What makes this woman think she can speak among men? Because only Spartan women give birth to real men.
Hope everyone had a great hump day! I had an amazing day - signed up for the warrior dash in May, went to kickboxing class and it's already over halfway to the weekend! I had so much energy today I blew through my kickboxing class with the high endurance moves for the full hour. Don't you love those days?
As mentioned before, Monday I was sent my amazing package from Erica at LÄRABAR to review four of their amazing energy bars. Miss that post? Here is how excited I was.
The thing I loved most about these bars was the fact that you can literally count the ingredients on one of your hands. They are made from fresh ingredients, are gluten, dairy and soy free, vegan and kosher. What more could you ask from an energy bar? You will be blown away with how moist each of them are too. I noticed all four of the bars they sent me contained dates... I see a new grocery item to add to my shopping list! I got all of these photos from their website, definitely check it out!
First on my list was Cherry Pie. This was by far my favorite bar. It was moist and literally tasted like thanksgiving in your mouth. Amazingly it is made from only almonds, unsweetened cherries and dates.
Next up was Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip. I shared this with my boss (since I am not much of a chocolate lover). Surprisingly I ate more of this bar than her! The nuts really stood out in this bar. It contained only salt, chocolate chips, peanuts and dates!
Chris scarfed this bar down one night while we were in bed. He let me have one nibble though. I was really impressed. It tasted exactly like banana bread. For all of you that love eating a slice of banana bread in the morning but don't have the time to make it stock up on these! They are made from dates, unsweetened bananas and almonds. Delicious.
Last, but not least, was the coconut cream pie. I was a little weary about this bar. I didn't know what to expect. It tastes exactly like an almond joy candy bar minus the chocolate. But don't let that stop you from dipping the bar in some melted chocolate. This was a dream come true for all chocolate haters! This had the most ingredients of the four. The five (i know!) ingredients were almonds, dates, unsweetened coconut, cashews and organic extra virgin coconut oil.
I also thought of some fun ways you could eat LÄRABAR everyday. You could crumble it and add to your oatmeal or yogurt. You could break it and add to your trailmix. You could even cut it in fours, roll into balls and dip in chocolate. The possibilities are endless! *These reviews are based on my own opinions!
This was my breakfast and lunch. Am I the only one who packs ketchup to bring to the office? Hello co-workers - please stock the fridge with some ketchup! I will love you forever if you do! I had another black bean burger with hummus and greens, a banana and some tangerines (not pictured) for a snack and a LÄRABAR for breakfast. Tonight's dinner is turkey chili. The easiest dinner meal possible because I think I used up the last of today's energy writing this post and in kickboxing class.
I am off to eat a big bowl of chili and watch Top Chef. Hope you have a great night!
Have you heard of the Warrior Dash? I am going to have to write a post dedicated to this! I was so excited my amazing friends decided to sign up with me! Have you ever tried LARABARs? What is your favorite energy bar? I think I am going to try to make these homemade! With only 4-5 ingredients I can't screw up too bad huh?