A Little Known Secret About Freeze Dried Foods

This Just May Change Your Life!

I just had my wisdom teeth extracted yesterday. Fun, right? Yeah, not so much…It did however give me a chance to experiment with one of my favorite components of a freeze dried product. As some of you may have experienced, when getting your wisdom teeth removed, you will need to eat a soft foods diet for a few days. Some of you might even welcome the opportunity to binge out on all the ice cream your heart desires. Well, not this girl. Come on, I gotta keep my gut healthy, right? Since I am on antibiotics to prevent infection, it is of the utmost importance that I keep my gut balanced as much as possible. This is one of those times when I fall deeper in love with my Thrive Home Store. I have a whole market of Earth’s perfect foods right at my fingertips!

So what is this secret, you ask? Well, if you are familiar with freeze dried foods, you know that they are light, airy, and have this crunch to them, right? So that crunch can go one step further and be pulverized into a powder. Imagine with me for a quick second…when you puree foods, you normally have to cook them down until they’re soft then add a bit of liquid and whirl it in your blender or food processor. Are you with me? Now, WHAT IF…you could make RAW food purees?? Crazy, right?? Here’s the deal: when you cook the foods down, they loose a good portion of their nutrients. Vital ones to keep us running smooth, especially fiber. Well, since Thrive foods can be pulverized into powders, guess what? It’s like a dry puree!! All you have to do now is ReFresh that dust with some liquid and BAM!! Instant raw puree with all the goodness of fresh from the farm! Is your mind blown? WOW!

Check out my video on this magic! Sorry if it’s not the best quality, but the info is great 🙂 Then check out the recipes I am using this week to eat like a baby and fuel my gut!

Soups:

Chef Todd’s (Famous) Butternut Squash Soup

Place all dry ingredients into a high-speed blender or food processor and grind into a fine powder. To make the soup, add 1/2 cup dry mix to 1cup water and 1/2 cup cream, or coconut cream to desired consistency and heat. My Vitamix has a soup setting that will gently heat the soup by the friction of the blades. Store remaining powder in a glass jar.

Chef Todd’s Black Bean Soup (should be famous)

Place all dry ingredients into a high-speed blender or food processor and grind into a fine powder. To make the soup, add 1/2 cup dry mix to 1 1/2 cups water to desired consistency and heat. My Vitamix has a soup setting that will gently heat the soup by the friction of the blades. This soup came out super silky smooth! It actually looked like chocolate pudding! Ha! Store remaining powder in a glass jar.

Smoothies:

Anne’s Kale Smoothie

My good friend Anne came up with this one after the release of our brand new freeze dried kale that was released at convention! Her suggestion is to ReFresh the powder in coconut water. Good call! It is delicious and refreshing. I also added some of my greens powder to give it an extra immunity boost. Store remaining powder in a glass jar.

Mango Coco Smoothie

2 cups THRIVE Mangoes

2 cups THRIVE Pineapple Chunks

2 cups THRIVE Banana Slices

1 cup THRIVE Snackies Coconut Bites

Place ingredients in a high-speed blender or food processor and grind into a fine powder. To make smoothie, add 8-12 oz coconut water to 1/2 cup dry mix and 6-8 ice cubes. Blend until smooth! Store remaining powder in a glass jar.

Other:

Cauliflower Mash

1 cup THRIVE Mashed Potatoes

3 cups THRIVE Cauliflower

1/4 cup THRIVE Chopped Onions (FD)

2 tsp THRIVE Chef’s Choice Seasoning

1 Tb THRIVE Italian Blend Seasoning

1 tsp garlic powder

Place all ingredients into a high-speed blender or food processor. To make mash, heat 1 cup water. Whisk in dry mix until desired consistency. Store remaining powder in a glass jar.

Live well, Be well, Eat well and Thrive Everyday!

 

Powder Power: Raw Purees

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