Disclosure: I received these products for free in exchange for writing an honest review. All opinions are my own.
Garden of Life: Raw Protein & Greens Review
One of my favorite brands is Garden of Life. I take their vitamins daily, so I jumped at the chance to review their new product Raw Protein and Greens.
When the package came I was super excited because not only did I get 3 cases of the powder but this nifty “Green Tastes Better” BPA free blender bottle.
So let’s talk about the product.
First I love the taste (I’m not just saying that) I’ve tried a lot of protein powders and this brand is probably top 2 in taste for sure. It has a filling, tasty and drinkable texture when blended properly. It’s not chalky or powdery like a lot of protein powders.
There are also few protein powders that I just want to drink with water but this one I can enjoy with just water. I’ve also mixed into a green smoothie for extra oomph. The case suggests drinking it with Almond milk, I personally haven’t tried this (yet) but I can assume it will be even better than it is with water.
As far ingredients go this is #1 for sure.
It’s not made from a bunch of random man-made forms of protein. The experts at Garden of life have worked to create an organic, gluten-free, vegan, dairy free and soy free protein powder made from natural sources including organic peas, spinach, broccoli, chia and sprouted brown rice (to name a few).
It’s also made with raw probiotics. I know probiotics have had some controversy lately, about if they really are good for you or not. But as someone who has had digestive issues and suffered from stomach sensitivity her whole life I personally have seen a huge benefit from using probiotics in moderation (I think people who respond badly may be taking too large of a dose…but I’m no doctor).
Each serving (1 provided scoop) is only 120 calories with less than 1 gram of sugar and 20 grams of protein!
As I mentioned before this awesome blender bottle is BPA free. It definitely earns the name blender bottle, because it does a great job of breaking down the powder into the water. Also you don’t have to worry about leaking protein juice (is that something dirty?) everywhere because it actually doesn’t leak, which is more than I can say about other sports water bottles I’ve had before.
I got it in 3 awesome flavors; Chocolate, Vanilla and Lightly Sweetened. My favorite? The Lightly Sweetened.
I am hooked. Don’t take my word for it, try it yourself.