There’s ‘pumpkin’ to talk about

Pull up a chair and make yourself a delicious cup of PURE Café. Fall is here, my favorite season! We’re excited to debut our limited-edition PURE Café Pumpkin Spice flavored coffee drink just in time for the season.

Sipping on your favorite coffee is a treat any morning, but I especially enjoy my cup o’ Joe when the temperatures start to dip. I love holding a warm cup while picking out pumpkins or accompanying my child as they walk the neighborhood on Halloween. The smell of coffee elicits good feelings any time of the day.

Just as coffee casts a trance on our senses, so does the season. The air turns crisp and comfortable. We can pull on a comfy sweatshirt at the football game. The leaves start changing to beautiful reds and yellows, turning our world into a colorful palette. We start adding cinnamon, clove, and pumpkin spice to things like soups, teas and cookies which make our homes smell warm and cozy. Add to that a crackling fire in the fireplace, and the mood is set.

PURE Café Pumpkin Spice

This delicious blend of pumpkin, cinnamon and clove stirs up that fall feeling and just warms the heart. If you are a coffee lover, and lover of the season, you’ll fall for this new flavor. It’s the perfect seasonal drink to accompany a slice of pumpkin bread or warm apple pie.

Not only is the taste amazing, PURE Café suppresses appetite so you can limit the amount of calories you eat throughout the day. This balanced blend works double time to help speed up your body’s ability to burn fat. A key ingredient is garcinia cambogia, a tropical fruit native to Indonesia. It helps suppress appetite and increases feelings of fullness. Bioperine, or black pepper extract, enhances the absorption of key, active nutrients so your body can more efficiently utilize them.*

PURE Cafe contains:

  • Antioxidants that protect the body against free radical damage*
  • B vitamins that increase energy and supports mental clarity*
  • Polyphenol-rich oolong tea that supports well-being*
  • 155mg of natural sources of caffeine
  • A hint of stevia for natural sweetness

To enjoy PURE Café Pumpkin Spice, simply add one packet to 4-6 fl. oz. of hot water and mix well. Use every morning to help curb hunger. It’s delicious hot or cold.

Order your limited-edition PURE Café Pumpkin Spice today and savor the flavor of fall!

 

A bountiful fall harvest

I greatly enjoyed shopping for fresh berries, peaches, cherries, and nectarines during the summer months, filling my basket with the most vibrant flavors and colors summer has to offer.  As seasons change, so do the fruits and vegetables that are at their peak, or “in season.”

Now that fall is here, I can still find berries in the store, but they don’t always taste as fresh, juicy or sweet because they are not at their peak time for harvest. Technically, almost all food can be grown somewhere throughout the world at any time of the year, but fruits and vegetables consumed within a few days of being picked, rather than trucked across the country and sitting in storage, taste better and may even contain more nutrients.

In addition to corn mazes, Jack-O-Lanterns, and Halloween candy, the signs of fall include delicious, robust flavors from fresh apples, pears, brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, seasonal squash and more. The list is extensive, so be sure to add a new fruit or vegetable to your shopping cart next time you’re at the store!

Apples:

We are all aware of the “apple a day” adage. These sweet fall favorites are loaded with antioxidants which fight off free radicals.  Some varieties, like Fuji, are highest in phenolic compounds and flavonoids.1 Apples are also packed with vitamin C and pectin, a type of soluble fiber that helps with digestion.  Some apples are better for cooking, while others can be enjoyed raw, so pick the right apple for your needs. Make sure you enjoy the peel, as the skin contains up to six times the antioxidant content as the flesh.

Pears:

Another fall favorite, pears are higher in pectin than apples. Pectin is a soluble fiber that helps lower LDL or “bad” cholesterol and helps promote regularity and fullness. Pears are also a good source of vitamin C, copper and potassium.3 Pears are mild and sweet, and full of antioxidant phytonutrients like quercetin, so enjoy these fat-free, cholesterol-free and 100-calorie fall gifts.

Brussels sprouts:

Cruciferous vegetables are packed with phytonutrients, which may help protect the body against health concerns. They are also a good source of Vitamins A and C, potassium, folate, iron and fiber. Cruciferous vegetables are unique in that they are rich in glucosinolates, a sulfur-containing compound that imparts a pungent aroma and unique taste.2 Scientists are currently researching glucosinolates and their health-promoting properties.

Sweet potatoes:

Sweet potatoes peak during the fall. They pack a nutritional punch and are often a popular side dish on Thanksgiving tables. Similar to squash, sweet potatoes are rich in beta-carotene, giving it (and other orange fruit and vegetables) their vibrant color. Beta-carotene is converted to Vitamin A and promotes healthy eyesight. Squash and sweet potatoes are also a good source of vitamin C, fiber, potassium and quercetin when eaten with the skin on. Don’t ruin these nutritional powerhouses with marshmallows or syrups. Instead, add spices, such as cinnamon, to give them unique flavors.

Squash:

Squash is another versatile and delicious vegetable that often takes center stage on tables as decoration during the fall months. But did you know that squash is actually a broad term used to describe various vegetables such as pumpkins and zucchinis?

Summer squash is available through October when winter squash crops into season.  This gourd comes in many varieties, including acorn squash, butternut squash, delicta squash and spaghetti squash (a personal favorite). Each variety packs a nutritious punch with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Be sure to try all kinds!

Stock up now on the season’s best

Don’t forget about pomegranates, rutabagas, cauliflower and a whole host of other seasonal produce.  If your local grocery store doesn’t have the particular fruits and vegetables you are looking for, then check out your local farmers market or CSA (http://www.localharvest.org/), or visit a pick-your-own farm near you (www.pickyourown.org).

You can get a whole bushel of nutrition from Greens by PURE. Greens is made up of four Proprietary PURE Blends that utilize some of the most beneficial superfoods, botanicals, superfruits, and mushrooms available, giving your life the edge it craves and deserves. In this way, your body is benefiting from the whole fruit and vegetable.

 

1https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC442131/

2https://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/food-beverages/cruciferous-vegetables

3https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/22-high-fiber-foods

Celebrating autumn with Genesis PURE™ Essential Oils

autumneo_1016 As autumn brings forth its cooler temperatures and richly colored leaves, it’s the perfect time to blend and diffuse Genesis PURE’s essential oils to warm up your home this holiday season.

Try these blends in the Genesis PURE™ diffuser and enjoy their warming, spicy and woodsy aromas. The aromas can help support your well-being and bring a sense of calm in your home.

All Genesis PURE essential oils are 100 percent pure and certified organic. And, they do not contain any fillers or carriers.

Relaxing Blend: Use this blend to create a relaxing and invigorating mood.

Breathe-Easy Blend: Use this blend for a refreshing, soothing atmosphere.

Spicy Citrus Blend: Experience the beautiful scents of autumn.

  • 3 drops orange essential oil
  • 1 drop clove essential oil

Giving Thanks Blend: Use this blend to create aroma for celebrating and expressing gratitude.

Do have your own blends that you like to use in your diffuser during the holiday season? Please share them with us.

Download our Essential Oils flyer and learn how the oils work, their benefits and recommended use, their aromas, and how to blend them.