Friday, July 20, 2012

VEGA Smoothies...


Not too long ago, VEGA sent me some of their VEGA Energizing Smoothies to try. (Energy? YES, please!) I have been on the smoothie kick so I jumped at the chance. I am kind of "over" oatmeal in the mornings and like to have something I can take with me so I have been busting out my GNC blender (which I love BTW) for some quick breakfast options.


Eyes on the road at all times, of course :)

The thing that appealed to me about the VEGA smoothies were the individual serving pouches. Protein shakes are great and all but if you are planning to shake it up away from home, you have to scoop your servings out and put them in a container, etc, etc. Having a pouch to grab and go makes it pretty easy.


For those of you who may not be familiar with VEGA, the smoothie is 100% pure plant protein. They are a nutritional company based on using plant-based products for optimal nutrition and health. The smoothie is a great On-the-Go smoothie option with two servings of veggies - 10 g of complete, plant-based protein, 5 g of fiber and 1 g of Omega-3.


They had a variety of flavors to choose from which is nice... Tropical Tango, Vanilla, Chocolate, Berry. Most protein powders seem to only have vanilla or chocolate so being able to switch up is a great selling point. If you are interested in trying a package for yourself, VEGA is sending out samples, just go to: http://myvega.com/try-v1-blog


I tried the tropical tango flavor with 8 ounces of milk and a handful of frozen raspberries. I taste tested the other flavors only with milk and the mix. I think I might be in the minority here but, to be honest, the flavor did not appeal to me. It tasted a little too "plant based". I drink spinach in my smoothies so it isn't that I can't appreciate a green smoothie or the odd taste a protein powder can give to a smoothie but these just tasted too strong.

I have read a lot of reviews that were raving about the smoothies so definitely take advantage of the free sample and give it a try. I certainly appreciate being given the chance to taste it as I have been trying all sorts of brands lately trying to find my favorite combination. I hope that you will grab a free sample and try it yourself!




7 comments:

ConcreteNCoffee said...

I fell in love w/ Vega's performance mixes but will definitely give their energizing smoothies a whirl. I just gotta get a new blender :p (Oster individual blender - no beuno, FYI)

Molly said...

OMG I'm glad it's not just me :) I really couldn't learn to like them either.

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fancy nancy said...

I really love smoothies for breakfast! I have heard so much about Vega energizer. I've used Vega before so I will have to try out a free sample.

Swim Bike Mom said...

I tried to love Vega, especially when I was on one of my many vegan kicks. I never tried the fruity ones... but the vanilla made me want to jump off a vegan bridge.... :)

lindsay said...

I like Vega products but they're kinda pricey. I bought a box of their bars (sooo good) but the $30+ price tag keeps me from doing that regularly. I don't think I've had their smoothies yet.

Yo Momma Runs said...

Never tried these, but I love me some smoothies.