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YouBars and YouShake

The other morning you may have noticed my Green Smoothie received a little amp up fromYouShake Berry Bliss ...I've never been a protein powder fan so I thought.. I don't know about this. Well I was wrong, the stuff had 14 grams of protein for 110 calories plus some great taste...and I could read all the ingredients! I seriously can not wait to get some more or make my own mix with spirulina!

I have now also tested out a YouBar...and my friends let me tell you it was a yummy...and again I can procounce the ingredients! I have really come to love putting only the best fuel in my body and this is excellent.You have the ability to customize your own bar which means you can make it as low cal or high cal as you desire based on your needs. The YouBar that I taste tested earlier was about 140 calories and felt like a decadent treat (like a brownie really!), but many others are close to 200 calories and thus better for a post or pre-run fuel up....unless you are out of PB like me and then it's just good anytime! You can see from the picture that they are not terribly big...but they are very dense unlike a granola bar.

YOUBARS were created by a runner...containing peanut butter...HELLO DO I EVEN NEED TO TELL YOU MORE!! In case I do, here are some answers from Anthony (owner and RUNNER!)How did you come up with the ingredients for the build a bar? As a PB fan I looooove that it's the base!
My mom and I came up with our original ingredients from the nutrition bar recipes my mom has been making for years. Then over the years our customers and requested different ingredients so we just add them to our ingredient list. We are always looking for new ingredients to add to our website.

When did you add shakes to your product line?
We added You Shake to our You Bar product line in September 2008 and it became an instant hit! We are the first protein shake that uses organic freeze dried fruit to flavor and sweeten our shakes which make them taste great and really healthy.

Are you still running marathons?
I am still running marathons. I am actually going to run the LA Marathon in May this year. I am also going to do the LA Triathlon for the first time in October.

Interested in trying these out: 10% off with coupon code "RunToTheFinish"...I love coupon codes with my name, hehe.

what Bar or Shake you would create??

82 comments:

Leanne said...

Hey there! Thanks for stopping by my blog, your eats look great! I love your side panel too, nice to see everything you have goin on right now! My creation would be:
* Sunflower Seed Butter
* Whey (Milk) Protein
* Chia Seeds
* Organic Black Mission Figs
* Organic Dried Apricots
* Organic Brown Rice Syrup
* Carob Powder
* Organic Oat Bran
Because I don't normally eat these things, I pretty much went with the most unique bar ever! ha ha

I like this idea of making my own bars for sure!!!

Leanne said...

On your home page, the second YouBar link you gave takes you to a website in a different language! Just wanted to let you know!

erinbee said...

i want to try these!!!
what a clever concept.

i think id try the youbar base
with soy protein chia seeds goji berries agave nectar and granola and chocolate chips. NOM!

Mom on the Run said...

My bar would look like this...

Base:

* Organic Dates (Fat-free)
* Organic Soynut Butter
* YouBar Base **Recommended

Protein Powders:

* Whey (Milk) Protein

Nuts/Seeds:

* Organic Flaxseeds
* Pecans

Fruits/Berries:

* Organic Dried Apple
* Organic Shredded Coconut

Sweeteners:

* Organic Agave Nectar

Seasonings:

* Organic Cacao Nibs

Grains:

InFUsions:

* Greens Infusion (Spirulina)

RunningLaur said...

There's so many choices - I think this would be really hard to choose just one mix-up!
I'd definitely go for something with the whey in it - I'm looking for more ways to add protein into my diet for stronger muscles while eating less meat. This would be perfect!

HangryPants said...

Well, I made about a million, but here was the last shake:
Protein Powders:

* Soy Protein

Flavors:

* Chocolate (Cocoa)

Fruit:

* Organic Bananas

Sweeteners:

Infusions:

* All One Vitamin Infusion
* Fiber Infusion
* Greens Infusion (Spirulina)

Run For Life said...

Oh wow, this sounds awesome! I would make a shake:

* Rice Protein Powder
* Chocolate (Cocoa)
* Organic Strawberries
* Organic Brown Sugar Cane Juice
* All One Vitamin Infusion
* Greens Infusion (Spirulina)

I'll post about the give away on my blog in my next post (I'll let you know when it's up.) Hope your massage was great. :)

blaine said...

I am a shake lover...
Whey protein, vanilla powder, bananas and strawberries (2 to 1 on the berry to banana ratio), light organic brown sugar, stevia and creatin. I'd add it to a little orange pineapple juice when it came with a bit more vanilla yogurt and voila...a great tropical smoothy.

Runner Leana said...

Oh wow, sounds so yummy!

