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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PBJ smoothie

PB&J Smoothie

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Ingredients:

1 cup frozen red raspberries (or fruit of choice)
1 cup non-dairy milk
1/4 cup nut/seed butter of choice
1 scoop Growing Naturals Vanilla Blast Rice Protein powder
1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
2 teaspoons Maca powder (optional)
pinch of cinnamon
pinch of Stevia (optional)

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and process until smooth; serve chilled.

Recipe courtesy of Kait Turshen of www.bubblegirlbakes.com

ChocoNut Whipped Topping

ChocoNut Whipped Topping

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Ingredients:

1 can coconut milk (full fat)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-2 tablespoons agave or coconut nectar
1 tablespoon Growing Naturals Chocolate Pea Protein Powder
1 tablespoon raw cacao powder (optional, if you want more rich chocolate flavor and color)

Directions:

Open your canned coconut milk and place uncovered in the refrigerator overnight.
Spoon out only the thick cream from the can (as the liquid will separate to the bottom) into a medium sized bowl and with a fork or electric beater, whip until thick, fluffy and peaking, about 3-5 minutes.
Fold in the remaining ingredients one at a time, beating thoroughly before adding the next, until all ingredients are fully incorporated.
Serve immediately or chill in refrigerator for at least an hour, re-fluff and serve on your favorite sweet treat!

Serve atop Plant Powered Double Chocolate Brownies

Recipe courtesy of Carolyn Scott-Hamilton of The Healthy Voyager

Double Chocolate Brownies

Plant Powered Double Chocolate Brownies

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Ingredients:

1 cup Growing Naturals Chocolate Pea Protein Powder
1 cup almond or cashew butter
1 1/2 cups peeled and grated zucchini (about 2 large zucchinis)
1/3 cup agave or coconut nectar
1 egg replacer (soy & gluten-free available)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon raw cacao powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F.
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl until fully incorporated.
Pour into a greased 9×9 baking pan.
Bake 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Cool, cut into squares and enjoy!

Serve with ChocoNut Whipped Topping

Recipe courtesy of Carolyn Scott-Hamilton of The Healthy Voyager

Chocolate Pumpkin Pudding

Chocolate & Pumpkin Pudding

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In this easy chocolate pudding, the pumpkin adds body and richness with no more effort than pushing a button and wielding a rubber spatula. The flavor does not read “pumpkin,” just chocolate comfort.

Serves: 6

Ingredients:

1 15-ounce can unsweetened pumpkin puree (not pie filling)
¼ cup unsweetened natural cocoa powder (not Dutch process)
½ cup Growing Naturals Chocolate Power Rice Protein powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¾ cup almond milk or lowfat dairy milk
Optional: additional natural sweetener to taste (e.g., stevia, honey, maple syrup)

Directions:

In a blender (I used a Vitamix) or food processor, process the pumpkin, cocoa powder, protein powder, vanilla and cinnamon until well blended and smooth, stopping once or twice to scrape down the sides of the processor bowl or blender pitcher with a spatula.
Add half of the milk to the blender or processor; process until smooth, then scrape down sides, Add remaining milk; process until smooth. Taste the pudding and add additional sweetener (a little bit at a time) if desired.
Scrape into a big container or into individual jars or ramekins. Cover and chill at least 2 hours for it to thicken and for the flavors to blend.

Nutrition Information:
Serving size: ½ cup Calories: 71 Fat: 1 g Carbohydrates: 8 g […]

PSBJ Shake

PSB&J Shake

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Serves 1
A sweet, allergy-friendly shake that tastes just like a PB&J sandwich in smoothie form!

Ingredients:

1 cup cold, filtered water
1 Tbs Dastony sunflower seed butter
1 cup strawberries (fresh or frozen)
1 frozen banana
pinch Sunbiotics Vanilla probiotic powder
1/2 tsp maca powder
1/2 scoop Growing Naturals Vanilla Blast Rice Protein Powder
small handful of ice

Directions:

Place all ingredients into a blender and mix until smooth and creamy.

Recipe courtesy of Shannon Hickman at AnotherHungryVegan

cafe mocha protein shake

Cafe Mocha Protein Shake

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To make this protein shake as healthy as possible, use all organic and/or non-GMO products. These ingredients are gluten-free.

Ingredients:

1 cup brewed, unsweetened coffee (cold)
1 scoop Growing Naturals Chocolate Rice Protein
4 oz unsweetened almond milk (or your choice milk)

Directions:

Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until well mixed!

Recipe courtesy of Shelly of BehindBlueEyes

Acai Berry Shortcake Smoothie

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 (or your choice nut/seed)
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

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

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

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

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 (or 1.5 tsp dry egg replacer)
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

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