I was so excited to hear that Vega was running a campaign on how to build a better smoothie using less ingredients! Vega graciously sent me over a box full of their product Vega One in different flavors and a box of Silk unsweetened almond milk and I was dreaming up recipe ideas!
It was just not long ago, I was visiting my sister in Victoria, BC where she was explaining to me she never makes smoothies in her Vitamix anymore because they taste gross. This was an excellent opportunity to show her how to make a proper smoothie! Rule #1: do not add too many ingredients! This is the most common mistake people make; of course it will taste gross if you add too many superfood powders and ingredients that all have different flavor profiles. Thank goodness she loved the smoothies I made her and she was excited to make them again!
Too be honest, I have not used Vega protein powders in a long time, but my other sister swears by them. When I received my package and researched Vega One a little more I was shocked to see it contained so many awesome ingredients! Wow, I have been missing out; this is not just a protein powder but a whole food nutritional shake. Here is just a little synopsis on why Vega One is so awesome:
- An all-in-one shake to help meet your daily nutritional needs
- 20 grams of VEGAN protein
- 160 calories per serving
- Vibrant greens blend
- Vitamins and minerals from real plant-based ingredients
- 25% RDI fiber
- Omega-3s ALA, antioxidants and 1 billion CFU probiotics
- No added sugar, dairy or soy ingredients
- Non-GMO project verified
You can find a full list of ingredients here.
One of my favorite flavor combinations is Vanilla and Ginger. Trust me, this combination is the bomb! I added French Vanilla Vega One with some ginger, banana, mango and almond milk and OMG, heaven in a glass! The color is green because of the vibrant greens blend in Vega One so you know you are feeding your body the good stuff!
Enjoy this recipe, and remember smoothies do not need to be complicated!
- 1 fresh banana
- 1/2 cup frozen mango
- 3 ice cubes
- 1 cup Silk Unsweetened Almond Milk
- 1 scoop French Vanilla Vega One
- 1/2 thumb of ginger
- shredded coconut for garnish
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
Garnish with coconut ribbons or shredded coconut.