Well, it’s been a little while hasn’t it? With a combination of being busy, unorganised and sometimes just downright lazy, I haven’t kept this blog as up to date as I would have liked. But that is going to change now, as I am off work for the summer holidays! So over the next few weeks I am going to be posting a lot more, including product reviews, training & my current injured state (if you follow me on Instagram you will know that I am currently suffering with a hamstring tear, but more on that another time!) Anyway, first up.. I am going to talk about one of my favourite things – FOOD!
A few weeks back, the lovely guys at Trek got in touch and asked if I wanted to take part in a challenge. To celebrate the launch of their amazing new ‘Cocoa Raisin Protein Flapjack’ (& they really are amazing, they have even overtaken the Cocoa Coconut bar to be my number one!) they asked if I would be willing to try them out & share my week. I have always loved Trek bars, so I didn’t hesitate to say yes!
Like most of you I’m sure, I am pretty busy! Some days I can be out of the house at 6.30am and not get back home until 8pm, whether its because I am at the gym, work, teaching bootcamp or general life chores, I am pretty much on the go most of the time. And what happens when you are on the go? Sometimes convenience takes over and before you know it you’re grabbing a bag of crisps, a chocolate bar or making unhealthy choices for that quick fix (btw I am not saying I never do this, but c’mon who’s perfect!) so for me, having a Trek bar in my bag every day is the perfect way to get that quick fix you need for after a work out, a pre dinner snack or just to get you out of that afternoon slump!
Recently I have also found myself travelling down to London a lot more frequently too – a place where you are surrounded by AMAZING food and snack options, so for the sake of my bank balance (and my waist line) I always make sure I take a couple of bars with me to get me through the day, and through the boredom of a train journey (anyone else just eat for the sake of it on a train, or is that just me?!)
As well as the perfect ‘on the go’ snack, I also like getting a bit more creative with my bars and regularly have them as part of my epic snack/dessert/whenever I bloody fancy it bowl. Whenever I post this on my Instagram I always get lots of people asking what it is, and it really couldn’t be easier to make! I even spoke to my nutrition coach and made sure that the bars were fitted into my daily calorie/macro allowance – WINNER!
- 200g 0% Fat Greek Yogurt
- 100g Strawberries
- 30g Almonds
- 1 x Trek Bar
I have this on an almost daily basis, and the best bit is that it feels like a really indulgent snack, and for me it helps to kick those chocolate cravings!
So what makes Trek bars different so great & different from other bars on the market? The new ‘Cocoa Raisin Bar’ boasts an impressive list;
• Wheat free
• Made with gluten-free oats
• Transfats free
• GM Free
• Packed with plant-based protein (9g per bar!)
• Vegan friendly
(I personally am neither Gluten Free or Vegan, but its great that the bars are suitable for almost anyone!)
….and they taste even better when you are half way round a Tough Mudder course, caked head to toe in mud & water! When you are running long distances, or pushing your body to the max, your body needs fuel to keep going, and at these types of events I always prefer to fuel with real food rather than energy gels & sweets! As well as being high in protein, the bars also contain the perfect level of carbohydrates to pick you up when you hit that energy dip (ps just to remind you, CARBS ARE FINE AND NOT THE FOOD OF THE DEVIL!)
Thank you again to Trek for sending me the new bars – the only problem I have now is that I am nearly running out! See you in the mud!
Trek Bars are available from most Supermarkets & you can also buy them directly from their website, just click here to head straight there!