February 02, 2017

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The Story Behind the Photo: Christy Smith

The #thunderbirdbar tagged Instagram pictures keep rolling in, and we are excited to present the fourth edition of "Eat, Tag, Win!" Customer Christy is an ACSM exercise physiologist, fitness lover, and active mom. She snapped this great family shot on a trip back to her hometown in Virginia. Read on for the full story behind the photo.

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January 16, 2017


What's the deal with the Whole30 program?

Do you follow the Whole30 program or another diet? Thunderbird bars weren’t made for a specific diet, but by using whole ingredients and no additives, thunderbird bars fit with just about every diet out there. One thing that is always challenging when following a diet, or eating healthy for that matter, is finding a healthy on-the-go snack. That's where we (Thunderbird bar) comes in.

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December 31, 2016


Relax + Refresh + Reset

Thunderbird bar ambassador Gustavo Padron is taking over the blog today to share his holiday yoga routine. Gustavo teaches at Wanderlust Yoga in Austin, Texas and he was recently voted the best yoga instructor in Austin for 2016. Read on to find out how you can destress and reset through yoga.

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December 14, 2016


Ingredient Spotlight: Cacao

Tis the season to give those tastebuds some pleasin’. And the first thing that comes to mind as a holiday treat is chocolate! While there is not a chocolate Thunderbird bar, there is the Cacao + Hemp + Walnut bar that satisfies that chocolate craving by using the ingredient from which chocolate is derived.

Read on to find out why we love this nutritious and antioxidant-loaded Thunderbird bar ingredient, and give our healthy and paleo-friendly cacao coffee recipe a try.

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November 23, 2016


Pecan Dream Bars from Athlete Food

If you are in need of a last minute (and easy) Thanksgiving dish, then we have just the recipe for you. Thunderbird bar ambassadors Rebeccah and Laurel Wasssner whipped up a paleo and gluten-free recipe using ingredients from the Thunderbird bar of the month: Pecans+Goji+Pistachios. So don't panic and get baking! View full article →
November 21, 2016


The Story Behind the Photo: Jessie Rhodes

We are loving the #thunderbirdbar tagged Instagram pictures and are excited to present the third edition of "Eat, Tag, Win!". Customer Jessie snapped this great shot while on her anniversary trip in Durango, Colorado. She grew up backpacking and enjoying the great outdoors, and she currently coaches at CrossFit renew in Austin, Texas.

Read on to learn more about the story behind the photo.

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October 26, 2016


Ingredient Spotlight: Hemp Seeds

Hemp seeds are known as one of the most nutritious, and tasty foods out there. The slightly nutty flavor and soft texture make it the perfect addition to any salad or snack, and a standout ingredient in the Hemp+Sunflower+Pumpkin Seed Thunderbird Bar. This nutrient dense and low sugar (never any added sugar!) bar is sure to keep you satisfied and feeling good. Give it a try this month and use the code Hemp20 for 20% off all orders. View full article →
October 20, 2016


5 Questions with Ironman David Garza

If you’ve been in Austin long enough, you’ve probably heard of David Garza. No, not the guitar strumming singer/songwriter David Garza (although he does live here too), we are talking about the always smiling, optimistic, and fitness enthusiast David Garza.

David is well known around here for his killer spin classes at LOVE cycling, epic training days, and triathlon racing. We recently caught up with David to hear about his recently completed 10th Ironman and to learn more about the mental side of triathlon racing.

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October 06, 2016


Austin City Limits Music Festival Giveaway

Are you attending the Austin City Limits Music Festival weekend two? Grab a #thunderbirdbar at the ACL Bodega and a snap a picture of your bar for a chance to win a box! View full article →
September 27, 2016


The Story Behind the Photo: The Nowhere Men

The second edition of "Eat, Tag, Win!" is courtesy of the always adventurous Nowhere Men. The guys took on a 15,000+ mile, 12+ month adventure to drive from New York City  to Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, otherwise known as the “End of the World.”
 
Name: Nowhere Men
Location: Pamir Mountains, Tajikistan 

 
The story:
"We were driving through the Pamir Mountains of Tajikistan, a highly-remote stretch of dirt road that is known as the highest-altitude "highway" in the world. Winding between mountains on the border of Afghanistan, we found this rickety bridge crossing a fierce river on the side of the road, and our stubborn spirit of adventure dared us to stop and see how sturdy it might be. We've always loved this photo - maybe it's the raw disbelief in Eric's pose, the striking greens and blues of the river and mountains, or maybe it's just Eric's red shorts. Whatever it is, this photo always takes us back to that rickety bridge and our gut decision to test it for ourselves in the wilds of Tajikistan."
 
So remember to start tagging @thunderbirdbar and using the hashtag #thunderbirdbar on your Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter pictures, and your picture could become the Thunderbird homepage picture of the month! The monthly winner will receive a box of bars and some other great Thunderbird bar gear!
Some quick contest reminders:
    • Must have a person or people
    • Face cannot be identifiable 
    • Outdoor, fun, active, adventure, and visually powerful
    • Embodies the Thunderbird bar lifestyle of living life to the fullest