Want to know one of the most annoying questions I hear when I tell people I’m a vegetarian? People love to ask me how I get my protein. They all of sudden become a protein expert. Turns out after about 10 years of being a vegetarian I have it pretty figured out, but thanks. In case you’re curious, a lot of it does come from animal products like eggs and greek yogurt and occasionally wild fish.
There are also plenty of fantastic vegan sources of protein like:
- hemp seeds
- sunflower seeds
- brussels sprouts
Although I do try to get a majority through whole, unprocessed foods I love adding vegan protein powder to my morning smoothies to add a nutritional boost.
When I was approached by SunWarrior to try out some of their protein powder and supplements I was excited to find out they fit the bill when it came to ingredients and nutrition. Their products are soy free, dairy free, vegan and non-gmo.
The brown rice protein is sweetened with stevia and only has 1g of sugar in each serving. Each 80 calorie package has 15g of protein so you get some bang for your caloric buck.
But what about taste? I tried the chocolate first when I made my cherry chocolate smoothie and I loved it. It had just the right sweetness and the right texture, not too chalky. Next I tried the vanilla. I’ll be totally honest, it didn’t live up to the chocolate. It tasted artificial and didn’t have the right vanilla flavor. By no means was it the worst vegan protein powder, but I much prefered the chocolate.
Along with the protein I also tried out some of their supplements including the “Ormus Super Greens” which is a combination of alfalfa leaf, barley grass, wheat grass, oat grass, spinach parsley, ginger, peppermint and moringa leaf. I mixed it with a frozen banana, 1 tbsp of cocoa powder and some coconut Bai. You could taste the “green” but I actually didn’t mind that. Sometimes it’s nice to have that combination of sweet creamy banana with the “green” taste.
Overall I’d definitely buy the chocolate protein powder and green powder again. To learn more about their products check out their site SUNWARRIOR
*While I was given free product to sample, all opinions are my own*
- If you’re plant based, what’s your favorite source of protein?
- Do you like to use protein powder in your recipes/smoothies?
- Do you have a favorite protein powder brand?