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Vega Protein & Greens Review

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Happy springtime, everyone! I hope that your year is going beautifully, and that you are all healthy and happy today.

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My newest most favorite protein powders are the Vega Protein & Greens line. I love all 3 of the flavors that are offered at my local big box store, and I love the price too. I can only get it in the smaller containers locally, but they do offer these in larger sizes & in 5 flavors on Amazon, as well as on the company’s web site (which offers these in 6 different flavors).

Some of the amazing qualities of these protein powders are: 1. They are plant based, so they are appropriate for vegetarians & vegans to consume. 2. They all contain 20 grams of delicious protein per serving. 3. They all contain between only 110-120 calories per serving (not including any other ingredients you might add to them, of course). 4. They contain between 16-25 servings per container (depending on which size & flavor you purchase). 5. They are extremely low in sugar, containing only 2 grams per serving. They are sweetened naturally with fruits and stevia. 6. They contain no mystery ingredients, and only whole delicious from nature ones. 7. They are Non GMO Project Verified. 8. They contain 2 servings of greens, which help to keep the body’s digestive system on track. 9. They are gluten free. 10. They actually taste good!

Over the years I’ve tried countless protein powders, some being excellent, and some not so much. These truly rank right up there on my favorites list, and I have purchased these time and again because our family likes them so much.

I would also like to mention that the company has a very appealing “recipes” section to their web site, which I am greatly anticipating further exploring.

All in all I very highly recommend all 3 of the flavors of the Vega Protein & Greens protein powders that I’ve purchased.

I hope that you’ve found this review both informative and helpful. Please feel free to ask questions and I’ll answer as soon as possible.

Yours in good health, Healthified Living

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Peanut Butter Cup Hot Chocolate – No Sugar Added

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Last night I was craving a chocolate peanut butter cup, but am sticking to a very low sugar lifestyle. So with that in mind, I set out to create something that I could consume quickly, that would taste amazing, but still be low in sugar. Enter, the peanut butter hot chocolate idea.

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Peanut Butter Cup Hot Chocolate – No Sugar Added

Ingredients:

* 10 oz Almond Milk (I used my Quick & Easy Almond Milk)

* 3 tblsp dutch Cocoa

* 2 tblsp Peanut Butter

Instructions:

Add almond milk and cocoa to a small sauce pan. Heat through and add peanut butter. The PB I used had a small amount of sugar added to it when made, so it lightly sweetened my cocoa. You could add some liquid stevia or another type of natural sweetener to this instead, to give it a small amount of sweetness. Enjoy!

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Easy Strawberry Chocolate Ice Cream – No Ice Cream Maker Required!

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This ice cream uses frozen fruit as a base, and doesn’t contain any added sugar. It’s super easy to make, and seriously satisfying too! *Please note that the ice cream in this picture was already starting to melt from the time it took for me to photograph it. It was firmer than this when I first made it.

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Easy Strawberry Chocolate Ice Cream

Ingredients:

Frozen Strawberries

Your Favorite Chocolate Milk (Almond, Hemp, Cashew, Rice, Dairy, etc.)

* There are no set ingredient amounts in this recipe, since you can adjust them to suit your own taste preferences.

Instructions:

Place frozen strawberries and chocolate milk in Vita-Mix. Blend until desired consistency and enjoy!

 

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(My entire family loves this easy ice cream!)