Disclaimer: I received a two free cases of Health Warrior Chia Bars set to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!"
Early morning runs happen in the following order: wake up, get dressed, look for keys (always), and run! Depending on the time of day and how long I have to search for my keys I don't always have time to grab something to eat. If I run later in the day I will grab a banana and some type of bar. Clif bars have been my latest running bar, but I am always looking to expand my options. Health Warrior chia bars (https://www.healthwarrior.com/) are gluten, diary, and soy-free vegan bars. I tested the chocolate peanut butter (same flavor as my go to Clif bar) and vanilla almond flavors and as a bonus I also received a marathon training coloring book.
Chocolate Peanut Butter
Nutrition: 100 cals, 5 g sugar, 3 g protein, 4 g fiber, 6g fat, and 1060 omega fat
For these bars I was expecting a peanut butter chocolate overload. I was surprised to find that taste was very subtle. I really couldn't taste the peanut butter or chocolate. Compared to my Clif bar, which is bursting in chocolate and peanut butter, both flavors are quietly hiding in the background. For this flavor I do wish there was more peanut butter and chocolate flavor, but overall it's not that bad.
Nutrition: 110 cals, 4 g sugar, 4 g protein, 4 g fiber, 7g fat, and 1000 omega fat
Out of the two bars, this flavor was my favorite. The vanilla and almonds work in sweet harmony and bar is delicious. For both bars the chia is well mixed in for easy eating.
I ate both bars before my short weekly runs, 5k training practice, and before and during the Rock 'n' Roll Savannah half marathon. I like they are low in calories, easy to store in my pack, and small enough to each in sitting. I usually nibble on other bars, which results in most of the bar being tossed away. They were great for squashing my hunger and I didn't have any issues running after eating them.
The coloring book was very relaxing after marathon training was over. The book has an A to Z account of marathon training. This picture was my favorite and it is how I feel after I reach every finish line (leaping for joy).
Overall I enjoyed testing the Health Warrior chia bars. I plan to use these bars, especially the vanilla almond flavor, for my sub 2 project. My goal to run a sub 2 hour half marathon in 2018.
Want to try?
Use this link http://healthwarrior.link/colorbookbr to receive a free coloring book with your order. Happy Training!