Reuse those empty bottles and packaging

Let’s make an extra effort to upcycle our PURE packaging this Earth Day. It can be a fun thing for the family to do and it helps reduce our environmental footprint.

Think about how much you recycle daily. Each week, my recycling bin fills up before the week is even over. Recycling is a must; it’s the first step in reaching sustainability. Through recycling, products are broken down into raw materials to be made into new things.

Another great alternative to recycling to upcycling, or repurposing the old. Upcycling  keeps waste from entering our landfills and reduces the amount of CO2 entering our atmosphere that happens when we use resources to create new products. It can also save you money.

Check out these creative ways to upcycle our PURE packaging.

Glass bottles (GoYin and superfruits):

  • Paint it and use as a vase.
  • Fill with sand or shells for decorative purposes.
  • Store lentils or rice and top with a cork.
  • Insert a candlestick for decoration.

Bags (ENERGY, Shakes and GPS):

  • Shred or cut into strips and use as cushioning when packaging gifts in boxes.

Tubs (ENERGY, Organic Sulfur):

  • Use to hold small screws and nails.
  • Create planters for flowers or herbs.
  • Make organizers for a bathroom, kitchen or workbench.
  • Organize kids pencil and pen organizer.
  • Make a piggie bank.

Small bottles (Metabolic ONE, Organic Sulfur):

  • Storage, storage, storage.
  • Create soap bottles. All you need is a twist-on dispenser spout.
  • Create a spice organizer.

Large bottles (CalciuMK+ and Daily Build Liquid):

  • Make a bird feeder and help nature at the same time. Puncture sides and add sticks for landing places. Attach rope and fill with birdseed.
  • Create a drip feeder to use for irrigation. Puncture with holes and place underground, near a plant, slightly above the soil surface.

Spray bottles:

  • Mix water with essential oils and refresh the air.
  • Fill with weed repellant, undiluted white vinegar and spray away.
  • Store glass cleaner: Mix ¼ cup rubbing alcohol, ¼ cup distilled white vinegar, 1 Tablespoon cornstarch, 2 cups warm water and 10-15 drops essential oil.
  • Fill with an insect repellent – 2 Tablespoons witch hazel, 2 Tablespoons olive oil, ½ teaspoon vodka and 100 drops essential oil.
  • Wash your produce with 1 part vinegar and three parts water.
  • Fill it with windshield cleaner and keep in your car.

What will you do with your empty PURE packaging? Send us your ideas.

Visit pinterest.com/livepureglobal for more inspiration.

 

Hop-to-it Easter recipes

What is Easter without eggs? We decorate them, we hide them and we eat them. They’re a symbol of new life and a celebration of spring.

They’re also nutrient powerhouses. Eggs are one of the best sources of protein and they satisfy your hunger. With only 80 calories per egg, they’re great to eat when you’re watching your weight. Eggs are heart healthy and they provide all the essential amino acids which help build muscle and regulate immune function.1

Below are some popular egg side dishes in which we’ve incorporated products by PURE. Add these to your Sunday brunch menu and wow your guests. They will perfectly complement the honey-baked ham! They’re also a great way to introduce people to the versatility and healthy benefits of our products!

Mila morning egg baskets

  • Fresh spinach, cooked
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 4 large eggs
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 Tablespoons Mila® chia
  • ¼ teaspoon salt and pepper

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium bowl, whisk eggs with egg whites. Add remaining ingredients; mix well to combine.
  2. Spray a muffin tin with nonstick baking spray. Pour egg mixture evenly into cups.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven; set aside to cool.
  4. Enjoy warm or cover and refrigerate up to 5 days.

 

Spring-green egg salad

  • 12 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and diced
  • 4 stalks celery, minced
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup yellow onion, minced
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons sweet relish
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon Greens
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Directions:

  1. Mix celery, mayonnaise, onion, relish, mustard, Worcestershire, paprika and salt and pepper in large bowl. Add eggs and fold into the mixture.
  2. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  3. Enjoy alone or make sandwiches.

