Nuwi Quinoa Drinkable Snack Review



Nuwi Quinoa Drinkable SnackWe all know that quinoa is good for us.  Long considered a superfood, it is incredibly nutritious, high in fiber, magnesium and protein and it’s gluten free! Quinoa is also incredibly easy to incorporate into your diet.  I have long been using it in place of such things like rice, for stuffing and even in place of oatmeal for breakfast. The one thing I haven’t done was drink it.  Until now.  Just the other day, I had my very first quinoa drinkable snack.

Nuwi was developed in an effort to provide a delicious and balanced snack for those that are on the go and need a nutritional boost.  It is a quinoa drinkable snack that is all natural, vegan, gluten free, non-GMO and USDA certified organic.  These snacks are made by blending certified organic quinoa with real fruits, veggies, agave nectar and Himalayan pink salt.   They come in seven flavors:

  • Apple 
  • Banana
  • Strawberry
  • Blueberry 
  • Carrots and Ginger
  • Split Pea 
  • Tomato

I was sent the Carrots and Ginger flavor to try which I was really excited about because those flavors just scream Fall to me! As I mentioned earlier, Nuwi snacks are vegan, gluten free, lactose free and soy free.  The Carrots and Ginger flavor contains: purified water, organic quinoa flour, organic carrot puree, organic agave, Himalayan pink sea salt, organic ginger puree and natural flavorsNuwi Quinoa Drinkable SnackNuwi Quinoa Drinkable Snack

While the label instructed that I could either drink it chilled or serve it warm, I chose to enjoy it cold! 
Nuwi Quinoa Drinkable SnackSince this is one of their vegetable blends, I wasn’t expecting anything sweet but honestly I really wasn’t sure what this quinoa infused drink would taste like.  While I wasn’t disappointed, the best way I can describe both the flavor and the texture would be something similar to V8.  It was most definitely vegetable tasting in nature but the spice of the ginger really made it enjoyable!  

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In terms of satisfying my hunger, it actually kept me full!  I choose to replace my normal breakfast smoothie for this drinkable snack and it did just as great of a job keeping me full, (aka no post snack slump) with comparable amount of calories and probably a bit more veggies 😉

Since I was only sent one to try, I would be interested to see what it would taste like served warm with maybe some toasted nuts or seeds.  I would also be interested to see what their fruit flavors taste like, especially the blueberry!

 

You can check out all the flavors and learn more about Nuwi on their site.  You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

QOTD: What is your favorite way to prepare quinoa? 

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!

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18 Comments

Mary Beth Jackson
Reply October 30, 2014

That sounds interesting..... I am a V8 girl- I drink it every morning. Coffee, V8 then water the rest of the day so the tomato sounds good to me. Sounds a little weird though. I had quinoa a couple nights ago on top of my salad and then put my sautéed shrimp on top. YUM!
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    aelicatese
    Reply October 30, 2014

    I haven't tried the tomato but if you like V8 then you'd probably enjoy it as well I'm assuming! I LOVE quinoa on top of my salads too...so delicious!

Susie @ SuzLyfe
Reply October 30, 2014

Hmmmm super interesting! I would imagine it would be a bit like a smoothie made with oats. But what a way to get everything in, if you have no other option! I'm a big believe in eating, personally :D
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    aelicatese
    Reply October 30, 2014

    Oh believe me, I love eating too! I think that something like this would be a good option for on the go or in addition to breakfast. It was still interesting to try, nonetheless! :)

Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner
Reply October 30, 2014

Interesting! I can't imagine what that would taste like. I love quinoa and use it a lot in place of other carbs but mostly in salads
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    aelicatese
    Reply October 30, 2014

    It really just tasted like a veggie smoothie- I could barely taste the quinoa flour in it. I love using quinoa in salads too or served cold and mixed with cucumbers and tomatoes with some lemon juice :)

Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes
Reply October 30, 2014

Hmmm, interesting...I would be worried about the texture. And honestly, I prefer to eat my calories instead of drinking them. But definitely a cool option for when you are busy and just don't have time to sit down!
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    aelicatese
    Reply October 30, 2014

    The texture was really very smooth- not chunky at all. I agree- I prefer to eat my calories (except my daily smoothie) but something like this would be great to grab and go if you're short on time.

Marcia
Reply October 30, 2014

Wow quinoa in a drink. What's next? I like mine mixed up with a ton of veggies.
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    aelicatese
    Reply October 30, 2014

    Haha, I thought the same thing, Marcia! It is a bit odd but I guess not more so than oatmeal smoothies. Quinoa is great with veggies, I like making it pilaf style too!

Ashley Pitt @ A Lady Goes West
Reply October 30, 2014

Hi Annmarie! Drinkable? Wow! I was intrigued when I saw that headline. I've never used quinoa in place of oatmeal, but do use it in place of rice quite a bit. Thanks for sharing this new product. Have a great day!
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    aelicatese
    Reply October 30, 2014

    I was a bit surprised when I heard drinkable quinoa myself at first, it was worth trying though :) Hope you have a great day too!!!

Kimberly (Manifest Yourself)
Reply October 30, 2014

I would have never thought to combine quinoa in a drink. I generally mix quinoa with brown rice + garlic for a dinner/lunch side to some lean protein.
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    aelicatese
    Reply October 30, 2014

    Oh love the idea of mixing it with rice too! It is so veratile, so many ways to enjoy it! :)

Sandra Laflamme
Reply October 30, 2014

Now this definitely piqued my curiousity. I have never seen quinoa in a drink. Thanks for the great review! I'll be looking for these!

    aelicatese
    Reply October 31, 2014

    Thank you! :) It's different, right? I think they're available off Amazon right now, not sure which chain stores carry them though.

GiGi Eats
Reply October 30, 2014

THIS is so perfect on the go and it's got complete protein and fiber! WOO WOO :)
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