On a cursory glance, Raw Generation appeared to “just” sell smoothies and juices. They actually have more to offer than that. We’re looking at you, Elderberry syrup, 100% plant based soups, and Cinnamon Chai Keto meal shakes!
If you’re in the market for a meal replacement program that makes sure you get in a good amount of raw foods and juices in your diet, help you in your weight loss endeavors, or jumpstart a more nutrient-dense diet, you may have just found your match in Raw Generation.
What You Can Expect From A Raw Generation Meal Program
Answering the needs of our times, Raw Generation offers what it calls as “Quarantine Essentials” selling everything from boxes of fresh fruits and vegetables, immunity shots, and a bevvy of cold pressed juices and bottles of daily greens” and even a Raw Generation produced Anti-Viral & Anti-Bacterial Sanitizer Spray; all things that may be increasingly challenging to find or have access too considering our current pandemic times.
Raw Generation’s main menu categories are more extensive and are as follows:
- Low-Carb products (think celery juices and keto shakes)
- Cleanses (this includes their popular skinny cleanse and protein cleanse)
- Juices (this is a surprising array of beverages, from juices to caffeinated energy drinks, to sweet greens, apple cider vinegar drinks, cold pressed varieties, and more )
- Smoothies (There are multiple smoothies in this category; from keto-centric ones to protein variety to smoothies that help post workout recovery.)
- Meals to Go (this has everything from keto meal shakes to soups and protein smoothies)
How Raw Generation Works
Raw Generation freezes their bottles, even those with soups. within minutes and ships you your order frozen. This ensures a couple of things.
Firstly, they flash freeze their products since it locks in the fresh flavors, and more importantly, it locks in all the nutrients and enzymes.
Secondly, having your raw juices and smoothies delivered to your door frozen means you won’t feel rushed to consume products in the fear they will spoil. When your order arrives you can either start consuming immediately or, as we did, store them in your freezer and pull them out the night before and store in the fridge to enjoy cold the next day.
Raw Generation packages are shipped in insulated boxes. The perishable nature of their products means that you should place the contents in your freezer or refrigerator as soon as you can but at the same time, you need not be home to receive your package. Each package contains a print out with instructions for proper handling.
In general, Raw Generation provides a lot of information about their products and how to best consume them.
Whether you order a cleanse, daily greens, daily proteins, or any of their juice and smoothie packages, you have helpful instructions you can find on their website for each product.
You can download guides for all your products which answer commonly asked questions as to what one can expect from their cleanse, how to maintain results, if you can workout, consume coffee and tea, and even if you need to be near a restroom (spoiler alert: you don’t need to be!). Point being, you are not left to your own devices on how to go about your cleanse or consumption with this brand.
You will also have the option to subscribe to their services and also, enter a Reward Points System (note, you can not use reward points to buy a subscription.)
With their subscription program, you can save an extra 10% on every order, and get it delivered on your schedule. We appreciate the convenience of the subscription feature.
Join the rewards program and you earn points every time you shop and then redeem those points for exclusive discounts.
Is Raw Generation good for you?
We get this question a lot and we reframe the question as is Raw Generation right for you?
To determine if it is, we encourage anyone looking to commit to a cleanse to evaluate their long term goals.
Raw Generation is certainly right for you if you know you want to eat more plants and vegetables but don’t have the time or inclination to grocery shop for multiple ingredients and put yourself on a regime. Raw Generation is an excellent resource for saving time, not having to shop and blend and juice.
Raw Generation warns that their products have not been pasteurized, and therefore may contain harmful bacteria. They further add this “can cause serious illness in children, the elderly, and persons with weakened immune systems.” If you fall into this category or are cleansing for the first time, we recommend you talk to your doctor or nutritionist to see how to best move forward.
Raw Generation defines its particular cleanse as “Packed with 40 grams of protein per day, greens, and antioxidant-rich superfoods, the Protein Cleanse will help you cleanse while maintaining your workout routine. With 3 cold-pressed juices and 3 plant-based smoothies each day, your body gets what it needs to burn fat, eliminate bloating, and give you more energy.” The following video sheds more light of the protein cleanse.
Do juice cleanses work?
A juice cleanse can potentially work depending on what your goal is. Is it to lose weight? To gain energy? To consume more raw foods or perhaps concentrate on gut health?
There is a smart way to juice. As noted by reputable celebrity doctor and nutritarian Dr. Fuhrman, “juicing wisely” means not having juices comprised of only fruit. Instead, juices should include low-sugar fruit, “nutrient-rich vegetables, and leafy greens in particular.” He goes further, advising that if you choose to juice wisely, one should “Follow it up with a health-promoting diet. A few days of juicing can be a great way to reset your taste buds and jumpstart a new, healthful, nutrient-rich diet. However, there is no health benefit of trying to use a juice cleanse as temporary detox, just a break from an everyday junk food diet.” Read more about what Dr. Furhman says about juicing and detoxing here.
Raw Generation states their “products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.”
Also, and we can’t stress this enough, if you have a serious medical condition or are on any medication, consult a physician before starting a juice detox.
Food for Thought
If you’re looking to juice short term, Raw Generation’s products offer refuge from the tedium of having to schlep to the grocery store and buy produce and juice, blend, and cook daily.
Unlike other juice and smoothie companies, Raw Generation offers a more varied and delicious menu. You won’t feel like you’re just eating grass on their meal replacement programs. Also unlike other brands, we found their smoothies in particular to be satisfying.
If it checks out with your doctor, and you’re looking to start a cleanse or use shakes and smoothies as meal placements, we at Meal Matchmaker recommend Raw Generation’s line of products for a delicious foray into wholesome, nutrient-rich food and drinks.