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EleVen By Venus Workout Gear Giveaway!

Jul. 28th 2014

There’s nothing more motivating or confidence boosting at the gym than a really cute gym outfit! That’s why we’ve fallen head over heels for EleVen by Venus and their ultra trendy workout gear. Started by American tennis superstar, Venus Williams, EleVen by Venus is an activewear company that offers stylish, yet practical apparel. Read more about Venus, her clothing line + her health and fitness regime in our summer magazine article, “Purely Chatting with Venus Williams“.

And now for the giveaway…  

We’re giving away this EleVen by Venus tie-dye tank + black spandex leggings– a must-have whether you are playing tennis, working out, or looking for a ready to wear outfit. The Inside-In tie-dye tank gives a twist to a classic tank and polyester/spandex power poly fabric wicks away sweat. The Under Spin leggings are low-rise and made of a polyester/spandex blend–perfect for your workout, yoga or just hanging around the house.

Details: 

- Giveaway runs 7/28-8/1 + you can enter everyday to better your chances!

- We’ll pick one lucky winner, who will get to choose their sizes before we ship out the goods.

Check out our exclusive interview with Venus!

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Blueberries: 7 Reasons to Eat Them + 10 Recipes

Jul. 22nd 2014

It’s National Blueberry Month and there’s a good reason why these plump little berries have an entire month dedicated to them! Not only does the delicious blueberry have endless health benefits, it also has endless recipes. Here is a guide to blueberries’ magical healing powers, some of our favorite Purely Elizabeth blueberry recipes + a few top Pinterest picks.

 A Few of Our Favorite Blueberry Recipes… 

Blueberry Ginger Mojito

Berry Crisp a La Mode

 Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

Blueberry Chia Pudding

Blueberry Granola Crisp

Lemon Blueberry Crepes

 Blueberry Sparkler

Mixed Berry Oatmeal Smoothie

 Blueberry Ricotta Pizza

 Baked Blueberry Oatmeal

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Blueberries: 7 Reasons to Eat Them + 10 Recipes

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Sambazon Giveaway!

Jul. 21st 2014

We’re a bit açaí crazy lately which is why we are super excited about this first Purely Summer Magazine giveaway! Sambazon is the king of açaí and offers the most delicious organic, non-GMO products, including their unsweetened smoothie packs which make incredible blended breakfast treats. Click on the link below to enter to win a case of Sambazon Smoothie Packs (72 3.5oz packs in total) AND a Sambazon recipe book (so you can create your own dreamy blends).

Meet Sambazon.

Here’s how it all started on the beaches of Brazil. Our founders are still managing the company today!
SAMBAZON stands for SustAinable Management of the Brazilian AmaZON. Here’s an infographic about some of things we do to do our part.
Some of many recipes
Search for Sambazon near you.

Connect with Sambazon:

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And now for a recipe… 

Our friend Ksenia, founder of Breakfast Criminals, is an açaí bowl guru and thinks up magical creations daily. In our summer mag feature, “Crafting the Ultimate Açaí Bowl” Ksenia, dishes on all of her favorite açaí bowl ingredients and toppers, along with a delicious recipe (using a Sambazon smoothie pack of course).

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Purely Featured in Company Week

Jul. 17th 2014

Honored to be featured in Rocky Mountain’s Company Week! We’re excited for what’s ahead in our new location, which has rightfully been dubbed the ’50-yard-line’ of the natural foods industry.

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Grilled Polenta Bites with Pistachio Pesto + Tomatoes

Jul. 16th 2014

An appetizer from the “Gourmet Grilling” section of our Purely Summer Magazine. These grilled polenta bites are to die for! Warm polenta with a dollop of pistachio pesto, grilled tomatoes and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese. They are a light and healthy appetizer to precede your grilling feast.

Never thought of grilling polenta? Bet you haven’t thought of grilling avocado or pineapple either! We have a whole medley of gourmet grilling apps and entrees in our Summer Mag.

