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, and quite pleasant, surprise. I tried Growing Naturals Raw Pea Protein, and it quickly became one of my favorite protein powders.
Tasting Notes for Growing Naturals Raw Pea Protein Powders
I sampled the Vanilla Blast flavor and was shocked by how smooth and creamy it was in my simple frozen banana shake (pictured below). 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.
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.
More Flavors of Growing Naturals Raw Pea Protein Powders
We’ve only tried the Vanilla Blast, but they also sell the following pea protein flavors:
More Facts on Growing Naturals Raw Pea Protein Powders
Price: $28.59 per 1 lb canister; $46.65 per 2 lb canister
Availability: Growing Naturals Raw Pea Protein Powders are sold at natural food stores and in supplement stores, but they can also be purchased online via Amazon.
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, and vegetarian.*
For More Product Information: Visit the Growing Naturals website at www.growingnaturals.com.
*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy.
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Great protein powder!
I’m really not a fan of most protein powders due to the gritty consistency. But these are truly smooth and add creaminess to my morning smoothies.