November 19, 2015

Gingerbread Protein Bites and Sunwarrior Review

When I was contacted by Sunwarrior to try their products I immediately said yes. There are so many protein powders and natural products out there and while I've reviewed a few, there are always new things I see in store. I love trying samplers or starter packs because I can see if I like the product's benefits and flavor before dropping my money on a full-size product. I am familiar with Sunwarrior and have actually bought a sample pack from Whole Foods of a few of their protein powders because I like that they are raw, plant-based proteins which are great for post-run smoothies.

Besides being vegan, Sunwarrior proteins are gluten-free, non-GMO, no added sugar and free of anything artificial you can think of (according to the website: solvents, radiation, soy, yeast, wheat and artificial flavors, colors, and preservatives)

I was sent the Sunwarrior Starter Pack with included a lovely blue Blender Bottle (you can never have too many!) along with some of their proteins and superfood formulas including the Warrior Blend Protein (in Chocolate and Vanilla), Classic Protein (in Chocolate and Vanilla), Supergreens (in Natural and Peppermint), Liquid Light, and Immune Shield.

All of the supplements are packed with vitamins and antioxidants. You can read more on the website The Liquid Light is a product for hydration, nutrient transportation and more. Supergreens is packed with probiotics and cholorphyll. The Immune Shield is perfect as we enter flu season!

The Sunwarrior supplements obviously tasted more earthly, especially the Supergreens which did taste a bit like grass which is expected. I liked the Immune Shield as a super boost for my body when I was feeling a little run down last week.

You can grab your own Sunwarrior Starter Pack for only $19.99 on the 
Sunwarrior website.

UPDATE: I just heard from Sunwarrior that they are selling a special All Protein Starter Pack as part of a Black Friday special. It will have sample packets of Classic, Classic Plus, and Warrior Blend proteins in both chocolate and vanilla (6 packets total) for only $9.99. It's the perfect opportunity to sample Sunwarrior protein powders!

Overall thoughts:
I love that Sunwarrior offers a variety of high quality products. Taste-wise I could tell the protein powder wasn't a regular whey powder, but the flavors tasted good-I liked the chocolate better than the vanilla. When I mixed both protein powders with almondmilk on 2 separate occasions in the blender bottle, it mixed in well and left me with a smooth shake.

I think the Sunwarrior products are definitely something you should check out if you are looking for a specific all-natural supplement.

Between school and work I really need to keep easy snacks around that I can grab on the go. I've been making batches of protein bites to have in my fridge because they are portable and delicious. Since we are getting close to the holidays (even though I can't believe it!) I decided to use my Sunwarrior protein powder to make a festive batch of Gingerbread Protein Bites. I really love the gingerbread flavor and the fact that they are not super supersweet. I'm not a huge peppermint mocha person around the holidays and much prefer flavors like gingerbread or sugar cookie. Check out the recipe below!


Gingerbread Protein Bites

1/2 cup nut butter of choice (I used peanut butter) 
1 packet/serving of Sunwarrior (vanilla flavor works best) 
1/3 cup ground oats
3 tbsp molasses
1 tbsp honey (can substitute agave nectar or brown rice syrup)
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt

1. Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix until it forms a dough.

2. Roll into balls, about 1 inch wide. I made around 10 out of the mixture. 

3. Store in the refrigerator and grab whenever you need a snack. 


Do you use plant-based protein and supplements? What is your favorite holiday flavor? 

Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary Sunwarrior Starter Pack to review. This post does contain a traffic tracking link. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own! 

This post was linked up with The Fit Dish, Fitness Friday, and Fit & Fashionable Friday


  1. Did someone say gingerbread? My weakness. love sunwarrior!

  2. Oooh yes. Goodbye pumpkin, hello gingerbread. All over it.

  3. I agree, you can't have too many protein bottles! I myself use Vega protein, never tried Sunwarrior. Those Gingerbread bites look sooo good!

  4. Mm I love gingerbread & sunwarrior! What a great combo ! I love the vanilla sunwarrior but I need to try the chocolate too!

  5. My favorite holiday flavor is definitey peppermint :) I can't get enough of the peppermint mochas, but I do like gingerbread and these look yummy!

  6. These little bites look AWESOME! Love festive flavors. And thank you so much for the black Friday heads up; I've been wanting to try Sunwarrior for awhile

  7. I don't think I've ever heard of sunwarrior-looks like a great vegan option. Those gingerbread bites look great!

  8. Well these just sound delicious!! I tried Sunwarrior a long time ago and remember the texture being really grainy, but I think they've update their formula since then.

  9. Gingerbread things are my fav this time of year! I've never tried Sunwarrior but will have to look into it.

  10. Yum! What a festive use of the protein powder! I love Sunwarrior products.

  11. Wow, so many protein supplements, so little time! I need to try these!

  12. I LOVE the taste of gingerbread so I'm going to have to try this!

  13. Sunwarrior has always been one of my favorite vegan proteins - so gentle on my stomach and so easy to bake with!! And I've been a bit obsessed with gingerbread lately - delish!

  14. Ahhhh I love gingerbread flavor! These look so good.

  15. I haven't tried Sunwarrior, but I would like to...I've heard such great things!

  16. Yum! I have never seen Gingerbread bites, these look quite tasty.

  17. Yum!!! The Gingerbread bites look SO delicious!! My kids would love these. On my list to make for the holidays! I'll have to give Sunwarrior a try!!!

  18. This looks delicious!! I love easy portable snacks!

  19. I can't believe I haven't had gingerbread this year. The bites sound so good.

  20. Those protein bites sound delicious! I love Sun Warrior; they were the first vegan protein powder I tried that I actually liked!

  21. yum! I really need to make my own protein bars and bites, the perfect snack!