One of the more offbeat drink trends is the proliferation of chia-based drinks. Chia burst onto the scene in a big way around 2010, with the Aztec favorite finding its way into a number of grain-based products. However, 2012 could go down as the year when chia crossed over into energy drinks.
Hailed as â€œnatureâ€™s ancient energizerâ€ is Chia\Vie Chia + Fruit Smoothie, a new energy drink from Bare Nutrition LLC. Packaged in 10oz resealable aluminum bottles, Chia\Vie blends ground chia seeds with fruit ingredients, such as banana, mango, apple, acerola and others. Each smoothie, in flavors such as Mango and Banapple-Berry, has two servings of fruit and a whopping 2,000mg of omega-3 oils.