Aduna

Aduna is an Africa-inspired health food brand and social business. Their mission is to bring you the natural vitality of Africa’s ancient ingredients, while creating sustainable livelihoods for small-scale producers.

Aduna has a range of products that are packed full of African ‘super-ingredients’ include the extraordinary Baobab fruit, Moringa leaf and Super-Cacao. These awesome ingredients can be found and bought as pure powders, which would be ideal for boosting smoothies, food and drinks.

If you check out the Aduna website you will be able to find a host of recipes using the super-ingredients, like this banana bread with chocolate-peanut butter swirl:

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You can also enjoy the super-ingredients as raw energy bars, made entirely from cold-pressed fruit and nuts- brilliant as a mid morning or afternoon snack. The packaging for the bars is almost as awesome as the bar inside- super smart, clear to read and even has a gold sticker! Check out the range of bars:

aduna.pngAfter trying the bars myself, although I loved the variety available, and the unusual superfood ingredients, I did find them a little dense- which is fine if you are really hungry and looking for something to fill a gap, but as I often munch on a bar quickly post training, I found them a little too heavy. However, that hasn’t stopped me from enjoying the bars, and it seems to be a quality of the bars that loads of people really love.

Head to the Aduna website, or one of the Aduna stockists, to buy your own!

I have enjoyed the bars in a different way. For example, instead of having them as a quick bite after training, I have found that a great way to enjoy the bars is chopped up and added to cereal, or smoothie bowls. Their superfood ingredients add an awesome boost to breakfast! You could chop up a bar, and add it to this incredible purple smoothie bowl (recipe available on the Aduna website):

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If the taste, and superfood elements of the Aduna products aren’t enough to get you to try them, then the social impact that Aduna has is incredible, and surely will. Check out this video to learn about how boabab production can change and impact a rural community in Africa:

For more information shoot us a message, head to Instagram (@trainandchew or @glb_racewalk) or head to the Aduna website where you can buy their products or find out more!

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PinnerTest

PinnerTest is a New Generation food intolerance lab test. All that the test requires is a couple of drops of blood. The sample is then analysed in order to detect food intolerance’s.

According to the manufacturer’s, the PinnerTest is the most accurate Food Intolerance test in the world.

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What are food intolerance’s? 

Food intolerance’s occur when individuals are unable to fully digest certain types of food. The lack of complete digestion results in foreign particles circulating in the blood stream. The immune system tries to fight against the foreign particles and this can result in inflammation. Inflammation can result in discomfort, and disease if left.

Food intolerance’s are not the same as food allergies. Food allergies are rare, affecting only 2% of the population. Food allergies vary in severity, but in the most extreme cases, when a certain food is eaten, the food allergy can cause an immune response in the whole body which is potentially fatal. In food intolerance’s, eating a certain food will not kill you, but symptoms can be lifelong and uncomfortable.

Why get a PinnerTest? 

If left, food intolerance’s can cause people to get ill and gain weight. A lack of serotonin has been suggested to be the causal factor in food intolerance. Check out this post for more information about the link between food, depression and weight gain: https://allergyanddepression.com/2013/01/23/its-all-about-the-serotonin/

Food intolerance symptoms can be easily prevented by avoiding or reducing certain foods. By taking the test you will be able to find out which foods you should avoid, and therefore will hopefully have the knowledge to help yourself feel better.

Ordering a PinnerTest: 

Ordering the PinnerTest is simple and can be done online: https://pinnertest.com/.

Once you have ordered your test it will arrive in less than a week. In fact, my package that was delivered internationally arrived in less than 2 days! Once the pack arrives, you will find a small package, with an information booklet and an instructions sheet.

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Once you have read the information, the test process is simple.

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In the PinnerTest box you will receive an instruction sheet, which looks something like this:

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The procedure is really straightforward, and for me the test took less than 5 minutes. All that was required was a tiny prick at the tip of my finger, which I did with this lancet:

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Then, I dabbed a couple of drops of blood onto the sample sheet. That was all that was required for the test.

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The test came in a sterilized package- so no worries there either!

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Before sending off the sample I completed the consent form that came with the test and packaged everything into a neat envelope ready for postage- super easy via UPS: https://www.ups.com/gb/en/Home.page.

I am now looking forward to receiving the easy to understand report!  The report will clearly show which foods I should avoid and which are ok.

