Koia a 100% plant-based protein beverage designed to give health-conscious consumers an option for protein intake, is now available for purchase at Whole Foods Markets nationwide.

Koia is one of the first refrigerated, ready-to-drink, 100% plant-based protein lines to retail nationally. The line stands apart from other functional beverages by significantly trimming excess sugars and calories in favor of simple, plant-based ingredients.

"Koia was developed with the belief that people should expect more from their protein beverage," said Dustin Baker, co-founder of Koia.

"People looking for a healthier protein option shouldn't have to compromise on flavor or consume hidden calories, excess sugars or artificial ingredients. We're as conscious about what we put into Koia as what we keep out. The result is an honest, craveable beverage that people can actually feel good about."

Three flavors of Koia are now available: Vanilla Bean, Cacao Bean and Coconut Almond. Each beverage retails for $5.99 and can be found in the refrigerated section of Whole Foods Markets.

Koia delivers an unrivaled 5-to-1 ratio of plant protein to sugar content, featuring natural ingredients that are soy-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, and non-GMO.

A 12-ounce serving of Koia includes 16-18 grams of plant-based protein along with 5-8 grams of natural fiber, making Koia an ideal meal accompaniment, post workout beverage or healthy snack. A proprietary blend of rice, pea and hemp proteins are at the heart of Koia's recipe, helping to create a smooth texture in a chilled, grab-and-go beverage.