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You might remember I recently mentioned the exciting news that I am an Ambassador for Sun Warrior Protein Powder. Stay tuned for an exciting giveaway!

Now, let me just say straight up here that I was NEVER a ‘protein-powder’ girl. I actually used to be a little judgmental thinking it was just for gym-junkies trying to bulk up. I also saw that alot of protein powders were made up of synthetic ingredients, soy or whey (dairy) which I was never going to touch!

Having said that, I am fully aware of the necessity in consuming a decent amount of protein each day. Although I am not a vegetarian, I have a predominantly vego/fish based diet. But I don’t always get the chance to include it in my diet nor do I always desire animal based protein in my daily diet. So making sure I have enough protein in my diet is important.

When Sun Warrior approached me I had tried their product a few times, but not religiously. Before I signed up I spent a few weeks including their protein powder into my diet and was a little blown away by the results…

Here’s a few major ones I’ve noticed:

  • Super strong nails – it’s stupid how often I have to trim them!
  • Better skin – I am frequently hearing that I am ‘glowing’
  • Healthier hair (I haven’t had a trim in forever and still no split ends!)
  • Better immunity – I am consistently healthy whereas I can normally get a little rundown when doing too much!

Protein is necessary. It’s the building blocks for our cells, it helps our body absorb necessary vitamins and minerals. I wrote a post a while back explaining protein and why we NEED it.

But, what’s so good about Sun Warrior? What makes it different and why am I happen to include it in my diet and advocate it? ALOT.

  • It contains 80% protein – non soy, raw, vegan, plant-based
  • It”s made from raw sprouted whole grain brown rice – a process that combines the endosperm and bran (the best bits!) of the grain
  • it has a 98% correlation rate to mother’s milk
  • It has a super high digestibility rate – it’s so easy to absorb
  • It contains ALL 9 ESSENTIAL amino acids and non-essential amino acids. So you get a perfectly balanced protein profile
  • It has a soft, silky texture (it’s not chalky and hard to blend!)
  • Packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals like iron, potassium, thiamin, niacin, phosphorous
  • Sugar-free –  in the flavoured versions stevia and xylitol is included and natural flavours (vanilla, cacao)

It’s available in chocolate, vanilla and natural. I prefer the natural and vanilla is my second favourite.

So, let’s get to the good stuff. There are so many ways to utilise this powder but for now I’m enjoying it in my daily smoothie. These smoothies are protein and fat focused to give me energy after a dynamic yoga class or to prepare for a busy.

For each of these smoothies I add in 1 serve of Sun Warrior Protein Powder.  You’ll probably notice that I’m not on the Green Smoothie train at the moment. Right now I prefer to eat my greens so that I can prepare them properly (steam/sauteed and eating with butter) and take green supplements (Good Green Stuff and Super Greens) but sometimes I go for a green smoothie here and there.

Oh and the instructions are the same – blend, serve and enjoy!



  • 1 tsp Vanilla Bean Powder
  • 1/2 – 1 cup Blueberries + Mulberries
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • ABC Nut Butter
  • 1 tbls cacao
  • 2 tbls coconut oil
  • 2 raw eggs
  • 1/3 cup yoghurt



  • 2 raw eggs
  • 1/3 cup soaked oats
  • 2 heaped tbls tahini
  • 2tbls coconut oil
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 Banana
  • 2 dates
  • 2 tbls cacao
  • 1 tbls chia seeds (pre-soaked)
  • Flesh from inside coconut



  • 2 tbls natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 – 1 cup Blueberries
  • 1-2 cups coconut water
  • 2 tbls coconut oil
  • 1 tbls maca
  • 1 tbls chia seeds
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 cups coconut water
  • 2 tsp Good Green Stuff or Super Greens
  • 1 cup pre-steamed greens
  • 2 tbls chia seeds
  • 1 tbls maca
  • 1 tbls cacao
  • 2 tbls coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup of berries and goji berries
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean powder
  • Cacao nibs + goji to sprinkle on top
4 delicious, protein packed, super nutritious smoothies. Get creative, mix and match the flavours and experiment.

Now, giveaway time. Keen to try some Sun Warrior Protein Powder? Well, it’s super easy to enter the draw to win 1 VERY large bag of this good stuff (valued at $64.95). All you have to do is…

1) Like The Wellness Project facebook page (if you haven’t already)

2) Like The Sun Warrior facebook page

3) Comment below and tell us WHY you want to try Sun Warrior Protein Powder?

Don’t forget to subscribe to my Weekly Wellness Update – this is where I’ll announce the winner on Friday March 29th.

love + light,
Claire x

(Feature image from B*E )



  1. I would love to try Sun Warrior Protein Powder because it has all the ingredients I need to replace anything I have lost whilst exercising, plus it can give me an extra boost during the day, I can drink it knowing it's doing my body good, it's guilt free, and sounds really tasty too!

