Coconut Oil - Family Goods - Recipes - Uncategorized

Coconut Oil Snack Hacks

Besides using it around the house, coconut oil’s health benefits have made it a fairly common kitchen staple.

While substituting it for canola or olive oils are its most popular use, there are a number of other ways to incorporate heaping spoonfuls of it. Check out these coco-tasty and kitchen-easy recipes.

Coconut Oil Coffee

Substituting coconut oil for your coffee creamer, is delicious, more heart-healthy AND free of chemicals and sugar. Plus, mixing the saturated fat with caffeine helps give a longer-lasting energy boost! On top of that, the creamy addition supports proper digestion AND is satiating. Just add a spoonful of coconut oil to your cup  and stir. If you want to step it up a notch, place already brewed coffee, coconut oil and honey in a blender, and froth!

Coconut Oil Popcorn

Another super easy (+ super tasty) coco-kitchen hack is to use it for popcorn! The perfect, all-American snack just got a lot healthier.

Coconut Mama has the perfect, simple recipe. What you’ll need is:

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup of organic corn kernels
  • Sea salt

Simply heat the coconut oil until it is completely melted (don’t go over medium heat, because the texture will not allow the kernels to pop). Place a few kernels in the pan to test if the oil is hot enough to pop them. Once it is, add the remaining kernels. Cover the pan and shake every 10 seconds when you hear popping. Remove the pan from heat after the popping slows down to every 2 to 3 seconds.

Let your popcorn cool and then add some sea salt! Enjoy!

Corn Tortilla Chips

Chips are another guilty-pleasure snack! Healthy living is a compromise and all about moderation. Don’t fill your cabinets with bags of processed chips that list unknown ingredients, make your own with whole foods! Coconut Mama has a pretty easy recipe with only a few ingredients.

You will need:

  • 1 pack of corn tortillas (preferably organic and non-GMO)
  • 6 tablespoons of melted coconut oil
  • Sea salt

The directions are pretty simple too:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Melt the coconut oil.
  3. While waiting on steps 1 and 2, cut the tortillas into small pieces. Place those pieces on a cookie sheet or tray when done.
  4. Evenly spread the melted oil across the chips.
  5. Place in the oven for 6-8 minutes.
  6. Rotate the sheets or trays, and continue baking until the chips are light brown and crispy.
  7. Add salt once done.

You can eat them warm (just be careful) or cool! Don’t forget to store some away for tomorrow! Just be sure to use a Ziploc or airtight container.

Coconut Oil Spreads

If you have a food processor or high performance blender, you can really put coconut oil to use by making spreads. You can make coconut butter and other spreads for bread or crackers.

To make these, you will need to combine selected ingredients into the blender with coconut oil, and blend away! You’ll want to place them in the freezer for at least ten minutes afterward (depending on how firm you want the spread to be) and then place it in the fridge after that. Use spreads within a few days of making them, depending.

Here are some cool, coconut combinations (say that three times fast) from Healthy Happy Life:

Cinna-Banana Coconut Spread:

  • 5 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 banana
  • 2-3 dashes of cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons of maple or agave syrup

Strawberry Spread:

  • 5 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 5-6 strawberries
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 teaspoons of maple or agave syrup

Remember, when experimenting with coconut oil spreads: Blending coconut oil with slightly cold or chilled liquids might leave you with clumpy butter. Unless you’re into that, you should probably stick to room temperature or warm liquids.

Have fun and get cooking!


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Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil: Your Household BFF

Here at Pure Planet, we like to stay crafty and slick. After all, Mother Nature provides us with the richest resources, the least we can do is learn how to make sure we don’t waste them.

Coconut oil is one of those riches and it has quickly become a pantry favorite in kitchens across the world. And, why not? It’s organic, nutritious and adds a hint of island vibes to flavor any dish.

Yet, did you also know that this cooking companion is also a friend to many other household jobs, too?

Check out why all of us at Pure Planet like to keep our Coconut Oil in the pantry AND in the linen closet.

Cleaning Chum

Polishing Wood 

It’s kind of crazy, but coconut oil can really help improve natural wood-based furniture. Just dab a washcloth with a bit of oil and smoothly rub it against the wood. Watch the furniture reveal a bit of luster and shine. Don’t forget to wipe away any excess residue.

You can also use this on wood cutting boards! Just leave the coconut oil on for ten minutes, then wipe away the residue.

Seasoning Cast Iron Skillet and Pans

Cast iron skillets can bring your dishes to the next level, but most are not non-stick. Even then, you still have to “season” them every once in a while to prevent rust and decay.

