A little about the product: Garden of Life Raw Protein is vegan, certified organic, gluten free, dairy free, lactose free, soy free, no fillers, no artificial flavors or sweeteners, no preservatives, no pea protein. The protein contains 17 grams protein per serving from a combination of organic raw sprouts to build and repair muscle, 105 milligrams “energy blend” (yerba mate + baobab fruit) for instant and sustainable energy, raw probiotic (lactobacillus acidophilus and bifidobacterium lactis) and enzyme (protease, bromelain, acid protease, and papain) blend, and vitamins A, D, E, K and B12.
And a little about the “energy blend” in the new Garden of Life Whole Foods Market exclusive protein: Raw Protein Energy with Guayaki Brand Yerba Mate: yerba mate is made from the naturally caffeinated leaves of the South American holly tree; the leaves of the tree contain 24 vitamins and minerals, 15 amino acids, and antioxidants. [source]
The best part? All this for only 90 calories! Which makes this protein perfect for weight loss.
Here’s a list of the benefits according to the garden of Life Raw Protein label:
- Promotes instant and sustained energy*
- Helps build and repair muscle*
- Good for pre and post workout
- Promotes protein synthesis*
- Contains 3.8 grams of branched chain amino acids
- Increases protein content of meals and snacks
- 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
* 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.
This recipe has been submitted to Healthy Vegan Friday’s
Healthy Chocolate Milkshake
1 medium frozen banana
1 scoop Garden of Life Raw Protein Energy with Guayaki Brand Yerba Mate
3/4 teaspoon alcohol free vanilla extract
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons dark chocolate peanut butter (Peanut Butter Co. Dark Chocolate Dreams)
1 cup unsweetened original almond milk
Blend all in a high powered blender, pour into a glass of mug, and enjoy! (:
Disclaimer: I have received Garden of Life Raw Protein Energy with Guayaki Brand Yerba Mate for free. Regardless, all opinions in this post are 100% my own.
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