As I have talked about before, after having breast cancer, I work harder to live a healthy life. Not only is exercise valuable, but what you put into your body is important as well. GoMacro recently sent me some Thrive bars to sample and giveaway to you all. Here is the GoMacro Thrive Bars Review and Giveaway.
I always like to research a company and find out more about them before I sample any of their products. Started by a mother-daughter team, GoMacro is a family owned vegan company started on an organic farm in Wisconsin. I did not realize one of the founders is also a breast cancer survivor. She also had a change in lifestyle and eating habits and turned to a macrobiotic way of life. After experimenting with natural sweeteners, grains and fruits, she eventually converted her barn into a commercial kitchen. How cool!
GoMacro sent me a box of assorted Thrive bars, which includes two of each unique flavor (ginger lemon, almond apricot, caramel coconut, chocolate peanut butter chip, chocolate nuts and sea salt, and blueberry lavender). Like all GoMacro products, Thrive are USDA-Certified Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, Kosher, Gluten-Free certified, 100% Vegan, and soy-free. These bars are made of a superfood ancient grain blend. In addition, they are less than 200 calories and provide plant-based protein, essential fatty acids, and prebiotic fiber. I am always on the lookout for more sources of protein to add to my diet. The amount of protein varies by bar, but to give you an example, the chocolate peanut butter chip bar has 8 grams of protein.
In addition to protein, I also try to keep tabs on my sugar intake. These bars are sweetened with Organic Brown Rice Syrup. I do not like fake sugars and was glad these bars had only natural sweeteners. Again, the sugar amounts vary by bar, but as an example, the the chocolate peanut butter chip bar has 6 grams of sugar.
I enjoyed trying the different bars. They are not very sweet in taste. The unique flavor combinations were fun to sample.
Where to Buy Thrive
You can find Thrive online and in Whole Foods. If you would like to purchase Thrive online, I have a Thrive coupon to share with you. Use the Thrive coupon code Thrive30 for 30% off of your purchase for Thrive at GoMacro’s online store.
How would you like to win your own box of Thrive bars? Enter to win 1 box of assorted Thrive (MSRP $26.28). Ends December 11, 2016.