I'd go for:
- Almond butter
- Whey protein
- Hemp Seeds and Soy Nuts
- Goji Berries and Dried Apricots
- Honey
- Organic Cacao Nibs
- Galaxy Granola

Rookie on the Run said...

My shake would be:

2 scoops chocolate fudge ice cream
2 tbs malt powder
1 cup low fat milk
Whipped cream to taste

Oh... It's supposed HEALTHY... um, I'll get back to you on that.

Meanwhile, I'll look at the other yummy recipes.

Run Mommy said...

Make shake would be the same as Rookies...yummy. Ooops..I guess not healthy. Let's throw on a dash of crushed pecans. :)

Jess said...

I think this sounds like a fun and yummy combo!

Base:
* Organic Peanut Butter
Protein Powders:
* Whey (Milk) Protein
Nuts/Seeds:
* Organic Sunflower Seeds
Fruits/Berries:
* Organic Raisins
* Sweetened Dried Cranberries
Sweeteners:
* Organic Clover Honey
Seasonings:
Grains:
* Organic Galaxy Granola
InFUsions:
* All-One Vitamin Infusion

D10 said...

How very cool. I am going to have to check You Bar out. I have never heard of them before, but I am so excited!!

Denise said...

My creation:
YouBar base and peanut butter
Whey protein
Almonds and org cashews
raisins
clover honey
Cinnamon, cocoa and coffee crystals

YUM!

Ashley said...

Oh my gosh this all looks amazing though i'd definitely like to make some shakes that were lower in sugar than their popular shakes. But, I LOVE the Breakfast shake and would love slurping it down each morning after my workout!!

Nobel4Lit said...

I actually blogged about these not too long ago, but now I'm drooling thinking about it!

http://acaseoftheruns.blogspot.com/2009/02/youbar.html

X-Country2 said...

My creation would be a bar with as much peanuts and chocolate as they could stuff in that thing. Adding in whey protein and probably some flax seed too.

Great idea though

Elina said...

I love all these websites with customized products. So many things to chose from!!
I'd go with the recommended base, whey protein, chia seeds and organic walnuts, goji berries and dried apricots with a little galaxy granola. Now can I win some of this stuff so I can actually try it?! ;)

N.D. said...

I totally want to make these. When Denise was trying them out I went and played already with making a flavor. I think its so cool that you can name it too!!

peanut butter
whey protein
agave nectar
choc chip
cocoa
oat bran

My bar would be named PBLova

Peanut Butter and Jenny said...

whoa what an awesome concept!!! My PERFECT bar would be

* YouBar Base **Recommended
* Whey (Milk) Protein
* Almonds
* Organic Dried Apple
* Organic Raisins
* Prunes
* Organic Clover Honey
* Cinnamon
* Coffee Crystals
* Natural Unsweetened Cocoa
* Organic Galaxy Granola
* All-One Vitamin Infusion

Can't wait to hear the results! Thank you for offering such an awesome product =) <3 xo

Maria said...

I love Larabars, and these don't seem too far off base...

I'd love to try:

Base:

* Organic Dates (Fat-free)
* Organic Peanut Butter

Protein Powders:

* Whey (Milk) Protein

Nuts/Seeds:

* Organic Walnuts

Fruits/Berries:

* Sweetened Dried Cranberries

Sweeteners:

* Organic Agave Nectar

Seasonings:

* Natural Unsweetened Cocoa

Grains:

InFUsions:

* Greens Infusion (Spirulina)

This is a really great concept!

N.D. said...

you are linked to my post today

Lacey Nicole said...

AMAZING!

here is my shake:

Protein Powders:
Whey (Milk) Protein Recommended**
Flavors:
Organic Vanilla Powder
Fruit:
Organic Bananas
Sweeteners:
Organic Brown Sugar Cane Juice
Infusions:
Greens Infusion (Spirulina)
Nutritional Yeast


sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!

Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

here is my bar:
Base:

* YouBar Base **Recommended

Protein Powders:

* Whey (Milk) Protein

Nuts/Seeds:

* Almonds
* Chia Seeds
* Hempseeds
* Organic Flaxseeds
* Organic Sesame Seeds

Fruits/Berries:

Sweeteners:

* Organic Clover Honey

Seasonings:

* Natural Unsweetened Cocoa

Grains:

* Organic Galaxy Granola
* Organic Oat Bran

great giveaway!

Aimee said...

I have been wanting to try these for over a year and would love to win some!

I would make this bar:
Base: Organic Dates
Protein Powders: Whey Protein
Nuts/Seeds:Almonds
Fruits/Berries: Shredded Coconut
Seasonings: Chocolate Chips
Grains: Nutty Rice Cereal

Anna said...

