They sent me this beautiful box of goodies and I proceeded to eat them over the next few days for fuel to get through an EcoFeminist conference (which was not as feminist as I hoped). I’m not doing much intense exercise nowadays (fibromyalgia has me in it’s grips so gentle yoga has been my jam lately) but I used to do the occasional 5-15K, so I felt qualified enough to judge these babies on taste as well as a source of workout energy.
I forgot to get a picture of what the actual balls look like, but they show them on the Yummari site. They look like what you’d expect from an energy ball made of chia seeds, oats and hemp seeds – in other words, like hippie food. They are a very large mouthful, or a comfortable two or three bites, perfect for eating on the (literal) go.
I loved all the flavors and could definitely tell this would be a good energy source. The endurance nuggets have a great mix of protein, fats, fiber and sugar – exactly the kind of quick and slow energy you need while running, biking or hiking. They are also gluten-free, vegan, organic and peanut-free. Each endurance nugget has 130-140 calories, 5 grams protein, 6 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of fiber.
My favorite flavor was the coffee. The chocolate chip was good but I was hoping it would have a more rich chocolate taste, I would have preferred some dark chocolate chips/chunks to the chocolate liquor chips. The banana was my least favorite but only because bananas and I have a complicated relationship – I often like them best when I can’t taste them, it’s very dysfunctional ;P
Where to Buy
You can buy Yummari Endurance Nuggets to fuel your workouts and activities by purchasing them online only right now. If you are someone who needs good sources of quick energy, this is a product I’d recommend.
Yummari is trying to raise money for their non-GMO Project Verification and B-Corp certification. As someone with a lot of friends who are marathoners, I think it’s important that a product like this be available to as many people as possible. I’m appalled at the gels that my friends consume that are made of who-knows-what and that, admittedly, make my friends feel sick most of the time. These endurance nuggets are a good source of energy without the crazy chemicals and additives in the mainstream gels and snacks used by most runners.
To help them out, go to: https://www.plumalley.co/campaigns/yummari. They are so close to their goal, please consider contributing what you can!