My weight has always been an issue. I’ve tried all the fads and diets out there. Just recently I started to change my eating habits. I didn’t want to do another “diet.” I wanted to make some lifestyle changes that would help me eat healthier and lose some weight. On my journey I have found some tasty recipes that included protein powder. With so many different protein powders on the market, I didn’t want to just settle for what my local grocery store carried. That’s when I remembered getting a sample of Vega at BlogHer last year.
Vega is a clean, plant-based protein supplement powder that you can use in a simple shake or recipe.
No matter what better means to you, Vega products are made with these principles in mind:
At Vega, we make plant-based foods for every body. We believe you should grab real plant-based foods first. When you don’t have time, space, or napkins to eat the foods you love and normally choose, reach for Vega products, made with real plant-based food ingredients you can feel good about.As a term, “plant-based diet” is often used interchangeably with “vegan” (a diet and lifestyle that avoids all animal products in food, cosmetics, and apparel). While those who identify as vegan eat an exclusively plant-based diet by definition, eating a plant-based diet can fall along a spectrum with as many variations as there are people to make choices about food. We’re not fans of narrow definitions and welcome everyone—no matter where you fall on the spectrum of a plant-based diet. Whether you’re adding one new plant-based food or 20, there are benefits to be found from making plant-based foods a bigger part of your life.
- Nutrient DenseThe most nutrient dense foods are found in the plant kingdom. Minimally processed, whole plant-based foods give you more nutrition per bite (calories) than any other foods
You don’t have to compromise between whole food goodness and fast food convenience. Eating more plant-based foods doesn’t mean you have to be chained to your kitchen with three times the food prep you do a week in your current routine. If you love cooking, by all means, go for it—cooking more at home is a sure step to increasing your health (and we happen to know where you can find simple, delicious recipes—for all skill levels—that take no more time than your current staples).
And for days when a home-cooked meal just isn’t happening, Vega’s nutrient dense shakes, bars, and workout fuel made from whole foods are some of the smartest choice you can make.
CleanClean can mean many things depending on your point of view. We start with real, whole foods and keep them as minimally processed as possible. Additionally, Vega products are:1. Certified vegan2. Gluten-free3. Non-GMO4. Made without dairy or soy ingredients, artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners
I’ve tried quite a few different protein powders over the years…and really I am not a huge fan of them alone. I really do like them when I mix them into my recipes. Here are two of my most recent recipes:
Green Protein Shake
- 1 kiwi
- 1/2 banana
- 1/4 cup spinach
- 1/2 scoop Vega Vanilla Protein Powder
- 1/2 tbsp Flaxseed
- 1/2 cup water
Blend all the ingredients together and ENJOY!
No-Bake Energy Balls
I’ve made No-Bake Energy Balls before (recipe here), but I decided to change it up a little by adding Vega Clean Protein Powder.
- 1/2 cup of peanut butter
- 1/4 cup of honey
- 1 scoop of Vega Clean Protein Powder
- 1/4 cup of water
- 2 cups of uncooked oats
- cocoa nibs (optional)
Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl. Roll into 1 inch balls. Store in the freezer. This recipe makes 12 balls. You should only eat two for a snack.
Looking for more fun recipes? Check out the recipes on the VEGA website today!
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Disclosure: I received the product free of charge in order to conduct my review. All opinions are 100% my own. No other form of compensation was received in exchange for this post.