Recycling on Earth Day and every day

Here at PURE we are proud to celebrate Earth Day on April 22. Did you know that each year, nearly 29 million tons of plastic end up in landfills across America? Are you doing your part to recycle every day?

Look at the bottom of any PURE container or bottle and you’ll see the recycling logo. When you’ve used all the product, simply rinse out the remnants, then place the container among the rest of your plastics, cans and bottles you’re taking to the curb.

You can also upcycle your containers! Here are some creative ways to find new uses for empty containers and bottles. Have fun with these while, at the same time, making the planet a cleaner place.

  • Organize your junk drawer or craft space. The GPS Adapt bottle is small enough to hold glitter or sequins. It can also hold push pins, rubber bands, pencil erasers and other small gadgets.
  • Organize a tool box. The garage can quickly become a storage mess; but your toolbox doesn’t have to be. Our containers are great to hold loose nails, screws, hex nuts, etc. so you’re ready for that next project! Simply label the container with a Sharpie and voila.
  • Create a coin holder for your vehicle.
  • Loose tea and spices in your kitchen? Stick them into an ENERGY tub for a great airtight solution.
  • Make mini ice packs, or any size for that matter. Just fill a container with water, freeze and you’re ready for those impromptu picnics or camping trips. Also great for keeping your frozen items cold while coming home from the grocery store.
  • Store batteries, etc. Try screwing used containers, like Immune6, to a shelf to create hanging storage for batteries, screws, nails, nuts and bolts, etc.
  • No more missing game pieces, or Legos. Use containers to store small pieces from your kids’ games.
  • Keep matches dry for camping. Just glue a piece of sandpaper to the lid and you’re ready to go.
  • Keep jewelry safely stored while traveling.
  • Make a homemade mini first-aid kit.
  • Create a memory jar with a larger container, like Organic Sulfur. Jot down memories on paper that you can read during special moments or holidays.
  • Make a hide-a-key! Simply put your key in a used container and glue the cap to a rock or a pine cone.

What do you do with your empty PURE containers? Please share with us.

Getting to know IBO Lynette Keys

Brent and Lynette have been Independent Business Owners (IBOs) with PURE since 2012. They live in Oklahoma. Brent is a petroleum engineer and Lynette is an oncology nurse and an author of two medical books. Lynette also has a secondary bachelor’s degree in physiology with a minor in biochemistry.

When introduced to PURE, Brent and Lynette were both working full-time jobs, but did not have the time to enjoy building their dream. They realized that their priorities were in the wrong order. They prayed for something else that would allow them to make a difference in their lives, the lives of their children and the lives of the people around them.

“We weren’t praying for change, but for peace,” said Lynette. “We prayed that we were doing the right things that would secure a strong future for our family.  PURE was the blessing that we had been looking for.”

In less than seven months they hit Diamond Executive rank.** Lynette retired from her full-time practice while earning more money than her regular job while working less than a part-time job all from the comforts of home.** She lost 25 pounds and her husband lost 35 pounds.* Their son joined PURE and hit Platinum Director when he was just 19 years old. They have traveled the world and have the freedom to spend time with their children. They are healthy and debt-free.

Lynette believes to succeed with PURE you have to have a plan, and without a plan a dream is only a wish. She believes that if you want greatness in your life, you have to take action and not be afraid to change.

“A rubber band is only useful when it is stretched. Never be afraid of failure,” she said. “Failure is just success wrapped in a lesson.  The lessons can be hard and painful but they are required to grow. You can’t have a rainbow without any rain! Don’t stop.  Don’t quit.  I promise, it will be worth it.”

The experiences relayed by Lynette Keys is represented as her personal real life story as an individual who used our products; however, individual results may vary. We do not claim, nor should the reader assume, that any individual experience recounted here are typical or representative of what any other consumer might experience. This testimonial is not necessarily representative of what anyone else using our products may experience. Successful weight loss will consist of dietary modification and regular physical activity.

* Weight loss results may vary based on individual users. Products offered by PURE are designed to be used in conjunction with a healthy diet and regular exercise.

**These results are not necessarily typical or average, nor do they represent a guarantee of your personal results. All earnings are based on the sale of products and depend largely on your efforts, abilities, and the market available to you. For detailed information on IBO income averages, please visit http://livepure.com/IDS

 

In the kitchen with Mila® micro-sliced chia

Mila micro-sliced chia seed is a super food that is gluten-free, trans-fat free, sugar-free, and 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 chia seed varieties, you get a nutritionally robust product.

Because of its mild flavor, Mila is a versatile ingredient that can be incorporated into a variety of dishes to enhance their nutritional value.  Just how nutritious is Mila?

