Vega Protein Smoothie Viva Vanilla -- 9.3 oz
my favorite protein powder!!!
I've tried lots of protein powders over many years of a plant-based diet . . . this is my current favorite, and has been so for a couple of years. Yes, it is a bit pricey, but I feel like I get my money's worth from it. I mix it with vanilla almond milk (unsweetened) with a little extra stevia. (I honestly would not recommend mixing it with water or juice! But each to their own.) I usually put it in a shaker jar, but, it can still be a bit lumpy, so I use a spoon to break up the chunks. Of course if you have a blender and the time to wash the blender, that is the way to go. One of my favorite sugar free smoothies-- is this powder (one scoop) plus almond milk (1-2 or 3 cups, or however much), plus half an avocado, plus stevia to taste (if new to stevia, use just a little bit like 1/4 of a teaspoon or less)! -- blend it in the vitamix, and voila! Creamy smoothie. You can also add fresh spinach or a bit of lettuce for more of a green smoothie (though I've not had luck adding spirulina-- changes taste too much for me!) Just don't use spicy greens like arugula or kale. Use less almond milk for more off a pudding effect (without the greens). I've even brought it on the road-- and hand mixed the powder with avocado, stevia, and almond milk for a sort of protein mash. Only for the adventurer. :) I wish they could offer it in bulk bags!! (and yes, I like this far more than their other kinds of vega protein powders). I also like the mango tango and the natural flavor one. The Chocolate flavor one is so so-- you can always add your own chocolate powder to this one. Thank you Universe for wonderful protein powders!!
July 16, 2014
I was so excited to receive this based on all good reviews. Both my husband and I tried it and thought it tastes AWFUL, mixed with water at least. I have not tried mixing it with fruit and I am not sure if I will, as I gag just thinking about how nasty it was. I would not recommend buying this if you are looking for a quick, tasty protein shake.
April 24, 2014
Versatile and yummy!
This is a great post-workout protein smoothie. You can mix it just the way it is, or add in your favorite fruit. Filling and delicious!
March 12, 2014
Nice consistency, great taste
Expensive, but man, this is so much better than the other vegan proteins out there. This guy has really nailed it. He uses xanthan gum to thicken it, which gives it a high molecular weight and a silky smooth consistency. The vanilla flavor is amazing and it has just the right amount of sweetness. I was very, very impressed by this product. I like mixing it with Source Naturals True Whey for a good one-two protein punch in the morning and/or after workouts.
February 7, 2014
Pricey, but EXCELLENT!
I am a fan of protein mixes, or rather I'm a fan of the idea and result of protein mixes. Vega Energizing Smoothie Vanilla Almondilla is the first powder that tastes great, is made of real plant food, AND gives me a noticeable store of energy post workout! I highly recommend it if you can afford the price jump per serving. I haven't tried any other protein mix that comes close to this product as far as quality of ingredients and actual results.
December 3, 2013