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Banana-Coconut Bread from Scratch
Ingredients:
2 cups flour (half whole wheat and half white flour)
1 Tablespoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1/3 cup coconut oil
2/3 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup super-ripe bananas
½ cup coconut + extra shavings for the top
1 pat butter for the top (optional)
Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Mix ingredients together. 
Scoop mixture into a loaf pan and dot the top with butter (if you feel like it). Top with coconut shavings.
Bake for approximately 50 minutes—or until a knife comes out clean.
Devour.
(Pictured: Cast Iron Loaf Pan)

Banana-Coconut Bread from Scratch

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour (half whole wheat and half white flour)
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup super-ripe bananas
  • ½ cup coconut + extra shavings for the top
  • 1 pat butter for the top (optional)

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix ingredients together. 
  3. Scoop mixture into a loaf pan and dot the top with butter (if you feel like it). Top with coconut shavings.
  4. Bake for approximately 50 minutes—or until a knife comes out clean.
  5. Devour.

(Pictured: Cast Iron Loaf Pan)

Posted on Tuesday, July 29th 2014

Green Fitness Workout Gear of the Week:
1. Agave Sports Bra - This sports bra gives you hugging comfort when you need it most! Plus it’s made from recycled polyester and spandex for stretch.
2. Wide Mouth Water Bottle - This portable water bottle is made from food-grade stainless steel that’s free of BPA, phthalates, lead, and other toxins.
3. Hot Stuff Shorts - Made for athletes from a blend of soft, lightweight organic cotton and bamboo viscose, these high-performance shorts provide serious comfort during long workouts.
4. Adjustable Resistance Tube - Tone and sculpt with this versatile heavy-resistance tube featuring handles made from recycled materials. Natural Fitness also plants one tree for every product sold.
Find more eco-friendly fitness gear at Rodale’s!

Green Fitness Workout Gear of the Week:

1. Agave Sports Bra - This sports bra gives you hugging comfort when you need it most! Plus it’s made from recycled polyester and spandex for stretch.

2. Wide Mouth Water Bottle - This portable water bottle is made from food-grade stainless steel that’s free of BPA, phthalates, lead, and other toxins.

3. Hot Stuff Shorts - Made for athletes from a blend of soft, lightweight organic cotton and bamboo viscose, these high-performance shorts provide serious comfort during long workouts.

4. Adjustable Resistance Tube - Tone and sculpt with this versatile heavy-resistance tube featuring handles made from recycled materials. Natural Fitness also plants one tree for every product sold.

Find more eco-friendly fitness gear at Rodale’s!

Posted on Thursday, July 24th 2014

Super Simple Lemon Salad Dressing
Ingredients: 
½ organic lemon
1 Tablespoon white wine vinegar
Citrus salt (to taste)
4 Tablespoons organic olive oil
Directions:

Grate 1/3-1/2 of the lemon’s peel.
Squeeze the lemon’s juice into a bowl; add the grated peel.
Mix in the vinegar, citrus salt, and organic olive oil. Stir until emulsified.
Enjoy with fresh organic greens!

Super Simple Lemon Salad Dressing

Ingredients: 

Directions:

  1. Grate 1/3-1/2 of the lemon’s peel.
  2. Squeeze the lemon’s juice into a bowl; add the grated peel.
  3. Mix in the vinegar, citrus salt, and organic olive oil. Stir until emulsified.

Enjoy with fresh organic greens!

Posted on Wednesday, July 23rd 2014

Chocolate Chip-Oatmeal-Coconut Cookies
Ingredients:
2 (yes, 2!) sticks butter, browned (that’s butter melted till it’s a bit brown)
¾ cups brown sugar
½ cup coconut sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup oatmeal 
1¼ cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 9-oz. package organic chocolate chips or chocolate nibs
1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut (organic!)
Dash of salt
Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350°.
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl (this will take a few minutes, since there is a lot of stuff to mix up).
Put a tablespoon of cookie batter for each cookie on a cookie sheet (I like to put parchment paper down because it makes it much easier to get the cookies off the tray).
Bake for roughly 10 minutes. The dough will flatten out nicely and make a gooey and crispy flat cookie, which is what I prefer.

