Sandra Postel, of National Geographic’s Freshwater Initiative, recently shared an article on the Change the Course initiative to restore billions of gallons of water to depleted rivers and wetlands (of which the National Geographic Society is a founding partner). The article notes that water security depends on two things: consuming less water by using and managing it more wisely, and restoring flows to depleted rivers and freshwater ecosystems. Change the Course is a national freshwater restoration campaign led by Bonneville Environmental Foundation, National Geographic and Participant Media focused initially on the Colorado River Basin. As of March 2015, the campaign has engaged myriad companies, universities and professional sports teams as sponsors and campaign partners. It has also inspired more than 170,000 individuals and 22 companies around the world to make the free pledge to conserve water, effectively restoring more than 100 million gallons of water to the Colorado River Basin.
WhiteWave is proud to be a charter sponsor of Change the Course and continue to fund the organization’s restoration projects. We work with our business partners and supply chains to reduce corporate water footprints and raise awareness about our freshwater challenges. To learn more about Change the Course click here.
This Valentine’s Day weekend give your sweetheart a sweet tooth with these individual no-bake coconut fruit tarts from So Delicious Dairy Free . They’re vegan, gluten -free and made with love!
- Chop almonds in a food processor and add mejool dates. Blend until smooth. Reserve about 1/8 C. of date mixture and set aside.
- Prepare two individual-sized tart pans with oil or line with parchment. Divide the date mixture among the two pans and press along the bottom and sides.
- In a mixing bowl, whip the Culinary Coconutmilk with a hand mixer for a minute or so before adding the reserved date mixture and about 5 berries. Stir to combine.
- Spoon the coconut mixture into the tart crusts and pop in the freezer for at least 2 hours.
- Remove the frozen tarts from the pans.
- Garnish with raspberries and sliced strawberries.
BANANAMILK THAT’S BRILLIANTLY SIMPLE
We are excited to welcome Sir Bananas™ as the newest member of the WhiteWave family. Bananas make everything better™. That’s the brilliance behind Sir Bananas: Deliciously smooth, snackably good™ bananamilk made with the goodness of milk and real bananas. With eight essential nutrients including protein and calcium and no artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners, it’s a snack with undeniable a-peel. Drink it, snack it, smoothie it or even bake with it! Sir Bananas has no high-fructose corn syrup, no artificial flavors, sweeteners or colors, is gluten-free and carrageenan-free. Go ahead and go bananas.
8 ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS
- 7g of protein
- Vitamin A
- Riboflavin (vitamin B2)
- Vitamin B12
- Vitamin D
We are proud to announce that 100 percent of the cocoa powder sourced across WhiteWave’s portfolio of plant-based, dairy and creamer products within the Americas Foods & Beverages segment will be independently certified sustainable by the end of 2016. All brands based in North America using cocoa as an ingredient will transition, including Silk, So Delicious Dairy Free, Vega, Horizon Organic, and International Delight.
As of 2015, 25 percent of WhiteWave’s cocoa was certified sustainable. By the end of 2016, all cocoa purchased will be certified by UTZ (https://www.utz.org/), an independent certification program for the responsible production of cocoa, coffee and tea using environmental, economic and social aspects. WhiteWave’s certified sustainable cocoa supports education and training of cocoa producers, environmentally sound farming methods and just working conditions.
This initiative is one more way we are building on our long-time commitment to produce food responsibly. We will continue to support environmental sustainability, and find new and sustainable ways to create products that people enjoy.
When life gets in the way of personal time, carving out space for yourself can increase your mood, health and quality of life. Even with seemingly endless obligations, deadlines and appointments, carving out a few moments daily to do something for yourself is a great way to stay energized and take on your day with a positive attitude.
Check out Vega’s top 10 ways to put yourself first by clicking here.
Looking to add some warmth to your week? Whether you’re digging out of a snowstorm or relaxing at home, this super simple Mexican Hot Chocolate Recipe is sure to delight!
Simply add 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon and a pinch of cayenne pepper to your mug of International Delight Hot Chocolate for a delicious twist on a classic treat.
The Conscious Alliance recently announced that they have distributed over 2 million meals nationwide! 2015 was an incredible year for the Conscious Alliance. Their strong partnerships within the music, art, natural food and restaurant worlds have allowed them to strengthen their approach and increase their impact with the communities they serve.
WhiteWave is happy to support the mission and vision of the Conscious Alliance.
About Conscious Alliance: Conscious Alliance, a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, supports communities in crisis. Based in Boulder, Colo., Conscious Alliance operates through a three-tier approach: emergency food relief to communities across the United States, empowerment programs for youth in impoverished regions of the country, and nutrition, exercise and gardening education for youth in economically isolated Native American reservations. Conscious Alliance operates ongoing grassroots food collection and hunger awareness programsby organizing food drives at concerts and music events. The donations collected benefit local food pantries nationwide and economically isolated Native American reservations. Conscious Alliance works with myriad companies and organizations to further its mission of providing life changing and life enhancing programs to the communities they serve.
Are your kids feeling cooped up week after week because of snowstorms and cold winter weather? Make staying at home fun with these simple and creative recipes from Over the Big Moon that your kids can help with and enjoy!
That time of year has officially arrived. It’s time to kick the nutritious eating into high gear, and Earthbound Farm is here to give you the recipes to do it.
If there is one thing you should look for on recipes written for the first few weeks of a new year, it’s those that are full of fresh ingredients. The below dishes are full of goodness, satisfying and most importantly, delicious. Enjoy and happy new year!
Green Queen Salad
Stir-fried Broccolette and Cashews
At WhiteWave one of the best things about Christmas is spending time with family and friends & enjoying delicious meals around the table. This year, Alpro is bringing your family plant-based recipes which are easy to make and perfect for the festive table. These delicious recipes are full of fabulous ingredients! And since Christmas is all about sharing, feel free to impress your family and friends with your own creations using #alpronista! Check out the Alpro Instagram profile and be inspired!
Cheers to an inspiring and tasty 2016!