Enter: coconut oil.

Season cast iron pans and pots by covering it in a thin layer of coconut oil. Then, place it in the oven at 450 degrees for 20-30 minutes. Remove left over residue once the cookware has cooled.

Removing Sticky Labels or Residue 

Don’t you hate when a sticky label just won’t come off? You buy a beautiful glass vase, candle holder or cup and you try to peel off the label or price tag…and YUCK! The sticky paper absolutely won’t come off. Coconut oil can help!

Some people have found that mixing a small amount of coconut oil and baking soda (equal parts) makes it easy to wipe off the annoying remnants. For smaller jobs, just the oil will suffice.

Preventing Dust Build-up

With coconut oil, you can have a real life TV commercial cleaning moment and Mr. Clean appears!

Okay, maybe not, but this household hack is the next best thing.

Lather coconut oil where dust likes to build up or in hard to reach areas, like book shelves or ceiling fan blades. The oil will help actually prevent dust. But remember that it won’t keep it away forever. Unfortunately, you’ll still have to clean…just not as often!

Parental Pal

Removing Gum 

It happens–kids get gum in their (or your) hair, on the floor, on her shoe and/or in the car! It’s a disaster. Luckily, it can be easily remedied with some good ol’ coconut oil. Lather some on the gummy area and leave it alone for about 30 minutes. The gum should loosen up by that time. You’ll have an easier time removing it.

Removing Crayon Marks 

Of course you love that your child is Picasso reincarnated, but it’s okay not to be stoked that your walls are coated in colorful wax. Don’t worry! Dab a washcloth in your coconut oil and begin to wipe away the crayon mess. You may also need to add vinegar for extra removal support.

Cleaning Bathtub Grime 

Bathtubs can accumulate dirt, especially if there is soap build-up (from ALL the bubble baths or teenagers who use WAY too much shampoo). Luckily, coconut oil can help clear it away, effortlessly. You’ll want to use a towel or washcloth to avoid flushing the majority of the oil through your pipes. Use hot water to make sure the residual oil melts away.

Beauty Buddy

Easy, Breezy, Natural, Make-up Remover

Taking off make-up can be a hassle and time-consuming, unless you use products with chemicals – and no one wants that. Try using coconut oil and a soft cloth next time you’re removing make-up.

DIY-ing Hygiene Products

Coconut oil can be used to make DIY bar soap and even toothpaste! Most recipes are simple and only involve a few key ingredients. Plus, you will be able to control what goes into it, instead of using potentially harmful products from major brands.

Make easy soap for bathing or laundry.

Make natural toothpaste.

Get more use of your coconut oil:

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Aloe Vera - Athlete Support - Family Goods - Ginseng - Holiday - Ionic Elements - Senior Health - Tart Cherry - Uncategorized

Brew Your Own Valentine’s Love Potion

Thirsting for something truly enchanting? That’s right, we said enchanting.

We’ve created 9 “Love Potions” with four of our most pure and enchantingly beneficial products, Organic Tart Cherry, Aloe Vera 40x, Ionic Elements and Ginseng. What’s the best thing about these products, besides their benefits (LINK TO FIRST BLOG-PICK YOUR POTION)? You can be your own mixologist (or apothecary) by combining some of our products with other common ingredients to create refreshing drinks!

Use any of the following:

  • Mint leaves
  • Green or black tea (bags or leaves)
  • Mineral, sparkling or plain water
  • Cucumber
  • Raw honey
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Ice

Choose one of the recipes below and let’s start brewing!

Tart Cherry and Minty Black Iced Tea

For a 4-serving batch, you’ll need:

  • Organic Tart Cherry
  • 2 Black tea bags
  • 4 cups of water
  •  Ice
  • Mint leaves (your desired amount)
  • Slices of lemon (optional)
  • Raw honey (optional)
  1. Steep your black tea and place it in the fridge to cool (or leave it out until cool).
  2. Pour your tea out over ice (to create iced tea).
  3. Stir in desired amount of tart cherry (half cup or less recommended), mint leaves (handful recommended) and optional slices of lemon.
  4. Enjoy!

NOTE: You can also get your daily dose of tart cherry by mixing with sparkling or mineral water, making for the perfect soft drink substitute.

Aloe Lime Refresher

For one serving, you will need:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 lime
  • 1-2 teaspoons of Aloe Vera 40x
  • Mint leaves (your desired amount)
  • Honey (optional)
  1. Squeeze a lemon’s juice into an empty glass.
  2. Mix or blend in water.
  3. Add 1-2 tablespoons of Aloe Vera.
  4.  Add one teaspoon of honey, if desired.
  5. Enjoy!

