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Pumpkin Protein Ice Cream (Nice Cream)

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One of my very favorite snacks in the fall and winter is pumpkin protein ice cream!! I always use growing naturals protein powder, it comes in the raw pea protein vanilla blast or you can get raw rice protein in the chocolate or vanilla flavor, both are amazing!

This makes enough for 1 hungry ice cream loving person.

Ingredients:

1-2 frozen peeled bananas
1 scoop of Growing Naturals Pea Protein or Rice Protein
about 1/3 cup of pumpkin puree
a dash of maple or vanilla extract is optional
a few dashes of cinnamon, and nutmeg
unsweetened vanilla almond milk, use just a little to get a desired consistency, you can always add more

Directions:

If you have a vitamix or blendtec blender you can throw everything in there and it will make it into a soft serve ice cream in about 1 minute.

Before I got my vitamix I just cut up the fully  frozen bananas into the food processor with the S-shaped blade with all the ingredients and a drizzle of almond milk and blended it until desired consistency.

Try out different mix ins like chocolate protein with strawberries or vanilla protein with coconut. Options are truly endless!!

Recipe courtesy of Kelly Itsell of Fitness You Can Live With

Muscle Bites

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This makes enough for about 10-15 bites depending on how big you roll them

Ingredients:

1 cup of pitted dates
2 scoops of Growing Naturals Chocolate Rice Protein Powder
1 TBSP raw cacao powder

Directions:

Blend all of these ingredients in a food processor…if it is too thick just add a drizzle of plant milk such as almond or coconut to a good consistency. when you are done you can start rolling them into bite size balls. I chose to roll these in raw cacao nibs and unsweetened shredded coconut. You can also enjoy then just as they are!  They are a delicious snack to power you up!  Depending on the size I will usually have 2-3 as a snack paired up with a piece of fruit or a simple green smoothie. enjoy!

Recipe courtesy of Kelly Itsell at Fitness You Can Live With

Everything On Fire

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Version I: The Everything, Everything (Green + Protein)

Ingredients:

1 Bunch of  Kale
2 Leaves of Collard Greens
Handful of Parsley
1 Leaf of Swiss Chard
2 Apples
2 Cucumbers
2 Lemons
½  Scoop of Growing Naturals Original Pea Protein
½  Scoop of Growing Naturals Vanilla Rice Protein

Directions:

Run kale, collard greens, parsley, swiss chard, apples, cucumbers, and lemons through the juicer. Blend this mixture with Pea & Rice protein in a blender.  Pour and enjoy!

Version II: Everything on Fire! 

Ingredients:

1 Bunch of  Kale
2 Leaves of Collard Green
Handful of Parsley
1 Leaf of Swiss Chard
2 Apples
2 Cucumbers
2 Lemons
Handful or More of Ginger Root
Small Handful Turmeric Root

Directions:

Run all the ingredients through the juicer.  Get ready for the fire…enjoy ;)

Recipes courtesy of Tara Crespo

Chocolate Brownie & Fig Cookies

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Today I wanted to share with you a new recipe that I created thanks to my friends from Growing Naturals who sent me their Pea Protein Powder to try out & review!

A key feature of this protein powder is that it has excellent digestibility which means less of a chance of bloating symptoms and is easy to digest. I also liked that it was sweetened with coconut sugar & stevia – therefore, makes a good option post workout to get some fast digesting carbs & protein into your system! With the protein, I made a batch of cookies & topped them with some of my favorite toppings.

made with Growing Naturals Pea Protein Powder

[gluten free, egg free, dairy free, nut free, loaded with power]

Makes 12-14 cookies

Ingredients:

1/4 cup Pumpkin Puree’
1 large banana
Zest & juice from medium orange (about 1/4 cup or so of liquid!)
1/2 cup almond milk or milk of choice
1 cup buckwheat groat flour [buckwheat groats blended to make flour]. You can sub flour of choice [oat flour, buckwheat flour, whole wheat flour]
1/4 cup ground flax
1 Scoop of Growing Naturals Pea Protein Powder
2 TB Cocoa Powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1 + 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
15 drops of liquid stevia or […]

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake

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Prep time: 90 minutes
Cook time: 50 minutes
Small Bundt cake ~ double recipe for regular size Bundt cake.

Ingredients:

1 heaping cup fresh pumpkin (from small sugar pumpkin)
1 ¼ cup coconut sugar or maple sugar
1 cup flax meal (ground flax seeds)
1 cup brown rice flour
2 Scoops Growing Naturals Vanilla Rice Protein Powder
3 Tbsp apple sauce
2 tsp nutmeg
2 tsp ground clove
¼ tsp ground ginger
¼ tsp sea salt
2 tsp baking soda
¼ cup chocolate chips (organic vegan if you wish)

Directions:

Fill large soup pot ¾ full with water. Wash and place whole sugar pumpkin in pot and boil for 1 hour. Make certain that a fork or knife can easily pierce the pumpkin before removing from hot water. Let pumpkin cool for at least 20 minutes. Sometimes I cook the pumpkin the day before and let it cool in the refrigerator overnight. Pumpkin will keep for a few days in the fridge.

