• Save Some Dough, Enjoy the Yum, Burn Some Fat and Nourish the Tum!

    Summer is the perfect time to celebrate with friends! What if you could also trim your waistline and support your digestive health? We have the ideal combo of products just for that.

    Until May 31, Purchase Aloe Select and PQ Diet Peach Mango Drink and SAVE $15!

     

    • Aloe Select is high in the most bioactive polysaccharides, special compounds found in the Aloe Vera plant that are scientifically attributed to powerful immune, digestion, nutrient absorption, and skin health benefits. With over THREE TIMES the amount of these bioactives than its leading competitor, Univera Aloe Select is your choice for a healthy gut!
    • PQ Diet Peach Mango Drink is not only tasty, it’s high in protein to help you turn stored fat into energy!

    With Summer Celebrations on the way, we have yummy ideas to share these benefits with your friends, family, and neighbors. Check out these refreshing beverage recipes here on the Live Univera blog.

    SAVE Now at Univera.com. Our Customer Care Team is also available at 877-627-4787 in the US or 800-363-1890 in Canada. Available through May 31, 2017, or while supplies last. Limit 2. All Sales Final.

  • Health-filled Refreshing Beverages for Your Summer Celebrations

    Enjoy the fat burning benefits of our PQ Diet Peach Mango Drink and the digestive support of Aloe Select while treating your summer celebration guests to yummy refreshment! We’ve got easy, healthy, and fun recipes below for your next BBQ, picnic, potluck, or swim party. You gather the guests, we’ll provide the ideas!

    It’s a Peach Mango Tropical Bash

    While it’s fantastic prepared according to the directions, our PQ Diet Peach Mango Drink is also super versatile. For a little sparkle and a tropical feel, with protein power, try this Peppy Peach Mango Punch – it’s a crowd pleaser!

    Peppy Peach Mango Punch
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    Peppy Peach Mango Punch
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    Ingredients
    Servings:
    Instructions
    1. Combine PQ Diet Peach Mango Drink packets and cold water until well combined.
    2. Add cold pineapple juice.
    3. Add cold ginger ale slowly.
    Recipe Notes

    For a fun way to keep your punch cool, freeze slices of peaches and mango ahead of time and add to your punch before pouring in the ginger ale.

     

    Your guests will “dash” to your refreshment table for these Dashing Peach Mango Daquiris. These virgin mocktails are blended with all the fun without the calories.

    Peach Mango Daquiri
    Dashing Peach Mango "Daquiri"
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    Servings
    1 pitcher
    Servings
    1 pitcher
    Peach Mango Daquiri
    Dashing Peach Mango "Daquiri"
    Print Recipe
    Servings
    1 pitcher
    Servings
    1 pitcher
    Ingredients
    Servings: pitcher
    Instructions
    1. Add all ingredients except ice to blender and blend until just mixed.
    2. Add ice 1-2 cups at a time to consistency.
    3. Pour into festive glasses and serve.

    Rocking Those Aloe Select Mocktails

    Enjoy the gut health benefits of Aloe Select and the energy supporting power of Xtra in this Berry Mint Lemonade perfect for cooling off on a hot day.

    Berry Mint Lemonade
    Berry Mint Lemonade
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    Servings
    1 punch bowl
    Servings
    1 punch bowl
    Berry Mint Lemonade
    Berry Mint Lemonade
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    Servings
    1 punch bowl
    Servings
    1 punch bowl
    Ingredients
    Servings: punch bowl
    Instructions
    1. In a blender add berries, mint, lemon juice, Xtra, Aloe Select, and sweetener. Blend until smooth.
    2. Strain mixture and discard pulp, if desired.
    3. Pour the strained mixture into a pitcher or punch bowl and add water.
    4. Add preferred sweetener or more water according to your taste.
    5. Serve chilled.

     

    One of our favorite summery mocktails is this Aloe Select Cherry Lime Rickey. It’s vibrant flavor also comes with great immune benefits.

