Whether you’re out hiking in the country, on a holiday to a destination with questionable vegan options, or just rushing around the city, filling up quick with a hearty energy bar is just the thing to keep you energised, fit and strong. Packed with nuts, seeds, cereals and fruits, here are the best vegan energy bars available in major health food retail outlets. No matter whether you like it chocolaty or raw, these 5 Top Vegan Energy Bars are sure to hit the spot. Better yet, they won’t cost an arm and a leg, like classic refined whey protein bars built for serious athletes.
The best thing about Nakd bars is their moistness. Naturally rich, they ooze delicious raw fruit energy with every bite. The company behind them, Natural Balance Foods aren’t shy about trying unconventional flavour combinations either – prepared to find Bakewell Tart and Rhubarb & Custard varieties, all with 100% natural ingredients. The Nakd bar flavour range increases frequently, so there’s assuredly one for everyone. We recommended the ‘Cocoa Orange’, which is really delicious!
Meridian have a deserved reputation for delivering tastier, more well-rounded versions of existing products like peanut butter and yeast extract. These bars live up to that reputation for subtle quality. For people who don’t love cereal but aren’t looking to cram ten types of fruit in one go either, Meridian bars have classic blends like chocolate and peanut butter to satisfy as a mid morning snack or after-lunch desert. Most chocolate energy bars contain dairy, so Meridian will go down a treat.
From the same company that brings us Nakd bars above, power is the point for Trek. These chunky bars are for people who like a big bite, not a dainty nibble. As close as you’ll get to a classic protein bar, these pumped up peanut protein blasts are a little pricier, but worth it for the sheer amount of energy you’ll get from each single bite.
Beond bars by Pulsin come in cocoa and every kind of fruit flavour you can imagine. You can get mixed cases from the Pulsin online store. A “no nasties” company, Pulsin’s Beond bars are designed to make you feel fuller for longer. They’re refined sugar free and sweetened with dates, brown rice malt and agave nectar from cacti.
5. Get Fruity
Juiciness is the name of the game for Get Fruity. Recommended for kids as well as adults, these healthy energy snacks are mainly fruit with some gluten free oats for added texture. Great for people who aren’t big on dates – many raw fruit energy bars are packed with dates which can be tasted underneath all the other ingredients. Get Fruity blends include mixed berries, apricot and orange, pineapple and lime, plus a number of single fruit flavours.
So, if you’re looking to fuel up or bulk up, these powerful vegan energy bars and many more can be found in health food shops everywhere. Slip a few in your bag to help keep you optimised for work, at the gym and to help you refuel and recover after a stretch of cardio. Which energy bars hit the mark for you? Let us know!