Vega - All-in-One Nutritional Shake Vanilla Chai - 15.4 oz. (437 g)
Vega All in One Vanilla Chai Nutritional Shake is a plant-based drink mix. Made from real, whole food ingredients, Vega One All-in-One Nutritional Shake has the good stuff you'd choose if you had the time, all in one delicious scoop. With everything you need, Vega One gives you:
- 20 grams of complete, multisource, plant-based protein
- 6 servings of greens
- 50% daily intake of food-based vitamins and minerals
- 25% DV fiber
- 1.5 grams of Omega-3s
- Probiotics (1 billion CFU)
- Low-glycemic with no sugar added
- Free of dairy, gluten and soy.
- Only 160 calories per serving
Whole Food Ingredients
- Antioxidant Superfruits
Pomegranate, açai, goji and macqui berries provide antioxidants to fight free radical damage.
- Complete Protein
Pea, hemp, SaviSeed and flax proteins combine to provide 20 grams of premium plant-based protein with a balanced and complete amino acid profile.
Micro-milled whole flaxseed provides most of the 1.5 grams of plant-based Omega-3s per serving of Vega One, as well as fiber. Combined with organic acacia gum and inulin, a serving of Vega One provides 25% of your daily fiber needs.
You just can't camouflage awesome. Six servings of greens from kale, broccoli, Vega Chlorella and spirulina, give Vega One a vibrant green hue.
- Vitamin & Mineral Blend
Carrots, spinach, mushrooms and strawberries are just some of the whole food fruits and vegetables that provide 50% DV of your vitamins and minerals.
20 g Premium Protein Blend
Vega One’s multisource complete protein blend of hemp, flax, pea and SaviSeed protein helps build and repair strong muscles.
6 Servings of Greens
Vega One is gloriously green. Each serving packs in 3 cups of broccoli, kale, spirulina and Vega Chlorella.
50% Daily Intake Vitamins and Minerals from Fruits and Vegetables
A rainbow of nutrient dense fruits and vegetables provide whole food sources of your daily vitamins and minerals.
25% Daily Intake Fiber
6 grams of soluble and insoluble fiber from flaxseed, organic acacia gum, and inulin help to maintain gut regularity and promote general wellness.
1.5 g Omega-3s
Micro-milled whole flaxseed provides essential fatty acids to each serving of Vega One.
Superfruits pomegranate, açai, goji and macqui are a potent source of antioxidants in Vega One.
1 Billion CFU Probiotics
Dairy-freeBacillus coagulans provides live microorganisms that temporarily modify and nourish gut flora2—the healthy bacteria in your intestine. Plus, inulin (chicory root) is not only a fiber, but also a prebiotic or fermentable carbohydrate that fuels your intestinal flora.
Only 160 Calories
Vega One is just 160 calories, and low-glycemic (15.8). You won’t feel hungry 20 minutes after drinking Vega One, since 20 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber help to keep you feeling fuller.
Vega One is gluten-free, with no added sugar made without dairy or soy ingredients, and no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives—just like always.
Vega One Frequently Asked Questions
Can I take Vega One if I have special dietary needs?
People of all ages love Vega One. However, if you have special dietary needs (such as if you are pregnant or nursing, want to give Vega One to a child, or you’re on otherwise restricted diet) they advise you talk to your health care practitioner before eating Vega One.
Can Vega One be used as a meal replacement?
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 in a meal.
Woah. Vega One sure is green! Why? Is the color natural?
New Vega One is greener than ever—no food coloring added! Owing its beautiful rich green hue to double the servings of greens and a vibrant addition of spirulina, Vega One looks even greener once you add water, leaving no question you’re getting the goodness of six servings of greens in every scoop. You just can’t camouflage awesome.
Is Vega One organic?
Whenever they can, they’ll choose organic ingredients for Vega One. As demand for organic ingredients grows, it’s getting easier every year to find reliable sources of organic ingredients, but the cost of certification remains prohibitive for smaller-scale farmers—especially cooperative farmers of crops like SaviSeed (sacha inchi). Because of this, some of their ingredients are organically grown, but not certified organic—they think the right choice can include supporting the little guys. Vega One is made with an increased amount of certified organic ingredients including Vega Maca, acacia gum, broccoli, kale, spirulina, marine algae calcium, pomegranate, goji and macqui berries.
