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Source Organic Vanilla Peanut Butter Almond Smoothie

November 19 2014


organic protein smoothieWe have a great new recipe that incorporates Source Organic's new Peanut Butter Protein. This smoothie is a great way to get a boost in the morning with a ton of essential vitamins and nutrients. If you're looking for a little extra protein boost, it never hurts to add a scoop of Source Organic Whey to your blender.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup spinach
2 frozen bananas
1 apple, cored
1/2 cup vanilla almond milk
2 scoops Source Organic Peanut Butter Protein 
(Optional) 1 scoop Source Organic Whey

Combine, Blend, and Enjoy!

Take a look at some of our other recipes here:

Pear and Banana Protein Smoothie

Banana and Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Protein Smoothie

CLAs and a Berry Vanilla Protein Smoothie Recipe

Spiced Raspberry-Pear Organic Protein Smoothie

Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie

September Smoothie of the Month - Pear and Banana Protein Smoothie

September 29 2014

source organic whey protein smoothieHere's a great way to start the day with delicious seasonal fruit, organic whey protein, and spinach. By adding Source Organic Whey you get over 20 grams of grass-fed protein and know that there is no better whey on the market.

Ingredients:

- 1 asian pear
- 1 frozen banana (sliced)
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 scoop Source Organic Whey
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp fresh ginger (grated)
- 1/2 cup spinach (optional)

Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend for 30 seconds.

Take a look at some of our other recipes here:
Banana and Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Protein Smoothie
CLAs and a Berry Vanilla Protein Smoothie Recipe

Spiced Raspberry-Pear Organic Protein Smoothie
Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie

New Breakfast Smoothie From Harley Pasternak

September 21 2014

source organic whey breakfast smoothieTake a look below for a great way to start the day with over 30 grams of protein. Using just one scoop of Source
Organic Whey, your breakfast can be quick, easy, and delicious.

INGREDIENTS

1 scoop Source Organic Whey
5 raw almonds
1 red apple
1 banana
3/4 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
1/2 cup nonfat milk
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

DIRECTIONS

Place all ingredients in a blender. (Depending on how powerful your blender is, you may need to chop the apple and almonds into small pieces before blending.)

Blend on medium-high for 30 seconds (or until desired consistency).

Take a look at some of our other recipes here:
CLAs and a Berry Vanilla Protein Smoothie Recipe

Spiced Raspberry-Pear Organic Protein Smoothie
Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie

Harley Pasternak: What You Should Know About Whey

August 14 2014

Source Organic Whey's global brand ambassador, Harley Pasternak, just put out a great article about the benefits of whey protein. In it he included an amazing kiwi-strawberry smoothie recipe as well.

Take a look:

Harley Pasternak is a celebrity trainer and nutrition expert who has worked with stars from Halle Berry and Lady Gaga to Robert Pattinson and Robert Downey Jr. He’s also a New York Times best-selling author, with titles including The Body Reset Diet and The 5-Factor Diet. Tweet him @harleypasternak.

Do you recall the nursery rhyme that began, “Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet, eating her curds and whey”? You may have never wondered what whey was, or even a tuffet, for that matter (it’s basically a footstool). But whey, the byproduct of making cheese or yogurt and a superb source of protein, has hit the big time. Here’s whey, er, why:

Liquid assets. Whey is slightly more absorbent than eggs, often referred to as the perfect protein and considerably more ‘perfect’ than soy, bean or rice protein powder. Separated from the curds formed in the cheese-making process, whey starts as a thin translucent liquid, often used in protein drinks and bars. Making whey is a time-consuming process and the result spoils quickly.

Take a powder. Whey protein powder is easy to use in shakes or smoothies. Or add it to fruit, cottage cheese or homemade baked goods for a protein punch. In addition to protein, whey is also full of vitamins C, B and E, as well as calcium, copper, iron and other minerals.

Whey to go. Whey protein can enhance athletic performance and help build muscle as a result of its high amino acid content (the building blocks of protein). It’s also credited with reducing high cholesterol and assisting in weight loss. As you know, I believe in building meals around protein and fiber-rich carbohydrates. When you don’t have time to grill a chicken breast, poach salmon or even scramble eggs, whey steps up to the plate as a suitable protein provider.

