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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

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.

Know Your Whey.
Get It From The Source.
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:

Source Organic Pr (oat) ein Cookies
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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
organic whey protein brownie bites
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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

 

Join the Fight Against GMOs and Pesticide Testing in Hawaii

March 17 2014

There has been a lot in the news recently about new GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) and pesticide testing in Hawaii. A number of pro surfers have banded together to raise awareness about the issue including Kelly Slater, John John Florence, Sebastian Zietz, and Dustin Barca. Also, a recent documentary was produced by pro surfer and activist Kyle Thiermann that is linked to below. 

GMO crops include corn, canola, soy, sugar beets, and cotton, but more than 60 countries have banned or seriously restricted GMOs because they aren't considered to be safe. The US is not one of these countries, in fact, GMOs are in as much as 80% of conventionally processed food. Nearly 90% of corn, 94% of soy, and 90% of cottonseed grown in the U.S. are from genetically engineered seeds.

Hawaii is ground zero for new GMO and pesticide testing. The largest biotech agrichemical corporations in the world (including Syngenta, Monsanto, Pioneer, Dow Chemical, and BASF) are spraying toxic restricted use pesticides on GMO field trials near schools, hospitals, and residential neighborhoods.

This is where we need your help.

Share the video, sign the petition to evict Monsanto from the North Shore of Oahu, put the pressure on Hawaii state politicians, blame GMO companies and spread the word.

Also, buy organic and Non-GMO Project certified foods, ask your local restaurants if they have any non-GMO menu items, and shop at your local farmers market.

Source is proud to be GMO-free and Non-GMO Project Verified.

http://www.surfingforchange.com/

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

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