Vega Energizing Smoothie Giveaway and a Chocolate Almond Shake Recipe!

Blend, drink, yum!

The Back to Basics Week giveaways just keep a comin’! Tuesday, we gave away Fitterfirst equipment, Wednesday it was workout DVDs and music coaching,Thursday it was Oakely sunglasses and yesterday it was a Boomchickapop prize pack. Who’s ready to keep adding to the list? We are with a three-large-pouch giveaway of Vega Energizing Smoothie to two lucky readers!

Why Vega? Well, one of the best ways to get “back to basics” for September is to make sure you’re eating right. And an easy way to do that is to add in an easy shake that gives you energy and nutrients—plus helps curb those chocolate cravings. Vega Energizing Smoothie gives you the all-natural, plant-based goodness you expect from Vega—compete with protein, fiber and omega-3s—but unlike traditional smoothies, you only need water to shake and go. Which is why we’re not only giving away some Vega but also sharing a recipe! Enjoy…

Vega’s Chocolate Almond Energizing Shake

1 scoop Vega Energizing Smoothie in Choc-a-lot flavor
½ frozen banana
2 tbsp almond butter
1 c almond milk
½ c of water
½ c of ice


1. Add all ingredients into a blender and blend it up!


Easy, fast and good for you! To get you started on this recipe, we’re giving you the chance to win some Vega Energizing Smoothie to up your September Back to Basics game! All you have to do is comment below with why you want to win a large pouch of Vega Energizing Smoothie (which is available in Bodacious Berry, Choc-a-lot, Oh Natural, Tropical Tango and Vanilla Almondilla flavors), and we’ll select two U.S./Canadian readers in about a week to win three pouches of the stuff in the flavors of their choosing. Extra points if you like Vega’s Facebook page—lots of great recipe ideas for Energizing Smoothie!

Good luck, all! And happy energizing! —Jenn




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  1. I’m looking for a way to enhance my current smoothie recipes (I’m still a newbie), and Vega sounds like the perfect new addition! I liked the FB page too 🙂

  2. Most of my protein is hemp or pea right now, so would love to try Vega, esp the chocolate! Extra chocolate brownie points for me for liking Vega on FB! Thanks for these awesome giveaways and great info. Happy weekend!

  3. I have always wanted to try their products but I’m coming off foot surgery so a tight budget! Happy Weekend!

  4. Naturally, I follow Vega on Facebook. They post amazing content! Also, I would love love love love love to try more flavors of the energizing smoothie protein. I am so intrigued by Vega because it offers more than your average protein. Every time I have tried it pre-workout, I am ready to GO GO GO! I would love to see what I could whip up as the weather cools down (and hopefully my workouts remain intense). 🙂

  5. I recently just got handed a much more busier schedule and have been looking for a great new shake to give me the nutrition I need on the go.

  6. This looks like a great product! I’ve been training for a 1/2 marathon but I need to do a better job of eating right and incorporating products that are good for me. Sounds like Vega would help get me on the right track! 🙂

  7. I’ve been hearing great things about Vega, but it’s too spendy for me to purchase. I would love to add it to my smoothies for an extra kick of nutrition.

  8. I’m a stay at home Mom of 2 and I watch a 1 year old during the week. I’m lucky if I get a shower and brush my teeth, let alone eat a healthy and well balanced breakfast or lunch.
    A chocolate Vega smoothie would be a perfect way to refuel after my early morning runs (I’m currently training for the Richmond Marathon), and give me that boost of energy I need to corral the natives.

  9. Over the last year I have slowly transitioned into a clean eating, whole foods diet. I have recently phased out soy and dairy due to an intolerance and I am going to cut out meat next. I’ve wanted to try Vega since I first read “Thrive” two years ago. I just can’t bring myself to spend the money on myself.

  10. I have been wanting to try Vega for a while now, but haven’t because I don’t like a lot of shake flavors. Winning would be a great way for them to gain a new customer 🙂

  11. I need to win because I am a college student trying to survive art school who drops weight easily. I want to convert to a vegan diet for my health, but it is hard for a starving artist to afford the luxury of health! I would like the opportunity to try the product so I can save and continue to purchase in the future 🙂

  12. I want vega because smoothies are my life, not a big meat eater, so i get a lot of my protein from powders, love love love that it only needs water to mix, super convenient!

  13. Tired of my current protein shake morning routine; but need something quick and filling after that 5:00 a.m CrossFit class. Could Vega do the trick?

  14. I LOVE Vega products. Delicious, vegan, healthful, and convenient for all of us fit, busy gals. I only wish they were more affordable!

  15. I would love another way to get more protein. I don’t like to eat meat, and it’s nice to switch up your protein sources!

  16. I am dying to try this, and as one of the other responses mentioned, I too am on a strict budget right now….would really love to try this, though!!!

