Whole Health smoothie recipes

Fuel yourself up with a healthy, easy-to-make smoothie. The following recipes are great for after a workout, as a midday snack and an easy way to get more of your recommended daily amounts of fruits and vegetables.

Better yet, they incorporate Goji superfruit, HealthTrim® Matcha Vegan Shake, Mila® chia and Greens, so they are packed with protein and other nutritious ingredients.

Strawberry Goji Smoothie

Goji superfruit is a dark red juice with a tinge of sweetness. As a natural source of vitamin C and polysaccharides, Goji provides nutrition to help support healthy functions of the immune system. Goji is also is a source of carotenoids, including lutein and zeaxanthin, which can help enhance eye health.*

Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce Goji superfruit
  • 1 cup strawberries, cut up
  • 2 teaspoons honey, optional
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • Ice

In a blender, add all ingredients and blend until smooth. Serve and enjoy!

Matcha Banana Protein Smoothie

This is a delicious smoothie just right for fall mornings. Plant-based HealthTrim Matcha Vegan Shake makes a great meal replacement or nourishing snack and boasts a delicious, nutty taste. Unique ingredients include sacha inchi, which contains omega fatty acids and all essential amino acids for sustained energy, and chlorella, a great source of nutrients and antioxidant-rich chlorophyll. Naturally-occurring theanine, an amino acid in matcha, helps elevate mood and reduce stress.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup almond milk
  • ½ medium banana (frozen or fresh)
  • 1 packet vanilla Matcha Vegan Shake
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg

Blend all the ingredients together until smooth. Serve and enjoy!

Green, omega-rich smoothie

Micro-sliced Mila® chia 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.  Greens is made up of four Proprietary Blends that utilize some of the most beneficial superfoods, botanicals, superfruits, and mushrooms available, giving your life the edge it craves and deserves.

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana, thickly sliced, frozen
  • 2 cups chopped kale
  • 1 tablespoon Mila
  • 1 scoop Greens
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1/3 cup orange juice

Blend all the ingredients together until smooth. Serve and enjoy!

 

This article is for nutrition information purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with any health concerns you may have. The information in this article is not intended to promote any specific product, or for the prevention or treatment of any disease.

 

Cooking with Mila — plus a delicious recipe!

Mila micro-sliced chia seed 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.

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 soluble fiber, a form of fiber that may be especially beneficial for promoting cardiovascular health.*
  • Studies have illustrated improved cardiovascular health among those with a high intake of ALA containing foods like Mila.*

Experiment with the following tips to incorporate Mila into your recipes. Mila can be added either as a substitution to an ingredient already in the recipe, or as an addition without taking away from the flavor or consistency of the original recipe. This is a general guide. Results may vary. Be sure to test your new Mila-fortified recipe before serving to guests.

Substitutions:

  • Up to 1/3 the flour in a baking recipe
  • Part of the breading or batter in breaded dishes
  • All the corn starch or flour as thickeners in stews, soups, sauces, and other dishes
  • Up to 1/4 the oil or egg in recipes (1 egg or ¼ cup oil = 1-2 tbsp Mila in 3 tbsp water Allow mixture to sit 15 minutes before using in recipe)
  • All the flour, bread, or other meal extender/binder in hamburgers, meatloaf, meatballs or other dishes

Additions:

  • Add to oatmeal or cereals
  • Blend into smoothies
  • Stir into yogurt, pudding or beverages
  • Sprinkle on salads, pastas, sautés and grilled meats

The possibilities are endless! Discover many ways to eat healthier without compromising your taste buds!  Using Mila is a fun and interesting approach to enhancing a nutrient-filled meal or snack.

Almond Butter Mila Balls          

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 2 scoops Mila
  • 1 cup ground organic rolled oats

Directions:

  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl together.
  • Shape into golf-ball-sized balls, place in a container and freeze.
  • Take out and eat when ready for a quick, sweet snack.

With all herbs and supplements, it is important to consult a qualified health practitioner before implementing.

Do you have a recipe to share with us, using our products? Send it to marketing@livepure.com and we will share it on our blog!

Get GoYin in the kitchen

Set the stage for wellness with GoYin. This proprietary blend of superfruits, herbs, and other fruits have been traditionally used to help bring the body into balance and enhance overall well-being.*

Created on the premise of 5,000 years of Traditional Chinese Medicine, GoYin can provide nutritional support to help your body deal with everyday stressors.

Enjoy these delicious recipes using GoYin, just in time for summer.