  • Gram for gram, Mila is one of the richest whole-food sources of dietary fiber and omega-3 fats (ALA).
  • The fiber found in Mila is predominantly insoluble fiber, a form of fiber that is especially beneficial to the digestive tract. It supports intestinal regularity and promotes good bowel health, slows digestion of food to help maintain healthy blood sugar levels, and supports weight loss by helping you feel full for a longer period of time.
  • Studies have illustrated improved cardiovascular health among those with a high intake of ALA containing foods like Mila.*

Below are some recipes using Mila; you can also try Mila in your recipes. Add Mila as a substitution to an ingredient already in a recipe. You can also use it as an addition without taking away from the flavor or consistency of the original recipe. Add to cereals, smoothies, beverages, and salads. Learn more about Mila here.

 Mila Coconut Pudding 

Ingredients:

  • 1 to 2 Tablespoons Mila
  • 1 Tablespoon organic coconut milk powder
  • 1 cup water
  • Honey, if desired

Directions:

  1. Add the coconut milk powder and water to a small pot and boil.
  2. Whisk the Mila into the liquid.
  3. Reduce heat; whisk again after a few minutes.
  4. Leave the mixture until it thickens.
  5. Drizzle with honey.

NOTE: As a fun alternative, feel free to add cinnamon, pumpkin spice, and/or dried fruit to the recipe.

Mila and 360 Complete Shake Protein Bars 

Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup almonds, unsalted
  • ¼ cup pistachios, unsalted, shells removed
  • ¼ cup pitted dates
  • ¼ cup raisins (or dried cranberries)
  • 1 scoop 360 Complete Shake (flavor of your choice)
  • 1 Tablespoon Mila
  • 2 Tablespoons unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil

Directions:

  1. Grind the almonds and pistachios in a food processor until course, about 30 – 40 seconds.
  2. Add the dates and the raisins and grind again for another 30 seconds.
  3. Next, add the 360 Complete Shake, Mila, applesauce and coconut oil. Grind for an additional 30 seconds until the mixture is well combined, moist and slightly sticky (If the mixture is not moist enough add about ½ Tablespoon more of coconut oil and mix again).
  4. Remove the mixture onto a large cutting board.
  5. Place a large piece of wax or parchment paper over the mixture and using a rolling pin, roll into an even thickness.
  6. Cut into 6-8 bars and leave on the cutting board. Place the board in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  7. Remove from the freezer and wrap individually in saran wrap.
  8. To ensure shape and freshness, store the bars in the fridge for up to one week or in the freezer for up to two months.
  9. Optional: Add chocolate chunks if using chocolate 360 Complete Shake.

Mila Jam 

Ingredients:

  • 1 scoop Mila
  • 1 lb. fresh fruit
  • Up to ¼ cup honey

Directions:

  1. Prepare your fruit, thoroughly washing it and removing any stems, pits, or tough skin.
  2. Place your fruit in a pot and heat on medium, stirring frequently, until the fruit begins to soften.
  3. Continue to heat the fruit, mashing periodically, until it becomes liquefied.
  4. Taste the liquid and add honey until it reaches desired level of sweetness.
  5. Stir Mila into liquid, place in an airtight container, and store in the fridge.
  6. Note: if jam is still not thick enough after sitting in the fridge, additional Mila may be added to increase thickness.

Do you have a favorite Mila recipe to share, or a way to incorporate Mila into your favorite meal?

Find more delicious recipes here: https://livepure.com/recipes.

What is your favorite product?

ENERGY, Metabolic ONE, GoYin, MelaTrim — our products are pretty awesome! We asked our Independent Business Owners (IBOs) to share their favorites. If you want to add more products to your daily regimen or learn about a product you haven’t tried, our IBOs have a few suggestions for you.

Here’s what they had to say. Maybe you’ll discover a new way to take one of our products, or learn about a benefit you weren’t aware of.

