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How to Pick the Best Protein Powder for You

How to Pick the Best Protein Powder for You

Are you getting enough protein in your daily diet?  

Everywhere you look is a new protein-enhanced product. With the latest diet plans emphasizing increasing protein for a host of health benefits, you may want to consider upping your daily intake 

With so many options available, how do you know which protein product is best for you? 

One of the most popular ways of increasing your intake is through powdered protein added to a liquid of your choice. Quick and easy to use, protein powders supply superfoods, vitamins, minerals, and other good-for-you ingredients in just a scoop or two. 

Here is a roundup of the options available from Garden of Life. All of our protein powders are Certified USDA Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified. Plus, the powders are always low in sugar and high in clean protein sources.  

Whatever your needs, Garden of Life has an option for you. Here is how to pick the right protein powder for you. 

I Want a Meal Replacement Protein Powder 

You have a busy, on-the-go lifestyle, but you still want to eat healthy, so fast food is just not an option for you. Sound like you? Then, RAW Organic Meal Shake and Meal Replacement is your best option. 

RAW Organic Meal Shake and Meal Replacement has all the protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals that you would find in a healthy meal of raw foods. The protein boost satisfies your hunger and 44 superfoods boost your energy.  


  • Boosts energy and builds lean muscle 
  • Helps you stay full and can help support a healthy weight 
  • 1.5 Billion live probiotics plus enzymes to support digestive health 

Quick Overview 

  • 20g of clean organic plant protein per scoop from 13 organic sprouted grains and seeds 
  • 1g of sugar 
  • 7g of organic fiber 
  • 21 whole food vitamins and minerals 
  • 44 unique superfoods 

I Want a Protein Powder that Helps with Weight Loss 

You’re trying to lose weight by exercising and watching what you eat, but sometimes it just so hard to get all the nutrients you need.  

RAW Organic Fit is a plant-based protein made up of 13 organic sprouted grains, seeds, and legumes. It also has additional ingredients supporting your weight loss efforts such as Svetrol Green Coffee Bean Extract, Organic Cinnamon, and Organic Ashwagandha 

Use RAW Organic Fit before and after your workouts to help boost energy and build lean muscle mass.  


  • Satisfies hunger and helps you stay full longer with organic whole food fiber 
  • Contains easily digested plant proteins PLUS live probiotics and enzymes 
  • Contains Svetol Green Coffee Bean Extract to burn fat naturally 
  • Contains Organic Cinnamon to maintain healthy blood sugar 
  • Contains Organic Ashwagandha to help fight cravings 

Quick Overview 

  • 28g complete plant protein 
  • 5g of branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) 
  • Less than 1g of sugar 

I Want a Protein Powder to Support My Active Lifestyle 

You love the endorphins of an intense workout, but wish the muscle soreness would go away quicker.  

Sport Certified Grass Fed Whey is designed to refuel and repair muscles. Intensive training and exercise breaks down muscle tissue and then the body repairs and rebuilds to make them stronger. 

Sport Certified Grass Fed Whey is not only free of hormones and antibiotics, but also the ONLY Non-GMO Project Verified Whey. Due to these third-party certifications, Certified Grass Fed Whey is also NSF Certified for Sport® and Informed-Choice for Sport Certified. You can rest assured there are no athletic banned substances in this clean whey protein. 


  • Refuels & repairs muscles 
  • Supports immune system 
  • Reduces recovery time 
  • Take within an hour after workout and throughout the day 


  • 24g grass fed whey protein 
  • 6g of BCAAs 
  • 4g glutamine & glutamic acid 
  • 2 Billion CFU B. lactis Bl04 
  • 0g Sugar 
  • No added hormones and no antibiotics 

Help—I Want a Protein Powder to Support My Active Lifestyle but I’m Vegan 

Sport Organic Plant-Based Protein has all the same athletic and health benefits as Sport Certified Grass Fed Whey but without the animal products.  

Vegans and vegetarians can rest assured that they will have the same nutritional support before and after intensive workouts with a blend of certified organic plant-based proteins from multiple beans, seeds, and legumesSport Organic Plant-Based Protein also contains additional antioxidants and a Muscle Recovery Blend to support your active lifestyle  


  • Refuels & repairs muscles 
  • Promotes faster recovery from intense workouts 
  • Supports immune system health 
  • Take within an hour after workout and throughout the day 


  • 30g organic plant-based protein 
  • 5.5g of BCAAs 
  • 1g of sugar 
  • 5g Glutamine & Glutamic Acid 
  • 2 Billion CFU B. lactis Bl04 

I Want a Protein Powder That Also Provides My Daily Serving of Greens 

RAW Organic Protein & Greens combines the power of clean organic protein and the nutrient-rich energy of organic greens. It’s a slightly sweet, delicious, and clean way to get your protein & greens all at once.   

RAW Organic Protein & Greenscombines organic sprouted brown rice, organic peas, organic chia, organic navy beans, organic lentil beans and organic garbanzo beans and six organic greens and veggies—organic alfalfa juice, organic spinach, organic kale, and organic broccoli, carrots and beetsRAW Organic Protein & Greensmakes perfect green smoothies! 


  • RAW organic plant protein for healthy muscles and muscle repair 
  • Enzymes to support digestion 
  • Green energy from raw, organic greens and green juices 


  • 20g of smooth, raw organic plant protein 
  • 6 organic greens and veggies 
  • Less than 1g of naturally occurring sugar 
  • 1.5 billion CFU probiotics and 12 non-GMO enzymes 

I Want a Comprehensive Protein Powder for Everyday Use 

All the bells and whistles can be nice, but sometimes you just want the original. Raw Organic Protein Powder is a comprehensive protein powder that gets the job done.  

Featuring 22 RAW and organic sprouts, RAW Organic Protein is an excellent source of complete protein—providing 22 grams and 29% of the Daily Value—including all essential amino acids.  


  • Helps build and repair muscle 
  • Good for pre- and post-workout 
  • Promotes protein synthesis 
  • Easily digested 
  • Suitable for vegetarians and vegans 
  • Good for those with sensitivities to milk and other proteins 
  • Highest quality alternative to soy, whey and milk protein 


  • 22g of complete protein from 22 RAW organic sprouts 
  • 3.8g of BCAAs 
  • Fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K 
  • Live probiotics and enzymes 

Since the very beginning, Garden of Life has chosen the cleanest, purest, whole food organic ingredients to nourish your body the way nature intended. Our protein powders support your daily lifestyle goals no matter what they may be.  

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