Saturday, April 18, 2009

Review: Vega Smoothie Infusion

After suffering sticker shock every time I head off to the health food store to restock my Vega Whole Food Optimizer stash, I decided to look at this slightly more affordable smoothie supplement.

The former costs $40 for 7 shakes ($5.71 each), and this one clocks in at $29 for 15 shakes ($1.94 each). Before you go thinking that the individual packets are cheaper, think again, they only offer half portions, so you are in fact, not only causing more waste but also paying almost double for the same.

Not as nutritionally dense as the Vega Whole Food Optimizer, the Vega Smoothie Infusion still packs a mean nutritional punch that equates most veggie friendly supplements out there. Made with rich raw organic super foods like pea protein, hemp protein, sprouted flax seeds, spirulina, wheat grass, alfalfa sprouts, barley grass, spinach, sprouted broccoli, kale, kelp, Dulce and chicory. It offers an instant boost of complete protein, fiber, Omega 3 EFAs and green foods.

In comparison, the Whole Food Optimizer exceeds daily vitamin requirements, as for the Smoothie Infusion will cover about 1/3 of your daily needs. Both are alkaline forming, and helps reduce nutritional and environmental stress on your body. It is completely vegan and free of all allergenic foods like wheat, gluten, soy and nuts.

Taste and texture wise, it's very similar to the Vega Whole Food Optimizer, but only comes in 1 flavor. It's sweet and berry like. I love it and think it does a great job if you already eat other fortified foods like soy milk, cereals, enriched breads and plenty of vegetables!

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