Enjoy!

Chocolate Chip-Oatmeal-Coconut Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 2 (yes, 2!) sticks butter, browned (that’s butter melted till it’s a bit brown)
  • ¾ cups brown sugar
  • ½ cup coconut sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup oatmeal 
  • 1¼ cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 9-oz. package organic chocolate chips or chocolate nibs
  • 1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut (organic!)
  • Dash of salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°.
  2. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl (this will take a few minutes, since there is a lot of stuff to mix up).
  3. Put a tablespoon of cookie batter for each cookie on a cookie sheet (I like to put parchment paper down because it makes it much easier to get the cookies off the tray).
  4. Bake for roughly 10 minutes. The dough will flatten out nicely and make a gooey and crispy flat cookie, which is what I prefer.

Enjoy!

Posted on Wednesday, July 23rd 2014

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Posted on Wednesday, July 23rd 2014

10 Reasons Why Buying Organic Is Worth It
by Maria Rodale
Organic farmers get no government subsidies or handouts. Whether you are liberal or conservative, that’s a good thing. But it does mean that your tax dollars are paying for all that cheap food.
You will automatically become an environmentalist without having to make a donation or show up for a protest. Here’s a short list of things organic farmers help keep out of our soil, water, air and bodies: toxic fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, sewage sludge, antibiotics and growth hormones. 
You will be healthier. Agricultural chemicals are known to cause diabetes, obesity, cancer, allergies, asthma, infertility, miscarriage, birth defects, ADHD and perhaps even autism. And we’ve only scratched the surface in understanding what damage these toxins are doing to our health.
You can feel good about your contribution to a better world. It’s kind of like making a charitable donation; the money your spend on organic goods directly helps an entire chain of people, families, and the environment.
You are supporting families and businesses that are making the world better. I have seen this with my own eyes: farm families that thought they would lose their farms switch to organic and not only save their farms, but find that they are all healthier and happier as a result. And the companies that help them transition, like Organic Valley, are truly wonderful companies that do great things for their farmers, their customers, their employees, and the whole community.
You will be helping to prevent climate change. Seriously! Organic soil holds much more carbon, uses much less fossil fuel resources—which aren’t just used in tractors but are in the chemicals that are made from fossil fuels used in nonorganic farming practices—and sustains habitats for all the creatures that help keep our planet healthy.
You will be helping to prevent droughts and floods. Research has shown that organic soil is much more absorbent than chemically farmed soil. That means it holds more water during droughts and floods. Plants grown organically also have a much bigger and more resilient root system, so they can last longer in extreme weather.
You will be doing your part to leave the world a better place than you found it. Really, what is the price of that? And all you have to do is go food shopping and eat yummy stuff and perhaps buy organic cotton clothing for your body and home (cotton is one of the most toxic crops on the planet).
Karma points. When you pay more for good things, other people can afford to pay you more. This is where the true economic brain rewiring happens. It might not seem like a direct link from one thing to another, but as Ellen Ruppell Shell shows in her book, everything is connected economically. Our obsession with cheap stuff actually shrinks all of our economies and pocketbooks and makes it much harder for employers to increase wages and spending. 
And lastly, it tastes better. It’s that simple. You’re getting better-quality food that nine times out of 10 does taste better.
Why is organic worth it to you?

