As of today time is a commodity and we’re always running out of it!
As a result of this we often cut corners in our lives just so we can have a few more minutes in the shower, pressing that snooze button one more time, or getting to work class on time. More often than not we tend to grab quick eats on the go. Sometimes just a coffee or granola bar, other times some hot foods but neither of these actually give us the nutrition we need to perform our best. But thanks to Vega One –an all in one nutrient shake- we can now have a tasty treat that is good for our bodies but at the same time, give us that extra minute to re-think our outfit for the day (again). Not to mention it is completely plant based so our vegetarian and vegan friendly eaters can indulge too!
More about Vega:
Vega began with a vision, determination, and a serendipitous relationship that bore the first Vega product, now called Vega One.
Told from the onset that a plant-based diet wouldn’t cut it on the professional Ironman circuit, Brendan Brazier’s nutritional journey began with unpromising results. Several months of chronic hunger, the need to constantly eat and a decline in energy culminated in a decline in athletic performance.
Brendan and Charles discussed the concept of producing a complete, whole food-derived nutritional shake that was made from 100% plant-based ingredients. Charles was intrigued by the passion of this young athlete and he loved the idea of the whole food-derived nutritional shake. Aware of the many challenges that developing such a product would present, Charles was confident that together they would be able to overcome them.
They agreed that this nutritional shake would be made without compromises and had to meet several key criteria:
- Made with all natural, plant-based ingredients (absolutely no animal products)
- Made primarily with whole foods in their freshest, least processed form possible
- Provide a balance of protein, carbohydrates and healthy fats, plus a significant contribution to your daily intake of vitamins and minerals when mixed in plain water
- Feature proteins from a diverse variety of vegetarian sources that combine to deliver a complete essential amino acid profile
- Provide carbohydrates that are naturally occurring, complex and low-glycemic, with no added sugars or sugar-derivatives
- Deliver essential fatty acids of the highest quality, the majority being Omega-3s, with no trans fats
- Free of dairy, gluten and soy
- Include no artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners
- Taste good with pleasant texture and flavour when mixed with plain water
- Easy to prepare for on-the-go convenience
After a year of product formulation and testing, the first version of Brendan’s nutritional shake was a close replica of Brendan’s favourite blender smoothie. Now available in its third generation of the formula, all the ingredients in Vega One nutritional shake were chosen by Brendan to work synergistically to nourish the body and reduce nutritional stress. And now Brendan doesn’t have to lug his old blender with him when he travels anymore.
More about Vega can be found on their website!