Monday, May 16, 2016

Garden of Life Organic Plant Protein Review

Garden of Life Organic Plant Protein Review

Garden of Life Organic Plant Protein Powder Review


Among one of the few protein powders that are both paleo and plant-based, Garden of Life Organic Plant Protein is a premium blend rich with broad-spectrum protein blend, as well as Garden of Life's RAW Enzyme Blend and RAW Probiotic Blend.

Garden of Life Organic Plant Protein is quintessential plant-based protein powder for paleo-vegans. Whether you're a CrossFitter, paleo endurance athlete, or just looking to for a non-rice vegan protein blend, I found this to be a great tasting, nutrient-dense protein powder that's worth the price tag.

Not only did I find most of the flavors to taste good and well-balanced, but each protein blend mixed fairly well with just milk as well as in a blender.


Nutritional Data of Garden of Life Organic Plant Protein

Before we get the five flavors in my Garden of Life Organic Plant Protein review, I always like to glance at the nutritional data behind each vegan protein powder. This product contains one of the most unique and diverse plant-based protein blends, containing lesser common sources like boboa fruit, cranberry seed, moringa leaf, and pumpkin seed, among others.
Garden of Life Organic Plant Protein Powder Review Nutrition Data
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Flavor Review of Garden of Life Organic Plant Protein

Garden of Life Organic Plant Protein Review Smooth VanillaThe Garden of Life Organic Plant Protein line is comprised of five different flavors, all of which emphasize being "smooth." 




Smooth Vanilla (Sweetness Scale 6/10)

Garden of Life's protein powders are all fairly consistent with respect to sweetness. While all but Smooth Unflavored contain stevia, it's a high quality stevia that doesn't linger or overpower the taste.

Smooth Vanilla had a nice, nutty vanilla flavor with hints of almond and coconut. Still a bit sweet, it's well-rounded vanilla option for many applications.



Garden of Life Organic Plant Protein Review Smooth Coffee

Smooth Coffee (Sweetness Scale 3/10)

Garden of Life Organic Plant Protein Review Smooth EnergySmooth Coffee had a pleasant mocha java flavor that was a bit chocolatey; however, I found the texture to be slightly chalkier compared to the other options.

While this one is infused with Organic Marley Coffee for a nice caffeine boost, it was my least favorite option compared to others in the Garden of Life Organic Plant Protein review.






Smooth Energy (Sweetness Scale 5/10) 

For those who want the caffeine without the coffee, Smooth Energy combines Guayaki Yerba Mate with a deliciously tasting plant-based protein powder.

In my opinion (of course,) Smooth Energy is perfectly sweet with faint flavors reminiscent to maple and graham cracker. Although earthy to the eye, this was one of my favorite options in the Garden of Life Organic Plant Protein family.




Garden of Life Organic Plant Protein Review Smooth Unflavored

Smooth Unflavored (Sweetness Scale 1/10) 

Okay, so Smooth Unflavored might actually be a 0 on the sweetness scale because the level of sweet is so faint that it's barely noticeable. If you want a vegan paleo protein powder that doesn't taste like anything, then this one is for you (as it literally has no flavor at all.)

One thing I noticed, which I did not like, was that the texture was a bit more soupy than others. Not a killer, but not the choice I'd pick.





Smooth Chocolate (Sweetness Scale 6/10) 

Garden of Life Organic Plant Protein Review Smooth ChocolateThe taste of Smooth Chocolate was similar to Smooth Coffee with its mocha-esque notes, but this one packed more robust flavors of rich dark chocolate.

I still got some slight chalkiness with this one, so it's a winner, but it's not a loser either. I personally would stick with Smooth Vanilla or Smooth Energy if I was regularly using Garden of Life Organic Plant Protein.

For more information about this line of products, visit GardenOfLife.com.

To buy this product, or start an ongoing (and money-saving) subscription of Garden of Life Organic Plant Protein, visit Amazon.com.