While doing research for this article and looking at Arbonne protein powder reviews online, I had some reservations.
I’m friends with people who sell it, and they’re generally very passionate about Arbonne’s shakes and other products. And I sell a plant-based protein powder of my own, so this opens the door for potential bias.
So first off, let me say I have always thought of Arbonne as a good company that has helped a lot of people lead healthier lives.
But the goal of every review I write is to present the facts based on my analysis of the nutrition label and ingredients list.
Read on to learn what I discovered about Arbonne protein powder and shakes.
Arbonne Protein Powder Review
Similar to my other reviews, I am reviewing Arbonne protein powders based on health and nutrition … NOT taste.
This is what I look for in a healthy protein powder:
- Organic, real food ingredients sourced from North America
- No allergens or inflammation-causing soy, dairy, or gluten
- No fillers, natural flavors, or gums
- Protein per serving
- Protein sources
- No added sugar or other artificial sweeteners used
Here’s an analysis of the ingredients Arbonne uses in its protein powders:
|Arbonne Feel Fit Pea Protein Shake Mix||Arbonne Essentials Daily Protein Boost|
|Grams of Protein||20||10|
|Protein Source(s)||Pea protein, rice protein, cranberry protein||Pea protein, rice protein, cranberry protein|
|Grams of Sugar||1||0|
|Free of “Natural” Flavors||No||Yes|
|Free of Gums & Thickeners||No||Yes|
|Cost Per Gram||$.06||$.06|
Arbonne Protein Pros and Cons
- The Arbonne Essentials Daily Protein Boost and FeelFit Protein Powders have a unique plant-based, multi-source protein blend. The benefits of multi-source vegan blends is they provide a wider array of nutrients.
- Low or no sugar in all of their protein products
- Arbonne also has an Ingredients Policy “Not Allowed List” page that states:
We develop each product with meaningful ingredients, continuously raising the standards to find the perfect balance between plant-based, bio-based, and scientifically derived ingredients. We set the standards for our high-quality and effective ingredient policy, and continue to back our formulations with science, clinical research, and third-party certifications.
- Unclear where Arbonne sources its protein ingredients from (most pea protein is from China).
- These are all unnecessary filler ingredients that have no nutritional value: natural flavors, high oleic sunflower oil, xanthan gum, dicalcium phosphate, and tricalcium phosphate
- Cost is on the higher end and is comparable to organic plant based proteins (even though they don’t use organic ingredients).
Arbonne FeelFit Protein Powder Nutrition Facts and Ingredients
Arbonne Essentials Daily Protein Boost Nutrition Facts and Ingredients
Let’s wrap this up …
Arbonne Protein Powder Reviews Summed Up
Based on my nutrition and ingredients analysis, Arbonne FeelFit Protein Shake Mix (formerly Arbonne Essentials Protein Shake Mix) and Arbonne Essentials Daily Protein Boost are both decent products that check most of the boxes for a healthy plant based protein. They contain zero sugar but do have some filler ingredients like natural flavors, high oleic sunflower oil, xanthan gum, dicalcium phosphate, and tricalcium phosphate.
What’s a Good Arbonne Alternative?
What sets Pure Food Protein Powder apart from Arbonne and other vegan powders is Pure Food has none of the filler ingredients … and these make up a healthy percentage of most proteins on the market.
On top of that, every ingredient we use is sourced from North America. You will not find another multi-source plant-based protein that can say the same.