  17. If I won this, I’d give it away to someone. I tried Vega in June; it messed up my digestion and I have been sick ever since. IBS sufferers, beware: It contains some unknown probiotic and you might end up like me…learn from my fail!

  18. I would like to win, because I am working on tring to find something that is health and that will help me lose weight. And to see if my kids would like it.

  19. I would love to try these products — the fact that it combines both protein with servings of fruits and veggies in a pouch is amazing! I work a month of graveyard shifts at a time and my eating habits decline during these month due to time restraints. These Vega smoothies would definitely help with my nutrition and energy levels during these times.

  20. I have recently turned vegan and have been looking for a good plant based protein. I would love to win so I could try it before buying it!

    I ‘Liked’ their Facebook page!!

  21. Just got a Vitamix and have been making lots of smoothies lately. Would love to win a Vega Choc-o-lat to try after my workout!

  22. I’ve been really into smoothies/shakes lately and am looking for a way to add protein to them…the Choc-a-lot or Vanilla Almondina Vega smoothies would be perfect!

  23. Because vega has veggies and somehow still tastes amazing, I don’t have to worry about having to sneak other veggies into my breakfast! Love it.

  24. I’m a huge vega fan. Being a plant-based fitness enthusiast, I find that vega is the BEST for post-workout smoothies, on-the-go healthy meals and quick breakfasts. This would totally be the perfect way for me to stay on track with my healthy eating goals for fall.

    Also, I’m already a fan of Vega (and FBG) on Facebook!

  25. I loooove Vega, but I’m on a tight budget. They make some amazing, tasty smoothies that would help me stick with my clean eating goals.

  26. With the new school year starting, I hardly have time for breakfast before I start teaching. I’d love to make a Vega smoothie I could drink while I work!

  27. I eat a smoothie every morning and it is usually my favorite meal…I REALLY want to try his powder! Thanks for the chance!

  28. I’d love a chance to win this! I’ve been trying to check out other veggie protein powders than the standard Soy so this would be a great opportunity to try it with no risk 😉 Wyhen I checked out their site though I saw they do trial packs so if I don’t win this I may purchase a trial size.
    I liked their facebook page too!

  29. I would love to win some Vega smoothie mix because I have just started trying to eat super healthy and I’ve been making smoothies in the mornings. I’m already getting a bit tired of my same combinations, so I’d love some Vega to help mix it up and to try some new things!

  30. I’m a morning runner but I hate making breakfast when I get home – it would be great to have some smoothies as an option instead of having to cook when I get home!

  31. I would love to try Vega. I’m always on the run and it would be great to have a tastely smoothie to help me make it through the day.

  32. Thank you for sharing this delish sounding smoothie recipe! I have tried the Vega
    Smoothie mix just with water and it tastes super on its own. I can’t wait to “shake’ things up with all these healthy add-ins!

  33. I’d love to try this protein source because I have recently made the switch to vegetarian and am looking for new sources of extra protein (and something I can make fast on my way out the door is great!). I’m also lactose intolerant, so vegan is always a plus for me!

  34. I love making smoothies for breakfast,and am always looking for new ways to add a new sweet taste to it naturally. This vega powder sounds tasty

  35. This sounds amazing! I would love to try this as a quick and easy breakfast after my morning workout. This sounds exactly like what my friends and I have been looking for!

  36. I’m constantly on the move with my job, spinning classes, teaching karate, and training for my black belt. I need something delicious and healthy that I can eat on the run! I’m also lactose intolerant so vegan is good for me!

  37. I’d love to win some Vega I have never tried it and love that it is a Vegan protein source. I have low energy even since changing my diet around and have been trying different ways to get added nutrition, so winning some to try would be great!

  38. This looks delish! I would love to win. I have just started a lifestyle change and I would love to incorporate a morning smoothie into my healthy eating plan. I think mixing it up a bit, from my standard egg white omelet breakfast would help me stick with this. I’d love to try Choc-a-lot. 🙂

  39. I will love to try Vega for several reasons one is to give me a weight loss boost the second one is that I don’t like preparing breakfast so I tend to just use foods that I can just grab and go (even if they are not that healthy.

  40. I love Vega products, just bought Vega One the other day

    I have been a Vega supporter for several years now and rely on their products providing me with the best nutrients for a Vegan.

    I would love to try the choc-a-lot flavour, especially for my busy days at work when I get fit in a snack


  41. would love to win because I do drink Vega for extra protein. I have some digestive problems and this helps me get lots of nutrients but is also easy to digest. i could use some extra ones as it’s not cheap!

  42. I love Vega smoothies especially on days that I have early morning long runs or swims. It’s like a mini meal, and tastes good.

  43. I would love to have some of these Vega products! They’re great options to use when I travel for work (which is frequent). Never have to worry about finding something nutritious on the road!

  44. I would love to win this because I’m a bust mom of three active boys. I need a great energizing morning drink to help me kick start my long day.