This one has another odd aftertaste and I can’t put my finger on what it is. It is almost like cinnamon but not? There’s still fake sugar and vanilla, but it is less cloying than Vega. It mixed up fairly well. I dumped most of it into a smoothie after I tasted it mixed in water, and it is fine when mixed with fruit or kefir. It is meant for weight loss but it doesn’t do much for hunger after more than an hour or so.
It has 170 calories so I guess it is nominally a meal replacement.
Verdict: it tastes fine, mixes well, but doesn’t do much for hunger.
Stay tuned for aaaaaaallll of these things. I bought $80 in supplements at Sprouts on Friday because they were 25% off.
I take back every complaint I had about Vega Protein and Greens. I am so sorry. This is worse. This is so. much. worse. It is chalky and tastes kind of like Playdoh smells and it is just terrible. Their vanilla whey was by no means perfect but it was very drinkable. This is just bad. I think the aftertaste may be that heavy-duty Stevia that Vega doesn’t completely mask but at least drowns out.
Followed instructions on packet and mixed with 8oz of water in a Blenderbottle.
In my ongoing quest to discover if there are ANY protein powders that aren’t terrible, I’m going to keep a list here of all the brands and types I’ve tried.
Vega Protein and Greens Vanilla
Taste: Stevia. Just a ton of Stevia. And chalk. Mix with plain yogurt and frozen blueberries in a blender and it is actually pretty drinkable.
Side Effects: None I’ve noticed yet
Weight lost while drinking: 2.5 lbs in 2 weeks while drinking it as a smoothie for breakfast
Recipe I use for this powder:
1 scoop Vega Protein and Greens
1 cup milk
1/2 cup plain nonfat yogurt
1 tbsp hemp hearts (optional)
1/2 to 1 cup blueberries
Put everything in a blender and pulse it a bit until you get your preferred consistency. This will keep for a few hours without separating. I haven’t tried leaving it overnight. You can also mix in some oatmeal while blending for more fiber.