I have always been hugely jealous of people who love fruit. My boyfriend Tom would choose a fruit salad over any dessert on the menu and I have friends who will savour every bite of their afternoon apple and find it infinitely more satisfying than a chocolate digestive. Personally, I am a sugar fiend. And not eating all of those processed treats that were the foundation of my afternoons (and, my waistline, prior to starting clean eating) was tough. At that time I was getting guidance from my personal trainer, Charis, who directed me towards Nakd bars. Luckily they are not a suspicious sounding nightspot but instead they are a snack bar made from all natural ingredients like fruit and nuts, and they're also wheat, dairy and gluten free. Most excitingly they come in a range of amazing flavours, like Ginger Breat below, also Cocoa Orange, Rhubarb and Custard, Cashew Cookie and Apple Pie amongst others. They feel like such a treat and are absolutely delicious - they really stave off my sugary snack craving.
|pack of 18 nakd bars* - £13.99|
I love all of the flavours of Nakd bars but the Ginger Bread is amazing, it really tastes like Gingerbread cake and has a really Christmassy feel, probably due to the ginger, cloves and cinnamon. Its other ingredients are dates, almonds and pecans and that's it - no added sugar and nothing artificial.
I believe that the Nakd bars vary in terms of their ProPoints if you're on Weight Watchers. The Banana Bread flavour is 2pp, Cocoa Mint is 3pp and Cocoa Orange is 4pp. I think that for people on Slimming World they vary between 7-11.5 syns because of the natural fruit sugars. So they might still be viewed as a treat depending on what diet you're following, but you can take comfort in knowing you're not putting anything artificial or processed into your body. Have you tried Nakd bars?