Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Sunwarrior: Product Review & Giveaway!!

I am officially in love with a new convenience food-product for Kaden! I have been reading about Sunwarrior Raw Vegan Protein for a couple of years now on a blog that I follow called Kristen's Raw. I have never really been a huge fan of protein powders because of the highly processed aspect, difficulty to digest, the usually disgusting chalky taste, and because they tend to either be whey or soy, both of which I would not buy.

Then along came Sunwarrior... a whey free, soy free, raw whole grain sprouted brown rice protein powder. What I love even more is that it is made up of all 9 essential amino acids and other non-essential amino acids, making it a perfectly balanced protein supplement. And according to Sunwarrior, they proudly state that it has a "98% correlation rate to Mother's Milk and a 98.2% digestion efficiency making it one of the highest digestibility and efficiency ratings of any other protein sources." I have also read from a variety of sources, including the World Health Organization, that Sunwarrior is so gentle and easy to digest that has been deemed safe for infants!! Wow!

So why did I choose to add this particular product to Kaden's diet? Just one scoop of the Chocolate Sunwarrior (the kind I buy) contains 16g of complete protein, 20% RDA for iron, and just 1g of sugar! When Kaden got his first cold a few weeks ago, he went on a fast for four days. The only thing he would eat (or drink) was his milk (a combination of coconut, hemp and almond). To his sippy cup I added about 1/3 of a scoop, gave it a nice shake and watched him guzzle it down, practically begging for more!

For safe measure, I did send the information to our pediatrician and we got the A OKAY to continue to use Sunwarrior as a safe protein supplement for Kaden's diet.

I'm sure you are wondering if I tried it, and of course I did! I combined one full scoop with some almond milk in my blender and whizzed for about 5 seconds. No trace of chalky powder, just a silky chocolaty smooth texture. It was perfect!! What's the downside? It is a little bit pricey. For about a 2 pound bag, expect to pay somewhere around $50.00 (if you're buying retail). I've seen deals at Amazon for closer to $38, but I think you'll be paying shipping on top of that. There are 45 scoops in each bag, and you certainly don't have to use 1 whole scoop a day and you don't have to use it everyday. Wanna try it??

Welcome to my first little giveaway :)

One lucky winner will receive 2 free samples of Vanilla and Chocolate Sunwarrior Protein! And just for good measure, I'm also throwing in 2 of my favorite raw energy bars by Pure Organic, chocolate brownie... YUM!

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post AND ask your friends on Facebook to "like" Green Apple Baby!

The winner will be announced on Friday morning, November 4th.

Good Luck :)


  1. Dana! I found this protein not too long ago myself and make a shake for my son every morning. I use almond milk and add a little coconut milk in it as well for some healthy fat (good for the brain!). My sister-in-law came up with a fabulous oatmeal using the protein powder. It's in one of my blog posts: secretinthesauce.blogspot.com - I will add it to my recipes page - so delicious! I will be perusing your blog a little more as well - I have a ten month old and want to get him started on the right foot. I've become very involved with food as it affects my 8-year-old with ADHD. Thanks for the info! Burnsy

  2. Hi Dana,
    Since you mentioned that this product is derived from brown rice, should the arsenic level be of concern? I am planning on using hemp milk for my son after he turns 1...,he is 9 months now.

    Thanks for ur input!