Thursday, November 3, 2016
Vegan Mofo, Day 3 — Treat Yourself ... To a Break
Today's Vegan Mofo theme is "Treat yourself…to a break – What’s your “easy-cook” meal? That you make when you can’t be bothered to cook much?" I have LOADS of easy-cook meals, and by "easy-cook," I'm talking frozen Amy's vegan burritos, Tofurky frozen pizzas, PB&J sandwiches, big ole dinner salads, veggie burgers, and basically anything that can be prepared in a microwave.
But there's an even easier treat that I love so much — bars! GoMacro recently mailed me a sample box of their new Thrive bars to try, and I figured this "treat yourself" theme was perfect. Bars are so simple — you just throw them in your bag and go! And these bars are loaded with dried fruits, nuts, and seeds, so they're super-healthy snack options (much better than potato chips or cookies!).
I typically treat myself to a bar every morning before my runs. They're the perfect early morning, pre-breakfast snack. But I also typically always have a bar in my purse or on my desk for when I need a quick snack on the go.
Thrive by GoMacro bars vary in flavor, so the fruits are different in every bar, but all of the bars contain hemp seeds, quinoa, and sprouted flax. The original GoMacro bars have long been my go-to bars, so I was super-excited to try these. Unlike the original bars, which have a chewy, smooth texture, these Thrive bars are loaded with chunky nuts and fruits. They still have just the right level of chewiness though. Definitely the perfect texture for a bar.
There are six flavors — Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt, Almond Apricot, Caramel Coconut, Blueberry Lavender, Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip, and Ginger Lemon. And my favorite actually surprised me! It was Ginger Lemon. I don't always love crystallized ginger, but it pairs so wonderfully with the lemon, and it wasn't overpowering.
Second fave was the one I expected to love the most — Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip. Because chocolate and peanut butter, duh.
I won't share pics of every single bar since they generally look the same, aside from the different fruits or addition of chocolate. But every single bar was delicious. Miles above most other bars. GoMacro never disappoints.