I’m happy to report: I’ve stayed on my two feet for the past few days. No more falls, bumps, or bruises for this girl! (Please say I did not just jinx myself.) Switching subjects, let’s talk protein powders today. Cristina from Vega contacted me asking if I’d be interested in reviewing their Vega Energizing Smoothie. After learning a little bit about the plant-based protein powder, I agreed, and soon five flavors arrived.
Bodacious Berry, Tropical Tango, Oh Natural, Vanilla Almondilla, and Choc-A-Lot were the flavors. Itz marketed as an on-the-go smoothie and check out the stats:
- 2 servings of veggies
- 10 g of complete, plant-based protein
- 5 g of fiber
- 1 g of Omega-3
Not bad, right? Actually, I think that’s awesome. When I consider protein powders, I look at the amount of protein and sugar for the portion size. As said above, each flavor had 10 grams of protein, 5 grams of fiber (which is a huge bonus in protein powders), and just 1 gram of sugar. I really like that there are no added sugars.
The flavors are delicious, too. The powders are designed to be able to shake it up with water and go, but I like to bulk up my smoothies, so I always add additional ingredients. For the tropical tango smoothie, I added mango chunks and pineapple – so good! I added banana and peanut butter to the oh natural powder. Frozen berries were added to the bodacious berry mix. All of the smoothies I made kept me full. Then, Vega came out with a new flavor: French Vanilla.
Vanilla is my favorite flavor (well, besides cake batter), so I had high hopes for this protein powder. This was actually the only flavor that I blended with ice and unsweetened vanilla almond milk only, and I was still completely happy with the taste! Plus, this french vanilla nutritional shake contains 15 grams of protein, 6 grams of fiber, and 2 grams of sugar.
Another thing I love about Vega is that each scoop contains two servings of veggies. This is perfect for days that I don’t have spinach or kale in the house. The veggies are apparent in the french vanilla smoothie as there is a green tint.
It looks green, but it doesn’t taste green! This nutritional shake also has 50% daily intake vitamins and minerals, antioxidants, probiotics, and greens, and is dairy, gluten, and soy free, so itz sure to please everyone. I’m an easy sell, but I sure like it and would recommend it to anyone looking for a high-quality, tasty, nutritious protein powder. Can’t go wrong with any of their flavors.
For now, I’m off to another interval speed workout. I hear we’re doing mile-repeats this morning. I didn’t ask how many…
What are your plans for today? Have you tried Vega before?
*I was not compensated beyond the product for this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.