There is a new bar in town that wants to help you recover from your workouts! Please welcome the new BrittFit (ReFuel) Bar- Peanut Butter Mocha.
Since the launch of our bars, many athletes here in SoCal–and beyond–have enjoyed the super-moist, whole foods-based, BrittFit (Fuel) Bars before workouts, during races, or just as a wholesome snack. After tasting our original flavor, Apple Pie, athletes wanted “MORE FLAVORS, pretty please with a BrittFit Bar on top!” -Anonymous Athlete. So, we created our next flavor: Oatmeal Raisin Cookie. Taste buds everywhere were pleased, but still not satisfied. “EVEN MORE FLAVORS,” was the outcry of hundreds of thousands of athlete tastebuds. [Did you know that each of us has up to 10,000 taste buds?]
So…we put on our thinking caps, exercised our creative muscles (and our spatulas), and tested and tested and tested. Until…we discovered our favorite new flavor combination: Peanut Butter Mocha. This is unlike our first two recipes in that it contains extra protein (from egg white). You see, while our previous BrittFit (Fuel) Bars do provide excellent carbohydrate to fuel training, racing, and other activities , we wanted to give athletes a more ideal all-in-one post-workout option. We made some tweaks, including the addition of egg whites, to give athletes the perfect ratio (approximately 4:1) of glycogen replenishing carbohydrate to muscle rebuilding protein– all from quality, whole food, sources! Based on feedback from our athletes, we wanted to include a bit of caffeine (which, in addition to adding yumminess, may aid in the recovery process by increasing glycogen uptake into depleted muscle cells), so we mixed in some fresh-pulled liquid espresso as well as some fine-ground espresso beans.
BrittFit (ReFuel) Bars– in our inaugural Peanut Butter Mocha flavor– will make their debut in January, 2015. In the meantime, if you are looking to refuel and recover from winter training sessions, you can top your BrittFit (Fuel) Bar with a heaping spoonful of nut butter to reap the benefits of post-workout carbohydrate + protein consumption. Don’t forget to wash it down with a cup of coffee to refuel like a real pro!