Disclaimer: I was given a sample tray of GoMacro’s MacroBars. As always, all opinions are my own.
I was excited when GoMacro reached out to me and asked if I wanted to try their MacroBars. I had seen GoMacro bars in the store but hadn’t tried them. I am always on the lookout for good bars to keep me going on busy days.
GoMacro MacroBars are cold-pressed bars that are nut-butter based. There are peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter and sunflower butter bars. I don’t know about you, but I love all nut butters! They keep me satisfied and full. They’re chewy and not sticky, which I like.
MacroBars are made from simple, clean ingredients. All of the bars are certified vegan, gluten-free, R.A.W., C.L.E.A.N., kosher and non-GMO project verified. There are 11 flavors and have great, uplifting names such as Wholehearted Heaven (almond butter + carob) and Prolonged Power (banana + almond butter.)
GoMacro is a family-owned company, founded by owner, Amelia. Amelia lives on a farm and believes in a natural, whole-food based lifestyle, having grown up on home grown fruits and vegetables as a child. When Amelia was diagnosed with breast cancer, her farm was the perfect place to convert to a macrobiotic diet where she eliminated eggs, dairy, refined sugars, refined flours, hydrogenated oils, additives, artificial colorings and animal products. Amelia began experimenting with macrobiotic desserts using natural sweeteners, grains and fruit grown on her farm. Amelia’s daughter, Jola, pitched the product to a local health food store in Chicago and the rest is history!
I am not vegan nor have I tried a macrobiotic diet but I really like what GoMacro stands for. I have issues with dairy so this bar is great for me. I try to eat cleanly myself and am always looking for good bars that can keep me full on a busy day or before a workout. It would be ideal to always have fresh food available but I’m usually on the go–going from work to a run or to strength training. I run errands afterward and need to be full before dinner. Clean snacks are essential and keep me going. I never like to be hungry!
They’re great to keep you fueled on a run.
I take them on long runs on the trails. On this warm day on the Pacific Crest Trail in Big Bear, my MacroBar got a little but smushed but it was great! I actually like when they’re a little warm.
MacroBars are awesome for before or after a workout.
I always pack one in my workout or running bag to have on hand. I like that they don’t melt on these warm, summer days.
Recently, I made sure to pack my GoMacro MacroBar on my 35 mile trek for the Tahoe Rim Trail 55k race. It was a long day on the trails. I was out there for 15 hours in altitude with 5,700 feet of climbing, two creek crossings and snow!
Yes, snow! As a SoCal girl, I rarely get to experience snow. I had never run in snow before but I got to during this special race. At about Mile 17, I got really hungry and ate an entire bar. It kept me full for miles.
My favorite flavor is Prolonged Power which is banana + almond butter. It has walnuts in it, too. It tastes like banana nut bread and it’s delicious!
I know you’d love to try GoMacro MacroBars, too! Here’s your chance to win a sample tray! Enter on the Rafflecopter below and for bonus entries, be sure to comment on this post and tell me when you would eat MacroBars! If you can’t wait to win, find GoMacro Macro Bars in your local store (Target or Trader Joe’s carries them!) or buy a sample tray online!
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Whether you’re busy at work, running errands, on a road trip or needing fuel before a workout, GoMacro MacroBars are delicious, clean and filling. I know you’ll love them as much as I do!
Your path, your pace, Tam