I've made my own Youbars before, but I would love to make a shake! Soy protein, chocolate, strawberry, and cane juice. yums.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!
My bar would contain: peanut butter, cinnamon, cocoa, and lots more!

~Steph (sprausa@comcast.net)

KK @ Running Through Life said...

My Bar would be:

* Organic Dates (Fat-free)
* Whey (Milk) Protein
* Almonds
* Organic Flaxseeds
* Organic Dried Apple
* Sweetened Dried Cranberries
* Organic Agave Nectar
* Natural Unsweetened Cocoa
* Nutty Rice Cereal
* Fiber Infusion

Aimee said...

I just posted about the giveaway:

http://healthylawyer.blogspot.com/2009/03/first-time-lunch-post.html

Keegan said...

Yum! So much fun to pick and choose your OWN bar!!

* Organic Dates (Fat-free)
* Soy Protein
* Almonds
* Chia Seeds
* Goji Berries
* Organic Dried Apple
* Sweetened Blueberries
* Organic Brown Rice Syrup
* Cinnamon
* Organic Cacao Nibs
* Organic Ginger
* Organic Galaxy Granola
* Organic Oat Bran

Meghann said...

my YouBar would contain Oat Bran, peanut Butter, Chocolate Chips, Coconut, and so on and so on :)

Superjaxster said...

My shake would be called "Aham-bam banana" And it has the following in it:
Whey (Milk) Protein Recommended**
Organic Vanilla Powder
Organic Bananas
Splenda (Though I am torn since I would like to try Stevia)
All One Weight Loss Infusion
Fiber Infusion
Greens Infusion (Spirulina)\

This was really fun and I think it would taste pretty darn good too.

just me said...

What a great giveaway! I love the idea of making my own bars!! Here's what mine would include!

YouBar Base
Whey Protein
Cashews and Peanuts
Dried Apples
Brown Rice Syrup
Cinnamon
Chocolate Chips
Unsweetened Cocoa

Chic Runner said...

Mmmmm Thanks for the great giveaway and the heads up on these bars. How cool. I would probably like my bar pretty plain though.

Base:


* Organic Soynut Butter
* YouBar Base **Recommended

Protein Powders:

* Whey (Milk) Protein

Nuts/Seeds:

* Organic Flaxseeds
* Pecans

Fruits/Berries:

* Organic Shredded Coconut

+ the chocolate flavor. ;)

Missy said...

Great giveaway! I would go for Almond Butter, Whey Protein, Organic Dried Apricots, Goji Berries, and Organic Cocoa Nibs!!

mgaltier said...

This is such an awesome giveaway! My bars would have cashew butter, dates, extra whey protein, almonds, figs, coconut, honey, ginger, oat bran, and stevia

RunToFinish said...

extra entry: Missy Maintains

meloncauliflower said...

i would do almond butter, dates, soy protein, flax seeds and honey! yum!

Laura E said...

Wow, great giveaway! I've always wanted to try these, thanks for the opportunity!

This would be my bar:
Base:
Cashew Butter
Organic Dates (Fat-free)
Protein Powders:
Whey (Milk) Protein
Nuts/Seeds:
Almonds
Fruits/Berries:
Organic Shredded Coconut

I don't have a blog but I emailed you!

Azure said...

So many choices!
K, here's what I would like to try:
You Bar Base, Whey protein, chia and flax, Goji and Blueberries, Honey, Granola, Cinammon and Cacao nibs

BOBBI McCORMICK said...

this would be really hard to choose just one mix-up?!
why protein would be in there for sure!

RunToFinish said...

Extra Entry: Laura Evans

valerie2350 said...

what fun!
cashew butter
cranberries
apricots
honey
ginger
chocolate
mmmmmmmmm

valerie2350 said...

blogged
http://sweeps4bloggers.blogspot.com/2009/03/runtothefinish-you-bar-giveaway-32009.html

Sara said...

You are linked to my post today. Great giveaway!

http://fitfeet.blogdns.com/sara/?p=55

The Happy Runner said...

I'm laughing at Rookie on the Run's shake. YUM!

I could go for the honey cashew bar that they have.

mattschmunk said...

My bar would look like this:

Base:
Cashew Butter
YouBar Base **Recommended
Protein Powders:
Whey (Milk) Protein
Nuts/Seeds:
Almonds
Organic Flaxseeds
Fruits/Berries:
Goji Berries
Organic Sweetened Cherries (w/Sunflower Oil)
Sweeteners:
Organic Brown Rice Syrup
Organic Clover Honey
Seasonings:
Chocolate Chips
Coffee Crystals
Grains:
Organic Galaxy Granola
InFUsions:
Fiber Infusion

mattschmunk said...