The foods in the red column represent of the report are the foods that the test taker can’t digest, and those are the PinnerTest Food Intolerances. Here is an example of the report:

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Here are some FAQ’s that I thought were really helpful in deciding whether or not to go ahead with the PinnerTest:

  • Is going to a lab necessary to perform the Pinnertest?
    • No, it is an at home finger prick test. Really simple, pain free and required only a tiny plaster afterwards. No bruising and the bleeding stopped really quickly. Finger prick.jpg
  • How do I prick my finger?
    • The company provide you with 2 lancets in the kit. This is the lancet:

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  • How much blood is necessary?
    • 3-4 drops of blood is placed on the collection pad that is included in the kit. I was worried that I would not be able to get that much blood out of my fingers, but it was easy using the Lancet. If you have trouble, then you can prick two fingers- using separate Lancets.
  • Does the test look for a permanent or temporary food intolerance?
    • PinnerTest is a test for permanent food intolerance.
  • Does the test look for allergies?
    • No, PinnerTest do not test for allergies, only food intolerance’s.
  • How many foods are tested for?
    • PinnerTest is a test that compares a blood sample against 200 different foods.
  • Will any medication show up in the result?
    • No, PinnerTest only test for food intolerance.
  • Does the test diagnose anything?
    • No, PinnerTest only provide the list of foods that test takers are permanently intolerant to.
  • How long does it take to receive results?
    • Results are emailed 7-10 days (excluding weekends and holidays) after the sample has been received. I haven’t yet had my results- but I am very interested to see what is found.
  • Do the company pay for shipping?
    • Yes,  as part of the fee for the test, shipping both ways is covered (with a tracking number). Although international orders do not receive a shipping tag, the company do cover the cost of shipments- as long as they are under $20, and not express.
  • Does PinnerTest ship internationally?
    • Yes, as mentioned above they also pay for shipping both ways (with tracking number)
  • How old should a person be to take the test?
    • 18 months and older.

If you would like to find out more about Pinnertest, then be sure to check out social media:

Instagram – @pinnertestusa with #pinnertest

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/ThePinnertestUSA/ with #pinnertest

Twitter – @Pinnertest_USA #pinnertest 

Easiest Ever Chia Pudding

As much as we all seem to love Chia pudding, if eaten on its own it often fails to satisfy, and personally, I find it feels a little like eating frogspawn. However, I have been experimenting with this supposed superfood pud and I think I have come up trumps 🙂

Which is great because chia seeds are amazing as they are packed with fibre, health omega fatty acids, potassium, and magnesium. What is more, chia seeds are great for boosting energy and endurance, and can help to regulate digestion and metabolism.

To make my chia pudding, I combine chia seeds with oats which not only stops my chia pudding from being quite so reminiscent of frogspawn, but also amps it up in terms of how filling it is, and in terms of how much energy it provides- really important if you are active and are looking for a breakfast (or snack) to fuel you for the day ahead.

To really make my chia and oat pudding taste amazing I love to mix in some frozen berries, and top it off with coconut yogurt, nuts and raisins, seeds and an obligatory dollop of nut butter.

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To make the above chia and oat pudding you will need:

  • 1/2 old fashioned cup oats
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup milk (dairy or plant based both work well)
  • 1/4 cup frozen berries
  • Toppings of your choice- here I used coconut yogurt, nuts, seeds, granola and nut butter

Combine all of the ingredients (bar the toppings) and leave for at least a couple of hours, or overnight in the fridge. When you are ready for your breakfast, or for your snack then remove the pudding from the fridge, top with your favorite things and enjoy!

Let us know if you have any great chia pudding recipe ideas as we would love to hear them!

Choc Chip Banana Bread Muffins

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Muffins that are seriously delicious, easy to make, and just happen to be free of gluten, dairy and refined sugars! Read on so you can make your own!

So, after browsing on Instagram, and seeing so many phenomenal banana bread posts (like those from @amandafitlife and @rachelmansfield), I was inspired to give it a go myself!

As most of the banana bread recipes I came across contained eggs, refined sugars, dairy, grains, gluten or a mixture of all of these things, I wanted to try and come up with a recipe that was free of all of them!

This recipe is not only super simple but also requires very few ingredients. This is always important to me because when I want to bake I don’t want to have to go out and spend loads on getting the things that I need.

Anyway, this is the recipe that I came up with….

This recipe will make 10 mini muffins. If you want to make bigger muffins then go ahead, but remember that you may only be able to make around 4-5- if you want more, or want to make a large loaf then I would suggest that you double the ingredients. Happy Baking!

