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      Garden of Life Raw Meal Mini - Vanilla Spiced Chai (17.4 Ounces Powder)

      • Form: Powder

      • Flavor: Vanilla Spiced Chai

      • Serving Size: 1 SCOOP (35 G)

      • Number Of Servings: 14 Servings

      • Price Per Serving:  ($1.71 / serving)

      • Weight: 24 OZ

      Product Label

        Garden of Life RAW MealTM Beyond Organic Snack AND Meal Replacement

        • RAW
        • VEGAN
        • CERTIFIED ORGANIC
        • GLUTEN FREE
        • DAIRY FREE
        • LACTOSE FREE
        • SOY FREE
        • NO FILLERS
        • NO SYNTHETIC NUTRIENTS
        • NO ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS 0R SWEETENERS
        • NO PRESERVATIVES
        • NO PEA PROTEIN

        Empower yourself to achieve your Extraordinary Health Goals the easy and delicious way - reach for super-nutritious RAW Meal™ when you need a satisfying SNACK or you want an on-the-go MEAL. Garden of Life's RAW Meal™ is truly satisfying - truly nutritious - truly good for you - body and soul. RAW Meal™ provides the nutrition of a well-balanced meal in a convenient on-the-go powder. In one healthy serving you'll get:
        Sustained energy and support to build, maintain and repair lean muscle mass from 34g of RAW Certified Organic plant protein - a complete protein with 13 organic sprouted grains, seeds and legumes - and a biological value of 98.2%! Naturally filling and satisfies hunger with 64% DV of Fiber - all from Certified Organic grains, seeds, legumes, fruits and sea veggies Total support for your overall health and well-being from 20 essential vitamins and minerals Support for your immune and digestive systems from live probiotics and enzymes

        RAW MealTM provides a complete suite of essential amino acids. For more
        information on the amino acid profile visit us at www.gardenoflife.com.

        Why RAW Really Matters:
        Heat can denature proteins, reducing their availability to your body. But Garden of Life's Certified Organic plant proteins are different; always gently produced at low temperatures, without any added fillers or carriers (like maltodextrin which can come from GMO corn) preserving their complete amino acid integrity and whole-food, Certified Organic, NON-GMO goodness.

        TRUE SUSTAINABILITY
        Garden of Life's commitment to sustainability begins with Organic farming.
        CERTIFIED ORGANIC plant protein from sprouted grains and legumes is truly good for our planet, unlike conventional farming practices that utilize 150+ synthetic pesticides leaching into our water supply and soil, promoting genetically modified seed crops and reducing our planet's biodiversity. In addition to CERTIFIED ORGANIC farming practices Garden of Life uses recyclable packaging, vegetable inks, sustainably farmed papers and 100% certified renewable wind energy credits to run our company's

      Directions
      Mix 1 level scoop (scoop included) with 8 ounces of water for a shake. Mix 2 level scoops with 16 ounces of water for a meal. Delicious with unsweetened almond or rice milk.

      Warning
      Store in a cool, dry place. Do not use if safety seal is broken or missing. Keep out of reach of children. Packaged by weight, not volume. Settling may occur.

    • Does not contain
      Contains no filler ingredients, artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners or preservatives.

    • Garden of Life

      Raw Meal Mini Supplement Facts

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      Supplement Facts

      Serving Size 1 SCOOP (35 G)

      Servings Per Container 14.000000

        Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
      Calories 120  N/A*
      Calories From Fat 10  N/A*
      Total Fat 1 Gm 2%
      Saturated Fat 0 Gm N/A*
      Polyunsaturated Fat< 0.5 Gm N/A*
      Monounsaturated Fat< 0 Gm N/A*
      TRANS FAT 0 Gm N/A*
      Cholesterol 0 Mg N/A*
      Sodium 5 Mg N/A*
      Potassium 130 Mg 4%
      Total Carbohydrate 7 Gm 2%
      Dietary Fiber 5 Gm 20%
      Soluble Fiber 2 Gm N/A*
      Insoluble Fiber 4 Gm N/A*
      Sugars 1 Gm N/A*
      Protein 20 Gm 40%
      Vitamin A 15%
      Vitamin C 50%
      Calcium 8%
      Iron 15%
      Vitamin D 50%
      Vitamin E 50%
      Vitamin K 50%
      Thiamin 50%
      RIBOFLAVIN 50%
      Niacin 50%
      Vitamin B6 50%
      Folate 50%
      Vitamin B12 100%
      Biotin 15%
      Pantothenic Acid 50%
      Magnesium 15%
      Zinc 35%
      Selenium 50%
      Manganese 50%
      Chromium 80%
      Molybdenum 50%

      *Daily value not established

      Other Ingredients:

