Growing Naturals Protein Powder and Rice Milk Powder Giveaway!

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[The different kinds of Growing Naturals protein powders, plus rice milk powder.]

Several months ago (I’m embarrassed to tell you how many), I received a lovely package from the folks at Growing Naturals.

Growing Naturals create amazing raw, whole food, protein powders and rice milk powder that are gluten-free, dairy free, corn free, soy free, and vegan. They are organic and non-GMO, carefully sourced and tested before they’re packaged and sold.  I love their motto, too: “Natural Products for All People!” That’s because they offer a great source of protein to everyone, vegans and omnivores alike (24 grams per serving!).

 

Squash Porridge on Diet, Dessert and Dogs

[A favorite cool weather breakfast--squash-based, grain-free porridge! I loved it with added pea protein powder.]

The raw rice protein powder provides a full array of amino acids and contains 90% protein, so you will acquire a good boost to your daily protein in each serving. I found it to be very smooth (not gritty) and blended well in smoothies.

If you check out the Growing Naturals web page, you’ll also see that they also recently launched the very first raw, sprouted pea protein powder (which I used in my new favorite spread, the Mocha Sunbutter I shared a few days ago). Unlike grain-based protein powders, pea protein is high in lysine (an essential amino acid) and branched chain amino acids (BCAA) which all benefit tissue, bone and antibody development while simultaneously boosting energy. I really enjoyed the pea protein, too, although it does have a stronger flavor than the rice variety. I combined it with other flavors (such as the sunflower seed butter) for a smooth, tasty high-protein treat.

Mocha Sunbutter Spread on Diet, Dessert and Dogs

[My new favorite Mocha Sunbutter Spread, with a protein boost from pea protein.]

And because I loved the Growing Naturals products so much,

I want to share them all with YOU!

Of course, the protein powders are great in smoothies, but I’ve enjoyed them as well added to pancakes and other breakfast foods, the sunflower butter, breakfast porridge, and more. I’m sure you’ll find your own creative ways to use it, too!

The Giveaway Scoop (this scoop is filled with protein powder!):

The prize: You’ll win your choice of 2 types of protein powder; a bag of the rice milk powder; a green logo bag; and a shaker in which to prepare the milk powder.

To enter the giveaway, do one (or all) of the following:

The giveaway will run until midnight (EST) on Friday, April 26, after which a winner will be chosen at random. (The winner’s name will appear on the form once it’s been chosen).

Anyone in the continental US is eligible to enter (so sorry to my international and Canadian friends! I have lots of other giveaways coming up in the next few months, some geared specifically for you!).

Good luck, everyone!  I know you’ll love these high quality products!

Note: I received free product from Growing Naturals for review, but my opinions are my own. I am not earning an affiliate commission from Growing Naturals (though I do think I should sign up!). ;)

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  1. wow. looks like a great product … and now that i’m sold on green smoothies, this protein powder might make a great addition.

    you always run the best contests!

  2. Terri Cole says:

    I’ve actually never used protein powder because of the expense. I’d like to try some in smoothies and bars/balls though.

    Thanks for the chance to win some great stuff!

  3. My favorite way to use protein powder is to add to smoothies and to make protein pancakes!
    This is an awesome giveaway, I have tried growing naturals rice protein once and it was truly delicious, one of the smoothest rice proteins I have ever had.
    Never had or seen the rice milk powder and am ultra curious now, need to look for this one to try.
    Ana

  4. My favorite use for protein powders is in smoothies

  5. I love using protein powder in smoothies! I know, typical. I guess I’ll have to start getting more creative :)

  6. My favorite use for protein powder is in pancakes, but it’s so versatile I use it in basically everything :)

  7. I am SO making your breakfast porridge, with or without the protein powder! Looks delicious…is it time for breakfast yet?? :-)

  8. 1) Protein powder smoothies (with fruits and greens)
    2) Protein puddings…add some pumpkin and cocoa powder…mmm mmm good!

  9. I put protein powder into my daily smoothie. I sometimes sprinkle it onto my cereal, too!

  10. Courtney says:

    Boring, but smoothies. I would love to try some new uses for protein powder, though!