Note: You can also get your daily dose of Aloe Vera by mixing one teaspoon with water or your favorite green drink.

Hot Ginseng and Lemon Tea

For one serving, you will need:

  • 1 cup water
  • 2 slices of lemon
  • Ginseng
  • Honey (optional)
  1. Heat up one cup of water.
  2. Mix 1-3 teaspoon of Ginseng extract into water.
  3. Add two slices of lemon.
  4. Add honey, if desired (amount dependent on taste).

NOTE: You can also get your daily dose of Ginseng by just mixing it with water.

Cucumber and Mint Ionic Refresher

For one serving, you will need:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 thinly sliced piece of cucumber
  • Mint leaves
  • Ionic Elements
  1. Place thinly sliced cucumber in 1 cup of water.
  2. Place the mint leaves.
  3. Insert desired amount of Ionic Elements (according to saltiness preference).
  4. Enjoy.

NOTE: You can also get your daily dose of Ionic Elements by mixing with pure juice or pure water.

Have fun and don’t be afraid to experiment with some of your own ideas. Be sure to send us any of your own Love Potion creations on our Facebook page and use the hashtag #purelovepotions.

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Aloe Vera - Ginseng - Holiday - Ionic Elements - Tart Cherry

Our Love Potions Are Superfoods Magic

LOVE is in the air. Can you smell the roses and strawberries dipped in chocolate? Mmm, what about a little taste of champagne?

We won’t judge anyone who partakes in the occasional guilty pleasure, but isn’t it peculiar that we choose to gift our love with things that aren’t actually healthy for our loved ones?

Forrest Gump once said, “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get.” Well, actually Forrest, we know exactly what we’re going to get: divine, yet momentary bliss followed by sliding down a slippery slope of regret. Sugar does no body, any good.

We know these sugary and delightful treats are traditional (and easy) Valentine’s Day items, but how are they treating your and your loved ones’ bodies? What if you tried something different, say out of the (chocolate) box?

Leave the chocolates behind and opt for something healthier, like one of our 9 “Love Potions.” Don’t be silly–these aren’t witchy potions made with voodoo magic, but herbs and superfoods have been known to conjure up real health benefits. Pure Planet’s 9 Love Potions provide you with some of Mother Nature’s greatest gifts: Organic Tart Cherry, Aloe Vera, Ionic Elements and Ginseng. The best part: you can add these to most anything you already drink!

These treats can actually treat! Go figure.


Organic Tart Cherry is made from tart cherry concentrate. Tart cherries are so rich in antioxidants, that they provide incredible benefits that can an impact on immune system function and even help regulate metabolism. And that’s just the tip of the cherry-flavored iceberg. According to a study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, the melatonin present in tart cherries has effects similar to insomnia medications–the small group studied reported better and deeper sleep. Plus, our Tart Cherry is pretty delicious, so there’s that.

Aloe Vera 40x contains fresh aloe vera concentrate. Like tart cherries, aloe has so many benefits. For one thing, aloe vera is used to aid with stomach and digestive issues, like constipation. The aloe liquid actually increases the water content in your intestines and helps normalize healthy bacteria. This also helps with hydration and liver function.

Ionic Elements contains fulvic acid and trace minerals. Fulvic acid provides your body electrolytes that fuel your body at the cellular level. Pretty cool, right? This helps your cells easily absorb minerals and nutrients. Plus, it can help with digestions too!

Last, but not least is Ginseng. Our liquid-extract White American Ginseng (not Red/Panax Ginseng!) packs a healthy energy push, without jittery effects. Plus, ginseng has been said to help stimulate physical and mental activity, and even responses to stress. It’s the perfect compliment to morning or afternoon tea!

Love Potions 

Pick a Love Potion combo that’s perfect for you or your loved one. Happy Valentine’s Day! ♥

Learn more about:

Tart cherry:

Aloe Vera:

Ionic Elements:


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Beets - Fitness - Senior Health

Beat Boring Dishes with Beets!

Beets are an underrated yet magical vegetable that can help boost athletic performance with their nitrates and antioxidants. Okay, maybe we’re exaggerating the magical part, but they are mighty, little roots.

And they don’t just benefit athletes! Beets can help keep older folks get healthier, too! A study at Wake Forest University showed that drinking a beetroot juice supplement before working out helps the brain perform more efficiently. The University also found that a daily dose of beetroot juice can improve physical endurance and blood pressure for elderly patients with heart failure. Pretty cool, huh?

