Vega Sport Plant Based Protein
I usually have my smoothie in the morning, but in reading about recovery, I’ve been second-guessing the timing of my daily shake. Vega Sport Performance Protein Powders are intended for post-exercise, with a high protein mix of pea, organic pumpkin seed, organic sunflower seed, and alfalfa protein powders. All said, each sizable serving packs in about 30 grams of vegan, plant-based protein (up from 25 grams in their prior blend) with 18 different amino acids (now over 6 grams of Glutamine) and probiotics + enzymes to tame your active tummy.
The 2015-2016 formula transition for Vega Sport Performance Protein (now a silver label) was quite substantial, which is why I swapped out my prior pictures. Before, it was more of a tan brown rice protein base, while pea and seed powders now take center stage for a slight greenish hue, grain-free status, and a consistency that is far creamier and completely smooth. The new formula also has turmeric (along with black pepper extract to up the bioavailability) and tart cherry to combat post-fitness inflammation, but they are not notable in the look or taste.
Things I enjoy about the new Vega Sport Performance Protein formula:
- The taste is more seamless and I love a creamy smoothie. I blend the Vanilla (wonderful flavor!) with a frozen banana and unsweetened almond milk. Dreamy shake bliss!
- It’s immensely filling. Even with just half a scoop of the Vega Sport Performance Protein Powder, the smoothie above stuffs me!
- It costs less! They’ve reduced the price.
- The ingredient list is so darn clean. It is easy to read with relatively few ingredients including just a touch of natural flavors, stevia (not too much!), and xanthan gum.
- Specifically that they cut the brown rice protein. For some reason, this type of protein wasn’t working well with my digestive system — the pea protein base seems to be much better.
I give the Chocolate and Mocha flavors a thumbs up as for vanilla is still really good I just happen to be more of a chocolate kind of guy so I stayed with my go to flavors, but wished I had known before sampling how thick, creamy and filling they would blend up.
To note, like many supplements, Vega Sport Performance Protein Powders may seem pricey (even with the cost reduction), but those tubs are BIG. And though the servings say 23, I used just half of a jumbo scoop each time, allowing it to last for a couple months of near-daily enjoyment.
Certifications: Vega Sport Performance Protein Powders are Non-GMO Verified. They are labeled as gluten-free and vegan, but we did not note certifications for these.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Vega Sport Performance Protein Powders are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian. Nonetheless, check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.
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