Protein and vegans. Vegans and protein. We keep getting asked questions about protein and vegan sources. We don’t know about you, but the answer is always the same…”FROM PLANTS!” Then comes the retort about needing protein for fitness. With many vegan protein products on the market, we’re often looking for what not only meets our recommended daily allowance, but what also tastes good!
We’ve been fans of NuGo Nutrition for some time. When we learned that they had a new line of high protein, low sugar bars, we were eager to try! With that, we’d like to introduce you to…NuGo Slim!
Okay, we know the name sounds like it’s geared towards feminine weight-loss. However, it’s quite the contrary. Many high protein products are high in sugar, or use a sugar alternative that’s really off-putting, like malitol, reflecting in its taste (and body reactions). What NuGo has created is a vegan bar in multiple flavors, ranging in 15 to 18 grams of protein, less than 5 grams of sugar and around 6-7 grams of fiber. This product hits low on the glycemic scale, making it an option for diabetics!
What’s also great is that this bar is certified vegan and gluten-free. It is a soy-based product, using non-GMO soy in its ingredients. It’s low in carbs, yet high on protein and fiber.
So far, we’ve tried the Toasted Coconut and the Chocolate Mint. Here’s what we thought of them (with comments from Momma Mac too)!
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Carlo: Light with a coconut subtle flavor. It tasted like a brownie with a hint of coconut. I could taste the chocolate without chalkiness.
Carmella: No chalk. No weird aftertaste that you get with some sugar alternatives or artificial sweeteners. I also thought it was like a coconut brownie with a slight crunch from the coconut flakes,
Momma Mac: These are vegan? They’re good, but not so good for me because I’ll eat them like candy bars. I don’t even like coconut!
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Carlo: The coolness of the mint!! It was a good marriage with the chocolate. It tasted in the realm of a Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookie, but without the slap of sweetness.
Carmella: If you love chocolate and mint together, then you’ll love this in a bar. Again, no chalk, no weird aftertaste and you can really taste the flavors in the bar.
Momma Mac: This wasn’t bad at all. Are you getting more?
Bottom line: We liked these bars and will certainly eat them again. The low amount of sugar per serving really attracted us.
NuGo Nutrition’s line of NuGo Slim come in other flavors too:
- Crunchy Peanut Butter
- Brownie Crunch
- Raspberry Truffle
- Roasted Peanut
Bars sell in boxes of 12 for around $21.00 (depending on where you buy). Individual bars are around $1.99-2.99 per bar (depending on where you buy).
Carm’s got her eye on the Peanut Butter, and Carlo’s set on Espresso! We’re sure these will be yummy!
To learn more about NuGo Nutrition and its NuGo Slim line, please visit https://www.nugonutrition.com
Be sure to check out all of their vegan products at https://www.nugonutrition.com/lifestyle/vegan/