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    Garden of Life Raw Meal (32 Ounces Powder)

    • Form: Powder

    • Serving Size: 1 SCOOP (34 G)

    • Number Of Servings: 28 Servings

    • Price Per Serving:  ($1.50 / serving)

    • Weight: 48 OZ

    Product Label

      • New Improved Taste!
      • 20g Protein
      • 28 Scoops!

      RAW MEAL ORGANIC SHAKE & MEAL REPLACEMENT

      • Naturally Filling - Sustains Energy
      • A Healthy Meal-On-The-Go
      • Easy to Digest - Live Probiotics - No Added Sugars
      • Raw - Vegan - Gluten Free - Dairy Free - Soy Free

      A delicious, organic MEAL-ON-THE-GO, packed with incredible nutrition

      to help you satisfy hunger, manage weight and feel great!

      • 20g Clean, Organic Plant Protein
      • Now Loaded with 45 Superfoods
      • Only 1g of Sugar
      • 1.5B Live Probiotics, Plus Enzymes
      • 21 Whole Food Vitamins & Minerals
      • 5g of Organic Fiber

      Plant Based

      • 13 Organic sprouted grains & seeds. Third party certified by Vegan Action

      Clean

      • Tested and trusted for sport

    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
    tree nuts, added sugars, filler ingredients, sweeteners or preservatives., Contains No soy, flavors, dairy, artificial colors

  • Brand Information
    Garden of life recognizes that health is our greatest asset in life. With a variety of products like Garden of Life probiotics and multiple Garden of Life vitamins, they have a product to match your needs. Garden of Life promises pure products from organic sources and was founded with your health in mind.

    Garden of Life

    Raw Meal Supplement Facts

    How do you read a supplement facts label?

    Supplement Facts

    Serving Size 1 SCOOP (34 G)

    Servings Per Container 28

      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 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 110 Mg 3%
    Total Carbohydrate 7 Gm 2%
    Dietary Fiber 5 Gm 20%
    Soluble Fiber 1 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 10%
    Vitamin D 50%
    Vitamin E 50%
    VITAMIN K - (RAW MK-7) 50%
    THIAMIN - (B1) 50%
    RIBOFLAVIN - (B2) 50%
    Niacin 50%
    VITAMIN B6 - (AS PYRIDOXINE) 50%
    Folate 50%
    Vitamin B12 100%
    Biotin 15%
    Pantothenic Acid - (B5) 50%
    Magnesium 15%
    Zinc 30%
    Selenium 35%
    Manganese 70%
    Chromium 60%
    Molybdenum 70%

    *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), Organic Adzuki 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), Organic

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    Garden of Life

    Raw Meal Reviews

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    Garden of LifeRaw Meal - 32 Ounces Powder
     
    3.9

    (based on 50 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (26)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (8)

    70%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Best Uses

    • Meal replacement (17)
    • Everyday use (13)
    • Men (7)
    • Women (7)
    • As A snack (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Health conscious (5), 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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    1.0

    Just trying to get through it

    By Lizfromchicago

    from IL

    About Me First Time User, Health Conscious

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Cloyingly sweet
      • Hard To Swallow
      • Tastes Bad

      Best Uses

      • Supplement A Meal

      Comments about Garden of Life Raw Meal - 32 Ounces Powder:

      I have been enjoying protein drinks for years. Just trying to get through this product has been difficult at best. It is so cloyingly sweet it is difficult to get down. I have blended it with instant coffee to counteract it. Will not buy again. Apparently the rave reviews were from before they changed the product. Yuck!

      Service and delivery comments:

      Delivery was very quick.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Gritty Taste

      By Work In Progress

      from Tampa

      About Me First Time User

      Pros

        Cons

        • Hard To Swallow
        • Tastes Bad

        Best Uses

        • Supplement A Meal

        Comments about Garden of Life Raw Meal - 32 Ounces Powder:

        I love GOL products. However, this is my first time purchasing the meal replacement & I was dissapointed. It's too chalky/gritty & thick for my taste. I tried adding fruits however, to no avail.

         
        5.0

        Mixes well

        By Charlene Glick

        from Frazer, PA

        About Me Health Conscious

        Pros

        • Tastes Good

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Garden of Life Raw Meal - 32 Ounces Powder:

          Raw orginal mixes well with veggie fruit drink for nutition.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Very disappointed to see this has stevia

          By Patty G

          from Colorado

          About Me Health Conscious

          Verified Reviewer

          Comments about Garden of Life Raw Meal - 32 Ounces Powder:

          I absolutely LOVED the old unflavored formula because I could add my own flavorings. i.e. Banana, etc. and it had not sugar or artificial sweeteners. I am very disappointed to see that this new unflavored formula has stevia. Stevia is awful, tastes artificial and organic or not, it's just not good for you. It's hard on the adrenal glands.

          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Bring back old formula!!

          By Leap

          from Buffalo NY

          About Me Medical Professional

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Effective

          Cons

          • Hard To Swallow
          • Tastes Bad

          Best Uses

          • Supplement A Meal

          Comments about Garden of Life Raw Meal - 32 Ounces Powder:

          I loved the old formula! I used it as a go to, when I didn't have to get in a full meal! I had a shake almost everyday. Now that the product has changed it is so hard to get down, without plugging your nose. I will have to search for a new product that has all of the key ingredients but is easier to swallow:(

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Yuck on the "New Improved Taste"

          By Deborah

          from MD

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Blend
          • Easy To Swallow
          • Effective

          Cons

          • Slight Vanilla Taste

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Supplement A Meal

          Comments about Garden of Life Raw Meal - 32 Ounces Powder:

          I have used this product for over a year in my green smoothies. I always get the unflavored formula because I prefer to taste the fruit and veggies in my smoothies, rather than the vanilla-tinged protein powder. Raw Meal was the absolute best until this new formula. I didn't notice there was anything new and improved until the new-shaped jar arrived. It now has a slightly vanilla taste! It is not overbearing, but I wanted flavorless, not mildly flavored. So I will finish this container and try some other brands unflavored vegan formula. I will still recommend it as a good meal replacement formula, but the new taste is just not a winner for me. Thanks for the memories.

          (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 - 32 Ounces 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 - 32 Ounces 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.

              (11 of 11 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 - 32 Ounces 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 - 32 Ounces 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 - 32 Ounces 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 - 32 Ounces 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 - 32 Ounces 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.

                    (4 of 4 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 - 32 Ounces 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 - 32 Ounces 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 - 32 Ounces 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 - 32 Ounces 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 - 32 Ounces 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 - 32 Ounces 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 - 32 Ounces 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 - 32 Ounces 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 - 32 Ounces 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 - 32 Ounces 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 - 32 Ounces 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 - 32 Ounces 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 - 32 Ounces 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 - 32 Ounces 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 - 32 Ounces 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 - 32 Ounces 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 - 32 Ounces 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!

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                                      If you do nothing else all day with regards to eating right...this is the product for YOU!!! We LoveIt
                                      andrea c on Jun 7, 2016
                                      My favorite protein powder to date.
                                      Kyle N on Apr 23, 2016
                                      trying to lose weight.
                                      Arica M on May 12, 2016
                                      This product is a great way to start my day, it is a good source of protein and vitamins.
                                      Alex M on Apr 19, 2016
                                      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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