In the process of searching, I came across a new (to me) product: Drink Chia. These are light and refreshing fruit juice-like blends with chia seeds added. Genius!
I was lucky enough to get to sample one of each flavor this past week: Honeysuckle Pear, Strawberry Citrus, Mango Tangerine, and their newest flavor, B Meyer Lemon.
I finished off my last one this morning, after a challenging interval run. The run felt amazing, in that challenging-rewarding sort of way (8x 400’s in the 1:30-1:37 range) and refueling with breakfast and a Honeysuckle Pear hit the spot!
I am really impressed with the simple ingredients in these and the nutrient content in each.
Here are some of the stats:
- Rich in omega- 3
- Packed with B complex vitamins
- Only 4 grams of sugar
- Only 40 calories
- High in antioxidants
- No caffeine, sodium, gluten or artificial ingredients
Chia seeds are packed with nutrients, including protein, calcium, iron, Omega 3 and Omega 6, and the list goes on… you can learn more about the benefits of Chia and some other ideas for how to use them here or on Drink Chia’s What is Chia tab.
I loved all of the flavors, but the strawberry citrus was my favorite. I used these both pre- and post-workout for fueling and recovery, and drank one just to complement my afternoon snack. The flavor is perfect- not too sweet or overpowering, but it’s more satisfying than I expected for only 40 calories. I even let L taste my final few swallows yesterday, and she was begging for more!
However, I will say this: if you have texture issues or don’t like pulp in your orange juice, this may not be a great fit for you. Remember how chia seeds turn into a gel in liquids? The seeds take on a soft, gummy consistency that is almost a mini version of Bubble tea (which I personally love!)
Finally, I love the story behind this company– Chandra, one of the founders, was searching for an extra boost while training for a marathon, and began experimenting with chia seeds and adding them to drink mixes. It became such a hit, she and a few partners decided to bottle it up! I love supporting small companies and this is a great one- they created a product they believe in and are excited for others to benefit from.
You can learn more about Drink Chia and the company behind it on their website.
It gets better: Drink Chia would love to supply one of you with a case of Drink Chia!
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This giveaway will remain open through Thursday evening, May 3, 2012 at midnight. I will announce the winner on May 4, 2012. I was not compensated in any way for this review. All opinions expressed here are my own.