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Garden of Life Raw Meal - Original 2.6 Pound Powder (14 servings)


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:

GLUTEN, DAIRY, SOY ALLERGENS, LACTOSE, FILLERS, ISOLATES, SYNTHETIC NUTRIENTS, ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS, AND PRESERVATIVES.

Raw Meal - Original Supplement Facts


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Supplement Facts
Serving Size  2 LEVEL SCOOPS
Servings Per Container   14
 
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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Raw Meal - Original Reviews

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Garden of LifeRaw Meal - Protein Code - 2.6 Pound Powder
 
4.1

(based on 43 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Nutritional (18)
  • Quality (17)
  • Convenience (16)
  • Satisfaction (13)
  • Provides A boost (12)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Meal replacement (16)
  • Everyday use (13)
  • Men (7)
  • Women (6)
  • As A snack (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Rarely work out (4), Competitive athlete (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

 

Repulsive Taste

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...Read complete review

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.

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(2 of 2 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 - Protein Code - 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.

    (8 of 8 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 - Protein Code - 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 - Protein Code - 2.6 Pound Powder:

      i use it for a meal replacement only

      (4 of 4 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 - Protein Code - 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.

         
        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 - Protein Code - 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 - Protein Code - 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 - Protein Code - 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 - Protein Code - 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 - Protein Code - 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.

              (5 of 5 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 - Protein Code - 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 - Protein Code - 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.

                  (3 of 3 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 - Protein Code - 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!

                  (2 of 2 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 - Protein Code - 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.

                  (1 of 1 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 - Protein Code - 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 - Protein Code - 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 - Protein Code - 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 - Protein Code - 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 - Protein Code - 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 - Protein Code - 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 - Protein Code - 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.

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                      Raw Meal - Original
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                      Debie R: My friend had me try her shake and I liked it better than the one I was currently drinking. Mar 31, 2014
                      dania t: my favorite supplement Mar 18, 2014
                      Shawn S: Complete plant proteins with additional vitamins and supplements to keep your heart and immune system healthy Mar 11, 2014
                      Sandra H: Flavor is okay, but mixed 1/2 & 1/2 with chocolate, very tasty! Mar 8, 2014
                      jieun c: don't want to eat dinner. I want to lose weight Feb 12, 2014
                      cindy j: Excellent product! Feb 8, 2014
                      Christopher G: Excellent ingredients. Can use for a quick, quality meal if pressed for time. Jan 22, 2014
                      Lawrence G: A good product. Jan 21, 2014
                      Vicki C: Do not like. Will not buy again, to thick and slimy. Jan 21, 2014
                      Evan O: Organic Meal Replacement Dec 25, 2013
                      Oscar R: Delicious Dec 17, 2013
                      Matthew W: Brother let me try some, works very well for all around health. and decrease stomach size Dec 12, 2013
                      Margaret F: Love it! Will make a great Christmas gift. Dec 5, 2013
                      Greg T: One scoop with coconut milk for breakfast everyday. Dec 5, 2013
                      Steven N: reviews and veggie friendly Nov 26, 2013
                      Brendan B: best protein powder on the market. I am obsessed! Nov 26, 2013
                      VIVIAN D: Best complete and nourishing meal I've ever had. Nov 25, 2013
                      Steven K: excellent supplement for smoothies Nov 24, 2013
                      Renea Babette R: I'm a truck driver and i'm 40 years old . I'm on a protein diet and was told this was very good. Nov 12, 2013
                      Joseph B: Parents recommended it Nov 11, 2013
                      Sandy S: to help cleanse body of toxins from radiation treatment Nov 8, 2013
                      charlie r: This was recommended to me by my holistic Dr. This is suppose to maintain my weigh. Nov 6, 2013
                      Theresa W: highly nutritious for smoothies Oct 12, 2013
                      Amber C: super clean and great alternate to dairy or soy proteins Oct 10, 2013
                      Roxana C: It's organic, very nutritious and very filling. Oct 7, 2013
                      Lincoln F: The organic ingredients is paramount along with the amount of protein Oct 5, 2013
                      Anders G: Ingredients are top quality and the product itself offers a filling and satisfying boost of nutrition on the run. Sep 29, 2013
                      Patricia G: I've tried many protein powders over the years. So many of them now have artificial sweeteners. This one has no artificial sweetener, is soy-free, gluten-free, is packed with vitamins and we can add whatever we want to it.

                      For example, my favorite is to add some unsweetened chocolate baking powder and a banana. It's delicious!

