Disclosure ~ This is a sponsored post on behalf of Sunwarrior. All ideas expressed are that of Living Smart Girl. #
It’s in my nature to push myself. I want to see how far or high I can go. This is especially accurate when it comes to my workouts. Can I do one more squat? Add additional weight? I’m always testing my limits and my body, encouraging it to be the best it can be. Returning to fitness after suffering an injury, such as my broken ankle, can cause quite a few setbacks. After a “forced” workout vacation, I was ready to get back on track. My mind was ready and willing to jump right in, but I had to listen to my body and take things at a slower pace.
I’m still on the road to recovery and a company that has resonated with me during this transition is Sunwarrior. Their goal is to shine a light on fitness and nutrition while providing people with the building blocks to unleash their inner warrior. That’s exactly what I needed to do. My warrior had been cooped up far too long while waiting for my body to heal. Sunwarrior understands that in order to get back on track, I need to fuel my body properly. What’s the best way to do that? Protein. Sunwarrior knows that protein is essential in powering the body and they were unimpressed with the products available. They turned back to nature to find something better and started a path to empowering people with the right foods and knowledge.
Illumin8 is Sunwarrior’s answer to the body’s call for clean, powerful foods. They are harnessing plants rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and phytonutrients and providing enlightened nutrition to warriors around the world. You can cover all your nutritional bases with Illumin8 with superfoods such as baobab, chia, flax, whole grain brown rice, kelp, holy basil, guava, and coconut. You know how incredible you feel when you’re firing on all cylinders? Illumin8 can help you achieve that feeling and it tastes good too! It’s gluten free, clean protein that is made up of all the best carbohydrates from healthy fats, minerals, fiber, natural vitamins, enzymes, and probiotics.
Illumin8 is perfect for an on the go snack. You can mix, shake, or blend it in with your favorite beverage. I personally like to use shaker bottles that have the round, ball type whisk. I think they aid in a smooth, creamy drink. Of course, make sure the lid is on tight. I’ve had a couple times where I was a little distracted while tightening the lid and had stuff fly everywhere! Trust me, it’s better to drink your protein than wear it. Of course, after you master the beverage itself you can then add fruit or greens, other superfoods, even boosters, spices, or ice on those hot days. Whatever way you whip it up, it’s fantastic for a before or after workout drink and also is a perfect addition to any meal.
In case you’re wondering, Illumin8 is soy free, with no sugar added, non-GMO, dairy free, and vegan. The rest is everything your body needs to achieve greatness. How do you unleash your inner warrior?