Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, however, college students sometimes skimp on a hearty breakfast while rushing to those early morning classes. That's where NuGo comes in. NuGo is a vegan and gluten-free protein bar that comes in a wide variety of flavors. You're bound to find one you like, and here are my top five picks.

Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip Bar

For those days you need a chocolate snack or a quick breakfast, reach for NuGo's Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip Bar. It's the simplest of all the flavors, but that doesn't mean it's the least enticing. The bar is made out of soy crisps and chocolate chips, then coated in dark chocolate. #ChocolateWasted.

Dark Chocolate Coconut Bar

Personally, coconut isn't my favorite. The flavor proves overpowering, and I can only handle it in small amounts. I found NuGo's Dark Chocolate Coconut Bar to contain the perfect amount of coconut. From one non-coconut lover to the next, you'll definitely enjoy this bar. 

Dark Mocha Chocolate Bar

Need a kick of caffeine to make the trek to classes? Look no further than the Dark Mocha Chocolate Bar. Pair it with a hot cup of coffee, as this bar is packed with flavor and protein. Your mornings just got better in every way.

Dark Mint Chocolate Bar 

You don't need to wait until Girl Scouts start selling cookies again to have a taste of your beloved Thin Mints. NuGo's Dark Mint Chocolate Bar is almost an exact dupe for those sinfully delicious cookies, except it's crunchier and contains a more natural mint flavor. 

Dark Chocolate Pretzel Bar

I needed to save the best for last. The Dark Chocolate Pretzel Bar is for those times when you're craving sweet and salty. It's packed with pretzels that give a satisfying crunch and sprinkled with sea salt to enhance the natural flavor of the cocoa. 

Though I love my continental breakfast (because eggs and bacon in the morning are the cure for sleep deprivation), I also love how convenient and healthy NuGo's bars are. They'll keep you full until lunchtime and continue to fuel you throughout classes. Keep them on-hand because I promise you that you won't find a better vegan and gluten-free protein bar.