#Tastytuesday #Recipe Review – Spinach Sun-Dried Tomato Quiche #gluten-free

Mrs. Plant In Texas is a talented cook with an inspiring healing journey. If you don’t already know about her I am pleased to introduce you and to share my experience with making her quiche recipe.

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Nutiva Hemp Protein Review + Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe -Tried It, Reviewed It, Recommend It

Nutiva Protein Powder

After trying every protein powder in the health food store and in my Urthbox delivery for the last three years, I know this is the best. Why? It’s organic. It’s hemp, which is a known superfood for its complete protein profile. It’s 100% hemp protein, no sugars or flavors added. I love the grind they use, which isn’t too fine, the way you often see with rice protein powder, which means that it blends well and has a nice texture. More bonuses – widely available, gluten-free, dairy-free, and there’s no bitter taste like you see with rice protein powder or pea protein powder.

Here’s an easy recipe to try out. Once you know the basics, you can take your smoothies as far as your imagination will go.

Banana Berry Smoothie


1 Banana

1 C. Strawberries (note: freeze if you want a chilled smoothie and freeze the banana, too,  if you want an icy smoothie.)

1 1/2 C. milk of your choice (choose one with protein). We use Trader Joe’s Simply Almond and Good Karma + Protein. Both are unsweetened. If you use animal-derived milk, buy organic, grass-fed, and raw, if the laws where you live allow for it. If not, get as close to that standard as you can.)

1/4 C. Nutiva Organic Hemp Protein Powder


Measuring cups

Smoothie blender and attachments


Put the fruit into the blender cup. Add protein powder. Then add milk. If you like a thinner smoothie, you may want to add more milk at this point.

You bought the wrong smoothie blender (4)

Blend for 45 seconds. Enjoy!

You bought the wrong smoothie blender (6)

One handy reason why smoothies became and stayed popular is how versatile they are. You can hide put supplements in and never taste them. I use MSM powder (known for its bitter taste and for its effectiveness) for inherited arthritis. It helps me use my hands all day long without painful, forced rest breaks. Another supplement I put in my smoothie is liquid iodine, which I personally have a high need for to keep my thyroid happy.

Smoothies are fast, easy, and delicious. Pro tip: use only the best ingredients. The fewer toxins you take in, the fewer you have to detox. This way all the good stuff works extra well to give you longevity, happy taste buds, and the freedom to satisfy your cravings.

I have a delicious mocha smoothie recipe. If you want to see it, comment and I will share.

Do you have a favorite smoothie combination?

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March Thrive Life News & Specials

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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.


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…


Oh. My. Yum!


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.



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Spiced Apple Oatmeal – Inspired by Who’s That In The Cat Pajamas by Sojourner McConnell



This chapter book charmed the socks off of me! Dolcey is so sweet, and loving! The story is relevant and moving. The illustrations are perfect for the story. I can’t wait for another Dolcey book!

While I was reading about Emily and Dolcey, I had the idea for this spiced apple oatmeal. You’ll understand why when you read this delightful chapter book.


Thrive Life Quick Oats are gluten free.

SAO jar

       Make ahead for busy mornings, camping and to give as gifts!

SAO apple can


That’s a family can of Fuji apples in the background!

Spiced Apple Oatmeal (1)

I’m bringing my spiced apple oatmeal to Fiesta Friday this week. It’s too good not to share! Our co-hosts this week are Suzanne @ apuginthekitchen and Monika @ Everyday Healthy Recipes.


Meet The Author

If you’re in Kentucky this October, you can meet Sojourner McConnell and get your copy of Who’s That In The Cat Pajamas signed!

Where: Karen’s Book Barn. 127 E. Main Street, La Grange, KY.

When: October 14th from 11-4.

Bonus! When you buy a copy of Who’s That In The Cat Pajamas at the signing, you get to choose one of these Snackies Singles to go with it. We call this a book and a Snackie. While supplies last.



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Berryd Treasure

My dear friends H.L. Carpenter just released a new cozy mystery titled, “A Cause For Murder: An Emma Twiggs Mystery”.


As part of their release tour a fellow author and friend, Sloane Taylor, posted one of the Carpenter’s most delicious recipes. You can see the original recipe here.

I know you’re foodies, and you may be wondering why I haven’t shown you how the Carpenter’s inspired me to make the most delicious crumble I’ve ever made. There’s a good reason – the Cozy Mystery genre. Cozy Mysteries often feature our favorite subject – food. For example, there’s a character in “A Cause For Murder” who tries his baking attempts out on our Emma. Sweet soul that she is, she is kind to him. He needs this recipe!

Fiesta Friday goers are going to love this

Berryd Treasure

Made with freeze-dried strawberry slices and diced pears.


I admit that I’m a cheater who plays it safe. My strawberries will never grow mold before I use them. I didn’t spend time washing or chopping the fruit. I simply measured and refreshed with water.


Here’s my recipe:

1 1/4 Thrive Life strawberry slices, refreshed

3/4 Thrive Life diced pears, refreshed

1/8 tsp. Thrive Life Classic Lemonade powder

1/2 C. water

Combine the strawberries, pears, lemonade powder and water in a bowl. Refresh for at least 10 minutes while you make the crumble topping.