    Cherry Lime Rickey with Aloe Select
    Aloe Select Cherry-Lime Rickey
    Print Recipe
    Refresh yourself and get some immune support with the benefits of Aloe plus Vitamin C. Add this tangy, zesty beverage to your "mocktail" list.
    Servings Prep Time
    1 small glass 10 min
    Servings Prep Time
    1 small glass 10 min
    Cherry Lime Rickey with Aloe Select
    Aloe Select Cherry-Lime Rickey
    Print Recipe
    Refresh yourself and get some immune support with the benefits of Aloe plus Vitamin C. Add this tangy, zesty beverage to your "mocktail" list.
    Servings Prep Time
    1 small glass 10 min
    Servings Prep Time
    1 small glass 10 min
    Ingredients
    Servings: small glass
    Instructions
    1. Add the cherries, lime juice, Stevia, and Aloe Select to your glass. For a stronger cherry taste, press the cherries with a fork to release more juices.
    2. Add the sparkling water and ice.
    3. Garnish as desired.
    4. Enjoy!
    Recipe Notes

    Make it your own:

    • For a tropical twist, substitute the Aloe Select with Aloe Select Mango.
    • Change up the cherries with another fruit - raspberries or strawberries would be tasty.
    • Use lemon instead of lime.

    Have fun with the garnish:

    We garnished ours with some lime and cherry on a small straw, but there are other options too:

    • cut a wedge or slice of lime and secure it to the mouth of your glass
    • lay a slice of lime on top to float
    • get fancy and rim your glass by running a piece of lime on the rim and dipping it in sugar (it's a splurge I know)

     

    Aloe Select Mango Spritzer For a simple, post-BBQ digestive help, enjoy a bubbly Aloe Select Spritzer. To make this simple but tasty drink, start with one serving of Aloe Select. Add your favorite seltzer water and enjoy! You can also add some additional layers of flavor and health with fruit juice or another Univera product, like our PQ Diet Peach Mango DrinkXtra, Raspberry or Lemon RegeniCARE, or even GoVera.

     

    BONUS Chill Out Popsicle Treat

    Get the protein benefits of PQ Diet Peach Mango Drink and the digestive benefits of Aloe Select by mixing one packet Peach Mango Drink, 1 oz Aloe Select Mango, and 8 oz of water. Pour into popsicle molds, freeze, and enjoy!

  • I am a Believer. #IAmUnivera


    “I’ve been with Univera for 10 years. Before Univera, I felt discomfort in my joints and throughout my body and was pretty much unable to do the things I loved to do. My knee eventually gave out and I was unable to walk without a cane for 6 months. I was told there was nothing that could be done.

    Then I was given Xtra and RegeniCARE. Within a few months I was running again, and my knee was feeling amazing! Now my sons and many of my friends are also enjoying Xtra, Aloe Select, and RegeniCARE, and are all feeling fantastic just like me!

     I will NEVER be without these products!”

    – M’Ellen Mathers

    I am a Believer! #IAmUnivera

     

     

  • National Women's Health Week

    How to Make Your Health a Priority this National Women’s Health Week

    National Women's Health WeekNational Women’s Health Week empowers women to make their health a priority – and you deserve it! It’s also a time to encourage women to take steps to improve their health.

    The 18th annual National Women’s Health Week kicks off on Mother’s Day, May 14, and is celebrated through May 20, 2017. Part of National Women’s Health Month, it’s led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health.

    How can you participate in Women’s Health Week? The best way is to take some positive steps to better health – little steps add up to miles of improvement.

    Univera is celebrating National Health Month by spreading the word about some of our favorite products:

    What steps will you take to be your most authentic self? We’d love to read your comments below!

  • I am Strong. #IAmUnivera


    “I was in pretty good shape for my mid-forties –just a bit of grey hair and the normal aches from a stressful life as a neurologist– when a woman who loved me shared Xtra® MINIs with me. I drank it skeptically and soon found I felt stronger and more flexible in my yoga practice. Then I started sleeping more deeply and actually remembering my dreams!

    I investigated the science and began learning about regenerative nutrition. Because the product worked so well, I now know that creating a thriving metabolism is the cornerstone of empowering my body to grow stronger and feel younger and more capable every day!”

    – Tom Acklin, M.D.

    I am Strong! #IAmUnivera

     

     

  • The Serve First Tacoma 5K is Saturday, May 20th!

    There’s still time to register for the Univera Serve First® 5k Run/Walk & Kids Fun Run! All proceeds benefit children and families served by FISH Food Banks of Pierce County.

    When: Saturday, May 20, 2017
    Where: Point Defiance Park at Owens Beach, Tacoma, Washington

    This is a great opportunity to get out and Live Young with your Univera family, and there will be fun events for attendees of ALL ages and abilities — so bring the whole family!

    Details and a registration link can be found HERE!

    We can’t wait to see you there!

