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Vitacost ROOT2 Pea Protein - Non-GMO and Gluten Free Chocolate -- 23 g Protein per serving - 26.46 oz (1 lb 10.46 oz)

Vitacost ROOT2 Pea Protein - Non-GMO and Gluten Free Chocolate
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Vitacost ROOT2 Pea Protein - Non-GMO and Gluten Free Chocolate -- 23 g Protein per serving - 26.46 oz (1 lb 10.46 oz)

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Vitacost ROOT2 Pea Protein - Non-GMO and Gluten Free Chocolate Description

A naturally sweet, muscle-building treat that’s as delicious on its own as it is in a smoothie.


  • Gluten free and non-GMO
  • BPA-free container
  • Provides 23 grams of vegetarian protein
  • Naturally sweetened with stevia extract
  • Deep, chocolate flavor
  • Perfect for vegetarians or those sensitive to soy or dairy

Ever crave a giant chocolate cake or gooey cinnamon bun after a workout? Or, maybe you just woke up with thoughts of sugar plums dancing in your head. It happens to everyone – even the purest of plant eaters. Have no fear. Here’s your chance to quash that sweet tooth once and for all – or at least for several hours.


ROOT2 Pea Protein with Natural Chocolate Flavor is infused with cocoa and natural chocolate flavor, so you get double the depth and richness. You can add a scoop to plain water and drink to your heart’s delight, blend a clump-free dessert smoothie or mix up a protein-packed truffle ball. Any way you like it, this chocolate pea protein is sure to fulfill all your dessert desires.


Did we mention its satisfying sweetness comes straight from the stevia plant? Not only will you fail to find refined sugar in this formula, you’ll never get GMOs, gluten, soy or dairy. If that’s not the ideal treat, we don’t know what is.


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All Vitacost® supplements are formulated to deliver the level of support you expect and deserve. Whether you’re shopping Vitacost® vitamins, minerals, herbs or other key nutrients, their potency is guaranteed – what’s on the label is what’s in the bottle. Plus, all Vitacost® supplements adhere to the FDA’s Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMPs), ensuring that they are manufactured to high standards of POTENCY, PURITY, efficacy and safety. We take PRIDE in what we do, which is why we promise if you don’t love your product, we’ll take it back – even if the bottle is empty.


About ROOT2 by Vitacost
Rooted in Science, Rooted in Nature.


ROOT2 delivers nutritional supplements featuring ingredients that connect you closer to the Earth and health benefits backed by scientific research. These whole-food based products strive to exceed lifestyle and dietary demands. All you have to do is choose from the wide selection of organic, vegan and vegetarian options, and ROOT2 will deliver the assurance and affordability you need.


As a dietary supplement, mix 1 scoop into 8 fl oz of your favorite beverage. Adjust liquid to desired thickness and taste. Use daily as desired or as directed by a healthcare professional.


Keep dry and at room temperature (59°-86°F [15°-30°C]).

Free Of
Milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, crustacean shellfish, fish, soy, gluten, titanium dioxide.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Scoop (33 g)
Servings per Container: About 23
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Calories from Fat20
Total Fat2.5 g4%†
Saturated Fat0.5 g2%†
Total Carbohydrate3 g1%†
Dietary Fiber1 g6%†
Sugar less than1 g
Protein23 g
Sodium380 mg16%
Pea Protein Isolate28.6 mg*
Stevia Extract220 mg*
†Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Other Ingredients: Cocoa and natural chocolate flavor.

Typical Amino Acid Profile per Serving
Alanine 978 mg
Arginine 1,955 mg
Asparagine 0 mg
Aspartic Acid 2,559 mg
Cysteine 374 mg
Glutamine 0 mg
Glutamic Acid 3,939 mg
Glycine 863 mg
Histidine 575 mg
Isoleucine* 1,093 mg
Leucine* 1,926 mg
Lysine 1,668 mg
Methionine 213 mg
Phenylalanine 1,236 mg
Proline 949 mg
Serine 1,150 mg
Threonine 805 mg
Tryptophan 178 mg
Tyrosine 805 mg
Valine* 1,150 mg
Total Amino Acids 22,416 mg


Pregnant or lactating women, those with diabetes, hypoglycemics and people with known medical conditions and/or taking drugs should consult with a licensed physician and/or pharmacist prior to taking dietary supplements. As this product contains natural ingredients, the color varies. Keep out of reach of children.

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How to Bake with Plant-Based Protein Powders

So you’ve mastered baking with whey. Your next challenge: plant-based protein powders. Though not as simple as steaming raw, whole veggies, getting your greens from pea protein pancakes has a certain je ne sais quoi. Even if you’re a die-hard, hooray-for-whey fan, the pure ease and earthiness of plant proteins may lure you in.  Okay, so a pea protein shake isn't top of your must-have list. You may want to include more natural foods in your diet, but for most people that would be one step too close to eating actual dirt. No problem. Plant proteins are, surprisingly, simple to work with in the kitchen. And blended with other sweet, savory, rich and creamy ingredients, you'll never detect a grain of ground. Baking Tips: How to Use Plant Protein Powder Still not sure? Let's count down the top four reasons to bake with plant-based protein powders.

Why bake with plants?

#4 – Moist muffins: Plant protein powders absorb liquid ingredients, ensuring your baked goodies don’t crumble when you look at them. #3 – Fluffy flap-jacks: Retaining moisture also means your (likely vegan) desserts are never too tough to chew. Rubbery pancakes are never a good way to start your day. #2 – Bulky brownies…but in a good way: The high-fiber content of plant-based protein powders adds bulk to a recipe, which whey protein powders cannot do on their own. #1 – No flour needed: The number one reason you should try baking with pea, hemp or rice protein powders is because they can stand on their own. You can substitute all flour in a recipe for one of these powders, making it even easier to bake gluten-free, vegan and paleo-friendly treats! (That deserved a drumroll.)

Tips of the trade

Use complementary flavors
  • Pea protein’s earthy flavor and texture pairs especially well with coconut, banana and cacao.
  • Brown rice protein is more versatile than pea protein, mostly because it’s more palatable. It goes well with tart berries and rich, java-inspired ingredients.
  • Hemp powder has a mild-but-nutty flavor, which makes it a great match for just about anything you mix with it. Chocolate is always a good choice, though.
Pour lightly Because plant proteins drink up moisture, you intuitively want to add more to keep the mixture thick and smooth. Unfortunately, going heavy-handed can turn your desserts into hockey pucks. Use only enough powder to swap out the flour. If a recipe calls for multiple flours or powders, like cocoa in a brownies mix, use equal amounts of each type of powder to total the original flour amount. For example, 1 cup of flour would be divided into ½ cup pea protein and ½ cup cocoa powder. Sweeten the deal Unlike whey, you won’t find plant powders in trendy, parlor shoppe flavors like Birthday Cake or Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. So unless you’re making savory treats, keep a stock of cacao nibs, stevia, maple syrup, pureed fruit (think applesauce) and spices. These natural sweeteners will help you mimic those traditional dessert flavors, like apple pie or cinnamon buns.               

Cautionary tales

Don’t be blue if your pancakes turn green. Let’s go back to middle school science class for a minute. Plants contain chlorophyll, which give them that natural hint of green. Hence, green pancakes. Get your amino acids somewhere else. Though hemp seeds do provide good amounts of all nine essential amino acids, most plants simply don’t provide a complete amino acid profile the way animal-derived foods do. Think about combining more nuts and whole grains whenever you can. Brown rice banana-nut protein waffles may be (nutritionally) perfect!

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