A few weeks back, I was invited to participate in their breakfast challenge. Being a huge fan of their products- if you’re not familiar, the company was founded by vegan athlete sells a host of nutritionally balanced whole food protein powders and supplements; I was quick to say yes! The challenge involves comparing the nutritional stats of a usual breakfast of my own to their powder.
Now, as I’m sure you know by now there are two things I’m not a huge fan of: nutrition labels and using supplements in place of whole foods for nutrients. It would seem that this goes against most of what I believe in! But I figured this would be a good opportunity to show the value of a product that I not only would recommend as a supplement to a whole foods-based diet, but also use regularly myself. It’s not always possible to get a balanced meal when you’re running late or on the go.
Easily digested, alkaline and great-tasting containing no animal products, dairy, egg, fillers, gluten, soy, sugar, wheat or yeast. Absolutely no artificial colors, flavors, preservatives or sweeteners and GMO and pesticide-free.
Only one single serving guarantees:
100% of your daily vitamins and minerals
60% daily intake of fibre
healthy weight loss
maintaining optimal health
I got sent me all four varieties of their powders to try and compare to a breakfast of my own to see how it stacks up. I tried the Chocolate, Vanilla Chai, Natural (flavorless) and Berry flavors and I have to say, though I enjoyed them all, the Vanilla Chai is by far my favorite. So let’s do a little comparison, shall we?
Let’s take one of the breakfasts I eat often, a simple fruit smoothie. Quick, easy, high in protein and tasty to boot. The one I usually sip on is bananas, blueberries, almond butter, chia seeds and whatever nut milk I have on hand. Usually I throw in some spinach, too, but I ran out of room for ingredients 🙂
Let’s not even discuss calories, because we all know it’s not the calories in the food, it’s the nutrients. So let’s start with the good stuff.
Protein: not too shabby on my end, 15 grams of plant-based protein action. But look at the side- it has SEVEN more! Winner
Carbs: im not a carb counter, but WOAH sugar! 54 grams? I’m surprised I don’t go into diabetic shock every time I drink this. I much prefer the 1 gram in the WFHO. And even though the fiber content in my smoothie is higher than the WFHO, the benefits don’t outweigh the sugar content.
Fat: as much as I don’t fear fat, 24 grams may be bit high for one meal, depending on your needs. the simple fact that there are only six grams of heart-healthy plant based fats in the means I can add it to a smoothie with some almond butter or coconut oil and not feel like I’m getting my entire fat requirement for the day, and it lets me add some of my favorite sources for natural fats, which is a win-win in my book.
Vitamins & Minerals: No sodium at all in the powder, which is a huge plus- and look at those sky-high values for Vitamin A, C, and even B12! And who says you can’t get calcium without milk? 1100 grams says yes, yes you can.
I think those stats say it all: my healthy smoothie breakfast, though balanced in itself, paled in comparison to the powder. Proof that the is nearly just as good as sitting down to a full whole foods-based breakfast when you’re looking for healthy fast food. It’s also great added to your favorite breakfast.
In all, love the line as it is incredibly nutritionally balanced, which is great when you’re on the go or travelling and it’s hard to get a complete balanced meal or you just want something quick, convenient and healthy!