DISCLAIMER: I was sent the protein powder by the lovely folks over from Vega to test out. I am not being paid for this post and all opinions are my own.
Okay all you coffee nuts (you know who you are ;) !), guess what Vega just came out with? That’s right, Performance Protein Mocha – aka you can have your “coffee” in the mornings and have it benefit your workout.
Each serving of the Vega Sport Mocha has with 25 grams of complete protein and is formulated to help improve strength and exercise performance, repair and build muscles, and reduce recovery time between training.
Why is having 25 grams of protein a big deal?
Researchers found that consuming protein, especially branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) after a workout helps your body to rebuild muscle, and reduces recovery time. According to PubMed, “data show that BCAA supplementation before and after exercise has beneficial effects for decreasing exercise-induced muscle damage and promoting muscle-protein synthesis.” Thus with a reduced recovery time by avoiding DOMS, you’ll be able to push harder and train more often, naturally building strength.
When should you take it?
Vega recommends that you take it within 45 minutes post-workout for the best effects.
How do you take it?
You can take it straight with water or do what I usually do: bake/cook with it. Protein pancakes, protein cookies, protein brownies…the possibilities are endless. I mean if you can get your protein in by eating cookies then why not?!
Here’s a Youtube video of how to make protein hot chocolate
I’ve made protein cookies with VegaOne before and you can just add some Vega to your recipe for guilt free cookies ;)
A hot OR cold protein smoothie that includes coffee :)
In addition, Vega is sport based, gluten free, and certified vegan so if you have dietary restrictions, Vega may be your best bet! To learn more or to purchase, you can check out their website or check out your local health food/grocery stores.
Let’s Chat! Have you tried Vega Sport before? What type of protein do you use?