Friday, November 20, 2009
Living off protein powders and bars isn't exactly ideal, but if you had to choose one protein powder to sustain you for the rest of your life, Vega by Sequel Naturals would be the top pick. And since most of us active, fitness loving folks use some sort of protein supplementation, shouldn't it be one of the utmost quality, highest nutrient density and be packed with beneficial extras? Vega is just that.
I was fortunate to receive a complementary tub of Vega Complete Whole Food Health Optimizer as a gift for attending a Vega product training when I worked at a health food store.
Learning about the product through a conference call with the creator, triathlete Brendan Brazier, made me super excited to sample the product.
Completely plant based, Vega is made from a a blend of organic hemp protein, yellow pea protein, organic rice protein and whole flax seed. If you haven't tried these alternatives to whey and casein - you must! They have a different flavor spectrum and can be easier on the digestive system.
But, Vega doesn't stop there. It's not JUST a plant based protein powder. It's chock full of servings of prebiotics, probiotics, MACA (a super food), Chlorella, Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids and digestive enzymes. It also contains a full serving of vitamins and minerals. So basically, if you consume one two scoop, 240 calorie serving of Vega a day, no other supplements are necessary. You are covered.
I tried the Vanilla Chai Flavor. Can we say, YUM??
Filling, easy on the stomach and delicious. A great way to start the day, a monster post workout shake or great as a light lunch or dinner.
I take Vega with me when I travel to be sure I get at least one healthy meal in per day and can ditch the rest of the pills and potions!
Plus, if you are into "going green" the Vega canister lists these "green" qualities of Vega:
"A Vega breakfast is an incredible 38 times better for the planet than a traditional bacon and egg breakfast, and 10 times better than a cereal based breakfast. In fact, switching to Vega for one year would be equal to turning off a 60 watt light bulb for 12,500 hours, or 521 consecutive days!"
Vega is "green" and makes you look and feel damn good!
Click here to learn more and purchase Vega: http://sequelnaturals.com/vega
You can also sign up for Brenden Brazier's Thrive in 30 program there, which sends a newsletter to your inbox each day with healthy tips.
Or purchase from one of my favorite supplement sites, BodyBuilding.com:
(photo from: sequelnatrals.com)