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      Garden of Life Raw Meal (2.6 Pound Powder)

      • Form: Powder

      • Serving Size: 2 LEVEL SCOOPS

      • Number Of Servings: 14 Servings

      • Price Per Serving:  ($3.00 / serving)

      • Weight: 48 OZ

      Product Label

        • New Improved Taste!
        • Beyond Organic Meal Replacement Formula
        • 26 Superfoods - RAW Organic
        • Sprouts, Seeds and Greens
        • 20 Vitamin Code® Vitamins and Minerals
        • Providing at least 100% Daily Value of 16 Key Nutrients
        • 34g Protein
        • 9g Fiber
        • 2.5g Fat
        • Live Probiotic Enzymes
        • Naturally Filling*Satisfies Hunger*Provides Energy
        • Raw*Vegan*Gluten Free*Dairy Free
        • USDA Organic
        • Garden of Life® RAW Meal™ - Beyond Organic Meal Replacement
        • When you want the best for your body, feed it Garden of Life® RAW Meal™ - a high protein, high fiber, certified organic, RAW meal replacement powder that provides the nutrition of a well-balanced, healthy meal in one delicious serving. RAW Meal™ goes Beyond Organic - providing live probiotics and enzymes, VITAMIN CODE® RAW Food-Created Nutrients™ and Code Factors™ such as Beta-glucans, SOD, glutathione and CoQ10.
        • RAW Meal™ is an excellent source of complete protein, including all essential amino acids, crucial building blocks to good health. One RAW Meal™ serving provides 34 grams of protein from RAW organic sprouts plus 9 grams of soluble and insoluble fiber. A super-concentrated source of nutrition, RAW Meal™ is also an excellent source of 20 VITAMIN CODE® vitamins and minerals in the form of RAW Food-Created Nutrients™ and RAW Food-Chelated Minerals™ for targeted delivery and natural recognition by your body.
        • RAW Meal™ contains 26 RAW, organic superfoods including sprouts, seeds, greens and fruits plus live probiotics and enzymes for healthy digestion. RAW Meal™ is naturally filling, satisfies hunger and provides energy. RAW Meal™ has a natural flavor for maximum taste flexibility and enjoyment.
        • A convenient meal-on-the go, RAW Meal™ is suitable for almost anyone including those on vegetarian or vegan diets, those on low carbohydrate diets or those with gastrointestinal sensitivities to milk, whey, soy, or other protein sources. RAW Meal™ supports healthy weigh loss when used in place of a meal as part of a balanced diet plan.
        • Provides the nutrition of a well-balanced, healthy meal
        • Naturally filling, satisfies hunger, provides energy
        • Excellent source of RAW organic plant-based protein (34g) - including all essential amino acids
        • Excellent source of 20 VITAMIN CODE® vitamins and minerals - RAW Food-Created Nutrients™ and RAW Food-Chelated Minerals™ that enable targeted delivery and natural recognition by your body
        • Excellent source of soluble and insoluble fiber (9g)
        • Provides live probiotics and enzymes for healthy digestion
        • Made exclusively from RAW, natural, plant-based, whole foods - uncooked, untreated, unadulterated
        • Contains 13 RAW organic sprouts, 4 RAW organic cereal grass juices, 5 RAW organic fruits, spirulina and chlorella
        • No trans fats
        • Raw
        • Vegan
        • Organic
        • Gluten Free
        • Dairy Free
        • Lactose Free
        • No Fillers
        • No Isolates
        • No Synthetic Nutrients
        • No Artificial Sweeteners
        • No Preservatives
        • RAW Meal™ provides a complete suite of essential amino acids.
        • Your decision to purchase organic is not only an investment in your health, but in the health of the planet for generations to come.

      Directions
      Mix 2 level scoops with 16 ounces of water or low sugar juice. Intended to replace one meal daily.

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

    • Does not contain
      AND PRESERVATIVES., ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS, DAIRY, FILLERS, GLUTEN, ISOLATES, LACTOSE, SOY ALLERGENS, SYNTHETIC NUTRIENTS

    • Garden of Life

      Raw Meal Supplement Facts

      How do you read a supplement facts label?

