Monday, May 2, 2016

Garden of Life RAW Fit: High Protein for Weight Loss Review

Garden of Life RAW Protein Weight Loss Review Garden of Life RAW Protein for Weight Loss Review 


For a thorough review Garden of Life RAW Fit™: High Protein for Weight Loss, I grabbed three sample packs of each flavor from the food co-op: Chocolate Cacao, Vanilla, and Unflavored.

I was intrigued to review this gluten free, raw vegan protein powder, mostly because of its "RAW Certified Organic Sprouted Protein Blend," as well as host of other healthy concoctions.

In addition to boasting a hearty 26 grams of protein per serving, Garden of Life RAW Fit is also composed of three unique RAW Certified blends as shown in the image below.

Garden of Life RAW Fit Protein Blend Review


The raw protein powder blend of Garden of Life RAW Fit is one of the most comprehensive I have ever seen in a vegan protein powder. In short, there's a lot of clean, high-absorption, plant-based proteins - all sprouted to maintain its raw label. Additionally, the probiotics is a nice touch, especially for endurance training.

Garden of Life RAW Protein Powder Review
As one of the most popular vegan protein powders
for weight loss
, Garden of Life RAW Fit features unique
blends for glucose management, probiotics and enzymes,
and weight loss and stress management. All this in
addition to a robust plant-based protein blend of
mostly sprouted ingredients.
So to answer the ultimate question behind this vegan protein powder review: 


Does Garden of Life RAW Fit™: High Protein for Weight Loss Actually Work at Curbing Hunger Cravings?


Compared to most other plant-based protein powders that I've reviewed - Yes. Yes it does.

You can see full the details on the flavor profiles below. But when it comes curbing hunger and working weight-loss magic, the claims are not lore.

After mixing the protein with milk for my initial taste review of Garden of Life RAW Fit Chocolate Cacao, I dumped the rest of the packet into a post-workout smoothie. My training session that day composed of an easy 3 hour bike ride, in which case I typically need a solid meal about 1-2 hours after a full blender smoothie.

However, after consuming a serving Garden of Life RAW vegan protein with my smoothie, I remained satisfied for several hours. Further, I didn't add as much fat into the blender, so I was surprised at this protein powder's ability to curb hunger.


Review the Supplement Facts of Garden of Life RAW Fit Protein


Garden of Life RAW Vegan Protein Powder Review
Not only does Garden of Life RAW Fit™: High Protein for Weight Loss
offer a loaded plant-based protein blend, but it also provides a
a good dose of Vitamin A, D, E, K, and magnesium.  

Review the Amino Acid Profile of Garden of Life RAW Fit Protein


Amino Acid Profile Garden of Life RAW Protein Powder Review
While the amino acid profile for this plant-based protein powder
blend is decent at best, I wouldn't recommend it for bodybuilding
and putting on a lot of muscle.

Flavor Review of Garden of Life RAW Fit Protein 


Like all my vegan protein powder reviews, I taste each blend by mixing a small portion with neutral-flavored almond milk or coconut milk. One of the first qualities I review is the chalky or pastiness of the protein powder, as well as how well it stirs into the milk.

Garden of Life RAW Fit mixed pretty well into almond milk and there was subtle chalky taste to mix, depending on the flavor. Unlike some raw vegan protein powders I've reviewed, I found the sweetness level to be pretty normal compared to most stevia-infused products. Overall, none of these protein powders were overly-sweet.


Below is a short review of each flavor of Garden of Life RAW Fit: High Protein for Weight Loss.
Garden of Life RAW Fit Unflavored Original Review

Garden of Life RAW Fit Unflavored/Original


The Unflavored or Original version of Garden of Life RAW Fit is my favorite. It's not 100% unflavored, as the taste reminds me of a smooth eggnog with subtle hints of vanilla.

Overall it was quite delicious by itself with milk, and is universally applicable in fruit smoothies, decadent protein shakes, and almost anything else you want to add protein to. Not only would I recommend this flavor, but I would buy this product as a protein supplement in the future.

Sweetness Scale: 2/10


Garden of Life RAW Fit Chocolate Cacao Review

Garden of Life RAW Fit Chocolate Cacao


Chocolate Cacao was my first flavor review of Garden of Life RAW Fit. The cacao is up-front and apparent, but in a pleasant and inviting. Robust mocha java and dark chocolate takes over the taste buds, minimizing any earthy undertones. This would be a good flavor choice if you like more decedent applications, like yogurts, banana-rich smoothies, and oatmeal.

I am picky about my chocolate-flavored protein powders and their applications. However, Chocolate Cacao flavored well in a smoothie containing mostly greens with some beets, strawberries, and banana.

Sweetness Scale: 4/10



 Garden of Life RAW Fit Marley Coffee Review
Garden of Life RAW Fit Marley Coffee


The Marley Coffee flavor was my least favorite of all options in the Garden of Life RAW Fit family. Infused with Svetol®
Green Coffee Bean extract, the flavor is a subtle mocha taste without much else going on.

It tastes somewhat like a combination of the Chocolate Cacao and the Unflavored varieties, with a touch of coffee bean. All in all, the taste wasn't bad, just a little a lacking and slightly chalky.

Sweetness Scale: 2/10




Garden of Life RAW Fit Vanilla ReviewGarden of Life RAW Fit Vanilla


(review coming soon)