  • “Lemon ENERGY mixed with Cherry-flavored GPS Energize explodes my energy and pumps me up for a workout!” – Larry Crimm, Diamond
  • ENERGY is a mom’s life! It’s necessary for functioning during long days and multitasking.” – Lindsay Scheel, Chairman Black Diamond
  • Metabolic ONE with ENERGY! ENERGY wakes up the brain and Metabolic ONE wakes up the body! I believe it’s a one-two punch. That’s what I sampled seven years ago when I was introduced to PURE. If you can make me feel like that every day, I’m in! It’s how I start every day!” – Leslie Forester, Chairman Black Diamond
  • Metabolic ONE is great for energy, curbing appetite, and burning fat!” – Jamal Luke, Silver Director
  • ENERGY! It keeps me on task, refocuses me and gives me the boost I need to work a long day!” – Mandi Doty, Ruby Executive
  • ENERGY! Because without it I’m a mombie (mom Zombie).” – Molly Cormican, Ruby Executive
  • Daily Build! This product fills the gaps I have in my diet. I don’t always eat clean, but this allows me to get the proper nutrients in my body so I can function at higher levels throughout the day. I work in a high stress environment and this comprehensive liquid multivitamin is essential for my success at work. Don’t leave home without it!” – Jayson Lavender, Presidential Black Diamond
  • ENERGY gets me through my night shifts as a Labor & Delivery nurse. It provides the clear mind I need for those early morning deliveries when focus is absolutely necessary. At home, GoYin helps to balance my mood. Finally MelaTrim is the perfect sleep aid as I transition back to sleeping at night with my family.” – Brittney Ford, Platinum Director
  • “Mix GPS Circulate and GPS Energize with ice and water! Blend it together to make an amazing smoothie!” – Cheryl Falkner, Chairman Black Diamond
  • “My favorite product is GPS Adapt. I am a stay-at-home mom and GPS Adapt has been a life saver for me. It keeps me grounded and helps me keep my emotions in check. It’s a daily dose for me!” – Lindsay Krause, Ruby Executive
  • “That’s a tough one, as I have several! Probably Daily Build. About 10 minutes after drinking it, I can feel it!” – Teena Story, Diamond
  • “When asking to pick a go-to product, and only one, it’s like choosing a favorite child! Each has its amazing qualities; however, I would not go a day without GoYin because it simply makes me feel balanced, helps decrease the morning stressors of getting out the door and helps relieve my tension. It tastes delicious!” – Heidi Taphorn, Diamond

What is your favorite product, combination of products or routines? Please share with us.

Getting to know IBO Eric Hixon

PURE Independent Business Owner Eric Hixon lives in a small rural area in Alabama, about an hour outside of Birmingham. They have a small farm and are parents to 14 wonderful children; eight daughters and six sons. Several years ago the Lord placed it in their hearts to adopt six children. Having a large family is a big reason why they decided to join PURE.

In years past, Eric traveled often with his ministry. With the growth of their family, he began to pray for more time at home. Their prayer was answered when a long-time friend from Texas shared the PURE opportunity with them. They were invited to Frisco, Texas, to meet the PURE corporate team. After hearing about the products and opportunity offered by PURE, Eric was convinced that PURE was the answer. Upon his return home, he went to work right away and their business, PURE Alabama, was born!

Eric and his wife started using the products and after only two days, he felt a difference. He has lost weight and has energy that he hasn’t experienced in years.* His favorite products are GoYin, ENERGY, Daily Build, HealthTrim® Cleanse, Mila, and Organic Sulfur. He also drinks the Superfruit juices daily.

Since joining, Eric has achieved the rank of Ruby Executive and earned a more-than-healthy paycheck.** Several others joined him, and his team has been a blessing and inspiration to him ever since.

“This is a team effort,” says Eric. “It’s not easy, but if you follow the system and don’t get discouraged by the slow time, the process is simple. I like to remind myself and my team, ‘short steps … long vision’. I honestly feel that I have the best team.”

Eric reminds us that the process is a marathon and not a sprint. One must commit to follow the system until you get a ‘yes’. He has learned that you never rule out anyone. He knows the products and opportunity have been a blessing for so many people, and therefore feels that if he doesn’t share the products and opportunity, he is potentially holding back a blessing. He believes that the products and opportunity offered by PURE will help people who are looking for better health and finances.

PURE Alabama now has team members in several states, and they add people on a weekly basis.

Eric says, “I enjoy helping people reach their goals! That keeps me going!”

Eric truly has a heart for families, and we are so proud to call him part of our PURE Family!

The experiences relayed by Eric Hixon is represented as his personal real life story as an individual who used our products; however, individual results may vary. We do not claim, nor should the reader assume, that any individual experience recounted here are typical or representative of what any other consumer might experience. This testimonial is not necessarily representative of what anyone else using our products may experience. Successful weight loss will consist of dietary modification and regular physical activity.

* Weight loss results may vary based on individual users. Products offered by PURE are designed to be used in conjunction with a healthy diet and regular exercise.

