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.
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.
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.
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.
VOTR Vega One HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY
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.
HOW TO ENTER
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 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.
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.