PROBAR Review

By contributor Alexandra Courts

Alright folks! We’re about to introduce you to one of the tastiest nutrition bars on the market, assuming you haven’t smartened up by trying them yet.

Facts: PROBAR is one of the leading providers of vegan, organic and non-GMO energy bars that are tasty, convenient, and healthy. They have a variety of products that range from energy chews to full meal-replacements. All vegan, most gluten-free. They have a wide variety of products to suit your individual preferences perfectly, and it’s easy to purchase them in local grocery stores or order online at www.theprobar.com.

PROBAR base bars have 20 grams of plant-based protein each (!!!) and come in a variety of delicious flavours: Cookie dough, brownie crisp, mint chocolate, peanut butter chocolate, and super greens. How good do those sound?! They’re disguised as desserts while actually being packed with healthy ingredients like flax seeds. These seemed to sit fairly heavily, so we’d definitely recommend having one after a workout.

PROBAR bite bars are a great on-the-go snack option that will give you the midday pick-me-up that your body is craving. Flavours include: Peanut butter crunch, chocolate cherry cashew, coconut almond, mixed berry, super fruit and greens, and peanut butter chocolate. Additionally, bite bars are soy-free.

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We were so excited to give the PROBAR base and bite bars a try! In terms of texture: the bars were not at all dry, like some of the nutrition bars that are currently on the market. Each one left the tastebuds delighted, satisfied hunger cravings, and provided energy to the body that lasted throughout the day.

Special thanks to the kind people at PROBAR for sending these delicious treats our way to review.  

Creamy Zucchini Noodle Pad Thai: raw, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, soy-free

By Megan Stulberg

I’m a sucker for pad thai. Always have been, always will be! Here’s a recipe for a raw pad thai dish that’s vegan-friendly and much healthier than its calorie-loaded counterpart.

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CREAMY ZUCCHINI NOODLE RAW PAD THAI

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium zucchini, either finely hand-sliced or spiralized
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 1/4 medium cabbage, chopped
  • 1 standard avocado, ripe
  • 1 handful raw cashews
  • 1 handful raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1 handful raw sesame seeds
  • Dash of raw Himalayan salt

For the dressing: 

  • 3 tbsp raw almond butter
  • 1-2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup or sweetener of your choice 1911826_10153909187275133_1590683635_n

Directions: 

1)  Create zucchini “noodles” by using a spiralizer or simply hand-slicing finely into long thin pieces. Prep all vegetables and toss in a large bowl to combine.

2) Whisk raw almond butter, garlic, lemon and maple syrup together in a bowl. If desired, add water until desired thickness is reached. Pour dressing over combined vegetables.

3) Top with seeds and nuts.

Serves 1-2. Enjoy! This dish is light, refreshing, and perfect for Summer.