But I DID learn some GREAT flavor combos and found that if I prep my ingredients the night before and put in the freezer, in the morning (or do a few days worth and freeze in small Tupperware's) all I have to do is put the frozen bits in the blender, add liquid and protein powder, and it's Smoothie time, a no brainer when it's not even light out yet.
So when I spotted this new Vega Clean Protein powder (at my local CVS) I had to try it. It comes in Vanilla and Chocolate. At the CVS price it's about $2 a serving. Looking online I saw you can order it from Vitacost for $5 less, and at Amazon for $7 less than what I paid.
Because doing epic, crazy stuff can be better with clean fuel, now you can enjoy protein without compromise. Each serving of Vega Clean* Protein has 25 grams protein, and 4 grams BCAAs in a complete, plant-based protein blend made from pea, hemp, alfalfa, and pumpkin seed proteins.
Help build and repair muscle
Complete multisource blend of premium plant-based protein
No sugar added (it's sweetened with Stevia)
It also has 4 grams of BCCA's. Branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) help to build and repair muscles post-workout.
It has a comparable amino acid profile to whey, without the harder to digest ingredients I don't want. . Non-GMO Project verified, gluten-free, and made without dairy or soy ingredients, artificial flavors, colors, or sweeteners, Vega Clean Protein is plant-based, which means that (unlike some whey protein from US cows), there are no growth hormones or antibiotics to worry about, either.
Not only are all the proteins used minimally processed and clean, but pea, hemp, alfalfa, and pumpkin seed protein together provide complementary amino acid profiles. It has a slightly different texture than regular Vega protein powder but was great mixed with fruits and veggies in a blender.