Antioxidant Rich Plant Protein Recipes2020-01-23T17:51:50+00:00
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Antioxidants are powerful, plant-derived compounds that help the body to slow or ward off free radicals. These offenders cause cell damage and have been linked to serious diseases like stroke, cancer, heart disease, auto-immune disease, etc.  You are exposed to free radicals through environmental pollution as well as through normal biochemical reactions that occur in the body through digestion of food or medicine.

Antioxidants are mainly found in brightly colored fruits and vegetables like berries, sweet potato, kale and beets, but they can also be found in nuts, seeds, beans, whole grains, coffee beans, cocoa powder (or dark chocolate) and red wine. These recipes contain 1 or more major ingredient known to be a rich source of antioxidants.


Pear-licious Perfection Smoothie

This “blendsation” tastes like ice cream and contains a good amount of protein, especially with the boosters. Heart-healthy phytonutrients and fiber from the pears combine [...]


Tex Mex 4 Bean Vegan Chili

Serves 6-8 Ingredients: 1/2 medium yellow onion, chopped 1 medium carrot 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped 2 scoops Growing Naturals original pea protein  [...]


Pear Pineapple Green Smoothie

Makes 2 servings Ingredients 2.5 cups (or large handfuls) of fresh baby spinach (only 17 calories and loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants!) 1 cup [...]


Fig and Almond Spiced Oatmeal

  I love oatmeal anytime, but especially in the Fall.  There's just something about cooler temps and changing leaves that makes me want all foods warm [...]


Pineapple Kiwi Kale Smoothie

This recipe is vegan, soy-free, gluten-free, dairy-free and nut-free Makes 2 servings Ingredients 2-3 medium to small green kiwis 2 cups raw baby kale 1/2 [...]