Introducing the New Vega One (HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY)

December 16, 2014 — 14 Comments

As if Vega wasn’t already number one in my book when it comes to clean, plant-based nutrition products, they’ve found a way to make their signature Vega One, All-In-One Nutritional Shake, even better.


Why Vega? 

There are nutritional shakes and dietary supplements of all shapes and sizes out there on the market. Some are part of larger pyramid schemes, while others claim to offer a “get fit quick” fix. The first thing I love about Vega is there’s no scheming involved, nor does Vega offer empty promises of an overnight transformation of any kind.

Vega was founded by Brendan Brazier, a vegan, and former professional Ironman triathlete, who was driven by the desire for complete plant-based nutrition. As a result, Vega products are formulated with health and performance in mind. With Vega you get the real deal, absent of suspicious ingredients. You also get what you pay for—high quality products that go a long way. As someone who is anti-artificial and doesn’t buy into gimmicks, I consider these factors to be of the utmost importance.

Vega One Shakedown 

Vega One, All-In-One Nutritional Shake, offers complete daily essentials to help you thrive by supplying key nutrient bases for optimal health, providing energy to sustain an active life, helping to metabolize fats, proteins and carbs, and supporting normal glucose metabolism.

The new and improved formula is packed with 33 percent more protein, two times the amount of greens and is made entirely with whole foods ingredients.

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Vega One remains gluten-free, with no added sugar (and now has an even lower glycemic index of 15.8). As always, it is made without dairy or soy ingredients, and no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives. It’s available in a variety of flavors, including: French Vanilla, Vanilla Chai, Mixed Berry, Chocolate, and Natural.


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To read more about the new Vega One formula and the total amazing-ness that exists in every scoop/pack, click here.

When to Drink: You can drink Vega One morning, noon or night, every day of the week. Andrew enjoys it early in the mornings (like 5 a.m. early) before he heads off to teach school or out in the studio to paint, while I tend to drink it a bit later in the morning for breakfast, or after a workout. Although we don’t drink it every single day, we do incorporate Vega One as a regular part of our lives at least several times a week.

How to Drink: If you’d rather just shake it and go, simply combine Vega One with cold water, or your favorite non-dairy milk, shake it up, and enjoy. Another option is blending it into a smoothie.


Want to start off the new year with some new Vega One? Thanks to the Vega Team, you can! Since Vega One is something I enjoy fueling my body with, I’m really excited to help spread the Vega love this holiday season through this giveaway.

Enter for your chance to win a box of 10 Vega One Chocolate Packs plus a shaker (upwards of a $50 value). 

I hate playing favorites, especially when all of the Vega One flavors are tasty, but when chocolate’s an option, I can’t resist. After all, what’s better than a guilt-free chocolate fix?



P.S. Trust me when I say, you’ll love this handy dandy shaker as much as I do.


Step 1—Comment: Leave a comment on this post stating why you would like to win this package and start your new year with new Vega One. (If you have tried Vega products before, please also share which ones you already love, and why!)

Step 2—Like: Like Vegan on the Run on Facebook. (And go ahead and like Vega while you’re at it!)

Step 3—Share: Share this post on your own Facebook page, letting your friends know about the giveaway. (Make sure you mention/tag the Vegan on the Run Facebook Page in your post when you share, so that I’m sure to see it!)

Complete the above steps by Tuesday, December 30, 2014. Winner will be randomly selected and announced via the blog and Facebook at the close of the giveaway, just in time to kick off the start of 2015!

Vega Smoothie Time

Remember when I mentioned you could blend Vega One in your smoothie? Here is a smoothie recipe that incorporates the new chocolate formula.



  • ¾ cup of almond milk
  • 1 banana (use fresh or frozen)
  • 1 pack/scoop of Chocolate Vega One
  • 1 Tbsp. Maca powder (optional)
  • 1 large spoonful of peanut butter (can substitue for nut butter of choice)
  • 1 handful of ice (not pictured)

Ingredient Notes: Vega is already packed with Maca powder, but since this is an ingredient I happen to love for its malty taste and its energizing and hormone-balancing properties, I opted to add my own.

Also, because the servings of the new formula are larger and the new formula is bursting with even more nutrients, if you’re looking for a less rich smoothie, simply use ¾ pack/scoop of Vega One instead of the full amount.


Add ingredients to blender and blend away for 30 seconds – 1 minute, or to your liking. After that, you’re ready to sip and go out and then conquer the world.


Vega-licious Holidays

If you’re ready to purchase some Vega One, or looking for some last minute Vega-licious stocking stuffers, check out the Vega Online Shop or store locator and give the gift of plant-based nutrition this season.

For those who are a part of the Twitter universe, Vega is hosting a #HealthyHolidays Tweetup Meetup this afternoon/evening: Tuesday, December 16, 2014, from 3-5 p.m. PST [6-8 p.m. EST].


Join yours truly, @sarahkmccartan, plus members of @vegateam and fellow plant-based enthusiasts, as we share tips for having a healthy happy holiday season. For more information on how you can join in the conversation, and for a look at the topics being discussed, click here.

Please note: the viewpoints in this post are mine (and all mine), and this post was not monetarily compensated. This Vega One Giveaway has been made possible by the generosity of my friends at Vega Team, who constantly seek to share the Vega love.

14 responses to Introducing the New Vega One (HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY)


    I’d love to try the new Vega One however feel that I’d have to hide it away from my vegan husband 😉 I love the Vega Sport Lime electrolyte drink – my go to after a great run!


    I would love to try something new and this seems like it would be amazing. I am always on the go, so this seems like it would fit nicely in my lifestyle.


    I would love to win the new Vega One giveaway because a full supply of Vega One will provide me the option after my morning workouts/runs with daily protein and the necessary nutrients to perform during my daily routines. My first experience with Vega One was when I attended VegFest this year and obtained a sample of Vega One that was very good. I tried it in the morning and I have a lot of energy for work and grad school. I’ll reach two years of being a Vegan the first of January 2015 and have spent the current calendar year running and becoming an official 5Ker. To win would, again, provide this Vegan with the refuel to fuel the day.


    I love the Vega Sport Shakes, and use them after every workout! I would love to try the Vega One’s, I’m always looking for new options in my vegan transformation! 4 years vegan, and 200 pounds lost!


    I tried the original Vega protein powder a few years back and really liked it. I can imagine the new formula is even better. I’m really terrible at eating breakfast, so I think a Vega smoothie would be a healthy start to my day. Thanks for the giveaway!


    I like Vegan on the Run and Vega on facebook and shared 🙂


    This sounds like a great new product. I’ve enjoyed the other Vega products and would love to win so I could try this new formula.


    I really enjoy the Vega products. I only recently discovered them to help me get enough good protein and nutrients while marathon training thanks to a good friend’s tip. I’d love to win some Vega as I just enjoy the products and who doesn’t love free?? The chocolate all in one nutritional shake is my favourite too :).


    My husband and I are about to begin a new journey to a healthier lifestyle..we both want to be around for our currently 3 year old daughter and 1 year old baby boy for as long as possible! 🙂 We will be starting with P90x3 soon but need a good nutritional supplement shake that is affordable and actually TASTES good. I am definitely a chocolate lover and I have been eyeing the Vega One and Vega Sport products for a while now. Would be so helpful to win this – thank you!


    The new chocolate is more tasty than the previous one. I did like the previous chocolate, but I am fairly sure I had an orange flavored smoothie from Vega before. If I am remembering right, that one is my favorite.

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