Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Weekend Splurger

I received Vega One shakes to try through the Sweat Pink Ambassador program; all opinions are, as always, 100% my own.

I have a confession to make.

I am a weekend splurger.



Yup, it's true.  I tend to really watch what I eat during the week but when the weekend hits, everything is fair game.  For example, I had a really rough week at work last week and Mr. Smith Summary thought I deserved a sweet treat and brought home cupcakes on Friday.  8 of them.  Do you want to know how many are left??

Well, I'm not telling because I am too embarrassed to admit to eating that many cupcakes in three days.  Needless to say, I was feeling like a fat kid Monday and needed to reset things.

Enter Vega One and their #OneChange initiative.

Why #OneChange?  Vega One realizes that there are no quick fixes when it comes to managing your weight but using a Vega One shake is a quick and easy way to ensure you are meeting your nutritional needs - it's #OneChange you can make towards making better nutrition decisions.  Vega One shakes are a clean, plant-based whole food protein with Omega-3s, probiotics, greens, antioxidants, and more.  It is dairy, gluten, and soy free and contains no added sugars, artificial sweeteners, colors, or flavors and is available in French Vanilla, Berry, Chocolate, Vanilla Chai, and Natural flavor.  The directions state to mix with water, juice, or other non-dairy beverage of your choice.  

I received the French Vanilla flavor to try.  In the interest of keeping it real I will tell you that I did not enjoy my first experience with Vega One - I mixed it with the amount of water specified but it was too sweet and I found it lacking the "shake" or "smoothie" consistency I was expecting.  The directions though also said you could mix the powder into your favorite smoothie recipe so I decided to give this a try next and I have to say it was MUCH better this way.


I enjoy a quick smoothie made with frozen berries and protein powder so this time instead of my usual vanilla flavored powder I substituted the Vega One.  I made this smoothie quickly before heading to volunteer at Samantha's school and it held me over until lunch time!  Plus I got the satisfaction from knowing that I had made #OneChange towards undoing my weekend cupcake binging, despite my busy schedule.



If you are interested in trying Vega One, check out their website here!