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Garden of Life & Raw Rev Protein Bars

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Garden of Life Raw Rev Protein Bars
Garden of Life & Raw Rev Protein Bars

I have more protein bars to share!

  1. Garden of Life Organic Fit High Protein Weight Loss Bar (Chocolate Covered Cherry)
  2. Raw Rev Glo (Mixed Nuts, Caramel & Sea Salt)

Garden of Life Organic Fit High Protein Weight Loss Bar (Chocolate Covered Cherry)

Garden of Life Cherry
Garden of Life Chocolate Covered Cherry

I’ve tried Garden of Life High Protein Weight Loss Bar before. At one point, I was addicted to them, haha. This time, I have Chocolate Covered Cherry. It’s a new flavor to me. This is what I think about it.

My Review:

These are the blandest protein bars out there. They don’t taste like what it’s called Chocolate Covered Cherry. Just a hint of that flavor. It’s barely there. They are soft in texture. Somewhat similar to a brownie, which I like. Even though they are bland, I really do like these. They make a satisfying treat that’s low in sugar. There’s only 1 gram of sugar (0 grams of added sugar) per bar. That’s why these protein bars are tasteless. Each bar contains 200 calories with 14 grams of protein and 13 grams of fiber.

Do I recommend these? Once again, they are satisfying. I do enjoy having them early in the morning with my breakfast or alone. Since they contain Green Coffee Bean Extract, it wakes me up quickly. But, I realize that I am very sensitive to caffeine. I get really hyper when I consume caffeine, lol. That’s why I don’t drink coffee with caffeine as much anymore. I choose decaf whenever possible. These protein bars (to me) are very addicting due to the caffeine in it, so I only purchase them once after a couple of months for a nice low sugar, high protein snack. Yes, I would recommend them if you can handle a snack that’s bland.

Ingredients:

Organic soluble tapioca fiber‚ organic vegetable glycerin‚ organic pea protein‚ organic almonds‚ organic chocolate coating (organic cacao nibs‚ organic erythritol‚ organic tapioca fiber‚ organic cocoa butter‚ natural licorice flavor‚ organic stevia extract (leaf)‚ organic sunflower lecithin‚ organic vanilla bean extract)‚ organic pea crisps (organic pea protein‚ organic starch)‚ organic sprouted brown rice protein‚ organic cacao‚ organic acacia fiber‚ organic tart cherry‚ organic carob‚ organic flavor‚ organic svetol® green coffee bean extract‚ organic ashwagandha‚ sea salt‚ organic cinnamon.

Raw Rev Glo (Mixed Nuts, Caramel & Sea Salt)

Raw Rev Mixed Caramel Sea Salt
Raw Rev Mixed Caramel Sea Salt

Remember Raw Rev Glo Protein Bars? One of my favorite flavors is Mixed Nuts, Caramel, & Sea Salt. This is what I think about them now.

My Review:

I still feel the same way as I did before in my last review. It’s healthy and tasty at the same time. It’s filling too. This protein bar makes it feel like I’m eating a candy bar. I would definitely purchase these again soon. 🙂

Ingredients:

Raw Rev Nutty Superfood Blend (raw cashews, peanuts, raw almonds, pea protein, organic brown rice protein, raw organic hemp protein, raw organic virgin coconut oil, raw organic chia seeds, raw organic sprouted flax seeds) isomalto-oligosaccharides (prebiotic fiber from tapioca), organic Italian dark chocolate chips (cane sugar, chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, soy lecithin, vanilla extract), pea protein crisps, natural flavors, organic brown rice syrup, sea salt.

Have you tried any of these protein bars? Did you like them? 🙂

Love, Jen

5 Fave Health Foods of September

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My love for hemp hearts!

My love for hemp hearts!

Here are my five favorite foods from the month of September! Enjoy! 🙂

#1. Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts:

Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts

Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts

Hemp seeds are my absolute favorite! I use Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts every single day of the week! They are packed with nutrition that’s simply unbeatable! Some examples are zinc, manganese, and magnesium. It’s also a great source of protein compared to chia and flax. It’s a complete protein, which means that it contains all essential amino acids to build muscle! For more nutrition information, go here. Right now, my hemp seeds are going down so fast that I may need a new bag soon!

#2. Trader Joe’s Organic Flaxseed Meal:

Trader Joe's Organic Flaxseed Meal

Trader Joe’s Organic Flaxseed Meal

I’ve been loving my flax! I use Trader Joe’s Organic Flaxseed Meal every day in my bowl of oatmeal. I’m not a big fan of adding flax into my protein shakes though. I prefer chia seeds and hemp seeds instead. I would highly recommend adding flax along with chia seed and hemp seed into your diet! It’s a good source of iron, fiber, and rich in phytonutrients. It’s good for the skin and hair too! Learn more about the benefits of flax right here! Awesome stuff!

#3. Trader Joe’s Organic Pea Protein Vanilla:

Trader Joe's Organic Pea Protein Vanilla

Trader Joe’s Organic Pea Protein Vanilla

Even though I prefer Trader Joe’s Organic Pea Protein Unsweetened more, Trader Joe’s Organic Pea Protein Vanilla isn’t too bad. It works just as well as the Unsweetened. I think it’s merely a preference. Do you want a vanilla flavored protein supplement, or do you want an unsweetened protein supplement? It’s up to you. I will still use the Vanilla until I’m out, but I will purchase the Unsweetened again next time I’m at Trader Joe’s. I want to keep my ingredients to a minimum with zero added sugars.



#4. Trader Joe’s Raw Creamy Almond Butter:

Trader Joe’s Raw Creamy Almond Butter

Trader Joe’s Raw Creamy Almond Butter

Trader Joe’s Raw Creamy Almond Butter has been treating me well. I’m beginning to enjoy it more than the crunchy nut butters. I said it! I may be a convert soon! 😜 The raw creamy almond butter is much easier to incorporate into my foods and drinks. For example, I sometimes add a tablespoon of nut butter into my oatmeal. The creamy nut butter blends in smoothly with little effort. Also, when I add it into my protein shakes, it works just as well. It blends in beautifully. I love it. I’m considering trying out other creamy nut butters first before I purchase another crunchy. How about you? Which do you prefer? Creamy or crunchy?

#5. Testa Omega-3 Algae Oil DHA + EPA:

Testa Omega-3 Algae Oil DHA + EPA

Testa Omega-3 Algae Oil DHA + EPA

In about a week, I’ve been using Testa Omega-3 Algae Oil DHA + EPA for 1 month. So far, they’ve been convenient. I stash them in my bag and take 1 softgel right before my meal with a glass of water. I make sure I drink loads of water! 😁 Ever since I’ve included an omega-3 supplement in my diet, I’ve noticed that my nails are getting stronger and tougher. They seem to grow much faster than before! I have to clip them on a weekly basis now. Wow, it’s awesome to notice results with small changes such as taking an omega-3 supplement! I really like it and will continue to use it. Do you have any favorite vegan, plant-based omega-3 supplements? What do you use? Try this omega-3 with me!

1 softgel per day :)

1 softgel per day 🙂

I hope you all enjoyed my September picks! I’m loving all of these health foods and have noticed tremendous benefits from them! Along with that, my level of fitness has increased. I did a 6.20 mile run and loved every minute of it! Now, on to the next month — October! 👻🎃😊 Good luck with your health and fitness goals! Remember to never give up! You can do it! 👍👍




© Jennifer Nguyen