Product Review: Orgain


This is one of the few ‘ready to serve’ products I highly recommend.  255 calories, 16g protein (whey), and tons of fruit/vegetable juice and has a 2:1 carb:protein ratio. This ratio is important for post workout nutrition.  Protein alone will not help you recover, you need carbohydrate with protein in a 2 or 3 to 1 ratio in liquid form to get the most out of your workout. Exercise also creates free radicals and research shows that having antioxidants goes a long way in helping your body recover from a workout.  Orgain has tons of fruits and vegetables including pomegranate, raspberries, kale, spinach that give it a big anti-oxidant content.  It also has green tea extract as well.  Everything is organic and they include no preservatives.  A downside is that it is a bit expensive, I’ve seen between $24-28 for 12.  However, it is in a ready to drink box, perfect for on the go, day hikes, ski packs, etc.  No blending, no frozen blends of non-organic fruits/veggies to worry about not to mention portion control.  Basically, it is extremely convenient and probably healthier than you can make on your own.  The taste is great, especially the chocolate!