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Garden of Life Organic Plant Protein Smooth Energy -- 8.4 oz

Garden of Life Organic Plant Protein Smooth Energy
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Garden of Life Organic Plant Protein Smooth Energy -- 8.4 oz

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Garden of Life Organic Plant Protein Smooth Energy Description

  • Energy with Yerba Mate
  • Non-GMO Project Verified
  • No Soy, Wheat, or Dairy
  • Certified Gluten Free
  • Certified Vegan
  • USDA Organic
  • Kosher

Garden of Life Sources clean, pure ingredients from organic family farms to bring you the best nutritional products in the world.

  • 15g of complete protein
  • Smooth, with no gritty texture
  • Tasty and flavorful
  • Live probiotics and enzymes
  • Natural energy from yerba mate and vitamin B12
  • Gluten free, with no allergenic ingredients like soy, wheat and dairy

Super SMOOTH and delicious, Garden of Life's family friendly Grain Free Organic Plant Protein is packed with energy-giving protein and wholesome fiber.


Mix 1 level scoop in 8 ounces of water (scoop included). Delicious with unsweetened almond or rice milk, add fruit if desired. Or simply just add your favorite smoothie recipe.
Free Of
Dairy, soy, tree nuts, added sugars, filler ingredients, artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, preservatives, gluten and GMO ingredients.

*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.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 Scoop (24 g)
Servings per Container: 10
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Total Fat2 g3%
   Saturated Fat0 g0%
   Trans Fat0 g
   Polyunsaturated Fat1 g
   Monosaturated fat1 g
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Sodium170 mg7%
Total Carbohydrate5 g7%
   Dietary Fiber2 g2%
   Total Sugars0 g
     Includes 0g Added Sugars0%
Protein15 g30%
Calcium46 mg4%
Iron4.1 mg25%
Potassium47 mg2%
Vitamin K15 mcg15%
Riboflavin0.1 mg4%
Niacin0.5 mg4%
Folate4 mcg2%
Vitamin B12132 mcg5,500%
Biotin0.3 mcg2%
Pantothenic Acid0.1 mg2%
Phosphorus219 mg20%
Magnesium21 mg6%
Zinc1 mg10%
Selenium3.9 mcg8%
Copper0.1 mg15%
Manganese0.5 mg25%
Chromium0.4 mcg2%
Molybdenum25 mcg60%
Typical Amino Acid Profile
Alanine657 mg
Arginine1314 mg
Aspartic Acid1752 mg
Cystine164 mg
Glutamic Acid2518 mg
Glycine602 mg
Histidine383 mg
Isoleucine *^712 mg
Leucine *^1314 mg
Lysine *1095 mg
Methionine *175 mg
Phenylalanine *821 mg
Proline657 mg
Serine766 mg
Threonine *547 mg
Tryptophan *164 mg
Tyrosine602 mg
Valine *^0.0766 mg
Not a significant source of Vitamin D.

*Essential Amino Acids ^Branched Chain Amino Acids
Other Ingredients: Certified Organic Protein Blend: [Organic pea (seed), organic tapioca fiber, organic chia (seed), organic flax (seed), organic cranberry (seed), organic baobab (fruit), organic pumpkin (seed)], organic vanilla flavors, organic stevia extract (leaf), sea salt, organic cinnamon, Energy Blend: [organic yerba amte extract, vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin from saccharomyces cerecisiae)], RAW Enzyme Blend: Lipase, protease, aspergillopepsin, beta-glucanase, cellulase, bromelain, phytase, lactase, papain, peptidase, pectinase, hemicellulase, xylanase, RAW Probiotic Blend: [Lactobacillus plantarum, lactobacillus bulgaricus] 1 billion CFU.

Contains 19 mg of naturally occurring caffeine per serving.

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The High Price of Fitness: Are You Spending Too Much to Get in Shape?

Fads come and go that promise to quickly buff up our bodies and reduce our waistlines. From Curves to Weight Watchers diets and workout "boot camps," there is no shortage of new fitness trends promising a perfect, healthy human frame -- for the right price. Unfortunately, many of these crazes also flatten out our wallets at the same time.

But is all that expense necessary? Isn't there a simpler, cheaper way to get in shape?

Woman Checking Fitness Gadget During Workout Routine |

In some cases, a budget workout routine is best. But for other people, spending a little money can make a big difference, says Scott Silveira, an exercise physiologist at the California Health & Longevity Institute, located inside the Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village.

"Like many spending decisions, one must weigh out the costs to benefits," he says.

Getting fit on the cheap

A back-to-basics approach can work great when concerned about exercise price, Silveira says. Walking, hiking, jogging or running are inexpensive exercises that can help people get fit for next to nothing, he says.

"The best no-cost or low-cost modes of exercise are going to be those where you don't have to buy specialized attire, equipment or fitness studio access," Silveira says.

In fact, some of the best exercises simply use your body as a form of resistance and cost nothing to perform. They include:

  • Calisthenics, including pull-ups and push-ups
  • Yoga
  • Isometrics, including planks and wall sits

If you plan to exercise in this no-frills way, remember that you still have to work hard to earn that healthy body, Silveira says.

"Just because someone adds push-ups and a walk to their schedule two times a week doesn't mean that they will necessarily lose weight and get fit," he says.

To succeed, you need to have the right mindset. Make sure you exercise regularly at the right intensity and duration. A good diet is also essential to getting fit, Silveira says.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the federal government's website have some good recommendations for staying fit and trim.

Penny wise, pound foolish

While some people can sculpt a fit body with just a pair of sneakers and a running trail, others require more specialized workouts. For these folks, paying a little extra money can reap major rewards, Silveira says.

"Spending extra money on a personal trainer, counseling sessions with a dietician or exercise classes may be worth the investment," he says.

Examples of situations where paying for help pays off include:

When you have more ambitious goals. Experts can provide the expertise and motivation to bring your workouts to a higher level.

When you have health concerns. In some cases, spending money on an expert-guided exercise program can help slow or even roll back health problems. Spending a little money on exercise now can prevent you from having to spend a lot more money on health care down the road, Silveira says.

When you lack the motivation to exercise on your own. About 50 percent of people who start an exercise program quit within six months, according to a 2009 study published in the International Journal of Sport and Exercise Physiology.

"What is your exercise and health history?" Silveira asks. "Is there a history of failing to follow through with an exercise plan?" If so, a more formalized – and expensive – training regimen can help.

Ultimately, only you can make the call about whether or not spending money will pay fitness dividends.

"For some, $10,000 a year spent on a fitness program might be totally unreasonable," Silveira says. "But for others with more disposable income, this investment could enhance quality of life better than putting it towards other luxuries."

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