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Vega One® All-in-One Shake

By Bridgette Clare on February 6, 2018

Woah. Vega One sure is green! Why? Is the color natural?

Vega One™ is proudly green. With organic broccoli, organic kale, organic spirulina, and Vega Chlorella, Vega One comes by that beautiful, rich green hue honestly. No food coloring added! You may notice that it’s even greener once you add water. That’s because spirulina is highly soluble and dissolves in water. You just can’t camouflage awesome.

Is Vega One organic?

As demand for organic ingredients grows, it’s getting easier every year to find reliable sources of organic ingredients, but the cost of certification remains prohibitive for smaller-scale farmers—especially cooperative farmers of crops like sacha inchi protein. Vega One is made with a variety of certified organic ingredients including gelatinized maca root, acacia gum, broccoli, kale, spirulina, marine algae, pomegranate, goji and macqui.

Where are ingredients in Vega One sourced from?

Approximately 68% of the ingredients in Vega One are grown and processed in North America, Europe and Japan. We choose to source some ingredients from their native climate including: organic gelatinized maca root (Peru), sacha inchi protein (Peru), and chlorella (Japan).

How much caffeine is in Mocha or Chocolate flavored Vega One?

Chocolate and Mocha flavored Vega protein products offer caffeine, mainly from cocoa powder. The approximate value based on information from our suppliers (which may change based on natural variations in the plant-based ingredients) is: Chocolate Vega One™ 11mg Mocha Vega One™ <25mg p="">

I don’t like the taste of stevia. Will I like Vega One?

We’ve added stevia to Vega One™ because it is our favorite sweetener. Stevia is plant-based and contains no calories, and we think it adds a delightfully sweet flavor to Vega One and other Vega plant-based protein powders. But we know it’s not for everyone so based on feedback from Vega fans like you we’re happy to announce that we now offer Unsweetened Natural Flavored Vega One™ , which is stevia-free. You can find this online only. It’s also a great flavor to make more savory recipes, like these Savory Herb Gluten-Free Waffles.

Can Vega One™ help me lose weight?

We love this question because we get to talk about nutrient density (AKA the amount of nutrients compared to calories). Vega One™ is a nutrient dense food, so you can use it any way that you would use a food. You can enjoy it on its own or as a part of your favorite smoothie. You can even cook with it, making pancakes or muffins (and you can find recipes at myvega.com/recipes). We love Vega One because it tastes great, and offers 20 grams plant-based protein, veggies and greens, and 6 grams fiber in 170 calories or less (150 for Natural flavor). If you’re trying to lose weight, consult your health care practitioner to know what’s right for you.

How many servings are there in a tub of Vega One™?

The serving size for Vega One™ is one scoop (or, in the case of boxes and pouches, one single-serving pack). For the large tubs of Vega One™ there are approximately 22 servings in Natural flavored, 20 servings in Mocha, Coconut Almond, Berry, French Vanilla and Vanilla Chai flavored and 19 in Chocolate flavored. For the small tubs of Vega One™ there are 11 servings in Natural and 10 servings in Mocha, Coconut Almond, Berry, French Vanilla, Vanilla Chai and Chocolate flavored. The number of servings will vary slightly between flavors in order to achieve a fill weight that’s consistent.

I’m allergic to nuts—are there any nuts in the natural flavors?

While Vega One™ does not contain any nut ingredients, it is not produced in a nut-free facility. Safety is paramount to us at Vega®, therefore all our facilities are 3rd party audited and follow Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) to ensure all allergen ingredients are stored away from non-allergen ingredients, and strict sanitation procedures are followed, to ensure risk for cross contamination is minimized. Since every allergy is unique and has a different severity level, we advise our consumers to make their own decision, depending on their individual health condition and dietary restrictions and by speaking with their health care practitioner.

New to nutritional shakes? Start here!

Welcome! We’re so excited to welcome you to the world of premium plant-based nutrition. Vega One will provide you nutrition to help you thrive, whether you’re simply shaking it with water on-the-go or blending it into a satisfying smoothie. Speaking of smoothies—if you’re looking for flavor inspiration, start at the Vega Recipe Center.

Why do the instructions say mix with a non-dairy beverage? Can I mix it with milk?

We love non-dairy beverages such as almond, hemp, coconut, or rice milk (to name a few) mixed with Vega One™, but if you only have dairy milk in your fridge, go for it!

Can Vega One be used as a meal replacement?

Vega One™ is a food—so you can enjoy it anytime you would eat other foods you love—meals, snacks or anywhere in between. Check the Nutrition Facts Panel to ensure that it has the amounts of macro and micronutrients that you are looking for.

Is it ok if I drink more than one serving of Vega One in a day?

Even good things should be enjoyed in moderation and we suggest you take Vega One™ as part of a balanced diet. If you have questions about your specific nutrition needs, it’s best to talk to your health care practitioner.

What is the amino acid profile?

The amino acids in Vega One® aren’t added but rather are naturally occurring from the ingredients in the blend. We do not test for individual amino acids, only the overall protein content. We're happy to let you know that we use a complete multisource plant-based protein blend that offers 20 grams of protein (which has all essential amino acids) per serving.
We understand reviewing specific amino acids is important to you so we’re happy to offer you the typical amino acid profile. This is the typical Amino Acid profile calculated from supplier information for the Natural flavor of Vega One. These values may vary slightly between flavors and lots.
Typical Amino Acid Profile per Serving (grams)*
Alanine 0.7
Aspartic Acid 2.0
Arginine 1.4
Cystine 0.2
Glutamic Acid 2.9
Glycine 0.7
Histidine 0.4
Isoleucine 0.8
Leucine 1.4
Lysine 1.2
Methionine 0.2
Phenylalanine 1.0
Proline 0.8
Serine 0.9
Threonine 0.7
Tryptophan 0.2
Tyrosine 0.6
Valine 0.8
*calculated from supplier information for Natural Vega One. Many vary between flavors and lots.

What are the vitamins and minerals in milligrams?

Values may differ slightly from batch to batch, and flavor to flavor. French Vanilla Vega One® has approximately:
Vitamin A 400 RE
Vitamin C 42 mg
Vitamin D 5 mcg
Vitamin E 10 mg
Vitamin K 48 mcg
Thiamin 0.78 mg
Riboflavin 0.96 mg
Niacin 13.8 NE
Vitamin B6 1.08 mg
Folate 198 mcg
Vitamin B12 0.9 mcg
Biotin 150 mcg
Pantothenic Acid 4.9 mg
Calcium 110 mg
Iron 0.84 mg
Phosphorous 275 mg
Iodide 3.2 mcg
Magnesium 15 mg

Bridgette Clare, RHN

A Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN), Certified Raw Foods Chef and Vega Product Specialist, Bridgette Clare works at Vega as the Customer Experience Team Lead. Bridgette is passionate about making food fun and accessible. She believes what we eat has a huge impact on how we feel and whole heartedly supports a holistic approach to nutrition. Experimenting in the kitchen, sharing new recipes and enjoying new culinary experiences with friends is what she’s all about. Fun fact: Bridgette is always seeking out fun ways to stay active—trying out everything from circus school to testing out her indoor cycling teacher abilities!
Bridgette Clare, RHN