 

Lemony deviled eggs

  • 8 hard-boiled eggs, peeled
  • 2 Tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 Tablespoons light sour cream
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh dill
  • ½ teaspoon Lemon ENERGY
  • Salt to taste
  • paprika

Directions:

  1. Cut eggs in half lengthwise. Transfer yolks to large bowl.
  2. Mash the yolks with a fork. Add mayonnaise and sour cream. Add dill, lemon ENERGY and salt. Blend.
  3. Fill the egg white halves with the yolk mixture. Generously sprinkle each half with paprika.
  4. Cover and refrigerate.

 

Do you have any recipes to share that use products by PURE? Don’t keep them a secret! Share them with your peeps!

1https://www.healthdiaries.com/eatthis/10-health-benefits-of-eggs.html

 

PURE Destinations: Bermuda

Bermuda is a group of islands like none other — it’s where British culture blends with laid-back Caribbean beats and where pastel-colored homes, pink-sand beaches and green fairways dot the landscape. PURE is bound for this spectacular island getaway this August on the PURE Destinations 2019 Summer Cruise.

Bermuda, the main island, is only 22 miles in length and 2 miles across at its widest point, so no matter where you stand, you’ll have breathtaking views of blue for as far as the eye can see. Not just any blue, but the most beautiful turquoise blue!

The island is divided into districts, or parishes. Three major roads run from east to west: North Shore Road, Middle Road and South Road. This is the largest port on the island and where our cruise ship will dock, at King’s Wharf.

Points of Interest

Hamilton, the capital, is centrally located on the island. This is Bermuda’s financial center with a population of just over 1,000. Wave to Bermuda shorts-clad businessmen on their scooters making their way to work. Explore the town by foot and admire the brightly colored buildings. Excellent golfing and shopping opportunities abound as well as museums, art galleries and gardens. Notable things to see:

  • Bermuda Aquarium – discover Bermuda’s underwater ecosystem
  • Fort Hamilton – historic site with breathtaking views
  • Front Street – clothing, jewelry and souvenir shopping
  • Crystal Caves – discovered by boys looking for their lost cricket ball
  • Queen Elizabeth Park – garden with statues and monuments

St. George is a quaint town with cobblestone streets, historic buildings and colonial architecture. This is Bermuda’s former capital and a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is located on the east end of the island. Notable things to see:

  • Tucker House Museum – a look at early Bermudian life
  • St. Peter’s Church – oldest Anglican church in Western hemisphere
  • Tobacco Bay beach – underwater coral reefs
  • King’s Square – local gathering place
  • Fort St. Catherine – dioramas and antique weapons

The Royal Naval Dockyard is a 19-century fortress located at the west end of the island, in Sandy’s Parish. This historic site was used during the War of 1812. It was a strategic base for England in the Atlantic and an active shipyard during the First and Second World Wars. It is now home to shopping, dining and entertainment. Notable things to see:

  • Dolphin Quest – interactive encounter
  • National Museum of Bermuda – maritime and island history
  • Snorkel Park – see natural wonders of the sea
  • Clocktower shopping mall – galleries and shops
  • Bermuda Rum Cake Company – a traditional treat

Are you ready to check Bermuda off your bucket list? The 2019 Bermuda Cruise includes a six-day, five-night cruise sailing on August 3 aboard the Grandeur of the Seas.

Qualify by June 17, 2019 to join us on this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Learn more at livepure.com/Bermuda-cruise-2019. Here you can also read the itinerary, track your progress and share the trip with others.

Any questions? Reach out to our Sales Support Team at salessupport@livepure.com or call 866-535-588.

UNITE 2019: Together Towards Tomorrow

The wait is over! You can buy your tickets now for the October Event – UNITE 2019: Together Towards Tomorrow! You will want to act fast before Early Bird pricing is gone.

At UNITE, Independent Business Owners (IBOs) from around the world will gather to learn, share and be motivated by top PURE leaders. The UNITE 2019 Experience will include education and training, motivation and inspiration, a first look at new products, exclusive access to new products at event-only pricing, and exclusive SWAG!