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Grilled Fig Flatbread with Blackberry, Goat Cheese, Pistachio + Honey

Jul. 11th 2014

A recipe from the “Gourmet Grilling” feature in our newly released Purely Summer Magazine. This gluten-free flatbread is light, yet incredibly flavorful and satisfying–thanks to the juicy blackberries and drizzle of honey. It makes a wonderful summer appetizer, especially when paired with a sparkling glass of champagne.

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For more summer recipes, check out our full Purely Summer Magazine!

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Our Purely Summer Magazine Has Arrived!

Jul. 10th 2014

Summer is in full swing and our Purely Summer Magazine has arrived!

A peek at what you’ll find inside: 

 – Over 25 seasonal recipes

- Venus Williams, American tennis superstar dishes on her on diet and workout routine

- Popsicles 3 Ways

- A Make-Your-Own Mojito Bar

- 3 Giveaways

You can view or download it for free on your desktop, iPhone or iPad.

Don’t forget to share the love and forward this email to your friends! 

A few of the featured recipes… 

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Purely Summer Magazine Fabulous Giveaways!

Jul. 10th 2014

We just released our beautiful Purely Summer Magazine, packed with over 25 delicious seasonal recipes, cocktails, entertaining ideas, shopping guides + much more. One of the best parts about our magazine is getting to team up with amazing companies, bloggers and contributors.

Since we love our fans, we’re hosting three different giveaways throughout the next few months to introduce you to two of these fab companies and one of our favorite healthy food bloggers. Plus, let you win some awesome goodies of course : )

Here’s what’s coming up…

Meet Sambazon.

Here’s how it all started on the beaches of Brazil: http://sambazon.com/meet-us/our-story/. Our founders are still managing the company today!
SAMBAZON stands for SustAinable Management of the Brazilian AmaZON. Here’s an infographic  about some of things we do to do our part http://sambazon.com/blog/sustainability-infographic/
Some of many recipes: http://sambazon.com/recipes/
Search for Sambazon near you: http://sambazon.com/locator/

Giveaway: 7/21-7/25 we will be hosting a giveaway for one lucky winner to win a case of Sambazon Smoothie Packs + a Sambazon Recipe Book!

Connect with Sambazon:

WebsiteFacebookPinterestTwitterInstagramGoogle Plus

Meet EleVen by Venus. 

Venus Williams started EleVen by Venus in an effort to expand the options of active wear that could be both stylish and practical. After arming herself with a degree in fashion, she began a company that would allow consumers to express their individuality, while cultivating strength and confidence.

Giveaway: 7/28-8/1 we will be hosting a giveaway for one lucky winner to win the EleVen by Venus activewear outfit above!

Connect with EleVen by Venus: 

Website, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram

Meet Angela Liddon, author of “The Oh She Glows Cookbook”  

Angela, a self-trained chef and photographer started the beautiful, drool-worthy blog, Oh She Glows, where we first discovered her. Oh She Glows is a gorgeous food blog–free of meat and dairy and for the most part, gluten, soy and processed foods. Angela takes healthy foods and makes them interesting, decadent and utterly satisfying.

Angela just recently published “The Oh She Glows Cookbook“, a collection of over 100 wholesome recipes–revamped classics that anyone will love, including not-so-healthy eaters.

Giveaway: 8/18-8/22 we will be hosting a giveaway for one lucky winner to win a copy of “The Oh She Glows Cookbook”, so stay tuned!

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5 Easy Tricks for Traveling Healthy

Jul. 9th 2014

As fun as traveling to a new place is, the mad dash through airports can be incredibly stressful. While many airports are doing a much better job about offering healthy food options and some that cater to food allergies/sensitivities, trying to track these options down is usually harder than trying to figure out where your terminal is and sometimes you just won’t have the time to get over to the other side of the airport. I’ve spent many late nights in airports, desperate for anything to eat, and found myself making some not so smart choices. I learned my lesson and started planning ahead so I’d stay fueled both at the airport and once I arrived at my destination.

