My Thrive smoothie OG (original) is a build-your-own Thrive Smoothie. It was something I developed for myself initially as a Mum on the go with a jam-packed schedule (sound familiar?) Managing time between building my business, clients, studies and kids I needed a ton of nutrition that was quick and easy with minimal mess. This was the most nutrient-dense efficient way to power up my brain and body that was super delicious plus it offered portability. YES, please!
Not only did my Thrive smoothie that I had scientifically formulated fuel me, but it also satiated me for hours and curbed my cravings for fast releasing processed sugary carbohydrates! This was REVOLUTIONARY! I could easily move to my next meal without snacking, I had more energy than ever before, clarity of mind and felt amazing knowing I was giving my brain and body what it needed to T.H.R.I.V.E. These days, family (my kids included), friends, and clients who rely on their daily Thrive Smoothie anecdotally report a reduction in inflammation curbed cravings, mentally sharper, calmer, better sleep and they make better food choices. My Thrive Smoothie is very different from other smoothies out there that often spike blood sugar and leave us feeling hungry not long after. Instead, I use mostly whole foods with my 5 to thrive which is rooted-in-science in the correct ratios: Protein, healthy fat, fiber, dark leafy greens, and colored cellular carbohydrates.
The scientific formulation I have used to create my Thrive Smoothie using the 5 to Thrive will help you to increase your insulin sensitivity, balance blood sugar, regulate hunger hormones, feed your good-gut-buddies in your microbiota and help them to proliferate. It also helps boost your immune system and mood via the gut-brain axis and reduces inflammation in the body by feeding your cells what they need in order to function optimally. It is the easiest most delicious and portable no-fuss way to get the 5 to thrive into your day. It also aids in reducing inflammation in the body. It’s the most delicious and portable no-fuss way to get the most nutrition into your day.
I recommend having this as one of your meals each day. I prefer to have mine for breakfast with my coffee and sometimes (on Sundays) I will kick it down the day and have it for lunch. When having it as your first meal of the day you are really setting yourself up for optimal blood sugar balance, which helps you to feel balanced and satiated to get to your next 5 to thrive meal. This smoothie has changed my life, my family, friends and clients – I hope it will for you too.
PLEASE read all of my tips for making this BEFORE you go ahead and buy your ingredients to whiz your one up! Keep the categories and measurements the same, but feel free to change up the ingredients. I like to keep it simple or use some of my ‘optional add-ins’ below for some fun. Still hungry? Add an extra tablespoon of fiber and read my notes below. Whether you are vegan, raw vegan, vegetarian, paleo, keto, pegan, ancestral, omnivore, nut-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, or whichever way of eating you prescribe to, this smoothie is for EVERYONE!
Looking for other varieties that are Thrive Smoothie approved? I have 7 VERY different and absolutely delicious Thrive Smoothies that have been formulated using the science to help balance your blood sugar, increase insulin sensitivity, regulate your hunger hormone, feed your good gut-buddies in your microbiota, curb sugary cravings and keep you feeling full for hours. Here are the 7: Resort-Reset Thrive Smoothie (fruit free), Berry-Basil Thrive Smoothie, Masala-Chai Thrive Smoothie (fruit-free), Mocha-Mousse Thrive Smoothie, Choc-PB-Nana Thrive Smoothie, Matcha-Mint Thrive Smoothie (fruit-free) and this one! Don’t forget to tag me if you make this recipe on my Instagram at @thrivewithpriscilla – I love seeing your creations! Happy thriving.
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1 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories300
- % Daily Value *
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.