    Courtney

  11. I would use it to make shakes/smoothies.

  12. I love protein powder in my green smoothies in the morning! Also fabulous in pancakes, puddings, and cookies!

  13. My favourite way to use protein powder would probably be in smoothies for creamy delights. I recently used it mixed with home made walnut butter for a higher protein spread though and it came out wonderfully! I mixed in some stevia and nutmeg for a spicy punch. I’ve wanted to try baking with it and putting it in pancakes subbing for some of the grain though.

  14. Mandy B. says:

    I add protein to my fruit/spinach smoothies every morning before my workout, and I have a plain protein shake right after the gym to help my muscles grow! My goal right now is to gain muscle and lose fat.

  15. I use protein powder in my fruit smoothies for a post-workout snack. I’d like to experiment baking with it!

  16. I LOVE dairy free “milk shakes”! In order to get that notorious milk shake creaminess without the actual milk, my two secret ingredients are protein powder and avocado. It sounds like an odd pair, but they create a heavenly texture! I’d love to experiment with Growing Naturals products in my shake adventures.

  17. Just starting to drink green smoothies – this would be a great addition to them!

  18. I just started using pea protein in my smoothies and it takes getting used to the taste, but I really like the consistency. I would like to try this brand out since its raw and sprouted!

  19. smoothies and pancakes!

  20. Meghan Finley says:

    I love them for shakes. Nothing is faster, easier or more delicous

  21. Samantha says:

    I love using protein powder in my smoothies and chia puddings for some protein and a little extra flavor/sweetness! This looks like an amazing brand that I’d love to try!

    I’m an email subscriber and followed DDD and Growing Naturals on FB too :)

  22. Great giveaway. Always up to try new protein powders. I like to stir it into my morning oats.

  23. These sound awesome. I’m especially interested in the raw protein powder.

  24. Wait – was there a question to answer? I can’t find it! I’ve never used a protein powder previously. But I’m interested in using one in my morning smoothie … and I already bookmarked that sun butter recipe to try, too!

  25. My favorite use for protein powder is in shakes and baked goods. It is a great way to supplement protein intake for me because I have so many allergies.

  26. I have never used protein powder because I’m too cheap, but have always wanted to add it to smoothies and breakfast things. It would be so useful!

  27. I do not use a protein powder but if I won one it would not be wasted. Thank you for the giveaway!

  28. I like to add it to bars or oatmeal :-)

  29. I like to add protein powder to smoothies. I’m hoping to try making some homemade protein bars too!

  30. Can’t wait to try your breakfast porridge recipe!

  31. I use it in my scone recipe that has oatmeal, flax, chia and all kinds of goodies. I bake a double batch each week and my kids eat them for breakfast and snacks. They have no idea how much “good stuff” is in them! I’d love to try out these products and see how they taste!

  32. Concetta says:

    Tried rice milk once, didn’t like it. Powder sounds like a great addition to a smoothie. Strong flavor of pea protein, not a problem. Thanks for the giveaway.

  33. Still love my protein powder for morning smoothies, but I’m venturing into baking with it – so cool!

  34. Erin Salisbury says:

    Yay! I don’t think I have this brand in my area. Would love to try it!

  35. A protein powder we could use!! How novel, would love to try it!

  36. I have been using whey protein powder in my morning breakfast cereal for several years. I needed my breakfast to be “instant” but don’t like the texture of regular oatmeal and the sugar in the instant oatmeal is appalling.
    I mix 2# organic rolled oats, 1# organic rolled barley flakes, and 1# organic rolled rye flakes.
    Chop dried organic apples and cranberries (cherries or blueberries if you can afford them) together.
    I am to looking find/make muslin bags or something not plastic but for now I use sandwich bags/twist ties and I put together a months worth of “Nancy’s instant oatmeal”.
    1/3 cup grain mix
    1/4 cup fruit mix
    1 tbsp protein powder
    1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
    1 tbsp chopped walnuts, pecans, almond slivers….
    you can also add roasted sesame seeds.
    I flavor with 1/2 cup strong chai and green tea that I make 4 cups at a time and refrigerate using 4 chai and 4 green teabags. Cook however you wish. Because of my texture “thing” mine comes out very thick. When I make if for others, I use more tea, cook longer and sometimes add milk of choice after cooking. You can add ground flax or chia seeds after cooking.

