Vega - Whole Food Smoothie Infusion - 16 oz. (454g) - Formerly Sequel Naturals
Vega Whole Food Smoothie Infusion is made with all-natural plant based ingredients. Join the Vega Smoothie Evolution! Give your favorite shake or smoothie an instant boost of complete protein, fiber, Omega-3 EFAs and green foods! Just blend Vega Whole Food Smoothie Infusion with some fruit, ice, water or juice to create a whole food fortified custom smoothie creation your entire family will enjoy!
Made exclusively from natural plant-based whole foods, Vega Smoothie Infusion is clean, green and:
- Power-packed with raw, organic superfoods
- Alkaline-forming and easy to digest
- Contains no common allergens including corn, dairy, gluten, soy, wheat and yeast
Create a whole food fortified custom smoothie creation your entire family will enjoy by adding Vega Smoothie Infusion to your favorite recipe. An instant boost of complete protein, fiber, Omega-3 EFAs and green foods, Vega Smoothie Infusion is made exclusively from natural plant-based whole foods.
Alkaline-forming and easy to digest, Vega Smoothie Infusion provides premium nutrition in a convenient, affordable format. Clean and green, Vega Smoothie Infusion contains no common allergens including corn, dairy, gluten, soy, wheat and yeast.
Formulated by Brendan Brazier, vegan, professional Ironman triathlete and bestselling author on performance nutrition, Vega Smoothie Infusion will transform your regular fruit smoothie into a nutritious and delicious meal. Power-packed with raw, organic superfoods, each serving of Vega Smoothie Infusion provides more protein than 2 large eggs, more fiber than 2 slices of whole wheat bread and more Omega-3 than 6 oz of wild salmon - all in 100% plant-based form.
Quite often the simplest solution is the best one. Over the past 50 years, however, our Western culture has managed to complicate matters concerning diet and its relation to health. Obesity and malnourishment exist simultaneously while the over-consumption of calorie-rich but nutrient-poor foods drain our energy. To make matters worse, we treat obesity with drugs and fad diets and combat fatigue with refined carbohydrates, sugar and caffeine. These are short-term solutions that eventually render us energy depleted, over-stimulated, chronically stressed and vulnerable to illness and premature aging.
So what can we do to address this problem? Today, many health experts believe the solution is to consume primarily plant-based whole foods; pure and simple as nature intended. Whole foods support all the requirements of a healthy body system, from absorption to elimination.
The challenge with whole foods has always been their relative inconvenience to prepare, compared to the gamut of fast food offerings so readily available to us. Born of the belief that one should not have to compromise between whole food goodness and fast food convenience, Vega was created with the following principles in mind:
Plant-based whole foods are the true future of optimal health
"Eat your fruits and vegetables." This is one of the most tried and true recommendations for a healthy diet. Plant-based foods are rich in antioxidants, essential vitamins and minerals, enzymes, fiber and phytonutrients and countless studies support their many health benefits. Vega is made exclusively from plant-based whole foods.
Raw, alkalinizing foods are the best defense against illness and disease
In stark contrast to processed food, raw plant-based whole foods foster an alkaline environment within the body, an ideal platform upon which optimal health can be built. The main cause of all illness and disease stems from the disruption of pH balance in the body. Raw, alkaline foods help neutralize acid in our diet to promote healthy pH balance. Vega is slightly alkaline (pH of 7.2), similar to human blood (pH 7.4).
Nutrient density is more important than calories
Once the body is supplied with the nourishment it needs, cravings will cease. Consuming nutrient dense whole foods is a healthy way to naturally reduce caloric intake resulting in the creation of a stronger, leaner body. Vega is very nutrient dense, yet low in calories.
Food should provide energy, not drain it
Ease of assimilation is a key benefit of wholesome, natural food. The less energy the body must spend on digestion and assimilation, the more it will retain. Enzyme rich to conserve energy upon digestion, Vega offers superior net energy gain.
Food should energize through nourishment, not stimulation
Refined foods, sugar and caffeine "˜lend' temporary energy by stimulating the adrenal glands, creating a brief increase in energy levels but eventually resulting in fatigue. Vega contains an ideal balance of essential fatty acids, fiber and low glycemic carbohydrates to provide a constant, enduring supply of energy through nourishment, not stimulation, resulting in improved performance, mental clarity and enhanced ability to burn body fat.
Avoid common allergens to reduce food sensitivities
Many people, whether they know it or not, have sensitivities to foods that are abundant in the modern diet; commonly resulting in headaches, mild flu-like symptoms, low energy, and difficulty shedding body fat. Clean and green, Vega is free of most common allergens including artificial sweeteners, dairy, gluten, soy, wheat and yeast.
It is possible to grow a younger body
Regular exercise to break down body tissue, coupled with premium, whole food nutrition to rebuild it is what keeps us biologically young. Depending on activity level, six to eight months from now your body will have regenerated almost all of its tissue at the cellular level. It will literally be made up of what you eat between now and then. Supply your body with premium building blocks such as those found in Vega and the result can literally be a healthier, younger body.
