Tuesday, May 15, 2012
I love chia seeds!
Lately I feel like I am throwing them into everything from overnight oats to my water. However I had no idea that there were companies that made flavored chia waters until the DrinkChia! team offered to send me a sample pack to try.
They also sent the awesome shirt I am wearing above
So what exactly are Chia Seeds?
"Chia seeds are harvested from the Salvia hispanica plant, a type of sage in the mint family.Chia seeds may be eaten raw or prepared in a number of dishes. Raw, they are an excellent source of dietary fiber and Omega-3 fatty acids. In recent decades, chia has seen a resurgence in popularity and has been hailed as a "super food" with many dietary benefits. It helps the body retain fluids and electrolytes, it forms a gel in the stomach that slows the conversion of carbohydrates to sugar, and it helps build muscle and other tissues. Chia is a source of protein and boron, which aids in the absorption of calcium. Chia seeds can be used to make a gel that one can substitute for oil or other fats in a variety of recipes. Chia gel can be added to any sauces, jellies, or baked goods, for example."
Drink Chia! comes in 4 delicious, thirst quenching flavors. I can honestly say I enjoyed every.single.one
If I had to pick ONE flavor that stood out above the rest it would have to be:
But they are ALL great!
I also LOVE their slogan:
who doesn't love to shake it?
Each bottle contains only 40 calories and is jam packed with nutrients to help hydrate and energize your body in the most natural way possible
DrinkChia! wants to share the goodness with one lucky reader! You will get your very own variety pack with 3 of each flavor, as well as a t-shirt like the one I am wearing...yes we will be twins ;)
1. Leave ONE comment below telling me what your favorite way to hydrate
2. Follow both me and @drinkchia on twitter OR like them on facebook http://www.facebook.com/drinkchia
3. Tweet "I just entered the @drinkchia giveaway via @juskeepsweating, I can't wait to #shakeitup!" or post it on facebook
This giveaway will end next Wednesday 5/23 at 10 pm est