I first heard of Vega when I initially started reading blogs. I read about Vega protein powder on Oh She Glows and sort of wondered why Angela was so obsessed.
Vega is a vegan company, but even vegetarians (like myself) and omnivores can benefit from the tips and advice the Thrive Forward program offers on how to make our lifestyles and diets not only healthier for us, but also for the Earth!
So what's Thrive Forward?
Thrive Forward is a free personalized online program developed by top athlete Brandon Brazier to help all of us learn how we can (easily and tastily) incorporate more plant-based nutrition to both become healthier and lower our carbon footprints!
Thrive Forward includes customizable lessons, recipes, and challenges, plus lots of informative videos on all sorts of topics - there's something for everyone and every interest! There are videos about stress management, anti-aging advice, sleep, mood, energy, immune health, digestion, sustainability, and (so scandalous) sex drive, among others.
I think the coolest part is that the videos are interactive, each including a fun 'call to action' - like inventing (and drinking) a yummy whole-food, plant-based smoothie daily. Before you know it, it will become routine.
What a great way to add in some fruits (and veggies!)
It made a tasty drink!
But even better was my vanilla chai creation.
I started with the vanilla chai nutritional shake mix and made a really tasty breakfast shake.
I challenge you - make a yummy whole-food, plant-based smoothie, too!
I also made pancakes with the French Vanilla Nutritional Shake, but we'll save that recipe for another day.