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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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 FREE. VEGAN. AWESOME.

Prep time: 5 minutes | Total time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

• 1 cup allergy 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
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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, […]

Rachel’s Peanut Butter Shake

Ingredients:

 1 Scoop of Growing Naturals Chocolate Rice Protein
 1 Cup of Vanilla Rice Milk
 2 TBSP Natural Crunchy Peanut Butter
  1 Banana
   Ice

 

Preparation:

Blend all the ingredients together and enjoy!!!!

 

Recipe courtesy: Rachel Singer

Ingrid’s Strawberry Pea Protein Smoothie

Ingredients:

1 cup of fresh sweet uncut strawberries (remove the green tops)
1 cup of 1% low fat milk
1 scoop of Growing Naturals Vanilla Pea Protein
1 tsp of ground cinnamon
1 packet of Sweet n Low
1 little scoop (45 mg) of 100% pure stevia extract
Salt to taste

 

Preparation:

The longer you let the mixture sit, the sweeter and more blended the flavors get.

(Makes about 18 fl oz)

 

Recipe courtesy: Ingrid Moritz

Fudgy Plantain Protein Muffins

Ingredients:

1 large, ripe plantain (~120 grams)
2 egg whites
1 tsp vanilla
2 T cocoa powder
68 grams (2 scoops) chocolate protein powder (I use Growing Naturals)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/3 C unsweetened almond milk
2 T nut butter (I used Nuttzo chocolate)

Preparation:
Preheat oven to 350°.  Grease muffin tin.
In a blender or food processor, blend plantain, egg whites, and vanilla until smooth.  Set aside.
In a medium bowl, mix together dry ingredients.  Stir in egg mixture.  Gradually adding in milk, adjusting as needed (may vary depending on ripeness and size of plantain).  Stir in nut butter.
Pour the batter into muffin tins.
Bake for 15 minutes, or until toothpick come out clean.
Makes 9 muffins.
Approximate Nutritionals: 82 calories, 2.0 g fat, 35.9 g sodium, 7.9 g carbohydrates, 1.4 g fiber, 3.0 g sugar, 8.5 g protein
Recipe courtesy: Laura Hall of  www.sprint2thetable.com

 

Vanilla Cherry Protein Smoothie

(vegan, glutenfree, fat free – ideal for postworkout)
Ingredients:

125g cherries, pitted (about 1 cup)
1 heaped scoop vanilla protein powder
40g glutenfree oats (1/2 cup)
1/2 tsp xanthan gum
1 tsp maca powder
1 tbsp NuNaturals Cacao Syrup
1 tsp each: ground vanilla, ground cinnamon
3dl water (10 oz)

Preparation:
Pour the water in the blender first.
Add all remaining ingredients
BLEND!
Recipe Courtesy: Lucie Pfaendler of www.fitswisschick.com
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