Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Thrive Superhero's Magic Power Dust

Thrive Superhero's Magic Power Dust Can

Need a fun way to get more veggie nutrition into your kids?  Try this Thrive Superhero's Magic Power Dust.  It is loaded with nutrition from Thrive FD Vegetables and can be sprinkled on eggs, pizza, tacos, mac cheese, salads or mixed into sauces, soups, or stews.  The sky is the limit on how you can use this.

I found a cute picture of some of my nieces and nephews from a family reunion that I used to make my Superhero label.
Here's the recipe:

Thrive Superhero's Magic Power Dust

1/4 cup Thrive FD Spinach
1/4 cup Thrive FD Broccoli
1/4 cup Thrive FD Red Peppers
1/4 cup Thrive FD Tomato Dices
1/4 cup Thrive FD Peas
1/2 cup Thrive FD Butternut Squash
1/2 cup Thrive FD Corn
1/2 cup Thrive FD Cauliflower
1/2 cup Thrive FD Mushrooms
1/2 cup Thrive FD Cheddar Cheese (optional)
3 T. Thrive Salad Blend Seasoning
3 Empty Thrive Seasoning Cans or other Shaker Container

Click here to shop for these Thrive FD Vegetables

Blend all the veggies and cheese until powdered in a food processor.  Add the Thrive Salad Blend Seasoning and hand whisk in.  Divide between 3 empty Thrive Seasoning Cans or other shaker container. This filled each of my 3 Thrive Seasoning Cans about 2/3 full.

Note:  You can use any combination of Thrive FD Veggies to make this.  Dehydrated Veggies did not become a powder in my food processor so I didn't use any of those.

Click to download the recipe for my Thrive Superhero's Magic Power Dust

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Why Become a Thrive Life Consultant if I don't want to work the business now?

Why would I want to become a Thrive Life Consultant, 
if I'm not interested in building the business now?  

Good Question!   

I personally was a Thrive Consultant for almost 2 years before I decided to start working it as a business.

Let me give you a few reasons to consider:

1.  You can just eat your kit!  Each of the 3 kits contain a lot of Thrive product at a super bargain price that you can just eat yourself.  Click here to see what food is in each kit.  I've done the math and if you were to buy each food item/product separately at the retail price:

  • $199 Consultant Starter Kit contains $133.77 (Retail) in Thrive Food.
  • $289 Value Starter Kit contains $500.45 (Retail) in Thrive Food
  • $579 Deluxe Start Kit contains $1,120.44 (Retail) in Thrive Product.  The same Thrive Food as in the Value Starter Kit along with 1 Harvest 72 Food Rotation Shelf AND 2-person Survival Pack
2.  Be the Hero with your Family & Friends.  Simply distribute the business literature that comes in your kit to family & friends who might be interested in buying Thrive.  When they decide to order, YOU can place the order for them and save them money.  AND you'll earn some extra spending money and some free stuff too!  How neat is that!

3.  You get the Q-Club automatically and it's FREE - no minimum $100 Q!  That saves you $79.99 and a yearly renewal fee right there.

4.  Get paid for doing YOUR shopping!  As a consultant, you earn free & 1/2 off products all the time!  Plus you get paid too!  So shop for gifts using Thrive and get paid for doing your Christmas/Birthday Shopping!

5.  No monthly sales minimums to pressure you.  As long as you have an active $50 Q or greater, you'll be considered an "active" consultant. It's the only requirement.

6.  Free food for your household!  Besides the host benefits you can earn, if you want a larger Q and more Thrive coming into your home each month, simply set up your spouse or other household member up on the Q and the commission you earn will help pay for it!

7.  Peace of Mind. If you are looking to be more self-reliant by building your home store and by extension your home storage, you will be on the fast track to accomplishing this by being a consultant and using all our consultant benefits.

