Friday, February 12, 2010

Vibrancy - Giveaway!

I haven't talked a lot about this yet, but I've been taking a Mysore Ashtanga class about three times a week. If you are unfamiliar, it is essentially the primary series of Ashtanga, self-led, with the teacher adding on pieces as you are ready until it is completed. I love it. I also love that I go first thing in the morning, because I walk away from it feeling so alive, peaceful, and vibrant, and ready to make my way through the day. If you follow me on twitter at all, I've been updating here and there, and I have working on standing up from my backbends. I am proud to say, I have got it down. Or up... Either way, I am dropping back and standing up unassisted. I am totally thrilled!

Along with that Mysore class adding some vibrancy to my life, I was lucky enough to be gifted from the lovely people at Sequel Naturals with some of their new Vibrancy bars.

The first big draw is the full name of the bar Whole Food Vibrancy Bar. I love doing product reviews for Vega because I know that they really focus on pure, whole, good foods, and these bars are no exception. In fact, this is what they had to say about them:

Each Vega Vibrancy bar features:

  • Sprouts galore – Sprouts are like the express bus to nutrition. The sprouting process converts complex carbs into simple carbs, protein into amino acids, and fat into fatty acids, meaning your body doesn’t have to produce its own enzymes for digestion. Plus the nutrients are in a usable, highly digestible form. With 17.5g of sprouts, Vibrancy Bars have more sprouted ingredients than any other bar on the market.
  • Raw protein – Packed with 10g of plant-based protein from sprouted buckwheat, hemp seeds, sprouted almonds, brown rice and pea protein.
  • Fiber, fiber, fiber – With 20% of your daily recommended intake, Vega Vibrancy bars have 5g of soluble and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber slows the release of carbs into the bloodstream, helping control insulin levels, prolong energy, and gives you feeling of fullness, signaling that hunger mechanism to shut off. Insoluble fiber is important in terms of digestive health and cleansing by ensuring toxins don’t build up and spread to the bloodstream.

Now, I know some of people have reservations about Vega. Maybe you've tried their whole food powders, maybe you've just heard, but they can be less than pleasant. I've found that the key to their protein powders is adding some fruit to it. Luckily, these bars don't need anything.

They're not too sweet, so they do have a bit of a "healthy" taste, but they also have a nice crunch from the buckwheat crispies in there, and they're just full of so much good stuff that I feel good about eating them. They can be a bit on the pricey side, but with all the goodness packed inside of them, they're definitely a worthwhile on the go treat.

I've done a few giveaways and reviews, and I have to say that the people at Vega are always so wonderful to work with. They're always friendly, they always check up to make sure I got the package because my building is terrible about letting me know when I have something waiting for me, and every once in awhile, they offer a giveaway for my readers too!

So, one of you will be the recipient of a Vega Vibrancy Bar prize pack from the people at Sequel.
The entry format is the same as always, minus tweeting...I just don't dig it:
To Enter:
1. Just leave a comment on here and you will be entered!
2. If you are really motivated and want another chance, give a mention to the giveaway on your blog.
OR
3. If you don't have a blog and want another chance, get someone else to comment, mentioning that you told them about the giveaway.

Good luck!! These bars are definitely worth a try. There are plenty of whole food bars out there, but I feel like these have the most goodness packed inside of them!!

48 comments:

  1. Sounds interesting. I'd love to try them!

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  2. Wow these sound great! I would love to win these!!!! I haven't heard of Vega, but I am gonna go check it out right now!!!! Great post!

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  3. Cool! and the krispyness sounds pretty good- I love it when bars have that added texture.

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  4. Fun contest! I've never tried any Vega products because they're so expensive! I pick them up, put them in my cart, and then put them back on the shelf when I realize my grocery bill has exceeded my budget (which happens every time...not just Vega's fault...it's also the Veganaise, the fancy nut butters, the vegan cheese, and other things I don't really need...but really want).

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  5. Enter me please! I'd love to try.