      Organic RAW Sprouted Protein Blend: Organic Sprouted Brown Rice Protein, Organic Moringa (leaf), Organic Amaranth (sprout), Organic Buckwheat (sprout), Organic Millet (pearl & sprout), Organic Quinoa (sprout), Organic Chia Seed (sprout), OrganicAdzuki Bean (sprout), Organic Flax Seed (sprout), Organic Garbanzo Bean (sprout), Organic Lentil (sprout), Organic Pumpkin Seed (sprout), Organic Sesame Seed (sprout), Organic Sunflower Seed (sprout) Organic RAW Fiber Blend: Organic Flax Meal, Organic Chia Seed Organic RAW Fruit & Vegetable Blend: Organic Spinach (leaf), Organic Baobab (fruit), Organic Apple (fruit), Organic Beet (root), Organic Broccoli (stalk & flower), Organic Carrot (root), Organic Tomato (fruit), Organic Strawberry (fruit), Organic Tart Cherry (fruit), Organic Blackberry (fruit), Organic Green Bell Pepper(fruit), Organic Brussels Sprout (leaf), OrganicBlueberry (fruit), Organic Ginger (root), Organic Garlic (bulb), Organic Green Onion (bulb), Organic Raspberry (fruit), Organic Parsley (leaf), Organic Cauliflower (flower & stem), Organic Red Cabbage (leaf), Organic Kale (leaf), Organic Cucumber (gourd), Organic Celery (stalk), Organic Asparagus (flower & stem) Organic Flavor Blend: Organic Chai Flavor, Organic Vanilla Flavor, Organic Stevia Extract (leaf), Organic Cinnamon Organic RAW Greens Blend: Organic Spirulina, Organic Alfalfa Grass Juice, Organic Barley Grass Juice, Organic Oat Grass Juice, Organic Wheat Grass Juice RAW Probiotic & Enzyme Blend: Lipase, Protease, Aspergillopepsin, beta-Glucanase, Cellulase, Bromelain, Phytase, Lactase, Papain, Peptidase, Pectinase, Xylanase, Hemicellulase, [Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus bulgaricus] (1.5 Billion/3 Billion CFU)

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      Garden of LifeRaw Meal Mini - 1.2 Pound Powder
       
      3.3

      (based on 12 reviews)

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      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      LOVE this Stuff!!

      I use Garden of Life Raw Protein (all flavors) in our morning protein smoothies and LOVE it! Less chalky than other brands and has more flavor, plus made from RAW sources. Also...Read complete review

      I use Garden of Life Raw Protein (all flavors) in our morning protein smoothies and LOVE it! Less chalky than other brands and has more flavor, plus made from RAW sources. Also love that it is vegan as my daughter is lactose intolerant. The person who said this flavor tastes awful obvious doesn't know how to mix it. We use it with vanilla almond milk and frozen bananas in the blender and it tastes great!

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      Gritty

      I should have listened to the cashier on this one. He tried to warn me. I mixed it with Almond milk in a blender bottle. I couldn't get it down. I had to...Read complete review

      I should have listened to the cashier on this one. He tried to warn me. I mixed it with Almond milk in a blender bottle. I couldn't get it down. I had to spit it out. It really was awful. Very gritty and didn't really taste like vanilla chai at all. I was hoping it would replicate the taste of the premixed Svelte vanilla chai (I know the nutrition isn't the same, but at least I could not only swallow, but enjoy the svelte). FitMiss has a vanilla chai powder that is much better tasting than this as well.
      Thank heaven for the Vitamin Shoppe return policy. This is going back.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Good stuff

      By Carol W.

      from San Francisco Bay Area CA

      Verified Reviewer

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            Comments about Garden of Life Raw Meal Mini - 1.2 Pound Powder:

            I use a scoop of the Raw Meal in the blender with 2-3 bananas and 2 cups of water. Fastest smoothie ever. Tastes great. I actually like the texture and think it adds to the natural feel of the product. Have repurchased several times. Makes a nice addition to my plant-based protein rotation.

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            3.0

            flavor is great buttttttttt

            By Jaybird

            from chesapeake va

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Chia Tea
            • Flavor
            • Raw Meal
            • Veggie

            Cons

            • Gritty

            Best Uses

            • Smoothie

            Comments about Garden of Life Raw Meal Mini - 1.2 Pound Powder:

            I have mixed this with almond milk and just plain water. The taste/flavor is great but, it is gritty. No matter what its blended with. I use fruit and veggies. It doesnt matter it stays gritty. If that one thing could be fixed it would be my favorite.

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            1.0

            Gritty

            By nightbird

            from NJ

            Verified Reviewer

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                  Comments about Garden of Life Raw Meal Mini - 1.2 Pound Powder:

                  I should have listened to the cashier on this one. He tried to warn me. I mixed it with Almond milk in a blender bottle. I couldn't get it down. I had to spit it out. It really was awful. Very gritty and didn't really taste like vanilla chai at all. I was hoping it would replicate the taste of the premixed Svelte vanilla chai (I know the nutrition isn't the same, but at least I could not only swallow, but enjoy the svelte). FitMiss has a vanilla chai powder that is much better tasting than this as well.
                  Thank heaven for the Vitamin Shoppe return policy. This is going back.

