Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Vega Sport: Prepare, Sustain, Recover. A Review.

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.

Starting today, you can enter the Vega Sport Sweepstakes, for a chance to win the following:

Grand Prize is a 15 day, $10,000 Vega Sport Adventure Trip for 2 to Nicaragua, Panama, and Costa Rica!

There are 10 Runners Up prizes of $1,000 in Vega Sport Products.

There are 20 Finalist Prizes of $200 in Vega Sport Products.

Plus 5 Weekly Prizes of Vega Sport Products.

The Sweepstakes goes until March 31st, and you can enter HERE!

*Note: I was provided with product samples for the purpose of this review.  The opinions stated are my own. 


Laima said...

Just tried these the other day - pretty tasty!

Teamarcia said...

I still dream about that chocolate/coconut protein bar. SO good!

Lisa said...

These products sound great! I've become much more conscious over the last year about the ingredients used in sports products, so I really appreciate their use of natural ingredients too! And they're Gluten Free! Definitely checking out the sweepstakes.

Hope you're enjoying the new year!

Christi said...

These sound like very interesting products!

Unknown said...

Thanks for the review will have to give these a try!