We are proud to announce that Better Nutrition Magazine chose Garden of Life Raw Protein Vanilla flavor as one of its Best Protein Powder Supplements for 2012!
With so many supplements on the market, just how does a magazine like Better Nutrition decide which products deserve a Best of Supplements Award? It’s no easy feat! This year, they asked Better Nutrition readers to vote for their favorites via email and through their Facebook page. They also created an advisory board and asked members to weigh in on products in 16 categories. When all of this feedback was combined with staff and manufacturer favorites, they were left with a winner’s circle of 50 outstanding supplements including Raw Protein!
You haven't heard of or tried Raw Protein yet?!
Featuring 13 raw and organic sprouts, RAW Protein is an excellent source of complete protein, providing 17 grams, or 33% of the Daily Value, plus all essential amino acids. RAW Protein contains Vitamin Code® fat-soluble vitamins and supports digestive health and function with live protein-digesting enzymes and powerful probiotics.
Offering high quality, plant-based protein plus live probiotics and enzymes, fat-soluble vitamins and nutrient Code Factors™ such as Beta-glucans, SOD, glutathione and CoQ10 for overall health and vitality, RAW Protein provides the following benefits:
- Provides RAW organic sprouted protein and live probiotics and enzymes
- Excellent source of protein – 17 grams and 33% Daily Value
- Contains Vitamin Code RAW Food-Created Nutrients™ with their unique Code Factors™ intact, enabling natural recognition by your body
- Increases the protein content of meals – just add to food or beverages
- Suitable for vegetarian and vegan diets
- Good for those on low carbohydrate diets
- Alternative to soy and animal protein powders
- Good for those with gastrointestinal sensitivities to milk, whey and other protein sources
- Easily digested – supports digestive health and function with live probiotics and protein-digesting enzymes
- Mixes well – great in shakes, smoothies and other beverages
It’s not only what RAW Protein contains, it’s also about what it doesn’t contain – there are no fillers, no artificial flavors and no synthetic ingredients and it's gluten-free and dairy-free.
Raw Protein now comes in Real Raw Vanilla, Real Raw Chocolate, Whole Foods Market exclusive Vanilla Chai and our original Plain Raw Protein.
Try Raw Protein today in your favorite smoothie to add an extra protein punch!
Did you know you can also cook with Raw Protein? Here are some favorite recipes:
Toni Lee's Protein Power Pancakes Recipe:
· 5x egg whites
· 1 serving of Raw Protein Vanilla
· ½ cup rolled oats
· ½ tsp vanilla or almond extract
· ½ cup of choice of favorite fruits
· Top with sugar-free syrup
· Stevia (with zero calories) or Cinnamon to taste
· Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth or mix the ingredients with a fork
· Cook the pancakes in a non-stick frying pan until light to golden brown on both sides
· Add your pancakes with your favorite toppings
Raw Protein Vanilla Chai Spice Cookies
1/2 cup Garden of Life Extra Virgin Coconut Oil or 1 stick of butter, softened
½ cup sugar
1 organic, free range egg
¼ cup chai concentrate
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 ¾ cups all purpose or whole wheat flour
1 scoop or one individual packet of Garden of Life’s Raw Protein Vanilla Spice Chai
¼ tsp. baking soda
Optional: Walnut halves or Hershey’s kisses in milk chocolate caramel or pumpkin flavor
To prepare, add the coconut oil and sugar to a large bowl and beat for a few minutes until well combined. If you prefer to use butter for baking cookies, this is also an option, but I chose to use coconut oil because it’s healthier and makes cookies and cakes super moist when I use it.
Next, add the egg, vanilla extract, and the chai concentrate. I used the Tazo brand of organic chai concentrate that you can find at almost any health food store or some grocery stores. Mix everything until combined.
Next add the dry ingredients, starting with the flour and mixing on low. Add the baking soda and salt and mix for about 3 minutes until everything is combined. Cover the bowl with foil and let it chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or more.
When you are ready to bake the cookies, preheat the over to 350 degrees. Remove cookie dough from the fridge and form one inch balls with your hands. Lightly grease a baking sheet or line with parchment paper and place cookies on sheet at least one inch apart.
Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes. Check on them at 10 minutes for doneness. Ideally they should be lightly browned. While the cookies are baking, choose an optional topping such as the walnut halves or the Hershey’s kisses. Obviously the walnuts are the healthier option and will add some omega-3s to the cookies. If you opt for the kisses, the seasonal pumpkin flavor can be hard to find except in October when stores are overflowing with Halloween candy.
When the cookies are done, remove them from the oven and let them cool for two minutes. Place a walnut or a kiss in the center of the cookies if desired and then remove them to a wire rack to completely cool. If you choose to use kisses, they will resemble the classic thumbprint cookies that many people make for Christmas, but it can be your little secret that they have all the nutritious ingredients found in Raw Protein!
Raw Protein Pina Colada
Raw Protein (one or two scoops)
½ cup pineapple chunks
1 cup plain or vanilla almond milk
Optional: ¼ tsp. coconut extract
Throw everything in the blender.
Blend for about a minute on high and enjoy. Add an umbrella if you’re outside. If not, pour it in a shaker cup and go!