Sunwarrior Review and Bonus #FACLW Muffin Recipe

I’m a protein powder junkie. Yeah, once in a while I opt for the protein fortified shake in a pinch, but mainly, I love to see what exciting new recipes I can develop using protein powder rather than processed flours. In the never ending battle to release my family from the perils of processed foods, I’ve come to rely on other sources of baking ingredients. Stay tuned for an amazing breakfast muffin recipe!

Sunwarrior recently asked me to give their products a try. I’ve heard of Sunwarrior in the past, primarily from my Vegan pals on Twitter. I, myself, am not Vegan, but many of the principals behind Veganism and Paleo are the same, believe it or not. Whole foods is always key, and if you can get stuff that isn’t artificial and comes from natural sources, then it is a bonus.

Sunwarrior’s products are plant based. They believe that nature makes the best food. And who can argue with that? The sun nurtures the plants on our earth, and those plant food sources she provides are chock full of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and phytonutrients we need to nurture ourselves.

Sunwarrior Sample Pack

Sunwarrior Sample Pack

Sunwarrior sent me a sampling of just about all the products that they sell on their website, from the Warrior Blend to to their Ormus Greens. Here is a little bit of information about some of the products I tried.

Warrior Blend

The Warrior Blend takes raw protein sources from peas, cranberries, and hemp and combines it with Coconut MCTs (healthy fats), fenugreek, Konjac, and leucine for preserving muscle mass. In fact, 3 Ounces of Warrior Blend has the Leucine content of 12 eggs! The sweetness of the Vanilla and Chocolate Warrior Blend comes from Stevia, so there is no need for worrying about artificial sources of sweetener, like Sucralose or Aspertame.

You can mix your Warrior Blend with the liquid of your choice, or do what I do, and incorporate it directly into your favorite recipes in place of flour! Sunwarrior products taste healthy and clean. They do not taste artifical. So, if you are in the market for a protein powder that doesn’t leave that artifical after taste, then Sunwarrior is for you. It does, however, have a “green”, almost grassy flavor, so be sure to give it a test before you commit to using it in a recipe. Some like it, some do not. I was immensely pleased that it was a hit with my own family. They can be picky!

Classic Vegan Protein Powder

Sunwarrior also makes a classic, raw, vegan protein powder. The difference being that the classic protein powder comes from brown rice rather than the blend of protein sources that the Warrior Blend comprises. I found this protein just as easy to bake with, however, it was a bit more granular than the blend.

Ormus Supergreens

 

Sunwarrior Ormus Supergreens contain a combination of Alfalfa, Barley Grass, Wheat Grass, Oat Grass, Spinach, Parsley, Moringa, Ginger Root, Peppermint, and Stevia. I love Supergreens. They are a fast, affordable way to enhance any food or shake with the stuff that kids generally won’t eat. And it is so easy to incorporate them into any recipe. You can be sure that whatever you are putting those Supergreens in, your kids are at least getting one decent meal you can be proud to feed them! The peppermint Sunwarrior Ormus Supergreens blend very well into either the Chocolate or Vanilla Warrior Blend for added flavor, texture and bonus nutrients. The Supergreens also come in a natural formula without the peppermint.

Liquid Light

I was also able to sample the Liquid Light by Sunwarrior. And I realize that one sample probably does not do it justice. This would be a pruduct I’d be interested in trying for a substantial amount of time, just to see what it could do for me. It contains Fulvic Acid which is a rich, soil based compound that helps to deliver vitamins and minerals directly to the cells of your body. Liquid Light contains an impressive amount of iron and iodine as well, which can help with deficiencies linked to gray hair, wrinkles, and other signs of aging. It has almost no flavor of it’s own so it mixes well into almost any beverage that you might choose.

Activated Barley

Sunwarrior sent me a sample of their Activated Barley, however, being Gluten-Free deters me from trying the sample. I have had bad reactions to Barley and Millet before, so I refrained from trying this product.

What turns me on most about Sunwarrior is that they do provide natural formulas for their powders. This is particularly good for baking and incorporating it into recipes. It is also nice if you want to use a different sweetener for your shakes or smoothies, or another flavor besides chocolate or vanilla.

 

Sunwarrior also has a line of vitamins, including their Vitamin Mineral Rush product, which I’m dying to try. Not to mention, some swag, like shaker cups and tee shirts.

They are worth a try, if plant based protein is your thing. There is little out there that is completely natural, like Sunwarrior.

And now, as promised, a recipe I made using Sunwarrior Vanilla Warrior Blend. This one is easy, and follows the guidelines of my low carb/high fat lifestyle. Even the kids go gaga over this one!

Sunwarrior Breakfast Muffins
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These are full size muffins so just one is a serving. The almond flour makes them very filling. They are delicious, however, and with a pad of butter, will keep you satisfied for hours! Try to refrain from eating the batter before you bake it. Yeah, it is that good. Feel free to substitute blueberries for the chocolate chips!
Servings Prep Time
12 muffins 15 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 muffins 15 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Sunwarrior Breakfast Muffins
Print Recipe
These are full size muffins so just one is a serving. The almond flour makes them very filling. They are delicious, however, and with a pad of butter, will keep you satisfied for hours! Try to refrain from eating the batter before you bake it. Yeah, it is that good. Feel free to substitute blueberries for the chocolate chips!
Servings Prep Time
12 muffins 15 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 muffins 15 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Recipe Notes

Don't skimp on the oil or butter. The coconut flour can dry out the muffins. If you prefer, you can double up on the protein powder and then cut the oils in half.

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Note: The opinions in this review belong to me, the author. I don’t accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a sample at no cost to provide honest opinions on such. This post may contain affiliate/referral links per my own discretion.

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