There are time when my schedule is crazy and I need options that I can take on the road. There are times when my days are 10+ hours long and I don’t want to carry a bag of food. I also don’t want to end up in a fast food restaurant because I am starving, so I have to have some sort of plan. I want something light and filling with almost no prep time what are my options? Shakes!!
I started looking at shakes options, a few years ago, because they are easy and if the ingredients are good they make a great on the go option. It is also a great way to get great nutritional value and a smaller number of calories, which can support weight loss and healthy living.
When I started looking at shakes, these are the three things that were really important to me.
- It had to taste good, because my family is picky.
- It had to have quality clean ingredients the more fruits and vegetables the better (organic would be ideal). I wanted a nutritional product that could supplement my diet.
- I also wanted something vegan, because I know there are times when I stay away from dairy.
Don’t You Love It When Answers Just Show Up
I went to a workshop and there was a woman there doing a presentation on great food options and she had shakes, crazy right? She shared some good information so I felt like I could trust her. Before I had a chance to ask her she shared her incredible experience with Vega shakes. At first, I was kind of resistant but I finally decided to take her up on her option to try them. I always ask, “which one is your favorite?”. She pointed to the Vanilla Chai, now mind you I am not a fan of vanilla, but I tried it anyway. It was great.
What About The Ingredients
PEA PROTEIN, FLAXSEED, COCOA POWDER (PROCESSED WITH ALKALI), ORGANIC ACACIA GUM, NATURAL FLAVORS, HEMP PROTEIN, SACHA INCHI PROTEIN, ORGANIC GELATINIZED MACA ROOT, ORGANIC BROCCOLI, ORGANIC SPIRULINA, BEET ROOT (FOR COLOR), STEVIA LEAF EXTRACT, ORGANIC KALE, ORGANIC MARINE ALGAE, DRIED FRUIT AND VEGETABLE BLEND (SPINACH, BROCCOLI, CARROT, BEET, TOMATO, APPLE, CRANBERRY, ORANGE, CHERRY, BLUEBERRY, STRAWBERRY, MUSHROOM), CHLORELLA VULGARIS, PAPAIN, CITRIC ACID, PROBIOTICS (BACILLUS COAGULANS), DRIED ANTIOXIDANT FRUIT BLEND (GRAPE SEED EXTRACT, ORGANIC POMEGRANATE, ACAI, MANGOSTEEN, ORGANIC GOJI, ORGANIC MAQUI)
So, they passed the ingredient and the taste test. I was also impressed with the vitamins and minerals that was in the shape. It is also vegan.
But would the picky people in my house like them?
My hubby reluctantly tried them, but my daughter was not on board.
I got a “not bad” from him, which is a BIG deal. His “not bad” quickly turned into an empty can of Vega One, and a promise that he would replace it.
My daughter came along when she was able to taste the French Vanilla during an in-store demo. Ok, this stuff is a hit! Now this was a year ago…
Vega shakes became an overnight success at our house, I brought the jar in and everyone couldn’t wait to dive in. I almost wish I had hid my can, because needless to say it’s history!
Although my family doesn’t care about nutrition and health the same way I do, just watching them make shakes in the morning before they go off to work and school made me feel like the lessons I’ve been sharing with them are finally sinking in.
Starting off their busy days with choices like this one, full of vitamins and minerals makes my heart smile.
Why I Still Love Vega Shakes
Tons of vitamins and minerals give me a lift during my day. I feel good about the ingredients and my shakes is made up of foods I know and recognize. The company philosophy is something I can really get behind and I it’s a company I feel like I can trust. My family loves Vega shakes so it’s a hit with them so it’s a hit for me. The fact that these shakes make perfect “on the go” options is a added bonus.
As you can imagine, it didn’t take long before
our one can of shake mix, turned into three.
My hubby bought Vega shakes for everyone since he went through most of the first bottle in what seemed like a week!
I’m thankful to have found a great product that my whole family loves. This is a great everyday option, but it is also great for giving your body a break!
(Now to find a good hiding place for my can before it disappears too!)
If you are looking for a great shake or you are looking for an option that you can use when you are on the go I am happy to say that Vega has some great options.
Here is their website if you want to check out these shakes or some of their other items. Vega