Perhaps I could have shown more restraint but I didn’t. Like most Americans, we had a Memorial Day BBQ and I ate most of what came within reach of my little paws. Chips, crackers, bagels, Sheese, loaded baked potatoes, grilled corn, coleslaw, taco cups, candy, bloody marys, margaritas…I’m going to stop there lest you think I have a tape worm or that I am just a glutton. I did manage a salad or two, but I still felt bloated and in desperate need of repair. On an average day, I’d be making a big green smoothie. My VitaMix is already packed up for the trip home to Hawaii and I tried to use my cousin’s Blendtec- FAIL! I had so much work to finish after being disconnected from Wi-Fi for 72 hours, quick convenience was key in getting some proper nutrition today.
I received a sample of the Chia\Vie smoothies recently and the timing was perfect to give them a try. Each bottle is a single serving that comes in a recyclable aluminum container that is perfect to throw in your bag if you’re on the go. I drank the whole bottle of the Mango-J for breakfast and had my entire AI (adequate intake 1.1g for women) of omega 3′s for the day. Aha! Now my brain is working again. Since I’m from the islands, tropical flavors always appeal to me. The smoothie isn’t overly sweet and I enjoy the tang of the mango.
I had the bottle of banapple-berry smoothie for lunch with some raw buckwheat crackers and felt completely satisfied. While the banapple-berry didn’t have a really distinct flavor like the mango, the fruity goodness was still highly drinkable. *glug, glug, glug*
One of the pluses I see in this product is that the chia seeds are ground, as opposed to being left whole, so the nutrients are more bioavailable. Chia is magical because it is a sustainable crop that is naturally pest resistant, vegan, gluten-free, high in protein and fiber. The gel-like consistency helps move things along (if ya get my drift) after a weekend of hard eating. I did question the ingredient listed as “natural flavor” but contacted the company and was assured that these ingredients are plant derived, organic compliant, GMO-free, MSG-free, all-natural, Kosher Pareve, and vegan. I would definitely take these Chia\Vie smoothies along on my next road trip adventure since refrigeration is not required (shake well and chill for best taste).
How do you put yourself back together after over indulging?