Arbonne Protein Shake Mix – The Ultimate Vegan Smoothie?

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This is totally based on my own personal opinion but keep in mind that I have researched and researched and researched and tested just about every product out there.  I’m referring to protein powders that enable you to create a healthy meal with just the right combination of protein/carbs/fat.


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Here’s a great article on why SOY IS BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH.

Why do I not like whey?

Hey, I have nothing personal against whey.  I have given it many second chances.  Sounds like a clingy ex-boyfriend but after so many attempts, I just have to say I’m done with it!  Every single time I try a product that is made with whey, I get bloated.  Plus, it seems the shakes are more frothy.  Yes, I make my shakes in a blender, not a special “smoothie maker” which probably wouldn’t dream of letting a whey smoothie become frothy.  But I digress…

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Plus, and this is just me….I’ve noticed that all the whey products are sweetened with splenda or sucralose.  Hello…do you know what sucralose is?  Splenda!  Which means it is a lab-manufactured sweetner.  Have you ever tried those “sugar free” ice creams or yogurts?  They are splendidly yummy (pun intended)….unfortunately, I get bloated and gassy every time I eat them. Why?  Because my body doesn’t take sucrolose/splenda well.  Something else to think about.

Why do I like plant-based protein?

Because it is more easily digestible.  Being easier on the stomach, my tummy thanks you.  It has a more alkaline level that is good for your body.  Plus, it contains antioxidants and enzymes you just can’t get from animal-based proteins.

Many people that are big proponents of whey protein powders (and likely haven’t equipped themselves with the proper knowledge of plant-based proteins) will claim that plant-based protein powders don’t contain the amino acids that are available in whey protein.  Well, I beg to differ:

Pea protein

Pea protein is a high fiber, low calorie and nutrient dense SUPERFOOD that is a remarkable source of plant-based proteins and amino acids. Protein from peas satisfies all FAO essential amino acid requirements. The amino acids found in peas include Lysine, Arginine, Glutamine, Leucine, Isoleucine & Valine (Branched Chain Amino Acids – BCAAs)

  • Aid in muscle tissue maintenance
  • Comparable to egg and milk proteins
  • BCAAs are higher in pea protein than any other vegetable protein
  • Helps restore nitrogen balance after intense physiological stress
  • Increases muscle mass while reducing body fat during intense exercise
  • Improves vasodilation and promotes a healthy heart
  • Assists in maintaining lean body mass
  • Facilitates calcium absorption (promoting healthy bone development in children)
  • Boosts the immune system: producing antibodies, hormones, enzymes, collagen, and tissue-repair
  • Low in sulfur proteins (sulfur proteins speed up the aging process)
  • Increases metabolism and satiety (helping you to feel “full”)
  • Natural tonic for preventing and treating high blood pressure
  • Promotes healthy kidney function

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Cranberry Protein

Cranberry protein is unique in that it is the only 100% plant protein that contains 25% protein, including all essential amino acids. Cranberry protein is extracted using a cold-pressed technology that preserves natural balances and naturally occurring fatty acids, which increases the absorption of the other nutrients.

  • Powerful detoxifier and diuretic (flushes out the kidneys)
  • Treats bladder, kidney and urinary problems
  • Boosts immune system, protecting against influenza and the common cold
  • Increases “good” cholesterol (HDL) and reduces “bad” cholesterol (LDL)
  • Improves circulation and reduces risk of heart disease
  • Helps to relieve stress & depression
  • Treats skin conditions such as: acne, dermatitis, psoriasis, burns & wounds
  • Also considered one of the best remedies for REDUCING CELLULITE

Here’s a great article on why SOY IS BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH.

Who is arbonne?

Arbonne is a Swiss health and wellness company that specializes in high-grade botanical-based products.  They are more well-known for their skin care lines but what many don’t know is they have one the best quality wellness products also.  There are several vegan protein powders out there.  Here is why I love Arbonne.

  • It is made with pea protein, cranberry protein and rice protein.  Arbonne calls it a “Protein Matrix Blend”.
  • It is sweetened with Stevia (which is a natural sweetner) and sugar cane (once again, natural). In other words, it not contain lab-manipulated sweetner.
  • One serving contains 20 grams of vegan protein.
  • It is low calorie.
  • It is low-fat…NO saturated/trans fat.
  • It contains no artificial sweeteners, flavors or colors.
  • It contains over 20 essential vitamins and minerals.
  • It’s fantastic tasting.
  • It has what’s they call a “Inner G-Plex” — Coenzyme Q10, alfalfa, kelp, and ginseng.  All great stuff!

Here is the NUTRITION INFO for the Arbonne Essentials Vanilla Shake Mix.

Here are some Delicious Shake Recipes!

Why do some people prefer whey over vegan?

When I did a ton of research comparing the two (and I recommend you do the same), the two biggest reasons were:

  • Cost
  • Hard to find

Yes, it is hard to find a good quality vegan protein powder out there.  But they do exist!  Walk into GNC and ask to see their vegan protein powders and you’ll be led to a corner with just a couple shelves that have it.  And it will be expensive.




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  1. Jenni says:

    Great article! I’ve been a Consultant with Arbonne for many years and enjoyed your information shared here. I wanted to bring your attention to the links to purchase the protein online. It is illegal for Arbonne to be sold on Amazon, EBay, etc. Arbonne Legal/Compliance is working with these online vendors to make sure that Arbonne products are removed. Please let everyone know they can visit to purchase or locate a Consultant in their area to purchase through. This way they can get the product at a discount and also receive great service. Thank you! Jenni

  2. Beth Law says:

    I am an Arbonne Independent Consultant and I personally use both the vanilla and chocolate protein powder. I usually throw in whatever I have on hand…pumpkin puree, peanut butter, kelp, bananas, etc. Arbonne is an awesome company and it is so wonderful to see more people discovery and using Arbonne products which are safe and healthy for us all.

  3. Laura Parvi says:

    Excellent review of a fabulous product! Holds me to the next meal with plenty of vitamins/minerals! Great energy. I adore these shakes and like you have never found one that agrees/digests so well! My father had colon cancer so I am all about researching products that are made well and promote digestive health.
    In sync with the holidays I added a splash of organic eggnog to my Chocolate Arbonne Protein Shake! Mmmm! your tastebuds and your body will thank you!

  4. Jan Anderson says:

    Arbonne shakes deliver 20 grams of vegan protein, plus 22 essential vitamins and minerals per serving!

    Arbonne also has a 30-Day Feeling Fit Plan includes:: 2 Protein Shake Meal Replacement Mixes (Vanilla) 2 Energy Fizz Tabs (Citrus) 2 Fit Chews (Chocolate) 2 Herbal Teas 1 Daily Fibre Boost 1 Feeling Fit Guide (FREE)

  5. Christina says:

    Yes! 22 vitamins and minerals in 2 scoops

  6. Hi I am a Arbonne Consultant in West Yorkshire and I would like to say that these protein shakes are the best that money can buy. Our protein shakes have 20 grams of pea protein, plus 20 essential vitamins & minerals and other beneficial nutrients. Contains no artificial sweeteners, colours or flavours, contains no cholesterol. These shakes are excellent if your a diegetic, weight loss, needs something to boost your energy and also No saturated fats, trams fat or cholesterol.



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