I haven’t posted in a few weeks because the weather just had me so down, but with temperatures yesterday in the high 50s, I think Boston has finally turned a corner! It may not be spring quite yet (we’re back in the 30s now), but it finally feels like we’re out of the woods with all the record-breaking snow.
Even though the beautiful weather on Wednesday gave me a boost of energy to get me through a run that I considered skipping, sometimes you need just a bit more to pull you out of the winter slumps.
Through a partnership with FitFluential, I had the opportunity to try the new Mamma Chia Clean Energy Beverages and they have been just what I need to give me that extra boost (and one that I can feel pretty good about).
I received all four flavors of the Mamma Chia Clean Energy to try: Grape Power, Cherry Charge, Raspberry Razz, and Blackberry Blast.
So what makes these drinks so special compared to other energy drinks?
Mamma Chia Clean Energy combines the power of chia seeds, which I love, with the clean energy of guayusa (gwhy-you-sa), an Amazonian tree whose leaves are used to make tea. The drinks are made with organic fruit juices and are sweetened further using organic cane sugar.
Each 10 oz. serving contains more than an entire day’s worth of Omega-3s (2500mg), 25% of your daily fiber (6g), 90mg of natural caffeine (about as much as a cup of coffee), twice the antioxidants of a cup of green tea, 14g of sugar, and 4g of protein.
Like all Mamma Chia products, the new organic Clean Energy Drinks are Non-GMO Verified, gluten-free, vegan, Kosher and USDA Certified Organic.
I was wary of the texture when I opened my first bottle because while I use chia seeds in a lot of my recipes (and have added them to my protein shakes before) drinking a bunch of them down in fruit juice isn’t my norm.
The texture definitely isn’t for everyone because you can really feel the chia seeds, but it kind of reminded me of the Orbitz drink from the 90s, which despite what Time magazine has to say, I really enjoyed.
All of the flavors were good and just subtly sweet, but my favorite by far was the Blackberry Blast. It reminded me a little of my mother’s homemade blackberry jelly.
After each of the drinks I felt refreshed and like I had made a great decision for my body. Energy properties aside, the amount of Omega-3s, fiber, and protein far and away make this drink healthier than any other I’ve seen out there. Plus who doesn’t love a little inspiration under the cap of your energy drink?
While I love the amount of beneficial ingredients, the amount of sugar is admittedly more than I like to have in a serving. That said, this isn’t a drink you would have on a daily basis (at least for me personally), just like I wouldn’t have a Red Bull on a daily basis. For me, these truly are for that extra boost of energy once in a while.
Retailing for $2.99, the Clean Energy organic beverages are available at select retailers, including Whole Foods, Safeway and Target.
I’d love for you to try them for yourself and see what you think. To help, Mamma Chia is offering a giveaway for Fighting for Wellness readers that includes:
- One week supply of Clean Energy beverages
- One week supply of Chia Squeezes
- Mamma Chia Camelbak water bottle
Check out Mamma Chia on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest, then enter the giveaway below. I can’t wait to hear what you think!
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