Vega Sport Performance Protein in Vanilla

I was generously sent a package of Vega Sport Performance Protein in Vanilla from Vega!

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This protein powder is great! But I’m sure you might be wondering, “Sure, this protein powder is great…but how? What makes it different from every other protein powder?”

Here’s why:

“It’s a complete multi-source, alkaline-forming, plant-based protein powder blend, featuring 5,000mg of BCAAs and 5,000mg of glutamine per serving, Vega Sport Performance Protein is formulated to:

  • Improve strength and exercise performance
  • Repair and build muscles
  • Reduce recovery time between training

The recent innovation to Vega Sport Performance Protein comes from the addition of SaviSeed (sacha inchi) protein, a rich, plant-based source of the amino acid tryptophan. Tryptophan is a key component of serotonin production. Serotonin — the feel good hormone — helps with the mental aspect of recovery, so you’ll keep the drive alive and be motivated to train again. Take Vega Sport Performance Protein within 30 to 90 minutes of your workout or throughout the day to meet your individual protein needs to recharge and repair so you can do it all again, sooner.”

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I also made Vega’s Orange Creamsicle Smoothie! It tastes sooooo delicious!! Please try out the recipe for yourself and let me know what you think!

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That’s one of the great things about Vega Sport Performance Protein because you can add it into food! I advise you to check out Vega’s Recipe Page!! They have a wide array of fantastic, easy and delicious, recipes featuring their awesome products! You can find their recipe page here.

The other aspect of Vega I really admire is their mission:

Mission

  1. To share our passion for clean, plant-based nutrition through education and leading by example;
  2. To deliver premium, innovative, industry-leading wellness solutions to our valued customers;
  3. To live our commitment to constant improvement by pursuing perfection, one small change at a time;
  4. To foster a fulfilling, inspiring workplace for Vegatopians that’s sustainable for our people, our company, and our planet.

Isn’t that inspiring?! I think so!

So overall, I believe Vega Sport Performance Protein is an excellent addition to a healthy diet. I believe it tastes great too! And I know I’m not the only supporter! I have several guy friends that are huge whey protein drinkers (just picture the ultimate bros) and I gave them each a packet of this Vega Protein powder to try out. Most of them were very apprehensive, but they were swayed to try it because of its health properties. All of these “bros” told me they felt great after their workout and definitely want to incorporate Vega Sport Performance Protein into their workout regimes.

Please let me know your thoughts on protein powders and if you’ve ever tried Vega!! If you have not, I encourage you to try! And a special thanks to Vega for sending me a sample! You guys are the best!! :)

xoxo Rachel

The Cake Shop

Yes, I make cookies, brownies, cakes, etc. as a hobby of mine…but what I really want is a functioning business. Something where people call me up for an occasion.

This past week, I was given the assignment of making a cake for my client’s birthday party. She wanted a chocolate cake on the inside, and purple incorporated on the outside. The rest was up to me. So, as usual, I went all out.

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This is by far my all-time favorite, and most creative, cake. On the inside, there are layers of chocolate cake, filled with whipped chocolate ganache frosting, sliced strawberries, & strawberry preserve. The outside is vanilla buttercream I dyed various shades of purple, then “painted” on for an ombré effect. Of course, this cake would not fit my “over-the-top-chic” standard without gorgeous flowers. #CustomCake #MyLove #LooksBetterInPerson #TastesEvenBetter

Tell me what you think! Or, let me know if you’re interested in ordering a fabulous dessert of mine to make your party extra special.

Xoxo
Rachel

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Amazing Grass Review

Amazing Grass sent me an abundant assortment of their organic green superfoods to sample and review! Included in my fantastic package were some whole food energy bars, raw plant-based nutritional supplement drink packets, and a functional Amazing Grass logo shaker cup.

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So here’s a great little intro to what Amazing Grass is all about: “Amazing Grass Green SuperFood allows you to get the best nutrition any time of day, everyday. We’ve hand selected the most nutritious vibrant vegetables, cereal grasses, algae, anti-oxidant rich fruits probiotics and immune boosting support herbs and created a delicious tasting powder that can be mixed easily with water. For those that haven’t acquired the taste for greens, we’re confident your taste buds will love our Amazing Grass Green SuperFood!”

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What I really like about Amazing Grass is that most of their products are vegan. Additionally all of their greens are raw. Several of their products are gluten-free, soy-free, and kosher. To top it off, they are all USDA certified organic!

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Of the bars, my favorite was the Chocolate Peanut Butter. Not surprisingly, my favorite Amazing Meal was Chocolate Infusion. Hey, I have a thing for chocolate…
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I even tested out a fun smoothie recipe featured on Amazing Grass website:Kelly’s Kiwi Berry Blast Smoothie; it can be found here.

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Review: If you’re looking for drinks and energy bars that taste like a treat – this is not for you. Although the flavors are not “I-just-ate-raw-kale-in-liquid-form-yuck” they aren’t “I-just-had-a-chocolate-milkshake-but-they-told-it-was-healthy-so-whatever” either. With that being said, I’d say this is the best product for getting your dose of nutrients and antioxidants in a flavorful way without loads of sugar.

xoxo Rachel

Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream is quite a common flavor these days – but only thanks to an anonymous suggestion to Ben & Jerry’s in 1991. Since then, virtually every ice cream parlor has the iconic “chocolate chip cookie dough.”

Several people are scared off by the thought of making homemade ice cream, but I assure you, there is nothing to fret over. It’s actually really, really, easy. I promise. I also promise you that all your dinner party guests will be begging you for the name of the NYC ice cream parlor you ordered it from…it’s that good.

xoxo Rachel

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