We have ultra-high standards when it comes to selecting each of our ingredients, and use premium culinary ingredients that are also beauty and nutrition powerhouses.
Protein bars are typically made with soy, pea protein or whey. GBF is made with Watermelon Protein powder and premium culinary ingredients. We can readily taste the difference between standard ingredients and premium culinary ingredients and believe you can too.
We do NOT use: cheap fillers, “natural flavors”, difficult to digest syrups, sweeteners that spike glucose levels. We do not use any of these offender bar ingredients: Soy or milk or whey protein isolate, inulin (chicory root), high fructose corn syrup, artificial sweeteners, sugar alcohols (sorbitol, maltitol, erythritol, xylitol) palm oil.
We DO use real organic Montmorency cherries, organic oranges, straight from the farm almonds, organic coconut, award winning, artisanal chocolate made straight from organic cocoa beans and allulose- a naturally occurring sugar found in fruits.
We chose watermelon seed plant protein over more commonly-used soy, pea, legume, whey, and egg protein powders. Made from the kernel of the watermelon seed, it is a relatively new ingredient that is a genuine game-changer. No wonder it’s called the Queen of Protein.
It has a delightful, slightly sweet flavor that compliments our bars (pea or rice powders, though great protein sources, can taste bitter).
It is highly digestible (no bloat!) Other protein sources cannot make this claim.
Watermelon seed kernels are the ultimate in nutrition: rich in protein, B vitamins, and magnesium (boosts exercise performance and recovery and has a mood-calming effect).
Watermelon seeds contain phytonutrients that are antioxidants and protect skin from UV damage, improving skin hydration and thickness. fight free radicals, and increase blood flow.
Many people are sensitive to (or choose not to eat) soy, whey, or egg.
Watermelon seed kernels contain all 9 essential amino acids which are essential for radiant skin, shiny hair, and hard nails.
YES! Clinical studies show that dark chocolate contains high levels of cocoa flavanols. Cocoa flavonoids are antioxidants that protect skin from UV damage, improve skin hydration and thickness, fight free radicals, and increase blood flow.
Dark chocolate releases endorphins (think aerobics “high”), and four other neurotransmitters that together are responsible for our happiest feelings. Dark chocolate concurrently suppresses cortisol (the “stressed out” hormone that damages collagen). Cortisol is one of the main reasons why your skin suffers when you are under pressure.
As if we need another reason to eat chocolate- recent university medical studies reveal that using chocolate as positive reinforcement, forges new neural pathways. When we want to commit something to long term memory, we simply need to confirm the memory with a piece of our favorite chocolate- leaning into the satisfaction the chocolate experience brings.
BONUS: Cocoa flavanols lower blood pressure and cholesterol (healthier heart), improve cognition (healthier brain), and reduce the risk of diabetes.
Our tangy orange taste starts with tiny shavings of orange peel from fresh organic oranges. We then add organic orange oil and powdered fresh oranges to tweak the orange flavor to perfection.
No artificial or “natural” flavors are used, and there are no sulfite preservatives. It’s just pure, delicious oranges.
Yes, oranges contain lots of Vitamin C, and the myriad mega beauty benefits Vitamin C confers are listed here, including its role as an essential cofactor in the production of collagen. Oranges also contain plenty of folate (necessary for red blood cell formation, aids healthy cell growth and function), and are anti-inflammatory. Learn more about Vitamin C here.
Our tangy dark cherry pieces are organically grown and contain no preservatives. We add extra dark cherry pulp, which intensifies the fresh fruit taste. Only the highest quality cherries are used in our bar, and there are no artificial or “natural” flavors. Just real cherries.
Dark cherries are a beauty superfood! They contain highly effective antioxidant anthocyanin, which along with beta carotene protect skin from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays.
The anthocyanins and beta carotene in dark cherries also prevent premature aging by inactivating free radicals produced when skin is exposed to sun.
Dark cherries contribute to hair health by nourishing the hair follicles with a rich array of vitamins, minerals, and the antioxidants mentioned above. This means strengthened hair, less hair loss, and fewer split ends.
Dark cherries perform their same magic to the nail beds, strengthening the nails and supporting their growth.
Dark cherries improve athletic performance especially in strength training.
Dark cherries enhance and maximize muscle recovery.
By increasing melatonin (a hormone essential for sleep), dark cherries promote a healthy sleep cycle.
BONUS: Clinical studies show that dark cherries reduce LDL cholesterol and lower inflammation.
Nuts and seeds are not only delicious but are nutritional and beauty dynamos and Glow Beauty Fuel uses plenty of both in the form of almonds, cashews, hemp seeds, and watermelon seed protein.
Nuts and seeds are rich sources of high-quality protein, fiber, Vitamins B and E, and multiple minerals, including magnesium, selenium, iron, phosphorus, copper and manganese. All these are essential to health, and vigorously promote your beauty from within.
Nuts and seeds are loaded with antioxidants, including plant polyphenols, which combat the free radicals that can have a detrimental and visible effect on your skin. Antioxidants also improve skin hydration and thickness and increase blood flow.
Nuts and seeds are brimming with fatty acids omega 3 and 6 which protect against the sun’s harmful rays and also reduce skin inflammation, including acne and dry, itchy skin. Omega 3 and 6 promote silky hair, and may even reduce hair loss.
Nuts and seeds are known to encourage weight loss. In one study, those eating almonds lost nearly three times as much weight and experienced a significantly greater decrease in waist size compared to the control group. Research also shows that your body absorbs only 3/4 of the calories in nuts as a portion of fat stays trapped within the nut’s fibrous wall during digestion.
We use liberal amounts of real organic Madagascar vanilla extract NOT vanilla flavoring. It is many times more expensive, but we taste the difference and know you can too.
There is nothing like the creamy taste of pure Madagascar vanilla extract. The secrets behind the delicate art of cultivating our vanilla beans are passed from generation to generation, resulting in a distinctly rich flavor you will want to savor. In fact, the taste of real vanilla is so highly valued, it is the only flavoring subject to a federal standard by the US Food and Drug Administration.
Our organic vanilla beans are non-GMO, organic certified, Kosher certified, Halal certified, Fair Trade Certified™ and Rainforest Alliance Certified™.
Vanilla extract polyphenols are responsible for its delicious aroma and flavor, but these polyphenols are also potent antioxidants that fight the free radicals that can have a detrimental, visible effect on your skin, improve skin hydration and thickness and increase blood flow.
Some research has pointed to vanilla as a weight loss aid, due to its appetite-suppressing properties, and also its ability to increase metabolism.
Vanilla extract is known to help lower cholesterol levels, improve digestion and reduce inflammation.
Allulose is a naturally occurring sugar found in fruits like figs and raisins–it is not an artificial sweetener. Allulose does not impact blood sugar nor spike glucose levels, unlike standard sugar (or natural sugar sources like dates), and has 95% fewer calories. And it tastes exactly like sugar, with no aftertaste whatsoever.
Once we discovered superfood allulose, we could not understand why anyone would ever use any other sweetener. It’s that remarkable.
Clinical studies show allulose decreases the amount of body fat tissue by Increasing the activity of three enzymes that break down fats.
Allulose has the added benefit of reducing cravings. And you can eat up to 60 grams a day without any risk of tummy upset (equal to 30 2g sugar packets) because allulose does not linger in the tummy, and is safely excreted by the kidneys.