Lets talk about Vegan Protein! A Product review!
**Disclaimer** This product has recently gone under a re-formulation. I feel confident they are keeping the integrity of the product.
I have been on the search for a good protein supplement. I am working with a personal trainer and am really working hard on increasing my muscle mass. Sure being lean can be great but with my increasing age (Early 30’s) building muscle is increasingly important. I have been a super skinny runner (at one point) but have never had a really STRONG body and core. Well, I am beginning a transformation and was looking for products.
I started my Journey with Garden of Life RAW Meal. It packs 34 grams of protein per serving. This is a complete protein source meaning it contains ALL 8 essential amino acids. You know…. those amino acids your body CANT make on their own. This is all great, actually REALLY great, however, I will be more stoked for the product when I can happily stomach the taste, texture and smell. I am a chef and need all these things in perfect harmony! I know I am asking a lot out of my protein powder by wanting it to taste good but that’s just me. And probably you too! I started a full review of this product a bit ago and you’l find it in the earlier posts!
Now, on to one of my VERY favorite products EVER! My love of this products runs deep! Not only is it DELICIOUS, it is amazing for you! Lets cover the foundations first.
Taste = AMAZING no matter which flavor you get (Although I have a crush on the chocolate one).This would even make an excellent dessert as it satisfies my sweet tooth. I can’t wait to experiment and make raw cheesecakes and other amazing desserts with this product!
Texture: Smooth and creamy. Rich and decadent. It doesn’t get thicker if you let it sit (Which you wouldn’t anyways because I promise you won’t be able to drink it fast enough… I mentioned the fat kid inside me right?). It stays the same from beginning to end!
Aroma: Pleasantly sweet and rich!
Now more in depth. This has less protein (27 grams) than other Raw protein supplements however keep in mind the body can only absorb so much in one sitting. With added live enzymes, it aides in digestion…. making sure you can absorb the protein BEFORE it passes through our intestinal tract! It is important to take enzymes with your protein if you don’t already. This statement is true with ANY protein you take! I will personally take a few less grams of protein for palatability! Protein supplements are expensive so why take in more than we are need?
This also features 4 different protein sources which is great because the body should get its nutrients from a variety of sources. It stops utilizing nutrients to their full potential if you get it from the same food source day in and day out!
This is also a great source of your Omega -3, antioxidants, probiotics, greens (including super kale, spinach, broccoli, alfalfa grass and chlorella) and fiber!
Don’t get me wrong, other raw proteins look great on paper too, however the problem is I have to consume it. You want something that makes you feel great AND is enjoyable to drink! I wish I had sample packs I could give to the world! Shout out from the roof tops that this is THE best product on the market! Thats how much I love this product! I am counting on it to help me achieve my fitness goals and if it can fuel a world known triathlete then I feel it can fuel my up and coming awesome inner athlete! I look forward to this treat everyday and am elated to have such wonderful vegan companies at my disposal! I HEART you Vega!
UPDATE: Training hard with a personal trainer REALLY pushing my body to its limits…. this product has DECREASED my recovery time! I recover on average and FULL day or two in advance. What does this mean? I can increase my workouts and push myself a bit further!