**These results are not necessarily typical or average, nor do they represent a guarantee of your personal results. All earnings are based on the sale of products and depend largely on your efforts, abilities, and the market available to you. For detailed information on IBO income averages, please visit http://livepure.com/IDS

Egg-cellent Recipes

In honor of Easter and the tradition of hunting Easter eggs, we have some delicious egg recipes to share with you. The first one incorporates Mangosteen Superfruit juice and the second one uses Greens, both products by PURE. Not only do I love eggs for breakfast and brunch, but I’ll eat them for lunch and dinner, too.

Eggs are a nutrient-dense food. They contain high-quality protein, they offer all nine essential amino acids, and they’re a great source of vitamin D. They also contain vitamin A, vitamin B12, riboflavin (B2) and the antioxidant selenium, as well as lutein and zeaxanthin, which help keep our eyes healthy.

Yes, the yolk does contain high dietary cholesterol, but it is also low in saturated fat, an important factor. Because of this, eggs get a thumb’s up from the government’s 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

These recipes are a great way to introduce the products to others, and a way to offer healthy alternatives the whole family can enjoy.

Eggs with Smoked Salmon and Mangosteen Sauce  

 Ingredients:

  • 1 Tablespoon distilled white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon plus 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 8 large eggs
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 Tablespoons Mangosteen Superfruit juice
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 stick of softened butter
  • 4 English muffins, split and toasted
  • 8 oz. smoked salmon, sliced into 1 oz. pieces
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped dill (optional)

Directions:

  1. Heat 2-3 inches of water, vinegar and 1 teaspoon salt in large saucepan to boiling. Adjust heat to keep liquid simmering. Break eggs, one at a time, into small bowl. Hold dish close to surface of pan and slip egg into water.
  2. Cook eggs until whites are completely set and yolks begin to thicken but are not hard, 3-5 minutes. Do not stir. Lift eggs from water with slotted spoon; drain well on platter lined with paper towels. Keep warm.
  3. Whisk egg yolks, water, Mangosteen juice and lemon juice in a small saucepan until blended. Cook over low heat whisking constantly, until mixture is foamy and small bubbles appear. Whisk in the butter slices, one piece at a time, until butter is melted and sauce is thickened. Remove pan from heat immediately.
  4. Spread muffin halves with remaining butter. Arrange muffin halves on plates and top with salmon. Place an egg over salmon, top with sauce and sprinkle with dill.

 

‘Greened’ Deviled Eggs

 Ingredients:

  • 14 large, hard-boiled eggs
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ½ – 1 Tablespoon Greens
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup cooked bacon, crumbled
  • ¼ cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh chives

Directions:

  1. Cut eggs lengthwise in half. Remove yolks to medium bowl. Reserve 24 white halves. Finely chop remaining 4 white halves and set aside.
  2. Mash yolks with fork. Add mayonnaise, sour cream, mustard, lemon juice, pepper and Greens; mix well. Add chopped egg whites, bacon, cheese and chives; mix well.
  3. Spoon 1 heaping Tablespoon yolk mixture into each reserved egg white half. Refrigerate, covered, to blend flavors. Sprinkle with paprika just before serving, if desired.

Find more delicious recipes at livepure.com/recipes. Do you have a favorite you’d like to share?

Ask the Expert answers your product questions

At PURE: People United Reaching Everyone, we have an expert team that is dedicated to answering your product and nutrition questions.

Here are the most popular questions from the previous few weeks. You might find a topic related to a question you have.

Q: Do any of your products contain vitamin D?

A: Daily Build contains 100% DV of vitamin D3. CalciuMK+ contains 150% DV of vitamin D3. Vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, has several important functions. It works with calcium to promote healthy bones. It also facilitates normal immune system function.

Q: Is there an ingredient in GoYin that is stimulating?

A: The ingredients in GoYin are not known to be stimulating. There are botanical ingredients that together help support the body’s ability to better handle stress. Most would describe the effects of GoYin as having a calming rather than a stimulating effect. However, everyone’s biochemistry is different and not everyone will react the same.

Q: Does the flash pasteurization process that the superfruit juices go through harm the phytonutrients?

A: Although the levels of certain nutrients in Superfruits may decrease with pasteurization, the final product retains most of the original nutritional value. The idea behind flash pasteurization is to expose the juices to a higher temperature for a very short period of time (i.e. seconds). Other juices sold in the market place may choose to kettle pasteurize. While this process also kills harmful bacteria and microorganisms, a good portion of beneficial nutrients are destroyed, because this form of pasteurization takes several minutes (usually 30 min.). After you open pasteurized juice, it may lose nutritional value due to exposure to light and the air. To optimize nutritional value, store pasteurized juice in the container in which it came. Superfruits are still all natural as we are not altering or adding any ingredients.

Have a product or nutrition question for our expert? Submit it here: https://livepure.com/forms/asktheexpert.