Product Review: All Natural And Vegan Arbonne

I recently got introduced to Arbonne products and received a wonderful assortment of samples from Lisa Kaminski.

“Arbonne’s health-oriented products are pure, safe, and beneficial formulated without parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol, mineral oil, PABA, petrolatum, paraffin, diethanolamine, and are 100% vegan.”

Arbonne samples

From the company website:

A Natural Approach To Looking & Feeling Great!
Arbonne’s premium skin care products are formulated in Switzerland at the Arbonne Institute of Research and Development (AIRD) and made in the U.S.A. Our proprietary formulas are:
– Botanically-based
– pH correct
– Hypoallergenic
– Dermatologist tested
– Never tested on animals
– Formulated without animal products or by-products–WE’RE VEGAN!!!
– Formulated without mineral oil, pthalates or other petroleum based products
– Formulated without dyes or chemical fragrances
Scientifically Advanced Nutrition Products
Based on the same principles that propelled the success of our skin care products, Arbonne expanded into total body care with the introduction of Arbonne Bio-Nutria®. Developed for every stage of life, these nutrition, weight management, fitness and life enhancement products are convenient, safe, backed by the latest scientific research and are formulated:
– Using the finest pharmaceutical grade ingredients
– Using Standardized botanicals and herbs
– To provide maximum absorption with highly bio-available ingredients
– Using proprietary herbal blends that work synergistically with active components for optimal results
Also, all of our supplements are formulated:
– To meet U.S. Pharmacopoeia (USP) disintegration time standards (30 minutes)
– Without colors, starch, yeast, caffeine, preservatives or salt

I am total foodie, so the first product I tried out was the ready made protein shake. This is great for on-the-go straight from the carton. I decided to make this smoothie with frozen berries and spinach for breakfast since I had a little extra time. I took a sip from the carton so I could taste the shake on its own and it was quite rich, creamy, and tasted great! Other carton protein shakes I’ve had in the past were artificially flavored but Arbonne makes a better tasting protein shake that’s good for you too. The protein base is rice and pea which are my preferred kind of protein. I shy away from soy and whey as they are harder to digest.

The nutritional profile is 180 calories, 4g fat, 17g carbs, 11g sugar, and 20g protein. The sugar is a little high, 4g of sugar equals 1 teaspoon, so this contains almost 3 teaspoons of sugar which is close to 1 Tablespoon sugar (3t = 1T). The sweetener of choice is sugar cane so it’s all natural, meaning less processed than corn syrup. Corn starch is used as a thickener, I’m not a big fan of corn starch, I prefer to see xanthum gum.

Overall this  is a good quality on-the-go protein shake, which also delivers 15% of several vitamins and minerals that contribute to the energy boost you’ll get from this product.

Here’s my smoothie ingredients:

protein smoothie

Delicious morning smoothie! Don’t you just love chocolate in the morning Smile

Arbonne smoothie

For more information about Arbonne, please contact Lisa Kaminski:

Lisa H. Kaminski
Independent Area Manager #10689219
Arbonne International
508.212.2429
http://Lkaminski.myarbonne.com

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