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.

vanilla vega

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


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.”


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 


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 


– 1 cup unsweetened almond milk

– 8 frozen strawberries


– 1 heaping teaspoon cocoa powder

– 1/2 cup frozen dark, sweet cherries


– 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?



Disclaimer: This post is a #VegaOneStart product review but all opinions are my own. 

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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