Disclaimer: In exchange for this review, I received a box of Vega Sport Recovery Accelerator. All views expressed here are my own.
How do you #fuelyourbetter?
I have been wanting to try Vega Sport Recovery Accelerator for a while now…but never got around to actually doing it. Typical. Anyway, when the opportunity appeared in my inbox to review the product (through my ambassadorship with Sweat Pink), I took it!
I was so excited to try the Recovery Accelerator because 1) I am lacking in the post-workout fuel department and 2) I love Vega products because they are plant based.
After a hard, sweaty run in the park last week, I came home and immediately prepared the Vega Sport Recovery Accelerator. All you do is add the packet of powder to 12 oz of cold water and mix. Some of the powder separates so keep a spoon handy or use a straw to periodically remix the drink.
It was exactly what I wanted and what my body needed after a run. It has a refreshing taste, and you can barely tell it’s a powdered drink. I gulped it down! The mixture contains plant-based ingredients that replenish electrolytes, reduce inflammation and muscle pain, and support immune system function, all to help reduce recovery time between workouts. As with the best recovery products, the mixture follows the 4:1 carbohydrates to protein ratio that is proven to increase muscle glycogen re-synthesis (fancy speak for “repair your muscles”) after a workout.
I will definitely be sticking with this product because….
1) It is super easy and quick to make
2) You can stash it in any bag, and add it to any water bottle post workout, or even post race
3) It tastes good – I’m just not going to eat/drink things I don’t like
4) It is vital to fitness to fuel post-workout, and this is a really easy way to do it
I do want to add that this is not a meal replacement. It’s important to have fuel (4:1 carbohydrates to protein) in the 20-30 minutes following a workout, and this product is perfect for that. But I did follow up with a meal, because it contains a mere 80 calories. Below are the nutrition facts and ingredient list if you’re interested.
If you’re like me and need something that is easy, tasty, and mobile, then this could be perfect you. I am giving my all during this marathon training, and I can afford for anything to hold me back. Vega Sport Recovery Accelerator will be helping me fuel my better. I can’t afford not to!
If you give it a try, let me know what you think!