The second I saw the name Thor Bazler at the helm of Raw Power, I was sold. Seriously, that is a very cool name for someone who produces protein and nutritional supplements. But behind the name lies a company that is very passionate about quality.
Raw Power is of course raw, vegan, certified organic, and made with a crazy load of superfoods. The ingredients include Maca, Goji Berries, Brazil Nuts, Hemp, Mesquite, and … wait, that’s everything. Yes, there are no fillers of any kind. Raw Power is a truly whole food blend
I heard about Raw Power from a press release announcing a 30% increase in the powder’s protein content. Since my husband and I were about to embark on a new fitness program, this seemed like the perfect product to add to our regimen.
In terms of the protein, Raw Power met our needs for a post-workout recovery drink. It’s also a great option for providing nutritional balance to energizing fruit smoothie. One serving previously had 8 grams of protein, but it now clocks in at 10.5 grams with the reformulation. The package is a bit limited on serving instructions, but from their website, I found that one serving is 1/4 cup of the powder added to 12 ounces of water.
I did trial it in a shaker cup with just water first. Since it contains some hemp protein powder, there was a slight sandy texture. Nonetheless, it was much smoother overall than pure hemp protein. The taste wasn’t really sweet or bitter, but it wasn’t bad. I found it drinkable, though not something I would crave. This prompted my transition to smoothies.
Raw Power adds a little texture and thickness to fruit smoothies, along with the slightest berry and nutty notes. I really enjoyed it this way, but halfway through the canister, an idea came to mind. I keep seeing chocolate bars spiked with goji, maca and other superfoods, so why not make my own?
I melted a good chunk of dark Callebaut chocolate, let it cool, and stirred in a serving of Raw Power. I poured the chocolate into some silicone muffin tins, put them in the freezer for about an hour, and viola … homemade Superfood Chocolate! While I could still detect a little bit of that hemp grit, it was delicious overall and a great way to enjoy an antioxidant boost.
Although Raw Power is made from hemp and brazil nuts, it is pretty low in fat (just 2 grams per serving). Unlike many protein powders it also has a good does of carbs, which I like. They say the perfect carbohydrate to protein ratio for a recovery drink is 4:1. With this in mind, I blended 1 serving of Raw Power with 1 cup of orange juice or a banana for my post workout needs. And don’t forget that Raw Power is made from pure raw foods, not concentrates or isolates like most other brands.
The Facts on Raw Power
Certifications: Raw Power is Certified Organic.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Raw Power is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, vegetarian, and paleo. Nonetheless, always read the ingredient statement and check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.
For More Product Information: Visit the Raw Power website at www.rawpower.com.