Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Vega Energizing Smoothie Review & Giveaway


When Vega contacted me about trying their Energizing Smoothie I was pretty excited.  While I have been working on this fitness/healthy living things for a bit now I haven't tried any type of powders, shakes, smoothies, etc. yet...

So I checked out Vega online and found this on their website:
Energize your day with a convenient, on-the-go nutrient boost. Energizing Smoothie gives you the all-natural, plant-based goodness you expect from Vega—complete with protein, fiber and Omega-3—but unlike traditional smoothies, you only need water to shake and go. In four mouth-watering flavors: mixed tropical fruits, chocolate, vanilla almond and berries (plus an unflavored natural), Energizing Smoothie is so delicious it will make you forget how healthy it is.
One serving of Vega Energizing Smoothie features
  • Two servings of veggies
  • 10 g of complete, plant-based protein
  • 5 g of fiber
  • 1 g of Omega-3
I have to admit I was pretty excited about the chance to try something I'd never had before and also the two complete servings of veggies seemed super awesome since I am a hardcore fruit addict, but probably only eat one serving of veggies a day.

Super excited when my 5 trial samples showed up,
but then the next day I was surprised with an entire box full.
5 huge multi serving bags.  Thanks Vega!
Natural is just that, natural.  Not a really a flavor.  I found I liked it... 
the tropical
and the berry best when mixed with fresh berries, and greek yogurt
Yummy!
The Vanilla Almond and 
the Choc-A-Lot were my favorites.
I liked them best when they were mixed with coconut milk.
Very good.
In truth though, I did not like them as much when they were just mixed with water, maybe that is because I am a newbie to powders and smoothies, but I liked them mixed this way instead. 
Also, as you all know I am always counting calories, but I didn't feel guilty about these because the Choc-A-Lot had the most at 105 and many were only in the 90s.
*Disclaimer - This is not a sponsored post.  While Vega did give me free smoothies to review all opinions expressed are my own.

Would you like to win a big box of Vega Energizing Smoothies to try?
You get all 5 large bags so you can try each flavor!  That is 60 smoothies worth!
Here is the exciting part, once again you have multiple opportunities to win:

*Select one entry method, or complete all 5 for five times the chance of winning!


1. Tell me what you would mix your Vega Energizing Smoothie mix with or which flavor you think will be your favorite. (leave a comment)


2. Follow BackatSquareZero, button on the right hand side, so you can stay up to date on all my giveaways. 
(leave a comment telling me when you've done this or if you're already a follower)


3. Follow me on Twitter @BackatSquare0 to stay up to date on all my latest news. 
(leave a comment telling me when you've done this or if you're already a follower)


4.Follow Vega on Twitter @VegaTeam 
(leave a comment telling me when you've done this or if you're already a follower)


5. Tweet the following: 
I want to #GetEnergized with @VegaTeam Smoothies and @BackAtSquare0 http://backatsquarezero.blogspot.com
(leave a comment telling me you tweeted it out)

The winner will be announced Sunday night at 5:00 Eastern time.
Be sure you leave a separate comment for each method of entry.
A random number generator will be used & each comment counts as one entry.
Good luck:)






132 comments:

  1. I mix coconut and mango in my Vega with a little flax seed. It is yummy!!!

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  2. I follow you on here and on Twitter. I also follow Vega on FB and Twitter!! Love their stuff!!

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  3. I think chocolate would be my favorite because im seriously addicted to chocolate and id mix it with almond or coconut milk, which ever i had on hand ;)

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  4. Mmmm...the choc-a-lot would be amazeballs mixed with almond milk and some fresh cherries!

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  5. I tweeted the greeting! YAY!

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  6. I tweeted and follow you now! I'd love to try them out but I would probably stick with plain water to mix for the most part. I have to travel a lot for work and good ole water is easy to come by!

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  7. Who am I kidding, I would want to try the Choc-A-Lot flavor. What is better in a smoothie other than chocolate? Or yea, a healthy chocolate smoothie!

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  8. I follow your blog already :)

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  9. I already follow you on twitter :)

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  10. I follow Vega on Twitter as well.

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  11. I would mix my smoothies with either coconut milk, coconut water, or green tea.

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  12. I now follow you on Twitter (@FitLifeRun).

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  13. I now follow your blog via email.

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  14. I already follow Vega on Twitter :)

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  15. I tweeted the message on Twitter (@FitLifeRun).

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  16. Sweet! I tweeted. :) @nancyhabs .

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  17. I would def. add ice cubes, almond milk, and depending on how it tastes, maybe a banana or some frozen fruit. Sounds delicious!

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  18. I follow your blog on my Google Reader already!

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  20. I think I would like the chocolate the best. I would mix it with almond milk and bananas for a milkshake like flavor.

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  21. I tweeted I want to #GetEnergized with @VegaTeam Smoothies and @BackAtSquare0 http://backatsquarezero.blogspot.com

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  22. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/kristy_joy/status/225692176384917505

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  23. I already follow Vega on Twitter

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  24. I started following your blog

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  25. I started following you on Twitter

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  26. I would want to try and mix the chocolate flavor with almond milk.

