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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 [or protein powder of choice]
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 […]

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

 

Vegan Protein-Packed Donuts with “Peanut Butter” Protein Glaze

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Prep time: 10 minutes  |  Cook time: 8-10  |  Total time: approximately 20 minutes

Ingredients:

• ½ cup BG BAKES GLUTEN FREE ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR
• ⅓ cup natural cocoa powder
• ¼ cup Growing Naturals Chocolate Power Rice Protein Powder
• 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
• ½ teaspoon baking soda
• ½ teaspoon salt
• ½ cup warm water
• ½ cup maple syrup or agave nectar
• ¼ cup canola or light olive oil
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees and generously grease donut pan.
In a large mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients [flour, cocoa, protein powder, flaxseed, baking soda, salt] and whisk well.
In a separate mixing bowl, combine liquid ingredients [water, maple syrup or agave, oil, vanilla] and mix well.
Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until batter is smooth and thick.
Evenly spoon batter into prepared donut molds; bake for 8-10 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean. Allow to cool in pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire rack for remainder of cooling; top with “Peanut Butter” Protein Glaze [recipe below].

 

“PEANUT BUTTER” PROTEIN GLAZE

GLUTEN FREE. ALLERGEN FREE. VEGAN. AWESOME.

Prep time: 5 minutes | Total time: approximately 5 minutes

Ingredients:

• ½ cup confectioner’s sugar
• 2 tablespoons sunflower seed butter OR nut or seed butter of choice
• […]

Protein Oatmeal Cookie Balls

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Ingredients:

1 C almond meal
1 C rolled oats
1/2 C spelt flour **
2 scoops (62 g) vanilla protein powder (I used Growing Naturals rice protein)
2 T  brown sugar, packed
2 T Stevia (or more brown sugar)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 C pumpkin puree
1/4 C water
3 T coconut oil
3 T egg white (or flax egg)
2 tsp NuNaturals simple syrup (or maple syrup)
1/2 tsp maple pure vanilla extract
1/4 C sugar-free chocolate chips

 

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Place dry ingredients in a large bowl and stir to combine.

In a small bowl mix coconut oil (softened in micro if necessary), syrup, egg white, water, and extract.  Pour wet mixture into the dry.  Stir until well-combined (you can use your CLEAN hands).

Fold in the chocolate chips.  Make balls of ~2 T of dough, place on cookie sheet and and flatten with your palm.

Bake for 10-12 mins at 350 degrees.  Remove from oven and let cool.

Makes about 30 cookies.

** You could probably use any flour here – try coconut flour to make it gluten free.  They can easily be made vegan with a flax egg.  And, if you’re not ready to bring back pumpkin yet, try mashed sweet potato or banana!
Recipe Courtesy: Laura Hall of www.sprint2thetable.com

Fresh Cherry Fig Power Bowl

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What does a “Power Bowl” entail exactly, you may be wondering? In Bubble World, it’s a bowl full of gluten free, allergy friendly, vegan wholesome fabulousness, i.e. a harmonious blend of nutrition that packs a hearty punch.

The key to a powerful Power Bowl include the following rockstar ingredients:

Protein  use your favorite allergy friendly protein powder to start your day on the right foot. I happen to love GROWING NATURALS VANILLA BLAST PROTEIN POWDER.
Carbohydrate  the options are endless for this key component of your Power Bowl! From oatmeal to quinoa flakes and hot rice cereal to any ancient grain, the possibilities go on.
Fat  contrary to popular belief, fat is an essential part of our diet…good fat, that is! Add a spoonful of your favorite seed or nut butter [allergy friendly, of course!] or a drizzle of chia seed or flax oil, which will help you stay full longer, and just as importantly fuel your brain all morning long.
Fiber  my favorite fibers also add great fat, protein, and flavor. No Bubble Girl Power Bowl is complete without at least a spoonful of ground flaxseed or chia seed!
Fruit  this element of your Power Bowl has the freedom to vary each and every day, […]