When the summer months hit I thoroughly enjoy having smoothies for breakfast, I actually am still on a smoothie kick even though its freezing outside. Whenever I make a smoothie I like it to have as much staying power as possible so I usually add protein powder to it.
BUT, I am VERY picky about my protein powder. It has to meet my list of criteria: gluten free, no weird fillers, vegan, nothing I can’t pronounce, no added sugar, high in protein, low in carbs, and taste good and NO chalky after taste.
I have tried A LOT of protein powders and not many have passed my test. But my new ALL time favorite protein powder is Sunwarrior Classic Chocolate Protein Powder.
It has like 6 ingredients in it, I know what everything is, it tastes amazing, and full of amino acids (Amino acids have an influence on the function of organs, glands, tendons and arteries. They are essential for healing wounds and repairing tissue, especially in the muscles, bones, skin and hair as well as for the removal of all kinds of waste deposits produced in connection with the metabolism.) which are super important for life!
I promise if you have been looking for a protein powder this is your best option!
Since the temperature is starting to drop I figured not too many people would be interested in a smoothie recipe and to be honest I throw so much into my smoothies it kinda overwhelms people. Instead I decided to whip up a batch of protein balls for you to have on hand as a quick breakfast or a quick snack option. (wouldn’t it be nice if it were that easy, I just made these and magically they showed up on your doorstep!?)
1 cup gf rolled oats
1 scoop Sunwarrior classic chocolate protein powder
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup sunbutter (or nut butter of choice)
2 scoops of a combo or chia seeds, hemp seeds and flax seeds (I keep a jar of this combo in my fridge at all times so I can add to anything easily)
1.) Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
2.) Roll mixture into bit size balls and put in refrigerator for an hour.
3.) Store in air tight container in refrigerator for up to a week.
Do you like protein powder?
What is your favorite brand to use?
Disclaimer: While I did receive samples of Sunwarrior protein powder in exchange for this post I was using it long before I was asked to post about it. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.