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Source Organic Pr (oat) ein Cookies

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May 06 2014
Here's another great recipe from Organic Olivia! We believe that using quality ingredients that don't require a google search, lead to a healthier mind and body. That's why Source Organic will always be transparent about what we put in our products, and where we get the ingredients.

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Source Organic Pr (oat) ein Cookies
Ingredients:
- ½ cup coconut oil, melted
- ¼ cup coconut sugar
- 25 to 30 drops stevia, if you don’t use stevia just use another ¼ cup of coconut sugar
- 1 egg 
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- ½ cup Source Organic Protein Powder
- 3/4 cup almond flour
- 1 and ¼ cup gluten free oats
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- ½ cup chopped pecans
- ½ cup cacao nibs

Directions:
1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
2. Mix together the coconut oil, coconut sugar, and stevia.
3. Add in the egg and vanilla extract, stir, then add the rest of the ingredients. Mix very well.
4. Chill the dough in the fridge for 10 minutes, then bake on parchment paper for 15-20 minutes (until golden brown!)

Here are some other great recipes to try out:

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organic whey protein brownie bites

">Source Organic Whey Chocolate Brownie Protein Bites
April 21 2014
organic whey protein brownie bitesHere's another innovative recipe from Organic Olivia that uses unlikely materials to create a delicious treat. At Source Organic we stress that only the best ingredients are used and that's why we are proud to offer the highest quality, organic whey protein on the market. No other whey protein company comes exclusively from California farms where our farmers' cows are able to spend over 80% of the year out in the fields rather than stuck in barn. When looking for a pure organic whey protein, look no further than Source Organic Whey.

Bites:
1- 15 oz can low-sodium or no salt added organic black beans, rinsed and drained, patted dry
1 scoop Source Organic Whey Protein 
1 & 1/2 tbsp. coconut oil, melted
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tbsp. coconut nectar (or maple syrup, agave, honey, any liquid works)
5 tbsp. dutch-processed cocoa powder (regular works fine, I prefer dutch)

Chocolate coating:
3 oz. dark chocolate of your choice
1 tsp. coconut oil

1. Place beans, coconut oil, vanilla extract, and coconut nectar in a food processor. Process until smooth.
2. Add in cocoa powder and protein powder, process again.
3. Chill batter in the fridge for 25 minutes.
4. Take it out and shape it into balls.
5. Melt your chocolate and coconut oil using the double boiler method and roll each ball in the coating. Refrigerate until the coating is solid!

Here are some other great recipes to try out:
Vanilla Protein Truffles with Bonus Cookies and Cream Recipe
Gluten-Free Chocolate Protein Bread
Double Chocolate Chip Organic Protein Muffins
Flourless Blueberry Protein Pancakes
Pumpkin Flax Protein Pancakes
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Vanilla Protein Truffles with Bonus Cookies and Cream Recipe

April 02 2014
Source Organic Whey Protein Truffles
Looking for a way to treat yourself while still getting your daily organic whey protein fix? Below you'll find another great recipe from Organic Olivia

She's come up with another great option for people who want to be a little bit more creative with their Source Organic Whey. Source is still great in a smoothie or added to the beverage of your choice, but we like providing some more options.

Take a look at the recipes below and thanks for visiting Source Organic Whey!




Vanilla Option:

1 cup shredded coconut 3 tbsp. coconut flour
3 tbsp. Source Organic protein powder
1 tsp. vanilla
4 tbsp. water
1.5 tbsp. coconut oil
1 tbsp. coconut "butter" (just blend shredded coconut until it gets creamy)
1 tbsp. maple syrup
10 drops liquid stevia
**** Alternatively, you can use 2 tbsp. maple syrup and no stevia at all.
1) Vigorously mix all ingredients together in a bowl. 
2) Let stand for 5 minutes so that the coconut absorbs the water. 
3) Roll into balls and refrigerate to set. 

Cookies and Cream Option:

1) Follow the vanilla recipe.
2) In a food processor, blend
--- 2 tbsp. walnuts
--- 2 to 3 dates
--- 1/2 tbsp. dutch-processed cocoa
3) The finished product will be a chocolate cookie crumble. Add it to the vanilla recipe and mix again.
4) Roll into balls and refrigerate to set.

Whole-Wheat Banana Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins Recipe

March 25 2014

Friend of Source, Angela, has a great recipe over on her blog that uses the only Non-GMO Project Verified whey protein on the market. Her muffins look delicious and she has a number of recipes on there that we will be trying out shortly.

Check out the post here: Whole-Wheat Banana Chocolate Chip Protein 

Here are some other great recipes to try out:
Gluten-Free Chocolate Protein Bread
Double Chocolate Chip Organic Protein Muffins
Flourless Blueberry Protein Pancakes
Pumpkin Flax Protein Pancakes

 

Gluten-Free Chocolate Protein Bread Recipe

March 10 2014

That's right - this recipe is made with absolutely no grains whatsoever, and is filled with essential fatty acids and protein. You can eat this bread as a "breakfast treat" just as one would eat a pastry, croissant, or pound cake in Europe at a cafe. This can of course be a snack or light lunch too, as well a dessert (maybe with a chocolate hazelnut spread) or even almond butter as shown in the picture above. This bread is just so versatile, and a really excellent option for those avoiding grains that miss bread/cake. It is also incredibly nutritious. The basis of the "flour" in this recipe is ground flaxseed. Flaxseed is packed with fiber - I'm talking two grams per TABLESPOON, and there's an entire cup in here. This fiber is responsible for the cholesterol-lowering effects of flax. Fiber in general helps stabilize blood sugar, and of course helps your intestines and regularity. Flax is also rich in alpha linolenic acid (ALA). This is an Omega-3 fatty acid, which plays a huge role in fighting inflammation in our bodies. Evidence shows that inflammation is one of the causes of many chronic diseases including heart disease, arthritis, asthma, diabetes, and even some cancers. Inflammation can get worse if you don't have enough Omega-3 intake!

