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    Can anyone recommend a protein bar?

    Something to have on the car ride home after mountain biking. Preferably not super processed with a million of ingredients, good taste is a plus. At least 20g of protein.

    Sick of all these bars calling themselves "protein bars" and they only have 6-10g of protein

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    No. I cannot recommend any of them. They all taste like putrified cardboard.
    I use a cooler with ice and real food.

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    EPIC Bar|Protein|Gluten Free|Paleo|Grass Fed Protein Bars

    Mostly meat and they don't suck too bad

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    Try the Perfect Bar. I like the peanut butter flavor the best. They also have small 100 calories packs that are good to take on a longer ride.


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    Quest Bars... cookie dough(21g protein, low sugar, gluten free). Best protein bars out there.

    The Crunch Fit bars are also very good.

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    Make your own protein balls , there are a lot of different versions if you google them. The ones I make , oats ,peanut butter ,vanilla ,cocoa chips , little coconut , little honey , scoop of vanilla protein . Mix and roll into balls

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    I'll say this- I know the founder of quest bars personally, and there likely isn't a protein bar I haven't tried. The only one that I can honestly recommend is the base bar in the cookie dough variety. It honestly does not taste like a protein bar. It's the only one I've found


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    I always keep a blender bottle with scoops of protein in it. Pour in some water, shake it up and drink.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ATLRB View Post
    Try the Perfect Bar. I like the peanut butter flavor the best. They also have small 100 calories packs that are good to take on a longer ride.


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    This. They are 100% natural, all organic ingredients and taste awesome. My go-to is Cranberry Crunch. It's tastes more like peanut butter than cranberry but they call it this because it has small pieces of cranberry in it. Only 200 calories.
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    Chocolate milk in a small cooler or stop at a nearby store and grab a bottle. Extra protein punch...add a scoop of whey. They also make high protein milk that's pretty inexpensive...<$2 a serving. Never been a fan of protein bars.
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    I've been happy with Clif Builder Bars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bald_Ben View Post
    I've been happy with Clif Builder Bars.
    Yea...those are solid too. Cliff makes a good product IMO. Often times I'll through a regular Clif Bar in my jersey pocket for a snack.
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    Clif is the best tasting for sure.
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    Clif builders for me


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    These are all great suggestions here. I think making your own is the way to go if you have the time and motivation to do it. Stuff like organic flax or chia seeds along with whey can be added. Clif is my go to at the store, but also found these recently, but with less protein....
    Nature Valley Roasted nut crunch bars in almond crunch. Basically roasted almonds, peanuts and sunflower seeds together in a crunchy bar. Very tasty imo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CFH View Post
    Quest Bars... cookie dough(21g protein, low sugar, gluten free). Best protein bars out there.

    The Crunch Fit bars are also very good.
    +1 on the Quest Bars, especially the peanut butter and chocolate.

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    Food City has a Premier Protein bar that I like. 30g or protein with 270 calories. It is usually my breakfast each day.

    After a good hard ride though I'll usually use one of the protein mixes and have it with a bowl of multi whole grain cereal.
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    I also like Quest bars. They taste good and aren't super hard or anything. I do need to try the Clif Builders, they only have the regular non-protein Clifs around here, but those do taste good. The only downside to Clif bars is that they have a lot of sugar in them, which is the opposite of what you want post-ride if you are trying to lose weight. What I can say for sure is do NOT get Musclepharm's Combat crunch protein bars. They are really hard and crunchy, and the one I ate tore my gums and mouth all up. It did taste good though.

    That said, I really like to drink my protein. I love Musclepharm's Combat, it's a mix of whey and casein protein, among other stuff, so it gives you a short-term injection and also lasts a little while. I can't always eat as much as I should, or else small protein snacks throughout the day are better. Of course, when it's easier to eat than carry a whole shaker bottle, Quest bars for me.

    I don't drink it strictly for the purpose of building muscle, but I find it really helps me recover faster.

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    Right now lots of people are going crazy for new Kirkland protein bars.
    Bought some myself as we had to wait long time till they bring them over to Canada too, really tasty.
    I think it's like $23 for a box in the store in Canada, probably similar in US.
    https://www.costco.com/Kirkland-Sign...100296106.html

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    On a normal 2-3 hour ride I use ~1500 calories. Consume maybe 500 while riding.

    After the ride I've been really happy with chugging 2-3 pints of 2% milk.

    2 pints has:

    550 calories
    54g of carb
    38g of protein
    20g of fat

    From what I've read milk is perfect for us mammals. Feels to me that it is the carbs that are important to replace in the recovery window - if I want to feel good the next day.

    Maybe try it and see?
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    ive been taking these on my rides


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    Try this Probar Nutty Banana Boom ,9grm protein.

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    My hands-down favorite is Chef Jay's Tri-O-Plex (Chef Jay's Tri-O-Plex High Protein Foods and Snacks) but I usually get mine from Allstarhealth.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacksheep5150 View Post
    ive been taking these on my rides


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    I'm addicted to these. Last line sold me! Love the peanut butter and chocolate too. Blueberry is breakfast.
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