Why not add beets to your diet? Well, because they’re messy and time-consuming to prepare.

However, with our beet products, it’s way easier. Just add our Organic Power Beets powder to your favorite dish and enjoy healthy joint support! Let’s take a look at some fun recipe ideas.

Yummy Bowls

Beet powder can easily be added to any bowl for a tasty and healthy result!

  • Add Power Beets to a breakfast bowl

  • Add Power Beets to a Cherry Pineapple Smoothie Bowl

Favorite Dishes

Give these classic dishes a delicious twist by using Power Beets!

  • Use Power Beets to make Red Beet Pancakes

  • Substitute beet powder for beets in this healthy alternative to spaghetti: zucchini spaghetti with beetroot pasta sauce

Got any recipe ideas? Let us know!

Want to learn more about beets?

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Beets - Fitness

Who’s Got the Beets?

Who doesn’t love a good workout? Veteran athletes know the key to a good workout is preparation. Preparing with protein shakes and energy drinks is pretty common, but there’s a magical little vegetable that can help make the most out of your workouts, too—we’re sure you’ve heard by now. It’s beets!

A study by the University of Exeter’s School of Sport and Health Sciences reported that beet juice can increase athletic stamina. Two different groups of cyclists were studied for six days. Group 1 drank half a liter of beet juice while group 2 drank a currant drink. The beet root group cycled an average of 16 percent longer! The same group had lower resting blood pressure as well and better oxygen re-uptake levels!

Part of the reason is that beets contain nitrates, which can power up your workouts. These can be found in other vegetables, but beets are one of the most abundant nitrate sources. Nitrates help bring oxygen to muscles, helping them pump more efficient and for a longer period of time – giving you a way better workout.

For a good, strong workout, you’ll need to be prepared for the recovery afterward. Excessive sweating means an excessive lose of electrolytes. And all that high-octane action can cause inflammation. Beets are so magical that they can even help with that! Beet juice is high in potassium, which helps balance fluid levels and electrolytes. It also contains betaine, which can help reduce chronic inflammation.

We got the beets!

We’re such big fans of beets that we didn’t make just one beet product, but two! Both of the dry-mix beverages are specially formulated to give you the best workout possible: from start to finish. Take the Pre-Workout before your workout and take Rapid Recovery Fuel afterwards.

  • Organic Power Beets Pre-Workout: Promote healthy blood flow and stable energy for a strong workout. With some extra support from Yerbe Mate and Rhodiola Root, this helps support healthy adrenal function and hydration for all athletic levels.
  • Organic Power Beets Rapid Recovery Fuel: Promote a better recovery after workouts with a special superfoods blend that helps support electrolyte levels and healthy joint function.

If you didn’t like the taste of beets when you were younger, don’t worry (we won’t tell your parents, it’s our secret)! These products are available in tasty and natural flavors. Why would we use an artificial flavor? You want to burn those calories, not gain them back! Both are affordably priced and conveniently packaged, all you have to worry about is getting that cardio in!

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Pure and True Since ’92

Hello! Welcome to the Pure Planet blog.

This is where you can find recipe inspiration, health trends, details about our superfoods products and helpful tips for living a clean, green life.

You might be saying to yourself, “Okay, cool, but who are you, anyway?”

We’re glad you asked!

Who Are We?

Pure Planet’s owners began their mission over 25 years ago to provide everyone access to raw, organic and plant-based nutritional products. While we have grown since then, they continue to formulate new products, while perfecting legacy blends with the same attention to detail. All of Pure Planet’s ingredients are carefully selected to nourish at the cellular level, helping the body’s ability to function in the most optimal way – from metabolism to mental acuity.

Since we believe that our beautiful planet provides us with everything we need to live a happy, healthy life, it is very important for us to be mindful of our relationship with the Earth. Just like the planet defends our health, we defend and protect our planet by minimizing our impact and improving our practices.

Why Us?

There are SO many organic companies out there, so why should you trust us? Well, for one thing, we are personally partnered with the farmers and suppliers of our ingredients. We have been to many of the farms where our food is grown and continually meet with our farmers and producers, so we can ensure their methods are purely organic.

Plus, we’re our own manufacturer. How cool is that?! Not only do we control the sourcing of each ingredient, we make sure that the nutrition is preserved in every ingredient from original seed to final product. Only the best for you!

So, although we are just launching this blog, we have been pure and true, since ’92.


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