Being gluten free, do you ever wish that there were some products that were like Avon? Like, when you find something awesome that you buy in bulk and eat all the time and you wish that you could just sell it door-to-door? That you could tell everyone you know about it and get them to try it out? Well, I feel that way about Vega. It’s a Canadian company that makes nutrition shakes – and one of them is Vega One. It’s pretty tasty and pretty amazing for your body.
Currently there are some ads for Vega One on my site – that shows to you how much I love this product. I’m willing to advertise with them. I doubt I’ll ever get any commission from those ads, but that’s not the point. I love this product. And I want you to know how much I do.
I was recently told that I’m not getting enough protein in my diet. This came as no surprise to me because I rarely eat meat – I’m mostly just fish and eggs. I eat a lot of peanut butter, but when I was told I needed 10-20 grams of protein per meal, I realized I was very below that guideline. Luckily, I had found a protein shake that I really liked earlier that year at an expo. A company called Vega was giving away packets of their gluten-free nutritional shakes, as well as their gluten-free sport powder (more protein – less vitamin/nutritional stuff). I tried the chocolate and vanilla chai flavor and fell in love. I was determined to make this my new protein shake.
And then I went to Sprouts and saw the price. And that’s where the fairytale ended. Vega One is expensive. It’s $69.99 for 30-some oz., and each serving is 1.3 ounces – so yeah. It’s a pretty pricey habit. But I feel good about eating it, I feel like I’m giving my body what it wants – and giving myself a chai smoothie in return!
However, I talked to my nutritionist and it turns out that she drinks Vega One. She acknolwedged it’s price, but said how awesome it was. My friend who is a weight-lifting powerhouse also uses Vega. When Non-GFBF and I went to Sprouts, he purchased a product that was half the price and a somewhat comparable nutrition. However, he had to choke his down. Me? Well, I adore the taste of Vega One. And it turns out, he did too.
Obviously Vega One is gluten-free. Here’s the detail from the website: “All of our Vega products are gluten-free. In fact, they are free of common allergens such as dairy, yeast and soy. We use Elisa tests to check for parts per million (PPM) of gluten in our raw ingredients and finished products. Our standard for testing is less than 20 PPM, to comply with the Celiac Association recommendation.”
Here’s what the chai flavor looks like before it gets drowned in hemp milk!
- Tons of proteins, vitamins, minerals
- Complete protein blend (Pea protein, SaviSeed, hemp seed protein, spouted whole grain brown rice protein)
- Omega 3 EFA blend with flax seed and chia seed
- Green blend with chlorella, alfalfa, spinach, broccoli, and kale
- Antioxidant blend with grape seed extract, acai berry, pomegranate seed and more
- Probiotic blend
- Digestive enzyme blend
- and gelatinized maca root and chicory root
PS everything is better with Pacific Food’s chocolate hemp milk. I’m in love with hemp milk – almost as much as I am with Vega. It’s so rich and so nutty and it’s my favorite in dishes and cereal (although I use the vanilla one for that). Adding in chocolate Pacific Foods hemp milk to my Vega One make it de-li-cious! If you haven’t tried hemp milk in substitute for your soy milk, rice milk, or almond milk – go out and pick up a box of Pacific Foods hemp milk today! *Please note that Pacific Foods sent me a shipment of different milk to sample free of charge. Thanks Pacific Foods!
- Hemp nut base (filtered water, whole hemp nut [shelled hemp seed])
- Brown rice syrup
- Calcium phosphate
- Cocoa (processed with alkali)
- Natural flavors
- Disodium phosphate
- Gum arabic
- Xanthan gum
- Vitamin A palmitate
- Vitamin D2
- Vitamin B12
These two make the perfect combination. And this Vega One powerhouse shake is amazing! Have you tried any of the Vega products yet?