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The Primal Kitchen | Paleo Bars

May 29, 2014

I was recently contacted by the lovely folks at The Primal Kitchen, asking if I wanted to try a few of their paleo bars. I was a little skeptical at first; I’d seen the word ‘paleo’ floating around for a while, and kind of assumed it was a fad diet that would soon die out – or at least wasn’t a sensible way of eating! I was kind of wrong though – the idea behind paleo eating is to go back to how we originally ate; more naturally, like cavemen. Not great for a vegan – if you take a look at their paleo information page you can see that they recommend meat, seafood, eggs and no soya…! They do have a vegetarian information section though, which notes all the good things your body loves – healthy fats like avocado, coconut, nuts and seeds.

Anyway, enough of this dietary nonsense. I love how simple the bars are – four or five ingredients, smashed into a tasty bar. Really moist, great for breakfast or a snack and they genuinely fill you up for a good few hours.

The coconut & macadamia paleo bar was definitely my favourite. The coconut was so tasty, and the macadamia gave it a creamy nutty flavour. Delish!

I didn’t just scoff them whole though – I’m still absolutely loving my green smoothies at the moment, so decided to top off a smoothie bowl with chunks of the brazil nut & cherry paleo bar. It was so good!

I went through a phase of making berry-based smoothies, but I’m actually preferring these – they taste fresh and super healthy, and are great in my quest to cut down on fruit in general. I’m getting a bit more adventurous with my smoothie bowls, too. This one had one banana, a big chunk of iceberg lettuce, a couple of handfuls of spinach, water, a chunk of ginger and ice. All whizzed up for a few minutes. It’s the perfect start to the day, and really simple to make, which I love. I do have one confession to make though… I may have run out of ice, and am using the ‘organically’ grown ice that’s making it’s way across the front of one of the drawers in the freezer. Is that weird? Or thrifty? I can’t really decide, but I have a feeling it’s time to make a tray of ice soon.

Thanks to everyone for their lovely comments on my Life Lately blog post! It’s funny how so many people read it and thought it was a positive post, when all I could see was me moaning and going on about how I wish things were different. I’m glad it didn’t come across like that though.

I can’t believe it’s Thursday already. This Bank Holiday has thrown me, yet again. I’m quite looking forward to the weekend – catching up with Trout, the gym, friends and then an event with work on Sunday that I’m a little nervous about (it’s the first event I’ve put on by myself!) but hopefully it’ll go according to plan and those involved will enjoy it.

Have you tried The Primal Kitchen’s bars?
Do you follow a paleo diet?

4 Comments leave one →
  1. May 29, 2014 2:16 pm

    Fun idea to top a smoothie bowl with chunks of the bar! Though if you’re trying to cut down on fruit, I guess that might not be the best thing to do…
    Are you concerned about the sugar in fruit? In that case berries are actually a better option than bananas.

    • June 5, 2014 9:11 am

      You’re right, haha. This was a day off! I’m trying to cut down on sugar (natural and artificial) as my skin doesn’t really agree with it – always thought berries would have more sugar than a banana!

  2. May 29, 2014 5:06 pm

    These looks great! I imagine them to be a slightly more substantial version of Nakd bars? Definitely going to have to give them a try, do you know if they’re widely available yet?

    Good luck this weekend! You’ll be an awesome job I’m sure :) and afterwards it’ll be such an achievement!

    • June 5, 2014 9:12 am

      Exactly – they’re softer than a Nakd bar but the same idea. Not sure where they’re available, sorry :/

      Thanks lovely! It went really well, thankfully!

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