Garden of Life Proteins: Something for Everyone
It is not unusual for our customers to be bewildered by the myriad selection of protein powders on our shelves. Some, like whey and egg white, are derived from animals; others are single-source plant proteins like soy, hemp or pea; and a large number of them are mixed plant proteins that are blended to provide a complete amino acid profile. How is one to choose?
To help simplify the choice, let’s narrow it down to Garden of Life’s five protein options: RAW Organic Protein, Organic Plant Protein, RAW Protein & Greens, RAW Fit and RAW Organic Meal.
WHAT THEY HAVE IN COMMON
All Garden of Life protein powders are certified USDA Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified. All are derived from whole foods (sprouted grains and seeds) with high bioavailability (98%). In addition, they are all certified vegan (therefore dairy- and egg-free), NSF certified gluten-free and certified Kosher by the Orthodox Union. Another certification that some of you may not have heard of before is Informed-Choice, which means that they are tested for banned substances by the world class sports anti-doping lab, LGC (formerly HFL Sport Science). In addition, all of these proteins contain no soy, they are low in sugar (0-1.5 grams per serving) and all come in single serve packets which are great for traveling.
HOW THEY DIFFER
RAW Organic Protein is a delicious blend of easily digested organic plants that supplies 22 grams of protein per serving; RAW food-created fat-soluble Vitamins A, D, E and K; 1 billion CFU (colony forming units) of live probiotics with prebiotic guar and carob bean gums; and 12 enzymes. You get all of this with no sugar for about 100 calories. This is a great way to boost your muscle-building protein intake. It comes in four flavors: Original, Chocolate Cacao, Vanilla and Vanilla Spiced Chai.
Organic Plant Protein is a unique blend of organic Paleo-friendly (low lectin) pea seed, flax seed, cranberry seed, baobab fruit, moringa leaf, chia seed and pumpkin seed with an incredible smooth texture and great taste that will appeal to the whole family. Each serving offers 15 grams of high-quality protein and the full complement of essential amino acids including 3 grams of naturally occurring branched chain amino acids. In addition, you get 19 naturally occurring vitamins and minerals, 2-4 grams of fiber, 1 billion CFU of probiotics plus 13 enzymes to enhance digestion. It comes in at only 100 calories and less than 1 gram of sugar for all except chocolate which is 1.5 grams of sugar. It is available in five flavors: Smooth Unflavored, Smooth Chocolate, Smooth Energy, Smooth Vanilla and Smooth Coffee.
RAW Protein & Greens is the perfect choice for those looking for an extra energy boost. It is a nutritional dynamic duo of Organic RAW Plant Protein & Sprout Blend plus Organic RAW Greens & Veggie Blend. You get 20 grams of protein, plus concentrated green energy from raw, organic greens and green juices with less than 1 gram of naturally occurring sugar in every serving. To enhance immunity and digestion they have added 1.5 billion CFU of probiotics and 13 enzymes. This one comes in three flavors: Lightly Sweet, Chocolate Cacao and Vanilla.
Low glycemic RAW Fit is the right fit for people who want to maintain healthy blood sugar levels and lose weight without stimulants or appetite suppressors. It starts out with RAW Organic Sprouted Protein Blend (28 grams per serving) and adds 400 mg of clinically studied, fat burning Svetol® (naturally decaffeinated green coffee bean extract standardized to 45-50% chlorogenic acid) plus ashwagandha for stress management and to curb carb cravings. Baobab fruit, chromium (120 mcg) and cinnamon help keep glucose in balance and stop sugar cravings while 4-6 grams of high quality fiber enhances satiety. And, of course, Garden of Life includes a probiotic and enzyme blend as well. RAW Fit has 0 grams of sugar and only 170 calories per serving. It comes in four flavors: Unflavored, Chocolate Cacao, Marley Coffee and Vanilla.
RAW Organic Meal is a complete whole-food meal replacement that is the smart choice for people with hectic lives who may find it difficult to take time to prepare a nutritious meal. A one-scoop serving has 20 grams of high-quality protein from 13 organic sprouted grains and seeds, 44 superfoods including organic grass juices, fruits and veggies, Vitamin Code vitamins and 5 grams of fiber to keep you feeling satisfied. Probiotics (1.5 billion CFU) and 13 enzymes add to this nutritionally concentrated shake-and-take meal. All four flavors, Original, Chocolate Cacao, Vanilla and Vanilla Spiced Chai, have just 1 gram of sugar and 120 calories per serving making it the ideal “fast food.”
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