Sunwarrior Plant-based Protein and Supplements are a high-quality addition to any nutritional program.
A few weeks ago I was approached by Sunwarrior with an offer to try a few of their Sunwarrior Vegan Protein and Plant-based Supplements to review. I had been hearing consistently good things about their protein powders and activated barley, so I signed up.
A couple of weeks later I received a Sunwarrior Starter Pack, which contained a shaker bottle (the good kind with a metal swirly belnder instead of a plastic shape) full of supplements. I received:
- Warrior Blend Protein (Chocolate and Vanilla)
- Classic Protein (Chocolate and Vanilla)
- Supergreens (Natural and Peppermint)
- Liquid Light
- Immune Shield
- Activated Barley
The greens drink was fine. I put the natural flavor packet in my morning smoothie and didn't even notice a difference in taste. I mixed the peppermint flavor in water and it was pretty gross - sweetened with stevia, which reminds me of saccharine. If you like sweet mint and stevia, then you will probably love the flavor.
The Liquid Light and Immune Shield are packets of clear liquid. I don't know if they have a flavor (once again it went into the blender) but they had no smell. These products are at base "a raw, plant-based fulvic acid and liquid mineral complex" extracted from the earth using cold water.
Now, I really think that in order to see and feel benefits from these products you need to use them more than once or twice, so I didn't really expect any drastic changes and I didn't get any drastic changes.
My favorite product is the Sunwarrior Activated Barley, which is a slow burning carbohydrate with benefits (fiber and enzymes). I found that when added (surprise!) to my smoothie it lent a little creaminess and kept me full and energetic for a few hours longer than usual. I would recommend this to anyone who needs sustained energy.
I really wanted to like the protein powders, but again the sweetener is stevia, and they just leave me with this cloying sweetness that lingers in a very yucky way. They were certainly among the best tasting protein powders I have sampled. My favorite was the Warrior Blend Protein in Chocolate, but even this left me extra thirsty and looking for another strong flavor to get the stevia sweetness out. Note that I generally use unsweetened egg white powder.
That said, the ingredients are impeccable. All natural, no fillers, nothing artificial. I highly recommend Sunwarrior Vegan Protein and Plant-based Supplements!
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