The following post is sponsored by Sweatpink on behalf of AMRAP. All opinions are my own. I was not compensated monetarily for this blog post.
Being a busy working athlete, I’m always on the lookout for easy to carry nutrition that I can eat on the go and that can stay at the bottom of my purse until the day I am hungrily digging through it frantically. And bars are an essential part of my repertoire. I stash a variety of them everywhere I’m likely to need (or not need!) them. With the tons of bars flooding the “health food” market, I am very particular in my selections. One of my main criteria is natural products and as few of them as possible. When I got the AMRAP Nutrition bars, I was completely predisposed to like them. I mean, with a name like AMRAP, how could they *not* intrigue a crossfitter? (Is that a legitimate word? Am I a crossfitter even though I don’t WOD more than 2-3 days/week? I digress … )
But what made me try one the very day I got the samples was the simple list of ingredients for the Cashew Vanilla bar - Cashews, Honey, Cashew Butter, Unsweetened Coconut, Egg-White Protein, Vanilla Extract, Sea Salt. I could count the number of ingredients in one hand! And when I took a bite, I moaned as I tasted the mix of cashew and coconut. Every bit of that bar was enjoyed!
I had the same experience when I tried the Fig and Cacao flavor a couple of days later. Simple ingredients and exquisite taste.
The list of simple but powerful ingredients in all three sample flavors was enough to sell me on the AMRAP bars. In today’s world of “low fat” products, which in many cases means ultra processed, it was refreshing to eat bar that is not processed and made with raw nutrients including good fat (Research has shown that diet high in fat and low in carbs influences the metabolic efficiency of an athlete).
So what exactly are these bars that I’m gushing about?
This is what AMRAP Nutrition has to say about the bars -
AMRAP creates food that is 100% Paleo, gluten-free, GMO-free, dairy-free, and unprocessed. Raw whole foods, like almond chunks, are a top priority in our bars because we know from experience it is clean fuel that feeds our bodies’ daily activity the best. Our bars have an optimal research-based combination of good proteins and carbs for well-rounded athletes. Recommended for a meal supplement or replacement, and especially a pre or post-workout snack.
AMRAP‘s mission statement
As Many Rounds As Possible (AMRAP) defines our philosophy. Through determination, intensity, and focus, we aim to inspire and empower our community to reach their full health and fitness potential. Join us and together we will change the world.
On reading more about AMRAP’s new flavors, I loved how they came up with the combinations not just based on taste.
The Almond Honey Bar contains sea salt, cinnamon, and raw honey that work together to provide essential micro minerals to rebalance electrolytes, limit rises in blood sugar, and maintain glycogen levels that improve athletic recovery time. (Ingredients - Raw Almond Butter, Unsweetened Coconut, Egg-White Protein Powder, Raw Sesame Seeds, Raw Almond Chunks, Raw Honey, Ground Cinnamon, Sea Salt)
The Cashew Vanilla Bar has egg whites that are packed with protein to increase muscle mass while cashews and coconut work together to help to maximize energy, aid in muscle synthesis, and provide you with macronutrients. (Ingredients - Cashews, Honey, Cashew Butter, Unsweetened Coconut, Egg-White Protein, Vanilla Extract, Sea Salt)
The Fig and Cacao bar promotes cardiovascular health and has high fiber content, and is rich in phyto-nutrients, antioxidants,and vitamins. Dates and cocao also work together to remove free radicals and reduce inflammation. (Ingredients - Dates, Egg-White Protein, Figs, Almond Butter, Almonds, Unsweetened Coconut, Cacao Nibs, Coconut Oil.)
Are you a crossfitter, runner, triathlete, … , any athlete who is looking to fuel their high intensity workouts?
AMRAP Nutrition is giving away THREE 8 pack Bar in a flavor of your choice. Here’s how you can win one.
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- The giveaway is open from September 04th to September 11th, 11:59pm to all in continental United States.
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