Upgrading Our Smoothies at the Fuel Bar
Early last year we decided to do an overhaul of our Fuel Bar and revamp our menu with only the most healthy, nutritious items to supplement all the hard work our members put in at the gym. Our team of Nutrition experts spent a considerable amount of time identifying which items weren’t going to make the cut when it came to ingredients and nutritional value. In addition, we taste-tested numerous new products with quality ingredient lists and our favorites have made it to the shelves. If you haven’t browsed through our selections recently, we encourage you to do so! We’re sure you’ll find a healthier, tastier treat that you’ll love as much as we do!
The next step towards offering the very best ingredients and products at our Fuel Bar was upgrading the protein powder used in our signature VIDA smoothies. Our goal was to move away from artificial sweeteners (such as Aspartame) while choosing a quality powder that maintains the flavor profile and consistency our members love. Our Registered Dietitians needed a reputable and recognizable brand that they would feel confident recommending to their clients and our members, and we’re happy to have found one!
All of our Fuel Bars are now using Isopure Low Carb Dutch Chocolate and Isopure Zero Carb Creamy Vanilla premium protein powder in all smoothies. Isopure is a quality protein source and contains Whey Protein Isolate – the purest form of whey protein. It is 99% lactose free and is most quickly absorbed by the body for optimal muscle recovery. Other forms of whey protein (i.e. whey protein concentrate) are not taken up by the bloodstream as quickly. Whey protein isolate is also 99% lactose free, minimizing stomach upset often caused by other forms of milk protein products. In other words, it’s the best stuff to put in your body right after a workout!
With the rising costs of ingredients in addition to the new premium protein powder, you’ll see a slight price increase in our Signature Smoothies to $7.50 (coconut water smoothies will remain the same.) We wanted to give members a heads up on the reasoning behind that price increase, so you’ll know it’s due to the use of higher quality ingredients that are better for your body. We appreciate any feedback on our new menu items, new protein powder and future suggestions as we continue to strive to offer a healthy and tasty Fuel Bar menu for our members!
More on Isopure:
Isopure contains a number of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids to contribute to the protein’s role in providing nutritional value, energy, and muscle recovery. Even better, Isopure does not contain a laundry list of binders, chemicals, and colorings. It is free of Aspartame, sugar, and gluten.
1 scoop of Isopure Creamy Vanilla provides 25 grams of protein, 0.5 grams of fat, 0 grams of carbohydrates, and 110 calories. 1 scoop of Isopure Dutch Chocolate provides 25 grams of protein, 0.5 grams of fat, 1.5 grams of carbohydrate, and 110 calories. Both flavors provide 25% daily needs for vitamins A, C, E, K, B6, and B12, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Biotin, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Zinc, Selenium, Copper, and Manganese, and 30% daily needs for Calcium.