RAW Protein – No whey!!! – Yes way!!!!

October 12th, 2012

One of my absolute favorite must have products by garden of life is the RAW Protein. Every morning I start my day out with one for breakfast. Not everyone is as big of a fan on the unflavored version as I am. The unflavored tastes fine to me with just ice and water. Sometimes I’ll add a banana and almond milk to the mix. For those who are more concerned about the taste of their protein powder, Garden of Life now offers RAW protein in chocolate and vanilla. These are absolutely delicious and taste more like a milk shake when you blend them up. Add some nut butter to the chocolate and it taste like a nut butter cup!! As always, these products are available from me for below the retail  price.

What is RAW Protein?
A: Garden of Life’s RAW Protein is a high quality, plant based USDA certified organic protein formula featuring 13 RAW and organic sprouts, delivering an excellent source of complete raw protein found in nature such as undenatured protein, fat- soluble vitamins, protein-digesting enzymes and live probiotics.

Why is certified organic important?
A: Manufacturing plant-based protein and green powders requires large amounts of grains and grasses. If they are not organic, unnecessary toxins and pesticides may be introduced to the diet. Garden of Life’s commitment to offer only the finest, pure, toxin-free, non-GMO ingredients in RAW Protein is evidenced by the rigorous standards, regulations, and procedures that must be upheld to carry the USDA certified organic seal.

What is the source of protein in RAW Protein?
A: The protein source is the Organic RAW Sprout Blend composed of 13 seeds, grains, and legumes, featuring organic sprouted brown rice. This protein source is very well utilized by the human body, scoring 98.2 on the Biological Value test, which measures nitrogen retained vs. nitrogen absorbed.

Why are sprouts beneficial?
A: Sprouts are rich in energy, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, proteins, beneficial enzymes and phytochemicals, as these are necessary for a germinating plant to grow. Sprouting increases plant enzyme content, essential fatty acids, chelation of minerals and vitamin content.

What does RAW mean?
A: Raw foods, and RAW supplements, are teaming with live probiotics and enzymes not typically found in cooked products. Garden of Life’s RAW standard means ingredients are produced and manufactured below 115°F to protect these precious living nutrients. RAW means untreated, unadulterated and nothing artificial added.

Why is protein so important?
A: Proteins are the building blocks of the animal kingdom and are a major functional and structural component of all the cells of the body. Proteins are necessary for proper growth and to build enzymes, hormones and numerous other vital body chemicals such as hemoglobin in blood. Proteins are made up of amino acids which are considered the building blocks of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, blood, hair, fingernails, serum albumin, keratin, and collagen.

What is a complete protein?
A: Animal sources of protein are considered “complete proteins,” containing all essential amino acids. Vegetarians and vegans may need to pay more attention to dietary problems. Many plant sources are called “incomplete proteins” because they have poor ratios of amino acids, or have a very low amount of one or more essential amino acids. But RAW Protein is different offering a complete plant-based protein that many crave.

What are essential amino acids?
A: An essential amino acid is an amino acid that cannot be synthesized by the body and therefore must be supplied in the diet. RAW Protein has an assential amino acid profile that is 97% correlated to whey proteins and 98% correlated to mothers milk.

How much protein do I need each day?
A: The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for adults is 0.80g of good quality protein/kg body nitrogen balance studies. The Daily Value for protein is 50 grams / day. Athletes may require more (1g – 1.8g/kg) depending on the type and intensity of physical activity.

RAW Protein

Now you can unlock the nutritive power of living seeds and grains with RAW Protein from Garden of Life – a USDA certified organic, raw, vegan protein powder. Featuring 13 raw and organic sprouts, RAW Protein is an excellent source of complete protein, providing 17 grams of 33% of the Daily Value, including all essential amino acids.

RAW protein contains Vitmanin Code® fat-soluble vitamins and nutrient Code Factors typically present in Beta-glucans, SOD, glutathione and CoQ10, combined with protein – digesting enzymes and powerful probiotics to support digestive health and function.

RAW Protein provides the following benefits for overall health and vitality

  • USDA Certified Organic
  • Provides RAW organic sprouted protein and live probiotics and enzymes
  • Excellent source of protein – 17 grams and 33% Daily Value
  • Suitable for vegetarian and vegan diets
  • Alternative to soy and animal protein powders
  • Good for those with gastrointestinal sensitivities to milk, whey, and other protein sources
  • Easily digested – supports digestive health and function with live probiotics and protein-digesting enzymes
  • Mixes well- great in shakes, smoothies, and other beverages

Everything you want

  • RAW
  • Vegan
  • USDA Certified Organic
  • 17g Protein Per Serving
  • Complete Protein with all essential Amino Acids
  • Live Probiotics & Enzymes
  • Vitamin Code Fat- soluble Vitamins A,D,E, K
  • Easily Digested

Nothing You Don’t

  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Lactose Free
  • No Fillers
  • No Synthetic Nutrients
  • No Artificial Sweeteners
  • No Preservatives
  • Less Than 1 g Sugar
  • Non-GMO


Tara Okhovatian

“I am a Yoga & Belly Dance Instructor in the Daytona Beach, Florida area.”


AColossus, August 6, 2013

Can you provide me with the link of the Biological Value test for Garden of Life RAW PROTEIN?

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