Review – Vega One Making #OneChange

*Disclaimer: The following post is a review for Vega One Nutritional ShakeI  was offered the opportunity to review Vega One nutritional shakes through my Sweat Pink ambassadorship and was given 1 free box of Vega One Nutritional Shake in French Vanilla to try out for the purpose of this review. I was not compensated in any other way and the opinions of this product are entirely my own. What you read today is my honest, unbiased opinion of the Vega One Nutritional Shake.


Breakfast nutrition is an area that I have struggled with on my running days and now that I am only 9 weeks away from Around the Bay it has become even more important that I should be fueling my body properly. Too much to eat and I am running with a bloated and uncomfortable belly looking for a tree to duck behind; skipping breakfast and I am bonking half-way through.


“You hit the ground running every morning, prepping, and planning for your day on the way out the door. Wilting at your desk by 10 AM, you kick yourself for missing breakfast. As you reach for your third cup of coffee to get you through, you wonder who the heck has time for breakfast when you’re already skimping on sleep to fit it all in.”

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Vega One Nutritional Shake is #OneChange you can make to help you stride through your busiest schedule, knowing you’ve got your nutritional bases covered—quickly and deliciously. You can simply mix it in a smoothie or shake and go. The Vega #OneChange campaign is focused on making it easy and who doesn’t like easy? Whether you’re a Number Cruncher, Weekend Splurger, Serial Snacker, or Breakfast Skipper, Vega One can help. Smoothies are a great way for me to fuel without feeling bloated and give me the energy I need to finish my run.

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Vega Vanilla Very-Berry Smoothie To Go

  • 1 pack of Vega One French Vanilla
  • 2/3 cup frozen berries
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened Greek Yogurt
  • 1/2 cup Almond milk

Blitz up in the blender, pour into your husband’s Rickard’s Red pint glass and drink up.

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Pro’s for Me

  • Convenient packaging for travelling or on the go; no need to measure out what is needed.
  • Canadian based company located in Burnaby, BC.
  • 50% daily intake of vitamins and minerals.

Con’s for Me

  • I found the texture gritty, even after blitzing it in the blender.
  • 15g of protein – Runner’s need more protein than we are typically eating.
  • Strong metallic after-taste from the stevia extract used as a sweetener.
  • Cost – $35.99 (CA) for a box of 10 Single Packs.

While I enjoyed the convenience of the single packaging and the opportunity to review this product I will honestly say this is not a product I would buy for myself based on the cost alone. Our family budget just doesn’t allow for it at this time.


What is #OneChange you will make for 2014?

What are your favorite smoothie combinations?

Meet Anita

I am a wife to a retired Army Captain and present day shepherd, a mother to two Big's (20 & 19) and one Little (6) and new to running at the age of 42. I am hopelessly addicted to Starbucks Peppermint Mocha's. My family thinks I am crazy. The voices in my head say they may be right.

22 Thoughts on “Review – Vega One Making #OneChange

  1. I loved the shakes BUT I didn’t realize how costly they were. I was out this morning checking. I am on the fence about picking up more. I really, really liked how I felt.
    Crystal recently posted…Making that #OneChange in 2014 with Vega OneMy Profile

  2. That’s too bad you didn’t enjoy the texture – I had a texture issue when I just mixed it with water, but liked it in my smoothie. Maybe the avocado smoothed it out? Not sure! I get what you’re saying about the cost! I am thinking of things like this to sneak into the kids’ food though so they get extra veggies. :)
    Cynthia @ You Signed Up For What?! recently posted…Smoothie Recipe: Mango, Avocado, Banana, Kiwi, and Vega OneMy Profile

    • Thanks for the avocado suggestion, I’ll give it a try this weekend. I’ve been sneaking extra veggies into Little’s smoothies too.

  3. i agree with what cynthia said, i think adding a smooth texture, like avocado or in my case banana, gets rid of that grittiness. if you still have some packages left, maybe try one of those?
    laura @ scribbles and sass recently posted…just one.My Profile

  4. I didn’t notice much of an after taste, but I will agree, it is a little gritty…. I couldn’t figure out how to knock that out…
    susan @ recently posted…Review: Making my #OneChange with Vega OneMy Profile

  5. I love each and every Vega product. I don’t mind the “gritty” at all. I do not add any sweeteners to mine ever.
    Every once in a while you can find the products at Whole Foods on special :)
    Lynda@fitnessmomwinecountry recently posted…Vega One Change Jump StartMy Profile

    • I do have some texture aversions so the grittiness makes it hard for me to get down. I don’t add sweeteners to anything either, the stevia is part of the product.

      Here in Canada we do not have Whole Foods, wish we did :)

  6. I really enjoyed my Vega One. I didn’t notice any grittiness when I blended it in a smoothie, nor did I taste an aftertaste. I agree that the price is a little high, but if you think of it as a $4.00 meal or snack, it’s not quite so much. Less than a frappacino!
    Debbie @ Live from La Quinta recently posted…#OneChange is Possible with Vega OneMy Profile

  7. Yum, I will remember to add the yogurt to mine next time. I put mine in the magic bullet too and thought it was still a little gritty. I did not taste a metallic aftertaste though. I agree the price is a little much.
    Meranda@fairytalesandfitness recently posted…Vega One shakesMy Profile

  8. Good luck at Around the Bay! I’m a fellow breakfast skipper, and I certainly don’t get enough protein (I’m vegetarian), so Vega is the perfect way for me to a) start eating breakfast and b) start getting more protein at the same time!

    I usually put a banana in with my smoothies, and I don’t notice the grittiness. Only when I mix just with water or almond milk alone (with a shaker cup) but I haven’t found a vegan smoothie product like this that ISN’T gritty either…
    Brienna Nesting recently posted…Vega #OneChangeMy Profile

    • I usually go with a whey protein in my smoothies and shakes and they seem to be less gritty. I’ll be tossing in some avocado and banana’s the next time I have Vega to see if that helps. Go to know that it isn’t just Vega feeling a little gritty.

  9. Interesting that you thought it was gritty. I was thinking it is one of the few that isn’t. The yogurt is a great idea!
    Jill @ Fitness, Health and Happiness recently posted…Vega and #OneChangeMy Profile

    • I haven’t had any other vegan shakes so I wasn’t able to compare Vega One to any others. I like that the yogurt bumps up the protein for me and adds a little creaminess to it.

  10. I didn’t have an issue with the texture but that may be because I usually add chia or flax to smoothies which gives it a little grit on its own. I just wasn’t a fan of the flavor of the french vanilla. I picked up a container of the chocolate the though and thought that one was a lot better. I agree thought, a little to expensive for me to keep it up, which is too bad.
    Theresa recently posted…Vega’s #OneChange and the Breakfast SkipperMy Profile

  11. I agree with you on the texture. I actually had the vanilla too to review but it made me super sick so I contacted them and let them know what happened. Part of me still wants to do a write up though…
    Salt recently posted…A new PR, a new swimsuit, and a lucky someone wins a new Bondi Band!My Profile

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