In my quest for healthy, low-carb food (my family has a bad history of type-2 diabetes), I came upon the Vega Essentials shake powder at Target. I bought the chocolate flavor.
Here are the things I really like about it:
- Almost no glycemic load – 4 grams of fiber and 1 gram of digestible carbs per serving.
- 20 grams of protein
- 20-25% daily value of most vitamins and nutrients
- Gluten free
- Vegan – yes, the protein is from plants! Broccoli, kale, spirulina, and peas are in each serving.
The only part I don’t like is the price. At my local Target, it was $46 for a medium container (18 servings). But I was willing to pay that for such an excellent product. It appears that the MyVega.com website (the manufacturer website) has discounts available if you purchase directly from it.
From Amazon sellers, the price is quite reasonable:
I hope you enjoy this as much as I do!