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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Protein Powder
PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 7:03 pm 
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I like it well enough straight, and it's rare that I don't add something to doctor up the powder anyway. A banana will mask just about any bad flavor. It's not bad in a smoothie at all.

Interesting that you bring up the recovery aspect. I mostly just use powders as recovery meals after a workout. I don't notice it working any slower, but I haven't used it while doing any real lifting. Back then I was mostly using Vega Sport.

I just finished planning out a strength/conditioning program with a trainer, so I'll let you know :P


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Protein Powder
PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:18 am 
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How much protein do you guys try to eat per day and for what type of exercise? I'm finding conflicting info.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Protein Powder
PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:29 am 
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RandiJM wrote:
How much protein do you guys try to eat per day and for what type of exercise? I'm finding conflicting info.


As long as you're getting enough calories and eating a variety of foods in your everyday diet, you're probably just fine. You only need extra protein when you're really trying to build muscle as a bodybuilder, endurance athlete, or you need your body to repair tissue and tissue organs. Even then, the extra protein is not the insane amount that a lot of companies would have you believe. It's more about having bio-available protein and other nutrients EXACTLY when your body wants them.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Protein Powder
PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 1:58 pm 
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Thanks! Right, I assumed the people in this thread were athletes of some sort (at least the frequent posters!). I should have been more specific and asked for people trying to build muscle or repair quickly or who do very intense frequent exercise, what are your general guidelines for protein for x body weight? Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Protein Powder
PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 5:07 pm 
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Hi RandiJM, I shoot for .8 g of protein per lean body mass. I typically don't make it but get really close. I am trying to build muscle, you could say (really I'm cutting for another couple of weeks and then am going to try and eat at maintenance calories and recomp a bit for a few months as I train for a Spartan race). I work out a fair amount and it varies between spin class, running, and hot pilates, but I'd say the consistent backbone of my workouts are weightlifting and bootcamp style classes. I've found that if I don't eat enough protein I feel like crepe and don't recover nearly as well.


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Protein Powder
PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:22 am 
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RandiJM wrote:
People trying to build muscle or repair quickly or who do very intense frequent exercise, what are your general guidelines for protein for x body weight? Thanks!


Sorry, that was an offensive, generic answer I gave. I like emmalv's answer, but let me answer again by quoting and citing an excerpt from veganbodybuilding.com :

"A standard is 1 gram of protein per pound of bodyweight for athletes and 1.5 grams of protein per pound of bodyweight for bodybuilders and other athletes interested in bulking up and adding mass."

http://www.veganbodybuilding.com/?page=article_protein

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Protein Powder
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There are two new Vega flavors, exclusive to Whole Foods: Coconut Almond and Mocha.


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Protein Powder
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Ooh, mocha.


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Protein Powder
PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 6:00 pm 
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Whole Foods has what I think is a new WF brand plant-based multi-source powder on the shelves. Really good nutrient profile, including 25g of protein per scoop. It's a Vega-sized tub for $40. Cheaper per oz than what I pay for PlantFusion. Anyone tried it? I bought the chocolate but I'm finding it very chalky. Debating whether I'll put up with it for the other upsides.


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Protein Powder
PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:16 am 
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scout wrote:
Whole Foods has what I think is a new WF brand plant-based multi-source powder on the shelves. Really good nutrient profile, including 25g of protein per scoop. It's a Vega-sized tub for $40. Cheaper per oz than what I pay for PlantFusion. Anyone tried it? I bought the chocolate but I'm finding it very chalky. Debating whether I'll put up with it for the other upsides.


any idea what kind of protein it uses? Hemp? Pea?


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Protein Powder
PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2015 12:58 am 
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Just picked up a tub of Vega protein and greens from costco for $30. Tastes good, 20g per scoop. Multi-source protien, pea/hemp, something else.


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Protein Powder
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scout wrote:
Whole Foods has what I think is a new WF brand plant-based multi-source powder on the shelves. Really good nutrient profile, including 25g of protein per scoop. It's a Vega-sized tub for $40. Cheaper per oz than what I pay for PlantFusion. Anyone tried it? I bought the chocolate but I'm finding it very chalky. Debating whether I'll put up with it for the other upsides.


I got what I think is supposed to be the WF version of the Vega One Nutritional Shake. I wish there was more protein, so I might look for the other version. I got the dark chocolate flavor, and it's really yummy. I also like that it has a lot of vitamins and random stuff that sounds like a good idea (maca, etc.).

Has anyone tried anything new they like? I also saw that GNC has what looks like a Plant Fusion knock-off. It's more expensive though, so who knows? (I didn't compare nutrition profile.)

