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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Vega Energizing Smoothie Review

A few weeks ago Vega sent me some samples of their Energizing Smoothie to try!  I was pretty excited because I've heard great things about Vega but have never tried any of their stuff.  I also haven't tried many protein shakes, powders, smoothies, etc. because I usually just drink chocolate milk as my recovery drink.  They sent me five flavors to try: Choc-A-Lot, Bodacious Berry, Oh Natural, Tropical Tango, and Vanilla Almondilla.

What I REALLY like about these smoothies are the nutritional aspects found in one serving:

  • Two servings of veggies
  • 10 g of complete, plant-based protein
  • 5 g of fiber
  • 1 g of Omega-3 

That's a whole lot of goodness in one smoothie!  And for a girl that doesn't eat her veggies as much as she should...I was pretty excited!

Another aspect I was really excited about was that you don't have to have a fancy blender (which I don't have) for these just add 1 cup of ice-cold water, juice, or a non-dairy beverage, shake and go!

The Choc-A-Lot one enticed me first (we all know how much I love my chocolate milk)!  I decided to keep it simple and just add water to this one.

The taste wasn't bad...but not my favorite.  I couldn't get past the grittiness...but that could be due to the fact that I don't have a lot of experience with powders.  I think it may have been a little bit better with almond milk.

Next I tried the Tropical Tango...with orange juice!  And that was super yummy!!!

But my all time favorite was the Vanilla Almondilla!  I mixed this one with some vanilla almond milk and it made it so much more creamier and delicious!!!

Don't let the green scare can't taste it and it just shows the healthy goodness in there!

My two boys have been watching me try these smoothies the past few weeks and they wanted in on the tasting!  My oldest, Hayden, didn't like it (but he's my picky eater that doesn't like anything)!  My youngest, Sawyer, LOVED it!  In fact, he stole it from me and almost finished the entire thing!!!  I only drank about half of it and he had the other half.  

As for the energizing aspect...I really think it does the trick!  I tried these smoothies in the afternoon at the time where I get sleepy and want to take a nap.  It really helped give me that boost of energy I needed to get through the rest of the day...and it was all healthy for me!  Mission Accomplished Vega!!!

QOTD: What is your favorite smoothie  or protein shake recipe?  Tell me in the comments...I would love to try it!

Disclaimer: Vega sent me samples of their product to taste and review. I received no other compensation. All opinions in the above post are mine and mine alone!



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