Sugar Stompers is Growing Up!

Nina and I have been working ,yeah ok, playing, with cover ideas for our upcoming recipe book. We’d love to know what you think of these so far!

Sugar Stompers Cover Idea A
Cover Idea A
Sugar Stomers Cover Idea B
Cover Idea B

Which one do you like better? Your input is greatly appreciated!

 

 

As always, thank you for reading,

 

Gina and Nina

 

 

 

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June 10th is National Iced Tea Day

There are sixty-one national food days this year, according to soyum.com . That’s where I read about National Iced Tea day before I saw Carla Hall’s segment about it on the June 8th edition of The Chew.

We’re losing The Chew! I’m so sad. I love those guys and that lady.

Back to iced tea. Carla Hall made a ginger, lime, and mint iced tea, which Clinton Kelly and Michael Symon said was awesome. I decided to see if I shared their enthusiasm. I was skeptical of that flavor combination. Here’s how it looks:

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Photo Credit: Gina Briganti

It looked normal and it tasted…interesting. Different. Not unpleasant. Definitely not bland. My ginger-lime (Thrive Life Limeade)-mint iced tea experience was one of those voyages into unknown flavor combinations that can lead to eureka moments. This one didn’t, for me. It was definitely refreshing.

What is your favorite iced tea? We’ll be discussing iced tea, and all things Thrive Life food related, in our FB group, “Living The Thrive Life Super Group”. It’s an invitation-only group, so tell me if you want to join.

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Do you use lime juice in your iced tea?

 

 

As always, thank you for thriving with me!

 

Gina

 

I’m Going on a Picnic and I’m Bringing…

Thrive Life foods from the June specials!

Why?

Because the more Thrive Life food I eat, the better I feel!

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Place orders directly through the Website.

If you have questions, please send an email to thereikicafe@gmail.com

 

What I ordered: green beans, bananas (a case, because I use them every morning in my protein smoothie), scrambled egg mix, and classic lemonade.

Our green beans are a favorite snack here with the toddler and my daughter, right out of the can. Me? I love to simmer them with onions, Chef’s Choice, and garlic. Top off with Earth Balance and serve it with a baked tempeh or our Thrive Life Pulled Pork.

I don’t buy eggs at the grocery, because I have to make a conscious effort to eat them before they spoil. The scrambled egg mix is great for a quick meal, especially when I load them with Thrive Life veggies.

Classic Lemonade is back, and not a moment too soon! It’s seasonal, so if you don’t order enough you’re without it until it comes back next summer. I use the lemon powder every day to make lemon water by shaking a few granules into my water glass. This is my travel companion. It’s so much easier to carry than a lemon. (snort), plus it’s certified gluten-free and non-gmo.

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No questionable lemon wedges in a restaurant for me!

 

If you’re a fan of our Cookies & Cream ice cream bites, it’s time to host a party!

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Thrive Life groceries are delivered to your door and are ready to make a quick meal you’ll feel great about, before, during, and after.

Cross these off of your to-do list when you order Thrive Life groceries:

Trip to the grocery in triple digit heat.

Chopping ingredients for dinner.

Cooking meat.

Throwing away spoiled ingredients.

Waiting in line for your fast food meal.

Paying way too much for a fast food meal.

Feeling not so good after a fast food meal.

 

Free Shipping!

Sign up for delivery service and orders over $100 in freeze-dried items are shipped to you, free. No commitment. No membership fee. You choose what you want, and when. We have starter packs ready to go.

 

Have a Party!

That means telling your family and friends why you love Thrive Life. Facebook parties are a good way to do that, or e-mail your custom party link to them.

If they place an order, you get credits toward free and/or half-off groceries. This month you can get an extra perk – Cookies & Cream Ice Cream Bites for party sales over $300.00.

 

Can You Do What I Do?

Yes! There is room in the Thrive Tribe for more consultants. Earn commission, free and discount food, and fantasy getaways.

