It really shouldn't be so difficult to get a decent post up every once in a while. I'm gonna shoot for at least one good shot of an interesting bit of food a day. I may just have burnt myself out on the whole "here's what I eat" thing, since I eat so much of the same stuff.
I haven't had a smoothie in a while, yesterday I remedied that. Vega actually sent me a couple samples of their newly reworked protein formula, VegaOne, which I am really excited about. They sent vanilla chai, chocolate, berry, and natural flavors. Previously I've only tried vanilla and natural, which I liked, but I wanted to try out a new flavor:
This includes Vega berry flavor powder (I used half the sample package), 1 cup spinach, 1 cup frozen strawberries, 1/2 frozen banana, 1 tsp. chia seeds, about 1/4 c. soaked goji berries (plus more to garnish), and about 3/4 c of water to blend.
Totally refreshing and really good. The berry powder didn't taste fake, nor was the stevia flavor overpowering. This was maybe due to using half the serving size, which I might recommend anyway if you buy the powder because it is pretty expensive - though totally worth it.
The new formula has more fiber, more protein, more greens, and probiotics. They also claim the taste is improved so that you can even enjoy with water alone, but I haven't tried that.
There's an awesome sounding recipe for energy bars on the Vega site, so maybe I'll try that soon but I'm definitely looking forward to more smoothies.