Guess whose birthday is in exactly one week! Meeeeeee.
I’ll be receiving another one of these for my birthday. What should I get? Tall Venti Trenti sugar-free skinny mocha latte with soy no whip? Or maybe the world’s most expensive Starbucks order, like….ever? Don’t act surprised.
Today is my dear friend Chelsey’s birthday, and also the (few days ago BIRTH day) of Lisa and Chad’s beautiful baby girl, Cora. We are also approaching the blog’s 2nd Anniversary: on August 8th! The celebration will continue through this weekend and my birthday, July 30th. If you’d like to send me some canned jam, a card, or even a powder-blue Vespa, I won’t protest.
Guys, I’m getting older. Where did my life go?
Since I have aged (almost) a whole year, I’m embracing the awesome companies that I eat every day and still bless me with beautiful, yummy things to fill my belly with.
Exhibit A. Meet the Vega family of Energy. Think Energizer Bunny.
I love free things. I also love protein. It’s even better when it’s plant-based, because guess what? Not only is it good for your bod (fact), it’s good for the environment and less expensive. If you didn’t figure it out already, all things earthy are good for the Earth. Good logic, huh?
My whole life, I’ve been fascinated by new stuff, and being a FitFluential Ambassador, I have access to loads of new, yummy goodies. I know I’m using such grown-up, adult language here, which is clearly indicative of my grown-up status.
I’ve had the pleasure of using Vega products for years (almost as long as I’ve had the bloggy, holy moly!), and know for a fact that Choc-A-Lot and Vanilla Almondilla can’t go wrong in anything. I’m talking mixed with almond milk, in your breakfast, on your ketchup-laden food.
Since I’ve been doing CrossFit, my body has been screaming for protein. All the time. Last night, it was approximately 11pm and I practically scarfed down some Old Bay-covered Mahi. And then I wanted chicken. All of you non-meat-eaters are probably cringing right now. I’m okay with that.
But when I’m in need of something a little less… “animal”-y, I go for some Vega. I like to use it in a smoothie immediately after working out. Not only does it assimilate super-quickly (a must after putting my muscles in the grinder for an hour), it tastes amazing. I’ve tried lots of protein powders. Some grainy, some with no flavor, and some that made me spit them out. Some were just “tolerable”. Vega has always been “completely tolerable and awesome”.
On vacations, I put some water (or almond milk if I have a fridge, talk about luxury) and shake up a scoop (or packet) of Vega if I need to take the edge off. My metabolism is really fast. Think Energizer Bunny fast. After I eat a meal, if I’m away from my fridge/food source/open water so I can go fishing for things to consume for more than a few hours, I’ll probably bite your arm off.
These flavors are smooth, naturally sweetened, and full of bod-healthy protein. I’m not telling you to try Vega, but I really, highly encourage it. Loyal customer of two years, holla at me.
So thank you, Vega. You saved a few arms. And made my Energizer Bunny belly happy. Please come again.
How do you stay satisfied on-the-go?
Favorite protein powders?
Let’s talk yummies!
All opinions expressed are my own. I was not compensated for this review.