When it comes to choosing a new protein powder, what draws you to a product? For some, the ingredients and protein content are the major factors behind selecting a powder supplement, while a big deciding factor for others is whether or not the protein is derived from a plant-based source.
With so many protein powders currently available on the market, it can be challenging to make a decision. Now, you have one more brand to consider—but this one is hard to beat when it comes to both its flavor and nutrition profiles.
Today, seven-time Grand Slam Champion and four-time Olympic Gold Medalist, Venus Williams, introduced a new plant-based protein powder under the Happy Viking brand: Happy Viking Superfood Complete Plant Nutrition Powders. The protein powder follows the launch of the Happy Viking plant-based, portable protein shake, which sold out within 24 hours of its debut in December 2020.
The protein powder currently comes in four flavors: Triple Chocolate, Vanilla Bean, Strawberry Smoothie, and Greeña Colada. So, what really sets this protein powder apart from its competitors? Here are just a few of the highlights.
Happy Viking Superfood Complete Nutrition Powders contain:
- 20 grams of complete plant-based protein
- 1 cup of fruit and vegetable phytonutrients
- 2,800 milligrams of MCT oil
- 32 milligrams of DHA, an omega-3 fatty acid that supports brain health
- 1 billion probiotics to support gut health and the immune system
- LeanCollagen superfood blend (which is clinically backed to help the body protect natural collagen and boost natural collagen production)
- All nine essential amino acids and branched-chain amino acids
- Electrolytes for recovery and rehydration
- 50+ other functional plant-based ingredients including okra, camu camu, pomegranate, kale, mangosteen, carrot, and ancient grains
In an interview with Eat This, Not That!, Williams said the inspiration behind the new superfood protein powder was to give people access to a range of nutrients—that provide a wealth of health benefits to many parts of the body and mind—in a single product.
She said, "being able to reach as many people as we can with this opportunity to boost your health, not only your physical health but also your mental health, your digestive health, [and] your skin health" is what matters most.
Not to mention, it tastes great. (I had the pleasure of sampling the powders in smoothies at an event in Brooklyn, New York last week!)
"There are so many amazing things that we thought were important and wanted to pack into one thing and make it taste good," Williams said. "That was also important because it's got to be something you enjoy."
Are you ready to give your breakfast smoothie a big nutrition boost? Happy Viking Superfood Complete Nutrition Powders are now available for purchase online via the company website and on Amazon for $54 per canister, or about $3.60 per meal.
You'll be able to enjoy Happy Viking Superfood in the form of a ready-to-drink protein shake by this fall, as well.
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