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Start by checking out our Career Plan, then get in touch with me to get you started! I started with Thrive Life because I love the food. Now I love the food, my team, my perks and that my commissions keep coming! There is room to grow as much as I want to with Thrive Life. What are your dreams?

 

As always, thank you for thriving with me!

 

Gina

Independent Thrive Life Consultant

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Reiki III (ART) Retreat!

The Big Announcement!

 

We’ve been planning since early last year, and the time has now come to announce our first Reiki retreat! We will be immersing ourselves in the most transformative, relaxing healing there is!

We have five remaining spots.

 

Details:
When: Friday, May 4th through Sunday, May 6th. In 2018, y’all. (Texas is growing on me, and I love it!)

Where: Santa Clarita, CA
(Don’t worry, my new Texas friends. There will be a Reiki I retreat for you. I’m scouting a location in Gunter, which is about an hour from Dallas).

Level: III (ART) Reiki Master! This is the class you’ve been asking for! Please note that this is a Reiki Master, non-teaching, level. If you are interested in becoming a Reiki Master Teacher, talk to us about class dates for that level.

 

Requirements to Study  Reiki III (ART)

Completion of Levels I & II. If you have not completed these Levels with me, then we will need to talk about what you learned in your Level I and/or Level II classes. We want you to get the most out of your class.

You must have completed at least six hours of Reiki treatment on a minimum of six people or animals and tell me about them.

Your Level II class must have been no fewer than 21 days ago, to allow for your 21 Day Cleanse.

Cost

$600 per person for all three days. This includes:

-Reiki Level III class
-Reiki Level III certification
– The Reiki Cafe: Reiki III (ART) Manual (paperback or eBook, your choice)
– Dormitory-style lodging on Friday, May 4th, through Sunday morning, May 6th.
– Food, drinks, and snacks. Please tell us what your preferences are and if you have food allergies.

 

Deposits and Final Payment Due Dates
A $60 deposit is due when you reserve your place in the retreat.
The $540 balance is due Friday, April 27th, or earlier.
You may pay for the entire workshop at one time if you prefer.Payment can be made through check or Paypal.

 

Schedule

Friday, May 4th

10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.    Reiki III class begins
1:00 – 1:45 p.m.                 Lunch break
2:00 – 5:00 p.m.                 Reiki III class continues
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.                 Dinner
8:00 – 8:45 p.m.                 Guided meditation
9:00 p.m.                            Free time
Saturday, May 5th
8:00 – 8:45 a.m.                   Breakfast
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.                 Chakra Balancing workshop
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.        Lunch
1:30 – 4:00 p.m.                   Reiki Share
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.                   Dinner
6:30 – 8:30                            Deep Listening workshop

Sunday, May 6th

8:00 – 10:00 a.m. Breakfast & departure.
The Reiki Master Teachers Are:
Gina Briganti was introduced to Reiki in 2005 and fell in love with the simplicity of it right away. Adding Reiki to her tool box as a Holistic Health Consultant was a natural step. In 2007 Gina’s Reiki Master Teacher told her she felt it was time for Gina to start teaching Reiki, and offered the Master Teacher training. Since then Gina has published a Level III (ART) manual, taught all levels of Reiki, guided meditation and Reiki workshops.
Holly Bogenholm has practiced Reiki for eight years, receiving her level one attunement in 2010. She has integrated Reiki into her daily life as a technology consultant, in an effort to find balance, bring positive connections, and to prove once and for all that technology and spirituality are not at odds. She was approached by her teacher this year about receiving the Master Teacher training and is looking forward to co-teaching her first class.
Invitation to Contribute to Gift Bags

Each student attending the retreat will receive a gift bag. If you have a book, store, product, service, business, etc. which naturally supports a balanced lifestyle and would like to contribute to gift bags for the retreat, please contact us.

If you’re thinking, “Yes, Jill (for example) makes crystal jewelry and would be perfect for you!” Then, please, tell Jill about this opportunity and how to reach me, either through e-mail: thereikicafe@gmail.com or by responding to this post.

