I’m absolutely in love with Earth Balance products. Why? They’re 100% natural, rich in omega 3′s, no trans fats, no GMO’s, and free of artificial ingredients of any kind. That’s important to me because I care about what goes into my body (duh) and about what my kids are eating. I always have their whipped organic earth balance buttery spread in my fridge and use it for a variety of purposes – as a spread, to saute, and to cook. I also use it (melted) to flavor popcorn.
That’s why I am super excited to announce that Earth Balance has two new fabulous products.
Organic Coconut Spread (, gluten-free, no-GMO’s) – This rich, smooth, and creamy spread can be used for baking, sautéing, frying, spreading, and topping.
Click here for a link to more delicious recipes using coconut spread.
Annnnd Earth Balance Mindful Mayo (vegan, gluten-free, no cholesterol, no-GMO’s) – A savory, creamy alternative to mayonnaise. You can use it in salads (potato, tuna, macaroni, pasta, chicken), as a dressing, or as a sandwich spread.
Both of these products are now available at Whole Foods Markets.
I have some awesome news… 2 lucky Healthful Sense readers will get to try the coconut spread and mindful mayo fo Freeeeee.
First I’ll give you 2 yummy recipes to make with the coconut spread.
Gluten-Free Vegan Carrot Coconut Cake (the husband loved this one)!
3/4 c Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free all-purpose baking flour
1/3 cup coconut flour
1 tsp. gluten-free baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 tbsp. soaked in 1/3 cup
1/8 cup Earth Balance coconut spread (use peanut or almond butter if you don’t have coconut spread)
1/4 cup mashed (you can also use applesauce or mashed banana)
1/8 cup honey
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup carrots, grated
TIP —> When chia seeds are mixed with liquid, they form a thick gel, and you can use them to replace up to 2 eggs in recipes (for each egg use 1 tbsp. of chia seeds + 3 tbsp. liquid).
For this combine 2 tbsp. of chia seeds + 1/3 cup of almond milk and let soak for 20 minutes. Stir the chia seeds about 10 minutes into the gelling process.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9 x 3 x 5 inch baking pan.
Once the chia seeds turn to gel add the rest of the wet ingredients and beat on medium speed until combined: chia seed gel, almond milk, coconut spread, pumpkin, honey, brown sugar, vanilla, and shredded carrots.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients: all-purpose baking flour, coconut flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon.
Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Mix until just combined.
Pour the cake batter into the pan evenly. Bake for approximately 25-30 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.
Gluten-free Vegan Coconut Chia
1 tbsp. + 3 tbsp. (this is to replace the eggs)
1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
1 1/4 cup almond milk
2 tablespoons banana puree (applesauce or pumpkin will work)
1 tbsp. Earth Balance coconut spread
2 tsp. sweetener (honey, agave, syrup) (use 1 packet of stevia for a 0 calorie sweetener)
1 cup gluten-free baking flour (I used Bob’s Red Mill all-purpose baking flour)
1/4 cup coconut flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
In a medium bowl, mix chia seeds with 3 tbsp. of almond milk and apple cider vinegar. Let sit for about 15 minutes. Add remaining wet ingredients: almond milk, banana, coconut spread, and sweetener (you may need more depending on how sweet you like the batter). Blend well.
In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients: all-purpose flour, coconut flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon.
Gently mix wet into dry ingredients being careful not to overmix the batter. Lightly rub oil on a skillet (I usually use a paper towel) or spray skillet with a Misto. Cook pancakes over medium heat.
Ok… Here’s how to enter to win 2 Free products from Earth Balance. 2 winner’s will receive 1 coupon for a FREE Earth Balance coconut spread AND 1 coupon for a FREE Earth Balance mindful mayo.
I like to keep things simple so you only need to do step 1 to enter – BUT you can have up to 4 additional entries by doing steps 2 through 5.
Please leave a separate comment for each additional entry.
Step 1 is required to enter
1. Simply leave a comment and tell me if you’ve tried any Earth Balance products.
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YOU MUST do step 1 or your entry will not count! Steps 2 through 5 are optional entries.
♥ Lisa @ Healthful Sense
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For disclosures and rules please click here . Giveaway will end on July 5, 2011 at 11:59 PM PST. Giveaway open to U.S. entries only. The winner will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. Many thanks to Earth Balance for this giveaway opportunity!
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