Sunwarrior is a health food company that is growing in size. The company aims to make the highest quality plant based products which benefit not only people but also the planet. Sounds pretty good to us!
As a lot of the food we eat today is highly processed, finding products that are plant based, tasty and rich in vitamins is defo a good thing! Sunwarrior products are just that- foods made with clean, plant based ingredients that will benefit our bodies and our health.
I haven’t tried many plant based protein products, but most of them have tasted pretty bad! But, all the Sunwarrior products were different, and tasted awesome. Honestly!
First we tried the vanilla and the chocolate Classic Plus powders. I enjoyed both flavours, and they mixed really well into water and non dairy milk to create an awesome post workout shakes. The classic powder is raw and is a rice protein based protein powder that also has pea protein, chia seeds, quinoa and amaranth protein- providing all amino acids needed by the body for recovery!
My favourite way to enjoy the classic plus powder was in a smoothie. The pic below shows my banana, blackberry and spinach smoothie glass with oats, and Sunwarrior Classic Vanilla Protein powder. I love this post workout as a refreshing, and energizing snack.
We also tried the vanilla and chocolate flavours of the Sunwarrior ‘Warrior Blend’. This product is pretty awesome in that it combines a number of different raw plant proteins and other really healthy and nutritious plant ingredients to create a product that is easily digestible, promotes muscle recovery and has a complete amino acid profile!
My favourite way to enjoy the chocolate warrior blend was simply mixed in with 1/2 a mashed avocado, 1/2 a mashed banana, a splash of orange juice and a handful of chocolate chips- this may not sound like an appealing combination, but you will have to trust me on this because it makes the most creamy, delicious and healthy chocolate and orange mouse in existence! Try it for yourself and let us know what you think!
But, there is more to Sunwarrior than just protein powders! The company makes so many other awesome health food supplements.
Ormus Supergreens are a blend of super healthy, antioxidasnt rich greens such as alfalfa, barley grass, spinach and yucca that have been cold-dried to protect the heat sensitive bioactive components and phytonutrients. As a runner it can be hard to eat enough greens to support my body with the stress that I put it under, so the Sunwarrior supergreen supplements can help me to keep healthy and running my best.
My favourite way to enjoy the Ormus Supergreens was simply mixed in to my pre workout smoothie which I often have about 90 minutes to an hour before tough runs or workouts. For these smoothies I like to keep it simple and so I usually blitz together the supergreens with a handful of spinach, some almond milk, half a frozen banana, half an apple, and a handful of oats.
This drink is super tasty and easily digestible, helping me to have the energy I need to run hard. The added supergreens help to provide my body with some extra nutrients so that I feel good throughout, and can fight off colds.
Activated barley is something that I had never heard of before seeing it on the Sunwarrior website, but I did know that barley was good for endurance. Sunwarrior activated barley is even better than natural barley as it has been taken to the brink of germination which means that it has the highest amount of bio-energy and contains the best mix of naturally occurring fiber enzymes and slow burning polysaccharide- perfect fuel of long races, training and intense competition!
I simply mixed the activated barley powder into my banana, chia and vanilla overnight oats and I really think it boosted my strength, and endurance- helping me to perform at my best! I am for sure going to have to try out activated barley for more training and races!
*Although we received the Sunwarrior products free for review, the opinions expressed here are our own.