                      It's a great protein meal replacement that I can customize for whatever flavors I choose by adding different fruits.
                      Sep 24, 2013
                      Charles K: went vegan wanted to try a non whey protein powder. Sep 11, 2013
                      Jonathan C: I purchased this for a friend of mine who is a strict vegan and she loves it. Sep 4, 2013
                      robert p: Very fine product. Noticed improved feeling after taking first cannister Sep 3, 2013
                      John P: Best for the price Aug 11, 2013
                      Anderson G: Pricing, contents and this product replaces a meal. Jul 28, 2013
                      Darron A: Been using this product for a while... good product. Jul 13, 2013
                      Ethan B: gluten free, sucralose free, stevia free Jul 10, 2013
                      Kimberly G: great product! Jun 21, 2013
                      Jeannette M: The product provides the needed nutrition however the sodium is a little high but I still use the product because there is nothing on the market that can compare. Jun 10, 2013
                      ellen d: I LOVE IT! Jun 9, 2013
                      Ross F: Recommended by a coworker Jun 3, 2013
                      Cynthia B: Starting a new cleansing diet and this was recommended. We will see May 28, 2013
                      Jerry C: something different May 27, 2013
                      GIGI C: I add this to my morning smoothie for protein and fiber. Best of all, its vegan! May 13, 2013
                      LORRI S: Lower Sugar For Diabetics Apr 30, 2013
                      tracey l: HEALTHY WEIGHT Apr 28, 2013
                      Bonnie H: Protein source Apr 27, 2013
                      leslie a: I have purchased other products by this company and was pleased with the quality. Since I have no experience with meal replacement powder, but have great experience with Garden of Life... Apr 24, 2013
                      Patricia C: I am a vegetarian and also need a gluten free, dairy free product. It also had a lot of protein. I picked it for the nutritional value. Apr 10, 2013
                      Burton C: Trying it out. Apr 7, 2013
                      Tonya M: gluten-free vegan and need a protien shake Apr 4, 2013
                      Joe R: Because I am Vegan Apr 1, 2013
                      diana d: I've used it before, I like to take this meal replacement in the mornings to start my day Mar 25, 2013
                      Mathew M: Seemed to have better ingredients, I dont like soy or gluten in my protein and it also had probiotics. Mar 24, 2013
                      kevin l: i really believe in this company Mar 23, 2013
                      Jim P: Tried it in the packet packaging and want it in bulk now Mar 20, 2013
                      Kathy O: My daughter in law works at Whole Foods and she introduced it to me as a meal replacement with lots of protein to lose weight. Mar 15, 2013
                      Yvonne G: hUSBAND IS LACTOSE INTOLERANTAND THIS PRODUCT HE CAN USE WITHOUT GAS BUILDING UP IN HIS SYSTEM. Mar 10, 2013
                      George K: Want to try it as ameal replacement Mar 8, 2013
                      Vicki S: I love this raw meal... I use it for my morning meal with added fruit and some supplements, have a small vegan lunch, and a salad at night, I have lost 10.8 lbs in two weeks and feel wonderful.....great product!!! Mar 8, 2013
                      MARK L: Great for when you're starving and need something NOW, or as a quick-to-digest supplement any time of the day. My family thinks it tastes good; it reminds us of some of the superfood juice drinks on the market, though not as sweet, which is a plus. The probiotic component was a great idea. Mar 8, 2013
                      CLEMENTINE B: not a big meat eater so this has just the kind of nutrition i need, taste is enhanced by adding a bit o sparkling apple cider. Mar 4, 2013
                      Susannah O: Highly recommended by friends who prepare wonderful "green" drinks with it. Mar 4, 2013
                      Jimmy W: Really helps me in my weight control effort Feb 27, 2013
                      Janice D: Organic, gluten free, sugar free. I am looking for a raw vegan product that is high in protein. I am excited to try this. I have read Garden of Life is an excellent product. Thank you. Feb 22, 2013
                      VALERIE P: It's a great meal replacement with a lot of vitamins and a lot of protein. Great in the morning for breakfast just before I hit the gym. I mix it up with 1cup of water and 1 cup of OJ, and it tastes good. Feb 19, 2013
                      Aretha P: Good, vegan meal replacement. Feb 18, 2013
                      Manford S: I am having a very hard time finding anything worth eating at the grocery store. I need real food! Feb 16, 2013
                      Reginald C: I wanted an organic meal replacement that is high in protein. I did a little research and came up with 2 products. I chose this one because of the lower price. I chose this sight because of the free shipping. Feb 4, 2013
                      terry c: It tastes great. I'm familiar with the company and history of the founder of this company. I know that all the ingredients are wholesome and well planned out to give me the optimal health benefits. Feb 2, 2013
                      Randy R: I research prices and good deals on products prior to making my final choice. I found your company to be fairly priced on the product I order and it includes free shipping. Jan 29, 2013
                      Terri R: I love this as a meal replacement for lunch every day. I actually add some banana, peanut butter, carob powder and dandelion powder for added taste. YUMMY! And it's all healthy too!! Jan 27, 2013
                      Yvonne B: Wanted a meal replacement, vegan and this looked well supplied. Jan 26, 2013
                      Mike M: Taste great and a fantastic RAW meal. Jan 20, 2013
                      Marina W: This meal replacement product offers the nutirents i wanted and I trust the quality of this manufacturer. Jan 18, 2013
