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Blueberries: 7 Reasons to Eat Them + 10 Recipes

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.

Blueberries Health Benefits

 A Few of Our Favorite Blueberry Recipes… 

Blueberry Ginger Mojito

Blueberry Mojito

Berry Crisp a La Mode

Berry Crumble

 Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

Blueberry Chia Pudding

Blueberry Chia Pudding

Blueberry Granola Crisp

Blueberry Granola Crisp

Lemon Blueberry Crepes

Lemon Blueberry Crepes

 Blueberry Sparkler

Blueberry Sparkler

Mixed Berry Oatmeal Smoothie

Mixed Berry Oatmeal Smoothie

 Blueberry Ricotta Pizza

Blueberry Ricotta Pizza

 Baked Blueberry Oatmeal

Baked Blueberry Oatmeal

Sambazon Giveaway!

Sambazon GiveawayWe’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).

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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

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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Company Week



Grilled Polenta Bites with Pistachio Pesto + Tomatoes

Grilled Polenta Bites with Pistachio Pesto + Tomatoes

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 Polenta Bites with Pistachio Pesto + Tomatoes

Purely Grilling

Words of Wisdom.

The Key to Happiness

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

Grilled Fig Flatbread

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!


Purely Summer Magazine Cover

Our Purely Summer Magazine Has Arrived!


Purely Summer Magazine | July 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.

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

A few of the featured recipes… 

Fava Bean Crostini

Zucchini Ribbon Salad

Blackberry Fig Flatbread

Key Lime Pie Popsicles

Purely Summer Magazine Fabulous Giveaways!

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…

Sambazon Giveaway

Meet Sambazon.

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!

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Giveaway EleVen By Venus

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!

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Website, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, InstagramOh She Glows Cookbook Giveaway

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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