Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Garden of Life RAW Protein and Greens Review

Garden of Life Protein & Greens Review
Garden of Life RAW Protein and Greens Review

Having had Garden of Life RAW Protein and Greens vanilla in the past (and not really liking it,) I was looking forward to reviewing all flavors. Come to my surprise, Garden of Life's series of raw vegan protein powders is very on-point, both in terms of flavor and texture.

In conducting my Garden of Life Protein and Greens review, I first noticed the texture to mix fairly well with almond milk. Unlike a lot of vegan protein powders, this blend didn't clump up too much. Later, my 'stir theory' proved valid given my shake's smooth, rich, and gritty-less texture profile.

Garden of Life RAW Protein and Greens is a non-GMO, Certified Organic, 100% raw vegan protein powder infused with a RAW Probiotic & Enzyme Blend (making it extra good for athletes.)

Get scoop on nutritional specifics below, as well as my flavor reviews of Garden of Life RAW Protein and Greens.


Nutritional Data of Garden of Life RAW Protein & Greens

Garden of Life Protein and Greens Review
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It's also worth noting that Garden of Life claims to use the highest quality organic stevia, "ensuring no bitterness or aftertaste." Compared to other raw vegan "protein and greens" blends I've tasted, I believe this marketing bullet point to be true.

Flavor Review of Garden of Life Protein & Greens

Garden of Life Protein and Greens Chocolate Review
In order to properly review each flavor of Garden of Life RAW Protein and Greens, I grab a couple sample packs of each flavor at the local health foods store.

Being wickedly-sensitive to sweetness, I found each flavor to strike a nice balance on the sweetness scale (with the vanilla and chocolate flavors using stevia to perfection.)

Chocolate Cacao (Sweetness Scale 6/10)

The Chocolate Cacao flavor of Garden of Life RAW Protein and Greens is a nice combination of being mildly sweet and subtly bitter with hints of dark chocolate/cacao.

Garden of Life Protein and Greens Vanilla ReviewThe flavor of this protein powder is minimally earthy and righteously chocolatey, making a great option in many applications - even just milk or water.

Vanilla (Sweetness Scale 6/10) 

Second on the Garden of Life RAW Protein line-up was Vanilla. This one had somewhat a funky aroma, but that didn't seem to reflect the taste. Also infused with stevia, the sweetness was there, but not super sweet (like Vega Protein & Greens.)

The vanilla flavor was mildly earthy, but still smooth (again, no grit.) While this wasn't my favorite flavor to review, it's still a mildly-sweet vegan protein powder for vanilla lovers.

Lightly Sweet (Sweetness Scale 3/10)

Garden of Life Raw Protein Greens Review Lightly Sweet
The last flavor in the series of reviews, Garden of Life RAW Protein and Greens Lightly Sweet, is now one of my top favorite vegan protein powders. Using 6 grams of organic cane sugar per serving (and "organic vanilla flavors"), the level of sweetness was perfectly on-point (in my opinion, of course.) The taste had mild hints of almond and nuttiness, vanilla bean, and minimal earthy undertones. 

Overall, with respect to both taste and nutritional composition, the Lightly Sweet is one plant-based protein powder I would use to supplement recovery for certain forms of training.

For more information supporting this Garden of Life RAW Protein and Greens review, visit GardenOfLife.com.

To shop all flavors of Garden of Life RAW Protein and Greens, visit Amazon.com.