Vega Bites into the Snack Game
Vega is known for their Vegan Sports Nutrition Game, and they have done a pretty amazing job throwing down the plant-based gauntlet in many of the professional sports that are dominated by the vegan athlete movements. From Ultra Marathons to CrossFit you can find them with their booths and sponsorships spreading the good word of the bird seed.
Recently, they have released a food-based snack called Vega Sport Energy Bites. They are mostly date and cashew butter based snacks high in carbs, low in sugar (relatively) and keep the calories under ~200 for a snack sized portion. They all contain at least 2g of MCT oil as well.
These are great for the trail, long rides or races, and could even be used as a snack option before a workout on the way to the gym or the like if you are down with the carbs.
Check out all the highlights below.
Price – $7.99 (directly from Vega)
Serving Size – 2 Bites
Servings Per Containers – ~4
Product Nutrition Info:
- Calories – 180
- Total Fat 9g
- Saturated Fat – 4.5g
- Trans Fat – 0g
- Cholesterol – 0mg
- Sodium – 50mg
- Total Carbohydrate – 21g
- Dietary Fiber – 3g
- Total Sugars – 8g
- Added Sugars – 0g
- Protein – 3g
Ingredients for Coconut Cashew:
- INGREDIENTS: DATE PASTE, CASHEW BUTTER, OAT FLOUR, INULIN (FROM CHICORY ROOT), ROLLED OATS MEDIUM CHAIN TRIGLYCERIDES FROM COCONUT OIL, COCONUT FLAKES QUINOA CRISPS, CACAO NIBS, CHIA SEEDS, FLAXSEEDS, SUNFLOWER LECITHIN, SEA SALT, NATURAL FLAVORS, ROSEMARY EXTRACT (FOR FRESHNESS). CONTAINS CASHEWS AND COCONUT. MANUFACTURED IN A FACILITY THAT ALSO PROCESSES PEANUTS, MILK, SOY, EGG AND OTHER TREE NUTS. MAY CONTAIN NUT SHELL PIECES.
Vega’s Product Highlights:
- Bite-sized fuel to help power your workout (without weighing you down)
- Purposefully formulated with real food ingredients
- 2g MCT (medium chain triglycerides) oil from coconut
- New to MCT oil? Try one bite and build to a serving from there. We recommend that you don’t exceed two bites (one serving)
- 21g simple and complex carbohydrates from premium sources, like dates and oats
- Gym-bag-ready resealable packet, easy to take with you on-the-go
- 0g added sugar*
- No artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners
- Delicious, brand-new flavors: Coconut Cashew, Espresso Hazelnut, and Peanut Butter Banana
- Peanut Butter Banana
- Espresso Hazlenut
- Coconut Cashew