      Supplement Facts

      Serving Size 2 LEVEL SCOOPS

      Servings Per Container 14.000000

        Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
      Calories 280  N/A*
      Calories From Fat 40  N/A*
      Total Fat 4 Gm 6%
      Saturated Fat 1.5 Gm 8%
      Polyunsaturated Fat 2 Gm N/A*
      Monounsaturated Fat 1 Gm N/A*
      TRANS FAT 0 Gm N/A*
      Cholesterol 0 Mg N/A*
      Sodium 50 Mg 2%
      Potassium 474 Mg 14%
      Total Carbohydrate 38 Gm 13%
      Dietary Fiber 14 Gm 56%
      Soluble Fiber 3 Gm N/A*
      Insoluble Fiber 11 Gm N/A*
      Sugars 21 Gm N/A*
      Protein 33 Gm 66%
      Vitamin A 1500 IU 30%
      Vitamin C 60 Mg 100%
      Calcium 348 Mg 35%
      Iron 18 Mg 100%
      Vitamin D 400 IU 100%
      VITAMIN E COMPLEX (ALPHA-TOCOTRIENOL, BETA-TOCOTRIENOL, GAMMA- TOCOTRIENOL, DELTA-TOCOTRIENOL, ALPHA-TOCOPHEROL, BETA-TOCOPHEROL, GAMMA-TOCOPHEROL) 30 IU 100%
      VITAMIN K (RAW MK-7) 80 Mcg 100%
      THIAMIN (B1) 1.5 Mg 100%
      RIBOFLAVIN (B2) 1.7 Mg 100%
      NIACINAMIDE (B3) 20 Mg 100%
      VITAMIN B6 (AS PYRIDOXINE) 2 Mg 100%
      Biotin 30 Mcg 10%
      Pantothenic Acid(B5) 10 Mg 100%
      Magnesium 125 Mg 31%
      Zinc 15 Mg 100%
      Selenium 10 Mcg 15%
      Manganese 2 Mg 100%
      Chromium 120 Mcg 100%
      Molybdenum 75 Mcg 100%

      *Daily value not established

      Other Ingredients:

      Organic RAW Sprout Blend (Organic Sprouted Brown Rice, Organic Sprouted Brown Rice Sweetener (from Organic Sprouted Brown Rice)), Organic Amaranth Sprout, Organic Quinoa Sprout, Organic Millet Sprout, Organic Buckwheat Sprout, Organic Garbanzo Bean Sprout, Organic Kidney Bean Sprout, Organic Lentil Sprout, Organic Adzuki Bean Sprout, Organic Flax Seed Sprout, Organic Sunflower Seed Sprout, Organic Pumpkin Seed Sprout, Organic Chia Seed Sprout, Organic Sesame Seed Sprout) Organic RAW Flax and Coconut Blend (Organic Flax flour, Organic Coconut flour), RAW Green Food and Fruit Blend (Organic Oat Grass juice, Spirulina, High Protein Chlorella, Organic Alfalfa Grass Juice, Organic Barley Grass Juice, Organic Wheat Grass Juice, Organic Strawberry, Organic Cherry, Organic Blackberry, Organic Blueberry, Organic Raspberry), RAW Enzyme and Probiotic Blend (Bacillus coagulans, Proteases, Amylase, Lactase, Glucoamylase, alpha-Galactosidase, Lipase, Pectinase, Peptidase, Bromelain, Phytase, Hemicellulase, beta-Glucanase, Papain, Cellulase, Xylanase, Diastase, Invertase) Organic RAW Vanilla Extract, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Lactobacillus bulgaricus. CONTAINS: Tree nuts (Coconut)

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      Garden of Life

      Raw Meal Reviews

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      Garden of LifeRaw Meal - 2.6 Pound Powder
       
      4.1

      (based on 44 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (25)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (11)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (3)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (4)

      77%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Nutritional (18)
      • Quality (17)
      • Convenience (16)
      • Provides A boost (13)
      • Satisfaction (13)

      Cons

      • Tough to swallow (6)
      • Bad flavor (3)
      • Tastes bad (3)

      Best Uses

      • Meal replacement (17)
      • Everyday use (13)
      • Men (7)
      • Women (7)
      • As A snack (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Rarely work out (4), Competitive athlete (3), Weekend warrior (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Another Great Garden of Life Product

      I've been buying Garden of Life products for awhile (vitamins, coconut oil, etc.) so naturally I looked to GOL for a protein/meal replacement mix. I read a lot of reviews all...Read complete review

      I've been buying Garden of Life products for awhile (vitamins, coconut oil, etc.) so naturally I looked to GOL for a protein/meal replacement mix. I read a lot of reviews all over before purchasing the product. I was scared to order because of the bad reviews on taste and how hard it was to use, but I didn't let that stop me from ordering.

      The first morning I tried using the replacement powder, I followed the instructions and put 2 scoops of powder in my smoothie. That was a mistake. It was gritty, thick and I couldn't drink it. The next attempt at trying it, I added a little more liquid to my smoothie, and tried using only 1 scoop. Smoothie was much better! It's still kind of thick, but I love having a thick smoothie. (Hint: You could eat it with a spoon if you'd like. It's kind of like a frozen soft serve treat.) It keeps me pretty full even at the 1 scoop.. in fact, sometimes I have a hard time finishing my smoothie because I already start to feel full.

