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Healthy Alternatives to Cereal Snacks

healthy alternative recipe

Gallivanting down the cereal aisle, you may notice that there are SO MANY MORE to choose from, compared to five years ago. Sugar-packed confections, gluten-free alternatives, crunchy granola combos and super-bland, healthy options.

Despite all the new choices, cereal sales have actually dropped by 17% since 2009, according to Mintel market research. As it turns out, less people are eating cereal for breakfast, because they are put-off by the sugar. Many are not just opting, but demanding for breakfast foods that fit their health needs, like fruit, greek yogurt, kefir, egg bites and vegan bars.

Don’t worry (or do worry), sugary cereals have not been completely eliminated from the American diet. According to Mintel, milennials (and other age groups) are snacking on those processed cereals throughout their days.

We understand that snacks should be delectable, but they also need to be nutritious. Refined sugar can cause you to burn out in the middle of the day, bring on headaches, make you eat other foods and lead to serious health issues.

That’s why we created TWO totally nutritious AND totally tasty snack recipes using our favorite Pure Planet products. These will keep you on track, fill you up and best of all, please your sweet tooth. Enjoy!

Choco-Mint Spirulina Energy/Protein Bites

What You’ll Need

2 tablespoons Organic Pure Planet Coconut Oil (or use your favorite)

5 tablespoons Pure Planet Choco-Mint Spirulina

1 cup organic almond butter

1/3 cup organic cream honey

1/3 cup sweetened cacao nibs

1/3 cup ground flax seeds

Desired amount organic coconut flakes (optional)

Instructions for 3 Dozen

  1. In a medium size bowl, mix almond butter, honey and cacao nibs with a wooden spoon.
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  3. Scoop about a tablespoon of the mixture (or use a melon baller to measure) and roll into a ball.
  4. Optional: Coat the balls with coconut flakes. 
  5. Refrigerate (or place in freezer) in a tightly sealed container.
  6. Enjoy!

 Power Popcorn

What You’ll Need

3 tablespoons Pure Planet Organic Coconut Oil (or your favorite)

2-4 tablespoons Pure Planet Spirulina (powder) or Choco-Mint flavor

1/2 cup non-GMO organic popcorn kernels

Himalayan sea salt (to taste)

Optional: Cayenne pepper (to taste) 

Instructions 

  1. Melt coconut oil in a pan. Note: You can easily melt Pure Planet Coconut Oil by submerging in warm water until oil it is soft or turns to liquid. Caution: Container may be hot to to the touch, depending on water temperature. 
  2. Add kernels in, cover and let pop. Caution: Do not leave pan unattended.
  3.  Sprinkle spirulina on popcorn until there is a light green coat.
  4. Sprinkle sea salt and optional cayenne pepper.
  5. Enjoy!

Read up on the cereal snack trend:

https://www.healthline.com/health-news/sugar-cereals-health-effects#modal-close

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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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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? 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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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.

 

Like what you’re hearing? Awesome! Keep checking back for our latest posts and Like/Follow us on Facebook. We’ll see you soon!

 

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