Welcome to day 5 of this event! Today I have a product review and a GIVEAWAY for you! My other 2 giveaways are still open so be sure to also sign up for them and get in your daily entries for extra chances to win. I will link them below:
For today’s product review and giveaway, I have a ton of products from Garden of life. I was beyond ecstatic when I saw all of the goodies this company provided me with; 3 different protein powders, a superseeds fiber blend powder, and 2 boxes of whole food bars. My fiance got a little jealous when he saw all of the products I was given. He stated, and I quote, “I love this brand. They have high quality products”. So let’s start with the protein.
I used this in place of my regular protein powder and I have to say I really liked it. I received a marley coffee flavor (vegan, gluten free, dairy free, soy free, USDA organic) and vanilla (raw, vegan, gluten free, dairy free, USDA organic) to try out. Personally I preferred the chocolate flavor. The vanilla had a bit of a strange aftertaste to it. But I will also say that it’s rare that I like a vanilla flavored protein.
Nutritionally, these offer around 90 calories, 1-3g fiber (depending on flavor), 17g protein. Both also contained organic raw spourts blend and raw probiotic and enzyme blend. The marley coffee flavor also contained an organic whole trade energy blend.
They weren’t as high in protein as I would have liked so I found myself adding in extra protein from other sources to bump up the protein. But overall I enjoyed these products.
Raw fit (raw, vegan, gluten free, dairy free, soy free, USDA organic)
I loved this product. Technically it’s a high protein supplement for weight loss. I have no intention of losing weight so I added plenty of extras to my shakes to bump up the calorie content.
Nutritionally, this product offers 170 calories 1g total fat, 4g fiber (1g soluble, 3g insoluble), 28g protein, <1g sugar. Also contains a raw organic sprouted protein blend, raw weight loss and stress management blend, raw organic glucose management blend, and raw probiotic and enzyme blend.
I think this was one of my favorite products. I loved that it had 28g of protein as well as a nice dose of fiber and it tasted good!
This is basicallly a vegetarian powder that can be mixed with any drink or food. 1 scoop provides 70 calories, 2.5g total fat (0.5g saturated), 6g fiber (1g soluble, 4g insoluble), 0g sugar, 6g protein, 66mg calcium (7% DV), and 2mg iron )11% DV).
It contains a ‘perfect fiber blend’ made of flax seed meal and whole chia seed, a ‘whole food fiber blend’ made of amaranth, quinoa, millet, and several other sprouts and seeds. In addition to the fiber blends, it also contains omega 3 fatty acids in the form of ALA (I discussed omega 3’s in this post – click me), organic cinnamon, stevia, and a proprietary probiotic blend. The cinnamon actually gives it a pleasant odor.
I typically add chia and flax to my smoothies and oatmeal so it was nice having this product on hand as it already contained both which meant less work for me. The cinnamon also added a nice little extra flavor so that was an unexpected plus. Overall, I enjoyed this product. It offered a lot of nutritional benefits so it’s definitely a product I could get on board with using on a daily basis.
Super seed whole food fiber bars – Summer berry and Apple Cinnamon
These bars are all natural, vegetarian, dairy free, gmo-free, made with live probiotics, contain no refined sugars, and made with whole, raw ingredients (several of which are also certified organic). Despite the ingredients list being fairly long, all of the ingredients are foods I recognize so I can get on board with that.
Nutritionally, these bars provide 250 calories, 5g total fat (1g saturated), 2-4g fiber (dependent on flavor), 25-29g sugar (again, dependent on flavor), and 4-6g protein (dependent on flavor). Both bars also provide vitamin c (240-100% DV dependent on flavor) as well as some calcium and iron. These bars are a little higher in sugar than I would prefer (something my fiance noticed as well). So we typically shared a bar.
These bars are very dense, ‘heavy’, and really quite filling. The summer berry flavor is very sweet. My fiance didn’t particularly care for it but he also had no problem eating half of the bars I received so it must not have been that bad. The apple cinnamon was much better. It was also really sweet but it had a nice flavor.
Overall verdict: I enjoyed everything I was provided.
Garden of life has generously offered to provide goodies for not 1 but 2 winners! Each winner will receive 1 box of bars + 1 raw protein flavor of choice.
Unfortunately, the form of wordpress I use does not support the rafflecopter widget so please use the links below. There will be one giveaway for a box of the sweet berry bars + 1 raw protein flavor of choice and another giveaway for a box of the apple cinnamon bars + 1 raw protein flavor of choice. Please choose one giveaway to enter and follow the appropriate link.
sweet berry bars + 1 raw protein flavor of choice
apple cinnamon bars + 1 raw protein flavor of choice