      This is my daily breakfast routine:

      I pour filtered water into the blender. I don't have a measurement, I just kind of eyeball it.
      Next, I add yogurt. I use yogurt from Thomas Organic Creamery (local farm, if you're in Michigan check these people out). It is a nonhomogenized low pasturized yogurt from heirloom cows and it doesn't make me sick like conventional dairy, so I can enjoy it daily.
      Next, I break apart a whole organic banana and throw it in. I pour 1 scoop of raw meal on top, then add frozen organic raspberries. No measurment for the raspberries either, but I do use a lot. This prevents the smoothie from turning green. With all the raspberries, it's still a pretty pink color.

      Breakfast is the one thing I look forward to everyday. I love this product and will continue to buy. Don't let the bad reviews stop you from purchasing a really great product. Experiment with it and modify it to make it work for you!

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      High in Sugar!

      I would recommend sticking with the flavored versions that have half the amount of sugar as this one does. This one has over 20g of sugar per serving. If you need low carb,...Read complete review

      I would recommend sticking with the flavored versions that have half the amount of sugar as this one does. This one has over 20g of sugar per serving. If you need low carb, then get their RAW Protein Powder and add in their Perfect Meal powder for a great nutritional meal without all the carbs.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Even my kids loved it.

      By Emily the sometime vegetarian

      from Chattanooga, TN

      About Me Weekend Warrior

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Provides A Boost
      • Tastes Good

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Meal Replacement
        • Women

        Comments about Garden of Life Raw Meal - 2.6 Pound Powder:

        I was looking for something to drink in the morning for breakfast. I used 1 scoop because I read lots of places that remended halving it. I mixed in a blender with Almond milk, blueberrys, and pineapple. I like a smoothie consistancy so I added some ice. First sip is a tiny bit gritty but second sip is better and you can taste the vanilla which helps. My hyusband drank it and said he would drink it and my 20 month old was up when I made it and had a small cup of her and she drank it all.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Easy nutritional meal for on the go

        By SaraB8686

        from Chicago, IL

        About Me Rarely Work Out

        Pros

        • Nutritional

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Use
          • Meal Replacement

          Comments about Garden of Life Raw Meal - 2.6 Pound Powder:

          Sooo... after reading reviews, I anticipated the taste to be close to unbearable but I really wanted to try this product. I blended a banana and added it to the Raw Meal powder and then shook it up real, real well in my Blender Bottle. I was mentally prepared for it to taste horrible, however, with the banana added, it didn't taste as bad as I was expecting! I used 16oz of water and the consistency was rather thick and mildly gritty but it didn't bother me.

          It is not visually appealing at all. In fact, the description that comes to mind is "swamp water". However, if your goal is to consume a nutritional drink, this is it! I will continue to consume it daily.

          (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best Protein Ever

          By Patty

          from Wisconsin

          About Me Runner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Value
          • Nutritional

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Meal Replacement
            • Men
            • Women

            Comments about Garden of Life Raw Meal - 2.6 Pound Powder:

            I've tried A LOT of different protein powders over the last 15 years and this one is by far the best. Why? First, because there are no chemical sugar substitutes.

            Second, I can make it any flavor I want. Now, I know if you drink this plain, it doesn't taste very good. I never drink it plain.

            However, that's the beauty in this product. I can make whatever flavor type of shake I want. For example, I use plain almond milk, 1/2 banana, 1 tsp of cocoa powder (yes, the kind you bake with), 1/4 tsp cinnamon and a drop or two of vanilla extract.

            It is delicious!

            This protein has amazing nutrients in it, no chemical sweeteners and gives you the flexibility to experiment with different fruits, flavors you can add yourself.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            great for engery and hunger

            By juan

            from inglewood, ca

            About Me Competitive Athlete

            Pros

            • Nutritional

            Cons

            • Tough To Swallow

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Use
            • Meal Replacement
            • Men

            Comments about Garden of Life Raw Meal - 2.6 Pound Powder:

            i use it for a meal replacement only

            (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            High in Sugar!

            By Doc Holliday

            from CA

            About Me Weekend Warrior

            Pros

            • Provides A Boost

            Cons

            • Too High In Sugar

            Best Uses

              Comments about Garden of Life Raw Meal - 2.6 Pound Powder:

              I would recommend sticking with the flavored versions that have half the amount of sugar as this one does. This one has over 20g of sugar per serving. If you need low carb, then get their RAW Protein Powder and add in their Perfect Meal powder for a great nutritional meal without all the carbs.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Good stuff

              By Lily

              from Cal

              About Me Full Time Mommy

              Pros

              • Good Value
              • Nutritional
              • Provides A Boost

              Cons

              • Tastes Bad

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Use
              • Meal Replacement

              Comments about Garden of Life Raw Meal - 2.6 Pound Powder:

