Remember when I promised another Sprout Living recipe in my previous post? Well, you’re looking at it! After trying the Original, Chocolate Maca, and Green Kingdom EPIC Protein flavors I was just dying to use the Vanilla Lucuma in a recipe. This shake/smoothie is nut-free, gluten-free, soy-free and low in fat but still high in protein and fiber. I only recently started using buckwheat in smoothies, and I was amazed at how it makes them so creamy and filling. The frozen pear, vanilla, and spices all compliment the Vanilla Lucuma protein quite nicely. Keep reading on for the recipe! Continue reading →
As I’ve mentioned in the past, I’m a big fan of Sprout Living, and their newly reformulated EPIC Protein is pretty impressive! Not too long ago they sent me some samples including a cool shaker bottle and a full-size of their Green Kingdom (which I’m a big fan of as well). I think my favorite will always be the Chocolate Maca with the Vanilla Lucuma as a close second. In case you’re not familiar with lucuma or maca, both are considered “superfoods” for their nutritional benefits. However, what I really love about them is the unique flavor that they add to any smoothie. Throwing them into your favorite recipe really kicks things up a notch. These protein powders from Sprout Living are perfectly balanced with ingredients so that you get the superfoods with delicious flavors that are ready to be used.
Don’t forget, if you’re wanting to try Sprout Living for yourself…they have Epic Protein Venture Packs available for sale on their website so you can figure out what flavor(s) you love before buying full-sized tubs of each. Now, let me know in the comments below…what kind of recipe would YOU use the Vanilla Lucuma protein in?
Vanilla Lucuma Buckwheat Shake
A high-protein, gluten-free, lower-in-fat shake made with Sprout Living's Vanilla Lucuma from their EPIC Protein Line.
I’ve had a few Sprout Living smoothie recipes on my mind lately, and I couldn’t wait any longer to share them with you! If this is the first time you’re hearing about Sprout Living, well basically they make a line of super nutritious, raw, gluten-free and vegan protein powders. One of my favorite flavors of all time has been their EPIC Protein: Chocolate Maca. Sprout Living recently reformulated their line, and I was eagerly waiting in anticipation to try it out! The first recipe I made with their reformulated Chocolate Maca is for this Raspberry Chocolate Chip Shake, which isn’t your standard protein shake. This one is filled with protein and healthy fats, without any artificial sweeteners or color additives. Believe it or not, the color is from raspberries and the sweetener comes from bananas and dates. Read on for the recipe, and to learn more about one of my favorite products from Sprout Living! Continue reading →
As I mentioned before…the new protein line from Sprout Living is even better than the first formulation I tried! A big thanks to the company for sending over samples, and for inviting me to be one of the Healthy Vegan Chefs on their website! If you’re looking for more of my recipe experiments using their products, I actually have quite a few on this blog that you are more than welcome to check out. I’ve made smoothies before with just almond milk, a banana and the protein (and maybe a date or two) and even the simplest combinations have turned out phenomenal.
So what are you waiting for? Go get yourself some Sprout Living Chocolate Maca Protein ASAP. If you’re hesitant to get a full-size flavor, luckily they also come in these Epic Protein Venture Packs so you can figure out what flavor(s) you love before buying full-sized tubs of each. I know I can be indecisive at times so it’s really awesome to be able to try each flavor before committing to a full-size. Plus, these are in pouches so you can take them anywhere with you whether it’s to the gym or traveling.
Have you tried anything from Sprout Living? How do you like to enjoy their powders? Or, if you’re wanting to try them…what kinds of recipes would you come up with?
Raspberry Chocolate Chip Shake
A super delicious and rich protein shake made with all-natural ingredients, including Sprout Living's EPIC Protein: Chocolate Maca
Who doesn’t love pancakes for breakfast? I swear these are healthier and lower-in-fat than your standard pancakes and other sweet breakfast items. I’m super excited that Sprout Living has recently reformulated their line of EPIC Protein, and they sent a few samples for me to experiment with in the kitchen. Their Green Kingdom is packed with superfoods and greens including sacha inchi, chlorella, spirulina, kale, moringa and many more! One serving is 20g of raw, organic and gluten-free plant protein. I’ve been experimenting with protein-packed breakfast items besides smoothies such as protein oats and banana ice cream, and pancakes were just calling my name. If you’re gonna have pancakes, why not make them packed with great ingredients? Continue reading →
As fun as it is to go out to brunch, sometimes it’s nice to just stay in your pajamas and have brunch at your own kitchen table. That’s what weekends are for, right? There’s just something about sitting at the table with your family that makes the food even better. If you’re going to make a home-cooked meal, why not make the most of it? I challenge you next weekend, to have brunch with your family or invite some friends over. And if you need something to make, these pancakes aren’t a bad choice! They’re also a double-win if it’s around St Paddy’s Day!