Carry-on snacks or future meals can be tricky because of TSA rules, but think about some of your favorite treats and how you can repackage them.  Here’s my go-to list for snacks and small meals that I might need.

WATER BOTTLE – This seems like common sense but can easily slip your mind when packing. Most airports now have water fountains with a spigot for water bottles once you get through security. Both the altitude and pressurized cabin make you more dehydrated, which can sometimes feel like hunger. Take a full water bottle on the plane so you stay hydrated. Choose beverages that are low in sugar and caffeine on the flight as well. I stick with seltzer and a lemon or hot tea.
FRESH FRUIT + VEGGIES – Save yourself at least $2 and pack fruit like apples or clementines. Pick firm apples, such as Granny Smith, to avoid bruising. Clementines are also a great option because they are easy to peel and make less mess than oranges. Cut up veggies like carrots, celery, or broccoli and bring them along in a sandwich bag (just make sure you pick something that will stay at room temperature and doesn’t have a high water content like cherry tomatoes or cucumbers).
BABY FOOD POUCHES– I know this sounds strange, but these little pouches can be lifesavers. Ella’s Kitchen has many varieties in 3.5 ounce packages that can be back in a carry-on if you’re flying. The “Red One” and “Green One” smoothies are my two favorites. Think of it as a small smoothie and a great way to get in a serving of fruit. Bonus points if you find one that includes vegetables.
PRE-MEASURED OATMEAL PACKS – This is one of my favorite tricks. Measure out your normal serving of quick cooking oats and any mix-ins like nuts, flax seed, spices or dried fruit into sandwich bags. I do this for every breakfast while I’m away. This is much more cost efficient than buying individual servings and definitely cheaper than anything served at a restaurant. Once you get into the terminal go to a coffee shop or kiosk and just ask for a small cup of hot water. Grab a spoon, mix in your oats and let sit for a few minutes. You can even pop a lid on the cup and take it on the plane until you’re ready to eat. Not in the mood for hot cereal? Grab a cup with a little cool water (find a water fountain) and mix in the oats and one of the baby food pouches. This will have to sit a little longer, but the oats will still become soft and you’ll have an awesome combo of whole grains and fruit.
KNOW YOUR PORTION SIZE – Grabbing a bag of trail mix or a few granola bars to throw in your carryon before heading out is an easy choice, but it is just as easy to graze on a big bag of food throughout the day without realizing how much you’ve had to eat. If you have a long flight or want a higher protein snack, pre-portion any trail mix. Aim for 1/4 to 1/3 cup serving sizes to keep calories and fat in control. Nuts are a great source of protein and healthy fat, but handful after handful will add up when most of the day is spent sitting. Purely Elizabeth’s 2oz bags of granola are also a great option to keep portion sizes in control while getting plenty of whole grains to keep you full!

Alex London-Gross, MPH, CHES spends her day managing childhood obesity prevention programs with the Virginia Alliance of YMCAs. She became interested in public health, and specifically obesity prevention, after living in Philadelphia and witnessing how the environment shapes our food choices. Alex has a B.S. in Biology from Drexel University and a Masters of Public Health from the George Washington University. She is also a Certified Health Education Specialist and volunteers time by teaching cooking classes for local youth. She is passionate about helping people achieve their full potential by staying healthy. In her free time, Alex is a Pure Barre teacher, an avid half-marathoner, and a gluten-free baker. She write the blog Quarter Life Cupcake, which chronicles her life as a 20-something and features many gluten-free and often vegan recipes. You can follow Alex on Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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Coming Soon…

Jul. 7th 2014

Coming SOON–our Purely Summer Magazine! This issue features over 25 seasonal recipes, a juice roundup from The Chalkboard Mag, 3 giveaways, a guide to crafting acai bowls + much much more : )

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