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Friday, June 27, 2014

The One About How I Fuel My Better

A couple of months ago I was asked if I would like to review a product from Vega as part of the “Fuel Your Better” campaign. I of course was very excited about that because I am a huge believer in finding healthy ways to help fuel my days. A couple of years ago I did a lot of reading about a vegetarian and vegan lifestyle and how that would translate into an active and athletic lifestyle. In all of that reading I stumbled upon 2 athletes that I was really impressed by; Scott Jurek and Brendan Brazier. Through reading about Brendan I was introduced to Vega and their products. Since then I have tried many of their different products and have really liked them.

So obviously I was all over doing a product review for them and I was also excited to be a part of the Fuel Your Better campaign. I was sent a box of the Sugar-Free Energizer. I was really looking forward to this specific product because along with a plant-based diet I’ve also been trying really hard to be as sugar-free as possible. I tend to have a very hectic and busy schedule and my work days are 10 hours long so if I want to get in any sort of workout I either have to get up super early to get them done (which rarely happens) or I have to force myself after a long day of work to get out there and get them done. Most of the time it’s after work that I am getting my workouts in.

Over the past year I have tended to rely on things like sugar-free Red Bulls or other types of energy drinks, and while they generally got the job done for me I was never completely ok with what I was putting into my body in order to get that extra bit of energy. But that is not the case with the Vega Sugar-Free Energy, I feel 100% confident in what I am putting in my body when I use their products.

A little over a month ago I received the product and since then I have been using it on a regular basis. I really loved how convenient the packaging was in the single-use pouches. I could easily stick a couple in my purse, gym bag or lunch bag and have what I needed, and sometimes extras for the day. Most days I would find myself using one of the packets about an hour or two before I got off work so that I had just enough energy to power through the rest of the work day and then get me through my workouts without keeping me up late hours at night. I also appreciated the subtle berry flavoring that wasn’t too overpowering or sweet. And I really liked the fact that I had no stomach issues at all taking this, since I tend to have a very sensitive stomach this is always a concern with certain products.

At the end of the day I am very excited and satisfied with finding a product that I know is a healthy and safe choice for me to use every single day. I think if I were to only have one complaint it would be that unless I was using a blender bottle to mix the powder it was hard to mix at times to where you didn’t have a grainy taste to it. But even if you don’t have a blender bottle you just make sure and give it a few extra shakes to mix it really well and you are good. I can confidently say that this will definitely be a go-to product that I will use for a very long time so that I can always #FuelMyBetter!

If you would like any more information on how to Fuel Your Better and the products associated with the Fuel Your Better campaign please check out the Vega website here: Fuel Your Better

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