This is my complete review of the Arbonne vegan protein powder.
I’m guessing that you are wondering why I’m trying a vegan protein powder…
It’s a good question.
I’m not vegan at all. In fact, I consume about 2-3 pounds of meat a day.
…and I wanted to see if switching to a vegan post workout protein powder would work.
…Or would fall flat on it’s face. Pulling me down with it.
Quick note: Something that really peaked my interest was that the Arbonne vegan proteins are certified vegan, Kosher, and gluten free
In doing my research before trying Arbonne’s vegan protein powder, I found that several competitive athletes are vegans. Including:
– Olympian Carl Lewis (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Lewis)
– Ultra running champion Scott Jurek (http://scottjurek.com/bio/)
– CrossFitter Ed Bauer (http://breakingmuscle.com/crossfit/ed-bauer-the-poster-man-for-vegan-crossfitters).
This gave me some confidence that eating vegan could work, and got me excited to give the Arbonne vegan protein powder a try.
When the bag arrived I was impressed with the presentation. It’s very similar to the other high end protein powders on the market. But don’t worry, presentation means nothing compared to performance. I won’t take something that looks good, unless it also crushes the recovery process.
My intention for the Arbonne vegan protein was a post workout recovery protein powder because it’s high protein, low fat, and there are some sugars.
I’m going to break right into the results that I saw while taking the Arbonne vegan protein.
Successes during this 4 week period…
280 pound power clean (20# pr)
366 reps on CrossFit Open workout 14.1 (57th in the NorthWest)
I also increased my cardiovascular training schedule which will usually decrease some strength, but I didn’t notice any decrease.
Let’s talk feelings
I felt good, and recovered when taking the Arbonne protein powder. I would take it post workout with about 12 ounce of grape juice. Well, I took the protein powder with water, and then drank the grape juice.
This is not the best tasting protein powder that I’ve ever had, but I shared it with at least 3 different people that said they liked it. So, it’s not terrible, and you just might enjoy it. 🙂
Disclaimer: for those of you saying “wait a second, it could have been an number of different things that caused those gains.” I completely agree that you have to test products for yourself, and I’m only here to give you an honest review so you can make your own decisions. Just so you know, my diet is always very good, sleep is always 9+ hours a night, and workouts are intense.
Who do I think this Arbonne vegan protein is for?
I’m not sure if this protein is superior for recovery to the non-vegan protein powders that I’ve tested, but it is in the same ballpark, and I do know that it is a GREAT protein powder for people that are vegan, Kosher, dairy, or gluten free. I’m saying it’s very high quality.
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If you’d like to give Arbonne vegan protein powder a try you can get 35% off by emailing Linnea at [email protected]. Linnea can also answer any tough questions that you might have regarding the product.
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