Review of Garden of Life Perfect Food RAW Apple

Several of you recently asked me to continue doing more reviews of foods and supplements. I am happy to oblige! I often Perfect Food Raw Applerecommend “green powders” to people who are looking to detoxify, improve energy levels, alkalize and more. The problem with green powders is that they taste like grass. I was therefore thrilled to find one that has a crisp apple taste but which is still loaded with nutritional power. This review is for Garden of Life Perfect Food RAW Powder – Apple Flavor. (You can click the link to view it on Amazon.)

I received a canister of this powder last December from Garden of Life. I owe them a huge apology for not posting this review sooner. Other topics seemed to be more pressing, life got in the way, and the powder tasted so good my husband and I consumed it in less than two weeks. Please note that although I did receive free product in exchange for this review, I was under no obligation to provide a positive review. The information shared in this post is purely my opinion, based on my experience with similar products and on my years of training. Since I use the product myself, I feel qualified to share my opinion of both its positive and its negative qualities.

Here are the qualities I love about this product:

  • It’s ORGANIC!!!
  • It contains no fillers or artificial ingredients
  • It contains an unusual blend of nutrient-dense powders from grasses, fruits and vegetables
  • It’s sweetened with Stevia and contains no harmful artificial sweeteners
  • It tastes amazing – nothing like most green powders
  • The grass, fruit and vegetable powders are obtained at low temperatures so their enzymes remain viable
  • It’s dairy and gluten-free
  • It contains no herbal additives that could interfere with prescription medications
  • It’s low glycemic, with only 3 net carbs per serving
  • It contains sprout powders and probiotics
  • If apple isn’t your thing, Garden of Life Perfect Food RAW is also available in Plain and Chocolate flavors

As we used this powder, we found it blended easily into smoothies and other drinks. (I shared a recipe below.) It tastes good enough to blend into plain water. We enjoyed adding cinnamon and nutmeg to it for an added kick. The bottom line is that this product is an excellent source of trace minerals, enzymes, probiotics, vitamins and minerals, and antioxidants, all provided in a great tasting powder.

It’s price point is under $30 for a 30-day supply, another factor that makes it a winner in my opinion. You can view the product on Amazon here:  Garden of Life Perfect Food RAW Apple.

The only negative comment I can make about this green drink is that it absorbed moisture out of the air and solidified in the container after being opened. I recommend storing it in a sealed container of some sort.

Here’s a copy of the nutritional information so you can see how truly loaded this product is:

Raw Apple Ingredients

Please note that people with gluten sensitivity CAN consume wheat and barley grasses. The grasses do not contain the proteins that are problematic for people with Celiac and/or a wheat or barley allergy.

Here’s a recipe using this product:

Good Works Wellness Perfect Food Apple Spice Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 scoop Garden of Life Perfect Food Apple Powder per serving (recipe makes 2-4 servings)
  • 1 diced avocado
  • 2 cups coconut water (may use milk alternative, purified water or aloe vera juice if preferred)
  • 1 diced organic cucumber (use half a cucumber for a single serving)
  • 1 handful organic spinach
  • 1 diced organic Honey Crisp apple (use half an apple for a single serving)
  • 1 teaspoon organic cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon organic nutmeg powder
  • Optional:  Stevia to taste

Blend all ingredients well in a high-speed blender. This recipe makes enough for 2-4 servings. This smoothie is delicious and is loaded with healthy fat, trace minerals, enzymes, probiotics, antioxidants and a great blend of vitamins and minerals. It’s very energizing but is extremely low glycemic.

Have you tried Garden of Life’s Perfect Food Raw Apple Powder? What did you think?

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Dr. Pamela Reilly is a Naturopathic Physician dedicated to helping people improve their health and eliminate symptoms using natural, integrative methods. She has over 25 years of experience and has helped men, women and children improve their health using a holistic, client-centered focus. She sees clients in Indianapolis, does house calls, and also conducts consultations via Skype or telephone. Please feel free to contact her or visit her Consultations page for more information. Dr. Pamela speaks nationwide on a wide variety of health topics and welcomes speaking invitations.

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