I’m participating in a link-up hosted by Sara of Lakeshore Runner, called Tried It Tuesday. Every Tuesday, people post about something new they tried, and for me this week, it’s going to be the nutrition bars by GoMacro.
I don’t discuss food or nutrition that often on the blog, mostly because I’m not doing the cooking in our house, and I don’t find it that interesting a subject to write about. That doesn’t mean I’m immune to nutritional considerations – and if you remember this Friday Five post, I’ve not only put more thought, time and effort into strength training, but also considering my macro-nutrients especially protein (mostly to control my appetite between meals).
GoMacro is a company based on five principles:
- Macrobiotic – a macrobiotic diet is the key to a long, healthy life.
- Vegan – Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.
- Wholesome – If nature did not make it, they don’t use it.
- Gives Back – Pay it forward. Give Back. Change the World.
- Sourced Sustainably
|Starting from Top Left: protein pleasure, protein purity, morning harvest, sunny uplift, balanced goodness, prolonged power, protein replenishment, sweet revival, protein paradise, sweet rejuvenation, wholehearted heaven|
- Protein Purity – sunflower butter+chocolate (HIGH PROTEIN); sunflower butter is the stronger flavour, chocolate is subtle. Nothing offensive, but not really that pleasing either.
- Prolonged Power – banana+almond butter (HIGH PROTEIN); tastes just like it sounds. was hungry as my breakfast had no extra protein. Banana taste is subtle, almond butter is smooth. Didn’t completely satisfy instantly as I wanted more, but it kept me going until my lunch-time workout slot.
- Protein Pleasure – peanut butter chocolate chip (HIGH PROTEIN); a little bland considering the ingredients.
- Balanced Goodness – granola + coconut; close to a typical granola bar, tasted OK. Also included dates and raisins.
- wholehearted heaven – almond butter + carob; when people talk about health food in a negative way, this is probably the kind of taste they’re referring to.
- morning harvest – apples + walnuts; this is a great combination, sweet in a breakfast-y kind of way.
- sweet rejuvenation – sesame butter + dates; I was pleasantly surprised by this one. I don’t really like dates, but they must have been ground up pretty fine so the taste didn’t bother me and the sesame seed flavour isn’t overpowering either.
- sweet rejuvenation – cashew butter; Can you tell by the picture that I was keen to eat this one? The cashew chunks give it a bit of a crunchiness, and it’s a little sweeter than straight peanut butter.