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Upcycling with Barlean’s Containers

by Danniel Davenport on April 21, 2014

recycled containers

I consider myself a bit of a “treehugger”. When I was little, I remember weeping at the sight of a forest being logged.  Fast forward many years and I’m still having a hard time throwing away anything, especially plastic or glass that can be re-used in my kitchen.  With Earth Day fast approaching, I felt compelled to encourage you all to re-use those Barlean’s containers that might be about to go in the recycling bin or the landfill.  One of my favorite ways to store dry ingredients is in leftover Barlean’s Greens and Barlean’s 32 oz. Coconut Oil containers.  They are made from HDPE non-leaching food grade recyclable plastic so they work perfectly for this.  I want my children to see the value in all things – even food packaging!

This is extremely easy…

1. Simply tear off the old label.

Blank Canvas

2. Wash and dry the container.

Wash & Dry

3. Place/Pour whatever ingredients you are looking to store.


4. Cut a small piece of tape to properly label your container.  DONE!  Feel free to be super creative here!

Tools and Label


Here is a list of Barlean’s Products which use these perfectly reusable containers (click on each product to learn more):

Do you have any Earth Day upcycling tips that you would like to share? Please post them in the comments below!


Barlean’s Banana Chicks

by Danniel Davenport on April 15, 2014

Recipe and Post Created By: Danniel Davenport

***These can be made Vegan/Vegetarian if using Flax Based Omega Swirls.

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

Banana Chicks

Recently, I have been seeing all of these really wonderful photos and posts of kiddo friendly foods. I love being able to create tidbits in my kitchen that are not only healthy but that my girls have fun making and eating! My oldest daughter loves doing art projects and crafts with me. In an effort to meld my love for food and her love for crafts these “Banana Chicks” were hatched!

Banana Chicks ingredients

These would be really wonderful to give to family and friends who may not be sold on the idea of fish oil or any omega-3 supplementation.  A variety of Barlean’s Omega Swirls were used to make these.  They could absolutely be geared for vegan or vegetarian diets.  These little loves are rolled in Barlean’s Flax-Chia-Coconut which is a wonderful source of fiber, micronutrients, and minerals.  I hope you all have as much fun making them as I had creating them!


  • 1 Banana cut into rounds
  • Mini Chocolate Chips (I used Vegan chocolate chips) as needed
  • Sunflower seeds (for the beaks) as needed
  • Barlean’s Flax-Chia-Coconut (enough to roll your banana in)
  • Barlean’s Flaxseed oil or Fish oil based Omega Swirl


1. Simply cut your banana into thick rounds.

step 1

2. Roll the banana rounds into Barlean’s Flax-Chia-Coconut Raw Energy- being sure to evenly coat the bottom, the sides, and 1/2 the front of the banana.

step 2 astep 2 b

3. Squirt a small amount of ANY Barlean’s Swirl of your choosing.

step 3 astep 3 b

4. Place the chocolate chip eyes and the sunflower seed beak onto the banana. Voila! You have just hatched your very own chick!

step 4 astep 4bstep 4c


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