  37. I’ve never heard of this brand, thanks for the information! I’d love to try this; so many protein powders are dairy based, or way out of my budget. I use protein powder in my smoothies, but would love to explore other uses, too.

  38. My husband and I have started exercising at the YMCA. We finish off our workout with a smoothie with protein powder added to help our muscles post workout. This would be great!

  39. My favorite use for my current soy protein powder is in a fruit smoothie. Being GF, DF, Egg Free, Corn Free, Nightshade Free, and certain-nuts free makes for a challenging diet. I would like to use protein powder to increase the nutrition of my baked goods. My protein powder can’t take heat. According to Growing Naturals website their products are used in baked goods, so it would be nice to try them. Also, I noticed their ratio of fat-carb-fiber-protein is better than most.

  40. I subscribed!

  41. I like to use pp in baked goods! Thanks!

  42. Can’t wait to give it a try.

  43. Susan Patten says:

    Thank you for such an awesome opportunity to grab a new to me protein powder. I love to use protein powder in my breakfast smoothies, when I bake, and would enjoy learning new uses for it as well.

  44. I love that this is plant based and above that it is sprouted!!! Wuld love to give this a try, some of them are very grainy and looks like they have solved that problem from what she says woo hoo!!

  45. We use it in shakes / smoothies or to put a little in baked goods.

  46. I subscribe to you (of course!)

  47. I have so many food allergies that it is more difficult to eat properly these days. I have been using a brown rice protein powder for my shakes that I don’t particularly like because it is very gritty, so I would love to try this brand! Thank you for the opportunity!

  48. Roxana S. says:

    I haven’t used protein powder yet but curios because I do need more in my diet as I am having a challenge building and maintaining normal muscles and losing those last 30 lbs.

  49. Billie Jean says:

    I love making protein shakes/smoothies with them!

  50. Gretchen Schlier says:

    I would love to win and have an opportunity to try the Growing Naturals products. I have been thinking of adding a gf/vegan protein powder to smoothies to replace my morning bowl of oatmeal…Too hot for the warmer weather.

  51. Sarah Williams says:

    The porridge and spread sound wonderful, and I would love to try the pea protein powder in them and in some recipes other than the usual smoothies that I make. Thanks for the opportunity.

  52. I love using protein powder do amp up smoothies!

  53. kathryn h says:

    I would love to use protein powder but need a soy and dairy free option. These look great and thanks for the info on this product -> heading to their website now!

  54. Michelle S says:

    Great giveaway! I would love to try this :)

  55. I just started the Specific Carbohydrate Diet and this protein powder would be SCD legal and would help me so much! I would love to add it to my smoothies and snack bars!

  56. Favorite use for protein powder is as a substitute for powdered sugar – in coconut cream, frostings, homemade marshmallows…

  57. I would love to give protein powder a try!

  58. Danielle says:

    I love to put protein powder in my homemade granola bars. If I throw a few carob chips they even taste like a treat.

  59. I do not use protein powder, but would love to start using it in my smoothies. :)

  60. Dominika says:

    simple, in a smoothie!

  61. MJ Moore says:

    I’m a smoothie fan, too- it’s just so good with kale and berries!

  62. I just learned about pea protein powder and I LOVE it! I use it in smoothies and juice recipes all the time. However, I’m thinking of putting it in other recipes too. Will it work in cake batter?

  63. well in smoothies mostly. But I also like to add it to omelets, oatmeal, other hot cereals/grains.

  64. Christen Fengl says:

    I have been wanting to try different types of protein powders especially for when I bake! This would be perfect! I also liked your FB page and Growing Natural’s FB as well :)

  65. smoothies!!