              Overall, I like this product. It works as a quick shake in the morning and afternoon and then I have a light luch. It is very filling; however, the taste is a bit icky on its own. You have to mix this with juice and fruit in a blender to really drink it. Otherwise, it is tough to get down. Blended with fruit and a juice this product works! Loosing a lot of inches with this so far.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A Good All-Around Meal Replacement

              By SheKnitsAlot

              from Long Island, NY

              About Me Health conscious

              Pros

              • Good Value
              • Nutritional

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • As A Snack
                • Meal Replacement

                Comments about Garden of Life Raw Meal - 2.6 Pound Powder:

                I use this as a meal replacement or a snack, mixing it with either water, juice, soy or almond milk, and sometimes fruit. I don't follow the suggested measurements, using my own judgment instead. As advertised on the label, the powder really does have a neutral flavor. What I particularly like about this product is: NO STEVIA, which I find to be too sweet. Yes, it's a thick concoction, but unless you've got a really sensitive gag reflex, it shouldn't pose a problem.

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Mixes like concrete

                By Brunkmann

                from Tampa Fl

                About Me Runner

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Tastes Bad
                  • Tough To Swallow

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Garden of Life Raw Meal - 2.6 Pound Powder:

                    Tried Garden of Life Raw Meal, my local helath food store really recommended this one. I've got to say, I have never had such difficulty with mixing a product, it will not dissolve. It turns into a thick paste that you could use to set bathroom tile.

                    It also leaves a rough after taste that requires you brushing your teeth as well as drinking lots of water to wash it out.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Doesn't taste that bad!

                    By Jackie

                    from Cape Coral, FL

                    About Me Light Workout - 4x's Week

                    See all my reviews

                    Pros

                    • Nutritional
                    • Provides A Boost
                    • Tastes Good

                    Cons

                    • A bit expensive

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday Use
                    • Meal Replacement

                    Comments about Garden of Life Raw Meal - 2.6 Pound Powder:

                    As a gluten free vegetarian, being anemic this product is perfect for me. I am unable to take vitamins as they upset my stomach. I was worried about the taste after reading all the reviews, but I use it along with other things I need to take, and it tastes pretty good. In a blender I put a 1/2 banana, blueberries, 2 tablespoon of ground organic faxseed, and one cup of light soy milk. I blend it for about a minute. You need to drink it pretty fast or it gets too think to drink. I do this twice a day to get the whole value of the vitamins, etc. I don't do the two scoops with two cups of soy milk at one time because it is too much to drink quickly and it gets too thick. I have finished one container and ordered another. It definately improved my energy level.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Great Once You Get Used to It

                    By Eriatsila

                    from Colorado Springs, CO

                    About Me 5-6 Daysweek 30-60min, Regular Jane

                    Pros

                    • Nutritional
                    • Tastes Good

                    Cons

                    • 'unaided' Taste Is Bland
                    • Can Thicken Quickly

                    Best Uses

                    • As A Snack
                    • Everyday Use
                    • Meal Replacement

                    Comments about Garden of Life Raw Meal - 2.6 Pound Powder:

                    Kay so I will admit I prefer doing my protein with water so I don't add extra calories - but if you do that with this, it will taste like sand...And so this container sat for months while I tried to figure out how not to waste it. (I had gotten this as I was trying to eat more Raw foods while I was deployed - not an easy task as the chow hall oversteams all its veggies.) After a while I re-read the back and it mentions mixing with a low sugar juice...Hmmm - haven't done that before...So I mixed with half apple juice and half water. Suddenly - it tasted like Apple pie! Not too shabby.

                    Now that I am back in the states I like to use a 50% white grape/peach blend with 50% water and it tastes like peach pie. I am happy and this has become my morning brekkie and once in the afternoon. I also mix in 4 shakes of cayenne thanks to a friends giving me a raw juice while visiting her and liking the kick and the anti-inflamatory quality.

                    If you are used to standard protein shakes this will take some getting used to as there is nothing added to sweeten it like you will find in everything else. And I wouldn't drink this without a juice to give it some flavor. But if you are looking to get some good quality protein, from a vegetarian, raw source. This is your drink.

                    Final note - you will want to drink this pretty quickly as it will solidify pretty fast. (this is even more true if you get the chocolate verision - which is phenomenal with chocolate Almond milk and, of course - cayenne pepper)

                    Thank you Garden of Life for a great alternative to the standard protien market that is filled with ingredients I can't even pronounce.

                    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Another Great Garden of Life Product

                    By J

                    from Livonia, Michigan

                    About Me Health conscious, Rarely Work Out

                    See all my reviews

                    Pros

                    • Good Value
                    • Nutritional
                    • Provides A Boost

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Breakfast
                      • Everyday Use
                      • Meal Replacement
                      • Men
                      • Women

                      Comments about Garden of Life Raw Meal - 2.6 Pound Powder:

                      I've been buying Garden of Life products for awhile (vitamins, coconut oil, etc.) so naturally I looked to GOL for a protein/meal replacement mix. I read a lot of reviews all over before purchasing the product. I was scared to order because of the bad reviews on taste and how hard it was to use, but I didn't let that stop me from ordering.

