It’s National Beverage Day

Feeling thirsty?

We recently asked the employees at PURE to share their favorite PURE-centric beverages.

The ideas were endless! From hot, cold, blended, shaken, sweet and other delicious ideas, you just might discover your new favorite!

  • “Combine 2 fl. oz. of GoYin and 2 fl. oz. of Mangosteen superfruit with 2 tablespoons Mila® chia. Add ice and water as desired.” – Daren H.
  • “Blend Acai superfruit with 1 ½ cup strawberries, 1 ripe banana and 1 cup fresh spinach for a delicious breakfast smoothie.” – Jennifer E.
  • “I combine Mixed Berry ENERGY with 360 Complete Shake (Vanilla Bean) and Mila. My oldest daughter loves it!” – Ivonne T.
  • “I like to add 2 fl. oz. of GoYin to my morning shake. It makes it taste way better.” – Joel J.
  • “Combine one serving of Matcha Vegan Shake (Vanilla), 1 cup of vanilla almond milk, 2 spoonfuls of peanut butter, half a banana, a dash of cinnamon and a couple of ice cubes in a blender. Enjoy!” – Stacy K.
  • “Mix orange juice, lime juice and Goji superfruit for a delicious and refreshing morning drink.” – Jennifer E.
  • “Blend ¼ cup Noni superfruit, 1 ripe banana, ½ cup fresh pineapple, ¼ cup fresh mango, the juice of ¼ lemon, a handful of spinach, ½ cup almond milk and 1 tablespoon honey. Enjoy!” – Jennifer E.
  • “Make a hot cup of PURE Perk and add about 1 tablespoon of orange zest and a ½ teaspoon of cinnamon. Top with Cool Whip whipped topping if desired. Delicious!” – Anonymous

Do you have a favorite drink using PURE products? Don’t keep it a secret.

Put on a sombrero, it’s Cinco de Mayo

There’s no time for siesta, only fiesta on this fifth day of May!  It’s a day to celebrate American-Mexican culture and that means parties, dancing, singing and partaking of delicious Mexican food.

To get your senses excited, check out the following three recipes (a main meal, a snack and a dessert) that are flavorful and nutritious, and which incorporate products by PURE. Whether you’re hosting the party or attending, these will surely satisfy.

Tortilla Bake with Mila® chia

Simply delicious main meal that the whole family will enjoy. With the addition of Mila, you know you’re getting your daily serving of nutrition. The fiber found in Mila is predominantly soluble fiber, a form that may be especially beneficial for promoting cardiovascular health. *

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ lbs. lean ground turkey
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 small bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 16-oz. cans diced tomatoes
  • 2 16-oz. cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4 scoops Mila chia
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 package tortillas, cut into strips

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cook turkey, onion, bell pepper and garlic in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring until turkey is no longer pink. Drain.
  3. Combine turkey with remaining ingredients, except the tortilla strips.
  4. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with tortilla strips.
  5. Top them with half of the mixture, spreading evenly.
  6. Repeat layers, alternating between tortilla strips and mixture.
  7. Cover and bake for 25 minutes, or until heated through.

Goji Salsa

This simple and colorful salsa is easy to make and tastes delicious! Serve with chips or on tacos.

Ingredients:

  • 3 ripe mangos, diced
  • ½ cup Goji superfruit
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
  • ½ cup chopped red onion
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1 large lime, juiced
  • ¼ teaspoon salt, to taste

Instructions:

  1. In a bowl, combine the bell pepper, onion, cilantro and jalapeno.
  2. Drizzle with the juice of one lime and mix well.
  3. Season with salt to taste.
  4. For best flavor, let the salsa rest for 10 minutes or longer.

Mila Horchata Pudding

A horchata is a refreshing Mexican drink made with rice, milk, vanilla and cinnamon. We’ve taken the basic drink and added Mila chia for a nutritious and fiber-filled pudding.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup Mila® chia
  • ½ cups hot water
  • 1 ¼ cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 14 oz. coconut milk, canned

Instructions:

  1. Place the Mila in the hot water and let it sit for 15 minutes. The Mila will absorb the water.
  2. Mix in all the other ingredients and let the pudding chill in the refrigerator.

Senors and senoritas, get your party started! Do you have a creative recipe for Cinco de Mayo to share with our readers?  Perhaps a GoYin Guacamole or fresh salsa verde with Greens? Let us know.

Find more recipes at livepure.com/recipes.

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

 

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.

Find more recipes at livepure.com/recipes. Have a favorite recipe that incorporates products by PURE? Share it with us at stories@livepure.com.

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/