Vega is probably the most recognizable vegan brand on the supplement market with a huge range of products. Vega One, otherwise known as Vega All-In-One is marketed as a meal replacement for general health and weight loss, but how does it stack up?
One 38g scoop of Vega One has 20 grams of protein, 4 grams of net carbs and 5 grams of fat. Its protein content comes from Pea Protein to which they have added a number of greens and fruit extracts.
These include carrot, spinach, acerola cherry, chard, kale, lettuce, pomegranate, blueberry, acai and more. While many of these may include unique benefits, the primary benefit is the diverse range of vitamin and mineral-packed nutrients that your body needs.
For sweetening, they have used Stevia Extract. They have also included Xanthan Gum which is used as a thickener and to provide a creamy texture. Bromelain is also added and is a digestive enzyme that is very effective in helping break down protein. Vega has also included a probiotic which is Bacillus coagulans which helps provide a good balance of good bacteria in your gut.
Vega has ensured all the ingredients going into this product are organically grown and offer all the best that nature can provide.
Shake It! – Mix one level scoop of Vega One All-in-One Shake in 1.5 cups (12 fl oz.) of ice-cold water or your choice of beverage.
Blend It! – Mix one level scoop of Vega One All-in-One Shake into your favorite smoothie recipe.
Bake It! – Swap Vega One All-in-One Shake for 1/8 to 1/4 of the flour in sweet baking recipes.
This product is best suited as a weight loss protein powder for meal replacement use.
Its use of pea protein should curb hunger and is matched with additional greens and fruit extracts to ensure you’re able to replace meals while maintaining body health. For best results, we recommend replacing breakfast as it’s been shown that pea protein powders such as this one effectively curb hunger longer and reduce snacking throughout the day.
This is a surprising product when it comes to taste.
Most products with greens tend to be gritty and with a pretty poor taste, but the vanilla was slightly nutty and earthy, but quite pleasant tasting. We liked it in both water and almond milk, but the milder taste in water was more pleasing.
Vega One costs a little more than the average for vegan protein powders, but with good reason!
This product includes not just protein, but an array of nutrient-dense ingredients that should ensure you get what your body needs while losing weight. On top of this, they have added an enzyme and probiotic. We think its appropriately priced for what’s inside.
While suited for vegan use, there is no reason why this product couldn’t also be useful for anyone seeking to lose excess pounds. While a whey product may be more protein efficient, they don’t tend to include the healthy array of added plant extracts to ensure you’re receiving essential vitamins and minerals. Price is about right for this product and the taste is a real winner that will hopefully ensure you don’t give up on your goal.