Vega protein powder is an extremely popular organic plant based protein power that is supported by vegan dieters, organic food consumers and anyone who wants a quality protein supplement period!
Vega is definitely one of the best in the industry and has a variety of options for protein supplement options. We will be covering each of them so you can pick out which product will workout for you. Before we do that why don’t we start out about how the product is is made and why you would want to trust this brand.
How are Vega Protein Supplements are Made?
What’s great about this product is that they are ensuring that you get all the essentials you need in your diet to stay healthy on a daily basis. They included the basic vitamins, minerals, protein, fiber, antioxidants and omega-3s into one serving! That statement alone should make your mom field proud that you are actually taking care of yourself! 🙂
It is made from whole grain foods that are plant based. The ingredients are verified to not include GMO which stands for genetically modified organisms. In laymen terms their genetic materially was artificially modified in a laboratory. When this is done they can withstand herbicide. Not necessarily a comforting thing when you think about you can be eating that in your normal day meals.
It is also gluten-free, vegan certified, low-glycemic and is made without any soy or dairy ingredients. This is definitely a big deal for people who struggle in these areas or who have made it a life style change to live that way.
With that said great care is taken in making Vega one and it’s a brand you can trust. Now, let’s look at the ingredients to get a better look at what is included in the basics of the product. This is their flag ship product below. I’ll cover the minor differences in the other products later in the article.
Vega All-n-One Protein Ingredients
- 20 g of plant based protein (pea, hemp, SaviSeed, and flax)
- 6 servings of greens (Broccoli, kale, spirulina and Vega Chlorella)
- Fruits and Vegetables (50% of your daily value of vitamins and minerals)
- 6 grams of Fiber
- 1000 ORAC of anti-oxidants
- 1.5 grams of omega-3
- 1 billion probiotics
So, this is not a normal off the shelf protein drink in there. You get the added benefit of having 1000 orac which will help fight free radicals, the probiotics and fiber will help your digestive system to stay clean and you have the extra kick of omega-3 which is great for fighting inflammation and lowering your triglyceride levels. Now that we know the ingredients let’s look at options to buy vega one.
Vega Protein Protein Options
1. Vega Protein Smoothie
So, this version of it is for people who want to have a protein shake on the go or to mix it up really quick at breakfast. You will find that it has less protein that the other versions of the product at 15 grams of protein and 80 calories. It also includes 2 servings of greens.
2. Vega Protein & Greens
Ok, this comes in a tub that has up to 25 servings. They added in two servings of greens, 20 grams of protein and 1 gram of fiber. So, the main difference here is you have more grams of protein vs the vega smoothie. You have 110 total calories in this serving.
3. Vega One All-in-One Nutritional Shake
Ok, this is what I would call their flag ship product that most everyone will want to have on a daily bases. You actually get the added vitamins and minerals where you do not in the previous two versions above. You will get 20 grams of protein, 6 servings of greens and 6 grams of fiber. This comes in a big tub where you can have 20 servings. The All-in-One has the most calories out of all four at 130 calories per serving.
4. Vega Sport Performance Protein
The vega sport protein version is geared toward fitness enthusiast or athletes in training who want pure organic plant based protein supplements to help with recovery from strenuous workouts. The sport version has 25 grams of protein which is great for any athlete to get their daily protein in and to use after their workouts. They also added in 1.5 grams of fiber and 5,000mg BCAAs, 5,000mg Glutamine . Branch chain amino acids play a very important role in maintaining muscle while on a low caloric diet.
The customer testimonials are extremely positive. One thing that I noticed right off the bat is that the formula has been redone this year. Some people call it version 3. 🙂 It has a better taste, one scoop now packs in more vitamins, minerals, protein and greens.
One husband loves to use it during breakfast or after his workouts. He mentioned that he mixes it up with milk and said to shake it up really well to get it to dissolve. His wife has allergies to food with gluten in it, so this was great for her. One note he made was about cleaning your shakers that I thought was good. He said to make sure to wash out your shaker right after you drink it and to not let it sit around. He found it was hard to get clean in the dish washer without cleaning it before hand.
You will see the normal comments about the taste sucks. I always laugh at this. I’m not sure who would want to drink any shake that has greens in it with plain water. 🙂 I don’t care what they put in it, it will have a grass flavor! 🙂 They are also used to all the sugar and artificial flavors in our normal drinks we have. This organic and without those, so don’t expect the same taste!
Lastly, when you add in milk and/or fruit mixed up with it, it taste just fine! This is true with any of the organic protein supplements period. So get the right frame of mind when you are buying this so you are not disappointed.
Note: because of it not containing any artificial sugars you will have the stevia leaf in there. Some of the people were not a fan of that at all. Again I got with my comment above. Don’t drink it plain and mix something up with it. 🙂
So, this is a great option for an organic plant based protein supplement. If you are an athlete you can step it up with the vega sport version. If not just take your pick on what you want out of the product and go with it. Get it in your head that you will not drink this with just water, but you will be mixing it up with something else to dilute the grass taste, you will be fine and love the health benefits of this!