Look what I am looking at outside this morning...YUCK!! This is beyond funny or even tolerable at this point! April 23rd and fresh snow. Poor O asked again if it is Christmas time again.
A couple weeks ago I was given a few packets of Huma Gel to try and as I have yet to jump on the Chia seed trend I was skeptical and figured it was just another gel with an odd taste, strange texture and full of junk that would make me feel awful. Boy was I happy to admit I was wrong!
Huma Gel is made from chia seeds, all natural and gluten free, yay! They come in two flavors Apples and Cinnamon and Strawberry, both a good.
Apples and Cinnamon: My first thought, "I want more, I could eat this for a snack!" I felt like I was eating real food, it tasted and had texture just like applesauce. I was out on my run trying to squeeze every last drop out of the package, this stuff was good.
Strawberry: While I love strawberries, I'm not a big fan of strawberry foods. I was happily surprised that it tasted similar to real fruit and thanks to our wonderful weather was slightly frozen and almost like a smoothie (got to look for perks of an overly extended winter, right?).
Now the best part, I was upright and pain free my entire run! No GI issues or belly pain during or after my run. 2 gels were enough to get me through 22 miles last weekend, now I have to order more for the marathon and hope these will help get me through the last few miles where I am usually ready to scream in belly pain. My only complaints are the cost which is a little more then other gels, but well worth it, and the limited places to purchase. For me this means buying online and waiting, not great for a procrastinator like me!
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Remember it is Day 2 of the Vegetarian Challenge, how are you doing? Remember to share those pictures, tweets and link up those recipes using #vegchallenge and tagging Jill and I so we can see how everyone is doing.