Where are ingredients in Vega One sourced from?
More than 75% of the ingredients in Vega One are grown and processed in North America. They choose to source some ingredients from their native climate including: maca (Peru), SaviSeeds (Peru), and chlorella (Japan).
Is Vega One vegan?
Yes, Vega One is vegan certified through Vegan Action. This means that it is made without any animal byproducts including dairy, eggs and honey.
Is it ok if I drink more than one serving of Vega One in a day?
There are no limitations to the number of servings you can enjoy in a day. Even good things should be enjoyed in moderation and they suggest you take 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.
What is the amino acid profile of Vega One?
The Vega Story
Vega Sport is the first all-natural, plant-based performance enhancement system specifically developed to help athletes perform at their best - before, during and after training and competition. Formulated by Brendan Brazier, professional Ironman triathlete and best-selling author on performance nutrition, Vega Sport products are 100% plant-based, dairy, gluten and soy free and contain no artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners.
Brendan Brazier, Vega Ambassador, Vegan Ironman, Thrive Diet author
Vega began with a vision, determination, and a serendipitous relationship that bore the first Vega product, now called Vega One.
Told from the onset that a plant-based diet wouldn't cut it on the professional Ironman circuit, Brendan Brazier's nutritional journey began with unpromising results. Several months of chronic hunger, the need to constantly eat and a decline in energy culminated in a decline in athletic performance.
Brendan's stubborn curiosity persevered however, and after many years of research, trials and tribulations, he created a plant-based, whole food diet that worked better than he had ever expected. Brendan went on to become one of the top professional Ironman triathletes in Canada, crediting his diet for his success competing in one of the world's most demanding sports.
For years Brendan packed plant-based whole foods into a daily blended shake to supply his body with premium fuel in liquid form for easy digestion. It worked great at home, but when he traveled it became troublesome dragging around a blender and shopping for (or packing along) his favorite whole food ingredients. Brendan began searching for a convenient, healthy, plant-based, whole food derived, all-in-one protein and nutritional supplement option, but was disappointed in his findings.
He found most protein shakes on the market were whey protein-based—off limits for a vegan. Though some vegetarian options existed, they were almost exclusively soy protein-based, an ingredient Brendan was trying to cut back on due to his concerns regarding GMOs and phytoestrogens. All the protein supplements he found were also lacking in essential fatty acids, especially Omega-3, which required additional supplementation to deliver the all -in-one nutrition he was after. To make matters worse, most contained large quantities of low-quality carbohydrates (e.g,. maltodextrin), artificial flavors, colors and sweeteners—all ingredients Brendan wanted to avoid.
Brendan realized there was a need for an all-in-one nutritional shake that did not compromise quality, nourishing ingredients for convenience. He approached several nutritional supplement manufacturers, but everyone told him it wouldn't work—”you can't put whole food ingredients into a commercial protein shake or meal replacement” they said. "It would have too short a shelf-life, low product demand, poor taste and texture, and too high a cost" they said. There were too many negatives and not enough positives to warrant such a product. So Brendan put his idea on the back-burner and continued to lug his trusty blender and cooler-full of whole foods wherever he traveled.
A couple of years later, Brendan was struck by a car while training on his bike and injured his leg. Told by his doctor to take 6 months off from training and competing, Brendan sought alternative options. He underwent intense physiotherapy and began taking a product his naturopath recommended called ChlorEssence, hoping the high level of growth factors in it would help heal his injury. At the same time, Brendan also began taking a supplement called MacaSure, helping him deal with the physical and emotional stress of his injury.
Within 8 weeks of rehabilitation, all the while taking 10g of ChlorEssence and 10g of MacaSure a day, Brendan made a full recovery. Though he was not in his top form, remarkably, he was able to compete professionally again, participating in the Ironman Canada triathlon event and finishing the grueling race despite his recent injury. Brendan was so pleased with his rapid recovery that he contacted Sequel Naturals, makers of ChlorEssence and MacaSure, and shared his success story with the company's President, Charles Chang.
Brendan and Charles also discussed the concept of producing a complete, whole food-derived nutritional shake that was made from 100% plant-based ingredients. Only now, Brendan wanted to include ChlorEssence and MacaSure in every serving of this nutritional shake as well. Charles was intrigued by the passion of this young athlete and he loved the idea of the whole food-derived nutritional shake. Aware of the many challenges that developing such a product would present, Charles was confident that together they would be able to overcome them.
