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 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.
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.
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.
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