 

Registration

Contact Gina through e-mail: thereikicafe@gmail.com, to start the registration process.

 

Thank you for the time you spent with us!

 

Gina and Holly

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March Thrive Life News & Specials

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You love pizza and vegetables? We got you!
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New Spring Catalog!
Delivery Service is Brilliant!

 

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Start Your Deliveries
When you commit to a subscription for at least $25 each month you will receive a lot of bonuses, like free shipping on preferred items when the order is over $100,  and bonus points you redeem for free food whenever you like for each dollar you spend, early access to sales and a monthly item discounted to around 30% off, on average.
I’m using my free grocery money for our spring sale.
I Can Help Manage Your Deliveries

Choose the option to allow me to help you with your subscription by updating your consultant access setting. You will be able to view any changes made and you can change the setting back whenever you like. I will not be able to view or update your payment information which protects you and me.

 

I have openings for hosts to have parties. Check with me for a list of dates. If you are not local to the Dallas area, I will send all that you need to have a fun, successful party. Read more about party hosting and benefits here.

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I love, love, love Thrive Life. How can I join Thrive Tribe?

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Start by checking out our Career Plan, then get in touch with me to get you started! I started with Thrive Life because I love the food. Now I love the food, my team, my perks and that my commissions keep coming! There is so much room to grow as much as I want to with Thrive Life. What are your dreams?

 

 

Do You Want to Talk Thrive With Me and My Team?

Join us for our next team and customer call, Saturday, December 10th, from 2:00-3:00 PST. E-mail me at the reiki cafe at gmail dot com and I will give you the call-in information.

 Questions? Please ask. 

No questions? Feel free to place orders directly through the Website.

 

 

Thank you for thriving with us!

 

Gina

 

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Join Us On Our Next Thrive Tribe Team Call!

Do you have questions about Thrive Life? My team has been eating and loving our food for two over two years. We’d love to chat with you about it!

This is our first Thrive Tribe Team and Customer Call, at our normal Thrive Tribe Team call- in time for Thrive Tribe team members to ask questions about Thrive Life and to share what we’ve been creating in our kitchens. Now we’d like to invite you to join us on the call to do the same.

Please e-mail me at the reiki café at gmail dot com for the call-in number.

Time: 2:00 – 3:00 PST

Date: Saturday, March 10th.

 

Questions? Please ask.

 

Thank you for thriving with us!

Gina and the Thrive Tribe

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Thrive Life News & Specials – January 2018!

 

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New Simple Plate! Instead of takeout, take a bite into a savory bowl of Korean-Style Beef! With the flavors of your favorite Asian restaurant, each tender bite gives you a big kick of sweet and spicy! Laid on a bed of sautéed veggies and fluffy brown rice, you won’t need to leave your house for a restaurant-worthy meal! We’ve defrosted, browned, and shredded your beef for you! Available today!

To make this healthier, use unfiltered organic apple juice in place of the brown sugar called for in the recipe.

 

New Consultant Starter Kits!

If you love to share food and you want to have your own food business, Thrive Life is an excellent option. We now have a vegetarian gluten-free starter kit and gluten-free starter kits!

Free of Gluten & Vegetarian Kits

 

SOCIAL SELLER

Free of Gluten

$129

Free shipping in the contiguous United States

This kit is for those who are looking for some additional income without a large time commitment. The Social Seller kit provides all the supplies needed to get started, including our best-selling foods for customers to sample.

SIMPLE PLATE*

2 Person Southwest-Style Chicken Quinoa (x2)
2 Person Thai-Style Coconut Beef with Rice Noodles (x2)

PANTRY CANS

Chopped Onions (FD)
Chopped Chicken (FD)

SNACKIES

Strawberries (FD)
Pineapple (FD)
Coconut Bites (FD)
Sweet Corn (FD)
Cranberry Crunch
Cheddar Cheese Bites (FD)

MATERIALS

First Things First Flyer
Join Us Brochure
Simple Solutions Flyer
Thrive Guide
Order/Application Form
Thrive Refresh Tips Fridge Magnet
A Tale of 2 Bananas Flyer
Thrive Life Product Catalog

BUSINESS BUILDER

Free of Gluten

$259

Free shipping in the contiguous United States

For those who want to start thriving immediately, and who love a great deal, this is the kit for you. It’s full of enough great Thrive products and materials for your first few tastings.