GoYin Pops

Ingredients:
  • GoYin
  • Crushed fruit (optional)
  • Toothpicks or popsicle sticks
Directions:
  1. Pour GoYin into ice cube trays.
  2. Add a small amount of fresh fruit (optional)
  3. Place a toothpick or popsicle stick into each cube.
  4. Place in the freezer until frozen.
GoYin Jello
Try this delicious jello recipe for a fun way to get your daily serving of superfruit juice. Experiment with different ratios and types of fruit juice and superfruit juice. Try using 1 cup of GoYin in this recipe. We found that 1 cup Goji and ¾ cup apple juice also works well. Mangosteen did not set up so you may wish to avoid using this superfruit as well as the Fusion.
Ingredients:
  • ¾ cup GoYin/superfruit/fruit juice
  • ¼ cup boiled water
  • 1 tablespoon gelatin
Directions:
  1. Put water on stove to boil.
  2. While waiting for water to boil, whisk gelatin into ¼ cup juice and mix until smooth.
  3. Add boiled water to juice and gelatin mixture; whisk until mixed.
  4. Add remaining fruit juice and whisk until combine.
  5. Pour jello mixture into a greased pan and allow to set in fridge for two hours.
  6. Remove, slice and enjoy!
“Warming” Baked Pineapple and GoYin
Foods and herbs are categorized as cooling or warming in traditional Chinese herbal practices. Cooling or warming foods may be eaten for a specific, desired result. Traditional Chinese herbal practices are to eat more warming foods during the winter to offset the cooling effect of the season. This recipe uses warming ingredients which are cooked to enhance their warming effect.
Ingredients:
  • 1 pineapple, peeled and cut into spears
  • ¾ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup GoYin
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 3 tsp fresh, pureed ginger
Directions:
  1. Place pineapple spears in baking dish; pour GoYin over the pineapple and let sit for 30 minutes.
  2. Place ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg on top of pineapple and bake at 450° for 30-45 minutes.
  3. Remove from oven and enjoy.

Find more delicious recipes using Genesis PURE products here.

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Treat Mom to something extra healthy this weekend

Plan your Mother’s Day meal with our delicious recipes below. These are some of our favorites that use Mila, a superior plant-based source of protein and fiber, and GoYin, a superfruit traditionally used to help bring the body into balance and enhance overall well-being.*

Almond Butter Mila Quinoa Cookies

Try this alternative to chocolate chip cookies. These cookies are quick, easy to make, and fun to get the kids involved with! Using gluten free oats and allergen free chocolate chips, these cookies can be gluten, egg, and dairy free. Unlike the traditional cookie shape, these cookies do not spread or flatten and will retain a larger mound shape from when they are placed on a pan

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • ½ cup almond butter
  • ¼ cup raw honey
  • 1 cup rolled oats, blended in food processor
  • 1 scoop Mila
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine cooked quinoa, almond butter, and honey
  3. Add oats, Mila, and salt, and combine well
  4. Stir in chocolate chips and mix well
  5. Scoop (or use wet hands) 1 tbsp of dough onto lined baking pan
  6. Place cookies close together as they will not spread.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for 18 – 20 minutes.

NOTE: Don’t be afraid to experiment and add a handful of dried cherries or cranberries, pumpkin puree, cinnamon, or nutmeg.

 

Warming Baked Pineapple and GoYin

Foods and herbs are categorized as cooling or warming in Traditional Chinese herbal practices. Cooling  or warming foods may be eaten for a specific, desired result. Traditional Chinese herbal practices are to  eat more warming foods during the winter to offset the cooling effect of the season. This recipe uses warming ingredients which are cooked to enhance their warming effect.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pineapple, peeled and cut into spears
  • ¾ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup GoYin
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 3 tsp fresh, pureed ginger

Directions:

  1. Place pineapple spears in baking dish; pour GoYin over the pineapple and let sit for 30 minutes.
  2. Place ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg on top of pineapple and bake at 450° for 30 – 45 minutes.
  3. Remove from oven and enjoy.

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Warming Baked Pineapple and GoYin

img_7430 Foods and herbs are categorized as cooling or warming in traditional Chinese herbal practices. Cooling or warming foods may be eaten for a specific, desired result. Traditional Chinese herbal practices are to eat more warming foods during the winter to offset the cooling effect of the season. This recipe uses warming ingredients which are cooked to enhance their warming effect. The results if a tasty dish to bring balance during the cold winter months.

