Vega® Essentials Chocolate
One less thing to think about? Now that's worth celebrating.
HIGH IN PROTEIN
GREENS & VEGETABLES
HIGH IN VITAMINS & MINERALS
HIGH IN FIBRE
HIGH IN OMEGA-3
LOW IN SUGARS
About Vega® Essentials
Take on the morning chaos with a head start on your daily Essentials. With ingredients made from real, plant-based foods, Vega® Essentials Nutritional Powder gives you the nutritional building blocks to start your day strong.
- High in protein made from a complete multisource plant-based blend of pea, flaxseed and hemp.
- Ingredients made from peas, leafy greens, green algae and vegetables.
- High in minerals and 13 essential vitamins, made from a blend of real fruits and vegetable ingredients.
- High in Omega-3 fatty acids from flaxseed.
- High in fibre
- Low in sugars
- Suitable for vegetarians and vegans
- Non-dairy ingredients
One less thing to think about? Now that’s worth celebrating!
- SHAKE IT! Mix one level scoop in 375 ml of ice-cold water or non-dairy beverage.
- BLEND IT! Mix one level scoop into your favourite smoothie recipe.
- BAKE IT! Swap for 1/8 to 1/4 of the flour that your favourite sweet baking recipe calls for.
- Nutrition Facts
Values Per 100g Per 36 g (1 serving) Per 100g or (1 serving) Energy 373 kcal (1567 kJ) 135 kcal (565 kJ) Fat 11 g 4.0 g of which Saturates 1.7 g 0.6 g Carbohydrate 6.6 g 2.4 g of which Sugars 2.9 g 1.0 g Fibre 12 g 4.3 g Protein 56 g 20 g Salt 1.5 g 0.5 g Vitamins Vitamin A 1751 μg (219%*) 632 μg (79%*) Vitamin D 7.0 μg (140%*) 2.5 μg (50%*) Vitamin E 20 mg (167%*) 7.2 mg (60%*) Vitamin K 60 μg (80%*) 22 μg (29%*) Vitamin C 76 mg (95%*) 27 mg (34%*) Thiamin 1.2 mg (109%*) 0.4 mg (39%*) Riboflavin 1.6 mg (114%*) 0.6 mg (41%*) Niacin 14 mg (88%*) 5.0 mg (32%*) Vitamin B6 1.4 mg (100%*) 0.5 mg (36%*) Folic acid 287 μg (144%*) 103 μg (52%*) Vitamin B12 1.5 μg (60%*) 0.5 μg (22%*) Biotin 210 μg (420%*) 76 μg (151%*) Panthothenic acid 7.0 mg (117%*) 2.5 mg (42%*) Minerals Calcium 547 mg (68%*) 197 mg (25%*) Phosporus 817 mg (117%*) 295 mg (42%*) Iron 11 mg (79%*) 4.0 mg (28%*) Omega-3 fatty acids 2.7 g 1.0 g
* =% of the nutrient reference values.
These values are approximate due to the variations which occur in natural ingredients.
Pea protein (61%), Flaxseed powder (12%), Reduced fat cocoa (8.3%), Fruit and vegetable powder (4%) (Broccoli, Carrot, Beetroot, Kale, Acerola, Spinach, Tomato, Apple, Cranberry, Pomegranate, Orange, Grape, Strawberry in varying proportions), Stabilizers (Acacia gum, Xanthan gum), Natural chocolate flavouring with other natural flavourings, Hemp protein (2.7%), Natural vanilla flavouring with other natural flavourings, Pea starch, Quinoa powder, Marine algae, Sweetener (Steviol glycosides), Spirulina, Sea salt, Pineapple bromelain, Natural flavouring, Natural almond flavouring, Antioxidant (Alpha-tocopherol), Mushroom powder
- Frequently Asked Questions
What are the sources of protein in Vega® Essentials?
Vega® Essentials is high in protein and the main sources of protein are from a multisource plant-based blend of pea, flaxseed and hemp protein.
What is inulin?
Inulin is a starchy fibre found in many plants. Vega® Essentials Chocolate and Vanilla contain chicory root inulin as part of the 4 grams of fibre per serving (36g and 34g respectively).