SIMPLE PLATE•

2 Person Southwest-Style Chicken Quinoa (x2)
2 Person Tuscan Quinoa Bowl (x2)
2 Person Sweet & Sour Beef with Rice (x2)
2 Person Thai-Style Coconut Beef with Rice Noodles (x2)

PANTRY CANS

Chopped Onions (FD)
Chopped Chicken (FD)
Pineapple (FD)
Sausage Crumbles (FD)

SNACKIES

Strawberries (FD)
Coconut Bites (FD)
Sweet Corn (FD)
Cranberry Crunch
Cheddar Cheese Bites (FD)

MATERIALS

First Things First Flyer
Sample Cups (50)
Thrive Life Apron
Thrive Guide
Thrive Refresh Tips Fridge Magnet
Postcard Invitations (100)
Order/Application Forms (20)
Join Us Brochure (20)
Simple Solutions Flyer (20)
Recipe Cards (3 pack)
A Tale of 2 Bananas Flyer (20)
Thrive Life Product Catalog (10)

BUSINESS BUILDER PLUS

Free of Gluten

$495

Free shipping in the contiguous United States

If you’re ever going to get a Pantry Organizer, do it with this kit! It has all the contents of the Business Builder, plus a Pantry Organizer. It’s the best way to start your Home Store.

SIMPLE PLATE*

2 Person Southwest-Style Chicken Quinoa (x2)
2 Person Tuscan Quinoa Bowl (x2)
2 Person Sweet & Sour Beef with Rice (x2)
2 Person Thai-Style Coconut Beef with Rice Noodles (x2)

PANTRY CANS

Chopped Onions (FD)
Chopped Chicken (FD)
Pineapple (FD)
Sausage Crumbles (FD)

SNACKIES

Strawberries (FD)
Coconut Bites (FD)
Sweet Corn (FD)
Cranberry Crunch
Cheddar Cheese Bites (FD)

MATERIALS

First Things First Flyer
Sample Cups (50)
Thrive Life Apron
Thrive Guide
Thrive Refresh Tips Fridge Magnet
Postcard Invitations (100)
Order/Application Forms (20)
Join Us Brochure (20)
Simple Solutions Flyer (20)
Recipe Cards (3 pack)
A Tale of 2 Bananas Flyer (20)
Thrive Life Product Catalog (10)

PANTRY ORGANIZER

Variety Can, Family Can, or Pantry Can System (Black or White)

VEGETARIAN STARTER KIT

Free of Gluten & Dairy

$129

Free shipping in the contiguous United States

This kit is for those who are looking for some additional income without a large time commitment. The Vegetarian kit provides all the same supplies as the Social Seller kit, including best selling foods that are free of gluten and dairy.

PANTRY CANS

Chopped Onions (FD)
Mushroom Pieces (FD)
Celery (FD)
Sweet Corn (FD)
Broccoli (FD)
Blueberries (FD)
Strawberry Slices (FD)
Pineapple (FD)
Peach Slices (FD)
Fuji Apples (FD)

MATERIALS

First Things First Flyer
Join Us Brochure
Simple Solutions Flyer
Thrive Guide
Order/Application Form
Thrive Refresh Tips Fridge Magnet
A Tale of 2 Bananas Flyer
Thrive Life Product Catalog

REGISTER NOW

When you join my team, you will also receive a free mini nutrition analysis (not available everywhere. If not you can have a mini Reiki session instead)  and chakra balancing. Why? Because I want you to glow!

 

January is a Great Month to Host a Tasting. Here’s Why!