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  6. I've heard lots about Vega (and like you mentioned, not always the best things) but have never actually tried them.
    Also, Mysore Ashtanga sounds so interesting, this is the first time I have heard of it so thanks for teaching me something new today! :)
    -K

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  7. I'd love to have the chance to try those. They look good. =)

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  8. I've been considering buying these for a while now!
    maryrich4 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  9. Hi there, just wanted to say I love the piece you have written! My name is Heather Colvin and I am the editor for a yoga and Balanced Living Company based out of Miami called Green Monkey. Every month we publish an e-newsletter called the Balanced Living Guide that we send out to 4,400 people locally and over 600 nationally. If you are interested in being a guest blogger for our March issue I would love to hear from you. Please feel free to contact me at heather@greenmonkey.net. Would love to hear from you!

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  10. I blogged about it too!

    http://lilearthmuffin.wordpress.com/2010/02/12/oh-its-so-wonderful-to-be-in-love/

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  11. this is such a great giveaway! i've read and heard about these bars from so many people, but haven't had the chance to try them yet!

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  12. I've seen these in the store before but I've never tried them. They sound delicious!

    Kate
    coconutbananabliss @ gmail.com

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  13. Gina hi girl, how are you! Love this giveaway you've got! I like their bars and I think you nailed it with the powder needing fruit and the bars are perfect on their own. Enter me!

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  14. I've tried these once before and loved them! It just makes me sad that they're so expensive- I really can't afford such a luxury normally. I'd sure love to win some though!

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  15. I love anything super healthy! And these are actually really good! I've only tried one because of the price :\ I got it on a trip to WF with my mom and she doesn't really question what I throw in her cart :X She wants me to be healthy right?
    I'd love to win this!

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  16. I love the Vega protein powders. I add them to my morning green smoothies! I am glad to see that they have protein bars out there now! Seems like an easy thing to stash in my glove compartment for those days when I am running errands. Thanks for the review!

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  17. Hello,

    I blogged about it on my blog:

    http://vegetarianbuckeye.blogspot.com/

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  18. Great giveaway Gina! These sounds really fantastic, and who can say no to a plant based-superfood?!

    I will Tweet about this, instead of posting on my blog. Is that ok? It will get through to more people!

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  19. Great giveaway! I've been dying to try some of the Vega products!

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  20. Wow, I'd love to try them! Whole food, plant based-- gotta be yum! :)

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  21. I linked your giveaway from my blog
    http://thevegster.wordpress.com/2010/02/13/how-i-supplement/

    Ashlei

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  22. wow, i love this company but never knew they made bars! awesome! thanks for such a great giveaway :)
    have a lovely day!

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  23. I'm a big fan of raw bars but unfortunately my back account could do without it! Either way, thanks for the opportunity to win some!
    :)

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  24. Great giveaway! I've been wanting to try these bars forever!

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  25. They look amazing,I love the idea of buckwheat crispies! Buckwheat is awesome :)

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  26. I have been wanting to try these too!

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  27. i love that they aren't too sweet - i'm definitely interested!

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  28. I'd be excited to try these.
    Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

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  29. great giveaway! I would love to try them :)

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  30. Mmm, buckwheat AND greens? Two of my favourite ingredients.

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  31. I'm always looking for a great new bar to try - thanks!

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  32. I would love to win this. I have been wanting to try Vega for ages.

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  33. Yes please, Thanks for the chance to win!
    kakihararocks@gmail.com

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  34. Wow, great give-away.. Id love to try these bars, esp since they are dairy free!!

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  35. Let me get this straight. You bend over backwards and put your hands on the floor, then you stand back up again?! CRAZY.

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  36. Thanks for hosting a great giveaway! Count me in... these look great! :)

    heather y
    click4cash4me@gmail.com

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  37. I'm a sucker for tasty giveaways

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  38. i met brendan brazier and i've been dying to try some more of his stuff! yummm!

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  39. yay awesome! hope i win thnx!

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  40. I would love to win!
    sricher721 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  41. I would love to try these. I am a LUNA bar addict and am dying to try a different sort of bar! This sounds great!

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  42. The packaging design looks interesting but I think the text could do some tweaking layout-wise!!! It's running off onto the side, not so reader-friendly!

    Plus side of Vega? Looks expensive like a bar of dark chocolate with the script font!! ;)

    Entering! =)apolopg ies for the random-ness.

    Louisa =)

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  43. Mmmm, yum! Those look (and sound!) yummy!

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