Thursday, July 1, 2010

Vega Whole Food Vibrancy Bars

I will soon be on a mission to healthier living. As such, when I spotted these Vega Whole Food Vibrancy Bars at the store for the first time, I snapped them up. Well, two of them anyway. I grabbed both the Green Synergy and the Wholesome Original. I did not want the Chocolate Decadence as I tend to dislike chocolate flavored energy bars.

First, let me say, neither tasted bad, and that's the first step in good health bars, I think. There wasn't much difference in flavor, though I think the green might have been slightly sweeter, and slightly, er, 'greener'. The bars are kind of like compressed, mushed, slightly bland fruit with little crunchies in it. I liked the little crunchies. Aside from the crunchies bit, I know that doesn't sound like a rave review, but believe me, I am all about the healthy, portable snacks and these are tasty enough for me to eat on a regular basis. Especially considering how loaded with healthy these are!

These bars are easy to throw in a purse, gym bag, or carry-on for nutrition on the go and in a pinch. Up til now, I have really only used Clif bars for that. And while I can eat those over and over, it's so much better to have some variety. And these Vega bars have some interesting differences from the Clif bars.

Here's some more about the Vega bars.

"The newest addition to the award-winning Vega product line, Vega Whole Food Vibrancy Bars are a unique and utterly delicious blend of all-natural, raw, organic, and enzymatically-active plant-based superfoods including sprouted buckwheat, sprouted almonds, acai, Salba and hemp seeds."

Each Vibrancy bar features:

•17.5g of sprouts, rich in enzymes and phytonutrients
•10g of raw protein for easy digestion
•4g of Omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids
•5g of soluble and insoluble fibre (20% of RDI)

Vibrancy bars are 85% raw, alkaline and enzymatically alive, and have no refined sugars, oils, gluten or soy and are GMO and pesticide-free.

Key Ingredients
Organic Sprouted Buckwheat, Organic Hemp Seed, Organic Sprouted Almonds, Agave Nectar, Organic Brown Rice Protein, Pea Protein, Vega Antioxidant EFA Oil Blend, Vega Organic Green Food Blend, Organic Salba, Acai

If these bars will help me become a world-class Iron(Wo)man triathlete, like Brendan Brazier I sure as heck will be eating them. Get your raw on!

Vega Whole Food Vibrancy Bars

Ranking: ****1/2

***** awesome! Highly recommended.
**** hey, this is pretty dang good.
*** not bad at all.
** eh.
* bad. Keep looking for alternatives.

[Vega Whole Food Vibrancy Bars can be found at Sprouts and Whole Foods, and possibly some of the other health/sports stores in the valley.]

1 comment:

Rikki Cupcake said...

I love anything and everything Brendan Brazier creates. His Vega supplement powders are crazy good, as well as his thrive diet books. um and he is crazy good looking too! I have a photo of he and I arm in arm (er...kinda) on my blog. *swoon*