I’ve been meaning to blog about some of my favorite protein powders for a while since I recently found one I REALLY like, more than Plant Fusion. I recently bought a giant bag of Sunwarrior protein after hearing lots of great things for years (primarily from Gina) and have really been enjoying it, so I was more than happy to accept when the folks at Sunwarrior reached out and offered to send me some samples of lots of Sunwarrior products!
I like Sunwarrior because it has an awesome texture and taste even when simply blended with water (which is how I often take it right after workouts using a blender bottle), and it doesn’t contain whey or soy, which can be hard to find in a protein powder that still tastes good! It’s a vegan protein with pea, cranberry, and hemp seed protein. Their Warrior Blend Raw Vegan Vanilla Protein has 19 grams of protein for only 100 calories and 0 grams of sugar. I’m not vegan but I don’t tolerate whey very well so I typically look for vegan protein powders.
Since I’ve had Sunwarrior, I’ve been on a kick with a super simple oatmeal protein breakfast cake. I’ve had it almost every single morning for three weeks. It has lots of protein from the Sunwarrior and an egg, and carbs from the rolled oats so it’s great recovery food after a hard workout.
3 Minute Protein-Packed Oatmeal Breakfast Cake
- 1/3 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 scoop Sunwarrior vanilla protein powder (I bet it would be good with chocolate too!)
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- pinch salt
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup milk
1) Combine all the dry ingredients – oats, protein powder, cinnamon, baking powder and salt in a microwave safe bowl. I use my ceramic cereal bowls.
2) Create a little hole in the dry ingredients, and add the egg, vanilla extract and milk. Whisk those together in the hole until combined, then blend with the dry ingredients.
This doesn’t have to be exact – just trying to break up the egg before combining it with the dry mixture so you don’t get egg chunks when it cooks! (You could whisk the egg in a separate bowl but that requires a separate dish and I try to avoid dirtying extra dishes…although, I’m not really sure why considering I run my dishwasher almost every day Anyways.)
3) Microwave for 2-3 minutes until the top is firm (you shouldn’t see runny batter in the middle on top).
4) Run a spoon along the edges to loosen, then place a plate on top and flip it over. Your little cake should pop out nice and clean!
I like mine topped with almond butter or peanut butter and strong black coffee on the side. Feel free to experiment with mix-ins like chocolate chips, cacao nibs, dried or fresh fruit. I’ve been making a variation of this breakfast cake for years and honestly, it’s pretty hard to mess up.
The only thing I measure out is the oatmeal and protein powder. Everything else I eyeball. Just make sure you add enough milk to the mixture to create a batter-like consistency. Sometimes I’ve accidentally dumped in way too much milk and it still turned out great. I’ve also done a full scoop of protein on days I had an extra hard workout and just added more milk.
I usually mix the dry ingredients the night before so it’s even quicker to put together in the mornings before work.
Approximate nutrition stats:
(using CashewMilk and including 1 tablespoon of almond butter on top):
- 350 calories
- 27 g carbs
- 17 g fat
- 23 g protein
Hope you enjoy it! Let me know if you try it out!
Thanks to for Sunwarrior for the free goodies! I didn’t receive any other compensation for this review, and I purchased the protein from Amazon before Sunwarrior reached out. Bottom line: I would (and DID) spend my own money on Sunwarrior protein. Good stuff! I found it for the best price on Amazon.