RAW Organic Protein
Garden Of Life

RAW Organic Protein

Beyond Organic Protein Formula!
Excellent Source Of Protein From RAW Organic Sprouts!
8.1  out of 10  (51 Reviews)

Product Overview

Why is Garden of Life plant-based protein good for you?

Garden of Life raw organic protein is a great alternative to soy or dairy protein sources, with a complete profile of essential amino acids for optimum protein synthesis. We like plant-based raw proteins because they tend to be easier to digest than other protein powders. From powerlifters to CrossFit athletes, raw protein is gaining steam. Our favorite way to supplement with Garden of Life raw protein is mixed in a blender with frozen fruit or almond milk.

In addition to providing 22 grams of organic sprouted raw protein—44 percent of your recommended daily value—Garden of Life protein powder has enzymes, vitamins, and live probiotics that help with digestion and absorption. Garden of Life raw protein is gluten-free, dairy-free, and has no fillers or artificial ingredients.

Benefits of Garden of Life raw protein:

  • Complete amino acid profile increases protein synthesis to repair and build muscle
  • Easily digestible alternative to soy and milk proteins for those with sensitivities
  • Raw protein is certified vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and sugar-free
  • Includes vitamins, enzymes, and active probiotics in ideal forms for absorption
  • Appropriate for low-carbohydrate diets
  • Versatile: Take raw protein before the gym, for post-workout recovery, or add it to a meal to increase protein content
  • No fillers, preservatives, artificial flavors, or synthetic sweeteners
  • Certified USDA organic and non-GMO

Why raw, sprouted protein?

Each serving of Garden of Life protein contains 22 grams of protein from a blend of 13 sprouted protein sources. The heating processes many other protein powders go through can damage the proteins, making them harder for your body to absorb. Raw protein is made with low heat to preserve the integrity of the plant proteins.

The organic proteins in Garden of Life protein are not just raw, but sprouted. Sprouted proteins are better because they are higher in nutrients and easier to digest.

Garden of Life contains raw proteins from organic USA-grown peas, organic brown rice, organic amaranth, and 10 other organic proteins. By combining 13 different sprouted grains, seeds, and legumes with different amino acid profiles, this raw protein can provide all of the essential amino acids.

What all of this means is raw protein gives you more protein and nutrients than other products, and more of what you ingest actually goes toward building and protecting your muscle mass.

Does Garden of Life raw protein build muscle?

Since Garden of Life protein powder is a complete protein, it contains all the amino acids needed to support protein synthesis. The process of protein synthesis both protects your existing muscle fibers from breaking down after a workout and builds new muscle tissue. You don't need whey protein to build muscle.

Why does Garden of Life protein contain probiotics and enzymes?

Raw protein contains protein-digesting enzymes and 3 billion CFU of live, active probiotic bacteria to support your digestive system. Like sprouting, this is important because it helps the protein be absorbed and utilized by your body instead of being excreted and wasted.

Why are fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K important in a protein powder?

The fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K are crucial to your health. Many people, especially those with restrictive diets, are deficient in some or all of these vitamins.

  • Vitamin A is found in animal products, so many vegans are lacking in this nutrient.
  • Vitamin D deficiency is common, especially in those who don't eat fish, one of the main dietary sources.
  • Vitamin E is an antioxidant commonly found in wheat germ, so if you're gluten-free you'll benefit from supplementation.
  • Vitamin K is important for heart and bone health. It's common in animal foods and fermented soy products, so if you're vegan and not a big tempeh fan, you might be missing out.

By including these vitamins, raw protein helps benefit your health beyond the gym.

What does Garden of Life protein powder taste like?

In addition to its muscle-building power, Garden of Life raw protein tastes great. Flavors include vanilla, vanilla spiced chai, and unflavored, which is great for blending and baking. User reviews say, "A great natural flavor." "The taste is AMAZING when it's mixed with vanilla almond milk." "I really enjoy the variety of flavors."

The Garden of Life protein reviews tell the full story. Check out the reviews and try raw protein for yourself.

