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Garden of Life Raw Protein: Marley Coffee

20 Oct

Though I don’t tend to drink coffee very much these days (maybe once a month) I was very excited to try the new powder from Garden of Life Raw: Protein with Marley Coffee.

What is Marley Coffee?

Marley Coffee, led by Bob Marley’s son, Rohan, is a “sustainably grown, ethically farmed and artisan-roasted coffee company.”  Marley Coffee “strives to support communities and the environment through organic, sustainable and ethical practices.”  That sounds good to me :D

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To see my full review on Garden of Life Protein click here

(pretty much just me explaining how much I love love love Garden of Life :D)

But to summarize:

  • Vegan (dairy and lactose free)
  • Certified USDA organic
  • Gluten free, soy free, with no artificial sweeteners, flavors, fillers, or preservatives
  • Non-GMO verified
  • Excellent source of protein (17 grams) from 13 raw & organic sprouts = 3.8 grams of branched chain amino acids to help build and repair muscle
  • Contains Vitamin Code vitamins A, D, E, and K (no B12 Marley Coffee blend)
  • Live probiotics and enzymes to aid in digestion
  • Only 90 calories per 23 grams serving



This recipe was originally posted by me on

Banana Split Sundae Smoothie

Serves 1

1 cup unsweetened original almond milk

2 teaspoons agave

1 medium frozen banana

1/3 cup frozen strawberries (about 5 medium)

1 scoop Garden of Life Raw Protein with Marley Coffee

1 tablespoon cocoa powder

1 teaspoon alcohol-free vanilla


Blend all together in a high speed blender until smooth and creamy.  Pour into a glass or mug and enjoy post or pre workout (:


Garden of Life Raw Fit High Protein For Weight Loss Giveaway ENDS TOMORROW!!

Visit the original blog post [[ CLICK HERE ]] for rules and how to enter!!


Garden of Life Raw Protein Energy

18 Oct

I love Garden of Life!!  In addition to the amazing real people behind the company, the products they provide the world with are filled with amazing USDA organic and non-GMO certified ingredients.

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

Serves 1

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! (:

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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.

** You can WIN ** Garden of Life Raw Fit High Protein For Weight Loss **

CLICK HERE for contest rules

Ultimate Thanksgiving Sandwich + Cookbook + Giveaway!!

14 Oct

As some of you may have seen (via my Facebook Page or Twitter account) I have published my first cookbook!! :D

I have so many people to thank for helping me get this cookbook to where it needs to be <3 too many to list… but you can see many of their names in the cookbook!  Recipe testers, family, friends… the list is too long!

Well anyways, it has been taking up so much of my time and I have been heavily neglecting my blog and my Meat Free Athlete blogging duties!  So look out for a new post tonight or tomorrow on MFA!


Ultimate Thanksgiving Leftovers Sandwich

Serving size varies depending on amount of leftovers (:

For one sandwich:

1 slice Holiday Lentil Loaf

3 tablespoons Golden Gravy

2 tablespoons Mashed Cauliflower

1 tablespoon cranberry sauce

2 teaspoons Vegenaise

2 slices whole grain bread


Reheat the lentil loaf in a few teaspoons of olive oil in a nonstick sauté pan.  Meanwhile, lightly toast the bread.

Spread 1 tablespoon cranberry sauce on one slice of bread and 2 teaspoons Vegenaise on the other slice.  When the holiday lentil loaf is heated through, place it on one slice of bread then, using the same hot sauté pan, reheat the mashed cauliflower.  Spread the heated cauliflower over the holiday lentil loaf and, again using the same hot sauté pan, heat the gravy.  Pour the gravy over the cauliflower then top with the remaining bread.  Slice down the middle, grab a napkin, and enjoy your holiday feast again (:


All the recipes for this sandwich are included in my holiday cookbook “my Kind Holiday

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Today I received an amazing package in the mail from my favorite company: Garden of Life!  This company produces amazing vegan and vegetarian supplements and never have I been dissatisfied.  I have made raw protein truffles and of course I always include a scoop of protein in my smoothies.  I have received these products and will be reviewing Marley Coffee Raw Protein and Guayaki Raw Protein + Energy.  So what about Raw Fit???

Raw Fit is available for one of my readers* (: YOU’RE WELCOME!

How to enter (up to 3 ways to enter per person, for a total of 4 entries!!!):

  1. Leave a comment below telling me how you will use/have used Raw Fit High Protein (1 entry)
  2. Follow WeHeartVegan on Facebook and leave a comment on the Facebook Page about how you will use Raw Fit High Protein (2 entries)
  3. Copy and tweet the following tweet: “I can’t wait to try Raw Fit @gardenofliferaw high protein for #weightloss!! #Giveaway on #vegan via @weheartvegan” (1 entry)

Contest Ends October 21, 2013 at Midnight EST

Good luck to all!! <3

*open to U.S. and Canada residents only

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