Best of Expo West 2017: Gluten-Free Beverages

Expo West is my favorite time of the year, a gluten-free new product Christmas. Every year, I try to find the newest, hottest products from the Best of Expo West that you’l see on store shelves soon, or in the upcoming year. I have several categories that I plan on presenting to you, along with the giveaway that runs for a month at the bottom of the page. You’ll be entered to win lots of swag from the Best of Expo West 2017! I now present to you the Best of Expo West 2017 in the category of gluten-free beverages 

Best Beverages

Vital Proteins launched new collagen beauty water with marine collagen (fish). I tried the lavender lemon, but not the melon mint. This delicious spa-quality water from Vital Proteins is sure to be a hit. Visit for more information.

Expo West 2017 Best Beverages

Vega finally launched a shelf-stable plant-based protein shake, to compete with Orgain’s version. As you might know, I carry Orgain’s shake on me at all times, in case of an emergency. Will Vega replace Orgain in my heart and in my suitcase? Only time will tell! Learn more at

Expo West 2017 Best Beverages

We love Bonafide Provisions bone broth, but their new Drinkable Veggies line is the best! You’ve got to try this veggie/bone broth mash-up! I think the best one is the Renew – the one made with red bell pepper. Learn more here:

Expo West 2017 Best Beverages

I’ve loved Mamma Chia since I first met them years back at a trade show. These chia beverages (found in a refrigerated section of the grocery store) are great, but this new flavor – lemon iced tea – might be their best yet!Find more about these beverages here:

Expo West 2017 Best Beverages

I feel really attached to the launch of the new tea lines from Secret Squirrel, because I had a chance to test out the products last year at Expo East! While my favorite tea was not selected to be produced, these teas are pretty awesome. Find out more about Secret Squirrel at:

Expo West 2017 Best Beverages

Califia Farms is always innovating, and this year is no different. They launched an organic line of nut milks, and Mexican Cocoa almondmilk creamer. See more from Califia Farms here:

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Bananamilk. I’m not sure how far this concept can go, but it’s interesting. Yes, it does taste like bananas. It’s definitely innovative, and I think kids will love it. Learn more about Mooala here:

Expo West 2017 Best Beverages

I love Spindrift – just carbonated water and fruit, no added junk. While I love the existing flavors, these two new flavors – strawberry and orange mango – blow the other flavors out of the park. The flavor is not super intense or fake (like you might think of when you think of a strawberry drink in a can). The subtlety of the flavors is definitely appreciated. Learn more about Spindrift here:

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Numi tea is one of my favorite tea companies. Their products are always high-quality and delicious. I love that they launched a ready-to-drink tea line with some of my favorite flavors (including the Aged Early Grey in the back of this photo) that are slightly sweetened. Learn more about Numi tea here:



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Comments: 9

  1. Michelle P March 26, 2017 at 2:20 pm Reply

    The Vital Proteins prodcuts – drink category.

  2. Karol March 26, 2017 at 7:12 pm Reply

    The Secret Squirrel mint tea. It looks amazing! Sadly, I checked and they are not sold in my area. Do you know if they’ll be available online?

    • Erica Dermer March 27, 2017 at 7:39 am Reply

      Not sure because they’re a cold beverage! I find mine at Whole Foods, but the tea won’t be released for a while!

  3. Jessica March 27, 2017 at 1:27 am Reply

    I’m so excited that Vega finally has a shelf-stable shake!
    I always carry the vega individual protein powder packets on vacation, but this is even easier to pack and drink for a backup breakfast!

  4. Christina Smith March 27, 2017 at 6:47 am Reply

    I’m looking most forward to the vital proteins drink because I understand collagen is something very important that a lot of our diets are lacking I love to look into incorporating more college and into mine

  5. Annamarie V March 27, 2017 at 5:06 pm Reply

    The Spindrift sparkling water sounds really good and refreshing both the orange and the strawberry flavors sound good.

  6. Laura March 30, 2017 at 5:07 pm Reply

    I’ve never heard of spindrift before…sounds yummy!

  7. KElly M. March 31, 2017 at 4:49 pm Reply

    I am excited to see Vital Proteins on the list!

  8. Steph March 31, 2017 at 6:50 pm Reply

    Banana milk loOks interesting!!

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