I haven’t really bothered with protein powders before.
One look at the ingredients in some of them is enough to scare you off! Artificial additives, sweeteners, refined sugars – yuk! According to Sally Fallon at The Weston A Price Foundation, some protein powders are very nasty.
Knowing this, the clever people at Nutra Organics have worked tirelessly in sourcing and formulating an alternative – a healthy, natural protein powder. One thing that always stands out about Nutra Organics is that they are highly ethical. Vanessa, Darlsy and all the people who work there bring their kids up on these products and they make sure that only the highest quality ingredients are used. I was surprised to learn just how much research and work goes into it!
Thriving Protein is pretty special and unique in the market place. There is nothing quite like it.
♥ raw (so no high heat denaturing the protein)
♥ dairy free (no whey)
♥ gluten free
♥ corn free
♥ GMO free
♥ soy free
♥ sugar free
♥ bio-fermented (acts as a probiotic)
♥ high vitamin D mushroom powder
♥ iron, magnesium, calcium, selenium, manganese, Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, Vitamin C, folate and zinc!
♥ omega 3 fatty acids
You can find a full ingredient list on the Nutra Organics website.
To be honest, I wasn’t expecting to like them (sssh don’t tell Vanessa!) Having had a bad experience with nasty tasting, floury protein powders in the past, I thought it just wasn’t my thing. What I wasn’t expecting was the delicious flavours – it pretty much tastes like a chocolate or vanilla milkshake when you pop it in a glass of milk. Brilliant.
And did they past the kid test? We all know this is the hardest one to pass! Yes, it did. Both kids think they are really yummy. I have really noticed that when they have Thriving Protein after school, it fills them up. They are not snacking to the huge extent they were before (yes teenagers really do eat you out of house and home, especially when they do a lot of sport!) It was getting very expensive to feed them, so I appreciate having something that will satisfy their appetites with amazing quality nutrition.
So, how do you use Thriving Protein powder?
Well the list is endless. Pop it in a glass of milk or milk substitute. Use it in smoothies and paddle pops. Sprinkle it on oats. Mix it into yoghurt. Pop it into bliss balls. Use it in recipes.
Here is one recipe I have come up with that you can give a go. It’s a lot more natural and budget friendly than a ready made protein bar. I hope you like it!
Berry Bubble Protein Bars
Vital Stats: Gluten Free, Egg Free, Nut Free, Sugar Free
Okay, so this is what you need:
2 cups organic puffed brown rice
1 1/2 cups organic virgin coconut oil
4 tablespoons Thriving Protein Exotic Vanilla powder
3 tablespoons C-Berry Blast or Acai Berry Blend powder
1/4 cup goji berries
1/2 cup organic cranberries
1/4 cup organic coconut flakes[box] HOT TIP: Use any sort of dried berry you like. Just make sure it doesn’t contain any artificial additives.[/box]
Okay, so this is how you do it:
Whisk the Thriving Protein powder and the C-Berry Blast or Acai Berry Blend powder into the coconut oil.
Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
Pour into a baking paper lined slice tin.
Refrigerate until set. Cut into bars.
You will need to store this in the fridge.
This giveaway has now closed. Congratulations to Paola, Monique and Charmaine!
Would you like to try out some of the NEW Thriving Protein powder from NutraOrganics? The lovely girls have given me three jars to giveaway – one of each flavour.
How to enter:
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♥ Comment on this blog post, telling me which flavour you would like to win!
[box] Terms and conditions: This giveaway will close at midnite (AEST) on Sunday the 23rd of February. Winners will be chosen using random.org from those fulfilling the entry requirements correctly. Winners will be emailed and announced on this blog post. Sorry, Australian residents only.[/box]
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