I have personally experienced all these benefits and am very grateful that someone share this with me.  I would love to share them with you!  I'd be happy to answer any questions you have about this great opportunity!  Check out this previous post with a great introduction video


Saturday, March 8, 2014

Banana Split Snack Mix

modified by Kay Curtiss

How about this for a great snack?  
All the toppings that go on a Banana Split Thrive Style
Thrive Vanilla Yogurt Bites AND Neapolitan Bits as the Ice Cream!
Banana Split Snack Mix
You can leave out the Neapolitan Bits 
just use the Vanilla Yogurt Bites as the Ice Cream (original recipe)

Banana Split Snack Mix Original
Look at these YUMMY Thrive Ingredients that make up this FUN Snack!

Thrive Freeze Dried Fruits
Thrive "Ice Cream"
Don't Worry - we didn't forget the Chocolate**!
Here's the recipe:

Mix the following ingredients in a Quart Jar:

1 cup Thrive FD Banana Slices
1 cup Thrive FD Pineapple Chunks
1 cup Thrive FD Strawberries
1 cup Thrive Vanilla Yogurt Bites
1/2 - 1 cup Thrive Neapolitan Bits
1 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips**

You can layer them or mix them in a bowl and then put in the Quart Jar.  Include oxygen absorber packet before sealing or vacuum seal for longer storage.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Sausage Cheese PopUms

by Kay Curtiss (#5609) thrivewithkay@gmail.com

I love the Thrive FD Sausage.  
So I played around with 3 Thrive Ingredients and 
came up with this Sausage Cheese PopUm Recipe 
PopUm in your mouth and I'll bet you can't stop at just 1!

Sausage Cheese PopUms

Thrive Ingredients


1 c. Thrive FD Sausage Crumbles
1 c. hot water
1 cup Thrive 10 Grain Pancake Mix
3 T. butter soften
1 c. Thrive FD Cheddar Cheese


-   Pre heat Oven to 350 degrees.
-   Put Thrive FD Sausage Crumbles into small mixing bowl.  Add hot water, stir and let sit 10 minutes. 
-  Put Thrive 10 Grain Pancake Mix into medium mixing bowl.  Cut in soften butter until crumbly.
-  Add Thrive FD Cheddar Cheese and mix to coat cheese with buttered pancake mix.

-  Scoop out most of Sausage with slotted spoon and gently mix with pancake mix.
-  Add the rest of the sausage AND the water to the pancake mix and gently stir until moistened.
-  Scoop into Mini Muffin Pan that has been sprayed with Butter Spray.

Bake 18-22 minutes until golden brown and done in the middle.  


Makes 24 PopUms in a mini muffin pan.

Note:  These 3 Thrive Ingredients are part of the 2014 March Specials.  

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Introduction to the Thrive Life Opportunity

Introduction to The Thrive Life Opportunity
(formerly Shelf Reliance)

Why Thrive Life?
Watch and See . . .

I can help you get started today!

Contact me at thrivewithkay@gmail.com

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Beef and Rice One Skillet Meal

by Kay Curtiss
I love easy meals I can throw together quickly and taste good.  This one fits the bill.  It is a nutritious One Skillet Meal using Thrive FD Beef with several Thrive Vegetables,  Thrive Brown Rice and Thrive Espagnole Sauce.
Beef Rice Skillet Meal
Thrive Products


1 1/2 cup Thrive FD Cooked Beef Dices
1 cup Thrive FD Green Beans
1/4 cup Thrive FD Green Chili Peppers
1/2 cup Thrive FD Cauliflower
1/4 cup Thrive FD Celery
1/4 cup Thrive FD Onions
3 Cups Water
1 T. Thrive Beef Bouillon
1/2 t. Thrive Peppercorn Blend
1/2 t. Rosemary (optional)
2-3 T. Olive Oil
1/2 T. Minced Garlic
1/2 c. White Wine (**or substitute-see below)
2 cups Thrive Instant Brown Rice
Meat/Veggie juice + water to make 2 cups
1/4 cup Espagnole Sauce
1/2 cup water


Put Beef and Veggies in bowl.  Mix 3 cups water, beef bouillon, peppercorn blend and rosemary.  Pour over beef and veggies to reconstitute, about 10 minutes, stirring 2-3 times.  Drain Beef mixture, reserving any extra liquid.

