Great Coffee, Good Vibes…Pass it on!

by DanicasDaily on October 13, 2012

Happy Weekend all!  This month’s K-Cup Ambassador Promotion is the one that I have been the most excited to share with you all.  Not only do I get to share some cool discounts and host a giveaway for you all, but, I get to be a part of celebrating National Fair Trade month ~ something I am truly passionate about.


Did you know that for more than a decade, Green Mountain Coffee® has been a leader in the fair trade movement, providing a better cup of coffee to consumers and a better quality of life for coffee farmers?

Fair Trade means coffee farmers get a fair price for their beans they grow. That means they can invest in crops, their communities, and their futures.


To help spread the word about Fair Trade, Green Mountain Coffee and acclaimed musicians Grace Potter and Michael Franti are celebrating in a big way with “Great Coffee, Good Vibes, Pass It On” – an awareness campaign that celebrates the good vibes of fair trade through free concerts and an opportunity to win a trip to source.


As part of the campaign, Grace and Michael were invited to Colombia and Sumatra respectively, to get a first-hand look at how Fair Trade makes a difference in the lives of coffee farmers – and in the coffee you’re drinking.

They both created videos about their experience that are pretty cool.

You can check out Michael Franti’s Great Coffee Video here.


And Grace Potter’s Good Vibes video here.


All Fair Trade Products are currently on sale, but, this month’s promotional code gives you all an additional 10% off all Fair Trade Products.  Just enter GMCFTC8128 when you check out.  This code is good from now until November 5th.


OH….and one more thing ~ Stay tuned next week because I will be giving away a brand new Orange Keurig Mini Plus with a box of Fair Trade Certified Pumpkin Spice to one lucky reader.

How many of you knew Pumpkin Spice was a Fair Trade Coffee??

Speaking of pumpkins and fall….This morning started off with my fun new pumpkin placemat Open-mouthed smile


And a bowl of bran flakes topped with a banana and 1 cup ff milk. (SF) – 5 points+


We spent the morning hanging around the house catching up on things before heading over to the last Farmer’s Market of the season and grabbing lunch at The Joy of Eating.

Teriyaki Chicken Salad with Homemade Sesame Miso Dressing on the side!  I am not sure what it is about this salad, but, I totally crave it at times (SF + 2 WPA for the dressing) – 8 points+


After stocking up for the week, we stopped at Starbuck’s for an Afternoon Coffee….

Only, I had afternoon “tea” with a Tall, Nonfat Chai Tea Latte (SF + 2 WPA) – 4 points+


I spent the afternoon in the kitchen cooking up a few things for the week.

I made up Salsa Fresca with the last of our Farmer’s Market tomatoes, peppers & cilantro.


Whipped up a batch of 2 points+ & 100% Simply Filling Turkey Meatloaf Muffins for quick grab and go protein packed snacks.  (recipe coming up this week).


While the “muffins” cooked, I prepared a batch of Healthy Pumpkin Butter to go with the mini bagels & cream cheese at my Weight Watchers meeting tomorrow.


I couldn’t wait to dive into a Turkey Meatloaf Muffin for dinner.  I started off with just one to see if it was enough figuring I’d go back for another if I was still hungry.


I didn’t need another muffin because I was too busy chowing down on my Delicata Squash!

Remember when I talked about this squash I bought a few weeks back….


Hands down, the absolutely BEST squash I’ve ever had in my life….skin & all.  I’ll admit I was a little leary about eating the skin, but, it softens as it cooks and makes this squash sautéed in olive oil with onion and a little sea salt – amazing. 

It’s slightly sweet like butternut, but, a little like spaghetti squash flavor wise. (SF) – 2 points+


STATS (12am – 10 pm):

  • 2,592 calories burned
  • 7,772 steps taken
  • 4 WPA used, 4 WPA remaining (21 daily points+)
  • AL stats ~ 3 activity points, 86%

Night all!

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