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Meet Vega One® Organic Protein Powder

By Elizabeth Jarrard on March 15, 2018, categorized in Plant-based Nutrition

Meet Vega One® Organic Protein Powder

Our commitment to constant improvement means that even our top-selling product, with the longest history, Vega One® was due for some upgrades to make it better than ever. Since the beginning of Vega, way back in 2004, when what is now Vega One Organic was launched (then called “Complete Whole Food Meal Replacement”), we’ve been striving to make our top-selling product USDA Organic. This is something you have also been asking for since day 1, and we couldn’t be prouder of where we are today. While it took some time for us to get all of our suppliers in a row without compromising on ingredients, nutritionals, taste or texture, this time, we think we got it just right. Say hello to new Vega One Organic All-in-One Shake.

Vega One: More than just an organic vegan protein powder

You’ll find far more than just plant-based protein powder in Vega One (though there are 20 grams of that). Every serving also has greens, vitamins, minerals, fiber, Omega-3 ALA, antioxidant vitamins A and C, and probiotics (2 billion CFUs bacillus coagulans to be exact). This powerful combination of plant ingredients helps you to supercharge your day, deliciously.

Speaking of delicious, new Vega One comes with a new flavor: Plain Unsweetened. So if you’re looking for a neutral base flavor without any stevia, you now have an option. French Vanilla, Chocolate, Mocha, Coconut Almond, and Berry are also here to stay.

Why you may want an organic protein powder

Vega One is Vega’s first USDA organic plant-based all-in-one-shake. Every serving is also Non-GMO Project verified, gluten-free, vegan certified, with no grains, no added sugar, and no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. There are several reasons you may want to choose organic, among them being improved water quality, energy conservation, increased biodiversity, and soil health.United States Department of Agriculture. Benefits of Organic Certification. Access on 3/8/18 from: https://www.ams.usda.gov/services/organic-certification/benefits

Break it down for me, what’s changed with Vega One?  

The biggest difference is that new Vega One Organic is USDA organic. This changed the entire formulation, so that we could be sure we had reliable sources for all of these organic ingredients. We basically deconstructed the entire product, and rebuilt it from scratch. You’ll still find the same nutrient groups, but there are nuances in the exact amount of nutrients. While making these ingredient and nutrient changes we wanted to make sure we made it tastes great. And if we do say, putting it all together, this formula is lightyears ahead of where we were last year.

Here’s a little side-by-side so you can see the nutritional changes:

  Vega One Organic Vega One 
Protein 20 grams 20 grams
Veggies & Greens Yes Yes
Vitamins and Minerals 50% DV of 8 vitamins and minerals 50% DV of 12 vitamins and minerals
Fiber 4 grams 6 grams
Antioxidants Antioxidants vitamins A and C Antioxidants vitamins A, C and E
Omega-3 ALA 0.5 grams 1.5 grams
Probiotics 2 billion CFU bacillus coagulans 1 billion CFU
Calories 150 150-170
Certifications USDA Organic, Non-GMO Project verified, vegan certified  Non-GMO Project verified, vegan certified

 

Can Vega One Organic be used as a meal replacement?

This is the #1 question we get asked, and the answer hasn’t changed. 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.

Can Vega One® Organic help me lose weight?

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 (start with these Blueberry Buttermilk Protein Pancakes).  If you’re trying to lose weight, consult your health care practitioner to know what’s right for you.

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 eat 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.

Whether you shake, blend or bake, scoop up the new Vega One to supercharge your day deliciously. Once you get your hands on a new tub be sure to tag #VegaTeam on Instagram.

Elizabeth Jarrard

Elizabeth Jarrard is a registered dietitian in Denver, CO who specializes in medical nutrition therapy and plant-based nutrition. She educates clients and consumers on how to optimize their health through nutrition.
Elizabeth Jarrard

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