Product: Vega Energizing Smoothie
Flavors Reviewed: Bodacious Berry, Choc-a-lot, Oh Natural, Tropical Tango, and Vanilla Almondilla
About Vega: Vega is a plant-based nutrition company founded by vegan professional Ironman triathlete and bestselling health author Brendan Brazier. The company specializes in clean, plant-based nutrition products.
The Vega Energizing Smoothie provides a convenient, on-the-go nutrient boost, and is a great way to energize your day! The Energizing Smoothie is alkaline-forming, free from dairy, gluten and soy, and contains no added sugar, artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners.
The Energizing Smoothie gives you the all-natural, plant-based goodness you expect from Vega, complete with protein, fiber and omega-3s. And unlike traditional smoothies and powders, this mix combines easily with water so you can simply shake and go!
The One Green Planet Verdict: Vega continues to be the superstar of vegan protein powders with their amazing Energizing Smoothies. We sampled all five flavors and loved each one!
The Oh Natural (vanilla flavored), Choc-a-lot, and Vanilla Almondilla flavors are the most traditional of the group, and taste best mixed with a plant-based milk or in a smoothie. The Tropical Tango and Bodacious Berry mixes are also awesome options if you’re looking for a fruity flavor.
Each powder is available in convenient, on-the-go, single serving packs or larger pouches that come with measuring scoops. One serving packs in two servings of vegetables, 10 grams of complete plant-based protein, 5 grams of fiber, and 1 gram of omega-3s. This combination of nutrients makes Vega Energizing Smoothies a winner for refueling and staying energized throughout your busy day.
CONTEST DETAILS: (Closed on July 30, 2012)
(Website comments closed on July 8th, 2012. Answers only being accepted on Pinterest)
You know our verdict, now you decide! Vega has generously offered to send a few lucky One Green Planet readers a large pouch of their delicious Energizing Smoothies!**
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Refreshing and tasty!
I tried the Vanilla Almondilla flavor and really felt good to know that I can supplement my diet (especially post-workouts) with a Vegan protein shake. Last time I tried it with water, but I would really like to try it with soy milk next time because I tend to like creamier drinks. Thanks One Green Planet for always making me aware of these wonderful products! I have so much to choose from!
Vega Choc- a-lot
We really loved the Choc-a-lot energizing smoothie. My husband doesnt like smoothies much, so i made a ton of protein balls with the choc-a-lot, dates and coconut flakes. Some added cocoa powder in some. Since this summer we are loving chocolate, these protein balls were a hot especially on hikes !
I received the Choc-a-lot and love it! It's so easy to mix and have on the go...I'll definitely have my family send me more as I just moved to South Korea and this will be a great way to keep me moving!
Even better than its predecessor
First of all, I want to thank One Green Planet and Vega for doing this contest and selecting me as a winner.
I decided on the Vanilla Almondilla, which was my favorite Vega Shake & Go Smoothie flavor (it's vanilla with a hint of almond; reminds me of an amaretti cookie). Now that the product has been revamped into Vega Energizing Smoothie, I love it even more. It's smoother, mixes better and is less green in both color and flavor. It no longer has an after taste. I'd recommend this to just about anyone.
Yummy and Easy
I love Vega products. I mostly use the Chocolate powder but I received the Vanilla Almondilla from the giveaway. This flavor is quite subtle, making it a great neutral addition to a fruit and greens smoothie. The vanilla doesn't overpower the smoothie but adds some nice sweetness. I love that these Vega products are soy free and sugar free. Some of them have too much Stevia for my taste, so I add a pinch of celtic salt and some other fruit/veg into the blender to even out the sweetness.
I rarely drink these straight (meaning just mixed with almond milk or water) because the stevia-sweet thinness doesn't suit me. But I love adding a scoop into my superfood smoothies for the extra protein and greens boost. I highly recommend these products. Much less chalky than any other vegan protein powder I've tried.
Thanks again for the free bag!