Have you actually read what’s in a ‘healthy’ snack bar? I have recently become a label reader and I’m flabbergasted when I read the small print of some of them. I’m looking for a vegan, no sugar, gluten free, Craving Blasting Bar to fill the snack gap and I don’t want to spoil all of the progress that I have recently made to getting my health and energy levels back.
For the past two months I’ve been detoxing and fat burning with the help of Vivienne Talsmat and I’ve been using her Rejuva smoothies along with her eating plan. I’ve lost over 2 stone and loads of inches. I’m rejuvenated: hot flushes have calmed right down, my jangly nerves have subsided, my energy levels are up, I’ve got loads more vim and vigour. I feel at least ten years younger. I’m not just coping I’m thriving.
I don’t want to lose this feeling so I’ve become super diligent about eating the right thing at the right time of day….but sometimes I can’t fit a healthy meal in my day and I just need to unwrap a snack bar. If I don’t have a healthy snack that satisfies I’ll only get super hungry and eat a whole load of nonsense.
Before I tried Rejuva Bars, I used to rummage around supermarkets and health food shops to find a snack bar that tasted good and ticks all the boxes that suit my new healthy food regime. My plan is to have a snack bar in my handbag or in my car glove compartment on stand by for when I’m taking my mum out to the shops on a Saturday, out and about or when I’m working and can’t get away from my desk …or that petrol station kiosk moment.
I was over the moon when Vivienne Talsmat asked me to try her new Rejuva Bars. Knowing that Vivienne is a complete nutrition expert, is passionate about sourcing quality organic ingredients and cares about the taste factor in her smoothies range, I was keen to get my teeth into these bars.
Rejuva Burn Bars
On the road test I focused on the Rejuva Burn bars. I’ve been using the Rejuva Burn smoothies for a couple of weeks with great fat burning results.
At first look, love the packaging, clean and bright and simple. However, when I read the label – bit confusing… there doesn’t seem to be anything in it – just a load of fruit and Rejuva smoothie powder. Exactly…that’s the difference – Rejuva Bars are a new concept in healthy food as you go, Vivienne Talsmat has designed and formulated these to be as filling and as nutritious as her Rejuva Burn smoothies.
Same size as a snack bar but the Rejuva bar feels nice and heavy and when you take your first bite it’s a lot denser and creamier than a snack bar or the usual nutrition bar. These bars are delicious, not too sweet and a good mix of interesting flavours and textures in each bite. The Rejuva detox adds to the mix of textures so that I found myself spending time enjoying each mouthful, eating slowly and surprising myself that I didn’t just wolf it down. Vivienne explains the flavour combinations are more than just based on taste:
Apricot is low on calories and high on fiber content which improves your metabolic rate … it also maintains optimum fluid balance keeping you hydrated. This high soluble fibre content also stimulates gastric juices to break down fatty acids in food and makes the absorption of nutrients.
Reservatrol in mulberries is a naturally occurring antioxidant that has been shown to have anti-ageing properties as well as weight loss effects through its ability to improve physical endurance and provide increased energy levels.
and the benefit of adding her Rejuva Burn smoothie mix:
The inclusion of the Rejuva Burn powder provides the bars with a unique combination of green tea, baobab, Maca and alpha-lipoic acid which together have a powerful fat burning advantage. This is reinforced by the inclusion of bio-assimilable proteins that are scientifically proven to have fat-burning outcomes. A mix of proteins – brown rice, split pea, barley grass and hemp – also provide a complete amino acid profile.
My Verdict on Rejuva Burn Bars:
One bar does make me feel full, satisfied and with a feeling that I just ate something as clean and nutritious and as tasty as one of Vivienne’s smoothies! (I have heard that some people can’t manage a whole bar, not sure what that says about me…)
My favourite flavour? It’s got to be apricot… but I love apricots and I was delighted to find has got a good mix with the other fruits and tastes right. Yum.
I wasn’t sure about mulberries at first glance, more from ignorance really. However, Vivienne’s knack for interesting flavour combinations has made me a convert. Yes I love that one too.
Rejuva Sport Bars
Since I started on Vivienne Talsmat’s detox and fat burn regime I have so much more energy, combined with the novelty of my ‘activity tracker device’ I’m happily hitting my walking targets every day. Next week, I’m ready to start running for the first time, ever, and I plan to start exercising regularly again. I’ve been to the shops and bought some fancy patterned running pants, I have had a sneak taste of the cherry and vanilla Rejuva Sport bar, and it’s delicious. I’m all set to go!
If you would like to read more about the Rejuva System, click here.
In a couple of weeks I will report back on how I get on with running and fitting it into my life, work, family and caring commitments and how the Rejuva Sport bars fit into my new fitness and fat burning regime.
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