  66. In smoothies and protein bars.

  67. I just started getting back into using protien powders again-great timing for your giveaway.
    thanks

  68. Hi
    I subscribe to DDD via email
    thanks

  69. Hi
    I liked Growing Naturals facebook page.
    thanks

  70. Hi
    I also liked DDD on facebook.

  71. I love making protein shakes with protein powder, fruit, peanut butter, and almond milk. I also like experimenting with protein powder baking…I have a great recipe for protein snack bars and protein muffins using vanilla protein powder.

  72. Hmm. I love them when baking desserts and making smoothies!

  73. Rachelle says:

    I’m always looking for ways to add protein to smoothies and recipes. Would love to try these products out.

  74. I have not used protein powder, but would love to try it in smoothies and try a few recipes I have seen recently calling for it.

  75. I love using protein powder in snack balls! An easy and portable snack and gives me my protein boost!

  76. Hi Ricki, I haven’t tried any of the protein powders, but am interested in learning more about them. I suscribed for email updates, I’m also a follower of DDD on facebook. Thanks for all you do!

  77. i saw these raw pea powder energy bites I can make and i will make with my next batch of fruit fig bars. thanks

  78. Protein shakes!

  79. OMGosh I’ve been wanting to try these–would love to be chosen–thank you for the opportunity!

  80. I make a protein shake every morning and I also add protein into my yogurt at night! I am in love with this brown rice protein, it is the best!!

  81. I use mine in smoothies- my favorite use!

  82. Stephanie Hicks-Neunert says:

    In addition to my smoothies, I like the idea of using protein powder in pancakes and breakfast oatmeal.

  83. This looks great! I’ve been looking for something without dairy, gluten, etc.

  84. There is a tasty protein powder pancake recipe out there. I also like using it in smoothies.

  85. I use it in smoothies as well as protein goodies like “cakes” :)

  86. Sounds great! I would definitely use this in smoothies!

  87. I liked the DDD page on Facebook!

  88. I like the Growing Naturals page!

  89. Thank you for the giveaway!

  90. These products sound great, I would to try them!!

  91. I’m a subscriber to DDD!!

  92. Ashley Tucker says:

    I like to add it to smoothies!

  93. Ttrockwood says:

    I most often add protein powder to my oatmeal byt now i have to make your nut butter recipe!

  94. katherine d says:

    love it in my oatmeal!

  95. I was just looking for a new protein powder!

  96. I also subscribed!

  97. hmm so much that can be done with protein powders… Pancakes anyone??

  98. I like the idea that the pea and rice are sprouted.
    Can’t wait to find out more about the product!
    Thanks for introducing it to us~

    Aloha,
    Alyssa

  99. monica meza says:

    I love using it for shakes and smoothies!

  100. i primarily add protein powder to smoothies

  101. I use it in smoothies. I’m interested in trying to make protein bars for the days that I need something portable. This would help. :-)

  102. Post-workout smoothie with strawberries and blueberries. Yum :)

  103. Smoothies, but excited to learn new applications

  104. Post-workout protein recovery bites!

  105. Liked GN on FB!

  106. Already like DDD on FB!

  107. Already subscribe to DDD via email, love!

  108. Smoothies!

  109. I like to add add pea protein to homemade raw energy bars

  110. I would use it to make a protein-infused ice cream, either with rice milk or coconut milk.

  111. I’d love to win this so I can give it a try. I love to try and add protein to smoothies and also when juicing.

  112. Jennifer says:

    I have yet to use protein powder. I’ve been thinking it’s something I need to learn about and start using.

  113. Aimee Douglass says:

    I love making smoothies and puddings with protein powder.

  114. Yay, thanks for the giveaway! I’m pretty boring – when I have protein powder, I usually just add it to smoothies. But I’ve also made yummy pancakes with it!

  115. Heather Ray says:

    I have not used pea protein powder before, but would really like to try it after hearing so much about the benefits and uses.

  116. I’ve seen other blogger give Growing Naturals products rave reviews and am so eager to try it myself in smoothies and grain-free porridges!

  117. I use it in smoothies and in recipes for baked goods.

  118. Wow, would love to try the protein powder! I’d use it in my green smoothies.

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