Ingredients:

  • 1 large ripe banana mashed
  • 2 tbsp + 2 tsp nut or seed butter of choice (I used Meridian smooth almond butter in mine)
  • 1 vegan egg (I used the egg substitute mix from NEAT foods)
  • 1 tsp liquid sweetener (Optional- I didn’t use any in my mini muffins)
  • 1 tsp melted coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp coconut flour (I used Sukrin coconut flour)
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp + 2tsp chocolate chips or chocolate chunks (I made chocolate chunks with Eating EVOLVED dark choc bar)
  • 2 tbsp seeds/ dried fruit etc (I used pumpkin seeds)

To make the muffins all you need to do is combine all of the ingredients (ensure well combined!) Then place a spoonful into muffin cases and put into a muffin tray.

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Once ready, bake your mini muffins for about 20 minutes, or until golden.

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Then devour!!

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Jackson’s Honest Chips

Jackson’s Honest Potato Chips are super simple, but taste divine! They have been carefully made, and slowly cooked with coconut oil so that they are seriously crunchy, amazingly flavorful and actually good for us!

What is even better is that Jackson’s Honest have ensured that their potato chips are suitable for vegan’s, and people following a paleo (or other grain free) diet. So everyone can enjoy their chips!

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Check out the range of flavors of chips above!

The chips- according to Jackson’s Honest:

With more than 7,000 years of cultivation heritage to call upon, the humble potato, born as it was in the Andes Mountains, takes on an entirely new flavor when married to organic coconut oil and salt from ancient sea beds. With 4,000 years of documented historical use as a food, coconut oil is the perfect partner to this root vegetable; it brings out the earthy and balanced flavor of the potato while the subtle minerals in sea salt bring a touch of umami.

I tried out the sea salt, purple heirloom, barbeque and sweet potato chips– and I loved them all! I think in terms of flavor the barbeque chips won!

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What Jackson’s Honest say about their BBQ chips:

Central to any good barbeque is time and patience. Our low and slow potato chip cooking method brings out all the subtle flavors in our BBQ spice. We invented a ‘low and slow’ cooking method for our coconut oil potato chips that allows the savory potato to work in harmony with the tangy but sweet spice blend we created for these chips.

However,  in terms of crunch, taste, and chip satisfaction they were all equal winners!

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The Purple Heirloom potato chips made by Jackson’s Honest were an excellent snack by the pool! I loved them dipped in some nut butter (you can just about see the little box of PB in this photo!) IMG_1692

Just look at the color of the purple chips! Absolutely awesome 😀 Apparently, the chips have that intense purple color because they contain the same antioxidants as blueberries!

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I loved using the sea salt potato chips as sandwiches for dates with some creamy nut butter (because why not!) The sea salt chips also made for the ideal nacho base, and I loved using them as spoons for hummus and other yummy dips!

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The potato chips come in different sizes. Either they come in one serving size bags, or in bigger share bags. I loved taking the one serving bags, like this one above, with me on picnics and to the beach. Whilst the bigger share bags were great to have with friends, or to munch my way through during a film.

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The sweet potato chips were slightly sweet, yet a little salty- making for the ideal nut butter and berry spoon. Above is one of the sweet potato chips loaded with some creamy homemade peanut butter- it was ready and waiting to have a raspberry added!

A great aspect of the sweet potato chips is that just 15 of them contain more than 100% of the RDA of vitamin A! Absolutely awesome additional benefit for a chip!

I can’t tell you enough how tasty the chips from Jackson’s Honest are, but they are seriously some of the best (if not the best) potato chips I have ever eaten. Ok, so they are a bit pricey- but they are so much better than standard chips, and actually have health benefits, so, spend a little and go and get some to try! They are available in select stores, or you can purchase them online from the Jackson’s Honest site: https://www.jacksonshonest.com/apps/store-locator

 

Artisan Tropic Chips

Artisan Tropic is a family business that is fueled by a passion for healthy living and good food. Following illness in the family, the founders of Artisan Tropic came to realize how important nutrition is for health. The family wanted to share this with the world, and as a result, Artisan Tropic was born.

Artisan Tropic sells a variety of plantain and cassava chip strips that are super simple in their ingredients, but absolutely delicious! Their flavor range includes: naturally sweet, cinnamon, plain and sea salt. I loved them all.

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Can’t complain with plantain chips that big!