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                  • No

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Yum

                  By Meekee

                  from Newport News, va

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Better Than Shakeology
                  • Energizing
                  • Filling
                  • Yummy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Pre Workout Energy

                    Comments about Garden of Life Raw Meal Mini - 1.2 Pound Powder:

                    You know what? I went to the Vitamin Shoppe here in my city of Newport News. The cashier looked at me and asked, "have you had this before?" I responded with a no. He immediately got a smirk on his face and proceeded to tell me how interesting the taste was. I suppose this was a warning, I don't know. Anyway, I think this shake is pretty darn tasty. My fiancé and I both liked it. We mixed one scoop with unsweetened, original almond milk and a frozen banana. If anyone has had vanilla Shakeology, the taste is similar, but in my opinion the raw meal tastes better than vanilla Shakeology, I was a Shakeology drinker for 3 years and I hunk I'm now going to switch over to raw meal. Don't let anyone tell you this tastes gross. It's delicious, we drank it at 9 and it's noon right now and we're just now starting to get hungry. It gave me plenty of energy for my jog as well. Love it.

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                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    Try another flavor

                    By nmmom

                    from Mountains of NM

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                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Gluten Free
                    • Protein Source
                    • Soy free

                    Cons

                    • Not Vanilla Chai Flavor

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Garden of Life Raw Meal Mini - 1.2 Pound Powder:

                      This is supposed to taste like Vanilla Spiced Chai but is more like Vanilla Berry Smoothie. Very disappointed in the flavor as I like vanilla & chai. If you like vanilla & berry smoothie you will probably like this but don't get it if you think it will taste like the name says!

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Plant Based Protein

                      By Amanda B

                      from Long Island, NY

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Dairy Free
                      • Plant Protein
                      • reasonable price
                      • Satisfying
                      • tastes good

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Healthy Shake
                        • Meal replacement
                        • Post workout
                        • Pre workout
                        • Protein

                        Comments about Garden of Life Raw Meal Mini - 1.2 Pound Powder:

                        I'm an active person and lactose intolerant, I wanted to find a dairy free protein other than soy. One of the guys in the store recommended this, along with a couple other plant based proteins. I love chai anything, so the flavor caught my attention. While it doesn't taste exactly like vanilla chai, it does have that sweet-spice taste. I've had it mixed with both soy milk and water, and either way it tastes good and fills you up. Very satisfying taste and feeling. Will buy again!

                        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        LOVE this Stuff!!

                        By Gluten Free Review

                        from Pittsburgh, PA

                        Pros

                        • Flavorful
                        • Gluten-free
                        • Less Chalky
                        • Raw
                        • Vegan

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Smoothies

                          Comments about Garden of Life Raw Meal Mini - 1.2 Pound Powder:

                          I use Garden of Life Raw Protein (all flavors) in our morning protein smoothies and LOVE it! Less chalky than other brands and has more flavor, plus made from RAW sources. Also love that it is vegan as my daughter is lactose intolerant. The person who said this flavor tastes awful obvious doesn't know how to mix it. We use it with vanilla almond milk and frozen bananas in the blender and it tastes great!

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                          • No

                          (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          The Taste is Repulsive

                          By PDX Skier

                          from Portland, OR

                          Pros

                          • Filling
                          • Good for you

                          Cons

                          • Tastes terrible

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Garden of Life Raw Meal Mini - 1.2 Pound Powder:

                            I literally almost threw the drink away at my first sip. I have had veggie-based drinks before, and this one was simply gagging. I sucked it down, but I think you HAVE to mix it with something else other than just water because I absolutely could not stand the flavor and after-taste of this drink. It did make me feel full though, which is the only redeeming thing about the drink.

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                            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            2.0

                            Drink fast

                            By Me Myself and I

                            from Virginia

                            Pros

                            • Feel Like You Ate A Meal
                            • Made From Good Stuff

                            Cons

                            • Gets Really Thick
                            • Tastes Kind Of Nasty

                            Best Uses

                            • Excellent Meal Replacemen

                            Comments about Garden of Life Raw Meal Mini - 1.2 Pound Powder:

                            I love Chai everything...until now. This product is really good for you and it tastes like it. Gack! Drink fast because it gets thicker and thicker. I made the "meal" serving and had to add more water to thin it out since I couldn't drink it fast enough. It fills you up with goodness but don't expect a great chai flavor.

