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Creation Nation - Protein and Energy Bar Mixes

Today’s Friday Favorite is a bit of a follow-up to my last post: Protein & Snack Bars

Today i’m sharing the freshest, most customizable, adaptable protein // snack bar of them all…

creation nation…

…made the world’s first protein bar mixes ever back in 2014. I first tried them about 1-2 years ago, and I’ve been obsessed ever since!

I also want to note that this post is NOT sponsored in any way— it is my honest opinion!


A few of the reasons I love Creation Nation:

1.The mixes are delicious. End of story.

2. You control the level of sweetness.

  • The “recipe” on the mix has an option for “sweet”, “original”, or “sweet-less”. So, you decide how much sugar you want to put in. Here’s what the recipes look like:


3. They’re super customizable.

  • Not only can you control the sweetness level and what combination recipe you use (see above), but you can add extra goodies in if you really want to! Each mix has a “fun” recipe on the bag in addition to the original. Here’s an example:


4. The mixes are suitable for multiple diets.

  • There are gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free and soy-free options. Their flavor mixes (with the cutest names) include:

    • Vegan Energy Bite - Oat Yes! Chocolate Chip

    • Vegan Protein Bar - Peas Love & Cocoa

    • Vegan Protein Bar - PB & Jelly Get in My Belly

    • Keto Protein Bar - Whey Hip Chocolate Chip

    • Keto Paleo Energy Bite - Cocoa for Coconuts

5. They’re more eco-friendly with a reusable pouch and no individual wrappers.

6. they’re made with real, healthy ingredients— full of healthy fats, protein, and fiber!

  • Here’s a few of the packages to click through.


Here’s a comparison from Creation Nation’s website.

(I think they’re comparing to a bar that made my favorites list in the last post) 🤭


If you’re thinking that you don’t want to spend time making your own bars or bites, hold your horses for a hot second.

To make one pack (8 bars or 24 bites), it legitimately takes five minutes. That’s 37.5 seconds per bar. Plus, you make them all at once, and you’re set for a couple days! It’s a lot faster than making a smoothie or post-workout shake, that’s for sure.

If you ask me to pick a favorite mix… I can’t!

Try any of them and you won’t be disappointed.

Here’s a few shots of I’ve taken of these yummy mixes:

To find Creation Nation in a store near you, click here for their store locator.

If you’re like me and don’t live in a state that sells any mixes, you can shop online.

Nuzest Protein & More!

Aside from collagen (which you can read all about HERE), Nuzest is the ONLY company that I buy powdered supplements from. They make a number of different products that I really love, so I’ll do my best to give you a detailed overview without writing a novel.

And note:

You can use code “KYLA” for 15% off any Nuzest products!

(plus free shipping over $50)

The list of reasons why I love Nuzest’s Clean Lean Protein could get pretty long, but here are a few key points:

  • It’s vegan

    • I do eat dairy, but I try to avoid excess amounts, including whey- or casein-based protein powders. Nuzest is made with premium European Golden peas, and stands up to the protein quality of any dairy-based product!

  • SUPER clean and simple ingredients

    • The natural flavored protein is pure pea protein isolate, and the flavored options use only natural sources of flavor.

  • NO added sugar

    • Not that I avoid added sugar (I definitely do NOT), but when the taste is great without it, I prefer an option without.

  • Texture

    • If you mix just the protein with a little bit of liquid, it literally turns into a smooth, creamy pudding! It’s also great for baking.

  • alkaline

    • It’s one of the few alkaline proteins available, supporting the pH balance in your body and helping to cleanse your systems.


    • Flavor options include chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, coffee, and more!

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If you currently use a protein supplement, I really encourage you to try Nuzest and see how it compares… the taste, the nutrition profile, how it digests, and the versatility— you can make so many different things with it!

If you don’t use a protein supplement, whether that’s because you don’t think you need one (you might not), you’ve tried some and never loved them, or you’ve never really thought about using one, Nuzest could add some QUALITY protein to your diet, and you could notice a multitude of benefits because of it!

the fun doesn't stop there!

Give me a minute to explain though, because these other products could sound a little bit weird at first.

Nuzest has amazing fruit and vegetable powders as well as multivitamin drink mixes, too.

Their “Just Fruit & Veg” mixes are a blend of 5 different fruits and 5 different vegetables mixed with pea protein, and they come in three different flavors:

  • Fresh Coconut

  • Wild Berry

  • Cacao Mint

These taste good on their own in water or milk, or you can throw one it into a smoothie for one heck of a healthy punch!

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The “Quick Vita Kick” is a blend of greens, fruits, veggies, and pea protein isolate that is fortified with tons of essential vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. Just like I recommend that everybody take a multivitamin (no matter how great your diet is), I think it’s important to fill in any gaps with a comprehensive supplement, and this will keep you covered! It comes in the flavors of:

  • Cacao Honey

  • Cacao Mint

  • Cacao Banana

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Smoothies are definitely one of my favorite things to make with Nuzest’s products, however, I also love to make bread, muffins, protein ‘pudding’, cookies, brownies, hot cocoa, protein balls, and more!

I didn’t even cover all of the amazing products that Nuzest makes in this post, so be sure to check out their website for more! There’s bars and “functional protein powders” that are made with things like turmeric, MCT’s, and matcha!

Don’t forget, you can use code “KYLA” for 15% off + free shipping on!

Just to note, I only have this code because I personally believe in and use the products myself. I would never promote something or work with a company otherwise!