I’ve been busy (as usual) talking about, blogging about, and drinking green smoothies.
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 serving VEGA ONE CHOCOLATE
– 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?
CSDisclaimer: This post is a #VegaOneStart product review but all opinions are my own.