Source Organic Whey Chocolate Protein Bread

Here's what you'll need:

  • 1 cup ground flax
  • 3/4 cup Source Organic protein powder
  • 4 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar (low glycemic!)
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar (for rising)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup milk of your choice (I used cow's milk, you can use almond, rice, hemp, coconut, etc.)

Mix everything together either by hand or in a blender/food processor. The mixture will be very liquid like - not at all like dough! Don't worry. That's how ours came out too, because you need that much milk and liquid consistency for the moist factor. Flax meal can be very grainy; you need the moisture so your throat doesn't get dry. Grease a bread/loaf pan with coconut oil. Pour your mixture into the pan, and bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes. At 25 minutes, take it out and stick a fork down the very center to test if it's cooked all the way through. If there's no residue on the fork, you should be good to go, but if it still seems too "soft" bake for about 10 minutes longer.

Thanks to our friend Organic Olivia for the recipe!

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

Double Chocolate Chip Organic Protein Muffins

February 28 2014

There aren't many better ways to start or end a day than with a double chocolate chip organic protein muffin. Check out this great recipe below using our pure organic whey protein.

Recipe:

  • 1/2 cup Source Organic Whey Protein grass-fed and Non-GMO Project Verified protein powder
  • 3/4 cup gluten free oat flour (OR if you are paleo use half almond meal flour & half coconut flour)
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk of your choice (almond, cow, help, rice, etc.)
  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar OR you can use any sugar of your choice (coconut sugar is low glycemic)
  • 1 egg
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • chocolate chips

Simply blend all of the ingredients in a food processor (or mix by hand!). Pour into muffin cups and bake for about 25 minutes at 350 degrees. 

Thanks to our friend Organic Olivia for the recipe!

Here are some other great recipes to try out:

Flourless Blueberry Protein Pancakes
Pumpkin Flax Protein Pancakes
Vanilla Bean Chocolate Chip Fro-Yo Protein Pops
Peanut Butter Brownie Protein Fro-Yo Pops

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Parfait

February 18 2014

What's your workout like? Yoga? Maybe dance, or are you a runner? No matter what you love to do, pumping your heart and giving your cells oxygen is the most important part! Nourishing yourself afterwards is a close second - so why not have some fun with it? 

Protein is incredibly important when you're getting active and using your body. Without an adequate amount of protein, our muscles can't heal as quickly or efficiently as they should. Post-workout protein shakes are always a delicious way to refuel, but why not indulge and whip up an amazing dessert to switch things up! 

Bottom Layer: 

  • 1 frozen banana (cut into chunks and frozen in a zip bag the night or days before) 
  • splash of milk (any milk of your choosing)
  • 1 ice cube
  • 1 spoon of peanut butter
  • 1 tsp organic coconut palm sugar or 2 drops liquid stevia (optional)
  • TINY splash of vanilla extract
  • 1 scoop Source Organic grass-fed protein powder

Blend everything in a blender or food processor, pour into wine glass or ice cream bowl. Top Layer:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2 tsp cacao or cocoa powder
  • splash of milk
  • 1 ice cube
  • 1 spoon of peanut butter
  • 1 tsp organic coconut palm sugar or 2 drops liquid stevia (optional)
  • 1 scoop Source Organic grass-fed protein powder

Blend in your blender, and pour on top of the first layer! Garnish with coconut cubes (toast them for a marshmallow effect) and chocolate chips.

Here are some other great recipes to try out:

Flourless Blueberry Protein Pancakes
Pumpkin Flax Protein Pancakes
Vanilla Bean Chocolate Chip Fro-Yo Protein Pops
Peanut Butter Brownie Protein Fro-Yo Pops

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

Pumpkin Flax Protein Pancakes Recipe

February 04 2014

Check out a great Pumpkin Flax Protein Pancake recipe and a review of Source's organic whey protein over at Amee's Savory Dish!

Amee really outdid herself with this great recipe and we can't wait to try these ourselves. Pumpkin Flax Protein Pancakes

Here are some other great recipes to try out:
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

Dear NorCal Organic Customer,

We have always been a company focused on providing the highest quality products to our customers. This includes our packaging. Recently we started using a new type of bag with the goal of reducing the amount of plastic we use. This was based on our company's environmental goals as well as many customer requests.

The new bags have an inner bag that protects the ingredients inside from air and moisture. The second layer of the bag, instead of using a plastic, we chose to use a paper based layer made from wood pulp. This reduced the plastic in our bags by 60%. Unfortunately, we have heard from a number of customers that this new bag is not durable enough and they have received bags that were damaged in shipping.

First, we apologize if you have been one of the customers that has received a damaged bag. Second, we are working as quickly as we can to bring back our previous bag packaging that provided the durability needed for our product to survive what can be a rough shipping experience.

Please reach out to us if you have received a damaged bag so we can take care of this.
Thank you for your understanding and patience, we will work as quickly as we can to correct this.

Thank you for your support.

Sincerely,

NorCal Organic

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