Hey everyone and HAPPY FRIDAY!
Thank you all SO much for all the support and kind comments on my last post Truly, every comment makes my day, I can’t believe the amount of care and support you guys have to offer!!
Well, being three days in to the new semester, I’ve kinda got a sense of how things are going to pan out…aka classes are SO easy. Compared to the hell I just went through with o-chem 1 and 2 over summer, this is gonna be a cake walk because it’s actually classes I ENJOY!! (except for political science that is, but even the prof himself said it was an easy A haha)
What I figure– since I won’t be stressing about classes as much, and since I have more free time sadly without Kovu around, I can use it to focus on my training and gaining more weight. I’ve been researching trainers and hope to have a massive update on that verrrryyyy soon BUT in the mean time, I just gotta keep eating more.
Speaking of eating more, I got some amazing samples to review from Annie over at Larabar the other day!
Plain and simple: I love these bars. Minimal ingredients with no added crap you can’t pronounce, convenience, delicious variety of flavors, and rich in healthy energy to fuel even the most active person. AND most flavors are paleo approved! I love having them before working out or as a snack between classes for brain fuel I only wish they were a bit bigger.
Cashew cookie: 2nd fave of the bunch! Ingredients are just dates and cashews. The sweetness of the dates kind of overpowers the cashew flavor, but when you get a bite full of cashews, it’s like a freight train of flavor hits your tastebuds! 10/10
Key Lime Pie: Ingredients are dates, cashews, almonds, unsweetened coconut, and lime juice. It’s tart, exactly like a creamy slice of key lime pie. The lime flavor is super intense, but the sweetness of the dates balances it well. And the nuts are like pie crust! 9/10
Coconut Cream Pie: MY FAVE!!!! Ingredients are dates, unsweetened coconut, almonds, cashews, and extra virgin coconut oil. This bar smells JUST like this homemade coconut cream pie from a cafe down the street from my house. Super chewy, coconut-laden texture and vanilla-ish sweetness with a wonderful aftertaste. the sweetness kind of reminded me of the whip cream on top of the pies! Lemme tell ya, if you like coconut, this one’s for you! 11/10
Cappuccino: Ingredients are fair trade certified coffee, dates, cashews, almonds, and vanilla extract. I’m not a fan of coffee so this review is a bit biased haha Right off the bat, I noticed it had a weird smell. It tasted like you’re drinking coffee with vanilla flavored dates in it and there was a bitter coffee aftertaste. BUT I’m not a coffe gal, so you may like it. 4/10
Overall, I think this picture sums up my feelings about Larabars…
Thanks again Annie and Larabar for letting me review your snacks! I can’t wait to try out every flavor out there, I feel like such a Larabar newbie haha
Well, I guess that’s about it from me, I gotta go get ready for Invertebrate Zoology and Ecology. But before I go, I’ll leave you with a picture I put on Instagram Wednesday night…
Yeah, I don’t think it’ll be hard to get used to this God’s creation never ceases to amaze me!
Plans this weekend:
- check out local stores, explore the town, and go shopping
- walk along the coast and take pictures with my nikon
- vaccuum (i can never spell that right haha)
- meal prep
Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend! Enjoy every second of it!!!
What’s your favorite Larabar flavor? Weekend plans?
PS– please keep my dad in your prayers this weekend, he has to get an infected tooth pulled!