It dawned on me the other day that I’ve been shopping at Thrive Market for over two years–it’s easy to remember since we started getting deliveries when Aria was a wee babe :). Theennn it dawned on me that I need to do a post about it since they sell some of our favorite organic & health brands at great prices, it’s super convenient to shop on their site (yay for one less errand I need to run/for groceries showing up at my doorstep), and I want to share with you in case you want to save money on wholesome food/products for you and your fam (after all, sharing is caring :)).
What is Thrive Market?
Basically, Thrive Market is the online Costco for health & organic foods, home goods, and even pet supplies. You’ll save anywhere from 25-50% off your great quality goods since there’s no retail mark-up. Yes, please.
How Does It Work?
Why I Love It
Thrive makes it super easy to shop according to your dietary/lifestyle needs (organic, raw, vegan, gluten-free, paleo, etc..). It’s also a great way to discover new products that fit your lifestyle based off of the things that you already like. I’m all about trying something new each time I make an order :). Thrive also gives back, which is awesome! When you sign up for a membership (a full year), you’re helping out a family in need by providing them with a membership of their own!
Also, if your order is $49+, you’ll get free shipping. And more often than not, they’re running specials and you could get a free gift with your order, and you’ll get notified via e-mail. Two purchases ago, we got this book as bonus gift with minimum purchase, and this past order we just got this cold brew kit–both things I actually like. I’ve yet to a get a free gift from them where I was like, “What the heck…?” <– Good gauge, right? 😉
My Most Recent Haul
I mentioned in my one my recent Instagram posts that this is my all time favorite green tea. It’s THE best. It’s great plain, but it’s extra delish with lemon & honey. If you want to have it iced, I recommend doing lemon, your choice of sweetener, mixed in with a passion fruit La-Croix since there’s also passion fruit flavors in the tea. You’re welcome.
Seriously, when I discovered this stuff (powdered peanut butter), it was a GAME CHANGER. I love peanut butter in smoothies; PB2 has less fat and tastes just as good and doesn’t get stuck to the sides of my Vitamix. I now use the powdered PB in this recipe.
Putting protein powder in my smoothies (this is also great in my coffee, since it dissolves rather than add thickness to your drink) has just been my go to, and when I found that I could get the benefits of bone broth in a protein powder and be able to add it into my smoothies without them tasting like chicken/or beef broth, I was sold. They’ve got plenty of flavors to choose from; I like vanilla because it’s super versatile. (In case you were wondering, this protein powder is low-carb, low-sugar, gluten-free, no preservatives, paleo, and non-GMO.)
Ok, I know this sounds disgusting, but seriously hear me out. This stuff is beyond good for you. Here are some of the main benefits of taking FCLO as a supplement:
- improves brain function (if you’re a breastfeeding mama and you take cod liver oil, your breastmilk will have higher levels of DHA–> so basically smarter babies. Ok, not necessarily–but you helping support their brain development)
- boosts fertility & helps with growth/development (Dave and I both took this when we were trying to conceive–our holistic nutritionist friend gave us the DL)
- boosts your immune system
- shown to help prevent cancer
- provides high source of omega-3 fatty acids
- helps prevent heart disease
- is a great source of vitamin A
- more here & here if you’re interested!
Oh, and I should mention that you can get these in capsule form (which is what i’ve linked you to), so it’s just like taking any other supplement. It’s a bit more hardcore if you take the oil straight up (but totally doable–plug your nose and throw it back!).
Ezra’s about to start solids in a month or so, and I’ll be putting this into his food (mashed avocado/other veggies, yogurt, bone broth, etc…), so that he gets it that way as well as through nursing. It’s said to be good for cognitive and eye development in babies, so why not?
Dave really likes this; he keeps a bag at work. It’s non-dairy and comes in lots of flavors. It’s an added perk for anyone who likes a subtle coconut flavor since coconut oil is one of its main ingredients. In addition to the caffeine boost that you get from coffee, the ingredients in the creamer give you a dose of sustained energy.
Once I got my Instant Pot, I was looking for all sorts of new recipes. I made ramen from home–it’s not super authentic, but it’s delish and fairly quick to throw together considering it’s a broth-based noodle dish. I used this recipe and made some tweaks (I added more sesame oil and garlic and ginger b/c yum). I love using these noodles for this dish and always have one in the pantry now b/c that recipe is a quick one to whip up.
Great snack. Different flavors. Aria loves these with hummus. Not gonna lie, I go through these way too fast.
These are treat snacks. But I always keep a couple in the diaper bag and in the car if we’re out and I need to give Aria an incentive to keep the peace :).
So good–but also kind of dangerous since I can kill off so much of the bag if i’m not careful. I also like the sea salt one. Aria is all about the “pop-o-cone” :).
That’s all for this haul! I hope this has help answer some questions for you if you’ve been wondering what the heck Thrive Market is and whether or not it’s worth your time.
If you’ve shopped Thrive Market before, what are your faves & staples? I love knowing what other people get–a lot of times it’s friend recommendations that lead me to discovering new favorites. Let me know below if you have any suggestions! 🙂 Stay tuned for another Thrive round-up :).