A few weeks ago I was sent each flavor of Picky Bars to try, yay! New snacks, what is better? They are designed by athletes and are Dairy and Gluten free and made with natural, organic ingredients with a 4:1 (carb:protein) mix. As a gluten free runner this is huge. But what about taste?
The four flavors were amazing, plus a new flavor: Runner's High is in the works. I can't wait to try this mix of blueberries and vanilla. My favorite was Smooth Caffeinator since I am a coffee junkie: a mix of hazelnuts, coffee and slight cocoa flavor was amazing and best part the caffeine of 1/2 cup of coffee, a great afternoon pick me up! The other flavors weren't far behind: Mega Nuts (Peanut Butter goodness), All in Almond (almond butter and agave, a vegan treat) and The Need for Seed (Honey roasted Sun Butter is amazing as I know you have all heard my obsession with SunButter!).
Being gluten free, vegetarian I am always looking for new snack bars and hate filling my body with processed junk! These are natural, taste great. I am not big on chocolate but these were not overly chocolate, so I guess if you are a chocoholic this isn't good but the rest of us, perfect! I loved that there is a little sweetness, they are sweeter than many of the other nut/seed based bars which is a great change and cured my sweet tooth without anything unhealthy. Have you tried Picky Bars? What flavor was your favorite?
Perfect Running Weather
Check out the scene from last Saturday's run...
It was short lived as we ran in rain yesterday and temps have been back in the low 50s, where is summer?! But I have high hopes it is on the way back soon with sun and 70s on the way. As a runner I am conflicted: I love running in 50s/60s and cloudy but the rest of me would rather live in 80s and sunny!
My Little Gymnast
Saturday was the end of the year gymnastics show. O began gymnastics when she was 17 months old to wear off some energy and give her a safe place to climb! This winter O moved up to the child only class and has been progressing fast...my independent girl does not want help but is getting frustrated because she can't "flip and flip and flip like the big girls!" Watch out! She is doing her own beam, forward rolls, trampoline jumps and bars.
|My little monkey|