The official Thrive Foods review thread (to be updated).
Add recipe reviews for Thrive Foods: 200 Plant-Based Recipes for Peak Health (Whole Foods to Thrive) by Brendan Brazier here (as well as other Thrive Diet recipe reviews), and I will add them to the compilation. Thanks to blinknoodle for pointing me in the direction of this list.
Sunflower Seed Hemp Milk
Sacha Inchi Milk
Ginger Pear Smoothie with Sunflower Seed Hemp Milk
Chocolate Almond Smoothie with Sacha Inchi Milk
Brendan’s Original Lemon Lime Sports Drink
The Brazier (Thrive Juice Bar)
Thai Avocado Smoothie (Thrive Juice Bar)
Coconut Thai Lime Leaf Smoothie (Thrive Juice Bar)
Coconut, Mango, Yellow Curry Smoothie (Thrive Juice Bar)
La Belle Verte (The Beautiful Green One) Smoothie (Crudessence)
Green Mango Dessert Smoothie
Tropical Pineapple Papaya Smoothie
Chocolate Goodness Smoothie
Toasted Chia Ginger Pear Cereal
Sacha Inchi Baked Apple Cinnamon Cereal
Breakfast Blueberry Chia Pudding
Chocolate Raspberry Chia Pudding
New Potato Pancakes
Buckwheat Banana Pancakes
Wild Rice Yam Pancakes
Thai Salad (Matthew Kenney)
Beet Salad with Lemon Herb Cream Cheese (Ravens’ Restaurant)
Roasted Beet and Fennel Salad with Belgium Endive (Millennium)
Roasted Vegetable Salad with Roasted Garlic Dressing (Candle 79)
Shaved Zucchini and Sacha Inchi Salad
Spicy Lentil Salad (Beets Living Food Café)
Cumin Style Cabbage Salad with Tart Green Apple
Good Roots Salad with Coconut Cumin Dressing
Dilled Spinach Salad with Avocado
New Caesar Salad
Summertime Chef Salad
Summer Chopped Salad (Tal Ronnen)
Watercress Salad with Roasted Beets
Mexican Salad Bowl
Wilted Chard Salad with Lima Beans
South of the Border Coleslaw
Dandelion Salad with Sundried Tomatoes and Lentil Dressing
Hemp Seed Kale Salad
Quick Kale Avocado Salad (Chad Sarno)
Chinese Chopped Salad
Chopped Garden Salad
Asian Vegetable Noodle Salad
Asian Carrot Avocado Salad
Candied Grapefruit Salad (Amanda Cohen)
Thanks so much, AC! :)
Looks like some unique recipes. It's on my wish list.
I have the original Thrive, the one with just a few recipes in it. Should I put my reviews on this page? I don't have a ton of reviews, but I would love to share them.
Chilled Carrot Ginger Soup
I thought this was pretty good, but I had a distinct flavor in mind, as I LOVE the Carrot Ginger soup from Vegan Table--so it had a lot to live up to. But it was delicious, and once I got over the initial differences, I thought it stood well on its own. If I had a Vitamix I would have liked it even better creamier, but my processor did fairly well with it.
These reviews are from Thrive: The Vegan Nutrition Guide to Optimal Performance in Sports and Life (just rolls off the tongue, doesn't it?!)
Chocolate Blueberry Engergy Bars
Good, but the blueberries were difficult to knead in at the end--they sort of just fell out when I shaped them.
Apple Cinnamon Energy Bars
These are super yummy! I make these and freeze them to eat after runs. I have subbed in barley flakes and oatmeal for the cooked quinoa before, and I don't quite like 2 tsp of cinnamon in this --1.5 tsp does the job for me, and I consider myself a cinnamon lover! I also ease off the nutmeg a bit on this too, just a very scant 1/2 tsp.
Almond Flaxseed Burger
LOVE THIS. This is my go-to recipe when I can't think of anything to make or I don't have any time. I add in raw peppers, chili flakes, or Sriracha to give it some heat. I only add 1/2-1 tablespoon of extra oil, because if you get your almonds ground up nice, you don't really need it. These are great cooked or raw--I love them either way.
Spicy Black-Eyed Pea Quinoa Pizza
I didn't really like the crust (taste-wise), and it just seemed kind of doughy, even after cooking for over an hour.
Lemon Rooibos Crackers
LOVE LOVE LOVE these. I've made them so many times, however, I still cannot get this to really be "cracker" like. They are sort of crumbly. I can't get my almonds quite fine enough, I think. I just break off pieces and sprinkle them over salads or soups, but you can't really dip into a hummus or other dip with these. They won't stand up. But I just adore the taste. It's so fresh and different.
These were really good with hummus, but I struggled to get them spread thin enough to be crispy--maybe my vegetable chunks were too big? They had a nice hearty taste to them. I added some coriander, and that was super tasty.
Nutritional Yeast Sauce
This is really yummy. I ran it through the blender before I cooked it, though. I think this helpe with the texture. This was excellent on pizza.
Sunflower Seed Pate
This is really really oily. Next time I make it I will cut WAY back on the oil, and possibly only make half the recipe. With all the oil, it was pretty rich and we couldn't eat big enough servings to get rid of it before it went bad. I like the flavor and it's great on crackers with soup.
Spicy Sun-Dried Tomato Marinara Sauce
Double the garlic, and I left over the cucumber, and this was still amazing. Loved it! Better than most cooked sauces I've ever had. I was eating it out of the blender with my finger!