Thursday, February 12, 2015

Raspberry Chai Smoothie #Recipe and a #VegaOne #GIVEAWAY

Disclaimer: I received products from Vega for review & GIVEAWAY purposes.  I was not requested to write a positive review.  All opinions are my own and I have received no monetary compensation for this post.  

I am a HUGE Vega fan.  Ever since I started running longer distances, I have sworn by the Vega PreWorkout Energizer.  It puts that little extra pep in my step.  It is made with all natural plant based ingredients so you can feel good about the ingredients going in your body.  So when I heard about Vega One, I flipped!



Just one scoop of Vega One gives you all this:

  • 20 grams of complete, multisource, plant-based protein
  • 6 servings of greens
  • 50% daily intake of food-based vitamins and minerals
  • 25% DV fiber
  • 1.5 grams of Omega-3s
  • Antioxidants
  • Probiotics (1 billion CFU)
  • Low-glycemic with no sugar added
  • Only 160 calories per serving


  • It maybe the world's perfect food.  When the super awesome people at Vega wanted to send me some Vega One to try as part of their #BestLifeProject, I immediately chose the Vanilla and the Vanilla Chai flavors.


    Yes folks, that is the coveted Vega shaker bottle!  I had to try it out right away.  The French Vanilla has the best vanilla flavor to it.  But I will admit, there are two things and only two things I don't like. One is that the smoothie or drink mix turns out this weird blue green color.  You may want to add some berries or some additional greens to disguise the thing.  Two because it is made out of pea protein the texture is not as smooth as other protein powders.  What I really wanted to try though was the Vanilla Chai.  Who doesn't love a good solid chai?


    Excuse the wrinkled package.  Don't even ask!  I created a Raspberry Chai smoothie recipe for you and it is DELICIOUS!!!

    Raspberry Chai Smoothie

    3-5 cubes ice



    1 cup unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk


    1 medium banana


    1 package Raspberry Emergen-C


    1/2 cup - 1 cup greens


    Blend together and enjoy!


    This, my friends, is a GOOD smoothie!  In fact, I think I will have it again tomorrow!

    The super awesome people at Vega were kind enough to let me giveaway a 10-pack of singles serving Vega One in the flavor of your choice and that shaker bottle.  Heck yes!  So what flavor would you pick?  I think I like the French Vanilla more than the chai because it is so versatile but the chai is so yum too!  This is a part of every single breakfast for me!

    a Rafflecopter giveaway

    Contest runs 2/12/2015 to 2/18/15 at 11:59 P.M. PST
    No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited. 1 winner will be selected via the Rafflecopter widget.  Open to Residents of the US & Canada 18 years of age or older.  Must have a non P.O. Box mailing address.  Winner must have a valid email address.
    Winner will notified via email (if available) and/or blog post, and will have 48 business hours to claim prize.  If original winner does not claim prize within 48 business hours an alternate winner(s) will be selected.
    Contestants must enter on the Rafflecopter widget in order to win.
    All winning entries will be verified. If a winning entry cannot be verified as completed, a new winner will be drawn.  Winner will be provided the prize directly from Vega.  Substitutions unlikely but may apply.  SD Mom not responsible for failure of sponsor to deliver product.

    So what flavor would you pick?  Do you like Chai?  What do you have for breakfast?  Good Luck!

    As always, I wish you Happy Feet,
    SD Mom

    69 comments:

    1. I haven't tried Vega one but the vanilla chai does sound good!

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    2. You know I love Vega and have been dying to try the Chai...YUMMY!

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    3. I must say I'm not a fan of Vega, I prefer Skoop. But this smoothie sounds amazing, great idea to put the emergenc-e in it!! I usually have a few eggs and my homemade protein pancakes for breakfast!

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    4. I would try the vanilla since it's usually my favorite protein but I haven't tried Vega One.

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    5. My favorite flavor is French vanilla but I love the tropical tango in the protein smoothie! Awesome giveaway 😁

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    6. I've never tried their powder before, but my friends love it!! :)

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    7. I've never used Vega but either vanilla sounds great!

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    8. I like Chocolate. :) Big fan of Vega products.

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    9. chocolate is my fav! I love it with pb2 in my smoothies!

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    10. I've never tried it, so I'm not sure of my fav. I have some Vega Protein & Greens now in vanilla though! :)

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    11. Definitely French Vanilla flavor is my favorite! YUM!

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    12. I haven't tried Vega One but I love their recovery drink!

