Make any meal high protein, morning, noon and night!

Learn how to incorporate our plant proteins into your homemade and ready-made meals, from pastas and salad dressings to baked goods and breakfast.

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Acai Berry Shortcake Smoothie

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Serves 1
A sweet (secretly healthy) berry shortcake treat in smoothie form!

Ingredients:

1/2 cup Zola Blueberry Acai juice
1/2 cup cold, filtered water
1/4 cup raw, soaked cashews
1 Tbs oats (uncooked)
1/2 tsp maca powder
pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg
pinch of salt
1/2-3/4 cup frozen mixed berries
1/2 scoop Growing Naturals Vanilla Blast Rice Protein Powder
Optional: 1 tsp Mushroom Matrix Fit Matrix
Sweetener if needed
Ice

Directions:

Place all ingredients into a blender and mix until smooth and creamy. Add additional sweetener or ice if you desire.

Recipe courtesy of Another Hungry Vegan

Mocha Acai Protein Shake

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Serves 1
A fantastic morning protein shake made with organic ingredients that get your day started off with a boost of energy!

Ingredients:

1/2 cup Chameleon Cold Brew Mocha coffee concentrate (or cooled, brewed coffee)
1/2 cup Zola Acai Juice
1/2 tsp maca powder (such as Navitas Naturals)
1/2 frozen banana
Sweetener to taste (stevia, dates, etc)
1 scoop Growing Naturals Vanilla Blast Rice Protein
Handful of ice

Directions:
Place all ingredients into a blender and mix until you get a smooth consistency. Add extra ice, sweetener, or another half of a banana if desired. If you are sensitive to caffeine, perhaps try this recipe with decaf coffee and less (or no) maca powder.

Recipe courtesy of Shannon Hickman of Another Hungry Vegan

Vanilla Berry Shake

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Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 3 minutes

Ingredients:

1 cup frozen mixed berries
2 scoops Growing Naturals Vanilla Rice Protein
1 Tbsp raw coconut butter
1 Tbsp sunflower seeds
1 Tbsp hemp seeds
2 dates (optional)
3 cups water

Directions:

Blend and enjoy.  This colorful and tasty smoothie has about 33 grams of protein per serving thanks to the protein rich Growing Naturals Vanilla Rice Protein Powder and the variety of raw organic seeds. If you want to keep sugars to a minimal, omit the dates. This shake puts a spring in my step.

Recipe courtesy of Dr. Blythe Metz of Blythe Natural Living

Chocolate Ice Cream

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Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 3 minutes

Ingredients:

4 frozen bananas, peeled
2 scoops Growing Naturals Chocolate Rice Protein
¼ cup plant milk of choice (almond, hemp, coconut, or rice)
2 Tbsp raw cacao powder
1 Tbsp honey (optional)
1 Tbsp mesquite powder (optional)
2 Tbsp peanut or almond butter (optional)

Directions:

Place all ingredients in high powder blender, and blend using tamper. The tamper helps blend ice creams because very little liquid is used, keeping it rich and creamy.

This protein rich ice cream is power packed with nutrients, easy to make and taste amazing!  The kids will love it too!

Recipe courtesy of Dr. Blythe Metz of Blythe Natural Living

Peach and Blueberry Protein Muffin

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Ingredients:

3 Tbsp buckwheat flour
1/2 scoop Growing Naturals Vanilla Blast Brown Rice Protein Powder
2 egg whites or 2 Tbsp of egg whites
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup applesauce
1/4 cup milk of choice
1/2 peach chopped
1/4 cup blue berries, frozen or fresh

Directions:

Mix flour, protein powder, egg whites, and baking powder in bowl.  Add in applesauce and milk. You may need more milk if the mix is too dry.  This depends on your flour and protein powder.
Add in peaches and berries and microwave on high for 3 1/2 minutes.
Leave some of the peaches and berries for a topping if desired.

Recipe courtesy of Brittany Trentham, MEd, RDH, CHES of DelightsandDelectables.com

Chocolate Matcha Chia Pudding

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Serves 2

Ingredients:

1/4 cup chia seeds
1.5 cups almond milk (or your milk of choice) or water
1 tsp matcha powder
1 scoop Growing Naturals Chocolate Rice Protein Powder

Directions:

Put all ingredients in a container and stir to mix.
Allow to sit for 3 hours or ideally overnight to thicken.  I like to stir mine after an hour or so to make sure everything is well distributed.

Serve with fruit of choice.  I served mine with strawberries.  A dusting of coconut would be delicious too!

Recipe courtesy of Brittany Trentham, MEd, RDH, CHES of DelightsandDelectables.com

Carrot Cake Oatmeal with a Protein Boost

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Makes 1 serving

Ingredients:

1/2 cup old fashioned oats (steel cut oats work fine too)
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/2 cup water
1 large carrot, shredded (about 1/2 cup) sometimes I even buy the baby food pouches of carrots. Works great! They have all kinds that mix great into oatmeal and shakes.
2 tbsp raisins
2 dashes cinnamon
2-3 drop vanilla extract
Drizzle of agave nectar or a few dates to add a bit of natural sweetness
1 scoop Growing Naturals Vanilla Blast Pea Protein powder (optional but amps up the tastiness and nutrition about 75%!)

