Exciting post today! I have been working with Sunwarrior to showcase plant strong athletes, and to give you the opportunity to win your very own Sunwarrior starter pack! Check out the details at the end of the post for how to win. :)
As you travel down the road of – or even just towards – being vegan, the question “but how do you get your protein?” becomes one you hear every day. I love being the living embodiment of the fact that the question is unnecessary, and of how clear it is that a plant-based diet can give you everything you need. As an acro yogi, rock climber, and pole dancer, I have muscles entirely built *after* I went vegan, and I recruited some of my veg acrobat friends to show you guys the strength in our practice – no meat necessary. :)
The answer to where we get our protein is that eating a whole foods, plant-based diet will more than fulfill an average person’s daily needs, with beans, whole grains, leafy greens, nuts, seeds, etc. (More details in my Protein Primer!) However, strength training athletes looking to build muscle might want a little extra boost, just like non-veg athletes, so this is where we look to vegan protein powders to help us out.
One of my regular acro partners (also veg but unfortunately not able to be pictured) practically lives on Sunwarrior, so when I had the opportunity to write this post, it was a no brainer! As Charles (holding me up below) says, “It is refreshing to have such quality plant based nutrition. In a market dominated with whey, SunWarrior has my full support.” And “18 grams of protein!! Yea baby!” :D I would add that my favorite part is that this is accomplished with whole foods – no isolates of any kind included in their ingredients.
Lindsey (#ladybase below) says that “Sunwarrior products make great fuel for acro yoga!” and adds that “It’s the best tasting protein powder I’ve tried. And I’ve tried a bunch.” :D We all remarked on the lack of chalkiness – blends up easily to be totally smooth and refreshing, without even needing the blender ball.
The other great thing about Sunwarrior is the price. Ari (holding Lindsey up, below) says, “I really enjoy having a vegan option at most grocery stores that is both affordable and more delicious than the other brands I’ve tried.”
Needless to say we got a workout doing this photo shoot, and because they had generously provided us all with the same sample packs you have the chance to win, we all went home and fueled (and rehydrated!) with Sunwarrior after. :D
Soooo…how can you win?! :D Oh, and *what* exactly are you winning?? A Sunwarrior starter pack consisting of a bright blue blender bottle (my new favorite!), and:
- Warrior Blend Protein (Chocolate and Vanilla)
- Classic Protein (Vanilla)
- Classic Plus Protein (Chocolate and Vanilla)
- Supergreens (Natural and Peppermint)
- Liquid Light
- Vitamin Mineral Rush
To win, go check out Sunwarrior here, and then return here and comment with both what current product you’d most like to try (and maybe buy some while you’re there! :D ), as well as what flavor you’d love to see added! Share on facebook, like my facebook page and/or subscribe to my mailing list for additional entries, and leave a separate comment for each telling me that you did so. Winner will be picked randomly from the comments. U.S. entrants only please. Contest closes 11:59PM EST, Thursday, October 8th. Good luck!!
And now, more pics, because they’re too awesome not to share. :) All pics by the amazing Nadya Serova. Please thank her for me!!