Taste Test: Vega Bodacious Berry Shake & Go Smoothie

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When I woke up, it was 15 minutes before I had to be at work and my alarm hadn’t gone off, none of my socks had a matching mate, and my keys had mysteriously lost themselves again. Usually the last thing I think about when I’m late for work is the rumbling of my stomach. Thankfully this morning I remembered that I had Ironman triathlete Brendan Brazier’s Vega Bodacious Berry Shake & Go Smoothie  waiting in my pantry. I read the directions and was relieved that the only preparation needed was a few good shakes. No blender required!

Don’t be fooled by the soft green hue of Bodacious Berry in your glass—the result of an organic blend of alfalfa grass, kale, and spinach—the medley of creamy berry flavors taste sweet and refreshing and will make your taste buds tingle. Whether you’re hitting the trails or the cubical, Brendan Brazier’s smoothie is a grab-and-go boost for maximizing your time and nutrition.

With 11 grams of protein and 2 servings of veggies, it kept me alert throughout the day and satisfied my stomach. Plus, it supplied me with a healthy dose of probiotics and essential fatty acids. From now on, I’ll try to remember to actually set my alarm before I go to bed, the first step to a healthy breakfast.

—Sarah Montoro, Editorial Intern