What is spirulina?
Spirulina is a unicellular organism that grows like algae. Spirulina contains protein, beta carotene, vitamin B12, essential fatty acids, and chlorophyll.
What is bromelain?
Bromelain is a digestive enzyme, naturally present in and made from pineapple.
What is marine algae calcium?
One serving of Vega® Essentials contains 25% of your recommended intake or nutrient reference value for calcium from a whole food source: marine algae. Marine algae is a unique plant source calcium and mineral complex, made from a wild-harvested marine algae found in Barbados. A particular species of marine algae (Algas Calcareas) draws calcium and other minerals from sea water by attaching itself to pieces of seaweed and digesting the minerals from the water. As the tiny algae attaches to the seaweed and collects the minerals, it slowly grows in size, eventually growing to about the size of your hand. When fully-grown, the algae naturally washes up on the beach, where local residents collect it in small, sustainable batches. After being picked and cleaned on shore, the plant is minimally processed by being dried by the sun and ground within 48 hours.
Where does the salt in Vega® Essentials come from?
The majority of salt in Vega® Essentials is naturally occurring. Plants naturally absorb mineral content from the soil in which they are grown and this is then reflected in the final product. Pea protein is naturally higher in salt than some other protein powders. A very small amount of minimally processed sea salt is added, mostly for taste.
Why do the instructions say mix with a plant-based drink? Can I mix it with milk?
We love plant-based drinks such as almond, hemp, coconut, or rice (to name a few) mixed with Vega® Essentials, but if you only have milk in your fridge, go for it!
Can I eat too much Vega® Essentials?
Even good things should be enjoyed in moderation and we suggest you take Vega® Essentials as part of a balanced diet. If you have questions about your specific nutrition needs, it’s best to talk to your doctor or health care practitioner.
When is the best time to eat Vega® Essentials? Is Vega® Essentials a meal replacement or a protein shake?
Vega® Essentials is a food—so you can enjoy it anytime you would eat other foods you love—as part of your meal, as a snack or anywhere in between. Check the nutrition table to ensure that it has the nutritionals that you are looking for. Vega® Essentials is also a great way to eat more protein—it is high in protein derived from multiple sources, contains green and vegetable ingredients, it is high in vitamins and certain minerals, high in fibre, and high in ALA Omega-3s. Of course, even good things should be enjoyed in moderation and we suggest you take Vega® Essentials as part of a balanced diet.
I’m allergic to nuts—are there any nuts in the natural flavours?
While Vega® Essentials does not contain any nut ingredients, it is not produced in a certified nut-free facility. For that reason we cannot make the claim that our nutritional shakes are nut free. Safety is paramount to us at Vega®, therefore all our facilities are third-party audited and follow GMP (Good Manufacturing Procedure) practices to ensure all allergen ingredients are stored away from non-allergen ingredients, and strict sanitation procedures are followed, to minimise any risk of cross-contamination.
Since every allergy is unique and has a different severity level, we recommend that you speak to your doctor or health care practitioner before using Vega® products.
Is Vega® Essentials organic?
This is a great question! At Vega® we source organic ingredients where possible. We believe in finding suppliers that have similar core values to us, with whom we can build long-lasting partnerships. These suppliers may provide us with organically grown raw materials free from herbicides and pesticides, but might not have their organic certification. Organic certification is an extensive process that can be cost prohibitive for some of these smaller scale farms. Sustainability and sustainably grown ingredients is something that is very important to Vega®.
Is Vega® Essentials non-GMO?
Yes, Vega® Essentials is verified non-GMO through the US-based “Non-GMO Project” which is also representative for the European context.
Is Vega® Essentials gluten-free and vegan?
Yes, Vega® Essentials is gluten-free and suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Vega® Essentials is tested to ensure every batch consistently results in less than 20ppm for gluten, which is recognised by the European Commission, Health Canada, US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the World Health Organization as the threshold for coeliac.
Vega® Essentials is vegan certified through the US-based organisation “Vegan Action” to verify that it is made without any animal-based products including dairy, eggs and honey.
Check the ingredient list to determine whether it will fit within your lifestyle.