*** Vega sent me their new protein powder product line, Protein Made Simple, to try out. While this post uses free products, the opinions are entirely my own. ***
Vega Protein Made Simple
I was so excited to try out the new Vega Protein Made Simple protein powders! These protein powders have the minimum number of ingredients possible – in fact each protein powder has between 4-8 ingredients, and it is subtly sweetened with cane sugar, instead of stevia.
I was really curious to see how these protein powders would taste. Can you really have a great tasting protein powder with only 4 ingredients? I had to try all the flavors to find out!
Vega Protein Made Simple comes in four flavors: Vanilla, Dark Chocolate, Strawberry Banana and Caramel Toffee.
My Honest Review
If you follow my Instagram, you would have seen my IG stories where my kids and I made a smoothie with the Vanilla protein powder. The vanilla flavor of the protein powder is good, but this protein powder is not super sweet. It is very lightly sweetened, so definitely keep that in mind when making a smoothie. If you like a sweeter smoothie, feel free to add more fruit or even dates.
We also made a Strawberry Banana Smoothie using the, you guessed it, Strawberry Banana Protein Powder. The flavor of this protein powder was even better! The kids and I really liked this one! The strawberry flavor is the most pronounced with a more subtle banana flavor.
My favorite flavor is the Dark Chocolate Protein Powder. As a chocoholic, I loved the dark, rich chocolate flavor. It was perfect in my Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie. The sweetness level of this protein powder was perfect for me too.
The other thing to note about this protein powder is that it doesn’t contain any emulsifiers, meaning that the protein powder won’t make the liquids it is mixed into thicker. So if you are making a smoothie, this smoothie won’t have a thick consistency. To thicken up the smoothie, I usually add more ice and also use milk instead of water, to make the smoothie creamy.
Now, for the Caramel Toffee flavor protein powder, I wanted to come up with a new recipe to test it out.
In a recent cooking class, I taught the ladies how to meal prep a few dishes, including overnight oats for breakfast.
Overnight oats are a great alternative to traditional hot cooked oatmeal. Instead of being cooked over the stove top, the oats are soaked in milk overnight, which allows the oats to absorb the liquid and soften.
Overnight oats usually do not contain any protein powder, but I think that for breakfast, we really need a protein source to help regulate blood sugar as well as help us feel full! So I like to add protein powder to my overnight oats.
This was the perfect recipe to try out the Caramel Toffee Protein Powder. The flavor of the protein powder adds so much flavor of the overnight oats. And what’s better than a breakfast that tastes like dessert!
A Protein Packed Breakfast
To make this quick and easy meal prepped breakfast, I mixed the Caramel Toffee Protein Powder with oats, chia seeds and milk.
Just leave this mixture in the fridge overnight to allow the oats to soften. The next day, before serving, I like to add more milk or water to get the consistency to be a little looser. I prefer it to be the consistency of thick pudding.
To finish up the overnight oats, I sliced up some sweet, fresh peaches and grabbed some 2% greek yogurt. Then I layered the overnight oats, yogurt and peaches in a large mason jar and topped it off with more sliced peaches.
The overnight oats were absolutely delicious! I love the deep caramel flavor of the oats, contrasted with the bright, sweetness of the peaches and the subtle tang of the greek yogurt. It’s such a wonderful summery breakfast, because you don’t have to cook anything and it is cool and refreshing too.
An Easy Breakfast On-The-Go
This make-ahead breakfast would be perfect for busy week days. You could make the overnight oats in individual mason jars and have any toppings placed on top of the oats, or bring them in a separate container. Then top the overnight oats when you’re ready to eat.
You can eat the overnight oats straight from the fridge, or, I like to take the mason jar out of the fridge, and let it warm up on the kitchen counter for about 15 mins before eating.
You could also use your favorite toppings on the overnight oats, as well as use different flavored protein powders. Coming up with different flavor combinations is a great way to keep meals interesting. Here are a few flavor combos for overnight oats that I like:
- Vanilla Overnight Oats with Chai Spice, Dried Apricots and Pistachios
- Chocolate Overnight Oats with Coconut Shavings and Fresh Berries
- Strawberry Overnight Oats with Sliced Bananas and a drizzle of Almond Butter
The possibilities are endless!
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A perfect meal prep breakfast, packed with protein, complex carbs and so delicious from the Vega Made Simple Caramel Toffee protein powder.
- ½ cup old-fashioned oats
- ¾ – 1 cup milk of choice, e.g. dairy milk, almond milk, coconut milk
- 2 scoops (approx. 27g) Vega Protein Made Simple in Caramel Toffee
- 2 tsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp sweetener of choice, e.g. stevia, monkfruit sweetener, agave etc.
- Toppings: fresh peaches, greek yogurt
In a large bowl, whisk the milk of choice and protein powder till the protein powder is fully dissolved.
Add in the oatmeal, chia seeds and sweetener of choice. Mix thoroughly.
Transfer to an airtight container or Mason jar. Seal tightly and refrigerate overnight.
Before eating, you can add more milk to loosen the overnight oats. Then top with your favorite toppings such as sliced fresh peaches, and a dollop of greek yogurt. Enjoy!
Tip: You can eat the Overnight Oats cold, room temperature, or even heat it up in the microwave before eating.