Certain situations in one's life require protein bars. If one is a vegan, it can be incredibly frustrating trying to find a protein/energy/meal/nutrition bar with... protein. When I first started traveling a lot, and needed a solid pre-workout vegan breakfast option (never count on vegan options being available when traveling), I spent hours in the supermarket and finally found Odwalla’s Super Protein Bar – which at 210 calories packs 14g of protein – an amazing improvement on all of the vegan “protein bars” that were clocking in at 2g of protein for 300-400 calories – I can get more protein in a slice of bread, thanks. After tiring of having the same flavor and bar every day, I moved on to Clif Bars, which come in a multitude of delicious vegan flavors and have an average of 240 calories with 10g of protein.
Then came my Yoga Teacher Training. Did I ever need protein bars for that, and of course, everything that came after! I spent more hours and hours in my health food store poring over food bar labels, desperately seeking vegan options that could keep me going over the course of the day without weighing me down.
Here’s what I came up with: