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.

 

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

 

Chicken with crunchy Mila crust

Today is National Poultry Day, so what better time to share a delicious chicken recipe!These chicken tenders use Mila® chia for a light and crispy crust.

Mila is a versatile ingredient in cooking and baking. It is high in fiber and omega-3s, it’s gluten-free, trans-fat free, sugar-free, and a superior plant-based source of protein.

Mila uses different varieties of chia seed to provide a wide array of nutrients. By combining these crops, you get a nutritionally robust product. Mila contains the omega-3 fat ALA, or “alpha-linolenic acid.” ALA has been shown to support heart health; in fact, studies have shown improved cardiovascular health among those with a high intake of ALA- containing foods.

Mila Chicken with Crunchy Crust

Ingredients:

  • 6 oz. small chicken tenders
  • 1 Tablespoons almond meal
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper, each
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons Mila
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Coat chicken tenders with almond meal, salt and pepper.
  2. In a bowl, whisk the eggs. Pour Mila into another bowl. Dip each tender in egg, then Mila.
  3. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until chicken is baked through.
  4. Serve with salad.

Chia seeds are prized for their ability to provide sustainable energy and have been a food staple in both the Mayan and Aztec cultures, along with native tribes of North America. In fact, chia is the ancient Mayan word for strength.

Mila also helps meet the fiber needs of your family. The fiber found in Mila is predominantly insoluble fiber, a form of fiber that aids in the relief of occasional constipation.

Mila:

  • Is a whole, raw super food and a natural source of omega-3s, antioxidants, and phytonutrients.
  • Is a blend of different crops of chia seed to help maximize nutrient density.
  • Contains 3 grams of protein.
  • Contains other important nutrients such as calcium.
  • Is a good source of magnesium and phosphorous — both important nutrients for bone health.*
  • Contains 3 grams of ALA (alpha-linolenic acid) omega-3 fatty acid. Omega-3 fatty acids play a crucial role in normal growth and development and brain function.*
  • May be a great vegetarian substitute for fish oil.
  • According to the USDA, chia seeds contain a significantly higher percentage of fiber than corn, rice, oats, wheat, or barley. Fiber helps promote satiety and relief from occasional constipation.*
  • Mila can supplement your diet with plant-based fiber and protein.
  • Can be consumed on its own or incorporated into your favorite dishes, yogurt, and smoothies. Mila® can replace eggs or up to ¼ cup of oil in recipes.
  • May be a great addition to your pet’s diet.

Brr … it’s getting chili

I can’t think of a better day to share chili recipes than on National Chili Day! I’m talking about the hearty, comforting, meaty and veggie kind of chili!

It’s still the perfect time of the year to warm up with a big bowl just packed with a unique combination of ingredients, including products by PURE.

I think these are definitely cold-weather worthy and I hope you’ll agree. Grab your ingredients and get cooking! Make one of these, or both, and have your friends and family choose their favorite! 

 

Chocolate Chili

This is a delicious, hearty chili with a very subtle chocolate flavor, but a lot of tang. You can add jalapenos to this recipe if you desire more of a kick.

The additional of Matcha Vegan Shake adds omega fatty acids and all essential amino acids for sustained energy, Also, naturally occurring tryptophan in sacha inchi helps serotonin production for elevated mood. Matcha naturally supports fat metabolism and aids in healthy digestion and cleansing.

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp Matcha Vegan Shake – Dark Chocolate
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 15-oz. cans ranch-style beans, undrained
  • 1 15-oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 3 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • Garnish with sour cream and/or shredded cheese (optional)

Directions:

In a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat, add the ground beef and cook for two minutes until browned. Next, add the onions, chili powder and cumin and stir together. Add the Matcha Vegan Shake (Dark Chocolate) and garlic, mix together and cook for two minutes. Next, add in the ranch-style beans, cayenne pepper and oregano and cook for another minute. Add the black beans, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce and broth, cover and simmer for one hour, stirring occasionally.

 

Mila Chili

This is a delicious, vegetarian chili that uses chia. Mila is a super food that is gluten-free, trans-fat free, sugar-free, and is a superior plant-based source of protein and fiber. Mila uses different varieties of micro-sliced chia that is easily digestible and nutritionally robust.  

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can chick peas
  • 1 can red kidney beans
  • 1 can black beans
  • ½ cup hot sauce
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • 3 cups fresh spinach, rinsed and chopped
  • ½ cup Mila chia

Directions:

In a large pot on medium heat, cook garlic, onion, chili powder and hot sauce. Add chopped tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, chick peas, red kidney beans and black beans. Allow vegetables to cook. Add cilantro and Mila. Stir. Slowly add spinach. Cover and let simmer on low heat for at least an hour.

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Educating customers about the products

If you are just starting out with your PURE business, you’re probably asking yourself, how am I going to learn everything I need to know about the products and opportunity so I can share them with customers? It may seem like a daunting task, but you don’t have to be an expert.

Conversely, if you’ve been with PURE, you know how important it is to be prepared to answer questions, and you know where to seek out answers you may not have.

