Thursday, March 8, 2012

Super foods, to save to day!

today i felt kind of blah.

oh come on,
you can't say it's never happened to you.

but i've always been a believer in food.
i believe it's the foods we eat that can lift our spirits and heal our bodies.

however, before my THRIVE days...these were beliefs that i couldn't necessary live by.
though i would try. there were many days that high-nutrient foods were out of my budget, and just plain...not in my home.

but unlike days past. I have ample supply of high-nutrient foods in my pantry.
including the superfood, Spinach!

so i made a "green drink" to lift my spirit!

what i did:
1 cup THRIVE spinach (reconstituted)
1 banana
2 Tbsp THRIVE peach drink
8 oz water
about 1/4 c. THRIVE pears
about 1/2 c. THRIVE strawberries

and lifting my spirit... it did!
i love that everything our bodies need...we can find in food.
and now, i love that every kind of food i need, i can find in THRIVE!
(without breaking the bank!)

and guess who also fell in love with our "green drink".

we were all happy tonight!

Check out this great article about the benefits of Freeze-dried foods:

Luckily, though, there is a way to get the best bang for your buck where nutrients are concerned. According to scientific research, freeze-dried green and berry extracts can contribute to optimum health and free radical oxidation in ways that traditionally stored and prepared fruits and vegetables cannot. While other cooking methods remove nutrients from your food, freeze-drying simply removes the water, leaving the antioxidants and phytonutrients intact.

And freeze-drying is not only superior in nutrient retention when compared to cooking methods, but with other storage methods as well. For instance, studies have shown that more than 90 percent of some nutrients can be lost in green beans even when refrigerated; freezing, though, resulted in stability of nutrient retention. Similarly, canning and blanching resulted in significant nutrient loss (2).

see the full article here.

1 comment:

  1. What cute photos! And, I love your quote about what our bodies need we can find in THRIVE. You are awesome!