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Real Carbs + Protein Apple Cinnamon Pie

Rich Piana 5% Nutrition Real Carbs + Protein is a whole food based meal replacement powder using high-quality whole food proteins with low glycemic carbohydrates designed to help you meet your daily protein and meal requirements.




When it came to protein powders Rich Piana was adamant about one thing – he didn’t like them. Rich downright hated everything about them!

Instead, he believed in the idea of whole food complete meals and that kind of thinking guided him in his quest to create exceptional supplements that offered more.

When the time came for 5% to create a premium product, high in available protein, we knew that we had to stay true to his primary beliefs. Anything that 5% Nutrition created had to be a complete whole food meal. 

We didn’t merely create a protein powder or just another meal replacement powder – that would have been too easy. We did it the 5% way by creating a complete whole food meal, Real Carbs + Protein! We’re talking about 20 grams of whole food proteins combined with 30 grams of whole food carbohydrates. The perfect bodybuilding meal. Talk about the ultimate meal replacement!

A true bodybuilding protein blend must be able to keep you in an anabolic environment to support lean muscle growth, and that’s exactly what we did with Real Carbs + Protein.(1) Protein has been sourced from an innovative complex: HyrdoBEEF™ Hydrolyzed Beef Protein, Whole Egg Powder, Chickpea Protein, and Organic Chicken Powder. This combination creates a protein blend with variable digestion speeds that’s extremely high in quality, purity, nitrogen retention, and bioavailability.

5% Nutrition Protein Blend – 20 Grams

HydroBEEF™ Hydrolyzed Beef Protein – This is a whole food protein created by using a special infusion process that preserves all the key amino acids, peptides, nucleotide fractions, vitamins, and minerals that are naturally found in beef. HydroBEEF digests slower than whey and has a BV (Biological Value) score that’s comparable to whey. It’s 97% protein with a high BCAA content and low fat, cholesterol, and sodium content. HydroBEEF promotes the ideal anabolic environment for your muscles so you can experience the results you’ve been training for.(2)

Whole Egg Powder – Eggs are a premium quality protein source with a medium digestion speed and an excellent bioavailability score of 100, making them an ideal addition to Real Carbs + Protein. We use Whole Egg Powder that’s sourced from real, whole eggs.

Chickpea Protein – This is an excellent source of protein with a medium-fast digestion speed that’s high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals.(3)

Organic Chicken Powder – This is a high-quality slow-digesting protein source that’s also high in important B vitamins as well as minerals such as selenium.

This unique complex of whole food proteins creates a sustained anabolic response which is exactly what you want from a whole food meal. Taken after a workout, at the start of your day, or anytime during the day, Real Carbs + Protein will keep you in an anabolic state for hours which is exactly what you want if you want to keep those gains coming or preserve your hard-earned muscle if you’re cutting.

Total Carbohydrates – 30 Grams

The carbohydrate source in Real Carbs + Protein comes from:

Whole Grain Oats – A low glycemic, low sugar carbohydrate that will avoid insulin spikes yet provide the carbs your body needs for glycogen replenishment and muscular energy. Oats are a bodybuilding mainstay and fit in well with the proteins in Real Carbs + Protein.(4)

Sweet Potato – Sweet potatoes are a staple in the diets of many bodybuilders due to their nutrient profile, delicious flavor, and the fact that they are considered a low glycemic carbohydrate. Sweet Potatoes taste delicious and contain high amounts of calcium, potassium, phosphorus, B Vitamins, Vitamin A, as well as Vitamin C.(5)

Rice – Rice is another cornerstone carbohydrate source for many bodybuilders. Usually, it’s brown rice because brown rice is nutritionally complete and is a low glycemic carb.(6)

We can confidently say that Rich would be proud of Real Carbs + Protein because he believed, above all else, that real whole food was the principal element for bodybuilding success! With an innovative source of whole food proteins, paired with the right carbohydrates, we have created a unique meal replacement product for the market.

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  • Real Carbs AND Protein

    21 grams of whole food proteins combined with 30 grams of whole food carbohydrates

  • Slow Burning Carbs

    Made from low-glycemic carbohydrate food ingredients. Whole Grain Oats, Sweet Potatoes and Rice

  • Tastes Great

    Great Blueberry Cobbler, Banana Nut Bread and Chocolate flavors

  • Convenient

    On-the-go carb replacement AND protein product. Can't get much better than that!

supplement facts

  • Apple Cinnamon Pie
serving size - 1 scoop: 65 g servings per container: 22 calories: 250
per serve % daily serve
Total Fat 6 g 8%
Saturated Fat 3 g 15%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 153 mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 30 g 11%
Dietary Fiber 6 g 21%
Total Sugars 1.5 g  
Added Sugars 0 g 0%
Protein 21 g 42%
Vitamin D 0 mcg 0%
Calcium 51 mg 4%
Iron 2.87 mg 16%
Potassium 343 mg 7%
Vitamin A 289 mcg RAE 32%
Phosphorus 9 mg 1%
Magnesium 77 mg 18%
* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Ingredients: Whole Grain Oats, Protein Blend: (Hydrolyzed Beef Protein Isolate (HydroBEEF), Whole Egg Powder, Chickpea Protein, Organic Chicken Powder), Rice Powder, Coconut Oil Blend: (Coconut Oil, Glucose Polymer, and Modified Food Starch), Sweet Potato, Gum Blend (Cellulose Gum, Xanthan Gum, Carrageenan), Natural Flavors, Sucralose


Frequently Asked Questions

  • How should I take Real Carbs + Protein

    Mix one scoop with 12 to 16 ounces of cold water. You can substitute water for a favorite beverage as well. Real Carbs + Protein can be consumed 1 to 2 times per day.
  • What is HydroBEEF and why is it an ingredient?

    HydroBEEF™ is comparable to whey-based proteins and retains key nutrients that have made beef a bodybuilding mainstay for decades. This is a trademarked protein that sets a new standard in protein quality, digestibility, and bioavailability.

  • Why is Real Carbs + Protein the best meal replacement powder on the market?

    Real Carbs + Protein is unlike any other meal replacement powder on the market because it provides protein and carbs from whole food sources. Real Carbs + Protein uses premium quality, highly bioavailable sources of proteins such as beef, whole egg, chickpea and chicken as well as low glycemic carbohydrates from oats, sweet potatoes, and rice all wrapped up in 3 stunning flavors. It’s like eating real food!

  • What’s the optimal training style for people taking this product?

    While Real Carbs + Protein will work with any resistance-based exercise or endurance-based training style, it’s ideal for intense resistance workouts using medium to high volume and 70-85% 1RM for reps in the 8-12 range that include the use of beyond failure techniques.

  • How does this compare to other meal replacements on the market?

    Most carb powders are little more than dextrose or corn-derived maltodextrin that do not come close to meeting the real food standards set by Rich Piana. If you want a whole food carb source that can be used in place of a meal as well as part of your workout preparation regimen, Real Carbs is the only choice.


Product Warnings

† 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.
 WARNING: Consuming this product can expose you to chemicals including lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to