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    13. I would love to try the vanilla chai!

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    14. I would love to try the vanilla chai.

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    15. I have never tried Vega but I loooove chocolate anything!!

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    16. I really enjoy their vanilla chai flavor!!! :)

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    17. I have never used Vega One but would love to try some!

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    18. French vanilla would be tasty!

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    19. I've never had any before but I love anything chai flavored!

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    20. Vanilla chai?! YUMMY! I'm going to try this (but without the emergen- c pack! Thank you!

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    21. I've never tried any of Vega products so I'm not sure what flavor would be my favorite. I love chocolate so I would want to try their chocolate flavor. Vanilla Chai sounds delicious too!

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    22. I would pick the Vanilla Chai - I'm a sucker for anything Vanilla. My typical breakfast during the work week is a drink made with Vega Protein Smoothie (Viva Vanilla or Tropical Tango) and I add ice, banana and 2 cups on spinach. I'll typically have that with eggs and toast or a Greek yogurt or oatmeal. I really love Vega products, especially the recovery accelerator - it's an absolute life saver.

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    23. I have some vega lemon, and I love the idea of adding an Emergen C packet to it, such a great idea! I've only ever tried the lemon-lime flavor but I do like it!

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    24. I make a homemade chai tea that I like so I'd like to try Vanilla Chai. I like smoothies - had a cocoa PB banana smoothie today!

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    25. Vanilla, because you can add anything to it and it'll still taste pretty good.

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    26. I love Vega and have their Chocolate protein powder at home right now. I've found that Whey protein powders make my stomach upset, so this is a great alternative for me!

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    27. I love Vega and have their Chocolate protein powder at home right now. I've found that Whey protein powders make my stomach upset, so this is a great alternative for me!

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    28. I love the Vanilla Chai Vega One flavor!

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    29. Id love to try the Vanilla Chai flavor! It sounds delish

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    30. I have never tried this before. The vanilla chai flavor sounds yummy.

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    31. Vanilla Chai sounds amazing! <3

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    32. I think I would like the vanilla flavor because I could add almost anything to it.

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    33. I absolutely love the vanilla chai flavor. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    34. I like the french vanilla!...and it's so easy to pair-up with other flavors

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    35. French Vanilla would be amazing! Thank you!
      Georgiana

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    36. I've only had the natural/ no flavor vega powder but would love to try the vanilla chai!

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    37. Vanilla chai us such a unique flavor from vega, love it!

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    39. I haven't tried Vega One but would love to try the Chai!

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    40. I think I would enjoy the vanilla flavor.

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    41. I haven't tried it but I pretty much love all things chocolate.

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    42. i like the 'natural' flavor, tastes great in my green smoothies
      (stacey h)

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    43. I love the Chai. Especially good with mango, banana, coconut milk and greens. Looking forward to trying your recipe!!!

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    44. Love the Chai. One of my faves is with mango, banana, coconut milk and greens. Looking forward to trying your recipe, thanks!!!

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    45. I haven't tried Vega One, but would like to try Chocolate.

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    46. I use vega one vanilla :) The chai is amazing though!

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    47. French Vanilla sounds yummy

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    48. I've never tried this product. The recipe you made up looks fab! I drink those vitamin c packs almost everyday. Thanks for sharing and offering this give-away!

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    49. Given the opportunity, I'd probably choose some variation on vanilla - the vanilla chai sounds good, but French vanilla is also promising! Happy that the giveaway is valid for us Canadians, too! :-)

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    50. I've never tried Vega one...but the idea that it comes in a chai anything sounds delish to me!

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    51. I always love anything chocolate flavored! I've been wanting to try Vega One for so long!

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    52. I've only tried vanilla. Would love to try the chai!

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    53. Chocolate would have to be my favorite flavor!

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    54. I would love to try the Vanilla Chai as well. Thanks!

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    55. I love the vanilla chai! It's my fav!

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    56. I think I'd have to go with French Vanilla. I am a fan of pea protein, but as you said, it can be kind of gritty/chalky. As much as I like chai, I'm a bit scared to try it in a pea protein lol. I do like to walk on the wild side, though, so I'd definitely be willing to try it! As far as what I have for breakfast: I'm not fond of doing shakes/smoothies for breakfast unless I'm in a major hurry, I need whole food first thing in the morning. My favorite quick breakfast is a 2 egg sandwich on toasted Ezekiel bread with PB2 on top. Sounds weird, but it's delicious!

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