The plantain strips are made with three ingredients or less, and contain no preservatives or artificial flavors. The strips are awesomely crunchy and naturally sweet so that they make for a super healthy snack or side dish. I loved using the naturally sweet, and sea salt varieties as scoops for nut butters, guacamole, and hummus. I also loved munching on the cinnamon and naturally sweet plantain strips with my breakfast smoothie.

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I also loved them as a Saturday night movie snack on their own drizzled with some chocolate sauce!

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Or with some extra cereal, and even more chocolate sauce!

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You can buy the Artisan Tropic plantain strips from their website, here is the link: https://artisan-tropic.myshopify.com

The Artisan Tropic cassava strips also contain only three ingredients, and again have no preservatives or artificial flavors. The cassava strips taste awesome, similar to a potato chip, but with more flavour! Also, as cassava is more fibrous than a potato, they provide a more filling snack experience. I loved using the natural and sea salt cassava strips as dip scoops, and also really enjoyed using them as an alternative to tortilla chips for nachos!

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You can buy the Artisan Tropic cassava strips from their website, here is the link: https://artisan-tropic.myshopify.com

All of the Artisan Tropic strips that are available are also non-GMO, gluten-free, vegan and paleo certified- making them an ideal snack for all, including those on restricted or special diets.

For more ideas on how to enjoy the plantain and cassava strips check out the Artisan Tropic blog! Click here for 4 more awesome ways. 

 

 

The Natural Citizen- Organic Digest

The Natural CitizenOrganic Digest is a smoothie booster with a difference. It helps our digestive systems reboot thanks to a range of natural fibers, and it also helps to make smoothies rich, thick and filling- perfect!

The Natural Citizen makes an awesome range of smoothie boosters. I tried out their ‘Organic Digest‘- which is designed to help heal our digestive systems! The plantilicious smoothie booster combines gluten-free fiber from oats and Jerusalem artichoke, omega fatty acids from chia seeds, and the soothing support of Aloe vera, and as a result the Organic Digest can naturally support regularity and digestion.

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Check out the little chia seeds in the powder!

I really like how The Natural Citizen always steer clear of any added flavors and other “extras”- because it ensures that the booster will do you good!

Each serving of Organic Digest:

  • Provides 5g whole food fiber
  • Contains organic Jerusalem artichoke, chia seed, oat fiber, Aloe vera
  • Is certified organic, vegan and gluten free
  • Contains ingredients that are non-GMO and allergen free
  • Contains no added flavors or other “extras”

Organic Digest is a smoothie booster with a difference. The powder is pretty flavorless (which I like) as it ensures that I can add it to any of my smoothies without worrying about it affecting the flavor. Actually, Organic Digest does have a slightly sweet flavor which comes from the oat fiber and so if anything, the powder tastes similar to oatmeal- which is always good in my books! The powder was an awesome addition to my banana, kale and cacao smoothies as the oaty flavor helped to really intensify the other flavors!

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A great aspect of the Organic Digest powder that I loved is that it can thicken smoothies! I loved it because it helped me to create an incredible texture- making my morning smoothies that little bit more filling. The chia seeds also helped add a little extra texture- which I think is always good.

IMG_8686I always love to finish my smoothies off with a little bit of chocolate!

I also loved adding a spoonful of Organic Digest  powder to my banana ice cream, my oatmeal, and even to my banana and oatmeal cookies!

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You can add your Organic Digest to oats, like @rachaelsgoodeats did here!   

The recipe for @RachaelsGoodEats oats is on The Natural Citizen’s blog, and the link is here: Link to recipe for ‘Blackberry, Coconut and Zucchini bread oats’

A really lovely additional benefit of getting your smoothie boosters from The Natural Citizen is that you will be helping others! Every purchase results in The Natural Citizen covering the cost of three meals through donations to reputable charities. Which is really important because over 1 billion people around the globe are living with hunger. At the moment the Three for All scheme is only in the USA, but I am sure that as The Natural Citizen grows they will help improve the lives of people all over the world!

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For more information about the Organic Digest powder, and to learn more about The Natural Citizen themselves, head to their website by clicking the links throughout this post, or by clicking here: WEBSITE . You can also follow them on Instagram, and check out their blog!

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Laiki

The creators of Laiki, Pradeep, Ennis, and Renata were brought together by their love of food. Laiki® Rice Crackers were born from their frustration that gluten-free crackers were all popped, puffed, or taste like cardboard. As a result they created a worry-free snack made from simple ingredients that was full of flavor and packed a satisfying crunch.