  • When: October 18-19, 2019
  • Where: Allen, Texas
  • Who: Independent Business Owners and Customers. Children under 18 years of age are free to attend.
  • How: Click here to learn more, purchase tickets and book your hotel
  • Limited-Time Early-Bird Pricing:  $89 through May 5 ($50 savings over onsite event pricing!)

Being united is the driving force behind our success, and at UNITE, collaboration and community will take center stage. Learn from the experts, walk away with knowledge and tools to extend your reach and connect with people from around the world who are eager to take PURE to new heights.

Act fast! Register now for UNITE 2019 and receive limited-time Early Bird pricing.

For more information or questions about UNITE 2019, please contact events@livepure.com or 866-535-5888.

 

Growing big vegetables in small spaces

Perhaps you live in an apartment, preferring a sleek city skyline over grassy acreage. Or, maybe you don’t have the time to tend to a backyard garden. You can still enjoy the rewards of growing fresh vegetables. Small-scale gardening can be very rewarding. And, you just might have room to spare for that garden gnome.

Where you grow your plants is a number one priority. Will you be using a patio or balcony? Maybe you want to decorate a fire escape or roof top. If you want to bring your plants indoors, you can use wall shelving or windowsill boxes. Get creative with your containers. Think shoe organizers, mason jars, palettes and more. The smaller the container, the less water it will retain, so your plants will require more watering. Herbs are always great for small containers.

Let there be light

Another important factor to consider is how much sunlight your apartment or home gets during the day. Some plants require low light, some require full sun throughout the day. If your room gets six hours of direct sunlight each day, you have full sun. Four to five hours is considered partial sun. If your room receives about two to four hours of sunlight, that’s considered partial shade and anything less than that is shade. Keep that in mind when you are choosing your plants.

Plants that don’t mind tight spaces

Herbs are a great choice because they are easy to grow and a little bit goes a long way in flavoring your meals. Basil, rosemary, sage, mint and chives are all great choices. Grow your own and avoid buying a batch of herbs from the grocery store which will likely go rancid before you’ve used it all.

Vegetables that grow well indoors include radishes, green onions, peppers, tomatoes, parsley, cilantro and garlic. Tomatoes are very hardy and easy to grow, but they require a lot of sunlight. Did you know that tomatoes can also be grown upside down? Lettuce takes up little space, and it reproduces quickly. Cucumbers and green beans are easy and cheap to grow. Marjoram, thyme and geranium can survive in the wintertime. Be sure to read the label on your seeds to learn in which conditions they grow best.

Companion planting

There are some things that just go together better, like milk and cookies. Did you know that there are plants that enjoy growing in the same pot? They actually benefit each other. Basil and tomatoes make a great team, as do radishes and spinach. You can even grow garlic and roses in the same pot! Gardening this way will save you a lot of space.

We want to know how your urban garden grows. What are your favorite container vegetables? Please share with us.

Ingredient spotlight: chia seeds

Tiny but mighty is the chia seed! If they’re not part of your daily diet yet, read on and see how much you can gain from adding them.

Chia seeds may be small, but they hold a big secret; they’re one of the world’s most nutrient-packed foods. The Mayans, who ate these seeds to sustain energy, called them “chia” meaning strength. They come from the plant Salvia hispanica L., which is related to the mint.

Today, the chia seed is known as a superfood, for good reason!

Two tablespoons of chia (1 ounce or 28 grams) contain approximately 140 calories, 4 grams of protein, 11 grams of fiber, 7 grams of unsaturated fat (from omega 3s), calcium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, niacin, thiamine and vitamin B2.1

That’s more fiber than what you’d find in oats, black beans, artichokes, brown rice and potatoes. That’s more antioxidants than you’d find in garlic, almonds, cherries, raisins, blueberries, kale and spinach. That’s more protein that what is in beans, lentils, tofu and spinach. And, that’s more omega 3s than what you’d find in salmon, oils and seeds. Chia seeds are also non-GMO, naturally gluten-free, trans-fat free and sugar-free. They are, hands down, a superior plant-based source of nutrients.

