Protein Powders I Have Loathed: Vega One Vanilla ChaiĀ 

Potpourri. No. Seriously. That’s what this both tastes and smells like. I like a chai latte once in a while and this is… not that. It does somehow avoid the weird chalky texture of the Vega Protein and Greens, so maybe the straight vanilla version of this will be better? But yeah. This is like blending and guzzling your Christmas Cinnamon Dreams Spice candle and maybe that’s your thing but it sure isn’t mine. It also got weirdly thick in the 40 minutes it took to drive to work. Like milkshake thick. 

I have questions. 

Calories: 170

Protein Powders I Have Loathed

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.

First up:

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.