A single bar of ultimate suck could be replaced by a bar of slightly lesser suck.
That’s how I usually feel when I’m selecting a protein bar. Here’s the usual (and very frustrating) scenario.
I’ll look through the endless walls of protein bars and pull out one that looks semi-nutritious, only to find it to be full of garbage, fillers and the oh-so-crappy-chalk-in-the-mouth milk concentrate. *bleh*. I’ll put that bar back and find another that’s actually made from natural ingredients. “JOY JOY!!” But alas, my hopes are once again dashed as I realized the “protein” bar has only 7 grams of protein….this is not a protein bar.
Then I’ll switch approaches and begin my search with “how many grams of protein” only to find that every bar with enough protein is ultimately, a greater measure of suck.
So, my friends, with a 6 small meal a day nutrition plan in place, I’ve been on the search for the ultimate bar…and I just may have found it.
THE RISE BAR!!
The ingredients look like this
ALMONDS…..HONEY….WHEY PROTEIN ISOLATE…….that’s it….
The macronutrients look like this
20 G PROTEIN…..16 G FAT ….20 G CARB…..
Why is that so good? Here’s the breakdown:
First, there are lots of proteins on the market but whey isolate is one of the easiest to absorb with the best amino acid profile. Specifically, it has a higher leucin count, which is associated with great muscle recovery and gain.
Second, the carb to sugar ratio is 1:1, which makes it a true protein bar. Many protein bars are really energy bars as you will find 3-4 times the amount of sugar as protein. In this case, the bar will supply an ample amount of protein without making your blood sugar go nutty.
Third, it’s natural…3 ingredients? Come on!
Four, they’re reasonably priced. At just a few cents over $2.00, it’s an acceptable price for a snack replacement.
As for the taste, I’ve not tried them yet. When I get my box in two days, I’ll send out an update but most of the disgusting taste you get from cheap proteins comes from the milk concentrate…of which this bar has none.
…Did I mention this is technically Paleo??
EAT EAT EAT NOM NOM