Friday, September 11, 2015

Food Friday: Protein Shake

I've been chatting about protein shakes quite a bit in my videos in the past month, especially during Vlogust, so today I thought I would spotlight my current favourite protein powder. 
I've been delving into the world of protein powders for a couple years, trying different brands and formulas, but I seem to always come back to Vega.
Personally, whey-free powder is much easier to digest, which is why I exclusively use plant-based products.  I have tried quite a few flavours of Vega, but settled on French Vanilla because I like the freedom to mix it with many other things.  Some days I like a shake with frozen berries, banana and spinach for example, while another I want cacao, natural peanut butter (like this one) and a banana.  French Vanilla is nice and versatile. 
The Vega One All-In-One Nutritional Shake contains 20 grams of protein and just one gram of sugar.  WIN! Now, the particular blend is 160 calories per serving but I use a smaller scoop to reduce the calories. It contains six servings of greens, as well as fibre, probiotics, antioxidants and more. It's gluten free, non GMO and 100% vegan. 
As I said, I like to switch up what I mix with the powder.  After playing around with it a bit, I recommend putting whatever liquid you are using in the blender first (I use filtered water) and then the powder.  I also have found I use much more water than expected to make a great consistency that isn't powdery.  
I have found this specific powder at Superstore on sale, but I know it can easily be purchased online and in many stores.  Finding it on sale is always a bonus as it can seem pricey.  To counteract this, I remind myself that I don't but anything else for breakfast (besides the additions for the shake like berries).  The container says it provides 20 portions, but I get WAY more out of it!  I believe it to be worth it, considering how great I feel drinking it.  More energy, bloat-free and alert. 
I have been making protein shakes for my co-host and myself five days a week for about a month now and we both feel fabulous.  
I don't mean this to sound sales-pitchy, but I wanted to share it with you because the protein powder section can definitely be overwhelming! 
oxox Mare

1 comment:

  1. Hi,

    Well said. I loved this Protein Powde. I feel like I have so much energy when I drink it and I really do stay full longer.

    Juile Roberts


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