Vega a day

Did you get a chance to blend up something delicious yet?  If you missed the last two posts in my smoothie series, you can catch up here & here.

I’ve been busy (as usual) talking about, blogging about, and drinking green smoothies.

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I have also fallen in love with a “non-green” smoothie.

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What do these two smoothies have in common?  VEGA ONE.

“Made from natural, plant-based, whole food ingredients, Vega One is packed with the complete foundational nutrition your body needs to build your day on.”

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I was super excited to receive the Vega One Starter Kit in the mail, and even more excited to test out the product.  Yes, my name is Hali & I am a smoothie addict…

This kit came with 5 packets of ready to mix or blend powder in three different flavors, a few recipes to get you started, and a coupon for a large tub of powder. I really like the idea of getting to try something for 5 days to see if you like it. It would be a drag to buy an entire container of protein powder, only to realize that one scoop in, you detest the flavor, or find out that your stomach just doesn’t jive.  Also, I love the idea of using the “starter kit” as a way to motivate yourself to start your day right for 5 days… just to see what happens… No big risk taken.  Hey, if you really hate it, you could always go back to eating cold toast during your commute right?!

I have to say that I am a tough critic for several reasons- I am picky, I have food allergies, and I demand that my food be nutritious & convenient…. Oh & it has to taste good, because if not, what is the point?  The Vega One Starter Kit met all of my needs.

One scoop of VEGA or 1 packet in the Starter Kit contains:

  • ZERO gluten, dairy, soy
  • No added sugar
  • 50% of daily intake vitamins & minerals
  • 15 grams of protein
  • 6 g fiber, omega-3, antioxidants, probiotics
  • 1.8 cups of GREENS (broccoli, kale, alfalfa, spinach, chlorella)!!!!

I really like the fact that Vega One can “greenify” a smoothie because sometimes you just don’t have fresh produce on hand but still want to eat well.  Also, I think for someone just starting out, this makes things very convenient.

Now for the taste test:

  • Great texture & mouth feel
  • Strong “green” flavor (I would recommend adding some sweet fruit, a nut butter, cocoa or something else delicious)
  • The chocolate flavor would make a great “dessert shake”
  • Loved the vanilla flavor with tropical fruit (mango, pineapple, banana)
  • Blends well & would work with an unlimited combo of ingredients

Here is one of the creations I made:

VEGA Chocolate Covered Berries Shake 

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What’s better than eating chocolate for breakfast?  Dark chocolate & VEGA covered berries of course!  Great for an on-the-go breakfast or late afternoon snack, this shake is quick, yummy, and nutritious!

                                                                                           Click here for a printable recipe 

Ingredients:

– 1 cup unsweetened almond milk

– 8 frozen strawberries

– 1 serving VEGA ONE CHOCOLATE

– 1 heaping teaspoon cocoa powder

– 1/2 cup frozen dark, sweet cherries

Instructions:

– Blend well & enjoy

In a nutshell, I really like the idea of the Vega One Starter Kit and I am impressed by all of the nutrition they packed into one shake serving.

Have you ever tried any Vega products?

What do you like to add to your smoothies?

XO,

CS

Disclaimer: This post is a #VegaOneStart product review but all opinions are my own. 
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3 thoughts on “Vega a day

  1. Love the recipe! Thanks for the vega review – I have seen them in the store, but have been too intimidated to try. I will look for these starter packs now!

  2. Hi Hali! It’s funny, after we last talked I was wondering if the shakes you told me about were from Vega. Of course I couldn’t remember! But I’ve been trying these for the past month or two! I bought them at the co-op to try out. I wanted to compare them to the Isogenix shakes we’d been having, because Vega seemed more ‘natural’. The flavor took a little getting used to, but yesterday I made a berry one with coconut milk, a banana, some ice and frozen strawberries and blueberries. It was SOOOOO good! I’m not a lover of green smoothes, so these really help me to get my greens. So glad to hear you are trying them too!

    I hope you’re feeling better and will call soon to catch up.
    Love, Karen

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