When shopping for whey powder, consider these factors:

  • Whey protein isolate or whey protein concentrate? The former removes most of the lactose (milk sugar) and fat, meaning most lactose-intolerant individuals can handle it. Whey protein concentrate, however, is simply dehydrated whey, and contains more fat and lactose than protein.
  • Organic or conventional? Whey products made from organic milk contain no growth hormones or antibiotic residue.
  • GMO-free or not? Whey from the milk of grass-fed cows contains no GMO residues, unlike animals raised on GMO grains.
  • Sweetened or not? Instead of protein powders sweetened with sugar or substitutes, I prefer unsweetened whey. The fruit you’ll add to smoothies or shakes supplies natural sweetness without empty calories.
  • Flavored or plain? Rather than buying vanilla, chocolate, strawberry or whatever powder, go with the basic powder and add your own natural flavors.
  • Heat processed or cold processed? When protein is heated — a process called denaturing — it can make the amino acids less bioavailable. Whey dried without heat leaves the protein intact.

There are many brands out there, so stick to one that is labeled 100% Whey and doesn’t sport any unrecognizable ingredients on its label. My personal favorite is Source Organic Whey, which is unflavored, unsweetened and contains no coloring agents. You can find it on Amazon and at many Whole Foods and all Sprouts Farmers Markets.

Try this related recipe adapted from one in my book The Body Reset Diet: Power Your Metabolism, Blast Fat and Shed Pounds in Just 15 Days. It’s a great whey (sorry — I had to) to start the day!

Kiwi-Strawberry Smoothie
Serves 1

2 cups baby arugula (or spinach or watercress)
2 kiwifruit, peeled and chopped
5 fresh or frozen strawberries, chopped
1 frozen banana, chopped
2 tablespoons whey protein powder
½ cup nonfat milk or plain unsweetened almond or soy milk
Ice cubes

1. Combine all the ingredients except the milk and ice in a blender or food processor. Pulse until combined.
2. Add milk or milk substitute and blend.
3. Add ice cubes and pulse until desired consistency.

 

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Super Smoothie - Strawberry, Vanilla, Coconut, Peanut Butter, and Organic Whey Protein Smoothie Recipe

June 08 2014
strawberry, vanilla, coconut, and peanut butter organic whey protein smoothieLooking for a treat to help cool off in these warm summer months after a hard workout or just a hard day? Here is another great recipe from Organic Olivia.

Vanilla, peanut butter, strawberry, and coconut come together in one delicious protein smoothie! This recipe is very versatile too since it is adaptable to any diet as the nut butter, sweetener, and milk can be replaced with the ingredients of your choice.
Ingredients:
- 8 strawberries 
- 3 inches of a vanilla bean, scraped or 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 heaping tbsp. peanut or almond butter
- 1 scoop Source Organic Whey protein powder 
- 2 tsp. coconut sugar or honey, agave, maple syrup, etc.
- 1 heaping tbsp. coconut oil 
- fill the rest of the blender cup with almond milk or milk of your choice

Blend everything together and enjoy! Throw a few slices of frozen banana in for a frozen twist and extra sweetness. The possibilities are endless.

Source Organic Whey Chocolate Protein "Milkshake" without the Milk

May 27 2014
Source Organic Whey Protein Shake
Check out this innovative recipe from Organic Olivia! For those who only like a little bit of dairy in their diet, here's a great option to treat yourself after a hard day, workout, or both. The antioxidants from the cacao powder, the potassium from the banana, and the added protein from the almond butter are great complements to the pure organic whey protein that Source delivers.
Know Your Whey.
Get It From The Source.

 

Ingredients: 
- 8 oz. almond milk 
- 1/2 frozen banana 
- 1 scoop Source Organic Whey Protein 
- 2 tbsp. raw cacao powder 
- 1 tbsp. raw almond butter 
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract 
- pinch of sea salt 
- pinch of cinnamon 
- 2 tbsp. agave nectar

 

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

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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">Great Organic Whey Protein Smoothie Recipe - Spiced Raspberry-Pear
January 09 2014

Check out this great Spiced Raspberry-Pear Protein Smoothie from one of the amazing contributors over at Rodale. They really used Source Organic Whey in a smoothie we never would even thought of.

http://discover.rodales.com/food-and-recipes/organic-recipe-spiced-raspberry-pear-protein-smoothie

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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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