Most fitness drinks are palatable—but do they taste good? For women who run, is fruit punch Gatorade your chosen drink? Do men plan on drinking Boost at the end of a flag football game? Probably not. Point is, there are a ton of flavored and fruity concoctions out there—although most don’t taste natural, others contain too many additives or, heaven forbid, sugar.
Just recently, Lifestye Examiner got samples of a new drink called Tsamma (pronounced SAH-MAH) watermelon.
Tsamma is 100% juice blend with 280 mg. of Potassium, 18 mg. of Lycopene, and 600 mg. of L-Citrulline. Potassium, a mineral, is typically gotten from bananas; the body needs it because it is essential to allowing the nerves and muscles communication. It also moves nutrients into cells and waste products out of cells. Lycopene is a bright red pigment that is naturally found in the human liver, serum (blood), adrenal glands, lungs, prostate, colon, and skin; lycopene has become widely recognized as a potential protector against the risk of certain types of cancer and cardiovascular diseases.
L-Citrulline is a non-essential amino acid. Your kidneys change L-citrulline into another amino acid called L-arginine and a chemical called nitric oxide. These compounds are important to your heart and blood vessel health. They may also boost your immune system.
To combat dehydration beyond drinking regular water, experts suggest eating watermelon, which is 92 percent water, and a natural supplier of electrolytes, vitamins, magnesium, citrulline, antioxidants and iron. Tsamma Juice is made with 100 percent watermelon juice and contains no added sugar or artificial flavorings, making it the ideal choice to replenish nutrients lost during a workout
It is no-sugar added and only 80 calories. This product is watermelon and each bottle is created from over one and a half pounds of fresh watermelon. Now we pour it into our fitness bottle up to about one-third and cut the rest with cold filtered water. It’s great.
Sold per case, 12 bottles (12 fl. oz.) $30 Frey Farms is a Certified Woman Owned Business founded by Sarah Frey in 1992.
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Make a TSAMMATINI (SAH-MAH-TEE-NEE)
(This recipe makes 2 cocktails)
salt as needed
white sugar as needed
1 cup Tsamma
1/4 cup vodka
2 tablespoons of simple syrup
1 lime, juiced
Combine some salt and sugar in a small bowl, and pour onto a small, shallow plate. Moisten the rims of 2 glasses with a piece of watermelon, and dip the moistened glass rims into the salt and sugar mixture; set aside.
Pour Tsamma watermelon juice, vodka, simple syrup, and lime juice into a cocktail shaker over ice. Cover, and shake until the outside of the shaker has frosted. Strain into the prepared glasses. Add watermelon slice for garnish.