Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Tried It Tuesday - Vega Mocha Mint Smoothie, PlayLists, Training & Nutrition Plans - #FuelYourBetter

Disclaimer: I was sent Vega Protein for review purposes but I was not compensated in anyway.  All opinions are my own.

I have to tell you, when I received the Vega Mocha recovery protein powder in the mail, I was skeptical.  I am not a chocolate person.  If there is a choice between chocolate cake or vanilla, chocolate ice cream or vanilla, I will always choose vanilla.  I am a HUGE fan of the Vega One French Vanilla.  It is my go-to!  But I knew I had to give it a chance.  It is Vega so it had to be good right?
Then I got to thinking...what goes really well with chocolate?  Yup!  Mint!  Fresh mint!  And then I was off collecting ingredients for a smoothie.  Well, I put D to task collecting ingredients for the smoothie!

Got to keep idle hands busy!

That is it.  5 ingredients for a perfectly delicious Mocha Mint smoothie to start your day!

3 ice cubes

1 cup vanilla unsweetened almond milk

1 banana

1 package Emergen-C (any flavor - you won't even taste it!)

1 scoop Vega Sport Mocha protein smoothie

And then, the best ingredient of all.  A handful of fresh mint!

Blend and enjoy!

Super good!  Maybe blend some ice coffee in there too for a caffeine boost!

Vega is running (see what I did there!) all sorts of awesomeness on their site right now to #FuelYourBetter!  Including playlists.

They have one for long slow runs which you can find here and one for tempo run which you can find here.

They have training and nutrition plans here.  They have recipes too.  Like this one for Coconut Chocolate Quinoa Pudding!

And to go with their whole #FuelYourBetter plan, they have a fueling and running plan you can check out here!  

I am a HUGE fan of Vega and will always have a Vega smoothie for breakfast.  I always have a Vega Pre Workout Energizer before a long run and the Recovery Accelerator after a long hard run.  You know whatever they are doing to #FuelYourBetter, they are doing it right!

As always, I am linking up with Sara at LakeShore Runner for Tried it Tuesday!

Have you tried Vega products?  Have you ever tried fresh mint in a smoothie??

As always, I wish you Happy Feet,
SD Mom


  1. I love Vega products. I actually use their Viva Vanilla or Bodacious Berry Protein Smoothie my morning green drinks. I love their products because they taste good and the ingredients don't have a lot of junk!

    1. Vanilla is my favorite! Add mint. It takes it to a whole new level!

  2. I just found Vega products and I'm in LOVE. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  3. I have tried a few Vega products. I wasn't a big fan of their protein powder though. Maybe I just tried the wrong flavors.

    1. Vanilla. I love their French Vanilla and Vanilla Chai.

  4. I keep hearing about Vega! I should give it a try! Great post!!

  5. If you have never tried a green drink before, I should tell you that Green supplements doesn’t exactly taste like a milk shake or your favorite soft drink (when mixed only with water).