Supp Review: Vega Sport Recovery Accelerator

What’s up this Hump Day fit family?

TODAY is a supp review for Vega Sport (yes, the last one was too, get over it).

I have to admit that I have found myself quite distracted here lately as I am trying to be all Holly Homemaker :) Right now I have a HUGE chicken roasting and some rosemary bread dough rising. Yep, rosemary bread…just like the Macaroni Grill! Healthier, hopefully, but I’ll share my recipe with you soon…IF it works out.***

FOCUS!

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Alright, the recovery accelerator. Here’s the basics on this little 90 calorie wonder:

  • All natural, plant-based ingredients (brought to you by Vega, a green company)
  • Replenishes energy and electrolytes
  • Reduces inflammation, muscle and joint pain (holla!)
  • Supports immune system function and protein synthesis
  • Reduces recovery time between training….so you can train more :)

So, what’s the big deal about recovery acceleration?

Well, if you can recovery faster and more efficiently, you’ll be able to train more effectively, thus improving your total body conditioning and overall health. So, it’s pretty important.

In the world of “low-carb”, “evil sugars”, and “demon diets” (oh, wait, those are totally real), people have forgotten one very important thing in post-training recovery: you NEED carbs!!!! I don’t mean the kind that come fried with a side of ketchup, I mean good quality, fast digesting carbs. Why? Because the most efficient way for that protein shake you’re downing post workout to actually do it’s job is if it rides the carbohydrate pony directly to the source…your muscle. It can get much plainer than that.

Recovery Accelerator helps to speed up the recovery process (thus limiting prolonged inflammation, which causes all kinds of chaos in your body) by using the carb to protein magic ratio of 3:1. This is the ratio found to work best when it comes to recovery and protein synthesis. Think of it as your magic number.

Vega Sport has packed what you need into just 90 calories, without all the additives and fillers that many other companies use. This way, you can enjoy your carbs and your protein shake too. How? Well, I normally chug the Recovery Accelerator (which is delish with some almond milk, cantaloupe and fresh mint!) directly after my workout, then chase that with a protein shake. The even cooler thing is that if you are an after-work exerciser then you can simply enjoy your recovery and head on home for dinner. There is no rule that you have to copious amounts of protein directly following a workout. So long as you have your healthy dinner within a 2 hour window after working out, your muscles will be happy.

So, hit your workouts HARD, then hit the recovery smart :)

Want some?

Check out vegasport.com OR click the link to the RIGHT ————->

Train like you mean it,

Michelle

***Bread still needs more refining. I’ll keep you posted :)

#fuelyourbetter A Look at Vega Sport Performance Protein

Today is the day (well, one of the days) that I review a product I have been testing.

VEGA SPORT PERFORMANCE PROTEIN

Yeah, did you get that? Cause you should…

Let’s get through the science first…I love science!

What’s the big deal about this protein when there are like a BAJILLION other proteins on the market? Check it out:

  • Vega Sport is a PERFORMANCE protein, not just a meal replacement or tasty protein.
  • Vega Sport is designed to help YOU recover quicker so you can get back out and do what you love sooner.
  • Vega Sport is a CLEAN, plant-based fuel source so it doesn’t upset the digestive system like some protein powders.

What are the claims of Vega Sport?

  1. It’s the very FIRST completely all-natural, plant-based performance recovery drink.
  2. It is dairy, gluten and soy free (the BIG players in food allergies and intolerances).
  3. It burns 100% clean, leaving no extra work for your liver.
  4. It contains NO artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners.

Cool right? Trust me, it is.

So, what does it DO?

  1. Complete, synergistic, alkaline-forming protein blend helps to #fuelyourbetter without creating a stressful environment in the gut as most proteins do. Who needs more stress in their gut?
  2. It contains 5,000 mg of BCAA’s which are basically little magic things that bond and repair to muscle tissue. What does this mean? More recovery + less soreness = a more fun YOU.
  3. Improves strength and exercise performance.
  4. Repairs and builds lean muscle mass, creating a more functional physique.
  5. Reduces recovery time between training.

OK, I was totally sold on that last one there :) I love to train and I would live in my gym if my family didn’t think that was totally weird. All of my training created a whole new world of problems to deal with when it came to recovery. If you know my story, then you know I have to be careful with the food/supplements because my body is a walking, ticking time bomb of inflammation…..and I’m over here just trying to make it da’bomb.

Another nerdy but cool fact about this protein is that it is tested for banned substances. Since the FDA doesn’t control or regulate supplements, we all just trust the packaging until somebody drops dead. Even then, we blame the person and not the company. Well, a few companies (very few) decided to pay the piper and stand out from the crowd with testing from informedchoice.org (that’s a listing for tested products, check it out). This small fact really makes me more apt to reach for this protein as opposed to what passes for protein on the grocery store shelves nowadays.