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  27. I would want to try the chocolate/coconut milk... YUM!

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  28. I follow you on twitter @courtnorm

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  29. I follow @vegateam on twitter (@courtnorm)

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  30. I tweeting about the giveaway from @courtnorm

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  31. I love Vega products! I would mix the natural flavor in my regular smoothie (frozen fruit, banana, almond milk, greens), and try the other flavors just with almond milk.

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  32. I have never tried this brand but I love smoothies. I usually mix my vanilla protein powders with orange juice--tastes like a creamsicle

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  33. I would mix mine with almond milk! i love that stuff!

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  34. I tweeted about the giveaway (as @EnvigeurFitness)

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  35. I would love to try the Tropical Tango.

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  36. I already follow you on Twitter (as @EnvigeurFitness)

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  37. I follow Vega on Twitter (as @EnvigeurFitness)

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  38. I tweeted I want to #GetEnergized with @VegaTeam Smoothies and @BackAtSquare0 http://backatsquarezero.blogspot.com

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  39. I would love to try the bodacious berry one with greek yogurt and fresh berries!

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  40. I am following you at twitter. (smltwngrl920)

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  41. I tweeted about the giveaway.
    https://twitter.com/SmlTwnGrl920

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  42. I would mix the chocolate with almond milk and strawberries! Yum!

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  43. I follow you on twitter @running_baking

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  44. I tweeted about your giveaway https://twitter.com/running_baking/status/225776321882628096

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  45. Still haven't tried these! I'd mix it with almond milk... yum!

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  46. I think I would love the chocolate and would mix it with Almond Breeze.

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  47. Follow you by GFC
    Elle at eat run sail

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  48. I follow you on Twitter
    @eatrunsail

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  49. I follow VegaTeam on Twitter
    @eatrunsail

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  50. Oh wow, Vega was very good to you for sure! Thanks for the chance to win! I've only tried a couple of their products but I've never even seen the Vanilla Almond...I have a thing for ANYTHING almond flavored so I'm sure I would love it!

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  51. I tweeted and followed!! @r8ches
    Thanks for the reviews! Excited to try with a win or not! Glad I found your blog :)

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  52. Thanks for hosting this giveaway, Abby! I'm trying to go meatless with my marathon training this time around, and I'm really looking into Vega products to make sure I'm getting all of my protein.

    I think I'd probably most like to try the vanilla flavor. I know, I'm boring. :) I think mixing the vanilla with banana or raspberries could be good. Or maybe peanut butter and banana with the natural.

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  53. I follow you publicly through Blogger!

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  54. I already follow your Twitter (as @BethLoves2Run). :)

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  55. Just followed Vega on Twitter.

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  56. Just tweeted the message. :)

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  57. Bodacious Berry! I want it! Pick me! Pick me!

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  58. I follow you on twitter. tweet, tweet!

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  59. I now follow them on twitter.

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  60. Aaaaaannndddd I tweeted what needed to be tweeted.

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  61. I tried the bodacious berry one the other day, and I have to agree with you mixing them only with water. Let's just say that it was very "earthy" tasting. I was thinking if I tried that one again, I would mix it with cranberry juice or grape juice (yum!). Also, I have the vanilla one and I'm going to try mixing it with almond milk later this week! I really want to try chocolat though..mmmm, chocolate (drool).

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  62. I follow backatsquarezero!

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  63. I follow myvega on twitter!

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  64. I tweeted about this giveaway! (@hollliipop)

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  65. already a follower of your blog! ;) and loveeee it!

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  66. already follow you on Twitter! (I'm a stalker!)

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  67. I think I would LOVEEEE the bodacious berry!

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  68. Just tweeted! =) And all 5 are officiallyyyyyy done. Haha

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  69. I use almond milk and a banana in my Vega smoothies. Yum!

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  70. The Vanilla Almond sounds delicious! I would probably mix it with almond milk or coconut milk.

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  71. I tweeted I want to #GetEnergized with @VegaTeam Smoothies and @BackAtSquare0 http://backatsquarezero.blogspot.com.

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  72. Since the founder of Vega is actually a local guy, I'm always down to try his stuff and support local!

    I think I'd like the Vanilla Almondilla mixed with almond milk!

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  73. I already follow you on Twitter

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  74. I already follow Vega on Twitter & Brenden Braizer himself!

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  75. I follow you! Would love a follow back at Travel, Run, Eat!

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  76. I already follow Vega Team too! So curious!!!

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  77. I think I'd like the berry one best - I love to mix fresh juices & berries for smoothies - I never like water either! Makes for a richer smoothie!

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  78. I currently use the Vega Protein Powder, but haven't tried the smoothies yet, so would love to try the Choc-A-Lot one.

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  79. I started following @VegaTeam on twitter.

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  80. The vanilla almond flavor sounds delish, but really would love to try all of them!

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  81. I also follow you on Twitter!

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  82. AND follow @VegaTeam on Twitter as well

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