  • 8 Great Reasons to Stretch at Your Desk

    You probably know that sedentary desk job is not helping your health, and in fact may be harming it. The most obvious challenge is the strain to your muscles leading to stiffness and pain. Fortunately, it’s easy to remedy with short bursts of stretching throughout your day. Stretching not only feels goodimmediately, it comes with these benefits:

    1. Keeps Muscles Flexible, Strong, and Healthy
    2. Reduces Fatigue
    3. Reduces Stress
    4. Improves Balance and Posture
    5. Decreases Risk of Repetitive Use Disorders
    6. Decreases Risk of Musculoskeletal Injury
    7. Improves Muscle Coordination
    8. Improves Productivity

    If you need a place to start, check out this series of stretches from the Mayo Clinic. Or, print the fun infographic below for a handy reference. You can also print the image in this handy PDF format from ErgoHealth, a UK company.

    copyright © 2015 Ergohealth Consulting Ltd. All rights reserved

     

  • Mother's Day Brunch Menu

    Celebrate the Mom in Your Life with Brunch

    It’s the time of year to celebrate the Mom in your life! Sunday, May 14 is Mother’s Day and a perfect time to treat your mom to a healthy and delicious brunch. Not sure where to start? We’ve got you covered with this nummy Univera-inspired menu.

    Start with the digestive benefits of Aloe Select Mango for your Mother’s Day brunch – just a few simple ingredients and a blender and you’re ready to go with this Mango Cantaloupe Soup.

    Mango Cantaloupe Soup
    Mango Cantaloupe Soup
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    Add Aloe Select Mango to this refreshing appetizer soup for a sweet surprise.
    Servings Prep Time
    4 small bowls 15 minutes
    Servings Prep Time
    4 small bowls 15 minutes
    Mango Cantaloupe Soup
    Mango Cantaloupe Soup
    Print Recipe
    Add Aloe Select Mango to this refreshing appetizer soup for a sweet surprise.
    Servings Prep Time
    4 small bowls 15 minutes
    Servings Prep Time
    4 small bowls 15 minutes
    Ingredients
    Servings: small bowls
    Instructions
    1. Cut cantaloupe in half and scoop out pulp and seeds.
    2. Peel cantaloupe and cut into smaller chunks (about 1/2 inch).
    3. Add cantaloupe, Aloe Select Mango, Greek yogurt, salt, a small amount of sweetener (about 1/2 tsp), and ginger (if desired) to blender.
    4. Blend until smooth, you may need to add more Aloe Select Mango for a thinner, smoother soup.
    5. Taste and adjust salt and sweetener as needed. More Greek yogurt will make your soup creamier, but may require additional sweetener depending on personal tastes.
    6. Pour into bowls, garnish, and serve.
    Recipe Notes

    There are so many ways to garnish your cantaloupe soup!

    • Try a dollop of Greek yogurt, some berries, or some mint leaves.
    • For a formal or special occasion, gently set some edible flowers on top.

    While this is a fresh, flavorful appetizer, it can also be a great light lunch or dinner, especially with some additional Greek yogurt for added protein.

    Out of Aloe Select Mango? Order More Here!

    For the main course, enjoy the hunger-fighting benefits of protein with these Ultra Protein crepes in Vanilla or Chocolate. The possibilities for fillings are endless!

    For even more protein, serve your crepes with some smoked salmon or chicken sausage. Add some asparagus or another favorite green for antioxidants and fiber.

    Ultra Protein Crepes
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    Versatile and easy, Chocolate or Vanilla crepes made with Univera Ultra Protein Daily Meal Replacement Shake.
    Servings Prep Time
    6 4" crepes 5 min
    Cook Time
    15 min
    Servings Prep Time
    6 4" crepes 5 min
    Cook Time
    15 min
    Ultra Protein Crepes
    Print Recipe
    Versatile and easy, Chocolate or Vanilla crepes made with Univera Ultra Protein Daily Meal Replacement Shake.
    Servings Prep Time
    6 4" crepes 5 min
    Cook Time
    15 min
    Servings Prep Time
    6 4" crepes 5 min
    Cook Time
    15 min
    Instructions
    1. Separate egg whites and place in a medium bowl. Mix gently to blend but do not beat. You can use 1/2 c liquid egg whites instead.
    2. Add the scoop of Ultra Protein Vanilla Meal Replacement Shake mix. Moderately beat the egg whites and shake with a wire whip until just blended.
    3. Add milk or milk alternative to consistency. About 1 Tbsp should be sufficient.
    4. Heat pan to HOT and spray well with cooking spray or spread with a small amount of olive oil.
    5. Add batter to the pan in a thin, even coat. A couple tablespoons of batter should be sufficient for each crepe in a medium sized pan. Cook crepe until top begins to look dry, flip and cook for about 20 more seconds.
    6. Serve with fillings as described in the notes.
    Recipe Notes

