Monday, January 2, 2017

Freeze Dried Green Smoothie Powder

Freeze Dried Green Smoothie Powder
½ c. freeze dried Strawberries
½ c. freeze dried Blueberries
½ c. freeze dried Mango
½ c. freeze dried Apricots
½ c. freeze dried Kale
¼ c. freeze dried Spinach
¼ c. honey powder (or sweetener of choice), optional
½ tsp. THRIVE Summer Limeade

Add all ingredients to the bowl of a food processor or high powdered blender and blend until all ingredients are a fine powder.   Store the green smoothie powder in an air tight container, in a dark cool place.  

To use: Add 2 tablespoons to 1/3 cup to your favorite smoothie ingredients, blend until smooth.
Green Smoothie Powder can be used with water in a blender shaker bottle for smoothies on the go.   

My favorite it to  add 1/3 cup powder with 1 cup water, a banana and ¼ cup yogurt and blend until smooth. 

Monday, October 17, 2016

Thrive Party Fall Sample: Brownie Cookie Pudding Cake

This is Chef Todd's Secret Recipe.  It a great way to showcase both the brownie and cookie mix at a party.  
I like my parties to be quick, and this is a more involved recipe and so my I'd suggest baking it before the party and then just talk about how I made it. 

Brownie Cookie Pudding Cake
Brownie Layer
2 ½ cups Thrive Fudge Brownie Mix
¼ cup brown sugar
1 TBSP Vegetable Oil
½ cup Water

Cookie Layer
1 cup Thrive Classic Cookie Dough Mix
1/3 cup water
2 TBSP. chocolate chips

Topping Layer
1 cup boiling water
½ cup brown sugar
2 TBSP. Cocoa Powder

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, spray a 9 x 9 pan with non-stick spray.
 Mix brownie mix, brown sugar, oil and water together and spread evenly across the prepared pan.
Mix cookie dough mix, water, and chocolate chips and drop spoonfulls over the brownie mixture
Mix brown sugar and cocoa powder together and sprinkle over the top of the brownie and cookie dough.
Pour boiling water over the top of the brown sugar mixture.  Do not stir.
Bake in preheated oven for 30-40 minutes.
Allow to cool and serve with whipped cream or ice cream.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Fall Party Sample: Coffee Creamer

At home parties I like to show super simple recipes that people can really see themselves making and using.  
This coffee creamer is great in either coffee or hot chocolate and is a great super short cooking demo. 

Coffee Creamer
1 cup Thrive Instant Milk Powder
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 TBSP of coconut oil, melted
1 TBSP Thrive Vanilla Powder

Add all ingredients to blender or food processor and blend until fine powder. 

For Pumpkin Spice Add
2 TSP Pumpkin Pie Spice

For Chocolate Add
2 TBSP Cocoa Powder

For Almond Add
1 Tsp Almond Powder

Thursday, October 13, 2016

5 Minute Warm Sausage Dip--My Fall Party Favorite

Each season I like to change up what I'm sampeling at Thrive Home parties.  This is one of the recipes I've serving this fall.  So far it has been a hit.  

When I make this at a party I like to make it in front of the guests, then while it is heating on the stove I have the host stir and let us know when it is ready.  While she is string I move on to talk about other things. I also like to talk to the guests about how they could modify the recipe, for example you could add corn, or remove the chilies etc. 

5 minute Warm Sausage Dip

1 cup Thrive Freeze Dried Sausage
½ cup Thrive Freeze Dried Onion
½ cup Thrive Freeze Dried Cheddar Cheese
½ cup Thrive Freeze Dried Green Chilies.

4 oz Cream Cheese  (4 oz is ½ a block)
1/2 pint Sour Cream

Tortilla Chips

Add freeze dried ingredients to a mixing bowl.  Add water to “float”  let sit 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Add cream cheese and sour cream, mix well. Simmer until warm. 

Monday, February 1, 2016

Thrive Life Love: $100 in free product for new consultants May 2016

I love being a Thrive Life Consultant.  It is one of the best decisions I’ve made.  This May I want to spread the Thrive Life Love.

When you become a Thrive Life consultant (with me as your enroller) and start your Thrive Life Q of $100 or more you’ll get:
  • $100 in free Thrive Life products (retail price)
  • $100 in Thrive Life products at ½ off (retail price)
*Fine Print:  You must sign up under Heather Lorimer Consultant ID #1209.  Your consultant kit and your first month’s Q must process before May 31, 2016.   After your Q has processed and your consultant kit has shipped, I’ll contact you with redemption instructions for your free and ½ off items This is offered by me and not by corporate Thrive Life or other consultants. 

