Welcome to Canberra THR1VE! and Paleo Pumpkin Raspberry Pancakes Recipe.

Once upon a time, we can definitely remember saying “someone should open a paleo/primal/healthy take away…they would do really well!” because finding a place to eat when you’re on the go can be a difficult task…especially when you have to constantly ask “does that contain gluten/dairy/refined sugar? Is the chicken free-range? And is the beef grass-fed?” The list of questions goes on and on.

Well we are super excited to announce that our takeaway anxiety (this isn’t a real thing) is now cured with the opening of THR1VE in our home town of Canberra (they are also open in Sydney). THR1VE  is all about providing quick, nutritious, delicious + fresh food take away options. Well stop the press + hallelujah! Where have you been all our lives?!

THR1VE’s menu is like a ‘choose your own adventure’. For breakfast and lunch you choose your base, then your main and then add your extras! They also have ‘grab-n-go’ options which provide for an even quicker way to get your healthy feed! We have visited two times now (all in the name of research to provide you a decent overview of what’s on offer…and perhaps for our own taste bud pleasure!) and are more than happy to say that THR1VE ticks all our boxes.

For breakfast, we tried the breakfast bowl, with three scrambled eggs, tomato, spinach, bacon (lots of it!) and smashed avocado. As you can tell they don’t go easy on the portion size! Normally we ask “where’s the rest?!” but THR1VE provided the perfect portion (aligning with their aim to provide us with high nutritional value options…woohoo THR1VE!)

We also tried the paleo pancakes… one of our favourite things to make ourselves! Cute factor = 100! MINI. DUTCH. PALEO. PANCAKES (why haven’t we thought of that before?!) topped with maple syrup + cinnamon, these are delish and for $5.50 you can’t go wrong! You can also choose to add banana (for no extra cost!) we forgot to do this but would definitely recommend it.

For dessert (yes, breakfast dessert) we decided a smoothie would go down a treat. So we tried the chocolate fix (you can’t go wrong with chocolate) and the banana walnut. To our surprise the banana walnut came out on top! The consistency was perfect (smooth + thick) and the taste = all kinds of delish. We actually ended up mixing both smoothies together when we were halfway done and this was  also a very good idea…

The following week we visited for dinner. We both have issues with food envy so ended up ordering the same thing. A lunch bowl with sweet potato + cauli mash, crisp greens with lemon + herb marinated chicken, roast capsicums and basil pesto (we added smashed avocado because avocado makes EVERYTHING better)…gourmet to go! The chicken was delicious, tender + moist and again we weren’t wondering where the rest of our meal was!

The best thing is that we only waited two minutes from the time we ordered till when our dinner was delivered! Healthy fast food…who woulda thought? So the verdict? Healthy, satisfying, fast. Tick! Tick! Tick! We plan on venturing back to try everything else on the menu, especially the salmon + minute steak, which have all had raving reviews from our friends.

We also hear on the grape vine that the menu is seasonal…so expect some fresh changes come Spring/Summer! Woohoo!

Inspired by our recent visit to THR1VE we have revised our pancake recipe (yes we have a banana recipe as well as a sweet potato version which are equally delish)…introducing our paleo pumpkin + raspberry pancakes!

Always merrymaking,

e + c

p.s we apologise for making everyone else jealous with this post, surely THR1VE stores will be popping up all over the place soon?! We sure hope so!

paleo pumpkin + raspberry pancakes.
Serves 2
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
stuff you need
  1. 300g pumpkin, peeled and cubed (we used butternut, but any kind will work!)
  2. 2 eggs
  3. 3/4 cup liquid egg whites (this is about 6 egg whites)
  4. 3 tbs coconut flour (you can swap this for any nut meal)
  5. 1 tbs cinnamon (the more the merrier though!)
  6. 1 tbs natvia (or stevia)
  7. 1 cup raspberries (we used frozen because they are cheaper and just as tasty)
  8. 1 tbs coconut oil
now what
  1. Cook the pumpkin cubes (we boiled ours) until soft.
  2. Whiz the pumpkin with a food processor (we use our Vitamix) until smooth.
  3. Add the eggs + egg whites and whiz again until combined.
  4. Add the coconut flour, cinnamon and natvia + whiz again until really really smooth.
  5. Now add your raspberries. We like them to be chunky so whiz a little but not too much!
  6. Heat your coconut oil in a large sauce pan to medium heat (you don't want it too hot, otherwise they will burn).
  7. Place spoonfuls of the mixture into the sauce pan.
  8. Cook for around three minutes or until they start to bubble.
  9. Flip VERY VERY carefully. Did we mention flip these carefully?
  10. It is a soft mixture so flip them carefully... ok you guys get it.
  11. Cook for a further 3 mins + then keep warm on a plate covered with some foil.
  12. Continue to make the rest of your pancakes until all the mixture is finished.
  13. To serve, stack your pancakes + top with what ever your taste buds desire!
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Comments 19

  1. thr1ve is great! have you been to deeks in torrens? theyve got amazing grain free baked goodies and coffee!
    also i was wondering- does your healthy mindset extend to things beyond eating/ excercize? such as beauty treatment, yoga, spiritualism (healthy mind = healthy body), meditation etc? just curious!

  2. Hi Lola! We are Thr1ve lovers 🙂 we have been meaning to head to Deeks for AGES! We have tried some of their bread before and it was great! Thanks for your question, we believe there is so much more to our health than just the food we eat. A healthy mind set is so important to us. We love living and thinking as positively as we can. We don’t use chemical beauty products and we treat ourselves to a facial/massage every now and then for some real relax time! We do body balance three times a week which is a mix of yoga, pilates and tai-chi, we absolutely LOVE this, especially the 10 minute meditation at the end. We have also just started looking into other methods of meditation which we are excited to try! We have very open minds and love hearing about other’s experiences. We see the benefit in gratitude and each and every morning will tell ourselves at least five things we are grateful for, this makes every start to the day that little bit better! How about you? e & c

  3. Hi, I was just wondering about the taste…. is there taste of pumpkin very strong?
    Thanks & can’t wait for some new recipes!

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  5. Hi Laura! Wow, thanks for looking us up and commenting! It was great chatting to you the other day. We hope you find some recipes you like the look of! All our recipes on the blog are dairy free. If you ever have any questions just let us know. :):)

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