Ratings & Reviews

RAW Organic Protein
Overall Rating
51 Ratings
Verified Buyer Rating
13 Ratings
Average Flavor Rating
4 Flavors
Top Rated Flavor
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Apr 10, 2019
  • 1 Vanilla

As a shake it taste like booty. Added to a smoothie or something makes it more tolerable

Feb 01, 2018
  • 8 Vanilla

This is my favorite plant based protein powder. I've tried some horrible ones that I couldn't even force myself to drink. This actually makes a pretty tasty shake. The flavor is really good for a protein powder. It does have a little bit of texture- but that's what you get with plant based protein powders. I put it in smoothies with fruit and sometimes greens and it's delicious- I don't even notice the texture when it's blended like that. I like that it's super clean and also has probiotics. It's also a good amount of protein for 1 scoop as compared to other plant proteins. My body does not like dairy based protein or artificial sweeteners but I have no issues digesting this. I love it.

Sep 10, 2017
  • 10 Vanilla

The first time I bought this product I became a loyal Garden of Life user. The taste is AMAZING when its mixed with vanilla almond milk. The protein has a great amino profile for any organic protein.

Aug 17, 2017
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Vanilla
May 07, 2017
Verified Buyer
  • 8 Vanilla

This is product is so clean I have it every morning with some oats and banana as a breakfast.

Feb 20, 2017

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.

Dec 13, 2016
Verified Buyer

This is such a great protein option, and even more so because it's so clean and free of additives! Check it out!

Nov 14, 2016

A great natural flavor, however I only had a trial size. I enjoyed it very much, Great taste!

Sep 11, 2016
Verified Buyer

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.

Mar 22, 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.

Dec 03, 2015
Verified Buyer

Good things on it but you can get a tasty raw protein. Good product!

Nov 11, 2015
Verified Buyer

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.

Aug 25, 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 02, 2015

Expensive product , not so good the choco and the price of the product isn't justified

Jul 13, 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.

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Price: $47.99  ($2.40 / Serving)
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Excellent Source Of Protein From RAW Organic Sprouts!

What's in Garden Of Life RAW Organic Protein

20 Servings Unflavored
Serving Size 1 Scoop (28 g)
Servings Per Container Approximately20
Amount Per Serving
Calories 110       
Calories From Fat 20       
% Daily Value
Total Fat 2.5 g 4%
Saturated Fat 0 g 0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g       
Monounsaturated Fat .5 g       
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 270 mg 11%
Potassium 50 mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 2 g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1 g 4%
Sugars 0 g       
Protein 22 g 44%
Vitamin A** 4%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 10%
Iron 20%
Vitamin D** 130%
Vitamin E** 15%
Vitamin K** 15%
Magnesium 8%
Zinc 20%
Selenium 65%
Manganese 40%
Molybdenum 130%
* Percent Daily Values based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs
Raw Organic Protein Blend: Organic Pea Protein, Organic Sprouted Brown Rice Protein, Organic Amaranth Sprout, Organic Buckwheat Sprout, Organic Millet Sprout, Organic Cracked Wall Chlorella, Organic Quinoa Sprout, Organic Chia Seed Sprout, Organic Garbanzo Bean Sprout, Organic Lentil Sprout, Organic Adzuki Bean Sprout, Organic Flax Seed Sprout, Organic Sunflower Seed Sprout, Organic Pumpkin Seed Sprout, Organic Sesame Seed Sprout), Organic Guar Gum, Organic Carob Bean Gum, Raw Probiotic & Enzyme Blend: Lipase, Protease, Aspergillopepsin, beta-Glucanase, Cellulase, Bromelain, Phytase, Lactase, Papain, Peptidase, Pectinase, Hemicellulase, Xylanase, [Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus bulgaricus] (3 Billion CFU)
Contains No soy, dairy, tree nuts, added sugars, filler ingredients, nor artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners or preservatives.

Directions For RAW Organic Protein: Adults mix 1 level scoop (scoop included) in 8 ounces of water or juice one (or more) times per day. Not intended for children.

Warnings: As with any dietary supplement, consult your healthcare practitioner before using this product, especially if you are pregnant, nursing, anticipate surgery, take medication on a regular basis or are otherwise under medical supervision. Keep Out Of Reach Of Children.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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