Review: Vega Protein & Greens Powder (Vanilla)

vega protein greens


Recently I tried out Vega’s protein powder out of curiosity. Normally, I stick to whole foods and get my protein from beans, nuts and seeds. While it is relatively easy to meet protein recommendations on a vegan diet, protein powders are a convenient way to give your protein a boost if you are looking to do that.

What I Like About Vega Protein & Greens:

  • Gluten-free, soy-free and vegan. This makes Vega a good option for people with allergies as well as vegans.
  • Decent percentage of calories from protein. 72% of calories come from protein.
  • Contains 2 servings of greens.
  • Good source of calcium and iron.

What could be better:

  • I thought there was way too much stevia in this. I would have preferred much less or none at all. The sweetness part may be because I blended it with a banana.
  • I would prefer if Vega listed all of the micronutrients. While it says it contains 2 servings of Vega’s greens blend, it doesn’t list all the micronutrients on the nutrition label. I also didn’t see any products on Vega’s site selling just greens, so I couldn’t figure out the micronutrients from that either.

Overall, I think this is a good option for anyone looking to boost their protein intake in a convenient way. This is especially good for vegans and people allergic to ingredients in other protein powders, like dairy and soy.

Vega’s website

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