                      The first morning I tried using the replacement powder, I followed the instructions and put 2 scoops of powder in my smoothie. That was a mistake. It was gritty, thick and I couldn't drink it. The next attempt at trying it, I added a little more liquid to my smoothie, and tried using only 1 scoop. Smoothie was much better! It's still kind of thick, but I love having a thick smoothie. (Hint: You could eat it with a spoon if you'd like. It's kind of like a frozen soft serve treat.) It keeps me pretty full even at the 1 scoop.. in fact, sometimes I have a hard time finishing my smoothie because I already start to feel full.

                      This is my daily breakfast routine:

                      I pour filtered water into the blender. I don't have a measurement, I just kind of eyeball it.
                      Next, I add yogurt. I use yogurt from Thomas Organic Creamery (local farm, if you're in Michigan check these people out). It is a nonhomogenized low pasturized yogurt from heirloom cows and it doesn't make me sick like conventional dairy, so I can enjoy it daily.
                      Next, I break apart a whole organic banana and throw it in. I pour 1 scoop of raw meal on top, then add frozen organic raspberries. No measurment for the raspberries either, but I do use a lot. This prevents the smoothie from turning green. With all the raspberries, it's still a pretty pink color.

                      Breakfast is the one thing I look forward to everyday. I love this product and will continue to buy. Don't let the bad reviews stop you from purchasing a really great product. Experiment with it and modify it to make it work for you!

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      Yuck

                      By kdali

                      from IN

                      About Me Rarely Work Out

                      See all my reviews

                      Pros

                      • Nutritional

                      Cons

                      • Tastes Bad

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Garden of Life Raw Meal - 2.6 Pound Powder:

                        I have tried this with water, juice, and in a smoothie; no dice, it's awful every way. I give another star for ingredients.
                        Better off getting Greens First and adding it to your favorite protein shake.

                        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Terrific base for a healthy diet

                        By Izzi

                        from Fort Walton Beach, Florida

                        About Me Every Other Day Plus One

                        See all my reviews

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Goes Down Easy
                        • Good Value
                        • Nutritional
                        • Provides A Boost
                        • Tastes Good

                        Cons

                        • I Sip It

                        Best Uses

                        • As A Snack
                        • Everyday Use
                        • Keeps To Next Day
                        • Meal Replacement
                        • Men
                        • Women

                        Comments about Garden of Life Raw Meal - 2.6 Pound Powder:

                        At first I was dubious. I add a tablespoon of agave nectar (60 calories) to give a smooth edge, but its really tasteless. It's a green slime without residue, if that makes sense. No weird odor. 16 oz of water and two of their hefty scoops. I drink it in small 4oz juice glasses and I take my time. I work at a computer, so I drink in front of my computer while I work. #1 - Its really filling, so its every bit a meal. #2 - My body says YES, I feel great. #3 - I use it as a base start for the rest of the day, knowing I have a great start. I drink one about every other day, and if I can't finish, I leave it for the next day. I don't drink it with other food -- I drink it between food -- so it really becomes 'my small in-between meals' -- I recommend it, rave about it, and will buy it again! 5 stars from me and I've tried a lot of powders in my time!

                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        I'm a believer!

                        By Lauri

                        from Alabama

                        About Me Rarely Work Out

                        Pros

                        • Good Value
                        • Nutritional
                        • Provides A Boost

                        Cons

                        • Grassy Taste

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday Use
                        • Meal Replacement

                        Comments about Garden of Life Raw Meal - 2.6 Pound Powder:

                        Started drinking Raw Meal as my morning meal replacement, mixed with my favorite fruit juice and a little crushed ice in the blender. For me, it was just too difficult to drink mixed with only water. I've just had my annual physical, and received the best report I've had in years. My good cholesterol was up and my bad cholesterol was down. My lab reports all came back positively, and one of the main things I have changed in my life is my daily intake of Raw Meal. It's also made me start reading the labels of my food, and shying away from too many additive and preservatives. It gives you a boost of energy, and you feel good know what you are putting into your body is as natural as it gets. Read the ingredients.....Good stuff, in my book. Oh, and my skin, hair and nails are also benefiting tremendously.

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Love this stuff!!