  2. I would love to try Sun Warrior Protein Powder because I am sick of, and embarrased by, the gas (aka "protein farts"!) and bloating I experience after consuming my current protein powder. Bodybuilding companies must load their supplements with CRAP and artifical fillers which my tummy does not like! LOL!

  3. Hey Claire – congrats on being a Sun Warrior Ambassador that's awesome news. I'm so excited hearing your thoughts on the protein powder, I've been looking for one for me and my brother as I try and get all my nourishment from whole foods like you do so I would most definitely love to win this giveaway to try it for myself. I have a berry smoothie most days and it will be a very nourishing addition to it. Thanks so much. Sam

  4. Hey Claire – I would love to try Sun Warrior Protein Powder because it's sugar free (which is hard to find a nice one) and easy to digest (protein powders are often very hard on the tummy!). I haven't found one I can tolerate yet, and I would like to incorporate more smoothies (green, or pink!) into my morning breakfast routine. I find that protein is KEY for me in the morning, and sometimes cooking a piece of salmon or something like that is just too time consuming! Oh, and I definitely want your glow 🙂

  5. I would love to try Sun Warrior Protein Powder because I'm a full time student working part time – always on the run and always hungry! Would love to use the powder to make these delicious smoothies as they are quick and easy and full of nutrition! Thank you!

  6. I have a very sensitive tummy and most foods are off limits; whey, soy, pea, hemp protein have all made me really sick and when I was in NYC I had a smoothie that had sprouted brown rice protein and remarkably I did not blow up like a balloon! Miracle! I think I need Sunwarrior in my daily life!

  7. I've been taking different protein powders for a number of years and thought I'd finally found a good one – Vital Protein's Pea Protein Isolate. I'd be interested to see if Sun Warrior's is better!

  8. I would like some Sun Warrior Protein Powder because I like to honour my body by fueling it with the best of the best and as a busy mum smoothies are my go to meal, especially in the morning I start my day everyday with a smoothie and to add some extra high quality vegan protein would just give me that extra boost for my crazy mornings. 🙂

  9. My hubby is a personal trainer and 'protein preacher'. He is always at me to eat more protein but I refuse to consume the synthetic powders he offers me. I would love to silence him with my sunwarrior superpowers while reaping the added oomph from adding protein tomy morning smoothie

  10. Oh yes please…it's been on my to buy shopping list, but just moved to Victoria and not sure still where to buy yet, looking forward to adding sun warrior to my morning routine.

  11. Would soo love to try – have just ditched the soy (after reading that it is definitely not my friend – thanks The Wellness Project!) and am now looking for a boost to add to my day. Think this would be a great kickstart to my breakfast smoothies, and also afternoon top-ups between work, study and all the rest. Plus, those benefits sound too good to be true – would love to see and feel them for myself!

  12. I would love to win some Sun Warrior Protein Powder to add to my daily smoothies because I am a nutritionist-in-training (aka final year nutrition student) and I am always looking for healthy supplements that support my holistic approach to health. Sun Warrior embody the healthy principles I practice in my daily life and want to help others achieve. A good quality protein powder is a wonderful addition to any morning smoothie to help you with your daily get up & go x.

  13. My husband's nickname for me is "Stinky". Such a lovely term of endearment! It never meant much until I started bootcamp last year and my trainer heavily promoted protein shakes after working out. Turns out, protein shakes and I don't mix – must be the whey or soy, but "stinky" actually turned out to be true! Now, I'm not keen on fart jokes, so had to get off the protein powder unfortunately…I'm a huge smoothie fan though, and make them daily, so would love to try some Sun Warrior Protein in these and get the protein I need – without the side effects! Thanks Claire xx.

  14. Hi Claire,
    I'd love to try Sun Warrior Protein Powder, I'm an ex-military Psych Evaluator, and I've just left military due to a back injury. I'm in chronic pain, and I've had to come back to diet to stop the pain cycle rather than take medication. I've just moved to a vegetarian diet and I am finding my skin, nails and hair has been really effected. I'd love to try a protein powder without the nasties of whey and soy.
    Also, I'm just loving your recipes! Thank you.

  15. I like both The Wellness Project facebook page and The Sun Warrior facebook page. I would love to win this because although I'm not vegan (vegetarian, though), I lift and try to get a lot of protein in my diet. I would like to add a different form of protein because I think I already consume enough eggs, dairy, whey. So I'd like to add in some vegan options. Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

    sswpss at yahoo dot com.

  16. I would love to win Sun Warrior Protein because I have tired every vegan plant based gluten free protein powder and nothing tastes good, I have heard some great things about Sun Warrior so I would love to try it by winning some 🙂 I want to add it to my morning green smoothies and juices to give me extra protein in a healthy way. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the competition.

  17. Awesome! Feels good to get rid of another nasty – all those sugars, emulsifiers, gums – hiding behind the soy goodness label!!!

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