Thursday, February 26, 2015

New Vega One Flavors! Mocha and Coconut Almond!

For years, I've been completely satisfied with the standard Vega One All-in-One Nutritional Shake flavors — French Vanilla, Chocolate, Berry, Vanilla Chai, and Natural. But Vega has just gone an outdone themselves with two new flavors that are available exclusively at Whole Foods — Mocha and Coconut Almond! They recently sent me a tub of each to review.

Now, mind you, these flavors are only available in the NEW Vega One formula, which has more protein (20 grams) and more greens (6 servings) per scoop than their old Vega One recipe. And that's just fine by me. I drink Vega One powder in smoothies to recover from my runs four days a week, and the more protein, the better for my sore muscles.

Out of the two, Mocha is definitely my fave. It has a strong coffee flavor with hints of chocolate. Think Java Chip Frappucino but way healthier. I tried this a few ways, but my very favorite was in this Raspberry Mocha Protein Smoothie.

This thick and creamy smoothie serves to both help tired muscles recover and to wake you up for the day. I had one this morning after my last pre-half-marathon training run before the Little Rock Half-Marathon this weekend. Perfect start to my day.

Raspberry Mocha Protein Smoothie 
1 1/2 cups unsweetened chocolate almond milk
1/2 frozen banana
1/2 cup frozen raspberries
1 scoop Vega One Mocha

Combine the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

But I also love the Coconut Almond. And I believe it's a bit more versatile than the mocha powder. It pairs well with chocolate and vanilla flavors. But you can also take this the tropical route, which is what I did with this Pina Colada Smoothie (or Greena Colada Smoothie, as I've taken to calling it).

Greena Colada Smoothie
1 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk
1 frozen banana
1/2 cup frozen pineapple
1 tsp. spirulina powder
1 scoop Coconut Almond Vega One

Combine the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.


Rebecca said...

Hey I'm trying to promote my vegan recipes... although I only made one post for now, but hey you have to start from somewhere! Really hope you have time to check it out and leave your feedback!


Trevor said...
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Trevor E said...

Yesssssss! Loving these recipes! And finally, these new flavors. I'm especially into the Coconut Almond!

Raia said...

Yumm, those sound awesome! Good luck on the run this weekend:)

Sarah said...

Oh my gosh, the mocha protein powder sounds amazing! I bet it would be so good in banana ice cream! I have to see if I can find one of the individual packets to try.

The Vegan Junction said...

Coconut Almond, mmm! Love all the variety and different vegan products out there!

Vega smoothie said...

This is so cool.Thanks for sharing