Meet Shaun Johnson, NRL Player and Purity Plant Protein Brand Partner

One area New Zealand certainly does not lack in is talented sportsmen who are passionate, highly-skilled rugby players – and not to mention, easy on the eye.

But a few really stand out for their authenticity, charisma and unquestionable commitment to the game – and Shaun Johnson would easily fall into this category.

Nearing his 200th NRL game and having played over 30 Tests for the Kiwis, Shaun is one of the country’s most recognisable and beloved League exports. With a number of enviable sporting achievements under his belt— like winning the Rugby League Golden Boot award and being named the Cronulla Sharks Player of the Year 2020— we couldn’t think of a better Purity Plant Protein brand ambassador. We’re thrilled to have the NRL star join our family and be part of our evolution.

We’re thrilled to have the NRL star as part of our fitness family and had a great chat with him about functional food supplements and how they help push him to perform at his peak.

1) What’s your favourite P3 product and how do you incorporate our supplements into your everyday routine?

That’s a tough one! I love them all but I’d have to say the Full Spectrum Protein + Probiotics⁠ and the P3 Complete Green Immunity are my top two picks. Most days I make a deliciously creamy breakfast smoothie and mix two tablespoons of each powder with frozen berries, coconut milk, oats and peanut butter!

None of the health supplements leave me feeling bloated or sluggish and instead give me an added boost of energy. Organic Acerola Cherry, organic Shiitake Mushroom and organic Maqui Berry are also included in the mix and provide a powerful dose of immune-boosting vitamins. All of P3’s products address more than one thing, meaning my favourites also feed the healthy bacteria in my gut with resistant starch and probiotic.

2) Why did you choose to partner with Purity Plant Protein?

I have always been a big believer in fueling my body with what’s best for my health and the planet. Every ingredient in Purity Plant Protein powders are sustainably sourced and batch tested for over 200 banned substances, meaning I can take them everyday stress free!

They’re also gluten free, dairy free, soy free and packed with amino acids and probiotics for an added bonus! Seriously, you can’t go wrong with any of P3’s products given their hydrolysed rice protein and sustained-release pea protein are unlike anything else on the market.

3) What keeps you motivated to stay on track?

I have a close knit circle of friends and family who push me to perform at my peak and encourage me to dig deep and strive for perfection.

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