Berry, Chocolate, or Vanilla? My Favorite Vegan Protein PowderErin Lecky
Protein powder. A required part of a balanced vegan diet? Definitely not. A required part of a lazy or busy vegan’s balanced diet? Perhaps so.
Let me explain. By now, most of us vegans know that protein is abundant in a variety of plant-based foods. It’s very easy to get our daily protein requirement by simply eating a well-balanced, whole-food, plant-based diet, and consuming the proper amount of calories our body needs. Why even bother with protein powder when beans, lentils, nuts, seeds and quinoa exist?
Well, the answer is that some days we are just plain busy and don’t have time to prepare nutrient- and protein-rich meals. Or we might be feeling lazy or hungover and have an aversion to anything involving chopping, slicing or cooking. Or maybe that’s just me. Regardless, in either of the cases above, a plant-based protein powder can be a great pal. And protein powder with greens? That’s just the icing on your vegan cake.
Vegan Protein WITH GREENS!
To be honest, it was the greens that really won me over when I finally decided to give Vega a try. I had tried other, less expensive protein powders with some satisfaction, but when I saw that I could get two servings of greens per scoop, I was sold. And despite the higher price tag, I was more than satisfied with Vega. The taste is superb, it mixes easily with water and it’s far less chalky than other brands I’ve tried. With twenty grams of protein per serving, I’m confident that I’m getting my required protein for the day – plus, with thirty percent required iron and twenty percent required calcium, my blood and bones are happy.
As a daily yoga practitioner, and burgeoning yoga teacher trying to build my strength for challenging poses (hello handstand!), Vega gives me the protein boost I need, in addition to some extra nutrients. I often mix some powder into my morning smoothie bowl, on days when I know I might not have time to thoroughly prepare my afternoon and evening meals. The berries add a nice flavor to my bowl with just the right amount of sweetness.
Vega Protein and Greens Protein Shake Powder, Berry or Chocolate Flavor (18.6oz. – 26.8oz.)$18.70 – $29.17
- 20 grams of complete protein from a multisource plant-based blend.
- 2 servings of veggies via Vega’s signature greens blend: kale, spinach, broccoli and alfalfa.
- Only 110 calories, no added sugar.
- Non-GMO; vegan, gluten-free and made without dairy, soy, artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners.
This protein powder also comes in chocolate and vanilla flavors, and I’m looking forward to trying them both. Word to the wise here – I’d recommend using just half a scoop when making a smoothie with vegan protein powder, as it tends to thicken the smoothie up considerably. The other half scoop can act as a nice afternoon pick-me-up when you’re on the go.
Vega Protein & Greens Protein Shake Powder, Vanilla (1.67 lb, 25 Servings)
Turn over a new leaf with Vega Protein & Greens. Enjoy effortless nutrition with 20 grams plant-based protein, veggies and greens, 0 grams sugars, and 110-120 calories. Sweeten your day with this Non-GMO Project verified, gluten-free, and vegan certified shake.
In my six plus years as a vegan, I’ve tried my share of protein powders and I have to say that Vega is my favorite. I applaud co-founder and Professional Iron Man triathlete Brendan Brazier on creating this nutrient dense, delicious, and clean vegan protein product, perfect for athletes and non-athletes alike.
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