    Crepes are wonderful for their versatility.  In addition to the Vanilla crepes in this recipe, you can also make a Chocolate version with our other Ultra Protein Daily Meal Replacement Shake flavor.  For fillings, consider any of the following and more:

    • low-fat ricotta or cottage cheese
    • whip cream
    • cream cheese
    • peanut butter, almond butter, or Nutella
    • fruit - sliced bananas, berries, peaches
    • chopped nuts

    Or be a rebel and make it dessert with caramel or chocolate topping, some vanilla ice cream, and candy pieces!

    The sky's the limit!!!!

    Finish the meal with some time together and energy for the day with an Xtra Sangria.

    Xtra Sangria
    Xtra Sangria
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    Another simple but tasty and supercharged refresher!
    Prep Time
    5 minutes
    Prep Time
    5 minutes
    Xtra Sangria
    Xtra Sangria
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    Another simple but tasty and supercharged refresher!
    Prep Time
    5 minutes
    Prep Time
    5 minutes
    Ingredients
    Servings:
    Instructions
    1. Chill ingredients.
    2. Pour Xtra into fluted champagne glass and fill with sparkling cider.
    3. Garnish with strawberry, sliced lemon, or lime.
    Recipe Notes

    Try different flavors of sparkling cider for exciting new blends!

  • 1,206 Reasons to Walk

    “Walking is man’s best medicine.” Hippocrates

     

    Whether you saunter, amble, hike, march, or stroll, walking is a simple, free activity offering a multitude of health and wellness benefits. It has weight loss benefits, heart health benefits, improves your mood and lowers stress, helps with sleep, increases energy, and even can help you stay ‘regular’.

    One of the most exciting wins when you walk is the benefits to the 206 bones, 360 joints, and over 460 muscles you are using as you do it. That’s over 1,206 reasons to walk today! How exciting that you boost health in these places as you use them.

     

    Benefits of Walking

    206 Bones

    Your bones support your whole body, so keeping them strong is the foundation (literally) of your ability to move. Most people achieve peak bone mass around the age of 30, when a shift happens and more bone is lost than gained. Weight-bearing exercises like walking can stop the loss of bone mass.

    The National Institute of Health describes it like this: “Like muscle, bone is living tissue that responds to exercise by becoming stronger. Young women and men who exercise regularly generally achieve greater peak bone mass (maximum bone density and strength) than those who do not”

    Improving bone mass decreases the risk of fracture as we age and just provides a stronger “frame” for the “house” we live in daily.

     

    360 JointsBenefits of Walking

    Joint cartilage has no direct blood supply so doesn’t get it’s nutrients that way. According to University of Washington, Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, cartilage “gets it oxygen and nutrients from the surrounding joint fluid. When a joint is loaded, the pressure squeezes fluid including waste products out of the cartilage, and when the pressure is relieved, the fluid seeps back in together with oxygen and nutrients.” The movement and compression of walking achieves this.

    Healthy joints means more movement possibilities which means healthier joints…you get it!

     

    Benefits of Walking

    640 Muscles

    Strengthening your muscles may be an obvious benefit of walking, but did you know that strengthening your muscles affects so many other things? Strong muscles provide protection against injury – or rather weak muscles increase the chance of bone and joint injury. Balance is also helped by strong muscles.

    Basically, the muscles are what hold everything together. The stronger you can make them the easier you make it to keep your bones and joints healthy.

     

    Benefits of Walking

    Moving this Spring

    So where will you wander on your next mosey? Whether it’s a walk around a block or a road trip to your favorite hiking trail, your bones, joints, and muscles will thank you.

  • I Am Active. #IAmUnivera

    “I have been a registered nutritionist and massage therapist for 15 years. 11 years ago, a good friend introduced me to Univera and my world changed dramatically. I used the products daily, and after being on RegeniCARE® for awhile, my spine had full movement, and I no longer felt the discomfort I had experienced for 15 years! I continue to use these products daily and they are my go-to for a rock solid health plan that will have me paddle boarding and playing with my kids for the rest of my life!”

    – Harry Mathers

    I Am Active. #IAmUnivera