So I was asked by the Vega people if I wanted to try out there smoothie nutrition powders. At first I hesitated. I'm not big on those powders and I don't make smoothies that much. I always have frozen banana and other fruit in my freezer, but for some reason the idea of making a smoothie in my easy-to-use-easy-to-clean Magic Bullet just never seems like fun. There's a mental block there and I haven't found a way to get around that.
In any case, I decided I would like to try them out. For future reference, at least. Who knows, maybe I would fall in love with it and actually get into making smoothies. My friend Corinn has been making smoothies a lot and has been using a rice protein powder, so I thought she'd be interested in trying the powder with me.
I was sent packets of Vega's Whole Food Smoothie Infusion and a booklet with recipes with various ways of using it. I made a green smoothie with mine, but I only used a half packet because I already was using greens in my smoothie. It wasn't awesome, still had that slightly chalky flavor that protein powders have, *but* it's definitely the best one I've ever had. It wasn't as Smarties-tasting as the VegLife's Supreme Meal is. The girl from 'Awesome.Vegan.Rad.' (<----love this blog) used the brownie recipe they gave and made her own adjustments to it and said they were great. It seems like an excellent way to help you pretend that brownies are good for you. It's like when I put pom juice in my cocktails....
Corinn told me that she liked the powder as well, by the way.
I mixed it with orange juice, frozen banana, a little agave, teeny bite of vanilla extract, spinach and kale.