Wait….you can make your OWN? I know…Mind BLOWN!
I am so excited about this one….I worked with it and played with it and I’m in love with it….ssshhhhh.
One of the things I love about Thrive is that they have NO MSG in their foods. LOVE LOVE LOVE this. Their bouillon does have autolyzed yeast extract in it. Now, these are both substances that contain large amounts of glutamate, but they’re not the same thing. MSG is a synthetically derived and highly concentrated flavor enhancer. Autolyzed yeast and hydrolyzed protein are completely natural ingredients that contain large amounts of glutamate. So, not the same (for more info see this article). However, people can still be sensitive to the smaller amounts of glutamine in the natural ingredients and I have a couple of those in my house.
So it gives me no small amount of pleasure to say that I can make something that’s just as amazing, but 100% natural and identifiable in its ingredients list. And it’s a pretty nice feeling to feel like I have control over what food my family eats. Oh, and did I mention I had all but one ingredient in my HomeStore? So bring on the soups, the sauces, the sick people….I don’t need no stinkin’ MSG laden bouillon any more! Wow, that was liberating! Here you go….oh, and make sure you set aside a good…I don’t know… FIVE MINUTES to get this thing done.
- 3/4 c. nutritional yeast (NOT the same as baker’s yeast)…find this at the health food store
- 1/3 c. sea salt
- 1/4 c. Thrive Mushrooms (FD)
- 1 T. Thrive Red Bell Peppers (FD)
- 1 T. Thrive Spinach (FD)
- 1 T. Thrive Broccoli (FD)
- 1 T. Thrive Celery (FD)
- 1 T. Thrive Chopped Onion (FD)
- 1 1/2 T. onion powder
- 1 T. garlic powder
- 2 t. parsley
- 1 t. celery seed
- 1 t. dill weed
- 1 t. thyme
- 1 t. marjoram
- 1 t. dried lemon zest (opt)
- FOR CHICKEN: 1/2 c. Thrive Chopped Chicken (FD) or Seasoned Chicken Slices (FD)
- FOR BEEF: 1/2 c. Thrive Roast Beef (FD) or Beef Dices (FD)
- Throw everything into a blender and process until it is a fine powder.
- Add 1 t. of mix to 1 cup water, or to taste.
Couldn’t be easier. This has great flavor, great blend-ability….good stuff.
Give it a try. You can play with the seasonings if you want to customize them to your family’s tastes. This worked for me.
Have YOU ever made your own bouillon? I’d love to know how it goes, so leave me a comment! Should I have said please?….
P.S. We skipped the “What Am I Forgetting?” Series post yesterday so I could bring you the news about Thrive’s amazing March Madness Case Sale, but we’ll resume the series next Monday. Thanks for your understanding! Remember to stock up on your Thrive goodies before March 25th!