Since this week is dedicated to getting in more protein I figured I would share my new favorite protein powder with you.
I have tried many protein powders. Some good and some bad.
There are many different kinds like whey, soy, pea, and brown rice.
Since I usually try to limit my dairy I decided to look into a non-dairy alternative. I found out about Growing Naturals and they were kind enough to send me some of their products to try.
I tried their chocolate brown rice protein as well as their chocolate rice powder drink.
This was the first brown rice protein that I enjoyed! So many others I tried were overly chalky tasting and no matter what I added to my smoothie, they just tasted odd.
I will give you a heads up though, most brown rice proteins do have a slight chalky taste. But with this brand, it is very very little. It is amazing in smoothies and the nutrition stats are so great! With 24 grams of protein, 0 grams fat and hardly any sugar per scoop, this is the perfect protein in my mind.
I have not had a chance yet to try the pea protein, but I doubt Growing Naturals can go wrong.
I am also a HUGE fan of their rice milk powders. Instead of having to buy a heavy container of rice milk which you need to use before it goes bad, they have this powder that all you need to do is add water to it and voila- rice milk!
You can make one portion at a time so no worries about wasting your precious rice milk.
Here are two recipes I have made using this protein powder. I plan to make more recipes using it and will of course post them so you can try them too.
|I spy someones chubby fingers on my smoothie- eh hem, didn't she know I'm on vacation!|
This smoothie reminds me of a nice Hawaiian vacation. So sit back and pretend you're on some great beach far away from your hectic usual schedule (only you definitely are not and your daughter ends up drinking most of it).
Half of a frozen banana
1 cup frozen strawberries
1/2-1 full scoop of vanilla brown rice protein powder
about 1 cup of unsweetened coconut milk. Use less for a thicker smoothie. You can use any milk you'd like.
Blend and enjoy!
After I took the smoothie away...
and when I gave it back...
Chocolate Protein Smoothie Bowl
I love putting thick smoothies in a bowl with toppings. It is like a big bowl of ice cream. So good!
1/2-1 scoop of chocolate rice protein powder
1 Tb cocoa powder
a large handful of ice
toppings such as shredded coconut, sliced almonds, mini chocolate chips, berries etc.
Blend till smooth. Taste and add some stevia or honey if you need it sweeter. I did not need anything added as the protein powder adds enough sweetness for me.
You can pour into the bowl right away or place the smoothie in the freezer for about 10 minutes to get it even more ice cream like.
Place in a bowl and top with your favorite toppings. I used unsweetened coconut and sliced almonds.
Take a spoon and dig in!
*****GIVEAWAY TIME*****Now you are thinking- great, recipes with protein powder, but I don't have any! Well, the super nice people at Growing Naturals offered to give one "No Way That's Healthy!" reader a great package that includes:
One brown rice protein
One pea protein
and a Growing Naturals bag
For a chance to win, all you need to do is:
Comment below- please be sure you use your name.
This will give you one chance to win.
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So 2 comments = 2 entry's into the giveaway.
This Giveaway will end Wednesday June 18th at 12 Midnight EST.
Sorry but this giveaway can only be sent to the US. But if you would like to order Growing Naturals Protein you can do so at iherb.com. They ship internationally! Use this code at checkout for a discount on your purchase: SHW911
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*Growing Naturals sent me these products to review, but as always all opinions are my own.