The powerful combination of ingredients in our signature Matcha Chia Glo provides a host of daily health benefits.
Energizing matcha is a premium green tea powder from Japan, rich in nutrients, antioxidants and chlorophyll. According to some sources, one glass of matcha is the equivalent of 10 glasses of regular green tea in terms of nutritional value and antioxidant content. Antioxidants aid in the prevention of cell damage, giving you healthy glowing skin.
Protein is also prevalent in our Matcha Chia Glo, ideal for workout enthusiasts. Not only does the base of pumpkin seed mylk pack a punch, but the whole chia seeds also provide significant protein, a complete protein, at that. Complete proteins are foods that contain all nine essential amino acids (the building blocks of protein) that our bodies cannot produce. Animal products are widely known as complete proteins, but we can also obtain all nine essential amino acids from plants such as chia, hemp seeds and quinoa. Chia seeds are said to have twice the amount of protein as any other seed or grain in an easily assimilated form. All the more reason to replace that processed whey powder in our gym bags with chia.
Just a small amount of chia can sustain us for long periods of time. In fact, the ancient Aztec and Mayan runners would load up on chia before long runs for steady energy and sustenance. In the Mayan language, chia means “strength.” Chia absorbs up to 12 times its own weight, which keeps us feeling full and hydrated when mixed into a liquid, like our pumpkin seed mylk.
Energizing, hydrating and protein-packed, Matcha Chia Glo is the perfect meal replacement to sip at our morning meeting, an ultra-healthy pre or post-workout beverage, or afternoon pick-me-up to fuel the rest of your busy day. And you’ll look good while doing it too—with that antioxidant-activated glow!