These days, chia seeds, coconut, goji berries and hemp seeds are to the nutrition industry what buzz words like productivity, mechanization, and streamline are to business. It use to be only a few specialized stores sold items such as this, whereas today they can be found in almost every grocery store in America. Most of the running world was introduced to Chia seeds as a superfood through the book, Born to Run and the Paleo as well as other hunter gatherer diets have popularized anything and everything that has to do with coconut. What happens when you bring all these superfoods together? Welcome in a new type of endurance fuel, Saquito Mix.
Prior to the Hunter Gatherer race in Texas, Saquito was unknown to me. Upon arrival to the race sitting around with a group of friends one of them pulled out Saquito and explained it to me as an “unbar” or “bar without the bar” race fuel. I was intrigued but held off using it on race day, as I don’t like to try new things while I race. It was not until I got home and tried it myself and used my other half as a tester as well.
Whats in Saquito Mix:
Ingredients: Organic Chia Seeds, Organic Hemp Seeds, Organic Coconut Flakes, Organic Goji Berries, Organic Coconut Sugar, Rice Bran, Organic Cinnamon, Organic Vanilla Bean, Sea Salt, Inulin Soluble Fiber & Stevia Leaf Extract
“Saquito is a chia energy mix. It was born our of the desire to create an energy food that’s authentically healthy and tastes great. Saquito is made with super foods packed with omega 3 fatty acids; protein, fiber and antioxidants. Because it’s a mix, there are no sugary binders, allowing Saquito to be low glycemic, low in sugar and low in carbohydrates. This means Saquito will truly give you sustained energy and endurance. Saquito is meant to be enjoyed right out of the bag.”
Testing it Out:
Although testing has been limited, I have been able to experiment with it a bit since returning home. My boyfriend has taken it on a couple runs and reports, really liking the product and continues to put a pouch in his pack along with the staple Garuka Bars. Overall we both liked the product, it wasn’t the easiest to eat but supplied a lot of good nutrients and has replaced my boyfriends homemade chia mixture he was already running with in a more convenient package.
– No added stuff, what you see if what you get
– Tasty, the right amount of vanilla and cinnamon
– Vegan, Gluten Free
– Mixes well in Yogurt, Granola, and Smoothies
– Packaging is waterproof and can be resealed
– Lots of Calories for the weight
– Biodegradable packaging
– Hard to eat on the move
– Expect to be picking chia seeds out of your teeth
– Dry, need to make sure you have water to wash it down
– $2.50 – $3.00 a package. Best deal through their website