Investigating Protein Powders + Sun Warrior Giveaway ($900 value)

The food industry is making an absolute killing (literally) selling protein powders that are filled with highly processed denatured proteins, chemicals, preservatives and other additives. It’s easy to fall prey for a protein powder that makes claims no one is checking on or regulating. That is why it is absolutely critical to investigate your protein powders before taking that scoop.

I fell victim to a HORRENDOUS protein powder back in the day. (You can read that story here)…

Luckily, I did a investigation of several popular protein powders and made a list of ingredients to watch out for…I found it funny that the entire comments section of this post became an advertisement for one of the most popular meal replacement shakes out there that refuses to get organically certified and is using non-organic ingredients from the dirty dozen list throughout their product.

If you are paying big money to supplement with a protein powder, (let’s be honest, they are not cheap!) it better have the highest quality ingredients. Why pay more for less quality?


While doing my investigation, I did not consider one protein powder that I found out was an absolute favorite of my readers. So I decided to go back and look into this brand a little deeper and ask them to host a giveaway. I loved what I found out – especially after I tasted some.

Sun Warrior is a completely raw protein powder that uses the highest quality plant-based protein available. They are currently seeking USDA organic certification and are non-GMO. I love how they don’t make excuses for getting organic certified – saying it’s too expensive, etc. They are just doing it because it is the right thing to do and their product lives up to organic certified standards.

The Warrior Blend combines organic hemp, pea and cranberry protein (a fantastic combination!) and adds the metabolism boosting qualities of coconut’s medium chain fatty acids. This blend is my favorite of their product line and this is what Sun Warrior has generously offered to giveaway to 10 readers!

Each winner will receive 1 Bag of Classic Chocolate and 1 Bag of Vanilla Warrior Blend … Each bag retails for $44.95 – so that means each winner will receive $90 worth of Sun Warrior!

Warrior blend

To Enter The Giveaway, Follow These Simple Steps:

  1. Sign up for Food Babe updates - you get a personal letter from me each time I post with insights about my life only subscribers see and hear…
  2. AND leave a comment below by Noon on Monday, February 24, 2013 
  3. Get a second entry if you “Like” Food Babe’s Facebook page – I share daily pictures and important news on a regular basis you don’t want to miss!

Oh and if you can’t wait to win and need to stock up on protein powder asap – Sun Warrior is giving 10% off all their products for a limited time.

Use this link – and enter code FOODBABE10 at check out.

If you know someone who needs to refill their protein supply or perhaps swap out one they’ve been using for a better one – share this giveaway and discount with them. I’m sure they would be very appreciative. Maybe if they win, they’ll split the prize with you :)

Good Luck! And have a fabulous weekend.

Food Babe

P.S. Don’t forget to check out my investigation – Is Your Protein Shake Safe?

Contest is Now Closed – Congratulations to the following winners!

  1. Rachel P. on February 22, 2013 at 1:10 pm said: Also “liked” on Facebook
  2. Tanya Corbin on February 22, 2013 at 1:14 pm said: i <3 food babe…so nice to have someone looking into what’s in our food suppl
  3. Sarah on February 22, 2013 at 1:39 pm said: sounds good, love to try it!
  4. Liz T on February 22, 2013 at 1:46 pm said: I also like you on facebook.
  5. Susan McLaughlin on February 22, 2013 at 7:21 pm said: Thanks so much for this information. I’d rather my protein be dogged and have a “Real” protein in my diet any day!! Plus… a Giveaway!! Wonderful!
  6. Amy on February 22, 2013 at 5:56 pm said: So excited about this giveaway! I was just looking into buying some Vega but now hoping to try Sun Warrior! Thanks Food Babe!
  7. Sarah Whitmire on February 23, 2013 at 4:00 am said: I would love to give this a try. My son cannot have any of that crap (especially Refined Sugar, Soy, and Carrageenan as they are seizure triggers). I’ve been looking for a protein shake for months and I may have just found one. Thanks readers for letting us know about this stuff.
  8. Alie on February 23, 2013 at 3:30 pm said: I like FoodBabe on FB
  9. Tamara on February 23, 2013 at 9:39 pm said: I already get the updates and liked your fb page…would LOVE some of this protein powder!
  10. Lindsay LaPaugh on February 24, 2013 at 12:48 pm said: Thanks for another great article? Did you check out any of USANA’s powders? I know they don’t contains GMOs, just curious!

If you didn’t win – remember Sun Warrior is giving a 10 percent discount for a limited time.

Use this link – and enter code FOODBABE10 at check out. Enjoy!



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2,612 Responses to “Investigating Protein Powders + Sun Warrior Giveaway ($900 value)”

  1. Chelsea

    I tried to buy this at a better price online.. it’s sold by Lucky Vitamin online and their ingredients list is different – it includes “NATURAL FLAVORS” which is beaver butt. However, this ingredient is not listed on the Sun Warrior’s website. Who do we believe? Thanks for clarifying!

  2. Tatiana Leskova

    Thank you very much for such useful data!

    Do you have a franchising of this job? I want to do similar in Russia!

  3. Shandi Johnson

    Have you seen the It Works Protein powder?
    14 grams of bio-available protein
    5 grams of carbohydrates, no added sugar or artifical sweeteners
    Sweetened with Stevia root
    More bio-available than other proteins
    Whole food ingredients
    Non-hormonal, Non- GMO
    Antioxidant rich

  4. Ashley

    What about Arbonne international’s protein? I think they are working on getting non-GMO certified. Any reviews on that product?

  5. Zen

    The sun warrior blend has too much IRON to be taken regularly. The classic blend however is safe (& great!)….. See

    • Renee (to Zen)

      Can you direct me to this information about too much iron in the warrior blend for consumer I couldn’t find it and wasn’t sure how to find it.

      • michelle (to Renee)

        was wondering if you were able to find the results on the iron level??

  6. Luis

    What about this protein AllMax Nutrition IsoNatural and Dymatize ISO-100? Is good?

  7. Cat

    What is your take on Arbonne protein? It is a vegan, non GMO pea/flaxseed/cranberry protein.

    • teresa (to Cat)

      We simply cannot believe everything we read/see any more. You MUST research, like Vani does. There is nothing on the website that indicates any tests, studies, etc., being done on this protein. If you don’t know how it’s made, processed, tested, don’t trust it. Be well:) SunWarrior Warrior Blend is great – the iron is plant based so it’s safe.

  8. Tara

    How do you feel about Epic Protein powder? They even have a chocolate maca version. Thoughts?

  9. Sherry Higginbottom

    Hi! I’m looking for a good/safe super greens powder. Any suggestions?

  10. Dani

    Have you seen anything on Reliv? I know it is soy based but how do you find out about testing for GMO??

  11. Lisa

    What about Source Naturals Pea Protein Powder. I contacted their customer service dept and they would tell me nothing. Any info you could give me would be great.


  12. Deana Conley

    Is Chief a bad protein powder?

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  14. Deana Conley

    Is Chike! a bad protein powder?


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