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If you follow me on Twitter and Instagram, you know my A race for 2019 is the Mohican 100. I’ve been doing a lot of base miles getting ready, including signing up for a B race, Ohio Backyard Ultra. Besides having the mental game to complete a ultra distance, you need to have a solid nutrition and hydration plan. A sour stomach, not eating enough, eating too much, can lead to a bad race. One of the foods I’ve been training with are the Food Groove Mission Superfood Bites. When the opportunity came up to try the bites, I immediately wanted to give them a go. I was super excited when I was selected.
I was mailed a box of ten pouches with three different flavors: Mother Earth, Holy Truffle Punch, and The Nutty Adventure. I have tried all the flavors, and The Nutty Adventure is my favorite. Because, who doesn’t love Peanut Butter. All the flavors are yummy, but I just have an affinity for peanut butter.
So, training for a 100 miler, my shorter runs range from 6-12 miles. My longer runs can range from 16-28 miles. Because of the long mileage, I usually carry my pack, which is always filled with different food. The bites have easily become a staple on my runs. I am typically not a snacker or a dessert person, so I have only used the bites on my runs.
What I love:
- I can pronounce all the ingredients. They are all whole ingredients. For example, The Nutty Adventures lists *Dates, *Pumpkin Seeds, *Peanut Butter (Peanuts), *Goji Berries, *Golden Berries, *Cacao Nibs, Almond Protein (Non-GMO), *Unsweetened Coconut Chips (Coconut), *Almonds, *Almond Flour (Almonds), *Açaí Powder, *Chia Seeds, *Rooibos Powder, New Zealand Manuka Honey UMF 16+ (*denotes organic ingredient).
- The bites are exactly that, bites. Later in those miles, chewing can be a chore. Bite sized and portioned bites make them easy to eat. They come in a pouch, so I can eat one or two bites at a time and continue on my way.
- They are not sticky. I’ve run in freezing cold, and 70ish days. The bites do not get sticky. Nothing is worse than having sticky hands on a run.
- No upset tummy! The bites are not too sweet. I do not like overly sweet foods. It just seems to turn my stomach. Having the natural sweeteners in the bites agree with my stomach.
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