A few weeks ago, the folks at Mamma Chia sent me a care package with several flavors of their beverage to try. 


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I have to admit: I was a little nervous to try these out. I am not your health store obsessed runner and these looked like the type of thing you would find on those shelves and not really something that I would be a fan of… 

So, I finally took the plunge. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. 

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Honestly, I was surprised at how great it tasted! Of course, the texture is different because it is filled with juice + whole chia seeds… so, it’s definitely not what you would expect when you are drinking a beverage, but I didn’t mind it. I like the slightly sweet flavor that wasn’t overpowering or too sugary. My favorite flavor is Blackberry Blast!

Since it also has 90 mg of natural caffeine, it’s like drinking a soda… only with some health benefits! I usually drink soda as my afternoon pick-me-up (a habit I’m trying to quit) so this was a good alternative. Plus, there are only 120 calories in the drink and there are some other benefits like:

  • More than an entire day’s worth of Omega-3s (2500 mg)
  • 25 percent of one’s daily fiber (6 grams)
  • 4 grams of complete protein
  • Twice the antioxidants of a cup of green tea
  • Calcium, powerful antioxidants and valuable minerals

 

It’s also important to mention that because it DOES have protein in it, it is filling. The other morning I went to work after eating my avocado toast (new favorite) and my stomach was grumbling a bit, so I popped open one of these and it helped me survive til lunch. 

If you are interested in trying it out, you can find Mamma Chia at stores like Whole Foods, Target and Safeway… awesome! Plus, they have agreed to hook one of you up with an awesome prize pack including the following goodies:

  • One week supply of Clean Energy beverages
  • One week supply of Chia Squeezes
  • Mamma Chia Camelbak water bottle

 

Good luck! 

 
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