                        By SeaChelle

                        from Florida

                        About Me Competitive Athlete

                        Pros

                        • Goes Down Easy
                        • Good Taste
                        • Good Value
                        • Nutritional

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday Use
                          • Meal Replacement

                          Comments about Garden of Life Raw Meal - 2.6 Pound Powder:

                          I'm an athlete and I train 8-9 times a week at 2 different, physically demanding sports/martial arts. I'm currently cutting weight for a competition and I needed something vitamin packed that I could take daily to help supplement my diet. This meal replacement has been great! I mix it with my smoothie, I feel full for hours and I don't feel sick or ill from lack of nutrition. The taste is great, easy to sweeten with fruit or juice if it's too bland. I started this product as a temporary supplement, but now I love it so much I'm going to keep using it for a long time to come.

                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Good Product

                          By we4nparadise

                          from Spotslvania, Virginia

                          Pros

                          • Nutritional
                          • Provides A Boost

                          Cons

                          • Poor Taste
                          • Tough To Swallow

                          Best Uses

                          • As A Snack
                          • Everyday Use
                          • Meal Replacement
                          • Men
                          • Women

                          Comments about Garden of Life Raw Meal - 2.6 Pound Powder:

                          I use this drink for a quick breakfast when I work days. You have to drink it right away or it gets very thick. The taste is okay. It could be sweeter. you can mix it with juice for a sweeter taste. Consistancy is a little strange, kind of like drinking chopped up grass. I only say this because, if you are finicky about these things you may not like it. All in all I do like the product. It's very filling, and if it really has all those ingredients in there, than it must be good for me. A little on the expensive side too.

                          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Raw Nutrition!

                          By Exylis

                          from xxx, XX

                          About Me Casual Exercise, Health Geek, Knowledgable

                          See all my reviews

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Goes Down Easy
                          • Good Taste
                          • Nutritional
                          • Provides A Boost

                          Cons

                          • Price

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday Use
                          • Meal Replacement
                          • Men

                          Comments about Garden of Life Raw Meal - 2.6 Pound Powder:

                          This is the only MRP I will ever use. Garden of Life's products are top-notch..unfortunately, their prices aren't something I can work with often. So, I only take one scoop instead of two so one container lasts me 2 days shy of a whole month. Add Nutiva Chia Seeds to give it extra bulk with some coconut milk, and flavorings of your choice and BAM! A filling, delicious lunch!
                          Excellent for the breaks at work where you don't have time to eat a solid-state meal! Buy, you won't regret it!

                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Great 'Start of the Day' meal

                          By Mill worker

                          from Chicago

                          About Me Working to stay healthy

                          See all my reviews

                          Pros

                          • Fiber
                          • Nutritional
                          • Provides A Boost
                          • Quality ingrediants
                          • Satifies hunger

                          Cons

                          • Bland taste
                          • Can thicken
                          • Cost

                          Best Uses

                          • Meal Replacement

                          Comments about Garden of Life Raw Meal - 2.6 Pound Powder:

                          Working shift work, this makes a quick and filling meal in place of fast food. Bland, and not much in taste, but use 1 scoop with another tastier mix (Muscle milk or Barleans flavored greens), eat some fruit along with. High in fiber, can get thick, add more water. Keeps me regular, no gerd, no cramps.

                          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          UGGHH! The Taste.

                          By Erin1016

                          from Fort Lee, NJ

                          Pros

                          • Good Value
                          • Healthy ingredients
                          • Nutritional

                          Cons

                          • Gritty
                          • Poor Taste
                          • Tough To Swallow

                          Best Uses

                          • Meal Replacement

                          Comments about Garden of Life Raw Meal - 2.6 Pound Powder:

                          Although I was excited about the ingredients and how healthy they all were, the taste is extremely off putting. I've tried to mix it with milk, juice, yogurt, and fruits. I wanted a high protein shake that would be added to a healthy weight loss regimen. I wanted it to be a morning meal to start off my day, however someone suggested trying it with vegetable broth as a lunch. We'll see if that works. There has to be a way to improve this flavor. The guy at the store actually said this was a "NEW IMPROVED" flavor. If this is improved, I'd hate to know what the other one was like.

                          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          TRY THE SAMPLE PACKET FIRST!

                          By stara

                          from hawaii

                          About Me Competitive Athlete, Surfer girl

                          Pros

                          • Nutritious RAW food
                          • Provides A Boost
                          • Raw food energy lifter

                          Cons

                          • Bitter aftertaste
                          • Needs sweetner to drink
                          • Thick doesn't mix well
                          • Tough To Swallow

                          Best Uses

                          • Forget mixing w water
                          • Mix -not 4 use alone
                          • Smoothie supplement
                          • Try only one scoop

                          Comments about Garden of Life Raw Meal - 2.6 Pound Powder:

                          OK, IT TASTES WEIRD. Try the sample packet first to see if you can handle it. There are three scoops in each packet so try one scoop three different ways FIRST before you buy a pound or two. It has a slightly bitter aftertaste that other protein powders like spirutein don't have and is thick--like other reviewers stated. It has a lot of good stuff--so I just use it as one scoop in a smoothie. That works but again--it DOES have a weird slightly bitter aftertaste. If you are ok with honey or concentrated frozen juice--add a tablespoon of the concentrate or sweetner of your choosing--to your smoothie to negate it or try flavored ones. So, do not plan to mix with water only--no way Jose!
                          aloha

