Organic food and beverage processor Mamma Chia, Carlsbad, Calif., says new Mamma Chia Vitality + Energy organic beverages combine the powerful nutrients of chia—with “the pure, clean energy of Guayusa and refreshing organic fruit juices.”
Officials say the result is “a delicious beverage that delivers 2500mg of Omega-3s, 90mg of natural caffeine (about as much in an 8oz cup of coffee), twice the antioxidants of a cup of green tea—along with fiber and protein.
Retailing for $2.99, the Vitality + Energy organic beverages are available in four flavors: Blackberry Blast, Cherry Charge, Raspberry Razz and Grape Power. The new Vitality + Energy organic beverages, along with all Mamma Chia products, are Non-GMO Verified, gluten-free, vegan, Kosher and Certified Organic by the USDA.
Officials note that Guayusa (gwhy-you-sa) has been part of the Amazonian culture for more than 2,000 years and is “treasured for its unique balance of caffeine, antioxidants and vitamins, along with its energizing effects.” It is found in the leaves of the holly tree native to the Amazon Rainforest of Ecuador. Guayusa provides a smooth, clean caffeine that delivers balanced and sustained energy without the jitters and crashes typically associated with coffee, energy drinks or other sources of caffeine.
Chia seeds are packed with the richest plant-based source of Omega-3s. They also are a source of dietary fiber, complete protein and antioxidants.
"Mamma Chia has created an entirely new class of energy drinks. Vitality + Energy is perfect for active souls seeking a truly healthy and nutritious energy beverage," says Janie Hoffman, Mamma Chia founder and CEO, and author of Chia Vitality (Random House - April 2014) and The Chia Cookbook (Ten Speed Press - September 2014). "We found that Guayusa is one of the best all-natural sources of caffeine providing clean, sustained energy. Combined with the powerful nutrients in chia, our new beverages revitalize, energize and nourish your entire body and soul."
Lightly sweetened with only 14g of organic cane sugar, one bottle of Mamma Chia Vitality + Energy (10oz) delivers:
- More than an entire day's worth of Omega-3s (2500mg)
- 25% of one's daily fiber (6g)
- 4g of complete protein
- 90mg of natural caffeine
- Calcium, powerful antioxidants and valuable minerals
- 120 calories