Whole Foods has just added an exciting product line to their already full line-up of healthy and sustainable offerings. EARTH University frozen bananas and pineapples are now in their freezer section, giving shoppers a convenient option who want ethically sourced fruits. Aside from being delicious, convenient and straight from the source but the profits will help young people who want to attend EARTH University at their campus in Guácimo, Limón in Costa Rica. EARTH’S mission is to help educate young people to gain the knowledge and skills to combat poverty and promote sustainable and humane food production in poor, rural communities.
As an exciting way to kick off this new products, Whole Foods has developed some awesome recipes using the new fruits (including the delicious and healthy banana ice cream below.) What is more exciting is they are teaming up with EARTH University to give their customers a chance to WIN A FIELD TRIP to their campus in Costa Rica! FIVE lucky winners will enjoy a seven-day Costa Rican adventure where they will explore Costa Rica, visit local farmers who produce the EARTH bananas and see the University up close and experience their educational mission.
For more details and to register to win please visit THIS LINK BEFORE SEPTEMBER 30th, 2011.
BANANA NICE CREAM RECIPE
Easy as 1-2-3, this creamy, sweet and cool snack or dessert proves that added sugar and oil are not always necessary to satisfy your cravings. Keep some peeled bananas in your freezer so they’ll be ready when you are. To learn how to make this recipe, watch the video on our Whole Story blog.
- 1 (10-ounce) package frozen EARTH University Banana Chunks, or 2 bananas, sliced and frozen
- 1 cup unsweetened soymilk
- 2 tablespoons smooth almond butter or peanut butter
Put bananas, soymilk and almond butter into a blender.
Purée, turning off the motor and stirring the mixture two or three times, until smooth and creamy.
Pour into two bowls and serve.
Per serving (about 9oz/264g-wt.): 280 calories (120 from fat), 13g total fat, 1.5g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 75mg sodium, 38g total carbohydrate (4g dietary fiber, 22g sugar), 9g protein
Photo and Recipe Credit: Whole Foods and EARTH University