                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          Repulsive Taste

                          By rtalley

                          from Washington DC area

                          About Me Amateur weightlifter, Gym fanatic, Vegetarian

                          See all my reviews

                          Pros

                          • Nutritious

                          Cons

                          • Odd texture
                          • Poor Taste
                          • Tough To Swallow

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Garden of Life Raw Meal - 2.6 Pound Powder:

                            I literally have to hold my nose while I down this swill. If I don't, I throw much of it up (learned that the hard way). Mix it 50/50 with chocolate-flavored protein powder from another manufacturer to (partially) mask the taste. Impressive list of ingredients - but, if it makes me nauseous, what's the point? It is a sad commentary that I dread drinking this stuff. I have not experienced the energy boost that some others have touted (perhaps I'm not as sensitive as they are - dunno). This has been a one-time experiment that I will not repeat.

                            I have been a LONG TIME user of Optimal Nutrition's casein powder and recently started to mix it with VS's soy-free vegetable protein mix (which I love; if only it came in a bigger container) - and I plan to go back to that combo as soon as I can.

                            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Wonderfully good for you!

                            By c4given

                            from Chapel Hill, NC

                            About Me Weekend Warrior

                            See all my reviews

                            Pros

                            • Goes Down Easy
                            • Good Taste
                            • Good Value
                            • Nutritional
                            • Provides A Boost

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • As A Snack
                              • Everyday Use
                              • Meal Replacement
                              • Men
                              • Women

                              Comments about Garden of Life Raw Meal - 2.6 Pound Powder:

                              This is an awesome product from Garden Of Life. One of their best yet. It's filling and now comes in Vanilla and Chocolate too! I mix it with frozen strawberries and water with cinnamon and it tastes like pie!

                              (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              HEMP PROTEIN (NUTIVA)

                              By GAMMY

                              from PELZER, SC

                              About Me YOGA WALKER

                              Pros

                              • Goes Down Easy
                              • Good Taste
                              • Good Value
                              • Nutritional
                              • Provides A Boost

                              Cons

                              • TOO SMALL CONTAINER

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday Use
                              • Women

                              Comments about Garden of Life Raw Meal - 2.6 Pound Powder:

                              USE IN SMOOTHIE

                              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Worth it!

                              By A Vitamin Shoppe Customer

                              from Undisclosed

                              Pros

                              • Convenience
                              • Quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Garden of Life Raw Meal - 2.6 Pound Powder:

                                  The first day I bought Raw Meal, I could barely get it down. I can't quite remember I mixed it with. This stuff tastes ... unique. I'm pretty tough, and willing to go through whatever I need to for the greater good of my body, and I'm glad I did! It makes me feel great, and I never feel guilty about putting something in my body that isn't really healthy. Raw Meal is a well balanced, genuine meal replacement. It's not a powdered up multi-vitamin. It's a true superfood that will make you feel great!

                                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Great product. When I ...

                                  By Timothy B

                                  from Undisclosed

                                  Pros

                                  • Convenience
                                  • price
                                  • Quality
                                  • Satisfaction
                                  • value

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Garden of Life Raw Meal - 2.6 Pound Powder:

                                      Great product. When I drink this product in the morning I get a very nice boost to help me start my day. It literally makes you feel good. If the taste is to bitter try blending it with some chocolate syrup/powder. that always does the trick for me.

                                      (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      GREAT PRODUCT

                                      By A Vitamin Shoppe Customer

                                      from Undisclosed

                                      Pros

                                      • Convenience
                                      • price
                                      • Quality
                                      • Satisfaction
                                      • value

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Garden of Life Raw Meal - 2.6 Pound Powder:

                                          I was a little afraid to try this product after reading all the negative response about the taste. But the reviews I read were from 2008 and in a couple of weeks it will now be 2012. The containers I buy say "New Improved Taste" on the label - and maybe that's why, but I don't think it tastes bad at all. It has a bit of a spinach flavor and it even has a hint of a nutty flavor. I actually like it - and I LOVE the way I feel!!! I haven't felt so good in ages. This is a fabulous product and I intend to keep in in my daily meal plans forever! I have tons of energy - my skin and hair look great and I don't have any tummy problems anymore. I can't say enough good things about this product!

                                          (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          this is great, at first , ...

