Garden of Life RAW Meal Review

Garden of Life RAW Meal Review
Quality9
Taste5.5
Cost (per ounce)6.5
Protein (per serving)10
Pro
  • Organic & Vegan
  • Dairy, Soy, & Gluten Free
  • High Protein per Serving
Cons
  • Not Very Tasty
  • High Price per Ounce
7.8Overall Score
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Overview

Garden of Life RAW Meal is formulated to be used as either a quick snack of a hunger satisfying meal replacement. It’s not only naturally filling, but provides you with protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals found in a meal of healthy raw foods that boost your energy. But what really make this brand stand out from the rest is that its ingredients are organic and gluten free. One serving provides the nutrition of a well-balanced raw meal.

Quality

This protein powder is more of a meal replacement than a post-workout protein powder due to its high calorie, fat, carb, fiber, and protein count. Unless you’re trying to bulk up, you might want to stay away from this as a post-workout muscle builder, or watch how many servings you take in. It comes in at 35 carbs, which is the highest I’ve seen in a protein powder, but it also has 16g of fiber, so the net carbs equal out to 19g, which is still on the higher end when compared to other powders on the market. However, if your goal is to use it as a meal replacement, as intended, go for it because it’ll help you feel full longer without consuming much food.

It also comes with a ton of benefits, some of which include improved digestion due to its many raw live enzymes and high fiber count. It’s packed with vitamins, complex carbs, and other nutrients that give you lots of energy to keep you up and going all day. It can also help with fat loss, and will definitely help you build muscle with its high protein and enzyme count. And lastly, it’ll supplement you with nutrition from many different foods that aren’t usually found in the average American diet.

Taste

The downside to all of the positives for this product is its taste. Although some people are able to stand it, I’m with the majority on this one and think it tastes terrible. The Chocolate Raw Meal is bearable when you mix it in with fruit and milk, but be sure to stay away from the Vanilla Raw Meal completely. Also, don’t let it sit for too long after mixing, because it becomes pretty thick fairly quickly. It can get to a consistency where you have to eat it with a spoon, defeating the purpose of a protein shake.

Cost

At the time of review, this protein powder is coming in at around $39 for a 2.7 pound tub of organic protein. The cost per ounce ($0.91) is slightly above the average cost of other whey protein powders on the market right now. Given that this product is packed with more calories, carbs, fiber, fat, and other nutrients than most powders, the price point is pretty fair for what it offers with each serving.

Nutrition

Calories – 340
Fat – 7g
Carbs – 35g
Fiber – 16g
Protein – 34g

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