Do you often find yourself craving something sweet? Before reaching for a sugary fix that will eventually cause your blood sugar to crash, consider Nush. The guilt-free, good-for-you baked snack cakes aim to satisfy hunger with protein, fiber, and balanced fats. Yes, you read that correctly. The small cakes are intentionally packed with ingredients to get you off the sugar-and-carb roller coaster we all find ourselves riding. Available in six flavors, including banana nut, blueberry, carrot spice, cherry almond, pineapple mango, and peanut butter, there's something for everyone and they're also keto diet approved.
PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT received two boxes of the low-carb, all-natural Nush cakes, and Sweat Sisters Jasmine Barber and Alexis Darko of the Hampton University Team offer their honest opinions:
1. The founder of NUSH Foods, Muffy Mead-Ferro, designed the low-carb, low-sugar cakes with on-the-go consumers in mind. Is this the type of snack you would typically reach for?
JB: As an active college student, this is the snack that I would typically try because it is pre-packaged.
AD: Being that I live a holistic and fairly healthy lifestyle, I often want to try snacks that benefit me health-wise, so I was excited to try the Nush snack cake.
2. Which flavor did you try? How did you like it?
JB: I tried the banana nut flavored cake. I liked the snack cake because it was tasty and had convenient packaging. The soft, chewy, consistency of the cake reminded me of a breakfast bar or oatmeal. It does not taste sugary or full of artificial ingredients.
AD: I tried the peanut butter cake, and it immediately tasted like a healthy snack when I bit into it. All in all, the taste was not too bad, but did take some adjusting to.
3. Would you recommend this snack to others?
JB: The bar definitely had a strong banana taste to it, so if a person likes that taste, I would recommend this to them.
AD: I would recommend this snack to those searching for healthy and gluten-free snacks, but I would not recommend it to those looking for a tasty, small treat.
Get creative! There are so many ways to customize these protein-packed cakes. Adding fresh fruits, peanut butter, or walnuts will add to the texture and flavor of each cake. Our reviewers tried each flavor plain, straight from the package, but you do not have to limit yourself at all. See the recipe below to create an indulgent dessert with the organic carrot spice Nush cake.
Cheesecake Carrot Cake Trifle
What You'll Need:
1 Nush Carrot Spice Cake, cut into small cubes
3 oz cream cheese, softened
1 tbsp butter, softened
3 tbsp powdered erythritol
1 oz heavy cream
1 tsp powdered erythritol, optional pinch of cinnamon
With an electric mixer beat the cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy. Beat in 3 tbsp of the powdered erythritol.
Layer the Nush Carrot Spice Cake and the sweetened cream cheese in a small mason jar or glass.
Beat the heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
Add sweetener if desired. Spoon on top of the parfait. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
(Note: Erythritol is a low-calorie sweetener commonly suggested for the ketogenic diet. This can be replaced with another sweetener to your liking.)
Currently retailing online at $17.49 for a box of six, you can purchase and learn more about the 'healthy and delicious mission' of the snacks by visiting Nush Foods. Talk to us Sweat Sisters, which Nush cake flavor are you interested in trying?