Friday, January 10, 2014

Arbonne Protein Powder Review

Yet again I am on the road. On Tuesday all my coworkers and I made the 11 hour drive to Gaitlinburg, Tennessee for our annual team retreat in the mountains. We initially thought the whole week was going to be in the 20s, but the weather has turned out to be beautiful. Today we played ultimate frisbee and I was even able to squeeze in a 30 minute run on a trail. Tomorrow we'll hit the trails again for a hike which should be a good time. 

The view the morning of our drive.

My travel buddies for the road trip.

Before I left I made sure Brett had a lot of good, healthy food to eat: curry quinoa, an apple walnut lentil loaf, veggies and chicken for fajitas and veggie burgers. Turns out he's been sick the whole time I've been gone which is a bummer.

Since I'm traveling I don't have any new recipes for you today, but I do have a review on Arbonne Protein Powder. Not long after I started this blog, a friend from college messaged me saying she had recently found out about some vegan protein powder and wanted to send me some samples to try. I was so excited because I have yet to find a protein powder that I like (mainly because I haven't had time to do research and try out different flavors and brands.) 

She sent me the Arbonne Essentials Protein Shake mixes, one chocolate and one vanilla. I actually found these in the mail on Christmas right after Brett and I had gone on a trail run, so it was perfect timing to try them out.

I tried out the Chocolate flavor first and loved it! All you have to do is mix the powder with 8 ounces of cold water and you're all set. As I mixed, I was excited to find that the mixture gets really thick so that it really looks and tastes like a shake. It was delicious and filling. 

I did some research on the nutrition of one packet and was excited about what I found out.

Nutrition summary:

There are 160 calories in a 2 scoops serving of Arbonne Chocolate Protein Shake Mix.
Calorie breakdown: 18% fat, 35% carbs, 47% protein.
Other Ingredients: Arbonne Protein Matrix Blend (pea protein isolate, cranberry protein, rice protein), 
sugar cane, cocoa powder, natural chocolate flavor, sunflower oil, corn starch, inulin, xanthan gum, stevia leaf extract, flax seed, gum acacia, guar gum. 

Arbonne Protein Powder is high in protein for the amount of calories in each packet and I love that the protein source are plant based coming from peas, cranberries and rice. While it does have 9 grams of sugar per serving, I've found that that is necessary for protein powders that you are going to drink plain. 

My one complaint with Arbonne powders is that they are expensive. It's about $4 per serving. I'll have to keep looking to see if I can find a powder that is just as delicious, hight in protein and more affordable.

If you've tried Arbonne Protein Powder before, I'd love to hear your review!


  1. Aww, I thought I had left a comment on here but I guess it didn't go through. YAY you tried it!! I'm glad you liked it!! I actually didn't even know that it foams up when you drink it straight with water - I always add it to my smoothies. To make it last longer, since it is fairly expensive, I normally just do half a serving (1 scoop out of the big bag). Or you could buy a bag and split it with a friend. :) -Sydni

    1. Hey Sydni! Sorry it took me so long to respond, i've been out of the country:) Yeah, I seriously loved this powder. Thanks again for sending it! And that's a good idea to only use half to make it last longer!


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