Switching to a plant-based or vegan diet can be difficult for those who are familiar with eating dairy or meat. Every child is familiar with being forced to drink milk at the dinner table because we were told it’d make our bones strong. But in reality, it was just eating the greens stuffed in the corner of your plate.


If you’re unfamiliar with veganism, it’s simply a diet that consists of no animal by-products. Some of the basics of veganism are simple as not ingesting anything that comes from an animal. That means no meat, dairy, eggs, or honey. You can also go as far as not purchasing or wearing clothing made of leather, wool, fur, or silk. Nor buying products—make-up and skincare—that contain animal or are tested on animals. M.A.C, for example, is a cosmetic brand known for testing their products on animals.


As for a plant-based diet, it emphasizes eating whole fruits, veggies and whole-grains while minimizing your animal product and processed food intake. It’s all about eating what is natural and earth-grown.


Both diets go hand-in-hand, for the most part. They focus on nourishing your body and giving your body the natural vitamins and proteins it craves. People go vegan/plant-based for a variety of reasons. Whether they don’t like the taste of meat, don’t like harming animals, or for dietary reasons. A big question a lot of people have around vegan and plant-based diets is: how do you receive the same amount of protein you would normally receive from consuming meat?


Protein goes beyond meat. Some of the quality protein sources for a vegan diet can include: Lentils, beans, tempeh, tofu, seitan, edamame and there are some of the quality plant-based meat alternatives. Giving you more nutrients and vitamins than just protein. Another great source of protein is energy/protein bars.


ViBE Energy Bars are packed full of 14 grams of pea protein, 14 grams of fiber, and 100 milligrams of coffeeberry—which is the equivalent of 1.5 shots of espresso. ViBE Energy Bar is a line of plant-based, infused protein bars. The first flavor, Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter, is a caffeine-infused protein bar. Each bar is 210 calories and is plant based, gluten free, dairy free and soy free. There is nothing artificial in any bar, ever.


ViBE Energy Bars are a great way to kick-off your work-out and get a bunch of nutrients in just one bar. So next time you’re about to crush a long gym-sesh, be sure to store a ViBE Energy Bar in your nag to help fuel your workout or keep it in your locker for a post-gym snack.