Whether you’re on the run, on the trail or on the road, it’s not always easy to find something to eat as a vegan if you’re not prepared. Over the years, through much trial and error, I have found that it is always easiest to grab some sort of granola or energy bar before I leave the house. They’re always clutch when you’ve been running around all day and there isn’t a vegan-friendly meal or even snack in sight. However, usually on the verge of starvation, I will scarf the thing down and then still be looking for something else to eat.
Let’s face it. When you walk down the energy/granola bar aisle at the grocery store, it can be very overwhelming. In America, many times we’re provided with more options than we really need. Too many options = HARDER DECISION. In the case of our grocery trip here, if someone is standing next to you in the aisle while you are hemming and hawing about bars, they most likely think you are flat out crazy. There’s a good chance that, at this point, you have 10 bars in your hands and, like me, you’re reading all of the ingredients trying to settle on one.
Allow me to speed up this decision making process for you. Introducing, EcoTrek Fitness Whole Food Bars! From founder and personal trainer, Cari Draft, the EcoTrek Fitness Bar proves big things come in small packages. At only 195 calories and 10 grams of protein per serving, this bar should soon become your next best friend to bring on every hike, car ride or just long day out on the go.
Cari was kind enough to send me some of these to taste test. Although I only communicated with her through email, I could tell right away how passionate and energetic she is about her product. I really couldn’t wait to try one for myself. The great thing about these bars is that you can eat them pretty much whenever you want. You don’t have to be working out. Keep in mind though, they are low in calorie and I don’t think they are meant to replace regular meals. I do know that I wasn’t looking for an additional snack right after eating one of these, as I had in the past. One of these bars and a bottle of water…and you are re-energized, friends!
Cari created three perfect flavors in my opinion. You’ve got Dark Chocolate Raspberry, Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter, and Dark Chocolate Toasted Coconut.
Chocolate and coconut and chocolate and peanut butter are my two favorite flavor combinations on the face of the Earth, and I don’t think many of you will disagree with me.
Well, I have to say that she really nailed the flavor on these bars. The toasted coconut really pops as soon as you take your first bite and along with the chocolate, you almost feel like you’re eating candy. That goes the same across the board for the other flavors as well. They are also really light and airy. Some bars out on the market are so densely packed that eating one is a workout all in itself. Eat enough of those other bricks and your jaws will be flexing in the mirror.
Here’s the genius in Cari’s creation. Go to the Nutrition Facts and check out all of the nutrition that is jam packed in these. You would have no idea that in each bite you’re getting all of the nutritional benefits of acai, mangosteen, and spinach just to name a few.
To make a long story short, EcoTrek Fitness Whole Food Bars are delicious, nutritious and VEGAN-friendly, most importantly. The balance of flavor and nutrition make these some of the best bars I’ve tasted yet. Thanks to Cari for this amazing product! Head over to Shop EcoTrek Bars, place your order and tell Cari what you think on her Facebook page FitGirlCari!
In order to enter the giveaway and win your free sample pack of EcoTrek Fitness Bars, just follow the link below and like EcoTrekBars, FitGirlCari and Guys Go Vegan on Facebook. You’ll get one (1) entry for each like. For an added bonus, tweet this offer (through the link) out to all your followers for an additional two (2) entries per day. Good luck!
The giveaway will start 12 a.m. Monday 1/13/14 and end 12 a.m. 1/20/2014
CLICK HERE FOR THE ECOTREK FITNESS GIVEAWAY!