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How do you take your VEGA?

#1 Postby xChrisZx » Fri Aug 11, 2006 11:37 am

I have been just putting a small amount in my morning yogurt everyday.

I am wondering how many people take a full serving instead of eating a full meal and if it really fills you up?

I don't want to start taking it full time and realize it is not doing what I want it to do (I of course will be working out, I am not going to just assume vega will do the work for me)

I have lost to much weight to start gaining it back in the wrong ways.

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#2 Postby Kathryn » Fri Aug 11, 2006 11:42 am

I use it as a morning (as my breakfast) or post-workout smoothie, with juice or rice milk and sometimes frozen fruit (strawberries or bananas, depending on the flavor of Vega I'm using).

I've also sometimes dipped a banana in it and eaten it little by little.

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#3 Postby MontanaVegan » Fri Aug 11, 2006 1:04 pm

I usually mix 1/2 scoop with 20 oz of soymilk.
It doesn't disolve completely in 20oz, so I get some floating clumps at first.
I've been using the berry, and it tastes good even in clumps.
I need to keep stirring it until it's gone or I get Vega mud at the bottom.
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#4 Postby loveliberate » Fri Aug 11, 2006 4:45 pm

I mix the powders with slightly cold water in the portions suggested on the packages using the Vega shaker bottle or a similarly sized reused glass bottle. I shake it all up for a few seconds & dont really get any clumps. I've used it as a partial or full meal replacement & it's worked well for me.

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#5 Postby veganpotter » Fri Aug 11, 2006 5:03 pm

I take my vega powder with cereal, vega bars, smoothies and sandwiches...I take my vega bars with vega powder, cereal, chocolate cake, cheesecake, icecream, peanut butter, cookies...and in the future...peanut butter cookies, pizza, other vega bars, hummus, in smoothies with vega powder and many other things....

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#6 Postby MontanaVegan » Fri Aug 11, 2006 6:20 pm

loveliberate wrote:I mix the powders with slightly cold water in the portions suggested on the packages using the Vega shaker bottle or a similarly sized reused glass bottle. I shake it all up for a few seconds & dont really get any clumps. I've used it as a partial or full meal replacement & it's worked well for me.

I tried it with water once but didn't like it, maybe I didn't use enough.
Next time I'll try a scoop or two in water.
I have tried it with apple juice and it was good.
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#7 Postby Kathryn » Fri Aug 11, 2006 6:34 pm

MontanaVegan wrote:I tried it with water once but didn't like it, maybe I didn't use enough.
Next time I'll try a scoop or two in water.
I have tried it with apple juice and it was good.


I first tried it in water, and never wanted to try it again! Then I started adding a little bit at a time to a smoothie, and increased the 'dosage' until I got used to it (I think it's the chlorella that gives it a bit of a 'yuck' factor at first.

I mix mine up with a Magic Bullet blender (I tried the 'shaking' and "stirring' methods, and they didn't cut it).

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#8 Postby loveliberate » Fri Aug 11, 2006 6:45 pm

I didnt care for it much at first myself due to the stevia aftertaste. Now I barely even notice the stevia. Using chilled water & letting it sit for a few minutes (be sure to shake again) before I drink it makes a big difference.

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#9 Postby MontanaVegan » Fri Aug 11, 2006 7:56 pm

Kathryn wrote:I first tried it in water, and never wanted to try it again! Then I started adding a little bit at a time to a smoothie, and increased the 'dosage' until I got used to it (I think it's the chlorella that gives it a bit of a 'yuck' factor at first.

I mix mine up with a Magic Bullet blender (I tried the 'shaking' and "stirring' methods, and they didn't cut it).

I liked Vega the first time I tried it. I even like the clumps and the mud at the bottom.
Stirring definitely doesn't cut it, that's why I use 1/2 scoop per glass.
I'll need to get something with a lid so I can shake a thicker mixture.
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#10 Postby tofuPUNK » Thu Aug 24, 2006 2:40 pm

To quote Kyles cousin Kyle in the South Park episode titled "The Entity":

"It gives me gas."

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#11 Postby robert » Thu Aug 24, 2006 3:58 pm

It does give some people gas at first, part of detoxing I think. Because it goes away after a couple of weeks.

But yeah, that is fairly normal. davidtarrfoster and I have titled them "vega farts" for the first couple of weeks, then it's just pure energy and nutrition you'll notice, not gas.

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#12 Postby veganpotter » Fri Aug 25, 2006 6:56 am

I didn't suffer from vega farts at all...I did however have things sprouting out where things shouldn't have been

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Re: vega

#13 Postby Odidnetne » Fri Aug 25, 2006 12:26 pm

veganpotter wrote:I didn't suffer from vega farts at all...I did however have things sprouting out where things shouldn't have been


You mean those things Richard Photoshopped onto you?

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#14 Postby veganpotter » Sun Aug 27, 2006 1:52 pm

No...just mongol bean, and sprouted flax popping out the other end


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