My Experience With Vegan, Plant-Based Protein Powder: Sunwarrior Products!
Hey guys! I’ve probably mentioned this before, but lately I’ve been interested in finding a plant-based protein powder. I’ve been really cleaning up my diet recently so I wanted a good protein supplement to incorporate into my day.
After looking at my normal day of eating, I realized that my downfall is the 4:00pm slump. I’m chasing after my wild child and most likely I completely forget to grab a quick snack. This leads to 6:00pm, when he and the dog are eating dinner, and I suddenly grab anything that doesn’t move–and eat it. Not the healthiest habit.
So now I’m being much more proactive about this time of day! I’m planning ahead and throwing together a smoothie. My recent favorite smoothie combo will be featured later (I’m pretty obsessed), but I figure I will get much more bang-for-the-nutritional-buck by adding in some plant-based protein powder.
I had no idea where to start with finding said protein, and lo and behold, basically two hours after I had this thought, I was invited to try out Sunwarrior‘s line of products!
After testing out the protein powders on various occasions with either water or milk, I will say that I really enjoy them. My caveat? MAKE SURE THEY ARE BLENDED WELL AND OFTEN!
Side note: what goes into a plant-based protein powder? One of the samples I tried was a mix of pea, brown rice, quinoa, chia, and amaranth proteins. Ahh, so healthy. 🙂
I personally think the best way to have this protein is blended in a smoothie with almond (or regular) milk, banana, and maybe a little nut butter. I’m much more of a chocolate protein kind of gal, but honestly, both flavors were equally tasty. I could see a mango-banana-vanilla or berry-vanilla kind of beverage recipe.
Along with the protein powders, Sunwarrior threw in some of their other goodies.
- Ormus Supergreens: this powder is a way to punch up your greens intake. This particular blend includes alfalfa, barley grass, wheatgrass, spinach, parsley, and ginger. I threw mine into a smoothie, but you can mix it into water or juice. They make a peppermint version too, so the flavor goes well in water!
- Activated Barley: I’ve never heard of taking activated barley, so I was in the dark about this one. It’s a slow burning carbohydrate (with a great serving of fiber!), so it provides more even, sustained energy. I envision this going well with a half or full marathon training plan! Anyone had experience with that? I had it one morning before a long day of clients and teaching Pure Barre, and I will admit that it seemed to help with my overall energy.
- Immune Shield: this one helps keep you safe from flu season! It’s a mix of minerals and acids, and it can be taken straight or mixed into a beverage.
- Liquid Light: a liquid that provides over 72 trace minerals, something we don’t get enough of in our daily diets. I threw mine into a smoothie, but you can throw it into any kind of beverage.
So bottom line, if you’re looking for vegan proteins or any kind of dietary supplement, check out Sunwarrior. I’m not a big supplement person in general, but after going through their products, I do see the benefit to some of the all-natural products. Slow burning carb for more energy? Yes please. Greens to clean up my diet? Pass ’em over here.
Do any of you take plant-based protein? If so, do you love it? Hate it? Let me know!
Disclaimer: I was provided complimentary samples of Sunwarrior products in exchange for a review. I received no compensation. All opinions are my own.