Top 3 Energy Bars for Runners + GIVEAWAY!
Sometimes big things do come in small packages. These little treats are sure to pack a nice, healthy boost of energy either before or during a strenuous run. With dozens of new energy bars popping up on the market every year, how does one choose which ones to try
Here’s the criteria I use:
All natural ingredients – Avoid things that sound like they came out of a test tube.
Good Carbs – Yes, carbs are what we’re looking for, but not all carbs are created equal. Complex carbs like quinoa, rice & other whole grains are good before a run, while simple sugars from fruits are better during.
Protein – While you’re not looking for a “protein bar” during a race, as much as you would be afterwards, it’s good to have some in the mix. Between 5 and 10 grams is a good range.
All three of our top energy bars are
GMO & Gluten Free.
#3 KIND Bar
The Kind Bars we tried were a clear winner in the taste category. I don’t care how picky of an eater you are, you will LOVE just about any of their 24 varieties of bars. Heck, I wish they made birthday cakes out of them. I love the transparent packaging too. They’re certainly not trying to hide anything. You can visually inspect every inch of the bar before purchasing.
#2 Pure Bar
One bite and you just know these things are healthy. Not only are they Certified Organic, Vegan, Gluten Free, & Kosher… but they’re also delicious.Pure Bars use all natural ingredients and most are sweetened with Datesand Agave Nectar. In addition to their Fruit & Nuts bars, they have an interesting line of Ancient Grain bars which are made up of Quinoa, Crispy Brown Rice, Amaranth, Flax Seed and Hemp Seed. My two favorites were the Banana Coconut & Cranberry Orange.
#1 Raw Revolution Bar
Simple is in. The Raw Revolution is all about leaving alone what nature has already provided. Each one of their bars is made up of at least 10 all natural, unprocessed, organic ingredients. They seem to have found everycomplex carb under the sun and jam packed each and every one of their bars with them. Unlike the potato chip bag you just bought, there’s zero room left in these densely packed packages. They even have a mini-version of their bar that weighs in at 100 calories. The perfect accessory to any length run.
FOUR lucky winners will come away with an Assorted 6-Pack of Energy Bars. Compliments of Raw Revolution, Pure Bar, & Kind Bar!