Mamma Chia’s Clean Energy Drinks Review and Giveaway

Hi everyone! The day after Christmas, I started to get that too familiar tickle in my throat. The next day it got a little worse, until finally, I got a full blown cold. The cold is pretty much over (whew), but then today I woke up with a cough and sore throat….boo. Pretty sure I caught what my friend has. Gah, weakened immune system! Needless to say, my house being the equivalent of the sick bay on a ship isn’t helping me plow through my work day. What is helping is homemade chicken soup and a few well-timed boosts… like the Mamma Chia Clean Energy Drink.

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It is the FIRST beverage that combines the power of chia (remember these gummy, crunchy seeds?) with the clean energy of guayusa (gwhy-you-sa) resulting in a yummy drink. It’s made with organic fruit juices and is lightly sweetened (14g cane sugar). One bottle 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
  • The filling power to tide you over until your next meal, thanks to those jelly seeds.

These drinks, which come in four flavors, (my favorite is grape!) are Non-GMO Verified, gluten-free, vegan, Kosher and USDA Certified Organic. These will be about $2.99 and can be found at Vons, Whole Foods, Safeway and Target, starting now. Now, what good would it be if I raved about them without giving you a chance to try? Mamma Chia has kindly offered 1 Double Chin Diary reader a whole set of Mamma Chia Energy Drinks (4 drinks), a Mamma Chia Camel Bak Water Bottle, and a week supply of Mamma Chia Chia Squeezes!

Just follow the steps listed on the Rafflecopter to earn entries, and don’t forget to tell your friends. US Only, 18+. Good luck!!!

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Product Review: Knockout Energy Drinks

I was excited to hear from Alyssa while I was away in Europe that another product review was waiting for me upon my return!  I’ve mentioned my love of energy drinks like Redbull and Rockstar before, so I was definitely down to give another brand a try.   I know they’re not exactly healthy, but sometimes I just need a bit of a pick-me-up in liquid form and being that I hate coffee and tea takes time to make, I occasionally reach for something easier.

All five flavors of Knockout Energy

My energy drink habit costs me around $3 per can, depending on whether or not I’ve chosen the right location that features a sale.  The first great thing about Knockout Energy is that they’re only $1 plus taxes to “The Man”, as it says on the can. The company was kind enough to send me 5 of their flavors of drinks.

They have their “Original” flavor which is a citrus taste that I liked best.  There also is a low-carb version of the original for all those who don’t want to consume all the extra sugar.  Another low-carb version is found in their next flavor, “Punch”.  I think the punch flavor was quite tasty and reminded me a lot of the kind of fruit punch I would drink in a blue box.  The low-carb version was incredibly similar in taste to the full-sugar version so that’s a perk that you’re not losing much of the taste.  However, honestly, I didn’t drink too much of the low-carb versions because they both have Splenda in it, something that I have a big sensitivity to.

April’s trying out the Monkey Punch!

The final flavor is called “Monkey Punch” and upon my first sip, I immediately thought, “Mmm, pina colada.”  The flavor that Knockout Energy managed to produce seems to be a blend of banana and coconut, though there definitely could have been other things going on.  Upon following my pina colada thought, I realized that this drink would probably be quite delicious with some rum and a splash of orange juice.  I’m not a big drinker, but I know many people who love to mix energy drinks with booze so if you happen to be one of them – know that Monkey Punch would be the perfect addition to a new cocktail.

Here are some details of the nutrition value of the Original drink:

Original Knockout Energy Drink

Per 8 oz. serving (2 servings per can)

Calories – 110

Total fat – 0

Sodium – 220 mg

Total Carbs – 28g

Sugars – 27g

Protien – 0

Caffeine – 80mg

Niacin – 100%

Vitamin B6 – 250%

Vitamin B12 – 80%

Pantothenic Acid – 50%

 

The low-carb version of this drink chimes in at only 15 calories per serving, 220 mg of sodium, 4 grams of carbohydrates and 3 grams of sugar.  There is the same amount of caffeine and the same amount of vitamins.

Knockout Energy is available throughout the United States and Canada.  If you’re looking for a retailer near you, click on this sentence for their website that will guide you in the right direction.  

You can also check out their Facebook page here:  https://www.facebook.com/knockoutenergy   and Twitter:  https://twitter.com/KnockoutEnergy

I’m grateful for the chance to try something new and you have an opportunity to give this low-cost but high flavor drink a try, let us know!

Thank you!

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