Fuel Up, Feel Great!

Lara McGlashan MFA CPT | March 31, 2014

Give Yourself a Smooch


Need an energy boost? Then Smooch is perfect for you. Containing all-natural crushed fruit, whole chia seeds and acerola cherry, Smooch provides protein, fiber, omega-3s, phyto-nutrients and a ton of vitamin C. Smooch is the perfect on-the-go snack, and it’s a healthy addition to shakes and smoothies.

AbesMarket.com, $2.49

Better Butters


Tired of plain old nut butters? Try Kolat’s almond butter blends. Its espresso hazelnut flavor has a little caffeine pick-me-up, and the blueberry cinnamon walnut version has an energizing antioxidant boost. All products are gluten-free, dairy-free and GMO-free.

KOLAT, $10.99

As American as Apple Pie


Tamp down those pesky dessert cravings with the apple pie QuestBar. This classic flavor blends spicy cinnamon with heart-healthy almonds and real apple pieces. It also boasts 20 grams of protein, 18 grams of fiber and only 6 grams of net carbs. Serving tip: Warm it up in the microwave for fresh-out-of-the-oven flavor!

Quest Nutrition, $2.39

Snack Healthier


High-protein chips? Sign us up! Because they are made from a blend of beans and rice flour, Beanitos contain a full spectrum of amino acids, as well as plenty of heart-healthy fiber and low-glycemic carbs. Choose from a variety of flavors, including white bean with sea salt, better cheddar and chipotle barbecue.

Beanitos, $3.49

Crunch Bar Bonus


If you’re going to sin, sin healthfully. This unique chocolate bar from Alter Eco mixes organic 60 percent dark chocolate with toasted quinoa, adding a little crunch of protein and fiber to your smooth and sinful treat. Love it!

Alter Eco, $3.99


About the Author

Lara McGlashan MFA CPT

Oxygen Fitness Editor Lara McGlashan has more than 15 years of experience as a writer and editor, who specializes in health, fitness, and nutrition. 

Lara is an ACE-certified personal trainer and fitness consultant. Her sports background includes skiing, snowboarding, flying trapeze, yoga, competitive beach volleyball, dance, mountain biking, hiking and running, to name a few endeavors. She is currently exploring the world of CrossFit in her home base of Connecticut, where she lives with her 2-year-old son, Alex.