Knowledge is power

It’s difficult to share products with a customer if you know nothing about them and if you don’t know how that product will address his or her specific needs. The key is knowing your customer’s needs and understanding how the product can benefit them. For example, a benefit of PURE Perk is that it provides mental focus within just minutes.* If you know someone at work who has trouble staying focused, they might benefit from this fantastic product.

Listen carefully to your customer and understand what they’re looking to gain from a product. You would not want to share Metabolic ONE with someone who has a goal of putting on additional weight. It wouldn’t make sense.

Here are some common scenarios. For each, we’ve listed the tools and/or resources that will help them find more information about PURE.

  • Your friend’s 8-year-old daughter hates eating vegetables. Show her the Product Overview Guide at livepure.com so she can become educated about our products, or you can send her directly to learn about Greens, a good source of antioxidant-rich fruits and greens. Here she will find the product description, recommended usage and ingredients. You can also show her where to find recipes using Greens.
  • Your sister was just laid off from her job. Introduce her to the PURE opportunity by sharing the PURE Prosperity Compensation Plan video. Send her to livepure.com so she can browse. Introduce her to PURE’s Facebook page to meet the community.
  • Your brother is competing in a half marathon and is looking for natural supplementation to decrease his time. Give him a GPS Playbook so he can learn all about the GPS performance line of products. Use the GPS sampling sleeves to introduce GPS Energize or GPS Hydrate.
  • You have a new IBO on your team who has nutrition questions you can’t answer. Show them the Ask the Expert forum where they can submit their questions and receive answers within 24 hours. Make sure they know how to use their Back Office to find product education. They can also find articles about nutrition on PURE’s corporate blog.

Be a product of the product

Education is important, but what about the delivery of your message? It’s imperative that you are a product of the product. That means that you regularly use the product so you can speak to its benefits, usage, and any other relevant topics a customer may want to know.

If you personally use the products, your confidence will show, and you will be enthusiastic to share them with others. Enthusiasm will come naturally when you love the products. When you’re enthusiastic, you’ll remove any uncertainty your prospects may have. If they believe in you, they will believe in the product.

It’s essential to be brief, too. Keep your benefit list short and choose the most impactful ones to share. Too much information at once can be initially overwhelming.

Any objections?

If a customer has an objection to a product, it’s probably because you may have recommended the wrong product for their specific need or they want to learn more about why that product is the best solution for them. Share with them the product’s value, how it should and can be used, and other products by PURE that it can be taken with.

Keep in mind you don’t have to have all those details memorized, but become familiar with the available tools, above, so you know how to quickly seek out answers to best support your customers questions.

Other ways to become educated are to regularly engage with your upline, which is the person who sponsored you. Keep a list handy of testimonials about a product to share. Your own personal use of the product is super powerful.

Remember that your customers crave product knowledge. It’s how they make their decisions, and it’s how they know they can trust you. So, they need to feel that you have their best interests at heart.

 

Super Noni

Meet the noni, a large, light-colored fruit that grows in tropical climates, and was traditionally used as a food, an herbal remedy and nourishing tonic in the Polynesian islands. It is also a key ingredient in one of our Superfruits at PURE. Noni is deemed “super” when it comes to your health, and we are about to share why.

Polynesians ate noni fruit as a stimulant and as a way to combat fatigue and promote endurance.1 The fruit has been used for centuries as herbal and folk medicine in Indonesia, Hawaii, Australia and other tropical islands. The warm climate and nutrient-rich soil of the tropics guarantee perfect growing conditions for the noni fruit.

Nourishing noni

Studies have shown noni to be an antioxidant powerhouse, with immune-stimulating properties. Noni is naturally high in polyphenols, minerals and other nutritious compounds, including vitamin C and potassium. Vitamin C is an important antioxidant that is necessary for growth and development and is required to produce collagen, a protein. Potassium is a vital mineral that helps muscles and nerves communicate.*2

Topical treatment of pain and bruising is one of the most common uses of the noni plant in tropical alternative medicine. In fact, one of the traditional names for noni in the Caribbean was “pain killer”. A study suggests that noni juice improves range of motion and reduces pain in the joints.*2

Nothing but noni

Noni Superfruit by PURE uses 100% pure morinda citrifolia, the tree noni comes from. It is not diluted with other juices, and is kosher, gluten-free and vegan. Our formulation uses no additives or fillers so your body is benefiting from the whole fruit.

Noni Smoothie

If you are averse to the strong taste of noni, you might want to try the following recipe for a sweet tasting and nutritious smoothie.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Noni Superfruit
  • ¼ cup cranberry juice
  • ¼ cup pomegranate or apple juice
  • 1 cup ice
  • ½ cup water
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • ½ cup frozen cranberries
  • ½ avocado (sliced)
  • 1 apple, cored
  • ½ cup chopped kale
  • Optional: cayenne or stevia

Directions:

  1. Add liquid ingredients to a blender followed by avocado and then the remaining ingredients.
  2. Puree until smooth.
  3. Add a bit of cayenne for a flavorful kick or stevia to enhance the sweetness.

