As discussed in many of my previous, energy gels are my preferred choice of fuel when I run. I usually take one before any run that is longer than 40 minutes. If I am running a half marathon, I carry them with me to take during the race.
At the time, Huma Chia Energy Gel only came in two flavors: strawberry and apple-cinnamon. I tried both flavors and liked them both, preferring the apple-cinnamon.
A year later, one thing has changed. I no longer drink coffee. I have pretty much given up caffeine. Gu is my energy gel of choice and only the peanut butter is without caffeine.
So I was very excited when I was contacted by Huma and asked if I would try their two new flavors – mango and blueberry.
Huma Chia Energy Gel is all-natural and does not contain caffeine!
On Monday, I had eaten breakfast about 3 hours before my run along Lake George so I took the Mango Huma Chia Energy Gel. It tasted really good and gave me just the energy I needed.
On Wednesday, I decided to run during my lunch break so I took the blueberry. I hadn’t had lunch and the Huma Chia Energy Gel got me through the miles.
I love mangos in general and am so-so on blueberries.
But I liked both of Huma Chia Energy Gels’ new flavors. They tasted great. Mango, however, is my new favorite Huma Chia Energy Gel.
And I had no digestion problems with either of them!!
- all natural ingredients (this is an important one)
- the taste (you don’t even need to wash it down with water)
- no caffeine
- cost – more expensive than the others
- availability – not available in all states so you have to order online (& pay $4.99 shipping)
- only 4 flavors – they taste good but fruity is not my preference.
So if you are looking for a tasty healthy alternative to your current energy gel, I would advise you to try Huma Chia Engery Gel!!
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Happy Running! Have you tried these gels? If so, what do you think?
**Disclaimer: I was not compensated for my review. I contacted Huma and they provided me with two samples of Huma chia energy gel to try for my honest opinion.