Preheat oven at 400. Simply cut cooked pumpkin in half. Scoop out seeds very easily with a spoon. This recipe only calls for ½ of the pumpkin. Spoon the soft pumpkin into the mixer bowl. Discard the outside shell into the compost pot. (Put other half of pumpkin in covered dish in the fridge and use […]

EatHealthy Egg Nog

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Ingredients:

8 oz water (room temp)
1 Scoop Growing Naturals Vanilla Rice Protein Powder
1 tsp clove
1 tsp nutmeg

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in shaker, and shake until well mixed.
This is a terrific way to start the day for both you and the kids!

Recipe Courtesy: Dr. Blythe Metz www.BlytheNaturalLiving.com

Winter’s Apple Sauce

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Prep time: 3 min.
Serving size: 6 oz.
Yield: 2 servings

Ingredients:

4 Fuji apples
2 Tbsp mesquite powder
1 tsp cloves (I prefer the clove, but you can use the clove powder).
1 wedge lemon
1 Scoop Growing Naturals Vanilla Rice Protein Powder

Directions:

Wash and cut the apples into quarters, or smaller. Combine apples, mesquite powder, and whole cloves in the food processor using the chop too. Puree for several minutes until apples sauce is well blended and cloves broken down. This recipe can be made with ground cloves if you prefer. I like having little bursts of clove.

Recipe Courtesy: Dr. Blythe Metz www.BlytheNaturalLiving.com

Gluten Free Pumpkin Chip Protein Muffins

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Dairy free, egg free, soy free, peanut free, tree nut free, wheat free

Prep time: 10-15 minutes | Cook time: 20 minutes | Total time: 30-35 minutes | Servings: 12

Adapted on this recipe from Taste of Home

INGREDIENTS:

2 flax eggs [2 Tbsp ground flaxseed + 6 Tbsp water]
7 ½ oz. cooked pumpkin [½ can]
½ cup maple syrup
½ cup grapeseed or light olive oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 ¼ cups BG Bakes Gluten Free All Purpose Flour
¼ cup Growing Naturals Vanilla Blast Rice Protein Powder
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
2 teaspoons baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup allergy friendly chocolate chips + extra for topping

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line a muffin tin with paper or foil liners.
In a small mixing bowl, prepare your flax eggs by whisking together the ground flaxseed and water; allow to sit for 3-5 minutes so that the “egg” can absorb the water and thicken.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the flax eggs with pumpkin, maple syrup, oil, and vanilla; beat until smooth.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, protein powder, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, and salt; gradually add to the wet ingredients and mix well; fold in chocolate chips.
Fill lined muffin cups ¾ full; top with additional chocolate […]

Pumpkin Banana Protein Smoothie

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Ingredients:

1 scoop Growing Naturals Vanilla Blast Pea Protein
1/2 frozen banana
1/2 c pumpkin
Handful of Ice
1 c unsweetened almond milk
1 spoonful of nut butter of choice
Cinnamon + Nutmeg + Splash of vanilla
Have a fabulous Monday!

Recipe courtesy of Kathleen Uhran of sherocksfitnesstx.com

 

Growing Naturals Chocolate Power Protein Pancake

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Ingredients:

1 scoop Growing Naturals Chocolate Power Rice Protein
1 whole egg + 1 egg white
1 T chia seeds
Splash of water
Dash of cinnamon and/or nutmeg
1 serving of strawberries
1 T of NuttZo

Directions:

Mix first 5 ingredients in a bowl and set in the fridge for 15-30 minutes;
Heat up a pan to medium/hot;
Place batter into pan and flip when necessary;
Top with strawberries and NuttZo;

ENJOY!

Recipe Courtesy of Kathleen Uhran of sherocksfitnesstx.com

Pea Protein Pancake

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Ready in less than 15 minutes!

Ingredients:

1 scoop Growing Naturals Vanilla Blast Pea Protein
1 Whole Egg + 1 Egg White
1 tsp of Baking Powder
Splash of Water
Serving of Blueberries + Strawberries
Spoonful of Nut Butter

Directions:

Mix the first 4 ingredients together in a bowl
Heat a skillet on high
Place batter in the skillet and flip when necessary (usually 3 minutes + 1 minute on the other side)
Top with fruit and nut butter!

Recipe courtesy of Kathleen Uhran of sherocksfitness.com

Chocolate Banana Protein Smoothie

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GLUTEN FREE. ALLERGEN-FRIENDLY. VEGAN. AWESOME.

Prep time: 5 minutes | Total time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

• 1 cup allergen-friendly non-dairy milk
• 1 frozen banana
• 1 scoop Growing Naturals Chocolate Power Rice Protein Powder
• 1 tablespoon natural cocoa powder
• 1 teaspoon Maca powder
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth and frothy.

*If you prefer an extra thick smoothie, add an additional frozen banana or 1 cup of ice; process until smooth.

Recipe Courtesy: Kait Turshen of www.bubblegirlbakes.com