These pancakes end up coming out slightly green from the protein powder, but they taste so incredible you won’t even notice it! Sprout Living’s new line of proteins are great in smoothies, but I felt a little adventurous and decided to use them in a super easy breakfast recipe. No blender required, all you need is a mixing bowl, stovetop and pan but you still get a lot of the benefits that you would if you used this protein in a smoothie. Even if you have picky eaters in your house, they won’t even be able to tell that these contain a ton of superfoods in them!
I think we all know the magical moment when you pour the syrup on your pancakes and are just about to dig in. The best part of these nutritious pancakes aside from the flavor is that they’re super filling. That means you can sleep in and have these for a late breakfast and likely be full until dinner time.
Stay tuned for more Sprout Living recipes coming this week. In the meantime, check out Sprout Living’s Website and pick up some Epic Protein: Green Kingdom for yourself (they even have trial sizes available). Let me know in the comments below, what kinds of toppings would you put on your protein pancakes?
Green Superfood Protein Pancakes
Why have regular pancakes when you can make a batch that are protein-packed and full of healthy superfoods? Not to mention fluffy, flavorful and filling!
2 scoops Sprout Living EPIC Protein: Green Kingdom powder
3 Tbs baking powder
2 Tbs coconut sugar (or other vegan sugar)
1/4 + 1 Tbs water
maple syrup, vegan butter or fruit and nuts for toppings
1. To make a vegan buttermilk, pour and stir the apple cider vinegar into the pre-measured almond milk and let sit for a couple minutes. Add the flaxseeds and mix until you get a smooth consistency.
2. Mix together the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Incorporate the wet mixture into the dry, adding the water and mixing until a batter forms. Be careful not to overmix.
3. Place a non-stick pan over medium heat and/or use cooking spray. Pour the batter onto the pan to make pancakes that are roughly 5 inches in diameter. Once they start to form bubbles, flip the pancakes cooking for 2-3 minutes on each side.
4. Serve with jam, peanut butter, nuts, vegan butter, syrup, and/or fresh fruit and enjoy!
These pancakes can be made ahead of time and frozen to meal-prep for the week. Just wait until the pancakes cool completely and then place them into an airtight ziplock bag. Let them thaw briefly at room temperature and reheat using a microwave, oven or toaster oven.
By Another Hungry Vegan
Another Hungry Vegan http://anotherhungryvegan.com/
Remember when I said I would do another smoothie with Cocozia’s coconut water? Well, here it is! I was really in the mood for chocolate this time while wanting to keep it on the healthy side. If you didn’t get the chance to read my review on their coconut water, you can check it out here along with a bonus recipe. This smoothie ends up being a potassium packed, energizing and hydrating drink all in one. It’s perfect for either after your workout, or if you’re looking for a filling but still healthy chocolate treat during the day. Continue reading →
This is another smoothie using Sprout Living’s EPIC Chocolate Maca Protein. I am obsessed with adding this to smoothies for that malty cocoa taste it adds. This protein is raw, organic, and made with sprouted brown rice. I find that it digests really easily and it’s a great coffee-free energy boost in the morning.
I also got the chance to try out Coracao Confection’s decadent Rawmond & Nibs Spread in this recipe. Coracao sells a wide variety of excellent, healthy chocolates that you can tell are made with nothing but love. The ingredients in here include raw almond butter, cacao nibs, coconut sugar, cacao butter, maca, and Himalayan pink salt. It’s great on its own, but I love adding it to a smoothie to give it a more rich taste. Plus I can’t complain about the added protein and healthy fats. I’ll be doing a review sometime in the new year featuring Coracao’s chocolates, truffles and other products so stay tuned!
What I really love about this smoothie is that it’s actually a great recovery drink after exercise, or if you wake up needing an extra boost of energy (without the coffee). The coconut water is rich in electrolytes to help with muscle cramping I find that it’s perfect to enjoy during the holidays in place of indulging on vegan chocolates, cookies and cake (although everything in moderation is fine in my book). You can absolutely try some variations on this smoothie, such as using peanut butter instead of the almond butter or even raw cashews or almonds to make your own milk in the blender. Next time, I will definitely add some mint extract to make it more festive!
Maca Chocolate Power Smoothie
A potassium-rich, energizing smoothie with a boost of protein, fiber, and healthy fats.