|Way to always start our day/workout--- coffee was fab--worth the wait of the sloooow pour…courtesy of Miir.|
CLIF BARS, HONEY STINGERS, POWER BAR, SETTON FARMS PISTACHIO CHEWY BITES, GOOD TO GO
We schedule an Outdoor Retailer day--- with strategic pass-byes of the well stocked CLIF booth---
|Clif offerings include Bloks-gel are like oversized gummy bears-made of less artificial stuff though (95% organic)+w/ electrolytes-the caffeine ones are staples during hot summer months...|
Chia is REALLY a staple food substance- with protein+fiber…not just a ch-ch-ch Chia PET.
|the cat---maybe wondering where all the yummy treats went-though she still has her Greenies. Instantly devoured-this constitutes an entreé for our dinner-the Berry Pomegranate Chia Bars…and the new flavor of a Clif bar classic=Nuts and Seeds-with organic oats+ almonds, peanut butter, sunflower+pumpkin seeds. Nifty balance of sweet+salty---we think bar food like these bars should replace the stale pretzels-maybe the Clif minis.|
It's kinda filling too…so one bar definitely fills the need for a satisfying afternoon snack. Winter worthy…when it seems stomachs can handle heartier treats.
Lesson learned-pack a high protein bar---and Clif Builder's makes the best tasting ones probably because the ingredients are real.
The latest flavor Chocolate Hazelnut…in BUILDERS size-has 20 grams of protein (from soy)- also belongs in tasty department (our fav-is Chocolate Mint)-with zero trans fat, no high fructose corn syrup, or partially hydrogenated oils----that yech-are found in a slew of its competitors.
Texture wise-it is chewy and easily eaten-no need for a gallon of fluids to down it…and one bar with carbs and vitamins in the mix-is a complete nutritional post workout must---AND a lot more portable than the protein drinks.
Spartan obstacle races-and the Boston Marathon-which will enable us to lighten our race belt load---w/ Clif energy gels on the race course/water stations. YAY.
|caffeine from kola nut extract-about ¼-⅓ cup coffee-Ginsting has Siberian ginseng w/ dark flavored honey as main ingredient-|
Another staple for endurance events---like cross country ski jaunts, long course triathlons and year round runs of 15+ miles=Honey Stinger gels that have the fast acting energy of natural organic honey without the headache we can sometimes get from sugar…a tip read about on a Runner's World forum.
|Chocolate energy gel-has caffeine from green tea extract is sweet-organic tapioca syrup+organic honey+chocolate|
|Classic Gold is our go to -95% honey. Before discovering these -we poured Honey Stinger honey in tiny plastic bags---got messy though.|
|these can equal dessert---these cookie like wafers-Power Bars are better than Nabisco's usuals as the glucose/fructose 2:1 ratio aka PowerBar C2MAX dual source energy blend-deliver more oomph for muscles than glucose alone|
|this is our idea of a meal-easy and fast and with real ingredients-no artificial anything…the 1 year old GOOD TO GO gourmet worthy line of dehydrated food=impressive. 2 serving size=$9.75- $10.75 |
Nice packaging too…also one serving sizes available.
|so impressive-this pancake set-up drew the faithful crowds---and smelled great- though we cannot eat food like this without slipping into a carb coma.|