Brendan was given the job of product formulator and Sequel Naturals would take care of the ingredient sourcing, production, quality control, packaging, sales and distribution. They agreed that this nutritional shake would be made without compromises and had to meet several key criteria:
- Made with all natural, plant-based ingredients (absolutely no animal products)
- Made primarily with whole foods in their freshest, least processed form possible
- Provide a balance of protein, carbohydrates and healthy fats, plus a significant contribution to your daily intake of vitamins and minerals when mixed in plain water
- Feature proteins from a diverse variety of vegetarian sources that combine to deliver a complete essential amino acid profile
- Provide carbohydrates that are naturally occurring, complex and low-glycemic, with no added sugars or sugar- derivatives
- Deliver essential fatty acids of the highest quality, the majority being Omega-3s, with no trans fats
- Free of dairy, gluten and soy
- Include no artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners
- Taste good with pleasant texture and flavor when mixed with plain water
- Easy to prepare for on-the-go convenience
- After a year of product formulation and testing, the first version of Brendan's nutritional shake was a close replica of Brendan's favorite blender smoothie. Now available in its third generation of the formula, all the ingredients in Vega One nutritional shake were chosen by Brendan to work synergistically to nourish the body and reduce nutritional stress. And now Brendan doesn't have to lug his old blender with him when he travels anymore.
Vega One (and its predecessors, Vega Whole Food Meal Replacement and Vega Whole Food Health Optimizer) has been so successful it inspired the development of all the Vega products you know and love. Each new Vega product is formulated based on the Guiding Principles of Vega and Brendan's passion for clean, plant-based nutrition. Rooted in the shared belief that the closest you can get to perfection is constant improvement, Brendan and Vega are on a continual mission to discover new ingredients and explore new ideas on how to make existing—and future— Vega products even better.
Brendan Brazier is one of only a few professional athletes in the world whose diet is 100 percent plant- based. He's a professional Ironman triathlete, bestselling author of The Thrive Diet (Penguin, 2007), and the creator of an award-winning line of whole food nutritional products called Vega. He is also a two-time Canadian 50km Ultra Marathon Champion.
Brendan is recognized as one of the world's foremost authorities on plant-based nutrition. He is a guest lecturer at Cornell University and teaches an eCornell course called The Plant-Based Diet and Elite Athleticism.
Brendan was chosen as one of the 25 Most Fascinating Vegetarians by VegNews Magazine, the Top 40 Under 40 most influential people in the health industry by Natural Food Merchandiser and has been nominated for the prestigious Manning Innovation Award twice for creating Vega.
Brendan's intentions of spreading the word of an ethical, environmentally friendly, and healthy lifestyle through plant-based foods have taken him across North America, speaking at events such as the Chicago Green Festival and the United States Humane Society Gala. Brendan was also invited to address US Congress on Capitol Hill, where he spoke of the significant social and economic benefits that could be achieved by improving personal health through better diet. The focus of his speech was to draw attention to the role that food plays in the prevention of most chronic diseases currently plaguing North Americans.
Spanning the whole month of October of 2008, Brendan was a keynote presenter on a cross-Canada university speaking tour called Students for Sustainability. Speaking at 21 universities, along with others such David Suzuki and Stephan Lewis, the tour went coast to coast offering practical environmental preservation solutions to students. It was Canada's largest environmental tour.
Among Brendan's other achievements are his active involvement with initiatives such as a new exploratory adventure movie on health and wellness, Back from the Edge, and a photo feature alongside the likes of Barack Obama and Bill Maher in the Charity book A Rare Breed of Love (Simon & Schuster) recently featured by Oprah Winfrey.
Having appeared on CTV and CBC in Canada and on NBC, ABC and FOX in the United States, Brendan has become a sought-after speaker.
Aimed at helping individuals and companies improve productivity through greater fitness Brendan's latest book, Thrive Fitness: Mental and Physical Strength for Life, was published by Penguin in January, 2009.
Since 2001, Vega has established itself as the leader in the plant-based natural health and performance products industry. Born from the belief that you shouldn't have to choose between clean, plant-based nutrition and on-the-go convenience, Vega is guided by the idea that alkaline-forming, plant-based whole foods are the true future of optimal health - and that nutrition is foundation from which to build a stronger, younger-feeling body.