3 Tbsp. coconut sugar

2 Tbsp. Thrive Life Quick Oats

2 Tbsp. pecan pieces, chopped

2 Tbsp. gluten-free flour

1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

1 Tbsp. butter

Measure the sugar, oats, pecan pieces, gluten-free flour and pumpkin pie spice into a plastic bag. Shake to mix. Your little ones will like helping with this part. Add the tablespoon of butter and then close the bag. Knead the butter in until the topping looks like loose crumbs.

Bake It

Preheat the oven to 350 F.

Butter the bottom of a glass baking dish.

Add the fruit mixture, then the crumble mixture.

Bake for 20 minutes or until the fruit is cooked.


Visit Angie and all of our Fiesta Friday guests for Fiesta Friday #179! Our co-hosts this week are Petra at Food Eat Love and Laura at Feast Wisely.


Feel free to visit my Thrive Life website to order your own strawberries, pears, classic lemonade powder and quick oats. You won’t believe how versatile, delicious and convenient our groceries are!


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Raspberry Lemon Spritzer

Raspberry LemonSpritzer

I’m bringing my Raspberry Lemon Spritzer to Fiesta Friday this week because every summer party needs tangy, refreshing drinks! Please join us at the party. Our co-hosts this week are Monika @ Everyday Healthy Recipes and Jhuls @ The Not So Creative Cook.


The more Thrive Life food I eat and drink, the better I feel. How good will you feel? I can’t wait to find out!

Did you get a care package from me recently? If you did, then you can make this now!

I don’t want you to be left out! I care about you and will gladly send you a care package! E-mail thereikicafe@gmail.com and we’ll get your care package ready to go. U.S. Only. Sorry, my love has shipping limitations for now, but I’m working on it.


Here’s how you make Raspberry Lemon Spritzer:

8 oz. Club Soda, chilled

1/2 tsp. Thrive Life Classic Lemonade powder

5 Thrive Life Raspberries, freeze-dried


Mix them together, stir and sip. So refreshing and tangy. Of course you can add sweetener to it if you want. I don’t think it needs it, but hey, they’re your taste buds.



The pack he mentions in the video is no longer available, but raspberries are on sale until the end of the month.


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The lemonade powder is good for so much more than only lemonade. I make lemon pancakes and marinades with it all the time! I can’t wait to see what you do with it!

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Thrive Life June Specials and News

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I have some awesome goodies for my customers this month,
including extra prizes for hosting! Let’s get some free and half-price food delivered to your doorstep!
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Refreshing Chocolate & Raspberry Frozen Treat – Guilt Free!

Dairy-free Chocolate Raspberry Frozen TreatI read Fiesta Friday every week to drool over lots of talented contributions, promising myself that I will bring a dish worthy of the fiesta. Today is the day! I hope you’ll visit Fiesta Friday #175 to see the features and next week’s entries.

This week’s hosts are Monika @ Everyday Healthy Recipes and Suzanne @ A Pug in the Kitchen.



1/2 Cup Thrive Life banana slices, refreshed and then frozen

1 tsp. unsweetened cocoa powder

1 Tbsp. Thrive Life raspberries in their freeze-dried form

Add all three ingredients to the blender. Use the blend button, stopping to move chunks down, until you have creamy, frozen deliciousness.

Now you can taste and adjust if you want more chocolate or raspberry flavor. I shared what tastes good to me.

Eat immediately or freeze for later. This is enough for one person.

If you haven’t played with freeze-dried foods, you are going to be so surprised! They are packed with flavor, color and versatility. They chose my recipe for the site, too! So exciting!

See you at the fiesta!



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Pulled Pork Creations Pack – Pulled Pork Shepherd’s Pie

The more Thrive Life food I eat, the better I feel.

Pulled Pork Shepherd’s Pie


Your pack includes:

  • Pulled Pork
  • Onion Slices
  • Red Bell Peppers
  • Green Chili Peppers
  • Green Beans
  • Espagnole (Savory Beef Gravy)
  • Country White Dough Mix
  • Instant White Rice
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Chef’s Choice Seasoning Blend
  • Recipes to make four main dishes and three side dishes
Get Your Pack

$100.00 plus $10.99 shipping

Links to more recipes in the pack:

Pulled Pork Chile Verde & Spanish Rice

Open-faced Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Loaded Mashed Potatoes


Last Month’s New Pack is This Month’s Hostess Prize!

The Home Cookin’ Ground Beef Pack

Watch the Vegetable Medley Video

Links to More Recipes in the Home Cookin’ Ground Beef Pack

Italian Baked Penne
Hearty Calzone
Weeknight Tacos – watch the video
Shepherd’s Pie
Loaded Refried Beans

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You can host a party from anywhere in the U.S. I will send all that you need to have a successful, fun party. You automatically get a party link on my website where your guests can learn about our amazing food, and where you receive credit if they place an order. You can choose from an online video party, a Facebook party or an Instagram party as well.
     Host prizes are free and half off Thrive Life food. You have everything to gain by having a party.
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When you commit to the Q for at least $100 each month you will receive a lot of free bonuses, like free food, a free mini analysis or a free chakra balancing and bonus Q points you redeem for free food whenever you like for each dollar you spend.
I suggest you save them up for our next big sale in November. That’s what I’m doing!
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Choose the option to allow me to help you with your Q by updating your consultant access Q setting. You will be able to view any changes made to your Q 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.

The Opportunity
Check out our career plan to see how big your opportunity is with Thrive Life.
When you join The Thrive Tribe, you also receive a free chakra balancing and a free mini nutrition analysis. Why? Because I want you to glow!
Free shipping this month saves you at least $10.99.
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