In a large skillet, heat olive oil.  Add minced garlic and saute for about 30 seconds.  Add drained Beef mixture and saute it the garlic for 2-3 minutes.  Add Beef mixture juice + water to 2 cups and bring to a simmer.

Add instant brown rice.  Cover and simmer 5 minutes.  Add 1/2 cup more water and 1/4 cup Espagnole Sauce.  Stir and then cover and simmer another 2-3 minutes until rice is tender.


Note:  You can mix any number of Thrive Vegetables in place of the Veggies used in this recipe, i.e., Zucchini, Asparagus, Broccoli, Tomato Dices, etc. would be good too.

**Dry (un-sweet) white wine substitutions:
-    Water
-    Chicken broth, bouillon or consomm√©
-    Ginger ale
-    White grape juice
-    Diluted cider vinegar or white wine vinegar

Click here to download the Beef Rice One Skillet Meal Recipe

Monday, March 3, 2014

Sweet Potato (aka Pumpkin) Buttermilk Pancakes - Family Favorite Thrivealized

From DeAnn Draper
Thrivealized by Kay Curtiss

Today's Thrivealized Family Favorite Recipe comes from my sister, DeAnn Draper.  She sent me her Pumpkin Buttermilk Pancake recipe.  I Thrivealized it with our Thrive Sweet Potatoes & our Thrive 10 Grain Pancake Mix.  Here's how I did with it:

Sweet Potato Buttermilk Pancakes
Thrive Sweet Potatoes
Thrive 10 Grain Pancake Mix
1/2 Thrive Sweet Potatoes
1 cup boiling water
1 cup Buttermilk
2 T. Thrive Brown Sugar
1/2 t. Cinnamon
1/8 t. Nutmeg
1/8 t. Ginger 
1 1/2 cups Thrive 10 Grain Pancake Mix
1/3 cup water

Thrive Honey Crystals
Thrive Applesauce
Thrive Cinnamon Honey Butter**
Thrive Applesauce, reconstituted

Add Thrive Sweet Potatoes to boiling water in saucepan with lid.  Turn off heat and let sweet potatoes reconstitute in covered saucepan about 10 minutes.  DO NOT DRAIN.  Pour sweet potatoes with left over water into food processor.  Add buttermilk, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg & ginger.  Blend until smooth.  Put Thrive 10 Grain Pancake Mix into mixing bowl.  Add sweet potato mixture & 1/3 cup water.  Blend but don’t over mix.  If you want thinner pancakes, add additional water, a Tablespoon at a time, mixing lightly to desired consistency.
With Thrive Applesauce

Cook on a medium heat skillet greased lightly with butter.  Serve with Thrive Cinnamon Honey Butter & Thrive Applesauce or Thrive Applesauce & Maple Syrup or just Maple Syrup or any number of Thrive Freeze Dried (FD) Fruits plain or made into sauces.
**Thrive Cinnamon Honey Butter
1/2 cup Butter, softened
2 T. Thrive Honey Crystals
2 T. Thrive Brown Sugar
1/2 T. Cinnamon (adjust to taste)

Beat together until smooth.  Keep in covered container.

Original Recipe:  Pumpkin Buttermilk Pancakes
From DeAnn Draper

3 cups flour 1/4 t. ginger
3/4 tsp. salt 3 T. brown sugar
2 tsp. baking soda 1 (15 oz) can Libby’s pure pumpkin
1/2 tsp. cinnamon 3 cups buttermilk
1/4 tsp. nutmeg 3 eggs

In a large bowl, mix together flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and brown sugar, combining well.  Add pumpkin, buttermilk, and eggs to dry ingredients and mix gently. (If batter seems stiff, add water until it can be easily spooned onto a griddle.)  Heat griddle to medium heat and grease lightly.  Scoop about 1/3 cup of batter onto griddle and let cook until lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Let other side cook again until lightly browned. Repeat these steps until all the batter is gone.

Email your Favorite Family Recipe to thrivewithkay@gmail.com.  
When I Thrivealize it,   I will then share it 
Here on my blog, in emails and on Facebook.