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Host a tasting by mail (I send everything you need to you and your guests so you can have a fun tasting), by video chat, or in person if you are local to Addison, TX. Let’s set your date!

 

Thank you for thriving with me!

Gina

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Low-carb Roasted Vegetable Snack Mix!

Would you like to grab handfuls of an addictive, savory, mouth watering snack that’s good for you? My answer is yes, and that’s why I played with my vegetables and came up with this delicious snack mix.

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It started with a tomato and basil mini cheese ball recipe I made for a party. I didn’t want to put raw tomatoes in them, so I roasted some of my Thrive Life tomato dices by adding a hint of coconut oil, pink salt and Chef’s Choice seasoning. The tomatoes were luscious and my mini cheese balls were a hit.

Requests for low-carb recipes have been coming in lately, which has me looking at labels for new information. It turns out that tomatoes, zucchini and asparagus are all low in carbohydrate. I added them together, tossed them with a drizzle of coconut oil, some pink salt, Chef’s Choice and a bit of garlic powder. Roasting takes about twenty minutes and then…

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Oh. My. Yum!

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The tomatoes take on incredible umami. The zucchini, crunchy sweetness. The asparagus, crunchy green goodness.

I’m bringing my low-carb roasted vegetable snack mix to Fiesta Friday this week to share with Angie, the many talented cooks there and our host Sandhya@indfused.com

I’m drooling just thinking about eating this so now I have to make more. There’s no way to keep them in the house except to make more. My guests and I have a good case of Snack Mix Fever!

Here’s how you can catch it, too.

 

1 cup Thrive Life tomato dices

1 cup Thrive Life asparagus

1 cup Thrive Life zucchini

1 tbsp. coconut oil, melted

1 tsp. Himalayan pink salt

1 tsp. Thrive Life Chef’s Choice

1 tsp. garlic powder

 

Preheat the oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit.

Gently mix the vegetables together, right out of the can. Do not refresh them. Add seasonings. Stir in the coconut oil and then gently mix to coat the seasonings and oil over all of the vegetables.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread the vegetable mixture on the sheet and then roast them for fifteen to twenty minutes, stirring vegetables every five minutes for even roasting.

Allow the roasted vegetables to cool completely before storing them in an airtight container. I think they will keep for a week, but I’ve never been able to keep them around for more than a day or two, so I’m not exactly sure about that one.

You know, I think they would make good croutons in my salad. Hmm.

 

 

Thank you for thriving with me!

 

Gina

Thrive Life Independent Consultant

 

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Thrive Life Flash Sale – Today Only!

Seasoned Chicken Slices - Freeze Dried

I highly recommend the broccoli for its versatility. Eat it crunchy from the can for the biggest raw alkaline impact, powder it and add it to a meal, roast it with garlic or cook it in your favorite foods. All the reasons broccoli is revered as a beneficial part of a healthy eating plan are amplified by Thrive Life’s Nutri-lock twenty-one step process, designed to keep all the nutrients in and convenient for when you want broccoli.

My love for the sausage crumbles is whole and unabashed because I can grab a handful, or put 1/4 cup of them into a recipe, and then leave the rest in the can for another time. Try doing that with sausage from the health food store. Our sausage crumbles do not contain nitrates or nitrites.

 

Strawberries are in my morning protein drink every day. Studies show that to reap the most benefits from berries, they need to be eaten regularly. I’m all for that, plus they are just plain delicious!

Seasoned chicken slices and shredded cheddar cheese give a nice roundness to  this pack. I hydrate only what I need at the time and save the rest for later. I eat very little chicken or cheese, making this the perfect solution for me. If you eat a lot of chicken and cheese, get the family size can. It’s a fantastic value!

Ask me how you can get free shipping on this sale! You’re going to love my answer!

Questions? Please ask. I’m here to help! E-mail me at the reiki cafe @ gmail dot com or ask your question here.

No questions? You can order directly from the website.

 

Thank you for thriving with me!

 

Gina

Thrive Life Independent Consultant

 

 

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