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.
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.
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!