Vega One Nutritional Shakes: All-in-One Vegan Fuel

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Version:
French Vanilla, Chocolate, Berry
Price:
$3.99 to $69.99 (from single-pack to large tub multi-serving)

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Rating:
5
On September 16, 2014
Last modified:October 11, 2016

Summary:

Loaded with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, protein, fiber, omega 3s, probiotics, prebiotics, and more, it's actually a bit hard to believe how good this vegan supplemental mix tastes. I really liked the French Vanilla, voting the Chocolate in as a pleasant second. They do work well simply stirred into water or dairy-free milk alternative, but we liked them best when blended with a frozen banana, too, for a true cool and creamy shake experience.

Smoothies are a daily ritual in our home, whether it’s a toasty 90 degrees out or snowing and hovering at the freezing mark. We simply bundle up! So I’m always interested in smoothie supplements, and had heard so many good things about Vega One Nutritional Shakes.

Vega One Nutritional Shakes - All-in-One Dairy-Free Protein and Supplement Mixes (vegan)

Vega One Nutritional Shakes are actually intended as an addition water, milk alternative, or juice. To accurately test, I trialed a couple flavors straight-up in a glass of cool water. I don’t typically like shake mixes in this fashion, but they were surprisingly drinkable – perfectly sweet, nice flavor, and just a bit of that protein powder texture that seems near impossible to avoid.

Vega One Nutritional Shakes - All-in-One Dairy-Free Protein and Supplement Mixes (vegan)

Nonetheless, I still liked the Vega One Nutritional Shakes best when blended with a frozen banana and milk alternative, for a true shake experience. It also cut down on the slight powdery texture and added a nice, naturally sweet flavor to the mix. Whether with water or a banana, I would personally use a little less than the recommended serving as it thickens tremendously! I tend to like thin and drinkable or super thick, cool and creamy, but not so much in between.

We sampled the French Vanilla Vega One Nutritional Shake mix first, and it ended up being my hands down favorite. It had the perfect sweetness and a nice warm vanilla flavor. The Chocolate Vega One Nutritional Shake was second on my list with a rich cocoa flavor that isn’t overly sweet nor too dark. The Berry Vega One Nutritional Shake was good, but lacked the depth in flavor of the other two, in my opinion. These three flavors are actually stocked in the Vega 5-day Starter Kit. This sampler pack is a great idea for those who are tentative on diving into a whole tub (or unsure of what flavor to order) and includes a $5 off coupon for future purchases.

Vega One Nutritional Shakes - All-in-One Dairy-Free Protein and Supplement Starter Kit (vegan; chocolate flavor pictured)

But it would be remiss if I didn’t discuss the actual NUTRITION aspect of Vega One Nutritional Shakes. The mix is touted as a “whole food” supplement, which I love. One serving includes 17 grams of protein (pea, sacha inchi, hemp, and sprouted brown rice), a flax/chia seed Omega 3 blend, greens, probiotics (1 billion), prebiotics (inulin), digestive enzymes, maca, and loads of vitamins and minerals (including 50% of the RDA for calcium and a complimentary 200 mg of magnesium and 200 IU of vitamin D). Vega has put together this cute diagram to highlight all of the good stuff you get from one serving.

Vega One Nutritional Shakes - All-in-One Dairy-Free Protein and Supplement Mixes (vegan)

Certifications: Vega One Nutritional Shake are labeled as “plant-based” (vegan) and gluten-free, but we did not note any certifications.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, the Vega One Nutritional Shakes are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian. Nonetheless, verify on the label and check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes, ingredients, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.

For More Product Information: Visit the Vega website at www.myvega.com

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

17 Comments

  1. Thank you for the informational review on Vega One shake. Just have some questions I hope you are so kind to provide answers: Do you know if this Vega all-in-one shake product still contains CAP (antibiotic: Chloramphenicol) in their new package? How much? What’s source(s) of this harmful chemical? Do you or any users you know had some side effect, tummy upset, after drinking Vega shake? My only experience was drinking a pack of ready-to-drink Vega Protein+Shake (chocolate flavor): taste ok, but had stomach upset afterwards for now the second day. I think it’s a light version of All-in-one (still 20g of protein, but all other nutrients are ~half). Do you have any comment or advice? Thanks

    • Hi Mike, unfortunately, I can’t provide any answers for you. These are questions that you would have to direct to the Vega team directly. I’m not affiliated with the company and haven’t heard of these concerns previously. Good luck!

  2. Alisa!! I am just so blessed to have found your website. I have your book as well. You always are so helpful, I found out I had dairy allergies at the age of 34. Everything was very hard for me..I am grateful for all your time and hard work and the team you have that helps you do all this amazing research. I come here very often for help as well as a great reminder I am not alone!!

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  4. Just purchased this. Have been using shakeology for a week (one daily shake for meal replacement( but I just can’t justify the cost! Glad to have found a protein/greens shake mix! Hope it works!

  5. Vega has a meal replacement shake exclusive for Target, too, Vega Essentials that is very close in nutrients to Vega One as far as I can tell, and at $35 for a tub (I believe it’s about 18 servings but don’t quote me) it’s inexpensive compared to other meal replacement shakes.

  6. Thank you so much, Alisa. I just found your website and I think it’s going to be very helpful for me. I just found out I have or might have some food allergies and/or intolerances, and I’m in the process of checking it out. I love your list of nutritional dairy-free shakes. Thank you again. – Barbara.

  7. Really great shake. Tried it a couple of months ago. Enjoy the chocolate flavor, but the vanilla might be more versatile for shakes.

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