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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

Strawberry Coconut Milk

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I decided to try a spin on the homemade Coconut Milk that I made yesterday, and the results were fairly tasty. Next time I would add 1 more cup of strawberries, but otherwise, this was good!

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Strawberry Coconut Milk

Ingredients:

  • 5-6 cups homemade Coconut Milk
  • 3-4 cups fresh Strawberries, washed and hulled (I used 3, but would use 4 next time)
  • Favorite sweetener to taste (optional)

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a blender. Pour yourself a glassful and enjoy!

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Blueberry Cashew Smoothie

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This smoothie was this morning’s breakfast, so the deliciousness is still fresh in my mind! Frozen blueberries make this smoothie nice and chilled, and the addition of nut butter and protein powder make this a complete breakfast. Enjoy!

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Blueberry Cashew Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 Handful of Frozen Blueberries
  • 2 Tablespoons Cashew Nut Butter
  • 1 scoop Berry flavored Protein Powder (use your favorite brand)
  • 2 Cups Milk of Choice

Directions:

Place all ingredients in a high powered blender, pour into your favorite glass and enjoy!

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Blueberry Cashew Smoothie 2

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Blueberry Cashew Smoothie 3

 

Choco-Nilla-Nana Smoothie

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Choco-Nilla-Nana Smoothie

Ingredients:

* 16 oz Milk of choice (I used my Quick Cashew Milk)

* 2 handfuls Chocolate Chips

* 1 scoop of your favorite Vanilla Protein Powder

* 1-2 Frozen Banana/s (Be sure these have been cut into slices before frozen, for easier blending!)

* 1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!

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Banana Nut Muffin Smoothie

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I recently saw a recipe for a blueberry muffin smoothie, and it got me thinking about creating a similar one for banana nut. The results far exceeded my expectations, as I hope that it will yours also.  🙂

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Banana Nut Muffin Smoothie

Ingredients:

* 1 medium banana

* 1/4 cup rolled oats

* 1/2 tsp cinnamon

* 2 cups milk of choice

* 1 scoop vanilla protein powder

* 1/8 cup mixed nuts

* handful of ice (optional)

 

Directions:

Pour all ingredients together into high speed blender. Blend until well incorporated. Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy!

Chocolate PB Banana Protein Smoothie

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Howdy everyone! Now that I’ve started doing some high intensity aerobics and mixed martial arts workouts, I find myself sometimes wanting a tasty smoothie. I found this Chocoloate Bodylogix protein powder at my local Walgreens, and have really been enjoying it! I love that it is heavy metal tested, contains no GMOs, is gluten free, is sweetened with stevia & erythritol, contains no artificial ingredients, and is sourced from grass-fed cows. Genius. I decided to build upon its basic chocolate flavor, and came up with this simple, but tasty smoothie. I hope you all love it as much as I do.  🙂

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Chocolate PB Banana Protein Smoothie

Ingredients

* 1 scoop Chocolate flavor Bodylogix Natural Whey Protein Powder

* 16 oz milk of choice

* 1 medium sized banana

* 2 tblsp smooth peanut butter

 

Directions

Pour all ingredients together in high speed blender. Pour into favorite glass and enjoy!