Review: Mamma Chia Energy Drink
I was given some samples of Mamma Chia Energy Drink, and here is my review of them:
Drink One-I drank this one during my 50K at URINEO. The taste was good. BUT just so you know, if you are not familiar with the gelatinous nature of chia seeds it might be a turn off. I drank this in the middle of the ultra, hoping to not have any untoward gi side effects. It did not!
Drink Two: I took the grape flavor to work,
and drank it about hour eight into my ten hour shift. I was going running after work. Running right after work is my hardest time to work out-I’m usually tired from work, the late afternoon is my low spot of energy.
So I sampled my grape drink. Wow, it was tasty! A nice grape flavor, and the gelatinous matter of the drink did not bother me so much. I felt pretty good getting out of work to get my run on! As the website says “A super-healthy way to start the day as well as the perfect afternoon pick-me-up!”
Mamma Chia Energy drink has natural caffeine from guayusa. Guayusa is found in the leaves of the holly berry tree native to the Amazon rain forest of Ecuador. As I drank it, I did feel a bit refreshed and more perky! The drink went down easily and I felt refreshed, with a bit more energy than I would have gotten from a Diet Coke. Mama Chia energy drink also has:
- 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
- 90 mg of natural caffeine (about as much in an 8 oz. cup of coffee)
- Twice the antioxidants of a cup of green tea
- Calcium, powerful antioxidants and valuable minerals
- 120 calories
I drank the raspberry Clean Energy the next day, also before a run, and enjoyed the little perk of energy I got from the beverage.
Having another run to complete on New Years Eve Day, I drank my remaining drink before my 13 mile run. I didn’t really notice the same “pick me up” that I got drinking the beverage at work versus just before a run, but I still enjoyed the beverage.
Retailing for $2.99, the Clean Energy organic beverages are available in four flavors and will be available at select retailers, including Whole Foods, Safeway and Target, starting in January.
Verdict: I enjoyed the taste of the Clean Energy Drink. My only con with the product that it has to be refrigerated, as I wouldn’t mind taking these on an ultra. But if I came across these in the grocery store, I would buy one or two for a mid-afternoon pick me up!
Mamma Chia provided the Clean Energy drinks for my review. My thoughts on the product are my own opinion.