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Protein Powder
PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 6:15 am 
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I mostly drink them in the morning after my work out, because I find breakfast hard before work and a smoothie with vega (banana, almond milk, frozen fruit to hide the taste) is a decent way to fill up and get some well rounded nutrients into the body post workout. Otherwise I'm eating fruit loops.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Protein Powder
PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 9:16 am 
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I just bought the Orgain creamy chocolate fudge and it is really good! Leela loves it as well and it's a great way to use up fruits and vegetables. It was $29.99 at Costco for the 2.74lb tub.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Protein Powder
PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:19 pm 
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Tofulish, Does the Orgain contain Stevia or some other "natural" sweetener?

I'm trying to find a replacement for my whole foods soy protein powder with spirulina - it's not longer made, or at least carried by my store. I'm looking for a powder that tastes really good in smoothies and I'm not a fan of stevia or other "natural" sweeteners.


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Protein Powder
PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:22 pm 
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If I remember correctly it is Erythritol!

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Protein Powder
PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:39 pm 
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My Kroger accidentally ordered some Vega, kept it on the shelf for like a week and then clearanced it out. So I got two tubs of the protein and greens for $12. I have to water it down (it says mix with one cup of almond milk or water, I do a cup of almond milk + water + ice) or else the stevia is too strong, but that way it's alright.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Protein Powder
PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 6:44 am 
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Holy crepe buckets, I bought a powder on a wim because it said Vegan on the lable and omg it's delicious. Taste like a chocolate bar. It's called Kaizen Vegan Protein Natural Dark Chocolate(I think I got it at winners or walmart? or Super store? its been sitting on my fridge for months).

Gluten/Soy Free but it is sweetened with Stevia, which is weird because I am not getting a super over the top chemically aftertaste I usually do with stevia (although I hate protein powders so I did make a spinach/banana blueberry smoothie to hide it in). The packaging is a little weird and it doesn't have instructions that I can find for use just nutrition per scoop (40g) which ironically it doesn't seem to have a scoop in there so I took one out of my VEGA container. It totes complete amino acid profile from vegan sources and it has dutch cocoa powder in it.
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Plant Protein Blend (Pea protein, potato protein, Chia Seed Protein, Hemp seed Protein, organic sprouted whole grain brown rice protein, quinoa protein), Erythritol, natural chocolate flavour, inulin, natural dutch cocoa powder, organic stevia leaf extract


So maybe because its the last ingredient? 1 scoop has 340 mg of sodium, 5 g of fibre, 25 g of protein, 4% Canadian RDA calcium and 60% RDA Canada Iron and it is an insiginificant source of vitamins A and C. The container is also compost able which is neat.

Has anyone else tried this?
It says separation can occur/ packaged by weight.. Guessing I should shake it? before use?

The powder seems much lighter then vega and less clumpy. I usually put all my fruit/veggies, then Vega then almond milk to avoid vega clumping all up in the bottom/corners. But with this stuff it just kinda sat on top of everything and then blended instantly. So tomorrow I might try putting it in the middle. I was kinda worried it would smoke cloud into the top.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Protein Powder
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It's really expensive, but it turns out the vegan chocolate shakeology is really good, even just mixed with water. go figure!

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Protein Powder
PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 8:44 pm 
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Has anyone used the Vega Sport Recovery Protein in chocolate flavour? Is it super gross tasting? Okayish?

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Protein Powder
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JP - I think that one is really tasty! I think it's one of my favorites, taste-wise.

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Thanks, Amey! I've been using the berry one for a couple of years and am thinking of branching out. :)

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Tofulish wrote:
I just bought the Orgain creamy chocolate fudge and it is really good! Leela loves it as well and it's a great way to use up fruits and vegetables. It was $29.99 at Costco for the 2.74lb tub.


Costco.com also sells vanilla Orgain. It's my favorite protein powder. I've been making pumpkin smoothies for breakfast with it almost every day recently.


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The first time I had chocolate caramel Phood (oh that awful name) I thought it was great so I bought a tub. It's less great than I thought. Good, but not amazing.

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zinnia wrote:
Tofulish wrote:
I just bought the Orgain creamy chocolate fudge and it is really good! Leela loves it as well and it's a great way to use up fruits and vegetables. It was $29.99 at Costco for the 2.74lb tub.


Costco.com also sells vanilla Orgain. It's my favorite protein powder. I've been making pumpkin smoothies for breakfast with it almost every day recently.


How do you make your pumpkin smoothies?


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