Vega Frequently Asked Questions
Is Vega Health Optimizer helpful for weight loss?
Absolutely! With just 220 calories and 7g of net carbs per serving (Natural flavor), Vega Whole Food Health Optimizer is an excellent choice for those on a calorie-reduced diet. High in fiber, protein and essential fats, Vega Whole Food Optimizer is naturally filling and satisfying, helping to suppress appetite and cravings. Plus being 100% plant-based, Vega Whole Food Health Optimizer is easy to digest, alkaline forming and full of beneficial phytonutrients that can facilitate your weight loss efforts.
How does Vega Whole Food Health Optimizer taste?
We think it tastes great! We use only the finest natural flavorings and highest quality stevia for minimal aftertaste and a nice round sweetness. The insoluble fiber might take a bit of getting used to but it provides additional texture and mouthfeel. With Vega Whole Food Health Optimizer, you may not get as much flavor as other meal replacements may offer but you also won't get any artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners either. Even our Natural flavor tastes good on its own as it has a bit of vanilla flavor and stevia also.
Who should take Vega Whole Food Health Optimizer?
Everyone can benefit from taking Vega Whole Food Health Optimizer; from children to seniors, basically anyone looking to add more plant-based whole foods to their diet. Vega Whole Food Health Optimizer is totally safe with no negative side effects or contraindications with any other food, supplement or drug. Vega Whole Food Health Optimizer is an ideal supplement for convenience-seeking omnivores wanting to consume more vegetarian meals.
What results can I expect after taking Vega Whole Food Health Optimizer?
Regular use of Vega Whole Food Health Optimizer can lower nutritional stress and improve health and vitality. More specific benefits include reduced biological age, more energy, strength and endurance, improved productivity and mental clarity, higher quality, deeper sleep, improved resistance to illness, quicker recovery from exercise, fewer cravings and less hunger and elevated mood.
Why is Vega Whole Food Health Optimizer so expensive?
Like the saying goes, "you get what you pay for." We consider Vega Whole Food Health Optimizer "valuable" rather than expensive. Vega Whole Food Health Optimizer was made without compromises using the finest, freshest and most wholesome ingredients. At about $5 at retail per serving, Vega Whole Food Health Optimizer is one of the most expensive meal replacements on the market but it is still cheaper than a fast food meal. Even a designer coffee and muffin costs more than a serving of Vega Whole Food Health Optimizer. Plus, remember, you get a full dose of ChlorEssence and MacaSure in every serving of Vega Whole Food Health Optimizer "“ that's worth about an extra $25 a bottle.
Do I have to take the full recommended serving size of Vega Whole Food Health Optimizer each time?
Vega Whole Food Health Optimizer was formulated so that each serving meets all Canadian meal replacement guidelines. However, if you are not requiring a full meal or wish to take Vega Whole Food Health Optimizer as a snack, you can definitely take a half or even quarter serving at a time. Even a half serving of Vega Whole Food Health Optimizer is more nutritionally complete than many other meal replacements on the market.
How do you keep the flax seed in Vega Whole Food Health Optimizer from going bad?
Our whole flax seed goes through a proprietary flash pasteurization process that preserves quality, consistency and shelf stability at room temperature (for up to 18 months) with minimal effect on nutritional value. In fact, chemical analysis of our flax seed vs. the standard published by the Federation of Oils, Seeds and Fats Associations (FOSFA) shows virtually identical results in the key marker components of fat, dietary fiber, protein, moisture and ash. Our flax is milled so finely that 100% will pass through a #30 US sieve. This makes it the smoothest, creamiest and most soluble flax around.
Why are there 17 servings in the Natural flavor and only 15 servings in the chocolate and berry flavors?
There are more servings in the Natural flavor because its serving size is smaller than the other flavors. You get the same nutritional value as the other flavors but pay for less flavoring. The Natural flavor is the best value as it is the same price as the other flavors but gives you 2 extra servings per bottle!
Do I need to take any other supplements while taking Vega Whole Food Health Optimizer?
Vega Whole Food Health Optimizer is both a food and a supplement. It is nutritionally complete plus it also contains extra health promoting supplements not found in other meal replacements including ChlorEssence, MacaSure, probiotics and antioxidants. If you eat reasonably well and enjoy good general health, you may not need any supplements other than Vega Whole Food Health Optimizer.
Can I add Vega Whole Food Health Optimizer to my blended shake/smoothie?
Yes, Vega Whole Food Health Optimizer tastes great on its own just mixed with water or in a blended fruit smoothie. Use the Natural flavor if you are blending it with fruit as it is milder and goes well with just about any other flavors. That being said, the chocolate flavor blended with a banana, berries, rice milk and nut/seed butter is pretty tough to beat!