 calories, 10 fat, 20 carbohydrates, 3 protein, 6 fiber

Have you gotten your 2017 PCD Smiles Cookbook yet? Our 2017 cookbook is available on Amazon or at your local bookseller through their special order department.

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We have several ways that you can donate to PCD Smiles;

- Visit Smile E. Turtle's Amazon Wishlist

- For more information on how you can donate, please visit our "Donation" page to check out our "Do & Don't policies.

- Or sponsor a PCD Smiles cheer package today!

- To shop for your “Official” turtle care ribbon gear today, visit PCD Style or Smile E. Cove

Thank you for your consideration!

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