If you have questions send me an email or give me a call in my home office at 435-535-1470.  

Requirements for being a consultant:
  1. Be on the monthly Thrive Q
  2. Buy a Starter Kit

Benefits of being a Thrive Life Consultant:
  • Get the best discounts on all products
  • The Starter Kits are a crazy good deal
  • 10% commission on all orders you take, even your own (excluding personal Q orders)
  • There are no sales quotas to hit.  Only a minimum $50 Q to earn commissions
  • Get ongoing commission for all customers on the Q
  • Sell online using your own consultant website
  • Earn free and half off product for yourself - a great way to fill your pantry and food storage
  • Store the highest quality food available - food you’ll want to eat
  • Interact with leaders in the Food Storage and Emergency Preparedness field
Personal Growth:
  • Learn new skills
  • Challenge yourself by setting and reaching goals within a supportive framework
  • The PATH training program guides you step by step through everything you need to know

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thrive Life Black Friday Sale

The Thrive Life Black Friday Sale has started.  START SHOPPING NOW!  Or check out the sales flyer.

*The Thrive Life server experienced some problems earlier this week.  If you run into any problems please call me 435-535-1470 and I'll submit your order for you.

Meat and Beans:
Pinto Beans save $4.10 per #10 can, 33% off
Beef Dices save $20.80 per #10 can, 31% off
Ground Beef save $9.30 per #10 can, 16% off
Chopped Chicken save $18.30 per #10 can, 33% off
Seasoned Chicken Slices save $12.40 per #10 can, 21% off
Lentils save $6.10 per #10 can, 44% off
Beef TVP save $4.70 per #10 can, 33% off
Chicken TVP save $4.20 per #10 can, save 32% off
Nonfat Powdered Milk save $4.60 per #10 can, 22% off
Shredded Cheddar Cheese save $8.20 per #10 can, 16% off
Fuji Apples save $6.00 per #10 can, 21% off
Red Seedless Grapes save $14.30 per #10 can, 36% off
Celery save $12.20 per #10 can 44% off
Tomato Powder save $9 per #10 can, 27% off
Harvest 72″ #10 or Traditional Shelf Unit: $249.99, 45% off
Cansolidator Cupboard: $16.99, 51% off
Cansolidator Pantry: $19.99, 56% off
Cansolidator Pantry Plus: $34.99, 44% off

Special Packages for this sale
There are three packs designed just for this sale.  They are filled with great products and are a great way to add the foods your family loves to your pantry.

View the Black Friday sale page then select "packages" to see the special packages.

Christmas Morning Pack
SALE: $313.49.  You save $66.65 when you buy the pack
2 Scrambled Egg Mix #10 1 White Flour (Unbleached) #10 1 Honey Whole Wheat Dough Mix #10 1 10 Grain Pancake Mix #10 1 Instant Milk PC 1 Green Chili Peppers (FD) PC 1 Green Bell Peppers (FD) PC 1 Chopped Onions (FD) PC 1 Sausage Crumbles (FD) PC 1 Shredded Cheddar Cheese (FD) PC 1 Iodized Salt PC 1 Instant Dry Yeast PC 1 Ham Dices (FD) PC 1 Mushroom Pieces (FD) PC 1 Chef’s Choice Spice Can
New Year’s Eve Pack SALE
$267.29.  You save $85.23 when you buy the pack
2 Seasoned Chicken Slices #10 (FD) 1 Chopped Onions (FD) PC 1 Celery (FD) PC 1 Red Seedless Grapes (FD) PC 1 Shredded Parmesan Cheese (FD) PC 1 Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese (FD) PC 1 Scrambled Egg Mix PC 1 Green Onions (FD) PC 1 Shredded Cheddar Cheese (FD) PC 1 Sour Cream Powder PC 1 Chopped Spinach (FD) PC 1 Iodized Salt PC 1 Red Bell Peppers (FD) PC 1 Peppercorn Spice Can 1 Chef’s Choice Spice Can 1 Parsley Spice Can (FD) 1 Italian Seasoning Blend Spice Can (FD)
Kid Approved Pack SALE
$243.59.  You save $56.93 when you buy the pack
1 White Flour (Unbleached) #10 1 Country White Dough Mix #10 1 Instant Dry Yeast PC 1 Iodized Salt PC 1 Shredded Mozzarella Cheese (FD) PC 1 Tomato Sauce PC 1 Sausage Crumbles (FD) PC 1 Chopped Onions (FD) PC 1 Red Bell Peppers (FD) PC 1 Chopped Chicken (FD) PC 1 Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese (FD) PC 1 Instant Milk (PC) 1 Scrambled Egg Mix PC 1 Italian Seasoning Blend Spice Can 1 Basil Spice Can (FD) 1 Chef’s Choice Spice Can 1 Shredded Cheddar Cheese (FD) PC 1 Pure Vanilla Powder Spice Can

