What the what?!?! When did it get it get to August? Ugh. Well, summer is passing by faster than I can say Donna Summers (throw back to SNL anyone?) and while I have been busy hitting up the garage sale season, swimming in the ocean and well, GROWING A HUMAN INSIDE OF ME, I have not been neglecting you on purpose, dear readers. I will update you all very soon about what has been going on but first – I have to tell you about this awesome new product that Vega has recently put out!I was super excited to try this product out when my friends at Vega approached me earlier in the month! A sugar-free, naturally sweetened energizer drink that has only 5 calories! When the product arrived at my house and I read the labels I was disappointed that I could not try it – warning label says not for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. So, I had to pass the product on to my husband to try and let me know what he thought.
Here’s the scoop:
1. He loves that the product maintains his energy and has no ugly side effects like coffee gives him – making this a perfect substitute his normal java addiction.
2. You get two flavour choices: Lemon-Lime or Acai Berry. Both taste really good and there is no weird after taste which sometimes happens with other low-calorie drinks.
3. Worked perfect as a pick-me-up during a late night at work or before a tennis game. You will want to take this before a shorter workout such as a 30mins run, before a yoga class or a cross-fit training that is less the 30mins.
4. Cost effective: If you purchase the on-the-go packs you’re paying under $2 CND for one serving – which is actually cheaper than getting a large coffee at most cafes. AND you get a low-calorie, low-carbohydrate, sugar-free drink with some fiber in it.
Only one problem with it…
This was his only complaint. He could not get it to dissolve into a nice smooth drink whether he stirred it or shook it up in a bottle. This meant that the texture was a little gritty – almost like when you have tea leaves leak out of your tea steeper – but not to the point that he would not drink the product.
If I wasn’t pregnant and planning to breast feed for the next 12 months I would be ALL OVER the Vega Sport Sugar Free Energizer! In the meantime, I can watch my husband enjoy it. Check out their website for product purchasing & promos https://shopca.myvega.com/
This post was written by me and sponsored by Vega. These are my family’s personal opinions and text. I was not influence to write a positive review for this post and took it upon myself to tell you about this product!
I few months back I talked about the Thrive Forward Series presented by Brendan Brazier and Vega. In this free online series I learned a lot about plant-based nutrition and eating food to give you the most bang for your buck (the most nutrition from the food you eat). Until I did this series, I would not have believed you if you told me I could get my complete protein from only plants – I would have told you that you were crazy! Now I know that as long as you balance the meals you actually can do it and I am eating even more plant-based meals because of it. I am still eating meat but I don’t have to eat a piece of cheese to get great protein. But how do you make eating clean more convenient? I do try hard to pre-plan the family meals and prep food on Sundays for the week ahead but sometimes I just want something that I can grab and not worry about whether it tastes good and is good for me (remember my post last week when I discovered hidden ingredients in some convenient veggie burgers?).
Vega kindly sent over some of the new Vega One Nutrition Bars for me to taste and let you guys know what I thought about them. As you know, I am not the type of blogger that will tell its readers about a product unless it actually does what it says and tastes good. I always hesitate with pre-made bars because in the past they taste much too “protein” heavy and the texture is often gritty. In the past I have even made some of my own energy bars since the pre-packaged ones are often a disappointment.
But guess what? These bars taste good. And not just a “these will make do” kind of good. I mean a “Holy crap!!!! I can’t believe these are good for me and taste like eating a rich creamy chocolate bar?!” kind of good! I actually had to read the ingredient list several times to believe it! I kept saying “Really!?!? Really!?!?! Amazing!”.
These bars have the nutritional profile of the Vega One Nutritional Shake (like this one here) and comes in three chocolate flavoured on-the-go bars. Gluten-free, plant-based supplements with a serving of greens AND 1 billion pro-biotic culture. There are no artificial anything added to it. Like I say “no crap added” product. Take a look at this:
• 15 g protein • 6 g fibre, 24% daily intake • 1.5 g omega 3 • Antioxidants • 1 billion probiotics culture • 1 servings of greens
All I can say is AWESOME. Texture is soft and chewy and it did not taste like I was eating a processed protein bar. My absolute favourite flavour is the Chocolate Almond but the Chocolate Cherry and the Double Chocolate were also very good. I know these will be great for traveling and my husband has found them especially good these past couple of weeks as he adjusts to a new work schedule. Can’t wait to get my hands on some more of these!
This post was written by me and sponsored by Vega. These are my personal opinions and text. I was not influence to write a positive review for this post and took it upon myself to tell you about this product!