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Fuel Friday: Nutraplex Bars

Company:  Founder Brad Fowler was told the following at a medical check-up:

“Brad, your endocrine system is failing and you are heading towards becoming a diabetic.” 

Each one packs plenty of flavor and is chock-full of nutrients. Finally, a healthy and tasty snack bar that I could take to work, the gym and even on the road when I travel. Gone are the glutens, the refined sugars and the over processing. In are my carefully concocted blends of healthy nuts, chia seeds, sunflower seeds and antioxidant-rich dried fruits, not to mention unique flavors that get raving reviews.

imageI always enjoy new and different energy bars and fuel for my body. As best as I can, I try to maintain a consistent eating schedule of small items every few hours. Since I am the world’s worst cook, and wake up for work WAY before anyone in my house even thinks about stirring, my meals all tend to be simple and plain. That also means that they can become repetitive as well. So anything that adds a little diversity to my fueling is great.

Nutraplex has four different flavors for their bars:

  • Megaberry (cranberries, strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries)
  • Pineapple Coconut (coconut, cashews, dates, honey, almonds, and pineapple)
  • Pomegranate Cherry
  • Mango Strawberry (dates, chia, mango, agave, AND strawberries)

First and foremost, let’s get to the nutrition. These bars claim to be completely natural and good for anyone. The are:

  • Gluten Free
  • Non-GMO
  • Vegetarian
  • Kosher
  • Soy-Free
  • Dairy-Free
  • Hover around 200 calories

imageNote that since the bars are chock full of goodness, you will feel like you have small seeds (chia and sunflower) in your mouth when chewing. That is NOT to say that they aren’t delicious, but if you aren’t one who can deal with small seeds in your mouth, you have been duly warned.

I tried a sample of the Megaberry and Pineapple Coconut and was surprised with the solid taste. I thought that Megaberry legitimately tasted like fresh jam in bar form. Pineapple Coconut was equally good, but I had a challenge picking out the pineapple flavoring. This one specifically contained a variety of nuts (cashews and almonds) and it definitely had that taste to it.

Overall, I was very impressed with these two flavors and would put the other two on my list to try as well.

Shop here for items. A single bar will run $2.99 or 15 for $44.85 ($39.00 on Amazon).

About Author

Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching hockey, going to as many breweries (618) and wineries (152) as he can, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.

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