WHAT: Keen-Wah (+) are 100% organic and gluten-free quinoa superfoods bars. This new line from Essential Living Foods is a chocolate coating-free version of their Keen-Wah Decadence. Their 3 new Functional Bar flavors are Energy, Glow, and Strong, and they taste heavenly.

quinoaQuinoa is a complete protein, meaning it contains all 9 essential amino acids, which cannot be made by the body and therefore must come from food.

WHY: Keen-Wah (+) bars are made with high-quality, whole-food ingredients and range from 110-120 calories and a boost of vegan protein. These organic, gluten-free, and vegan quinoa-based bars are filled with targeted superfood ingredients (different for each bar). The Energy bar has yerba mate (incredible energy booster) + cacao. The Glow bar contains turmeric* (a powerful antioxidant that has long been used for its medicinal benefits). The Strong bar has the added benefits of hemp heart* (protein, fiber, and healthy omega-3 fats) and maca (great for energy and endurance). Other noteworthy ingredients in this superfoods bar include: raw cacao nibs, coconut nectar (low glycemic, meaning it doesn’t cause your blood sugar to spike and crash), Himalayan sea salt, and goji berries.

Get glowing skin by adding turmeric to your diet it contains incredible healing properties – it’s anti-inflammatory, reduces acne and signs of aging skin

yerba-mate-organic-zYerba Mate is a South American green tea known for it’s long-lasting energy boost, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fiber and chlorophyll. 

WHERE: Available online at Essential Living Foods; $2.69/bar

THE VERDICT: Keen-Wah (+) bars are great new addition to the Essential Living Foods line of nutrition bars! They taste great, but more importantly are filled with INCREDIBLE ingredients. I really loved all 3 bars, but Energy was probably my favorite flavor – I was surprised how much energy I got from the yerba mate – what a perfect 3pm snack!