I added a link to your giveaway on my giveaway blog. http://msgiveaway.blogspot.com/2009/03/youbar-giveaway.html

Rachel said...

Very cool. I tested the YOU SHAKE on the website and I'd use whey protein, chocolate, greens. What a cool invention.

Ellen said...

wow, so many options! here's what i've got:

* YouBar Base
* Soy Protein
* Almonds
* Organic Flaxseeds
* Organic Walnuts
* Goji Berries
* Prunes
* Organic Agave Nectar
* Chocolate Chips
* Cinnamon
* Nutty Rice Cereal

Rachel said...

These look tasty!
Here's my Youbar:
Base:
Almond Butter
Organic Dates (Fat-free)
Protein Powders:
Rice Protein
Nuts/Seeds:
Almonds
Organic Walnuts
Fruits/Berries:
Organic Raisins
Sweeteners:
Organic Agave Nectar
Seasonings:
Cinnamon

Abby said...

Count me in for the contest! I've gone to this website a few times over the past couple months and created all sorts of different concoctions just to see how the nutrition changes with each one :)

Ashley said...

Base:
Organic Peanut Butter
Protein Powders:
Whey (Milk) Protein
Nuts/Seeds:
Almonds
Organic Pumpkin Seeds
Fruits/Berries:
Organic Dried Apricots (w/Organic Rice Flour)
Organic Sweetened Cherries (w/Sunflower Oil)
Sweeteners:
Organic Clover Honey
Seasonings:
Grains:
Organic Galaxy Granola
Organic Oat Bran

This is cool, wish you could create in a local location, even htough online rocks!
ashlomb at yahoo dot com

Kelsey said...

I would buy the 'breakfast bar' sine the description was mouth watering!!!!

One Gillian Reasons said...

Just came across your blog, and I love reading it!

The "Gillian" Bar would include:

I'd go for:
- Organic peanut butter
- Whey protein
- Hemp Seeds and Chia Seeds
- Goji Berries and Sweetened Dried Cranberries
- Honey
- Organic Cacao Nibs
- Galaxy Granola

YUM! (onegillianreasons.blogspot.com)

Lora said...

oh man too many choices! mine would be a PB, cocoa, sunflower seed, whey protein, and honey! yummmmmy!

Anne said...

Oh my gosh, I was having so much fun making up combinations! haha. Mine would have:
* YouBar Base **Recommended
* Whey (Milk) Protein
* Chia Seeds
* Organic Flaxseeds
* Goji Berries
* Organic Clover Honey
* Cinnamon
* Organic Cacao Nibs
* Organic Ginger
* Organic Oat Bran
* Fiber Infusion

Cool!

Stephanie said...

How fun!

Here's mine cut and pasted.

* Organic Peanut Butter
* Whey (Milk) Protein
* Organic Flaxseeds
* Organic Sunflower Seeds
* Organic Raisins
* Organic Sweetened Cherries (w/Sunflower Oil)
* Organic Clover Honey
* Natural Unsweetened Cocoa
* Organic Cacao Nibs
* Organic Oat Bran
* Fiber Infusion

Sarah W. said...

pb
brown rice protein
cocoa
flaxseeds
cacao nibs
agave nectar
goji berries
spirulina
granola

yum!!!

EL said...

I would eat it all, but my personal favorite additon would be goji berries.

Sarah said...

Base: Organic Dates (Fat-free)

Protein Powders: Whey (Milk) Protein

Nuts/Seeds: Almonds, Organic Flaxseeds

Fruits/Berries: Organic Sweetened Cherries (w/Sunflower Oil)

Sweeteners: Organic Brown Rice Syrup

Grains: Organic Oat Bran

swirlycinnacakes said...

I am so excited! Make your own bar? Wow, it is on!

My (first) concoction would be:
* Almond Butter
* Organic Dates (Fat-free)
* Whey (Milk) Protein
* Almonds
* Organic Cashews
* Organic Shredded Coconut
* Sweetened Blueberries
* Organic Agave Nectar
* Cinnamon
* Organic Cacao Nibs
* Organic Oat Bran

RunToFinish said...

extra entry swirly cakes

The Dreamer said...

Base:

* Almond Butter
* Organic Dates (Fat-free)

Protein Powders:

Nuts/Seeds:

* Almonds
* Peanuts

Fruits/Berries:

* Organic Shredded Coconut

Sweeteners:

* Organic Agave Nectar
* Organic Clover Honey

Seasonings:

* Chocolate Chips
* Natural Unsweetened Cocoa

Grains:

* Organic Galaxy Granola

addeviant006 at gmail dot com

Liz said...

