VeganSmart Goes For The Gold with USA Women’s Surf Superstar Tia Blanco

VeganSmart and Tia Blanco make waves with new plant-based partnership

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ —VeganSmart, a leading plant-based protein brand, is expanding their cache of influencers and wellness partners to help build new relationships with communities interested in learning more about a plant-based lifestyle. VeganSmart is thrilled to announce their latest brand ambassador is two-time ISA World Surf Champion and 2020 Team USA Olympic hopeful, Tia Blanco.
In the midst of the summer games in Rio, Tia Blanco is making America proud with her own set of victories. Last week in Costa Rica, Tia made history during the ISA World Surfing Games winning back-to-back (2015 and 2016) gold medal titles. After several attempts to include surfing as a competitive sport recognized by the Olympic Committee, the International Surfing Association was successful. Surfing will now be included in the 2020 Games that will be held in Tokyo, Japan. Tia’s recent triumphs qualify her as an Olympic contender with Team USA; making for an exciting win for women, vegans and athletes everywhere.


At just 19 years old, Tia Blanco is a rising star in the world of surfing, an outspoken vegan, a yogi and an animal rights activist. VeganSmart is enthusiastic and excited for the opportunity to collaborate with such a force of nature.

“We at VeganSmart not only aspire to change the perception of what it looks like to live a plant-based lifestyle, but we also want to partner with people who are breaking barriers in their own lane. Tia Blanco’s accomplishments are an inspiration on many fronts. We’re excited to partner with someone so diverse and passionate about health and wellness.” – VeganSmart CMO Kareem Cook

Promoting health initiatives with the support of out-of-the-box wellness events and ambassadors is what has helped VeganSmart to establish themselves as a forward-thinking leader within the plant-based sector. The first product to come from the Tia Blanco and VeganSmart partnership will be a new flavor of VeganSmart.

“I am so excited to partner up with VeganSmart. They make the best tasting protein powder out and I have been using it with my smoothies for several years. I look forward to collaborating on my own signature flavor.” – Surf champion Tia Blanco

Other items to come from the collaboration include recipes, merchandise and accessories, in-store appearances and exclusive content for use on YouTube. For more information about the VeganSmart and Tia Blanco partnership, VeganSmart products, wellness tips or upcoming events visit or follow @livevegansmart on Twitter and Instagram.

About VeganSmart
VeganSmart is a complete vegan protein blend that was introduced in 2014 as a healthy all in one nutritional shake specifically created for vegans or the vegan curious.  It contains a whole food complex of 9 different healthy colorful fruits and vegetables known to contain polyphenols, antioxidants and flavonoids to support overall wellness.  In addition, it also contains 22 vitamins and minerals, a healthy dose of fiber and omega blends, prebiotics and digestive enzymes. VeganSmart has been embraced by vegans and non-vegans as their all in one nutritional shake of choice because of the taste and nutritional power that comes with each product.

About Naturade
Naturade has been well known for its commitment to improving the health and well-being of consumers with innovative, natural products since 1926. For seven decades, the company has developed a range of beneficial products that improve health and beauty by restoring the natural balance between nutrients and foodstuffs. Naturade has taken the reins as an innovator in the natural products industry as a provider of natural health products worldwide.

Naturade pioneered the introduction of soy protein powders in the 1950s and over the years, Naturade has manufactured and distributed a variety of health-related products including vitamins, nutritional supplements, skin care and hair care products.

Naturade’s commitment to quality is well regarded as a standard of excellence in the dietary supplement industry, thus offering a healthier way to life naturally. The company’s priority and standard of excellence demands effective, nutritional quality controls. These controls are integrated through every phase of product development and production. Naturade’s commitment inspires the company to pursue greater and more advanced technology to ensure only the highest quality possible in its products.