I am always interested in trying new-to-me protein bars and supplements and am always looking for healthful pre- or post-workout snack options. I was especially excited when I got the chance recently to sample some Vega Sport Protein Bars through my Sweat Pink Ambassadorship.
Vega was started by Brendan Brazier, a vegan athlete and a former professional Ironman triathlete. My friend Alexis had raved to me about Vega products so I was excited to try them. Their current campagin — #FuelYourBetter — also resonated with me. Although I love to work out, sometimes I need something extra to motivate me to get to the gym (especially if I’m tired) and I’m ALWAYS looking for a healthy post-workout fuel option.
Although there is a whole range of Vega Sport fuel options — everything from pre-workout energy supplements to mid-workout electrolyte replacements and post-workout protein bars and drinks — I selected the Vega Sport Protein bars because often after the gym I like to eat something as opposed to drinking protein because I stay fuller a little longer.
Vega Sport Protein Bars contain:
- 15 g complete, multisource, plant-based protein
- 2.5 g BCAAs
- 2 g glutamine
- 1 g Omega-3
- 27g carbs
- 260 calories
This bar is NOT low-calorie, but that’s the point. It is protein-packed and designed to aid in re-fueling your body! It is a great post-workout option, but I also have used it before a big workout (weights + teaching spin) for a healthier alternative to a carb-laden bowl of oatmeal. I tried the Chocolate Peanut Butter bars but they will also have Chocolate Coconut and Chocolate Mint – yum!
I enjoyed the texture of the bars a lot — they taste WAY more like a candy bar than the Power Bars I grew up on, and they are dense so you feel like you are actually eating something. The consistency is not chalky at all. I gave one to my mom and she was raving about it, too!
Right now, I am trying to lean paleo, so these bars are slightly too carb-y for my goals right now (Quest is a good alternative). With that being said, these are delicious, nutrient-packed, and flavorful. I’d love to try some of Vega Sport’s other protein and electrolyte products!
What are your go-to protein bars? Electrolyte drinks? Weigh-in in the comments with how you #FuelYourBetter!
[Disclosure: I was given one box of Vega Sport Protein Bars through my #SweatPink Ambassadorship/Fit Approach in exchange for a review. As always, my thoughts and opinions are completely my own].