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    Review: Rise Bars

    It is no secret that I am a fan of energy/protein bars.  I like portable food for times when I am in a hurry or need to refuel after a workout.  When I first started the gluten-free diet over 6 years ago, the choices for gluten-free bars were few & far between.  There were Larabars, which I love, but other than that, the choices were slim.

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    Rise Bar, previously making bars under the names “Prana & Boomi bars”, has been making nutrition bars for more than a decade. 

    Rise was created to fill a real need—to give people very specific bars, with different formulations, for various times of day. After all, your body needs a different sort of fuel first thing in the morning than it needs mid-afternoon. And your workout demands something else all-together. So give your body what it needs, whenever it needs it. With Rise.

    There are several different varieties of Rise Bars:

    Breakfast Bars - Rise Breakfast Bar makes morning say, "Go!" It’s sweet, with hearty chunks of fruit and nuts to keep you moving through the most important part of your day.

    • Crunchy cranberry apple
    • Crunchy cashew almond
    • Crunchy honey walnut
    • Crunchy macadamia pineapple
    • Crunchy perfect pumpkin

    Energy+ Bars - Rise Energy+ Bar is 100% organic, made with blended superfruit and nuts, full of fiber and antioxidants to fuel you through the rest of the day.

    • Cherry almond
    • Coconut acai
    • Apricot goji
    • Blueberry coconut
    • Raspberry pomegranate

    Protein+ Bars -Rise Protein+ bar is designed to make good workouts great. It’s a super clean formula that delivers a big protein boost with five ingredients or less.

    • Almond honey
    • Crunchy carob chip

    I was able to sample all 3 varieties of the bars.  My favorites are the breakfast & energy+ bars, specifically the apricot goji and the crunchy cranberry apple.  I wasn’t a fan of the protein bars.  The crunchy carob flavor was better than the almond honey, but they were very hard & chewy.  I would definitely purchase the breakfast & energy bars, but would probably find another option for protein bars. 

    Rise bars are made in a dedicated gluten-free facility and are certified gluten-free.  All of the bars are vegetarian, kosher, soy & peanut-free.  The Rise Energy+ bars are certified organic & vegan.  The bars can be purchased online or found in health food stores, like Whole Foods, near you. 

    **The bars reviewed in this post were sent to me free of charge for review purposes.  The opinions shared here are mine and have not been influenced by anyone or anything.

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