Disclaimer: This review made is of my honestly held opinion and am not a statement of fact.

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Excellent nutritional profile at the expense of taste

  • At first look, looking at the supplement content, this is a great MRP.
  • But the taste is horrible! I could only withstand taking it for 4-days only.
  • Kinda like drinking mud, literally. Oh gawd. I would not buy this ever again.

Duration length of product testing: 1 week

Garden of Life RAW Meal Beyond Organic Meal Replacement Formula

Editor’s Review

Meal replacements are recommended when losing weight but can also be useful to hardgainers if they want to supplement their meals. Should they add it to a regular meal, they would have ensured a greater number of calories. The innovation is finally available in vegan form, with no trace of dairy or gluten in it.

The Product

The Garden of Life Raw Meal is a replacement powder with no less than 20 vitamins and minerals,16 of these present in just the right quantity to be enough for a whole day (100% of the daily recommended intake). There are 34g protein, 16g of fiber and 7g of fat, with 80 mcg of the RAW-MK7 ingredient, which is its special one. Add the Beta-glucans, SOD, glutathione and CoQ10, with probiotics and enzymes. All of these are filling the stomach naturally, controlling hunger and providing energy. The protein from sprouted brown rice is another valuable and healthy ingredient.

Value

A 1.2kg (2.7 lbs) can of chocolate powder now costs $43 with selected vendors, instead of the regular price of $59.95. It can be even cheaper when matched and ordered with similar products. This is good value for such a concentrated source of nutrients.

Mixability and Taste

Whatever one chooses to mix it with, they will drinking chocolate taste. You can feel the intense cocoa in this drink. To prepare it, have 2 level scoops mixed with 16 ounces of liquid. Water is a suitable choice. Of course, the powder can be mixed with milk and derivatives like yogurt, but given that it’s a vegan formula, it should be used with milk replacements (coconut/almond/rice milk etc.)

Effectiveness

This Garden of Life meal replacement formula delivers complete proteins from organic sprouts, along with the critical amino-acids that support good health and energy. All its ingredients promote vitality. The soluble and insoluble fiber aid digestion, and make it easy to get rid of constipation, difficult digestion, and other such ailments.

It is a filling formula, but don’t be tempted to think it contains fillers. The complete ingredient list shows only useful additions and no such fillers. Preservatives, artificial coloring and sweeteners have all been kept at bay and the formula stayed a pure, natural one.

As mentioned, this is not only suitable to vegans and vegetarians, but also to individuals with different fitness goals. When weight is hard to control and becomes excessive, one can replace meals with a beverage resulted after mixing the formula with the suitable liquid of choice. On the other hand, when weight gaining is desired, the resulting drink should follow a regular meal.

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