Photos by Rochelle Li, Words by Daniela Ratner
Move over coconut water, there is a new competitor in town. DRINKmaple, with half of the sugar of coconut water, is the new way to stay hydrated. You may ask yourself, what exactly is DRINKmaple? Basically, it is pure maple water which is made from the sap that comes from maple trees. Don’t worry, this does not mean that you are drinking maple syrup. The sap that comes from the maple trees actually has a watery consistency. There is nothing added to it. You are drinking what comes directly from the maple tree, so you know it is all natural.
The people behind DRINKmaple have a great philosophy:
“Our philosophy has always been to eat real food. We believe food that comes directly from nature is more nutritious and makes us feel better than food with additives, chemicals and preservatives.”
Now, although one can stay hydrated with products such as flavored waters or coconut water, DRINKmaple comes at just 20 calories per container and boasts a deliciously subtle maple flavor for your TasteBUds (see what I did there).
The best part about DRINKmaple? You get so many vitamins and nutrients within one 8.5 ounce container! It contains 46 naturally occurring vitamins, minerals, polyphenols, antioxidants and prebiotics. This also includes Abscisic acid (ABA) which encourages insulin homeostasis meaning it may help with blood sugar control. The drink also has more manganese than a cup of kale. Manganese is good for thyroid health, bone strength, absorption of vitamins and magnesium, and anti-oxidant activity.
I highly suggest trying DRINKmaple. I have and I can vouch for this product. I drink it most mornings after my workout for optimal hydration and I feel great for the rest of the day, and sometimes water can get boring. The hint of maple flavor in the beverage makes it more exciting.
You can purchase cases of DRINKmaple online for delivery or you can find them at many locations around Boston such as Whole Foods or The Handle Bar spinning studio in Fenway.
The Handle Bar: 1336 Boylston St
DISCLAIMER: I am not and do not claim to be a registered dietician or nutritionist. Therefore, the advice you see on this website has been researched, but does not come from someone with professional experience.