Looking at the menu, you can clearly see that that Quinoa, Kale and Avocado are a few of the differentials that set Protein Bar apart. While the menu is not exactly “low-carb” it IS high protein and offers the right kinds of carbs – like Quinoa and whole grains – so you get the net-effect of a balanced, nutritious meal that is delicious and energizing. The chicken is sourced from Springer Mountain Farms and is all-natural, antibiotic free and raised solely on a vegetarian diet. The Protein Bar also uses non-GMO soy products and is committed to working toward a completely GMO-free menu.
But, you can have too much of a good thing, and I felt that the wrap needed more crunch of the Super 6 salad to offset the generous helping of avocado. I also would have preferred the wrap grilled and slightly crisp. In case you feel the same – here’s a pro tip – just ask when you order.
As for the Super6 salad, this may be the one thing that sets the Protein Bar apart and will continue to do so for some time. Our cultural love affair with Kale continues to intensify and, here, it is finely chopped up and well portioned alongside romaine, spinach, broccoli, carrots and purple cabbage. The Super 6 provides dense nutrition when compared to other salads and sandwich toppings but also has a a satisfying texture, providing crunch and balance. When Iordered the Vegan Super 6 salad, it came in such a large size that I figured I would take about half of it home for later – nope! All gone.
The Protein Bar also has an “idea-greenhouse” in Chicago, which is their experimental restaurant. This is where the seasonal soups and menu items are designed and they are even experimenting with on-tap Kombucha. So, if you have an idea, comment or suggestion you think would be great for The Protein Bar just hit up Teddy on @theproteinbar or Facebook page. I encourage all of our readers to engage the staff as much as possible and let us know in the comments how they are doing!
My first comment is: “Hey Teddy – bring that breakfast menu to Boulder! Looks like an amazing way to start the day”