Monday, January 12, 2015

Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizza--a great party demo/sample

Recently I’ve changed up my party presentation (the entire presentation is coming soon) as a part of the presentation I’ve started having the guest make sugar cookie fruit pizza. 

It is super fun.  Guest LOVE participating and everyone I've done this with has loved the fruit pizza.

Purpose:  This activity is used as a part of the party presentation to help guests understand freeze dried food and how to rehydrate and use it in their kitchen.

You need:

        Powdered pineapple--blend dry freeze dried pineapple in dry blender or food processor
        Frosting-homemade or store bought *See recipe below.
        Pre cooked sugar cookies--use the Thrive Vanilla Sugar Cookie Mix
        Freeze Dried Strawberries--not rehydrated
        Freeze Dried Blueberries-not rehydrated
        A food grade water squirt bottle
        A water tight clear tupperware container with lid.
        1 paper plate and napkin per guest (you can have the host provide this)
        Knife for spreading the frosting (a bent frosting spatula works great, but any knife is fine)
        A plate for the strawberries.

How to  do the presentation: 

1.  Eat  Freeze Dried Food Dry

Pass around samples of dry freeze dried strawberries, blueberries, and pineapple.  Briefly discuss the freeze drying process as the guests are eating. 

List some ways your family eats freeze dried food dry and ask them for more ideas.  Here are some of the ideas I have used:

    A quick healthy snack on the go

    Camping--men love to eat the meat dry

    School sack lunches--my kids love dry corn.  Crazy I know.

    As a salad topping, the FD tomatoes are amazing dry on a salad, it is like a tomato crouton that bursts with flavor.

2.  Rehydrate by Spritzing:

Select one guest to assist.

    Have them spread out a bunch of strawberries on a clean plate.  You only want a single layer of strawberries.

    Give them a food grade squirt bottle filled with warm water (it is delicious with a little lemon in the water)  and have them spritz the strawberries. 

    Tell them:  Some foods are delicate when freeze dried.  These foods only need a little water in order to rehydrate.  Foods like berries and cheese rehydrate well when spritzed with warm water.

    Have the helper turn the strawberries over and spritz the second side. 

    Let the strawberries sit.

3.  Rehydrate by tumbling

    Select one guest to help.

    Add blueberries to the watertight clear container.

    add water until they float--point out that most freeze dried food only needs enough water to float.  Don’t drown the blueberries just float them.

    Add lid, and secure so the container won’t leak. 

    Give the container to the helper and instruct them to tumble the blueberries by gently rolling the container in their hands. (they’ll do this until you tell them to stop)

4.  Add it to your favorites


One of the best things about thrive is you can add it to your favorite recipes to make it fancy with out a lot of hassle. 

Select one guest to help.

    Instruct them to add  the pineapple powder to the frosting and stir. 

    While they are doing that.  Explain that at the bottom of each can there is a little powder from the freeze dried fruit.  This powder is magic.  It adds intense flavor to your food.  We love to add it to frosting or smoothies, or use veggie powder to dust pizza crust or flavor soup.

    I powdered this pineapple in my blender because I love it in frosting so much.

    Have the blueberry helper stop tumbling and drain any excess water.   

    When the frosting is well mixed have the helper demonstrate how each guest will assemble the fruit pizza.  Cookie → Pineapple Frosting → rehydrated strawberries. →  rehydrated blueberries. 

    Have each guest make one and then eat them as you explain the Q.

Pineapple Glaze Recipe--from Chef Todd at Summit Saturday

1 cup Thrive Freeze Dried Pineapple Chunks, dry

1 ½ cup powdered sugar

½ teaspoons Thrive vanilla powder

3 Tablespoons water or milk

    Place pineapple in a ziplock bag and crush to powder or blend in food processor. 

    Mix all ingredients together and stir until smooth

    Think glaze to desired consistency with addition water.

Serving ideas:  This glaze is great on cookies, cakes, muffins, and more!