Growing Naturals Raw Pea Protein Powders

Vanilla Blast
$23.99 per 1 lb canister (single serve and bulk 2 lb also available)

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On October 15, 2014
Last modified:October 11, 2016


Unbelievably smooth and creamy, this perfectly sweetened protein powder practically melts into smoothies and offers a delicious, almost French vanilla-like flavor. Each serving packs in 15 grams of raw, vegan protein with all the essential amino acids and 30% of the RDA for iron.

I recently posted about how wonderful the Growing Naturals brown rice protein powders are, but I must say, their pea protein powder was an even bigger surprise.

Growing Naturals Raw Pea Protein Powders (Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Vegan)

I sampled the Vanilla Blast flavor and was shocked by how smooth and creamy it was in my simple frozen banana shake. Not a speck of powderiness could be detected in this luxurious blend that had an almost French vanilla-like taste. Mind you, it definitely has a different flavor flare from the pea protein powder backdrop, but I found it unique in a delicious and comforting way.

Growing Naturals Vanilla Blast pea protein powder actually contains a blend of raw yellow pea protein powder and their organic whole grain brown rice powder for a total of 15 grams of protein per serving. It has just a smidgen more sugars than the straight brown rice proteins powders (3 grams vs 1-2 grams), but is perfectly sweetened (in my opinion) with a touch of organic coconut sugar, vanilla and stevia.

Growing Naturals Raw Pea Protein Powders (Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Vegan)

Some additional benefits of the pea protein powder (some from Growing Naturals, some in my opinion) include:

  • 30% of your daily recommended iron in 1 serving
  • Contains all the essential and non-essential amino acids, with a particularly high amount of the essential amino acid Lysine.
  • An easily digestible form of raw protein that is Non-GMO and grown in the U.S. and Canada.
  • A versatile creamy consistency for use in many types of recipes.

To note, Growing Naturals does make an Original pea protein powder that has just one ingredient: gold standard raw yellow protein. It has just 1 gram of sugar – I’ll update when I get the chance to trial it.

Growing Naturals Raw Pea Protein Powders (Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Vegan)

Certifications: Growing Naturals Raw Pea Protein Powders are labeled as vegan and non-GMO, but did not appear to be certified.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Growing Naturals Raw Pea Protein Powders are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian. Nonetheless, always read the ingredient statement and check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.

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About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


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