Patriotic Jello with Freeze-Dried Fruits

Desserts, Thrive Fruits
We originally posted this on our Food Storage Made Easy blog but thought it would be fun to share it here too since it uses Thrive freeze-dried fruits. This patriotic jello is completely a "shelf stable" recipe if you use freeze-dried fruits in it. It also works perfectly fine with regular fruit and cool-whip. It's fun to know that you can make a creative and delicious treat for your family even if you are living completely off of food storage! Patriotic Jello Ingredients: 2 3-oz packages blue jello 2 3-oz packages strawberry jello 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin (Knox brand) 14-oz can Eagle Sweetened Condensed Milk Optional Ingredients: Thrive Freeze Dried Strawberries Thrive Freeze Dried Blueberries Spiff-E-Whip (I found this at Wal-Mart or Amazon) Directions: Gather all of your ingredients. Make…
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Super Easy Green Smoothie Mixes

Recipes, Thrive Fruits
Everyone wants to try to eat healthier these days, but it's not always very convenient. I've been trying to eat more green smoothies lately to get in some extra nutrition when I don't want to take the time to cook a healthy lunch for myself. My problem is that I'm not consistent enough to keep all my spinach and fruits from going bad before I can get through them all. Well since I discovered the secret of using Thrive fruits and veggies in my smoothies my world has completely changed! You can mix and match your ingredients but here is a basic formula you can use to create your own smoothie mixes! It's the perfect amount to fit in a quart size canning jar so you can even make big…
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Homemade Popsicles

Thrive Fruits
With summer in the air (finally) I thought it would be fun to share something I've been doing with my kids as the weather has gotten warmer. My little 7 year old loves to cook with me, loves to use my blender, and loves to eat. For a few weeks he kept asking me to make smoothies daily and I thought it would be nice to have smoothies already pre-made in my freezer to give to him whenever he wanted. Well then I thought ... "Why couldn't I?" I had picked up Popsicle molds similar to THESE at a store and had them in my cupboard. I love the idea of homemade Popsicles because you can control the ingredients, additives, sugars etc! The recipe I use is pretty simple.... Ingredients:…
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Ways to Use Freeze-Dried Fruits

Thrive Fruits
SNACKING: We love to just eat the fruit straight. Our kids eat them instead of fruit snacks, and they are a much healthier snack. BAKING: Adding freeze dried fruits to baking is so easy. You can add them to muffins, pies and more. Check out how Jodi made a Blackberry pie for her husband using freeze dried blackberries.  Jodi also used some freeze dried fruits in her famous 4th of July Patriotic Jello CEREALS: Try adding some of your freeze dried fruits to oatmeal, cereals, pancakes or any other breakfast foods. Most of the time we just add the fruit dry and let the liquid of the cereals hydrate the fruits. SYRUPS/JAMS: Freeze dried fruit is great for making syrups and jams. When you get to the bottom of your number 10 can, and you have some freeze dried fruit powder, consider using it to make your own quick jams like this. DRESSINGS: We've even…
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