I was on a detox diet for 3 weeks and needed a super clean, diary free, gluten free, sugar free, vegan protein powder and Garden of Life fit the bill and was on sale at Whole Foods. It was $20 cheaper than Sun Warrior so I decided to give it a try. It was surprisingly tasty and blended well in my Nutribullet. I generally blend it with greens, frozen fruit and almond milk or coconut water and I haven't found it grainy at all. I also really like that each scoop has 22 grams of protein. Vegan protein powders don't usually have so much. The reason I only gave Garden of Life a 7 is because it is far too sweet. I usually use a tablespoon less or more liquid in my shakes otherwise it taste too custardy (if that makes sense). That being said it is my favorite vegan protein powder and I recommend.
Feb 20, 2017
This is such a great protein option, and even more so because it's so clean and free of additives! Check it out!
Dec 13, 2016
A great natural flavor, however I only had a trial size. I enjoyed it very much, Great taste!
Nov 14, 2016
I do not like the taste (Vanilla Chai) very much. And I cannot use water because of the taste. Alright with Orange Juice, so I figure probably the same with other juices. Also, as usual the price of Organic is always more expensive.
Sep 11, 2016
I tried this vanilla chai flavor of Garden of Life protein and I love it! The flavors are very natural tasting, yet I can really taste the Vanilla chai flavor in the waffles I make! I alternate this one in my waffle mix in the morning with another protein powder and I really enjoy the variety of flavors. The texture is a little bit gritty, but it is totally drinkable in water.
Mar 22, 2016
Good things on it but you can get a tasty raw protein. Good product!
Dec 3, 2015
- Weight: 187.39 lbs
- Bodyfat: 18.0%
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The Raw Protein does its job but it lacks some finesse: * It is gritty/sandy like: you will sense the grains and feels a bit like sand * The flavor is negatively impacted by milk, water is (so far) the best for flavor * The flavor (with water) is OK Given the taste issues, the product does seem to deliver the right amount of protein. My informal test is that I switched from meet based protein to this and don't feel hungry.
Nov 11, 2015
Fine powder like flour consistency. Not so yummy, but gives the right nutrients you need in natural form. Gritty , grainy , especial the the bottom the the drink, but it's ok, it's nutrients. I had chocolate flavored, I wanted chocolatey, I added a Barlean's chocolate greens to it and it was delish.
Aug 25, 2015
Expensive product , not so good the choco and the price of the product isn't justified
Aug 2, 2015
So.... I see a LOT of folks just have problems with the consistency. Ok. Cool. But you rate it low? Anyway, This seems to help before and after workouts. What you NEED TO DO, is get an electric, motor-powered mixer, and put in UNSWEETENED vanilla coconut/almond/soy milk and about 1/3 cup water (~10oz total) and spin it (start spinning before you pour the mix in). Do that, its great. Whole foods has a marley coffee exclusive version now and its excellent.
Jul 13, 2015
Not very much protein per scoop, consistency is ok but the flavor is just not there
Jul 4, 2015
This is one of my favorite protein powder that's planet base. It taste great with almond milk or just water. It great to add to a breakfast shake to start the day off strong. Also it does not cause my stomach to be upset later like some other products in the past.
Jun 10, 2015
I received a sample of this and it is by far the worst tasting protein powder I have ever had. The flavor is horrible and leaves a disgusting after taste. I only had 1/2 of my shake as that was all I could take. I let my shaker bottle sit for about 5 minutes while driving to the grocery store and all of the protein was at the bottom of the shaker. It taste like dirt mixed with grass mixed with throw up.
Jun 9, 2015
The texture is very gross and sticky in your mouth, the vanilla is too overpowering and tastes weird. I wouldn't advice this to anyone. The only good thing about this, is that it's a raw plantbased protein without soy and milk/lactose. It tastes gross, I'm gonna mix it with raw cacao in my shakes alot because raw cacao even masks spirulina taste in my shakes to finish the bucket. I'll never buy this again, I'll finish the bucket just for the sake of my money.
May 18, 2015
I've been using this for a few months now :) it is a great alternative to whey which I can't digest large amounts of :0 I swear though it is completely insoluble and the texture backs that up, but it is not a problem. I mixed it with my oats this morning was pretty odd but works well :)
Apr 6, 2015
At first it's kinda nasty if you keep it too long it will get this soggy gelatin texture.. i got used to it the 3rd time i made it, the best trick is mix it quickly and drink it FAST! (in less than 30 seconds lol). The taste is something you get used to it quick. Adding a frozen banana helps a lot.
Mar 26, 2015
I love that this protein is raw, organic, vegan and has probiotics. I recently stopped doing dairy, which means I couldn’t have my yogurt in the mornings. This protein is very easy on my stomach and easy for me digest. A lot of other product my me feel sick from the artificial sweetener or sugar alcohol. The texture is a little chalky, but I blend a scoop of this with a frozen banana, some blue berries, and almond milk and I really don’t notice. The banana gives it such a creamy texture. I recommend this to people when they ask me for a good plant based protein.
Nov 6, 2014
Add a few frozen bananas with two scoops of this and 1/4 cup water , then blend it up.It makes an amazing ice cream texture!
Oct 23, 2014
gritty but mix with peanut butter and banana for a shake and problem fixed, but i wouldnt purchase again i broke out from it.
Sep 1, 2014
I feel more full (satiated) on this RAW protein than any other protein I have ever tried. Its ORGANIC and not full of concentrate junk protein and fillers. I mix it with oats for breakfast and eat in smoothies and post workout shakes. I used to get super gassy on any WHEY products I tried. I have evolved for health.
Aug 7, 2014