10 Reasons Why Buying Organic Is Worth It

by Maria Rodale

  1. Organic farmers get no government subsidies or handouts. Whether you are liberal or conservative, that’s a good thing. But it does mean that your tax dollars are paying for all that cheap food.
  2. You will automatically become an environmentalist without having to make a donation or show up for a protest. Here’s a short list of things organic farmers help keep out of our soil, water, air and bodies: toxic fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, sewage sludge, antibiotics and growth hormones. 
  3. You will be healthier. Agricultural chemicals are known to cause diabetes, obesity, cancer, allergies, asthma, infertility, miscarriage, birth defects, ADHD and perhaps even autism. And we’ve only scratched the surface in understanding what damage these toxins are doing to our health.
  4. You can feel good about your contribution to a better world. It’s kind of like making a charitable donation; the money your spend on organic goods directly helps an entire chain of people, families, and the environment.
  5. You are supporting families and businesses that are making the world better. I have seen this with my own eyes: farm families that thought they would lose their farms switch to organic and not only save their farms, but find that they are all healthier and happier as a result. And the companies that help them transition, like Organic Valley, are truly wonderful companies that do great things for their farmers, their customers, their employees, and the whole community.
  6. You will be helping to prevent climate change. Seriously! Organic soil holds much more carbon, uses much less fossil fuel resources—which aren’t just used in tractors but are in the chemicals that are made from fossil fuels used in nonorganic farming practices—and sustains habitats for all the creatures that help keep our planet healthy.
  7. You will be helping to prevent droughts and floods. Research has shown that organic soil is much more absorbent than chemically farmed soil. That means it holds more water during droughts and floods. Plants grown organically also have a much bigger and more resilient root system, so they can last longer in extreme weather.
  8. You will be doing your part to leave the world a better place than you found it. Really, what is the price of that? And all you have to do is go food shopping and eat yummy stuff and perhaps buy organic cotton clothing for your body and home (cotton is one of the most toxic crops on the planet).
  9. Karma points. When you pay more for good things, other people can afford to pay you more. This is where the true economic brain rewiring happens. It might not seem like a direct link from one thing to another, but as Ellen Ruppell Shell shows in her book, everything is connected economically. Our obsession with cheap stuff actually shrinks all of our economies and pocketbooks and makes it much harder for employers to increase wages and spending. 
  10. And lastly, it tastes better. It’s that simple. You’re getting better-quality food that nine times out of 10 does taste better.

Why is organic worth it to you?

Posted on Monday, July 21st 2014

DIY Pedicure’s Made Easy



Celebrate the warm weather by pampering and polishing your feet at home—sans chemicals—in 4 simple steps.



STEP 1: Clip & File
Start by taking off old polish with a non-acetone remover. Next, use clippers to trim your nails straight across, then file the edges smooth.
 
STEP 2: Submerge & Soothe
Dip feet in a basin of warm water for 3 minutes; add 1 ounce of a foot soak for extra skin-softening power. Next, rub a pumice over rough spots.
 
STEP 3: Moisturize & Massage
Rinse your feet, then rub in a dollop of moisturizing foot cream. Bonus: Even an amateur masseuse can reduce stress levels in as little as 5 minutes: Use your thumb to knead along the center of your foot, concentrating on tense muscles to reap your own feel-good effects.
 
STEP 4: Prep & Polish
Use a cuticle pusher to gently push back cuticles. Next, apply one layer of a base coat. Let it dry for a minute, then brush on two layers of polish. Look for products without dibutyl phthalate (DBP), toluene, or formaldehyde—which are potentially harmful in large doses, says the Environmental Working Group. Finish with a UV-protecting top coat.



By Karyn Repinski and Jennifer Goldstein; from Prevention
DIY Pedicure’s Made Easy
Celebrate the warm weather by pampering and polishing your feet at home—sans chemicals—in 4 simple steps.
STEP 1: Clip & File
Start by taking off old polish with a non-acetone remover. Next, use clippers to trim your nails straight across, then file the edges smooth.
 
STEP 2: Submerge & Soothe
Dip feet in a basin of warm water for 3 minutes; add 1 ounce of a foot soak for extra skin-softening power. Next, rub a pumice over rough spots.
 
STEP 3: Moisturize & Massage
Rinse your feet, then rub in a dollop of moisturizing foot cream. Bonus: Even an amateur masseuse can reduce stress levels in as little as 5 minutes: Use your thumb to knead along the center of your foot, concentrating on tense muscles to reap your own feel-good effects.
 
