Right at the start of the busy holiday season, I received a box from Vega Sport, filled with a bunch of 100% natural plant based goodies.
Right off the bat, I liked their attitude.
The box contained everything you need to prepare for, sustain, and recover from a workout.
I'm not a vegetarian or vegan, but I do eat meat-free meals often, when I do have meat it's normally at dinnertime. I was very curious about the ingredients in this line of products, since they are dairy, gluten and soy free, with no artificial flavors, colors, or sweeteners.
I first tried the Pom-Berry Electolyte Hydrator, part of the Sustain products, while running on the treadmill. I was happy to see that it was zero calories, but the taste was rather sweet. I added a bit more water to the bottle and that lightened up a bit.
One way I add protein to my diet is through a powder that I mix into my smoothies. I usually stick to chocolate flavored powders, but Vega Sport's Performance Protein (recovery) has chocolate, vanilla, and a berry flavor that I thought was a nice change. It mixed well, and I enjoyed the taste.
My favorite items were the Protein Bars, in both Chocolate Saviseed, and Chocolate Coconut. The coconut was seriously like a candy bar. I used these on two different Christmas Shopping excursions. I got my protein fix, and had enough fuel to battle the crowds at the mall.
The day after Christmas, I took Frank for a much needed run around my neighborhood. I was tired from all the festivities, so when we got home, I mixed up the Apple Berry Recovery Accelerator with some water to re-hydrate. What I especially liked was that the Accelerator "replenishes electrolytes....reduces inflammation.....and supports immune system function." Everything a body needs after a busy holiday season.
I'm just starting a round of half marathon training, so once I get into my longer runs, I'm going to try the endurance gel. For comparison sake, I looked at the ingredients of the gel, and compared it to the gel I normally use. The first ingredient in the Vega Sport gel was dates. The first ingredient in the other gel was maltodextrin.
I really like the fact that this line is focused on natural ingredients, you know exactly what kind of fuel is going into your body.
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*Note: I was provided with product samples for the purpose of this review. The opinions stated are my own.