A year or so ago, I gave up on protein bars. After 18 years in fitness and nutrition I had tried them all and was officially and completely burned out on bars. Sick of fake ingredients, disgusting chewy textures, too much sugar, sugar alcohols, nasty aftertastes, some made me feel bloated, some made me feel like I hadn’t eaten anything, some made me crave sugar. I was officially over them ALL and going for a real food snack if I needed to supplement my meals.
Then COVID hit and once again I had to figure out something I could bring to the gym and eat quickly between clients on my long days. I didn’t want to be touching weights then be eating something with my hands. I decided to start searching again. There had to be a bar out there with clean ingredients, balanced macros, that tasted decent and would fill me up without making me feel bloated or groggy. The hunt was officially on.
I had heard of Sakara before, but had never tried their protein bars. After reading ALL the reviews and looking into the ingredients, I decided to go for it and ordered the Super Bar Collection so I could try all of the flavors. I gave the Detox bar a try first. The bright green/blue color did not phase me, but the taste did. I would not recommend this flavor at all. I ended up throwing 3 of these bars away because I just couldn’t do it. Next, I tried the Beauty bar. It was okay. Not horrible, not great, I did end up finishing the 6 bars that came in the shipment, but I would not order them again.
Finally, I tried the Energy Super Bar and YES! I had found a protein bar I could get down with. Not only does this bar taste amazing…think dark chocolate, slightly salty, slightly sweet, but it also gave me a great little energy boost in the late afternoon without affecting my sleep. It wasn’t some crazy caffeine surge, I just felt more focused, energized and productive. Filled with only completely clean ingredients: L-Theanine, B12 and Theobromine for energy, dates for sweetness and hemp protein, these bars absolutely satisfy my need for a quick “in between session” snack, an afternoon energy boost and the delicious ease and convenience of a bar.
If you have given up on trying to find a truly clean, super yummy, filling protein bar too…give these a try babes! They have been a game changer for my afternoons. The texture, ingredients and taste are so far beyond what you’ve tried in the past. I’m obsessed and think once you try them, you will be too! xo
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