Is There A Need for Raw Vegan Protein Powder?
Are you Vegan?
Are you Raw Vegan?
Many who are new to the Vegan world are understandably worried about getting enough protein. In fact, this protein need has been drilled into our psyches for generations!
It’s a fact that a Vegan (and a Raw Vegan) can get more than enough protein from the plant world. It’s just that the meat and dairy industries have emphasized the need for animal protein.
While we can, rest assured, get enough protein on a Vegan diet, there are many products that are Raw and Vegan, and can provide all the essential amino acids that the body needs.
Sunwarrior Warrior Blend Protein Powder
I’ve been using this brand of Raw Vegan protein powder for more than a year now, and I’ve been studying the amounts of protein it’s been providing to my body through the Cron-o-meter App. It is 100% plant-based protein, so it is cruelty-free.
Normally I only need one serving to get about half of my daily protein needs. And the rest I can get from all other vegan foods. Two servings in one day in two separate smoothies will give you enough of your daily protein requirements to get by.
I used the “Natural” blend and this works for me with my Raw Cacao Banana Smoothies. But, Vanilla and Chocolate blends are also available. I haven’t tried this other blends yet.
Cruelty-Free, Sustainability and Health
Many Vegans come to the lifestyle with 3 things in mind.
- 1. Cruelty-Free – having compassion for other sentient beings (animals).
- 2. Sustainability – having a keen awareness for our environment and the impact the meat and dairy industries might have on the environment that is detrimental to our world’s health.
- 3. Health – concern for one’s own health and eating foods that are clean and avoiding the cholesterol and saturated fats found in animal foods that can lead to heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer.
I’m continuing the use of Sun Warrior Protein Powder in my morning smoothies, but I admit that it’s quite expensive at $29.99 from Whole Foods. It’s a great product though, and for those just getting established with a Vegan or Raw Vegan diet, it can add some reassurance that you are getting enough protein for your daily needs.
In 2016, I’m going to be focused on trying to get enough protein/amino acids without the benefit of plant-based protein powder. We’ll see how that goes, but for now this protein powder is a great thing to use everyday.