                                          By A Vitamin Shoppe Customer

                                          from Undisclosed

                                          Pros

                                          • Convenience
                                          • price
                                          • Quality
                                          • Satisfaction
                                          • value

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Garden of Life Raw Meal - 2.6 Pound Powder:

                                              this is great, at first , hard to get use to the taste.. hummmm? what to add? I put in a crystal light strawberry packet,, or any flavor, really makes a difference! and your not adding any more cal. or sugar. I drink one for lunch everyday, just bring it in my shaker bottle and ready to go! the afternoon sleepys seem to be going away,, more energy.... cindy age 51..

                                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              4.0

                                              Good quality but thick, strange taste

                                              By Karyn S

                                              from Undisclosed

                                              Pros

                                              • Convenience
                                              • Quality

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Garden of Life Raw Meal - 2.6 Pound Powder:

                                                  I am very happy with all the nutrition this product contains- far more than any other I have looked at. I feel like it is multifunctional and I don't worry about taking many extra supplements because this contains so much. The powder makes a very thick substance, though, and the taste is strange compared to other protein powders I've tried. If I blend it with frozen berries and almond and milk drink it quickly it's fine. If it gets the least bit warmer it becomes unpalatable and even thicker. I use only one scoop to keep the consistency where I need it. The price is also a bit high- but I guess if I factor in taking other supplements it evens out.

                                                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                   
                                                  2.0

                                                  Can't get over the taste

                                                  By DANIEL S

                                                  from Undisclosed

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Convenience
                                                  • Quality

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      Comments about Garden of Life Raw Meal - 2.6 Pound Powder:

                                                      I have tried this blended in other protien powders, with greek yogurt and almond butter, with berries and yogurt and nothing works. I am far from a picky eater and was able to deal with the taste at first, but I can finish it. I love the idea of this product and stand behind the nutrition, but there has to be something done about the flavor. I can't get anyone else to eat it either and feel bad about throwing it out, but if I cant figure a way to incorporate it into my diet without tasting it, thats what I'll have to do!

                                                      >> A Vitamin Shoppe Customer commented on this review on 2011-08-13
                                                      try mixing it with a crystal light packet, I like strawberry, and maybe thin it out a little, and drink it faster before it thickens, hope this helps

                                                      (15 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

                                                       
                                                      5.0

                                                      This is the real deal!

                                                      By James S

                                                      from Undisclosed

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Convenience
                                                      • Quality
                                                      • Satisfaction

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                          Comments about Garden of Life Raw Meal - 2.6 Pound Powder:

                                                          Okay...let me preface this review by saying for years I would yo-yo with my weight and go through different diet fads and nutrition "cycles" always to end up back eating cheeseburgers and drinking beer. Well at 37 and not feeling very well, I knew it was time for a "lifestyle" change that would stick. I started working out regularly and got on a weighed diet following appropriate amounts of carbs, proteins, fats, etc.

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                                                          It's a healthy option to try and loose weight; it's gluten free!
                                                          Amber M on Jun 10, 2015
                                                          ingredients
                                                          jennifer l on May 18, 2015
                                                          Best vegan meal replacement protein shake I have found and loaded with lots of natural vitamins and minerals
                                                          David L on May 22, 2015
                                                          1st time trying
                                                          hugh w on May 12, 2015
                                                          On the scoop there is a line is that where i fill it to or is it to the top of the scoop?
                                                          Krystal P on Apr 16, 2014
                                                          Best Answer: I interpret the instructions to use a scoop to mean to fill the scoop to the top.
                                                          Reply · Report · David H on Apr 16, 2014
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                                                          I see that it doesn't have artificial sweeteners ...does it contain any natural sugars?
                                                          Kathy R on Jun 8, 2014
                                                          Best Answer: just what it mentions on the first line of ingredients.
                                                          read the supplement facts for full ingredient listing
                                                          garden of life makes quality products !
                                                          Reply · Report · irene f on Jun 9, 2014
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                                                          Do you offer samples of the RAW unflavored or vanilla protein powder?
                                                          Amy G on Jan 9, 2014
                                                          Best Answer: I do not as the company does not provide them. But in the near future I will be using the product in my kitchen so then I maybe able to repack and charge a small price ( to cover my cost as I am a very small market) for a single serving....
                                                          Reply · Report · Betty Jo K on Jan 9, 2014
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                                                          Is this safe to consume when pregnant?
                                                          Laurie E on Apr 28, 2014
                                                          Best Answer: i would say yes, if your not allergic/can't digest any of the ingredients.
                                                          it is a food product not supplements. i usually do 1 scoop per serving vs the 2 recommended. hope this helps. you are the best person to discern , decide.
                                                          Reply · Report · irene f on Apr 28, 2014
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                                                          Can this be taken while pregnant?
                                                          megan g on May 30, 2013
                                                          Best Answer: I am not a physician so am certainly not qualified to answer this. I suggest she contact GOL. My inclination is that it is not only okay but good. She should rely only on qualified professionals to answer a question like this
                                                          Reply · Report · D Lee R on May 30, 2013
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