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.


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.  

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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!