My bar would be:
Base:

* Almond Butter
* YouBar Base **Recommended

Protein Powders:

* Rice Protein

Nuts/Seeds:

* Almonds
* Peanuts

Fruits/Berries:

* Sweetened Dried Cranberries

Sweeteners:

* Organic Clover Honey

Seasonings:

* Chocolate Chips
* Cinnamon
* Natural Unsweetened Cocoa

Grains:

* Organic Oat Bran

InFUsions:

* Fiber Infusion

ttfn300 said...

you bar base, extra whey protein, agave nectar, almonds, coconut, chia seeds, goji berries, cinnamon, spriulina

i've totally wanted to try these!!

katie m said...

So many bar options...I would make a bar with these yummy ingredients:
* Almond Butter
* Organic Dates (Fat-free)
* Whey (Milk) Protein
* Organic Dried Apple
* Organic Raisins
* Organic Clover Honey
* Cinnamon
* Organic Oat Bran
* Fiber Infusion
Thanks!

mgaltier said...

My bar would have:
cashew butter
dates
extra whey protein
almonds
cashews
figs
coconut
honey
ginger

Anonymous said...

I would make a bar with youbar base, whey, pecans, raisins, apple, honey, choccolate chips, cacao nibs, and granola.

Buddy

budree@bellsouth.net

talesofexpansion said...

ohhhh man, so many options! i'd use ginger, cacao, cinnamon, dates, sunflower butter, pumpkin seeds, coconut. umm, actually, how about everything!

i'll link back to you later today!

Internal Peace said...

Oh, I want to try these soooo badly! My bar would have:

YouBase
Whey PP
Chia seeds (want to try these!)
Hempseeds (also want to try these!)
Goji berries
Organic raisins
Agave nectar (not too much)
Cacao nibs
Maca powder (sounds interesting!)
Oat bran
Greens infusion

Wow, that would be a phenomenal bar!! I want to win! :) And I dyou linked back to you at:

http://lifeloveviolin.blogspot.com

sweetandfit said...

thanks for such an amazing giveaway! I have been dying to try these bars! I just headed over to their website... and customized my own youbar =)

Base: Organic Dates & YouBar Base
Protein Powders: Rice Protein
Nuts/Seeds:Almonds
Fruits/Berries: Organic Raisins & Organic Shredded Coconut
Seasonings: Chocolate Chips & Cinnamon
Grains: Nutty Rice Cereal & Organic Galaxy Granola
InFUsions: Stevia

I'm also posting a link to this giveaway in my next

Sharon said...

Oh wow, that is so neat!
Youbar base.
Rice protein.
Chia seeds, almonds.
Agave Nectar
Chocolate chips
Nutty rice cereal

sarah said...

I would love to win this because I can't eat most bars due to my peanut allergy. I think I'd go for a sunflower butter, whey protein, flaxseed, fig, and brown rice syrup sweetened bar. Sounds delicious!
Sarah
http://sarahdbelle.wordpress.com/

Lea said...

Weird combo of flavors, but I just picked all the ones I love on it's own. ^^

Base:
Organic Dates (Fat-free)
Protein Powders:
Rice Protein
Nuts/Seeds:
Chia Seeds
Organic Flaxseeds
Fruits/Berries:
Goji Berries
Organic Shredded Coconut
Sweeteners:
Organic Agave Nectar
Seasonings:
Organic Ginger
Grains:
Organic Oat Bran
InFUsions:
All-One Vitamin Infusion

Christine said...

I think I'm going to create this whether I win or not haha
*PB
*Whey protein
*Choc Chips
*unsweetened Cocoa
*Organic Brown Rice Syrup
*Coconut
Also I am going to Link Back!

RunToFinish said...

extra entry: http://www.tri2cook.blogspot.com/

RunToFinish said...

extra entry Anne Keller

healthy ashley said...

I love the idea of YouBars and would love to try them! I would definitely include protein, chocolate and figs!!

Mommyhood is Thankless said...

Protein Powders:
* Soy Protein
Flavors:
* Chocolate (Cocoa)
Fruit:
* Organic Strawberries
Sweeteners:
* Splenda
Infusions:
* All One Weight Loss Infusion

Is what I would create!

mommyhoodisthankless{AT}gmail.com

mel said...

I would do something like this:
YouBar base with peanut butter
Almonds and org cashews
cranberries and coconut
clover honey
Cinnamon

mdhohn(at)msn(dot)com

fitforfree said...

I just tried a youbar for the first time and loved it!! i'd want anything with the sunflower seed butter base + dates :-)

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