Ramping up outdoor activities for the racing season-efforts to eat well---fall into the efforts to fuel well category-as often as not. And we can think of hundreds of things we would rather be doing than using time to shop/cook/eat...
Helping us go the distance-FAST-post workout and after a race (versus the often sketchy finish line food)…Clif Bars Builder's Bars contain easy to digest, tasty sums of muscle repairing protein (the primary source-soy)-something we struggle to get enough of…plus 15- 23 vitamins/minerals (depending on flavor) in meaningful amounts.
Authentic tastes-just like everything with Clif Bar on the label - it's helpful that the ingredients are pronounceable. Plus-be rewarded with he just right amount of sweetness -from mostly organic-and certainly real natural sources (beet juice, organic brown rice, cane sugar)-that are low glycemic (no sugar rush headache).
Three sizes…snack size with 10grams of protein, 'regular'-20grams of protein and the practically a meal replacement- Builder's Max-30grams of "TriBuild™protein-(Soy, Whey Isolate Proteins, Casein)---our go to size choice after a long bout of exercise…because it's satisfies our hunger needs without knocking us out. (Think pasta paralysis).
|Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough…wrapper-go through bars so fast-thos is the last evidence ---till our next order|
There's not a flavor we don't like---with Builder's Max choices of Caramel Peanut (with organic peanuts), Chocolate Mint and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough(organic cocoa)---available now (390 calories).
ALL are somewhat akin to eating dessert BUT without the guilt . The texture too-has just the right amount of chew/swallow-ability---which other, too sludgy protein bars do not share.
Other Cli Bar Builder's sizes have more flavor choices-also made without artificial sweeteners, or chemically derived preservatives.
We tried the Orange Blossom (12 packets/$27) energy chews too- that delivered just the right amount of 'kick' before a swim workout-without any stomach problems but quelling down any hunger pains. The texture and taste were excellent-think soft gummy bear-ish---they're also gluten free as well as composed of 95% organic specs. Per serving- also delivers 100% RDA Vitamin C.
More importantly for us-though- energy deliverance-immediate and lasting-a must. We felt an immediate surge-probably because the organic honey delivers help, super fast. Organic tapioca syrup, organic evaporated cane juice and organic grape juice concentrate- also provide sweetness-and longer lead time headache free energy-which when we train-tends to 'fuel' for 40-45 minutes hard effort.
Kid sizes in the chews as well (70 calories/packet)...
Lastly from Honey Stinger-we had a Rocket Chocolate Energy Bar (190 calories)--with 5grams protein-non-GMO soy, and 30% honey-was just enough to stave off a 4PM nap for a few hours. We don't look to energy bars for exercise energy…but as mini-meals-and with 23 minerals/vitamins-certainly waayy better than a handful of pretzels. Just the right amount of authentic chocolate taste-semi-sweet chocolate chips and crunch (rice crisps, almonds) 15 bars/$27.75