Reflection on Outcome
Effectively catering to athletes with food allergies and intolerance is what I feel sets my product/services apart from the rest. Whether it’s formulating recipes for athletes with nut allergies, providing additional calorie information, or devising a vegan or gluten free menu of specific flavors, its’ important to understand exactly what their dietary requirements are and approach them effectively and safely.
I was recently asked by one of my clients to create a protein bar using Vega Protein & Greens, one of my favorite Vegan protein powders. I was given a list of nutrition facts, with an emphasis on calorie’s, carbs, fats, protein and sugar and a baggie of protein powder. My first thought was to try and disguise the Vega Protein flavor, which can be harsh and bitter if too much of it is used. I didn't want to jeopardize the natural flavors of the fruits & nuts, or minimize the protein requirements. I also couldn’t throw away a bad batch and have to ask my client for more of her expensive protein powder. Instead, I purchased the same brand of Vega protein and began experimenting.
This project turned out to be one of my favorite challenges. The flavor of Mango, Coconut, and Macadamia, cinnamon, vanilla and agave were perfect and my customer was thrilled with the nutritional results. I have now included Mango Coconut Macadamia Protein Bars among my product line. http://wholefuelbites.com/index.html under the “Product” tab.
Serving size 1: Calories: 250 Fat: 18 Saturated fat: 2 Unsaturated fat: 11 Carbohydrates: 22 Sugar: 10 Fiber: 8 Protein: 11.6