While developing our Real Food Proteins, we put a lot of effort into making sure they are truly delicious, and nothing like the chalky protein powders of the past. As a result, these innovative and whole food-sourced protein powders are not only great on their own, they also make amazing addition to recipes—from quick smoothies to baked goods, granola and more. So we partnered with the talented Mariel Lewis at Amazing Paleo to come up with some irresistible recipes featuring our Real Food Proteins. Check them out (along with the recipe videos) below!
No-Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Plant Protein Bars
“You may never see protein bars in the same light again,” says Mariel, and we agree. These heavenly, peanut-buttery bars get everything right—from their chewy texture, natural sweetness and nutty taste, right down to their gluten-free ingredients. And if you’re eating paleo, Amazing Paleo has a food hack for that too. Just swap the oats and peanuts in this recipe for nuts or seeds of your choice and use almond butter or hazelnut butter instead of peanut butter.
Are you ready for some seriously happy taste buds? Definitely try this at home.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Makes: 8 bars
- 2 cups gluten-free rolled oats
- 10 medjool dates, pitted
- 1 cup peanut butter or almond butter
- ½ cup organic raw honey
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 2 scoops Swanson Dark Chocolate Plant Protein Powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- Grease 9×9-inch cake pan with coconut oil and line with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Add rolled oats and protein powder to a high-speed food processor and process on high until a flour-like consistency is achieved.
- Add in peanut butter, honey, vanilla extract and salt to the food processor and process on high until smooth. Lastly add in the medjool dates and process on high until broken down. Dough should reach a cookie dough consistency.
- Transfer dough to the pan and use your hands to pack it down until compact.
- Refrigerate for an hour until set before cutting. Enjoy!
View the full post with the recipe here: Amazing Paleo Peanut Butter Chocolate Plant Protein Bars
Vanilla Almond Protein Granola with Real Food Plant Protein
I start every single day with probiotic-rich Greek yogurt, and this granola makes the most perfect, crunchy topping to take the flavor and protein content up a notch. Mariel at Amazing Paleo does the same and adds berries to enjoy a yogurt parfait (or two!) post-workout. It’s also a great snack to keep in your desk drawer at work or to pack along for plane rides.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Makes: 6 cups
- 2 cups raw slivered almonds
- 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds
- 1 cup raw sunflower seeds
- 1 cup raw walnut halves, lightly chopped
- 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 2 scoops Swanson Real Food Plant Protein - Vanilla
- 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup maple syrup
- ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
- Preheat oven to 325º F.
- Mix dry ingredients in a mixing bowl using a spatula.
- Mix wet ingredients in a separate mixing bowl, using a spatula.
- Mix wet and dry ingredients together.
- Place mixture directly on a baking sheet (spread evenly).
- Bake for about 45 minutes total but every 10 minutes, remove the baking sheet from oven, and using a spatula, carefully stir the mixture so that the granola does not get stuck (this will keep the granola from burning).
- Once the 45 minutes pass, remove the baking sheet from the oven and let the granola cool completely. Once cool, you can fold in a ½ cup of raisins/dried fruit/chocolate chips.
- Keep granola in a closed container. Lasts up to 3 weeks.
View the full post with the recipe here: Amazing Paleo Vanilla Almond Protein Granola
Triple Chocolate Protein Muffins
You can get your (triple!) chocolate fix with a healthier, protein-rich muffin? Yes, please! Where have these been all my life? Amazing Paleo has baked so much chocolatey goodness into these muffins, plus a hint of almond, vanilla, honey, and sea salt. We’re swooning!
These muffins take no time to make (just 25 minutes from start to finish) and they’re made with Real Food Whey Protein in chocolate ice cream flavor to power up the wholesome protein content. Give it a try and see for yourself!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Makes: 12 muffins
- ¾ cup fine almond flour
- 1 scoop Swanson Chocolate Whey Protein Powder
- 1 tablespoon raw cacao powder
- 3 tablespoons mini chocolate chips
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 3 eggs
- ¼ cup organic applesauce
- 3 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- optional (but recommended!): chocolate chunks to top
- Pre-heat oven to 350° F and double line a muffin pan with muffin liners.
- In a mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients and whisk well.
- In a separate mixing bowl, combine wet ingredients and whisk well.
- Pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and combine well.
- Fold in the chocolate chips, then pour batter into liners. Add chocolate chunks if desired.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes, let cool and enjoy!
View the full post with the recipe here: Amazing Paleo Triple Chocolate Protein Muffins
Protein Apple & Blueberry Crisp
If the recipes above haven’t inspired you to bolt to the kitchen, this one definitely will. It captures the classic and absolutely irresistible flavor of apple pie (plus antioxidant-rich berries!) with a healthy helping of protein. Amazing Paleo recommends topping this dessert recipe with non-dairy ice cream or yogurt, and we couldn’t agree more. What’s apple pie without ice cream, after all?
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Makes: 12 servings
For the Apple Blueberry Layer
- 2 cups blueberries
- 4 large apples (peeled, cored and diced)
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons arrowroot powder
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
For the Crisp
- 2 scoops Swanson Vanilla Whey Protein Powder
- ¾ cup fine almond flour (or almond meal)
- ¾ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- ½ cup chopped pecans
- ½ cup coconut sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ⅓ cup ghee
- 4 tablespoons maple syrup
- Preheat oven to 350º F. Add fruit directly to a large cast-iron skillet or to a 9x13-inch dish. Top with lemon juice, maple syrup, arrowroot powder and toss to combine.
- To a large mixing bowl, add almond flour, shredded coconut, whey protein, pecans, coconut sugar, and salt. Stir to combine. Add in ghee and maple syrup and combine until the mixture takes a bit of a sticky consistency.
- Spread the crisp evenly over the fruit. Bake uncovered for 40 minutes or until the fruit bubbles and the top takes a golden color.
- Let cool for about 5 minutes before serving. Serve as is, with a bit of dairy-free yogurt or dairy-free ice cream. Enjoy!
View the full post with the recipe here: Amazing Paleo Protein Apple & Blueberry Crisp
Real Food Protein for Real Life
We created Real Food Proteins as a truly delicious way to power your modern life. They’re made with wholesome food ingredients and nothing artificial. Real Food Plant Proteins feature 20 grams of protein and a complete amino acid profile. It’s made with pea protein, brown rice protein, and protein from the superfood seed sacha inchi, along with other real food ingredients like pumpkin and kale, in two delicious, all-natural flavors. And Real Food Whey Proteins nourish your body with 22 grams of complete protein from simple, whole food ingredients that are easy on your stomach and help keep you feeling energized & satisfied any time of day.
Learn more about our Real Food Proteins and the science behind them in The Science Behind Your Supplement: Real Food Protein. And if you want more delicious and nutritious food hacks to try, read 18 Food Replacement Hacks that Make Healthy Eating Easy.