How about the taste? I mean, we won’t ingest it if it doesn’t taste good right? Unless you’re me… If you’re me then you will chug anything they ask you to test :) but at least I’m honest about it!

I tested the Vanilla flavor. I’ll be honest, of all the flavors of protein, vanilla is my LEAST favorite. Why? No clue. Even when I was younger I felt vanilla was boring, but could be greatly improved by copious amounts of chocolate (as can ANYTHING)….but I digress. Taste: it was actually quite decent on its own, even for vanilla. Let’s take a look at the good points first:

  • It wasn’t gritty! Oh my gosh, plant-based protein scares me due to the fact that it can often times be super gritty….like trying to swallow watered down grits, blech! This was smooth as can be just mixed with water.
  • The vanilla wasn’t overwhelming. I hate when companies pack too much in to the product and you leave your smoothie smelling like a Starbuck’s barista just gave you a sponge bath in vanilla….
  • Absolutely ZERO yucky aftertaste. You know what I’m talking about. You have a protein shake post workout and can still taste it on your tongue 3 days later. Grossness…. The reason for most aftertaste is the crap they put in as fillers.

Anything bad? Not really as far as protein shakes go. The taste was good, but not overwhelming. If you are a protein shake junky (we have a support group that meets every Monday at the smoothie bar…counterproductive), then you’ll notice a HUGE lack of sweetness. Take a deep breath, this is actually a good thing.

What’s a review without a couple of pictures documenting how I’ve been #fuelingmybetter right? PLUS, recipes at the bottom! Don’t scroll down! Cheater…

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Me, channeling my best dancer after a killer workout…fueled by Vega Sport, duh

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So, what is the sport I fuel? It’s called life people! I hate running, so much so that I bought a tank top for $20 just to shout it to the world. Don’t get me wrong, I love runners, just not a fan of me running. So, my sports revolve around yoga, MMA, weights and the exhausting task of kicking butt fabulously every single day….

vega mission

I happen to do a little humanitarian work and spent 2 weeks in Chisinau, Moldova (go look it up and come back) with people you would be blessed to know

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I promised some recipes right?

Check it out. This made a HUGE blender full….and I drank the whole thing :) Don’t judge me! I’m fabulous, not flawless

INGREDIENTS:

Vitamix (shout out!)

8 oz unsweetened almond milk

1/2 mango

1/2 banana

like 3 handfuls of spinach…just fill the whole blender up

1/2 cucumber

1/2 avocado (no judgement if you eat the other half while the blender is running)

3 celery stalks

Vega Sport Vanilla Protein

Ice if you like it chilly

AND…BLEND.

Second, slightly sweeter, recipe

I had this yesterday after a killer body-weight-based leg day (I never knew my body weighed so much!)

8 oz unsweetened almond milk

1 cup frozen cantaloupe melon cubes

1/2 frozen banana

Vega Sport Vanilla Protein

It blends into ice cream and is light and fluffy and full of deliciousness!!!! Enjoy :)

What to do now? Click on the link and check it out for yourself. I got to try it for free, but have decided it’s so good I think I’ll pay for the stuff :) #fuelyourbetter

That’s high praise right there..

Until next time, stay happy and healthy y’all!

Michelle

 

Vega Sport is HERE: Fuel Your Better

Something pretty cool happened to me just before I left for Moldova last month…I was chosen as one of the awesome bloggers to check out Vega Sport lineup of superior nutritional products.

I was able to choose the recovery line of products and have had a blast in the kitchen and the gym. NOW, it’s your turn to check out what I’ve been able to see.

Start HERE: http://vegasport.com/

This is Vega Sport official website and the information on it is truly priceless. Start by checking out the social buttons they have on display under the #fuelyourbetter hashtags. You can find out what could be holding you back from your sport, your best health and even your best life. Vega Sport covers everything from body composition to recovery and overtraining. The best part is that the folks at Vega Sport are extremely knowledgeable on nutrition science and fact. In other words, it’s the real deal and not just popular opinion.

If you find out what makes you happy in life and work to fuel that, then the healthy and lean body you think you want will come more naturally.

I’ll be posting my own experience and usage with Vega Sport this week so you can check out recipes and the how-to’s of recovery from my point of view. Until then, check out their blog here¬†and share how YOU #fuelyourbetter

Here’s to GREAT health,

Michelle

By the way, Vega is fast taking over Shakeology for taste and nutritional profile at a fraction of the cost :)

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