Month: October 2013

Blueberry Harvest Smoothie

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Longing for a delicious berry treat?  While the days may be getting shorter, you can still enjoy a sip of summer year round with this smoothie!  Pick up a Pomegranate Blue Honest Ade at your local grocery store along with just a handful of other ingredients and you’re on your way to berry heaven!  Here’s what you need:

  • 2 cups frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1 bottle chilled Pomegranate Blue Honest Ade
  • 3 cups Stonyfield Gotta Have It Frozen Vanilla Yogurt (substitute soy yogurt for dairy free)

Throw ingredients in the blender and mix for 1 minute (keep a lid on it!).  Voila! That’s it.  If you’re feeling classy, garnish with a spear of blueberries & raspberries!  Serves 3 happy guests.

Did you try it? Tell us how it turned out in the comments section below!

Morning Glory Smoothie

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Looking for a delicious way to start the day? With just a handful of fresh ingredients you’ll be set for a refreshing morning!  Here’s what you need:

  • 1 chilled bottle Orange Mango Honest Ade
  • 1 Pineapple cut
  • 2 peaches cut
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/4 cup flax seeds
  • 2 cups ice

Blend together to enjoy this citrus smoothie full of Vitamin C, sure to make breakfast a little more enjoyable!  Dairy-free and serves 4. Give it a try tomorrow morning and let us know what you think in the comments section below!

Lunch Idea for Tomorrow

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Picky eater at home?  Think outside the sandwich with this deliciously simple recipe from Garnish with Lemon, featuring pesto mozzarella pasta salad—guaranteed to make your child’s lunchbox return home empty!  This easily adaptable recipe can be made with or without meat—all you need are noodles, a handful of diced tomatoes, diced cheese, and a few spoonful’s of pesto.  To read the full recipe click HERE

Introducing Unsweet Lemon Tea

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ImageIt’s time for fans of unsweetened teas to rejoice!  We’re proud to introduce a refreshing new beverage, Unsweet Lemon Tea, available nationwide in October 21st!  We’ve taken our popular certified organic & Fair Trade Certified™ black tea and combined it with a hint of lemon for a zero calorie, unsweetened tea perfect for every occasion.  This new beverage features our shortest label message yet: “We like to keep it simple…” Give it a try and let us know what you think!

Santa Monica Gets Their “Recycle On”

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Did you know less than 35% of beverage containers are recycled in America?  From Boston to Seattle and everywhere in between, our oversized recycling bin has been touring the country as part of a national movement of boosting recycling rates, called the Great Recycle.   Last week our giant 30 foot bin traveled to the Santa Monica Pier near Los Angeles, California, to inspire Californians to renew their commitment to recycling every bottle.   We invited locals, community organizations and companies alike to bring their empty bottles to recycle in our larger-than-life 30 foot high recycling bin, and redeem cool swag from the HONEST Recycle Store such as signed sports gear, GoPro cameras, iPad Minis, bicycles, yoga mats, snacks and more.  Hundreds of people participated, showing an overwhelming amount of community support around recycling.  We’re excited to have collected over 150,000 beverage containers since our tour began! ImageFollow the #greatrecycle buzz on Twitter to find out where we’re headed next!

Fair Trade: What Does It Mean?

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Strolling down the grocery store aisle, have you noticed the Fair Trade logo and wondered what it represents?  Here are the quick facts on Fair Trade:

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Fair Trade certification is all about empowering farmers and consumers alike to fight poverty through better trade.  Commodities certified Fair Trade include coffee, cocoa and of course tea, among others. We work closely with Fair Trade USA, a non-profit committed to helping companies and farmers uphold fair labor standards in compliance with International Labor Organization standards.  Tea leaves grown in the Fair Trade communities must pass a rigorous third party inspection to ensure quality and environmental standards.

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Each time you purchase a Fair Trade Certified™ item, a “premium” is added to the market price paid that goes back to the community for development projects.  A joint counsel of workers from the tea garden decides how they money will be spent.  Over the years, HONEST Tea’s Fair Trade premiums have been directed toward school supplies, a computer learning center and bio-gas stoves.  In 2012 our Fair Trade premiums amounted to $126,304 given back to our partner tea garden communities.  Since joining in partnership with Fair Trade USA in 2005 HONEST Tea has been able to raise $397,000 in premiums and brew 1.1 million pounds of Fair Trade Tea!  We couldn’t have done it without the support of HONEST fans everywhere.

To learn more about Fair Trade or to enter to win various Fair Trade Certified™ goods (including HONEST Tea!) this month, check out BeFair.org or watch this fun video.