SUNWARRIOR, A HAND’S DOWN, PROTEIN SHAKE WINNER!
A few weeks ago, Sunwarrior sent me a collection of its raw, all natural, vegan protein shakes and ‘boosters*” to try out. Here’s what I found.
I am a seasoned veteran of protein shakes, smoothies and juicing. My considerations when putting together the perfect shake in order of importance are: taste, ingredients and performance. No, scratch that, it’s nutrition, low carb and quick prep time. Or is it low-carb, quick prep time and high protein?
Equally important is the need for a shake that can fuel a workout, a packed work schedule and a very, very long day. When I’m crunched for time, protein smoothies are a boon.
I exercise 5 days a week, I’m Vegan, and I’m over scheduled: kids, own a business, and manage a busy household. I’m also creeping toward 50 with a slowed-down metabolism and a penchant for insulin resistance. After some recent blood work, my doctor recommended lower carb meals. Meals with high protein and low-carbs can be tricky for Vegans.
The protein in Sunwarrior’s Warrior Blend is derived from peas, raw cranberry and raw hemp and with a low carb count of 2g’s and 19g’s of protein per serving. Sunwarrior has a system of products that can be used alone or can be added to one another to create your perfect nutritional cocktail*. Their full line of offerings are also gluten free, non GMO and soy free. Worth noting, raw cranberry is known to reduce cellulite. Just saying!
I started this morning, post-workout, with a Vanilla Warrior Blend shake with unsweetened almond milk, chia seeds, frozen blackberries and a hit of the Activated Sprouted Bio-Fermented Barley Powder Booster. I was staring down a 7 hour stretch of back to back clients and knew that lunch may or may not be on the horizon. I wanted to see if Sunwarrior’s Barley powder was in fact, “The Ultimate Slow Burning Carb.”
Happy to say, my energy and mood remained high, and I didn’t feel hungry, even though I wasn’t able to stop for lunch until a good 6 hours later.
I’m giving it a high mark for taste: not chalky but smooth, like an actual milk-shake. It’s quite yummy AND my 2 girls loved the chocolate shake even though it’s ‘healthy,’ God forbid!
* Sunwarrior’s Boosters include: Liquid Light – Pulvic Acid; Immune Shield; Activated Barley and Vitamin Mineral Rush