Laiki’s crackers taste amazing! Laiki make for excellent snacks any time of the day. I loved taking the small cracker packs with me to races to munch on throughout the day. I also loved using the crackers as little scoops for hummus!

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Laiki offer a variety of cracker options depending on the size of the cracker bag you are after. Check out the Laiki website to find out more about the cracker options.

Check out the nutrition facts of the small Laiki cracker packs here:

What is not to love?

I really enjoyed dipping my Laiki crackers in some peanut butter and sandwiching them with apple slices. But you could also try dipping them in chocolate- a recent addition to the Laiki Facebook page!

As mentioned Laiki crackers are made from Thai black and red rice which means the crackers are also packed with more nutrients and flavor than crackers made from white or brown rice. Literally the ingredient list is rice, oil and salt.

As a result of their simple ingredients, Laiki crackers are gluten free. In fact they are specially made in a dedicated facility and are ELISA tested for any presence of gluten with independent lab services so you can be 100% sure that the crackers do not contain any gluten. In addition, because the crackers only contain rice, oil and salt, they are vegan too.

To keep up to date with Laiki and to get your hands on great offers, head to the Laiki Facebook page: Laikiricecrackers 

Tribe

Tribe is a company that provides specialized Tribe Packs for people who want healthy snacks to fuel them through their activities. Tribe also hosts running events, and weekly get together runs in and around London. Take a look by clicking ‘here’ if you want to find out more!

Each Tribe Pack contains five nutrient-rich Tribe Snacks to help us all train stronger, and longer. There are three Tribe Packs on offer depending on what your goals are. You can choose what snacks are put into your Tribe Pack, and you can be sure that whatever you pick will be good for you, as all Tribe snacks contain no refined sugars, no artificial ingredients, and no sulphites. All of the Tribe snacks only the highest quality natural ingredients. To understand more about the Tribe Packs, and the science behind the snacks included check out the Tribe nutrition page on their website.

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I tried out the ‘Go The Distance’ Tribe Pack, which has been developed for people training for half marathons, tough mudders and 10km’s- Ideal for me! In my pack I got a range of Tribe Snacks to help boost my energy and recovery. Here I will show you a couple of the snack I received in the Tribe Pack, but make sure to check out the Train and Chew Instagram platform, Twitter feed and Facebook page for more information, and posts about Tribe and their great range of snacks!

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There are lots of Trail Mix’s on offer from Tribe. Check out their site for the full range. I was sent the Lauga Trail Mix in my Tribe Pack which combined cacao dusted seeds, nuts and raisins to create a great endurance boosting snack.

This trail mix was named after a mountain marathon in Iceland that Tribe’s Guy ran in 2011. The mix was built for tough adventures, and is packed with good fats, protein, fibre & carbohydrate. Natural source of vitamin E, which helps defend cells from oxidative stress.

I enjoyed sprinkling the pack over my morning smoothie bowl to give it a great crunch, and healthy fat and protein boost.

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Check out the mix of nuts, seeds and raisins in the Lauga mix:

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There is research to suggest that distance runners can benefit from taking in fats (like those in the Lauga Trail Mix) for fuel- so I am more than happy to jump on that band wagon! For more interesting tips and nutrition facts head to the Tribe blog now! 

In my Tribe Pack I also received the Cacao Almond energy bar. It was dense, sweet and delicious! Combining only natural energy giving ingredients, I was able to really enjoy the bar knowing that it was doing my body good. The bar has fueled Tribe adventurers taking on ultras across Iceland, trans-Moroccan bike rides, and a 2000 mile triathlon- so it was great fuel for me on my long run this weekend! The cacao almond bar contains only 170 calories, but provides 20g carbohydrate for optimal energy, and is made with organic cacao and packed with antioxidants to help prevent oxidative stress. Brilliant!

You can buy Tribe Booster Packs from their website too. So, if you need more of their awesome snacks then make sure you head to the Boost Pack page!

Make sure to check out the Train and Chew Instagram platform, Twitter feed and Facebook page for more information, and posts about Tribe and their great range of snacks!

 

Perfect Bars

Perfect Bar is an awesome company that makes delicious and nutritious bars.

The company started thanks to Dr. Bud Keith who was: a health food guy before anyone said “health food.” In the mid-1960s, he opened one of the first gyms — Healthouse Gym and Juice Bar in Mission Beach, San Diego, CA. He knew that what we eat has a direct effect on how we feel. He worked with Jack LaLanne to help change the way people viewed health and fitness — and to share his belief that “whole foods are the only acceptable source of nourishment for your body.”

