There is no shortage of protein powders out there from which you can choose, so deciding which supplement to add to your dietary plan can be somewhat overwhelming. The first thing to look for is a brand that uses quality ingredients and tastes great, like Vega. What makes Vega’s protein products superior to others on the market is that they are all plant-based, free of dairy, gluten and soy, contain no added sugar, artificial flavours, colours or sweeteners, and are produced in an environmentally conscious manner.

So now that you’ve identified the brand, the specific protein product you choose is entirely dependent on your lifestyle, diet, and level of activity.



Vega One All-In-One Nutritional Shake for the person on the go

vega-nutrition-shakeVega One All-In-One Nutritional Shake is the perfect protein powder for busy bees like myself who struggle to maintain a healthy diet between far too many work and personal commitments. Some days I leave home before I’ve had time to eat breakfast and don’t return until well into the evening; and packing and toting three complete, healthy meals with me for the day just isn’t feasible.

If you can relate, then Vega One All-In-One is for you too. Each scoop is chock-full of nutritional goodness, making it an ideal supplement or meal replacement for those days when you are being pulled in a million directions and don’t want to resort to fast food to satisfy your hunger. Because it is so nutrient dense, you can enjoy it one its own, as part of your favourite smoothie, or even cook with it, making pancakes, muffins, or whatever other grab-and-go snack floats your boat.












In addition to its 20 grams of plant-based protein including pea, hemp, and Canadian flaxseeds, its blend of veggies and greens including organic broccoli and kale, and its 6 grams of fibre, Vega One All-In-One contains 20% of your daily needs for calcium. Since it is all plant-based though, that calcium comes from organic marine algae, which draws calcium and other minerals from sea water by attaching itself to pieces of seaweed and digesting the minerals from the water.

At only 170 calories per serving, Vega One All-Invega-smoothie-One is also great for those who are trying to shed a few pounds in time for summer.

Another great option for people on the go is Vega Protein Smoothie, which contains 15 grams of plant-based protein and the veggie goodness of spinach, broccoli and kale, making it an ideal companion for a breakfast or snacks.


Vega Protein & Greens for the person transitioning to a more plant-based diet

According to the Vega blog, “plant-based diets aren’t just for hippies anymore,” and I must say, I agree wholeheartedly. There are numerous people in my life who have either completely transitioned to plant-based diets, or who have consciously made an effort to include more plant-based products in their lives, including myself.

vega-protein-greensThere are a number of benefits that come from embracing a diet that leans more towards plant-based and less towards meat-based, including the fact that plant-based diets are rich in fibre from fruits and vegetables, good fats from nuts and seeds, and are also low in saturated fat and cholesterol. Eating more plant-based food can also help reduce the likelihood of many chronic diseases, including high cholesterol, hypertension and type 2 diabetes. However, eating your weight in spinach every day can be tough. So can getting enough protein in your diet. That’s why Vega Protein & Greens is ideal for people interested in adopting a diet that leans towards plant-based.

Each scoop of Vega Protein & Greens has kale, spinach, broccoli, and alfalfa, making it super easy to get all the protein and greens you need for a healthy, balanced diet. It’s also great for people who aren’t necessarily actively trying to incorporate a more plant-based diet, but who have sensitivities to dairy and gluten. Unlike other protein powders out there, Vega Protein & Greens is both gluten and dairy free so can be incorporated into even the most strict of diets.

Vega Sport Performance for athletes and the super active

vega-sportYou’ve no doubt seen magazines and television shows showcasing people who are dedicated to their sport, and while you don’t need to be an elite athlete to benefit from Vega Sport Performance, it is certainly formulated with athletes or super active people in mind.

During a workout, muscles undergo intense contraction, which actually causes “micro tears” or very small tears in the tissue. With its 30 grams of plant-based protein derived from pea, pumpkin seed, organic sunflower seed and alfalfa, Vega Sport Performance is the ideal post-workout companion to help build and repair muscles.

However, it’s more than just a protein powder. In fact, Vega Sport Performance contains performance-enhancing ingredients including tart cherry and turmeric that are designed to help reduce recovery time after a workout so you can give it your all the next time you hit the weights.
To enhance your workout even further, think about adding Vega Sport Pre-Workout Energizer to the mix. Its unique blend of 12 synergistic, plant-based, performance-driven ingredients help increase your endurance when taken 20 minutes before a workout, so you can get in the zone with energy to burn.

Vega protein powders serve many purposes. Whether you need a little help staying on top of your New Years resolution to eat healthy, are incorporating a more plant-based diet, or are simply wanting to step up your workout game so your body is the envy of everyone at the beach this summer, Vega has you covered.

I think one thing to keep in mind though is that like any protein powder, Vega products are meant to enhance your diet and exercise regime, not replace it, so you still need to eat food that is not in the powdered version to maintain your overall health and well being.

Stacey McGregor
Stacey McGregor is a marketing and communications professional based in Vancouver, BC. She has a passion for the written word, loves learning about new technology and gadgets, and enjoys sharing what she learns through Best Buy's Plug In blog.