Garden of Life Perfect Food Berry Review
Garden of Life is one of the most popular superfood supplement brands we’ve ever known. Their products are sold in most every grocery store and drug store, as well as most every major online supplement store. They are a trusted, global brand that features celebrity endorsers such as Alicia Silverstone. This Garden of Life Perfect Food Berry review breaks down Garden of Life’s venture into the world of berry superfood drinks.
Perfect Food Berry is a bit of a different spin on the berry superfood market. They seem to be more aiming to appease those who don’t like the taste of green drinks than focusing on actual berry content. To be honest, I think that’s great. Perfect Berry Food is solid value and decent taste and a whole lot of gut health ingredients all rolled into one trustworthy brand.
Product Name: Perfect Food Berry
Company Name: Garden of Life
Product Description: berry superfood drink
Price: $41.95 to $51.99 (deal dependent)
Below is one of their many brand videos. Garden of Life has created one of the supplement industry’s most powerful brands over the past number of decades due to their passionate marketing.
Perfect Food Berry is a super diverse green drink that utilizes berries to leverage both taste and antioxidants.
Perfect Green Juice Blend
This is your garden variety grass blend. Grasses are some of the most healthy items found on earth. Most people rarely get any raw grasses in their daily diet.
Barley Grass Juice
Helps prevent coronary arteries from becoming clogged by balancing healthy cholesterol.
Alfalfa Grass Juice
B complex vitamins and vitamins A, E, C, and K are among this alfalfa grass’ nutrient density. In terms of minerals, its loaded with zinc and potassium. The benefits of alfalfa juice are endless.
Wheat Grass Juice
Wheat grass shots aren’t popular for no good reason. Wheat grass is a complex healthy ingredient that is chock full of iron, calcium, vitamins A and c, and is known to boost your immune system.
Oat Grass Juice
Oat grass has a lot of the benefits as its predecessors reviewed above, but it is also a great source of protein. Below, you will notice that oat grass is also included again, sans the juice form, in Perfect Food Berry’s fermented whole foods blend.
Protein Mineral Matrix
Protein is an essential ingredient for meal replacement style superfood drinks. While Perfect Food Berry doesn’t possess enough protein to make it a true meal replacement drink the 2.1 grams it does have is certainly better than nothing. Perfect Food Berry uses Rice Bran Soluble Extract, Spirulina, Chlorella, Red Algae, and Kelp as vegan protein sources.
While this isn’t protein overload, the blend’s name is a bit deceiving. This blend actually offers the consumer amazing health benefits, such as blood detoxification (Chlorella) and major minerals and antioxidants and blood sugar regulation benefits (red algae) and a major infusion of B-complex (Spirulina).
Although the protein density is a bit short for a meal replacement drink, Perfect Food Berry doesn’t claim to be one, either.
Whole Food Berry Antioxidant Blend
Whole food berries and antioxidant density go hand and hand, that’s been established science for decades now. Additionally, Perfect Food Berry’s name rather markets itself based on berry content. So let’s have a closer look at what’s going on in this blend.
You get 800 mg combined of acerola cherry, strawberry, cherry, blueberry, blackberry, and raspberry. For the most part, Garden of Life covers a decent amount of the major healthy berries available. The density seems thing compared to the green juice blend, but let’s put things into perspective. Garden of Life’s berry superfood drink is really just a way for people who hate green drinks to get green ingredients.
Now, don’t get me wrong, these berries offer extensive health benefits, mostly by way of extreme antioxidant density, however, their inclusion is also based on taste so that you can get sprouted ingredients and leafy greens without gagging yourself.
Ah, the joys of eating your daily veggies (ugh, not so much). As the kids say, “sorry no sorry” for saying that. But the fact is, eating veggies isn’t fun for everyone. Fortunately, not only does Perfect Food Berry use berries to gently mask the flavor, but they also use a broad spectrum of colorful veggies such as beets, carrots, cucumbers, broccoli, spinach, ginger, and garlic.
Yeah, no one wants to drink garlic, but don’t worry, you don’t taste it.
Spinach is arguably the most potent superfood on the planet. It’s a major source of calcium and iron. You’ve seen Popeye the Sailorman, haven’t you? The man lived off of canned spinach. Beets are amazing for blood pressure. Cucumbers will make your skin look like you are 20 years of age again. Ginger is super beneficial for digestion. And garlic keeps vampires away. I’m kidding, but it is known to fight the war on seasonal colds. So garlic, in a sense, does fight against the evil lady sneezing next to you in line at the store.
Here’s the deal: Miracle Reds is loaded with antioxidants before we even hit this section. The fact is, berries are potent superfoods due to their innate antioxidant content. So the fact that Miracle Reds utilizes ingredients such as Acerola, Lycium, and pomegranate as additional antioxidant firepower is stellar stuff on the part of the manufacturer.
Antioxidants are some of the healthiest human ingredients we know of. You certainly get your fill when you use Miracle Reds.
Whole Food Matrix Blend and Probiotics
Garden Of Life bases a lot of their products on gut health. So it comes as no surprise that Perfect Food Berry would contain two additional blends which specifically target gut health.
Fermented Whole Foods Matrix (740 mg per serving)offers a slew of nutrient density and healthy gut bacteria potential. Both barley and oat grass are reincluded here, as well as the new additions of quinoa, millet, buckwheat, garbanzo bean, Brussel sprouts, sesame seeds, and lentil (all in their sprouted forms). Sprouted grains are often hyper-loaded with B complex vitamins, amino acids, folate, even vitamin C. They are truly incredible for immune system health.
The probiotic blend is all non-dairy at 7 mg per serving. This is a rather modest amount compared to other big brands, but its still great value.
You can view the Perfect Food Berry supplement facts label below.
Garden of Life does a pretty good job with taste, however, this drink is loaded with leafy greens. The berry does do a good job at concealment, but it’s not 100%. You will taste a mild soil aftertaste, however, its not overly strong. In the end, youa re getting a load of sprouted grains and leafy greens and veggies, not just berries. The health benefits are huge, a little grassy taste never hurt anyone.
For $41.52, you get a 34 ounce, 30-day supply of Garden of Life’s Perfect Food Berry. At 8 grams per serving, you end up paying just a shade over 70 cents per serving. That’s really solid value on Garden of Life’s part even for a non-meal-replacement superfood powder. Perfect Food Berry is loaded with nutritional density, so the value here is certainly not anything to shrug off. Remember, this is a sprouted superfood green drink that uses berries to amp up antioxidant content and sweeter flavor tones. You get a lot of nutrients here for a pretty humble cost.
PROS & CONS
- Nice berry lineup
- Taste conceals the grasses decently
- Grasses, probiotics, fermented whole foods, add incredible health diversity
- Excellent value per serving metric
- Decent serving sizes
- Low on protein, not a meal replacement drink
- There could be more probiotics
This Perfect Food Berry review is all good things, really. The value per serving of .72 cents is budget friendly. It has a lot of probiotics contained in it, as well as sprouted, gut-friendly, grains. You get grasses and veggies. And the taste is pretty good, all things considered.
Cory has been a professional writer and researcher since 2002 and has written 1000’s of articles on health, wellbeing and nutrition. Cory is very active and loves riding his bike when he is not working on his numerous blogs.