READ WHOLE POST FOR GIVEAWAY INFORMATION!
April 22nd is Earth Day! There are so many events that Earth Day Network is sponsoring around the globe. This particular campaign is Environmental & Climate Literacy! See below for what they stand for this year & always. Also read more about the organization HERE & the countdown to 2020.
“Education is the foundation for progress. We need to build a global citizenry fluent in the concepts of climate change and aware of its unprecedented threat to our planet. We need to empower everyone with the knowledge to inspire action in defense of environmental protection. Environmental and climate literacy is the engine not only for creating green voters and advancing environmental and climate laws and policies but also for accelerating green technologies and jobs.
The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. The passage of the landmark Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and many other groundbreaking environmental laws soon followed. Twenty years later, Earth Day went global, mobilizing 200 million people in 141 countries and lifting environmental issues onto the world stage. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.”
Definitely need this these days with the EPA & other organizations under attack right now!
Check their site for information about The March for Science, other events that you can participate in, tool kits for your own event and more! They are trying to reach 3 billion acts of green. See how you can help!
NuNaturals – a favorite company of mine – asked me to join them in promoting this event & their participation in it! They are out of Eugene Oregon so environment is their thing! I came up with a couple of cookie recipes below AND I will have a GIVEAWAY on Instagram. You will have to enter on my post there and all the rules there too. Keep an eye out for it soon – later Monday.
For those NOT on Instagram, let me know in the comments & I will enter you on IG myself. I will allow 1 week for entry so starting now and ending Friday April 5, 2017. I will award the winners by Wednesday April 10, 2017.
HERE ARE THE DETAILS:
(4) four people will win:
*One bottle of the new SUGAR-FREE GINGER SYRUP, 16oz; one bottle of the SUGAR-FREE COCOA SYRUP, 16oz; one box of our NuSTEVIA NO CARB PACKETS, 50 ct; one bottle of our ALCOHOL FREE VANILLA STEVIA LIQUID, 2 oz. In addition, winners will also receive a FREE BONUS ITEM. The total retail value of each winner’s package is $70.00.
AND CHECK THIS OUT!
NuNaturals will be featuring a special EARTH DAY EVENT on their website. For every order placed on their website from April 1 – April 30, 2017, the shopper will find SPECIAL DISCOUNTS. When you get to the checkout page, enter the DISCOUNT CODE of EARTH20 to receive a 20% DISCOUNT on your entire order. ( NOT to be combined with any other discounts ).
Online NuNaturals website customers may also receive FREE SHIPPING to the CONTINENTAL U.S. on all orders exceeding $35.00 after discounts.
During this EARTH DAY EVENT, NuNaturals will be donating $1.00 for every order received on their website from April 1 – April 30 to the earthday.org foundation. This non-profit organization will plant 1 tree around the world for every dollar donated! NuNaturals has pledged a minimum of $500.00 which equals 500 TREES !
Healthy Vanilla Cinnamon Ginger Protein Cookies and Healthy Chocolate Protein cookies:
Vanilla Cinnamon Ginger is the base batter – Ingredients & directions below:
Ingredients for Vanilla Cinnamon Ginger Batter
2 Scoops Vanilla Protein Powder – use vegan or a Casein/Whey powder. I used Casein Whey Met-Rx Protein Plus
1 cup oat bran
4-5 tablespoons quick oats
1 teaspoon NuNaturals Oat Fiber
1-3 teaspoons of either cinnamon or pumpkin spice – to your own taste – I like more
3/4 teaspoons of baking powder
1-2 tablespoons of NuNaturals Sugar Free Vanilla Ginger Syrup to taste. You can use just their Sugar Free Vanilla Syrup instead if ginger is not your thing OR just their Simple Syrup.
1 small banana
1/2 cup natural applesauce
5-6 tablespoons liquid egg whites
Pinch of salt if needed. I did not use any.
OTHER THOUGHTS – Feel free to use your own spice blend & top with nuts or coconut or any other yummy goodie!
**PLEASE NOTE I KEPT HALF OF THIS BATTER TO MAKE MY HEALTHY CHOCOLATE PROTEIN COOKIES BELOW**
For the chocolate version:
Use the existing batter above and add 3-4 teaspoons of NuNaturals Dutch Processed Cocoa Powder PLUS 1-2 teaspoons of the NuNaturals Vanilla Syrup to taste as well as thickness of batter. I also topped the chocolate ones with some mini chocolate morsels & pieces of organic coconut.
Bake per the directions below.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, mix together the protein powder, oat bran, oat fiber, cinnamon or spice of choice and baking powder.
With a blender or in a small food processor or Magic Bullet blend together the banana, salt, egg whites, vanilla ginger syrup or syrup of choice and applesauce. If you don’t have any of the previous, you can just mash the banana and mix everything but I there may be bana bits & pieces. I actually don’t mind that but some do.
Add this liquid mixture to the dry and mix well.
Portion out into equal balls of dough and press flat onto a cookie sheet with parchment or silicone liner. I did not press that flt because I like a softer cookie. Do what you like but adjust the baking time of you make a flatter cookie.
Bake for about 15-18 minutes and remove from oven.
Eat warm or cool.
MY NOTES – Even after cooling, I heated up at 3-4 reduced power in my microwave too so you can enjoy warm or cook even after they have already been stored. Feel free to top with a nut butter or cream cheese icing. Eat for breakfast too because they are made with great breakfast ingredients!!!! AND I PLATED MINE WITH THE NuNaturals Sugar Free Cocoa Syrup if you want to dunk your cookies in that too!
Good luck & join in the Earth Day events around the country & world!!!!