STEP 4: Prep & Polish
Use a cuticle pusher to gently push back cuticles. Next, apply one layer of a base coat. Let it dry for a minute, then brush on two layers of polish. Look for products without dibutyl phthalate (DBP), toluene, or formaldehyde—which are potentially harmful in large doses, says the Environmental Working Group. Finish with a UV-protecting top coat.
By Karyn Repinski and Jennifer Goldstein; from Prevention

Posted on Wednesday, July 16th 2014

Work out naturally with our green fitness top sellers, aka YOUR favs!
1. eKO Lite 3mm Yoga Mat - Made from sustainably harvested, biodegradable tree rubber, this yoga mat is non-toxic and 99% latex-free.
2. Straw Cap Water Bottle - This recyclable glass water bottle is made in the USA using BPA- and BPS-free medical-grade silicone and BPA-, BPS-, and phthalate-free polypropylene.
3. Soft Weighted Fitness Ball - This weighted ball is made from phthalate-free PVC. Natural Fitness also plants one tree for every product sold.

Work out naturally with our green fitness top sellers, aka YOUR favs!

1. eKO Lite 3mm Yoga Mat - Made from sustainably harvested, biodegradable tree rubber, this yoga mat is non-toxic and 99% latex-free.

2. Straw Cap Water Bottle - This recyclable glass water bottle is made in the USA using BPA- and BPS-free medical-grade silicone and BPA-, BPS-, and phthalate-free polypropylene.

3. Soft Weighted Fitness Ball - This weighted ball is made from phthalate-free PVC. Natural Fitness also plants one tree for every product sold.

Posted on Tuesday, July 15th 2014

Aristole once said, “In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.” We couldn’t agree more! And while there are tons of ways to enjoy the marvelousness of the great outdoors, few are quite like camping.

Nothing compares to sitting by a campfire, hiking through mountains, or eating fish caught just that morning. But we have to remember to be safe and respect our surroundings while enjoying ourselves in nature. To help you out, we’ve compiled a few tips on how to make your next camping trip not only marvelous, but ecofriendly, too:

1. Learn before you go. Books like Wilderness Camping & Hiking can help you acquire the necessary skills needed to safely enjoy the wilderness. And always bring a map!

2. Leave no trace. Let “Take only pictures, leave only footprints” be your motto. The next time you venture into the wilderness, be conscious of the impact you’re making on your surroundings. The objective of no-trace camping is to leave your surroundings the way you found them. If you brought it in, take it out.

3. Cook in an earth-friendly manner. Instead of using propane grills or stoves, try grilling the old-fashioned way. Simply light a fire (safely, please!) and use a portable stainless steel grill to cook your favorite campfire foods. This Grandpa’s Firegrill can be used to grill up freshly caught fish with lemons and herbs. Yum!

Additional green campfire favorites:

  • Campfire Cuisine—This cookbook provides easy ideas for fresh and chemical-free eating while camping.
  • Stormproof matches (pictured)—Durable matches that come in a recycled paper box and can help you light your fire no matter the weather.
  • Stainless Steel Portable Grill—A lightweight grill made from durable stainless steel, with a design that supports energy-efficient, environmentally friendly grilling.
  • Tinder-on-a-Rope—A safe, ecofriendly way to start a fire without harmful chemicals.

4. Unplug! Don’t bring gadgets and tech into the woods. Except for a flashlight and your cellphone (for emergencies only!), nothing you bring into the wild should require energy.

5. Keep it clean. Use toxic-free personal care products, especially if you’re washing in a stream, river, or lake.

Some of our favorites:

  • Coconut Sunscreen Stick—This sunstick is cruelty free and crafted using certified-organic ingredients.
  • Wildcrafted Trail Crew Soap—Nature’s way of getting clean! This liquid soap is distilled from organic, wildharvested ingredients and comes in a compostable packaging. Juniper Ridge also donates 10% of its profits every year to wilderness groups.
  • Organic Tansynella Bug Repellent Oil—An organic way to keep the bugs at bay.

6. Play it close! Stay on the trail. Staying within areas intended for use will ensure untouched woods stay that way (and will help keep you from getting lost). And camp close to home to save on fuel.

Happy camping!

Posted on Monday, July 14th 2014