ROOTZ NUTRITION REVIEW: Paleo Protein and Energy Superfoods Powders
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With delicious smoothie recipes often taking center stage here at Blender Babes, I am often asked to weigh in with my recommendations for high-quality protein powders.
And I get why this is a subject that's so important to this community.
First, if there's one area in the healthy living marketplace (besides power blenders) where there are a bevy of choices, it's protein powders.
Second, having a really good and tasty protein powder supplement in your bag of healthy goodies is essential.
You don't have to be an aspiring bodybuilder OR a workout fanatic to want the benefits that a good protein powder can provide.
Benefits of a Protein Powder - "Whey" Or No Way
Combined with regular exercise, protein powder supplements can help you:
- build lean muscle (which is integral to burning fat)
- strengthen your immune system
- repair damaged cells/tissues
- provide you with a much-needed energy boost when you're regularly on-the-go
As many of you may have experienced when shopping for protein powders, there are plenty out there that contain whey.
Full disclosure: it's a "no way" on whey protein powders for me.
Powdered whey is a highly processed form of protein that used to be thrown away until manufacturers discovered it could be packaged and sold.
Plus, whey can seriously mess with your gut flora causing digestive issues such as bloating, gas, loose stools and acne. Yikes!
Whether or not you have dairy or lactose issues, consuming a whey-based protein powder can make your life insufferable for a few hours.
Finding a dairy-free protein powder that's full of REAL, whole food ingredients can be like searching for a needle in a haystack.
So I was thrilled when I heard about a protein powder consisting of a powerful trifecta: protein + superfoods + greens.
It's called Rootz Nutrition and let me tell you...I am super impressed!
As you can tell by now, I take being a resource for blending, smoothies and healthier living quite seriously.
In fact, I am always on the lookout for new products that can help me, my family and my tribe all stay on the path toward optimal wellness.
But when it comes to protein powders, my standards are up there. #proteinpowdersnob
I require that my protein powder consist of high-quality ingredients, contain MORE than just protein AND is great tasting!
- I have tried at least one hundred protein powders, and although I listed taste last of the 3 requirements: it's actually #1 for me! However finding one that tastes great, includes superfoods and isn't full of JUNK is really, REALLY hard to find!
Considering there are oodles of protein powders on the market, it's rare to find a company that can meet all three of my requirements but Rootz Nutrition surpassed my expectations!
Rootz Paleo Protein and Energizing Superfood Powders
In addition to being whole and superfoods-filled, Rootz Nutrition offers powders that are "paleo-approved" which is another element that is TOTALLY hard to find.
BTW...you don't have to follow the paleo diet/lifestyle to enjoy the powders that Rootz Nutrition has available.
Rootz currently has two powders for purchase -- the Paleo Energizing Superfood and the Paleo Protein Superfood.
SIDE NOTE: The Rootz Nutrition protein contains egg whites so it is not suitable for vegans.
Deemed the "pre-workout" powder, Rootz's Paleo Energizing Superfood is perfect for you if you're prone to doing high-intensity workouts OR you need an all-natural and sustainable energy booster.
What's cool about this powder is that not only does it come in a delicious raspberry lemon flavor, but it's also made up of four different blends that give the body a healthy, wholesome jolt of energy for a workout OR any time during the day when you're lagging (about 3pm for me!).
Here are the four blends and the ingredients that make up the Rootz Paleo Energizing Superfood Powder:
- Energy and Strength Blend - Yerba Mate Extract, Guarana, Tongkat Ali Root, Rhodiola, Schiandra Berry, Asian Ginseng, Ginkgo Biloba
- Metabolism Stimulation Blend - Raspberry, Lemon, Matcha Green Tea, Yohimbe Bark
- Vascularity (for those workout fiends or body builders who like their veins to be seen prominently on their skin) and Anti-Inflammation Blend - Beetroot, Turmeric, Ginger, Devil's Claw, Cinnamon
- Superfood Blend - Goji Berry, Blueberry, Acai, Maca Root, Bee Pollen, Royal Jelly
Though the pre-workout Paleo Energizing Superfood powder does not contain any grams of protein, there's plenty of vitamins, minerals and wholefoods nutrition to stoke your energy levels.
You'll definitely be able to give it all you got at the gym or have enough energy to tackle a busy day.
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There's a reason why Rootz calls this their "post workout" protein powder.
It's chockfull of protein and all-natural nutrition that will replenish your body after an intense workout.
Even if you're not pounding the pavement/treadmill or lifting heavy weights, this is a great protein powder that also works well as a meal replacement option.
The Rootz Paleo Protein Superfood powder is actually what I have been using pretty regularly since discovering Rootz Nutrition.
I also love the Chocolate Banana and nut flavor!
It's NOT super chocolately so I've used it in my berry smoothies and green smoothies in addition to chocolate flavored smoothies.
I like that it is a complete protein source that contains some of my favorite superfoods and, of course, those all-too important greens we all need.
It's also quite versatile and works well in baked goodies.
Check out these tasty recipes using the Paleo Protein Superfood Powder:
Like its "pre-workout" counterpart, the Paleo Protein Superfood powder also is made up of four fantastic blends that pack the protein and superfoods:
- Protein Blend - Egg White Protein, Sacha Inchi Protein, Hemp Protein
- Electrolyte Blend - Coconut, Banana
- Superfood Blend - Chia Seeds, Flax Seeds, Maca Root, Bee Pollen, Acai, Goji Berries, Blueberries, Royal Jelly
- Green Detox Blend - Spirulina, Chlorella, Kale, Spinach, Broccoli
And if you're prone to counting your protein grams per meal, one scoop of the Paleo Protein Superfood powder contains 14 grams!
Not Plant-Based But All-Natural
Another thing I like about Rootz Nutrition's powders is that they're organic AND free of: artificial ingredients, GMOs, coloring, gluten, dairy and soy.
As I began to look more into the company, what impressed me (and this is adding on to what's already cool about their products) is the philosophy for the brand.
Harrison, the founder of Rootz Nutrition, says - "We believe that what is left OUT of our products is just as important as what goes IN."
Rootz Nutrition really offers two complimentary powders that you can easily incorporate into your lifestyle.
If you're following the Paleo diet (or not)....stepping up your workout game...want something to put in your smoothies to help you sustain energy OR just in need of a top-notch protein powder...
Rootz Nutrition gets a THUMBS UP from me.
CONGRATULATIONS to our Rootz Giveaway Winners: Shannon Pickin, Erin Moriarty, Robert Esposito
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