Directions:

Place the oats, milk, and water in a small pot and heat over medium until simmering. Turn down heat to low and cook for 3 minutes.
Meanwhile, shred the carrot.
After the oats have simmered for 3 minutes, add the shredded carrot, raisins, and cinnamon to the pan. Cook for another 3 minutes.
Cook to desired consistency then turn off heat and add the vanilla extract, protein powder and sweetener.
Transfer to a bowl, and top with your favorites if you like… , 1 TBSP nut butter,hemp seed hearts, flaxmeal, chia seeds raw almonds or walnuts are all nice options

Recipe courtesy of Kelly Itsell of FitnessYouCanLiveWith

Protein-Packed Mango Smoothie

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Prep time:  5 mins
Total time:  5 mins
Serves: 2

Gluten-free and dairy/casein-free

Ingredients:

1 cup frozen mango, cubed (Love buying big bags to keep on hand in the freezer!)
1 banana, peeled and cut into large chunks
½ – ¾ cup unsweetened coconut milk (or other milk of your choice)
1 scoop Growing Naturals Vanilla Pea Protein powder
Garnish options: mango slice, banana slice, plantain chips (pictured) or coconut flakes (pictured)

Directions:

Place all ingredients in blender, except garnish items
Blend until mixture is completely smooth
Pour it up, garnish if desired, and enjoy!

Recipe courtesy of Gluten Free Gigi

Red Velvet Smoothie

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Who says it has to be indulgent to taste indulgent? This Red Velvet Smoothie is proof that you can have the flavors of the holiday season without getting off track with your healthy gluten-free lifestyle!

My favorite parts about this smoothie, besides the fact that it tastes so amazing, is that it is dairy-free and packed with plant-based protein that is soy- and nut-free! In just a few minutes you can have a rich, velvety protein-packed smoothie to help you power through your day!

Rev up that blender!

Prep time: 5 mins
Total time: 5 mins
Serves 1

Gluten-free, dairy-free, casein-free, soy-free, nut-free, corn-free, vegan.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup milk (I use unsweetened coconut milk; use your favorite dairy- or plant-based milk)
6 medium fresh or frozen strawberries, chopped (frozen berries yield a thicker smoothie and eliminate the need for ice; if your berries aren’t frozen, you can toss in a few ice cubes)
1-2 Tablespoons Growing Naturals Pea Protein powder
1-2 teaspoons cocoa powder (or carob powder)
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Optional: depending upon the sweetness of your berries, you may want to add a small amount of your favorite sweetener

Directions:

Place ingredients in blender
Blend until smooth
Pour and serve immediately

Recipe courtesy of Gluten Free Gigi

Healthy Apple Pie Protein Smoothie

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This rich and creamy smoothie is so simple to assemble! Just take a few basic ingredients and a whir whir in the blender, then you’ll be sipping what tastes like a slice of (healthy) apple pie!

What better way to get your “apple a day” could there be?! And don’t forget to take advantage of local, in-season apples at farm stands and you-pick orchards. Supporting our health while supporting local farmers and the planet is always a win!

Prep time:  5 mins
Total time:  5 mins
Serves: 1

This recipe is free from gluten/wheat, dairy/casein, soy, tree nuts, peanuts, corn, and egg.

Ingredients:

½ to 1 cup ice, depending on how frosty you like your smoothies (I use about 1 cup.)
1 medium apple, cubed (Peel on/off, you decide. I leave it on.)
1 scoop Growing Naturals Pea Protein powder
2 teaspoons honey (adjust to taste, or omit; you could also use maple syrup or agave nectar)
Heaping ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
6 ounces milk (plant-based or dairy, it’s up to you)
Apple slice & dash of cinnamon, to dress it up (Because we’re fancy!)

Directions:

Place all ingredients in blender EXCEPT apple slice & extra dash of cinnamon (last ingredient in list).
Blend away until it’s all smooth and frosty.
Pour it up, fancy it up […]

Black Forest Smoothie

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This smoothie is like having a rich, delicious slice of Black Forest cake with ZERO GUILT!! I love whipping up this decadent tasting treat for breakfast and sipping my way through the morning, powering up for my busy day! The best part is, all ingredients are gluten-free and free from dairy, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, eggs and corn!

Buy organic frozen cherries that are already pitted to save time. They add a special sweetness and flavor to this delicious smoothie!

Prep time:  5 mins
Total time:  5 mins
Serves: 2

Ingredients:

1 cup ice
½ cup milk (I used unsweetened coconut milk.)
¾ cup fresh or frozen cherries, pits removed (I use frozen organic cherries.)
1 scoop Growing Naturals Chocolate Rice Protein powder
½ Tablespoon dark raw cacao or cocoa powder
¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Directions:

Place all ingredients in blender in order given.
Blend until smooth.
Pour into 2 glasses and enjoy right away!

Recipe courtesy of Gluten Free Gigi

Frosty Pumpkin Protein Smoothie

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This Frosty Pumpkin Protein Smoothie is the perfect autumn sipper for a healthy snack on the go, a quick breakfast, or even as lunch on the run. With natural sweetness from in-season fruit and a powerful hunger-blasting hit of plant-based protein, you’ll want to keep this recipe handy to enjoy all autumn long.

Prep time: 5 mins
Total time: 5 mins

This recipe is free from gluten, dairy/casein, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, eggs and corn.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk (or other milk of your choice)
1/2 cup frozen pumpkin (fresh or canned puree, NOT pie filling), in chunks
1/2 cup frozen seedless grapes
2 slices peeled ginger root (about 1 Tablespoon chopped or grated fresh ginger)
1/2 scoop (about 1 heaping Tablespoon) Growing Naturals Yellow Pea Protein powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Additional grapes and 1 Tablespoon raw sunflower seed kernals as optional garnish

Directions:

Place all ingredients (except additional grapes and sunflower seed kernels) in blender in order given.
Blend until smooth.
If the mixture is thicker than you like, add a Tablespoon or 2 more milk.
Garnish with sunflower seed kernels and serve with additional grapes, if desired.

Recipe courtesy of Gluten Free Gigi