Order Noni today and reap the benefits.

 

1 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/228639276_Morinda_citrifolia_Lnoni_ improves_athlete_endurance_Its_mechanisms_of_action

2 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5920423/

 

Back to school with Mila

There are still a few more weeks left to enjoy your summer break, you’ve likely started to see sales for back-to-school items, including supplies, clothes, and backpacks. Healthy snacks should be part of those items. Although you and your kids may celebrate (or groan) the thought of returning to school, there are many ways to get your kids into a healthy routine before that bus comes around the corner.

In my opinion, there’s one place where you can alleviate the back-to-school blues and that’s in the kitchen. While your kids may balk at the idea of eating something new or different, getting their input on food choices and allowing them to get their hands a bit messy gives them power over their choices. So, get them involved in the meal planning.

Mila plays well with others

As a prized superfood, Mila® micro-sliced chia seeds can be easily added into some of their favorite foods or recipes.  As a staple in the Mayan and Aztec cultures, this gluten-free, trans-fat free, sugar-free, and plant-based source of protein and fiber can be a staple in your kitchen.

  • What could be more fun and kid friendly than chicken strips? Skip the fried chicken and make chicken tenders with a twist. Have your kids mix about a quarter cup of Mila to the breading mixture and you’ll have a crunchy alternative to the popular fried chicken.
  • Add chia seeds to your whole wheat muffin batter for a quick, last minute breakfast or afternoon snack. Using fresh or frozen berries, you can freeze these muffins and then put them into your kid’s lunch bags to thaw. They are a great alternative to a traditional high-fat muffin.
  • Create a more fiber- and protein-rich breakfast by adding a scoop of Mila to homemade granola. Most pre-made granolas are too high in sugar and calories and low in fiber. Create your own with dried fruit, nuts, oats, a dash of sweetener, like honey, and Mila!
  • Spaghetti and meatballs were a weekly staple in my youth. Mila gels and expands when added to liquid, so it’s a great binder in place of eggs in your homemade meatball recipes.
  • Frozen fruit and spinach are great to have on hand for morning smoothies. Combine your favorite fruits, such as strawberries, bananas, and peaches for a taste of summer! Add in a tablespoon of Mila to boost the nutrient content.
  • For dessert, make some healthy ice pops with Mila to beat the summer heat! Your child will never know their healthy! Try using fresh mango, soaked Mila and coconut milk. Let two tablespoons of Mila soak in ¼ cup of water overnight so they are ready to go! The next day, blend the mixture with one can of coconut milk and fresh mango (frozen works fine too).  Pour into your ice pop mold or ice cube tray and freeze!
  • Create a healthy, high fiber dessert! Combine five tablespoons of Mila with two cups almond, soy, or other milk, ½ tsp. vanilla extract in a sealed container and let the Mila go to work! Let it sit in the fridge for at least two hours. Once it gels, top with your favorite nuts and fruit! Again, let your kids create their own, healthy masterpiece!

You can top just about anything with Mila — yogurt, oatmeal, eggs, salad, pasta ;o)and cereal — the options are endless! Just remember to start your child with a ½ tablespoon.  With three grams of protein, five grams of fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and calcium, Mila is definitely a super food for super kids!

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

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January is National Soup Month

Baby, it’s cold outside! No wonder that January was designated National Soup Month. We have a delicious soup recipe to warm up your stomachs, and hearts. It incorporates Mila® micro-sliced chia as an ingredient, so you know it’s healthy!

Mila is a super food that is gluten-free, trans-fat free, sugar-free, and is a superior plant-based source of protein and fiber. Mila uses different varieties of the chia seed to provide a wide array of nutrients. By combining these crops, you get a nutritionally robust product.

Enjoy this pureed soup while getting your daily serving of Mila and increase your intake of leafy greens and other nutritious whole foods. This soup is rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals, not to mention flavor!

Mouth-Watering Mila Soup

Ingredients:

  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 cups vegetable stock, separated
  • 3 cups leafy greens, chopped
  • ½ tsp. thyme (fresh or dried)
  • ½ tsp. cumin
  • Juice from ½ lemon
  • ¼ cup quinoa
  • 2 Tbsp. Mila
  • Optional: garlic (minced)

Directions:

  1. In a bowl, place Mila in 1 cup of vegetable stock to hydrate. Set aside.
  2. Using a tall frying pan or wide-bottom pan, sauté chopped onion in olive oil until translucent (3-5 minutes). Add garlic to pan if preferred.
  3. Add remaining 3 cups of vegetable stock, chopped greens, thyme, cumin, lemon juice, and quinoa to pan; bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat to medium; cook until quinoa is translucent and greens are wilted (8-12 minutes).
  5. Add soup and hydrated Mila (including the remaining vegetable stock) to a blender and puree until smooth.

This flavorful soup can also be made into a hearty dip or spread by reducing the vegetable stock used to boil the greens by 1 ½ cups.

Enjoy!

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