Unhealthy food under the guise of energy bars is often pushed on us by manufacturers hoping to capitalize on our busy lifestyles. When we are stuck at the office in need of a quick pick me up, we will often grab an energy bar to satiate our hunger.
The problem with most energy bars is that they’re mostly comprised of a ton of sugar, artificial flavors and a litany of mystery ingredients. No one wants to eat a coconut bar with zero coconuts involved in the manufacturing process. Additionally, many of these energy bars are packed with preservatives that hold no nutritional value whatsoever, and research suggests that they can actually be harmful to your health. We were sure we would never find an energy bar that was made from one hundred percent natural ingredients that also tasted great and delivered on its promised nutritional value. Then we discovered Dosha Bars.
The delight we felt upon tasting the unsweetened fruit and seed combo of the Blueberry Balance (Pitta), our first Dosha Bar, is hard to describe, but we’ll try anyway. The bar is crunchy, but not hard, it’s really the perfect texture. We also enjoy the hint of cinnamon (not an overpowering taste) that you get with every bite. Next, we tasted the Cherry Chakra and experienced a sense of relief wash over us as we realized the long search for an organic food bar with no preservatives, flavorings, or powders from a lab, that also tasted amazing, had finally ended. The nutty taste is balanced well with the tangy, sweetness of the cherry! Then, we felt a strong rush of joy as we tasted our first bite of the Apple Cran Awakening, content in the knowledge that each bar is only 150 calories of all natural ingredients, meaning we could satisfy our hunger without sacrificing our health. It’s sweet and tart but in a satisfying way. You can really taste the fruit – with every bite, you know you are eating real ingredients!
Dosha Bar’s ingredients and flavor combinations are inspired by an ancient Indian healing system Ayurveda, a sister science of yoga, that suggests that different people should consume different foods based on their particular mind-body type, or dosha. Each of the three bar flavors is made with ingredient combinations known to balance each dosha, meaning you can eat whichever bar best fits you! But at the end of the day, you can eat whichever bar you like because there is no Ayurveda police!
Their website has a short quiz you can take to learn more about Ayurveda, and which bar best compliments your own dosha. The quiz even tells you your dominant dosha and gives you life balance tips. Not only can you connect what you eat to your own mind-body type, but each bar also has a connection to the seasons and even specific times of the day. Tailor your eating habits to find the perfect life balance, using any combination of Dosha Bars flavors, each corresponding to one of Ayurveda’s mind-body types: Vata, Pitta, Kapha.
Dosha Bar is an innovative approach to health and wellness, that comes in three delightful flavors. They can be eaten by most everyone with a dietary restriction because they’re vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy free, paleo, and contain only 3 grams of added sugars (from either org. brown rice syrup or honey). For those interested, Dosha Bar is one of the few bars made without nuts or tree nuts (!), although it is crafted at a gluten-free facility that also processes soy, tree nuts, and peanuts. Plus, with the mindfulness needed to learn which flavor best fits your dosha, they’re literally making the world a better place by teaching people to be more self-aware, improving themselves and those around them in the process!