Genesis PURE GoYin can provide nutritional support to help your body deal with everyday stressors. It contains a proprietary blend of superfruits, herbs, and other fruits that have been traditionally used to help bring the body into balance and enhance overall well-being.*

Ingredients:img_7432

  • 1 pineapple, peeled and cut
  • 1 cup GoYin
  • 3 t. fresh, pureed ginger
  • 3/4 t. cinnamon
  • 1/4 t nutmeg

Directions:

Place pineapple spears in baking dish; pour GoYin over the pineapple and let sit for 30 minutes. Place ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg on top of pineapple and bake at 450 degrees for 30-45 minutes. Remove from the oven and enjoy.

The result is an indulgent dessert that brings well-being during the fall and winter months. You’ll love the warming aroma of cinnamon and spices that fills your home while it bakes. Enjoy this treat after dinner as you continue your journey towards Whole Health.

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Goji “Happy” Smoothie

img_7428 It’s wise to keep your immune system strong during the fall and winter seasons. Getting plenty of sleep, being physically active, managing your stress, drinking plenty of fluids, and eating nutritious foods are all important. This delicious, citrusy smoothie is an easy way to give your body the nutrients it needs; it is full of vitamins A and C, essential fatty acids, and antioxidants that help boost the immune system and keep your body happy overall.

Genesis PURE’s Goji superfruit is historically named the “happy berry” because of the sense of well-being it provides after consumption. It is a natural source of vitamin C and polysaccharides and provides nutrition to help support a healthy immune system.*

Turmeric, another powerful ingredient, has been used in India for thousands of years as a spice and medicinal herb. Turmeric contains compounds called curcuminoids, the most important of which is curcumin – the active ingredient in turmeric. It is a very strong antioxidant, and the spice that gives curry its yellow color.

img_7429Ingredients:

  • 2 medium oranges, peeled,
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 t. turmeric
  • 3 T Genesis PURE Goji superfruit juice
  • 1/2 T peeled ginger
  • 1 T maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup ice

Instructions:

Blend everything together until smooth. Add the ice and blend again. Serve immediately.

The result is a tasty drink that brings well-being during the fall and winter months. Enjoy this smoothie in place of your morning orange juice to start your day and continue your journey towards Whole Health.

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Kids in the kitchen with Mila

mila_kids-recipes_0916Calling all Super Chefs, get out your capes (or aprons) and get ready to cook up a storm with Genesis PURE’s Mila, a Super Food!

Today, September 13, is National Kids Take over the Kitchen Day, so we thought it would be fun to share some Mila recipes that kids can easily make, and have a taste kids will love! As a parent, you can help educate your children on the importance of nutrition as you cook by their side. Pint-sized bodies need a chock-full of nutrients, and Mila provides that nutrition in a small package.

Genesis PURE™ Mila is so versatile, even children can cook with it. And because Mila has an incredibly mild, nutty flavor, children will enjoy adding it to their favorite foods. The calcium, protein, and healthy fats in Mila also give young growing bodies the nutrition they need.

Facts about 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 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.
  • Is 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 provide your diet with plant-based fiber and protein.

Kid-approved recipes: 

Mila-licious trail mix parfaits

  • ½ – 1 cup plain yogurt
  • ½ cup fresh strawberries
  • 1 Tablespoon Mila
  • ½ cup large cashew pieces

Directions: Divide the yogurt between two small bowls or cups of choice. Top the yogurt with half of the strawberries, sprinkle with half of the Mila and half of the cashew pieces. Repeat the layers with the second half of each ingredient. Enjoy these as an after-dinner dessert, or a weekend snack.

 

Mighty Mila energy balls

  • ¼ cup creamy almond butter
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut flour
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds

Directions: Stir together the almond butter, honey, and coconut flour. Stir in the coconut. Roll dough into small balls. Place almonds pieces in a small bowl, and roll balls in it. Enjoy! These are a great snack to put into their lunch boxes.

 

Powerhouse popcorn

  • 2 Tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 Tablespoon Mila
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Air-popped popcorn
  • 3 Tablespoons melted coconut oil

Directions: Finely ground the yeast, Mila, salt, paprika, and garlic. Drizzle popcorn with oil and sprinkle with the spice mix to coat. Movie night is never complete without a big bowl of popcorn!

Get creative with Mila. Add it to brownie mix. Mix it into tuna or chicken salad. Sprinkle it on cereal. Cooking time with your children is quality time. While you are teaching them basic skills, you will also be educating them on the importance of nutrition.

Do you have a favorite Mila recipe you’d like to share? Put it into the Comments section. To learn more about Mila and other Genesis PURE products, visit www.genesispure.com today.