Organic Certified Classic Plus builds on Sunwarrior’s original rice protein by adding in the amino acid balancing effects of peas, chia seeds, quinoa, and amaranth.
Sunwarrior Classic Plus Protein Review:
I’ve been using the sunwarrior classic plus for awhile now. I’ll get into my first impressions very early in this review.
The sunwarrior classic Plus is a plant based protein powder made from organic brown rice protein. It’s called “classic” because it is certified organic and some might call it “classic” because it’s a tried and tested product.
Sunwarrior’s classic plus provides many of the same benefits of the sunwarrior classic:
Higher protein content than the original to support muscle growth/repair and maintenance. More protein than most other plant based protein powders. Higher amounts of some amino acids. Higher mineral content than most other plant based protein powders.
I was really excited to get this protein powder for several reasons. I have extensively used Sunwarrior’s original rice protein for several years for weight loss, muscle building, weight maintenance, and hair growth. Not only is it an excellent product, it’s also free of everything but black pepper and filtered water.
I’ve been using sunwarrior classic for a few months and have been very happy with it. Besides being a bit more expensive than most plant based protein powders, I’ve really liked it.
The sunwarrior classic plus packs in an extra 60g of protein, an extra 90g of fiber, 15% more iron than the original powder and boosts protein for muscle growth and repair.
One of the best parts about sunwarrior classic plus is that is costs less than most other plant based protein powders without sacrificing quality. This is the reason they call the original “classic.”
Sunwarrior is also one of the few protein powders you can buy that are organic. This basically comes down to use of real food sources like organic brown rice protein or quinoa (like sunwarrior’s original rice protein), organic pea protein, and organic amaranth. There are no synthetic sources in the classic plus either.
The sunwarrior classic plus is produced by naturals the small company run by Ben Greenfield, personal trainer to celebrities and health experts who advocate the benefits of an “eat food, not too much, mostly plants,” lifestyle.
But the protein itself is sourced from real food. They confess to using the best ingredients and the best nutritional data to make the product the best.
I’ve been using the sunwarrior classic plus for a while now.
I bought some by accident but played it off as if it was part of a blind-buying box I was purchasing (thus avoiding the 5.99 ship handling fee). I’ve been using the sunwarrior classic plus for awhile and will update this review as time goes on (or before and after I really update it).
The sunwarrior classic plus whey protein used to have a very obvious, but not unpleasant, grassy/earthy flavor that was nicely balanced by the rice protein.
I wouldn’t say that the sunwarrior classic plus tastes any better (or worse) than the original, but the rice protein taste has been joined by a small amount of seed taste that I can’t quite put my finger on.
The sunwarrior classic plus compliments the original in original, not at all.
Instead of rice protein, the classic plus has a small amount of Amaranth protein. Like rice protein, the amaranth is rice by another name. It’s similar in that way to how the pea protein used in high protein bars is often called pea protein.
The sunwarrior classic plus also has quinoa (a pseudo-grain) mixed into the formula. Quinoa is slowly making its way into protein powders, replacing rice protein and/or pea protein in a variety of products (e.g., sunwarrior, etc).
I personally don’t see a pharmacological justification for using quinoa and amaranth in a protein powder, let alone in a “plant based” form; it’s not exactly a vegetable.
However, I do see a pharmacological justification for adding two ingredients I’ve never heard of, chickpea flour and Chia seeds.
According to sunwarrior, both are added to make the powder feel “creamier,” but also for a number of other proprietary reasons.
These two extra ingredients are definitely not going to taste good by themselves, but to my palate, they couple with the sunwarrior classic plus well.
As for the sunwarrior classic plus powder itself, the taste is truly an acquired taste. I know people who use sunwarrior classic plus who don’t like it at all. I still can’t quite put my finger on why.
It’s not bad by itself, but rather is this strange “earthy” taste I don’t recognize or like. I’ve heard the taste is like brown rice and quinoa all blended together with something unique that I can’t identify.
I’ve left a small touch of real vanilla extract in the sunwarrior classic plus powder. The sunwarrior classic plus not only is good in flavor, it also tastes better after I add it to my protein shake.
Sunwarrior Classic Plus Protein Review:
I think I just managed to explain the benefits in the sunwarrior classic plus a little better than I did in the original article. If you don’t want to read the original, you should just know that I think the sunwarrior classic plus protein is a well-constructed product.
The sunwarrior classic plus is great especially if you have a sweet tooth and need a protein powder to supplement your protein diets.
The sunwarrior classic plus doesn’t taste like protein, but the added Whey Protein concentrate makes it a little sweeter.
I also think that’s a good thing. My gf thinks the sunwarrior classic plus tastes like “tasty” and I ask her what she means. She likes it.
I think the sunwarrior classic plus is a slightly more expensive protein powder, but it also offers a number of additional benefits and ingredients.
It’s also worth mentioning just how fast the sunwarrior classic plus powder dissolves.
In the blender, regardless of the amount of sunwarrior classic plus or high protein supplement I’m using, the sunwarrior classic plus dissolves almost instantaneously (this might be the addition of quinoa).
The most common protein powder, whey protein, takes time to dissolve. This means that you’ll have to wait a few minutes for your protein shake to separate. Most protein serums also have a similar effect on the smoothness of the shake.
If you you still do not want to buy the sunwarrior classic plus, you should definitely try this classic plus shaker. Seriously. It’s that good!
It’s time to buy the sunwarrior classic plus powder to shake in my protein powder shaker in place of whey protein! I hate to buy protein on its own already.
If you are not interested in the sunwarrior classic plus protein supplement, or for some reason don’t want protein supplements,
Also, if you do not want to buy protein supplements, then try the Herbalife protein powder. Try it first. It’s a free sample. You only have to pay shipping if you order more than $30.
Is the sunwarrior classic plus whey protein better than simple whey protein supplements?
You could be confusing the sunwarrior classic plus with the vanilla or the chocolate whey protein.
The sunwarrior classic plus just flavors the supplement, it has nothing to do with the actual formula.
If I didn’t want to supplement my protein diet and just intended to drink whey protein shakes, I doubt the sunwarrior classic plus could be in my top ten.
The sunwarrior classic plus is a good flavor that I wouldn’t mind having every once in a while without it being a staple of my protein supplements.