Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 24
Rated 5 out of 5 by Axle2 Comprehensive Nutrition. A Very Strong Option.
In this day and age it is difficult for many people to get the nutrition that one's body needs to function properly; and be able to actually afford it.
In my personal journey to find a safe source of many vitamins/minerals/enzymes/probiotics, I came across this product. Just take a short study of the list of ingredients in this product and you will see many, MANY ingredients from organic, non-GMO foods. (I'm actually excited typing this review, lol).
Needless to say, I'm very grateful and excited that this kind of product is out there and exists.
I have read a few of the reviews form peoples' posts and I want to address a recurring problem that many may face; and that is taste. First of all, I think that for being graphically packed with nutrition from veggies and fruits, and herbs, etc.; this stuff is on the tastier echelon.
I will admit that this, as well as any other health-food generally speaking is kind of difficult to take just mixed in water. This may help: I use almond or coconut milk with a little agave nectar, and mix it into this RAW meal stuff and it is enough to do the job for me to take it repeatedly.
As far as price goes, it does initially appear to be quite expensive, but look again what you are getting in this: A long and comprehensive synergistic list of foods, and herbs, and enzymes, and probiotics (most of which are organic and non-GMO)(Genetically-Modified-Organic). Buying those ingredients listed on the ingredient label online or at the local store would be staggeringly expensive in comparison to getting it here.
Final thoughts: If you are looking for an organic meal replacement with a generous amount of ingredients with so much to offer, consider this product; just be sure to be careful with any new supplement. I am happy with my purchase. :) 5 leaves in 'Overall Rating'
Thank-you to all those responsible for making this product!
April 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by bisnan Love this stuff
While I admit this product isn't cheap, it is an excellent meal replacement that is chocked full of good things and tastes good -- a great time-saver without sacrificing healthy eating. I am so glad to be able to stir some of this up instead of looking around for some "ready" food that delivers a lot of empty calories. Plus, although this is a raw food loaded with fruits and vegetables, I have found this product to be extremely easy to digest. (I stir it with a fork, since it sometimes sticks in the spoon.)
December 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Healthnut6 Good
I really like this as a meal replacement. I am on the go at times and don't always have the proper foods I would prefer to eat at hand. I felt this would be a quick and nutritious substitute. I mixed it with Almond Milk vanilla flavored and liked it very much that way. I used a shaker cup, too. I used my blender first, which worked, but blenders are more work to clean up. It has a slight grainy taste. But I love the fact that it is organic and nutritious!
November 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Hung up on the Taste?
Puh..lease.....! There are a 100 ways to make this taste just fine, I personally make it worse with Acai powder and a good Swanson green powder but then also add Swanson vanilla whey powder for even more protein. Use Trader Joes coconut milk (not water) for at least half of the liquid (no nutrients but taste is wonderful) and a shot of agave syrup if you must or some organic whole milk vanilla yogurt. I am trying to gain not lose weight. I used to get Ultimate Meal but this is cheaper because of Swanson.
October 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rosemarie Deb
My daughter introduced me to this. I will never stop using this. It has given me endless energy and I feel wonderful!
June 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Loveliving Perfect all organic vegan protein
I generally add more chlorella or spirulina to the mix. Some add bananas, almond milk, other avocados. when really hungry it can serve as a vitamin and protein boost to an already healthy meal. Will probably use for the rest of my life, unless they come out with an adaption with a little less raw sprouted brown rice protein.
June 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Charlotta Really like this!
I am not a breakfast eater, this is perfect! I mix in my nutri-bullet every morning at work, this is easy to drink, very filling, perfect for me , always running, it goes with me. I love that it is all non-gmo, and raw!
April 27, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Lschlaf Healthy but gross
I was so excited to try this because of how healthy it is but I could not get this down! I love green smoothies and expected a "green" taste but this was unbearable! Had to return. Love Swansons though!
March 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by turtle22 This shake has helped me with an elimination diet. It keeps me full for several hours. I have reordered several time and plan to continue
November 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by TrustHim I love this stuff!
I have been having such trouble stopping my weight-gain, I think because of my thyroid. I tried the Raw Meal to replace my breakfast and found I was full for a couple hours. Then the next day I used it for breakfast and lunch, same thing.
After a week of using it like this, I had lost a couple of pounds! I had not even been able to stop the weight gain before, but now I had actually lost a couple of pounds! I'm ecstatic!
The way I use it, and find that it's quite tasty, is... I put one scoop of the Vanilla Chia powder into my Ninja, single-serve cup with 1/2 banana and as much cold water as it will hold (approx 16 oz), and sometimes I add a 1/2 teas of stevia; I mix it for about 5-10 secs., and drink it down IMMEDIATELY right out of the mixing cup.
