May 18 2018
Our editors' top picks of the week for May 18, 2018.
“While I typically opt for a protein- and carb-packed beverage after a workout, the newest flavor of CLIF’s Whey Protein Bar really impressed me! The Mint Chocolate Almond flavor tastes very Thin Mint-esque, with a light, crispy texture, the opposite of most protein bars we’ve tried. Each bar contains 14 grams of protein and 24 grams of carbs, making it a perfect post-run treat.” —Bethany Mavis, managing editor
“Janji is an apparel brand that does good and feels good. Inspired by the statistic that one in 10 people have limited access to fresh, clean water, Janji’s founders launched their mission to donate a percentage of proceeds (10 percent of every article of clothing sold, to be exact) to communities in which water limitations have a significant effect on daily life. Based in Boston, Mass., Janji now sells performance running apparel for women and men—including items like this singlet, which feels light and airy while wearing—and remains dedicated to giving back.” —Meghan Roos, web editor
“While we’ve been big fans of overnight oats for a while, these new packets of Oats Overnight take it up a notch by providing you with a blender bottle and single-serve oatmeal packets—no excuses! All you have to do is add 8 ounces of milk (or milk substitute), pour in the oatmeal, give it a little shake, then keep it in the fridge overnight. The combo is a drinkable, tasty cup of oatmeal that you can easily take on the go, and it’s available in three unique flavors: green apple cinnamon, strawberries and cream and chocolate peanut butter banana (our favorite!). Each oatmeal is packed with 32 to 34 grams of protein powder, which kept us satisfied all the way to lunch time.” —Bethany Mavis, managing editor
“The WR team enjoyed scouting out all the special edition gear while reporting on this year’s Boston Marathon, but there’s something about this particular pair of shoes that we really like. Road-tested by Olympic medalist Jenny Simpson before going to market, this latest version of New Balance’s 890s feel light and look speedy. For those personally connected to the Boston course, there’s even a map printed on the sockliners and nods to the Charles River on the tongue and heel.” —Meghan Roos, web editor
“I’m obsessed with Gr8nola! Delivering sweetness and crunch, this granola is perfect to add to yogurt or milk for any meal or snack. I love how it’s made with whole-grain oats, honey, organic virgin coconut oil, healthy nuts and stevia. It’s perfect to snack on straight out of the bag and satisfies sweet tooth cravings.” —Fara Rosenzweig, freelance writer