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                            (2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            1.0

                            Too much iron

                            By Jon

                            from Washington, DC

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                                  Comments about Garden of Life Raw Meal Mini - 1.2 Pound Powder:

                                  The information provided under the "Supplemental Facts" tab is incorrect. It states that there are no added vitamins and minerals when in fact a one-scoop serving includes 50% of just about everything, including, to my regret, iron. Too much iron can be a particular problem for men, who typically get plenty from their diet. I would not have purchased this product had I known it had added iron. (I had unfortunately relied on The Vitamin Shoppe to get something as straightforward as that correct.) Aside from the iron, I generally try to avoid products like this as I already take a multi-vitamin and don't need more. I will use up this tub slowly over time, but will never buy it again.

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                                  • No

                                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Really impressed

                                  By Arianna

                                  from Saratoga Springs, NY

                                  Pros

                                  • Fills you up
                                  • Good price
                                  • Tastes Great
                                  • Versatile

                                  Cons

                                  • Texture Is Somewhat Thick

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Adding Extra Nutrition
                                  • Breakfast on the go
                                  • Post workout

                                  Comments about Garden of Life Raw Meal Mini - 1.2 Pound Powder:

                                  I'm very excited that I found this product. Just got it in the mail tonight and I whipped up my first drink...coconut milk, cinnamon, honey, blackberries, strawberries and then the chai powder. I thought that it tasted fantastic. I can definitely taste the chai influence in there. Most of all I'm happy to find a protein powder that isn't soy or whey based (or filled with terrible ingredients). I'm new to the brand and new to sprout based proteins. I think it's going to be a while before I will buy more (it's a decent sized container) but I will repurchase again when the time comes. As a 23 year old female I'm not using this product for weight loss, but more so as a nutritious organic meal on the go or to fill me up after weight training and cardio.

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                                  • No

                                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Not bad

                                  By candi

                                  from Philadelphia

                                  Pros

                                  • Keeps you full
                                  • Organic

                                  Cons

                                  • Expensive
                                  • Taste Is Strange

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Diet Aide
                                  • Meal replacement

                                  Comments about Garden of Life Raw Meal Mini - 1.2 Pound Powder:

                                  Tired this brand for the first time and I was pretty impressed. I first tried the powder with just almond milk, and it was ok. I managed to drink it, but it didn't taste great, it was very powdery. The next morning I tried it with a banana and some coconut water and it was great, very enjoyable. The plain flavor doesn't really resemble chai at all, more like a vanilla. What I liked the most is it kept me full for hours and I only used the smaller serving size (1/2 the scoop). It says this is a "snack" serving, but especially if you add fruit, I think its more than enough. Perhaps if you are a full grown man, you need the entire serving for a meal. Also you really need a blender to mix it properly.

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                                  This is great for a healthy quick meal or snack. It fills me up and the vanilla chai is my favorite flavor.
                                  April P on Jul 27, 2015
                                  I experience this "raw meal" as an ample and nourishing snack (partial serving). But I also add a salad to make it more of a meal (for me).
                                  Paul S on May 25, 2015
                                  Favorite quick breakfast
                                  Nataly R on Jun 13, 2015
                                  healthy choice for a protein supplement
                                  lisa f on May 15, 2015
                                  Does this keep you full ? Which flavors taste the best?
                                  A Vitamin Shoppe customer on May 5, 2014
                                  Best Answer: I have Raw Meal 2x/day. My flavor of choice is chocolate cacao. When I'm wanting to mix w/berries, bananas, almond butter, I use vanilla spiced chai. If you're a fan of chai, I think you'll enjoy it.
                                  In terms of keeping you full, it's going to depend on how you make your shake. I blend w/almond milk,water, coconut water, flax & chia, fresh spinach & kale and sometimes half banana. For a caffeine kick, I add ground, instant espresso (freshly brewed espresso would be even better).
                                  Hope this helps. Enjoy!
                                  Reply · Report · Mariesa K on May 5, 2014
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                                  Is it ok for children to have this? Also, my 7 year old is allergic to nuts, soy, dairy (milk) and eggs. Just want to verify that it is free of those allergens.
                                  Thanks so much.
                                  nicki b on Sep 3, 2013
                                  Best Answer: The webpage displayed for Raw Meal Mini - Vanilla Spiced Chai states the product is vegan, which means it is free of animal products such as dairy and eggs. The product is also listed as "soy free," meaning that it does not contain soy or soy derived ingredients.

                                  Nonetheless, for serious inquiries such as consumption and allergies (nuts and the above) you absolutely should contact the manufacturer directly and not anyone else before you make the final decision.

                                  Visit the website for Garden of Life, contact the company via e-mail.
                                  Reply · Report · Christopher W on Sep 3, 2013
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                                  Do you know if the Vanilla Spiced Chai can be heated wthout compromising the nutritional quality?
                                  A Vitamin Shoppe customer on Jul 3, 2014
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