Sometimes I may have two of these before I leave the house in the morning, and I'm good to go for quite a while. (...I love to eat, but this satisfies that craving for other food).
I have a little single serve blender at the office and I keep a jar of the powder there also, and make one whenever I start to feel hungry. It's so much easier than trying to figure out what to eat every time I'm hungry.
I think a couple secrets to making these more palatable is to drink them quickly, before they become thick, and adding more water than the directions call for.
October 25, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Walky good but nasty
Great product for what is inside but couldn't get past the taste, it's nasty.
September 4, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Mom2momless Dirt anyone?
I'm pretty sure dirt would taste better than this...never tasted anything so nasty. I get it when it comes to certain healthy choices...sometimes it just takes some getting used to, but there was no getting used to this...I even tried adding things...nothing could disguise the awful taste.
August 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by gwiz Great product
I have been trending more and more to green and complete foods for health and weight management. I found this amazing product from Swanson and decided it included just about every ingredient I have been looking to add to my diet plus some important nutrients that I can stop taking separately. It tastes good and can't help but enhance my nutrition (I do not like vegetables). The consistency is a bit heavy and I have to keep shaking it as I drink, but that is a minor issue. I have since seen it advertised in connection with health reports on line.
July 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by readero RAW MEAL
I mix one scoop of vanilla and one of chocolate in 16 oz. of almond milk for a perfect combination. It is very filling and gives me plenty of energy. I use it as my breakfast meal.
July 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ryno609 Garden of Life Raw Meal - Vanilla
Took a while to get used to the taste and consistancy. Awesome healthy meal replacement.
July 3, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Pewter Great meal replacement
Raw Meal is a great meal replacement. I only use 1 scoop rather than the recommended 2 scoops to help keep the cost down. It still leaves me full for a good 2-3 hours. It's a bit gritty, but the healthful benefits definitely outweigh that.
June 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Alkaline Actually tastes good!
I am a huge fan of the Original Raw Meal but the taste definitely left something to be desired. The new Vanilla Raw Meal tastes great! I only use one scoop (to keep the thickness down a bit and to stretch out the canister) with almond milk and a little ice. I think having it super cold improves the taste.
April 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by jolu Best meal replacement ever bought.
This product is among the best of the very many I have tried ! Also the healthiest. Get one with the vanilla or chocolate flavour because they taste best. The unflavoured one is hard on the taste buds
if you are not a long-time vegan and have to mix it with sweet juice or something else to sweeten it up a bit. The vanilla and chocolate taste decent with water only. It is worth the price. I am very happy with this product.
March 26, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mesa Raw Meal
I can manage the chalky consistency and the poor way in which this product mixes with other items. However, the worst aspect of Raw Meal, an otherwise splendid mix of uber-healthy ingredients, is the acrid taste. Please share how you are able to mask the musk and get this down more pleasantly.The wry upside to the bad tastes is that I don't use it as often and therefore I save money. I feel about Raw Meal the same way I do about broccoli: I force it down only because I know how good it is for me.
March 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by rmh2280 Great Product
I know many may not particularly like this product because it is not like traditional meal replacements. The ingredients are great though. It is a very nutritious product. I will admit the product is a bit pricey, but worth it. I use one scoop instead of 2 in some almond milk and water. I also add some vanilla egg white protein since I need a lot of protein in my diet. While it doesn't taste like a milkshake, it does taste decent and it makes me feel good that I'm getting some good nutrition. I will also add that even using one scoop of this product keeps you full for a while as opposed to many other meal replacements that leave you hungry in an hour or two. I have used the regular raw meal, which did have more of an aftertaste and had to be mixed with juice to be able to drink it down. This product is an improvement by far!
December 18, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mountain Good
Many good, organic ingredients. Nice amount of fiber and protein. I think it tastes pretty good for having that many different ingredients. I think some people have unrealistic expectations and expect meal replacements to taste like a milkshake which it probably could if you added tons of sugar and artificial flavors. But for what I am looking for its good.
I use it when I don't have time for a meal and it keeps me full.
December 12, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Adamhu22 Not my Favorite purchase
This product is must be good for you because it tastes like it. The label says it is a meal replacement that you mix with water. I don't know anyone personally that could use this product with water because the taste is not that great and if used as labeled then you get 300 plus calories. I had to use only one scoop with milk to stomach it. I will not say it is the worst thing I have ever ate or drank but by far is not the best.
November 12, 2012