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Flourless Blueberry Protein Pancake Recipe

February 07 2014

These pancakes are a cinch!! You don't need any fancy gluten-free flours... just some good old organic whey protein powder. We always use Non-GMO Project Verified & grass-fed Source Organic Whey. It actually really tastes like vanilla pancake batter when you cook it all up!

With this recipe, you'll be getting protein from the high quality grass-fed whey that will keep you full and running throughout your morning. You'll also receive some glutathione (150mg of it per serving) which is essential for the body to perform daily detox. Glutathione is a threat against toxins of all kinds. It neutralizes free radicals, enhances immune functioning and detoxifies the liver. Mark Hyman, MD, founder of The UltraWellness Center in Lenox, Massachusetts discovered he lacked a gene called GSTM1, which is crucial to making and recycling glutathione. He now estimates that roughly half of Americans are missing one or more of the genes necessary to produce enough glutathione, so it's incredibly important to consume it through the diet. Avocados and grass-fed protein are both wonderful sources.

The antioxidants from the blueberries will also keep the body looking and feeling vibrant!

Flourless Blueberry Pancakes
Ingredients:
• 2 scoops Source Organic Whey
• 1 egg
• a splash of milk (almond, cashew, cow's milk, anything)
• a pinch of baking powder
• 1 super ripe banana
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 2 tbsp of organic coconut palm sugar or 10-12 drops liquid stevia
• handful of blueberries
• coconut oil for frying

Directions:
1. Cut the banana into chunks or slices and add it to a blender/food processor.
2. Add in the whey, egg, milk, baking powder, vanilla, and organic coconut sugar or stevia.
3. Blend everything up until smooth.
4. Get a pan hot and add some coconut oil until it's ready to fry.
5. Pour your batter into pancake shapes and sprinkle some blueberries on top before the batter cooks!
6. Add finished pancakes to a plate, and garnish with butter (always organic grass-fed), maple syrup, and blueberries. Other possible toppings include melted peanut butter, yogurt, and bananas!

Thanks to our friend Organic Olivia for the recipe!

Here are some other great recipes to try out:
Pumpkin Flax Protein Pancakes
Vanilla Bean Chocolate Chip Fro-Yo Protein Pops
Peanut Butter Brownie Protein Fro-Yo Pops

CLAs and a Berry Vanilla Protein Smoothie Recipe

January 28 2014

Your first meal can either make or break your focus and productivity for the day. In our opinion, one way to kick start this process is to get nutrients and fats directly to the mind through CLA's.

CLA = conjugated linoleic acid

- CLA is a newly discovered fat that scientists have discovered may be a potent anti-cancer agent.
- In animal studies, small amounts of CLA have blocked all three stages of cancer:

1) initiation, 2) promotion, and 3) metastasis

- Also in animal studies, CLA has slowed tumor growth in many cancerous areas of the body, including skin, breast, prostate, and colon. Source
- Women with the highest levels of CLA in their diets had a 60 percent reduction in the risk of breast cancer. Source
- CLAs help with inflammation, immune system, and insulin resistance.
- CLA LOWERS BODY FAT, especially when combined with exercise. Source Organic whey protein powder is the only grass-fed, Non-GMO Project Verified protein on the market, and it contains CLAs that can help you start your day.

Organic whey protein smoothies
Berry Vanilla Protein Smoothie Recipe
• 2 large handfuls of frozen berries (We used blackberries, blueberries, and strawberries)
• 1/2 of a frozen banana
• 12 oz raw grass-fed cow's milk or unsweetened almond milk
• 1-2 scoops of organic whey protein
• 1 tbsp of organic coconut palm sugar or 5-10 drops stevia
• 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Thanks to our friend Organic Olivia for the recipe!

Take a look at some of our other recipes here:
Spiced Raspberry-Pear Organic Protein Smoothie
Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie

Great AM Smoothie Recipe from Al's Dad!

January 16 2014

We always love it when our supporters send in their favorite recipes, and today we have a great recipe from our founder's dad. Al Sr. has been a guiding force and has greatly helped Source Organic Whey Protein over the past few years. Hopefully you'll enjoy his recipe for a morning smoothie that use Source's pure, grass-fed, organic whey protein. We think it's one of the best recipes we've seen yet!

AM Smoothie

AM Smoothie

Makes one 18-ounce smoothie for a filling stand-alone breakfast. Use raw, organic ingredients, where possible.

In blender, add the following:

1 cup Whole raw milk
2 scoops Source Organic Whey
1/2 tablespoon Black chia seeds
1 tablespoon Vibrant Health Green Vibrance
1/4 cup Wyman's Fresh Frozen Wild Blueberries
1 teaspoon Organic Vietnamese cinnamon
1 tablespoon Raw nut pieces: walnuts; almonds; pecans; and cashews (pick your favorites)
1.5 teaspoon Dried pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds
1 teaspoon Brown flax seeds
1/2 teaspoon Black sesame seeds
1/2 Medium banana

Blend thoroughly

Take a look at some of our other recipes here:
Spiced Raspberry-Pear Organic Protein Smoothie
Vanilla Bean Chocolate Chip FroYo Pops
Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie

 

Source Organic Whey is one of the most pure, grass-fed, organic whey protein powders on the market. From Jersey cows on family farms in Northern California, we think it's the best whey protein out there.

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