You can  check out a more detailed outline of the Perfect Bar story by heading to their site, or watching the video below:

Check out the Perfect Bar blog for even more information, and healthy living tips and tricks!

I tried out a sample pack of the Perfect Bars. So I got to try the entire range on offer! All the bars are packed with goodness, and contain no preservatives, additives, salt, coatings, refined sugar or any other synthetic additives. They are just delicious.

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FYI, the bars have to be kept refrigerated, or in the freezer because they are so fresh.

This worked fine for me, and in actual fact, I really enjoyed having one of the Perfect Bars straight out of the freezer because they were so refreshing when cold! However, you could easily warm the bars up in the microwave if you want a warm bar experience, or alternatively, just take a bar with you to work and by the time you want it, it will be perfectly thawed and ready to eat!

The first bar I tried was the carob chip Perfect Bar. It is a blend of creamy organic peanut butter, rich and velvety carob chips, Organic Honey and 20 expertly –hidden whole foods. Each bar contains:

  • 16G OF WHOLE FOOD PROTEIN
  • HIGH ENERGY
  • Over 20 ORGANIC SUPER FOODS
  • And, are NON-GMO and GLUTEN FREE

The carob chip Perfect Bar was a great addition to my post run breakfast, helping to replenish my energy stores, and keep my body working at its best. I loved the little carob chips which were sweet and seriously delicious- an ingredient that I am not used to, but will look out for it now!

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The Peanut Butter Perfect Bar is the bar that started it all. These bars are made from creamy peanut butter, organic honey and 20 expertly-hidden whole foods. The larger bar can be a delicious meal on the go, or if you are a me, a great snack, or addition to breakfast. As a result, these bars can be enjoyed wherever life takes you. And according to the makers, the ingredients are simple, wholesome and yes, perfect. You can get 8 of these awesome bars for just $20 from the Perfect Bar website– an absolute steal in my opinion!

Perfect Bar also make mini versions of two of their classic bars, and here is one such mini bar. This Peanut Butter mini bar was ideal as a quick bite after dinner, and was also a great little snack with some fruit mid-morning. You can get 20 of these bars for just $20 from the Perfect Bar website!

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Check out the awesome texture of the Peanut Butter perfect bar:

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You do not have to just eat the Perfect Bars on their own either. Be creative. There are loads of great ways to enjoy the Perfect Bars on their Instagram page. Just check out this stack of a peanut butter Perfect Bar with dark chocolate ‘hummus’, and fresh raspberry jam. Doesn’t it look incredible?! It was created by Tiffany from @nourishedbykale 

 

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I think, out of all the Perfect Bars I tried, my favorite was the Almond Butter bar. I loved the flavor, texture and nutrition profile. These also come in the mini size, so are ideal for any occasion. My favorite way to enjoy the Almond Butter bar was as a side to a bowl of banana and avocado chocolate mouse! I also loved the Almond Butter bar as a base to some of my favorite cheesecakes!

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Perfect Bar listened to its customers, and created a vegan friendly Perfect Bar. The vegan Perfect Bar is Almond Coconut flavor, and is just as delicious as all the other Perfect Bars. The vegan bar is made with 100% vegan ingredients, so no worries there. This bar combines creamy organic almond butter with naturally sweet organic dates (as opposed to honey), and is blended with yummy coconut and, just like the other bars, also contains 20 expertly-hidden whole foods.

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Perfect Bar also make a lighter version of their traditional bars for those wanting a lower calorie and lower fat snack bar. These bars are called ‘lite’ and come in two flavors: Almond Acai, and Cranberry Crunch. I really liked the crunchiness of these bars, and also enjoyed the fruity flavors.

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These lite Perfect Bars are great for when you want to lighten up, or just need a quick snack between meals- to be honest, these bars are great for any occasion. The lite bars are still made by blending together creamy peanut butter with organic honey, but they are also blended with organic dried fruits, naturally light crispy puffed rice and 20 expertly-hidden whole foods. These bars contain 35% fewer calories than the traditional Perfect Bars, but are still 100% incredible.

 

 

To keep up to date with Perfect Bar, and to get your hands on some of your own bars, head to their site now! You can also buy Perfect Bars from a number of retailers across the US, have a look on the Perfect Bar site to see if these awesome bars are stocked in a store near you!