Protein powders are a dime a dozen these days but many contain animal products (most commonly whey– a byproduct of cow’s milk) which are not healthy for the body or the planet. I was a very happy cowgirl the day the day I discovered Vega nutritional shake (powders) a couple of years ago. Through my own research I have learned that some of the healthiest plant powered athletes choose Vega products over all the others. In fact, I just finished reading the updated version of Meat Is For Pussies by John Joseph and he and all his plant-strong buddies reccomend Vega products in their daily diet regime. If some of the best athletes in the world are consuming Vega products on a daily basis, Vega is most certainly good enough for my body! And that’s why when the fine folks from Vega, a vegan company based out of Canada, contacted me about sampling their new and improved Vega One totally vegan nutritional shake, I was up for the challenge. I was already a fan of their amazingly healthy and delicious products (bars, supplements and seeds) so it was a no brainer.
About six months ago Vega reformulated their fully plant-based Vega One All-In-One Nutritional Shake (available in both tubs and individual use packets) protein powder. The new formula includes 33% more protein and two times more greens (six servings total) than before. The powder is made from complete whole foods, is Non-GMO Certified, is gluten free, soy free and sugar free.
According to the Vega website, Vega One gives you:
- 20 grams premium plant-based protein
- 6 servings of greens
- 50% daily intake of food-based vitamins and minerals
- 25% DV fiber
- 1.5 grams of Omega-3s
- Probiotics (1 billion CFU)
- Only 160 calories. (French Vanilla)
I’m wholeheartedly convinced that Vega One is not only the best, but the cleanest product of its kind available, at least in the United States.
Vega One Nutritional Shake powder can be used in your favorite smoothie, my personal preference, or just mixed with water or your favorite milk alternative. I sampled the Vanilla Chai flavor (pictured above is a yummy smoothie I made with a scoop of the Vega One, soy milk, 2 frozen bananas, a few ice cubes and a dash of cinnamon– don’t be fooled by the green color, that’s all the wonderful greens that are packed into the powder that you don’t even taste), but Vega also makes other flavors as well: French Vanilla, Berry, Natural and Chocolate.
Just because I believe that Vega One is the best nutritional shake on the market, does that mean that I actually like it?
While the product is amazing, it does have a few downfalls in my (humble) opinion. I don’t like the taste of stevia (it leaves a strange aftertaste in my mouth) and all their nutritional shakes contain stevia. I wish that I could overcome my dislike of stevia as it’s a great plant based sweetener that has no sugar. The price is the only other challenge. It’s expensive, but I know why. Good quality ingredients aren’t cheap which makes this product amazing, but sadly that makes it not available to all budgets. Overall, I very much enjoy the powder and give Vega One an 9 out of 10, mostly for it’s high quality and healthful ingredients.
Have you tried the Vega One All In One Nutritional Shake? If so, what flavor? Do you have a favorite smoothie recipe you use with the powder? I’d love to hear your thoughts; please feel free to leave me a note in the comment box below. As always, thanks for your support and for tuning in folks.
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Photos by Faye White Photography