I write about phones. Have done for 17 years or more. Amazingly, I was only four years old when all this started. Incredible huh?
In my overflowing mailbox I recently got an email from Akhilesh, he’s the founder of Protein Kiq. He wanted me to try some of their 100% natural protein bars. They only use whole food ingredients and there’s 10 grams of it’s high-protein content.
I write about phones, but I’m reviewing protein bars on a smartphone website. Hmm.. how am I going to do this? Well, perhaps – if you’re using your smartphone to track your cycling or you log your activities at the gym, you’ll be needing some protein bars. That’s a tenuous link to smartphones, but I’m going to go with it.
Protein plays an important role in repairing and rebuilding your muscles after you’ve done some exercise, with some using protein shakes.
I’ve been sent peanut, cashew and almond bars. You can buy them on their website. The cost is £30 for 12 of them, and you get free delivery.
You’re not going to get the sugary goodness and massive explosion of neurons in your brain when you chomp into these. These aren’t Mars bars. They’re nice and chewy though and taste very nice. They don’t have that congealed “goo” that most protein bars use to stick the ingredients together – that was actually quite a bonus for me as I find that other bars can be a bit sticky. These are not.
The makers tell me that this is probably the first time that bars made of only nuts, seeds and honey have such achieved such a high-protein content. It all started because Akhilesh started preparing a snack bar for his wife to go to work. She’d grown tired of the usual bars, which were high-sugar and contained powdered protein. So, after researching, mixing and grinding seens and nuts, these Protein Kiq bars appeared.
Nuts and seeds are great sources of protein and fibre. You get vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, plus healthy mono and poly unsaturated fats. With a balanced diet, seeds can help reduce blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure.
The Protein Kiq bars have a more favourable nutritional profile, gram for gram, than most other protein bars. There’s 10g of protein and only around 10g of sugar.
Overall, I was very impressed. Head to Protein Kiq for more information.