The benefits are even bigger

  • Chia seeds are loaded with antioxidants which may prevent some of the damage caused by free radicals.
  • The carbohydrates in chia seeds come predominately from fiber which improves digestion.
  • Their high protein content combined with high fiber is an ideal combination that can help with weight management.
  • Omega-3 fatty acids are good for the brain, the eyes, the skin and the cardiovascular system.
  • Calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and protein are important for bone health.

Mila® chia is unique any way you slice it

Mila, in the purple bag, is our proprietary combination of three chia varieties to create a uniquely beneficial raw chia. It’s harvested whole, is carefully blended, thoroughly filtered, micro sliced (rather than crushed to preserve valuable omega-3 oils), then meticulously tested. The result is a versatile, raw food that delivers the utmost in quality and nutrition for the whole family.

Mila is easy to incorporate into your diet. Versatile and nutritious, it helps support heart health and the relief of occasional constipation. Add Mila to smoothies, pudding and juices. Sprinkle it on ice cream, yogurt, cereal, vegetables or rice dishes. Use it to thicken sauces and as an egg substitute in recipes for its ability to gel when added to water.

Find recipes using Mila at livepure.com/recipes.

Read more about Mila here: https://shop.livepure.com/mila/dt/GP00231.  Order yours today by visiting livepure.com.

Let us know on Facebook what you use your Mila for!

 

1https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/food-features/chia-seeds/

Get into the swing of network marketing

I’ve casually golfed a few times in my life, though I couldn’t tell you what my handicap is. I can play a mean game of miniature golf; I’m a pro at hitting the ball through the rotating windmill every time.

I’ve played enough of both games to be familiar with the equipment, some of the rules and the importance of skill development. Today on National Golf Day, let’s take a look at some golfing terminology and how it relates to network marketing.

Can you read the greens?

  1. Golf Clubs – You can have a maximum of 14 clubs in your golf bag, according to the USGA. It’s important to choose which club to use for which shot. Likewise, products by PURE target specific needs so you want to choose correctly. Just as one selects their clubs to their shot; customize the products by PURE to your body’s needs.
  2. Caddie – They don’t just clean clubs, replace divots and carry your gear, they may advise on club selection or recommend strategies. Likewise, your upline is your mentor and is available to offer advice. They’ve walked in your footsteps and know the tools you need to succeed. A good caddie can be worth several strokes a round; a good leader can propel your business to unimaginable heights.
  3. Grand Slam – This is when a golfer wins four major championships in the same year. I like to compare this to our CORE4 set of products, HealthTrim® Cleanse, GoYin, Daily Build and ENERGY, which together form a strong foundation and help set the stage for optimal wellness. Winning four championships fuels your career; CORE4 fuels your body with key nutrients to maximize you.
  4. Grain – Talk about details! Golfers can be very adept at knowing which way the grain runs in grass, as it can affect the direction a putt breaks. When you are that in tune with your customer’s needs and wants, you will win them over. Don’t try to go against the grain in golf or your business.
  5. Mechanics – How you swing and hold the club may be basic principles, but they play a big part in your game. As a network marketer, you have tools at your disposal to help you work on your swing. How you hold the club is just as important as the way you contact your prospects, share product benefits and follow up.
  6. Follow-through – This action in a golf swing will help you gain proper tempo and the correct finishing point. How about in your business? Do you consistently finish strong? Building momentum in your follow-through will help you win the game; building strong relationships in your business will open many doors.
  7. Press – This is when you try and hit the ball harder than usual. Don’t overdo it. Your outcome is dependent on your actions, no one else’s. In golf, there’s no one to blame for a shot except yourself; in network marketing, be yourself; be natural.

It’s time to tee up — are you ready? Next time you play golf, think about how it can help with your PURE business. Conversely, next time you pitch your story to a customer, get some inspiration from your game of golf.

The Masters begin on April 11. Apply some of golfing’s lessons to your business. Find your strengths and play to those. You just might make some birdies!