                      Rita R: I have been using this product a long time and I love it. I am not a big breakfast eater but I do like to eat breakfast. I do want something that will keep me feeling full until lunch time. This product does it! I use cold grape juice and a full 8oz. of ice, blend it on a smoothly setting and it is perfect. I have a 30 oz. tupperware glass/cup I use to drink it in and it fills it up completely. My dogs love this stuff to. I just have to give them a little so they won't get a brain freeze. Jan 7, 2013
                      jack b: to try and lose weight Jan 7, 2013
                      Gustavo O: It's an organic source of vegetable protein essential for vegan, vegetarian nutrition. Jan 6, 2013
                      Jennifer B: i like the way it makes my body feel. I drink it for breakfast every morning Dec 29, 2012
                      Anthony D: Eat for my blood type (A). No dairy or gluten Dec 26, 2012
                      Cheryl M: my husband like this Dec 23, 2012
                      David H: A great source for veggies and fruit plus a lot more. Dec 23, 2012
                      Mary Elizabeth L: nice change for the morning blended drink Dec 21, 2012
                      James S: I have heard a lot of good things about this product and feel that I should try the product out! Dec 20, 2012
                      mitchell g: Raw and organic Dec 20, 2012
                      thomas c: Because it contains a high amount of protien combined with greens. great combination for a morning smoothie combined with fruit Dec 14, 2012
                      Elaine J: Our daughter recommened this product for her Dad since he was not eating.she uses several of your products and likes the company. Dec 13, 2012
                      Nena B: recommended by friend Dec 10, 2012
                      Deborah C: Organic, raw, non-dairy, non-soy, gluten free. I trust Garden of Life. Dec 8, 2012
                      Obdulia L: already finish one can, use for breakfast replacement meal. flavor is light and good Nov 28, 2012
                      Amber T: I have been using it for 2 months now and LOVE IT!!! Nov 28, 2012
                      anthony i: Have been using product for some time now Nov 26, 2012
                      Cindy J: It helps to lessen fibromyalgia pain. Nov 22, 2012
                      D Lee R: excellent meal replacement and easier then juicing. excellent concentration of a lot of leafy green sprouted fermented veggies Nov 20, 2012
                      rachel m: natural ingredients. organic. raw. fair price. Nov 15, 2012
                      Omar M: Referred by family member Nov 12, 2012
                      Carol A S: Garden of Lie brand - ingredients Nov 12, 2012
                      William D: organic ingredients, and similar to the ultimate meal which is not all organic Nov 9, 2012
                      Mary B: Makes me feel like I am eating a healthy breakfast. Easy. Nov 8, 2012
                      Gretchen M: I'm a vegetarian and wanted to try it to enrich my diet Nov 7, 2012
                      Jennifer H: I trust Garden of Life products to be completely healthy and of the best quality. Nov 5, 2012
                      Stephanie S: If you want to keep your insides healty and regular, then this is the product to do so! I replace it with breakfast and it keeps me full all day until dinner time! I mix mine with 1/3 coconut water and the rest filtered water, be sure to drink rather quickly as it does expand very fast!!! I will add that even though I am not on a weight loss program, it works natuarlly as one and I have lost weight from using it and it gives me amazing energy to boot! Oct 31, 2012
                      Amy G asked: Do you offer samples of the RAW unflavored or vanilla protein powder? Jan 9, 2014
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                      Betty Jo K: 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.... Jan 9, 2014
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                      Debra W: I have no idea what if the Vitamin Shoppe offers samples. So odd that they would ask me, a customer to answer that question. Their customer service should be able to answer this better than I can. It is a very good product. Jan 9, 2014
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                      Amy G: I'm sorry, I thought I was asking customer service! Lol I followed the link to ask a question, but I didn't realize customers would be prompted to answer. Jan 9, 2014
                      Susan G: Vanilla. I originally used the plain formula but everyone around me refers to the stuff as "gator juice" if I didn't have the option or it was given to me. I'd totally eat it. But if I did, Vanilla all the way. Jan 9, 2014
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                      Amy G: Thanks! How do I order the samples? Are they available on the website or do I call and request them? I couldn't find any on the site. Jan 9, 2014
                      D Lee R: only a store could answer this question, ot a customer Jan 9, 2014
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                      megan g asked: Can this be taken while pregnant? May 30, 2013
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                      D Lee R: 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 May 30, 2013
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                      Debra W: Megan, I would contact the company that makes it. My first thought would be that sure you can, but it never hurts to double check. Congrats on your upcoming birth. May 30, 2013
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                      ALFONSO M: Sorry I canĘt help you. But you must ask to your Doctor. May 30, 2013
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                      Krystal P asked: On the scoop there is a line is that where i fill it to or is it to the top of the scoop? Apr 16, 2014
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                      David H: I interpret the instructions to use a scoop to mean to fill the scoop to the top. Apr 16, 2014
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