Tasty Tailgating Recipes

Tasty Tailgating Recipes

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Tasty Tailgating Recipe

Suit up and double knot those cleats….are you ready for some FOOTBALL?  Stadiums and homes filled with cheering fans, the cool breeze of autumn in your hair, the smell of…oh sorry, we got a little carried away!  But, football season is officially here! We are gearing up for the big games with a list of tasty tailgating recipes that will convert to touchdowns at your party.  You can even incorporate our secret powerhouse ingredient, chia seeds, to make those football party treats a little more guilt-free, if you’re up for the challenge.  There are no penalty flags on the play, just choose your favorite recipe and be ready to tackle your taste buds!


CHIA-eers! Here’s a his and hers beverage idea that will score with everyone, no matter what team you’re rooting for!

1.Bloody Mary Beer by Lady Behind the Curtain

This savory concotion is a great way to settle your belly if you’re off to a rocky start before the party begins. You can also throw in a spoonful of chia seeds to help you stay hydrated throughout the game.

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2. Tailgate Sipper by Fake Ginger

For a lighter refreshment, try this bourbon based cocktail. For a little added tartness, we like to add a splash of our Strawberry Lemonade Vitality Beverage.Tasty Tailgating Recipes


1.Mac n’ Cheese Bites by Old House to New Home

There are absolutely no utensils required to tackle this cheesy goodness. Just pop it right into your mouth!  For an added crunch, simply sprinkle a tablespoon of chia over the top and voila, Mac n’ Chia Cheese Bites. Yum!Tasty Tailgating Recipes

2. Cauliflower Tots by Just a Taste

Everyone loves tots!  What better way to sneak some veggies into your tailgating shindig than to wrap them up in some tater tots that sure won’t disappoint.  Add two tablespoons of chia seeds for more texture, or to take your tots to the next level, create a variety of sauces to dip and dunk your appetizers.

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3. Smoky Sweet Potato Dip by Healthy Aperture

Sweeten up the party with this healthy chip and dip. This simple dip will delight your taste buds and won’t leave you feeling like a linebacker. Toss a dash of chia seeds in to give it a little crunch!

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1.Football Whoopie Pies by The Cake Blog

Score a touchdown and satisfy your sweet tooth with this delightful dessert.  You’ll be the ultimate victor with this treat on your special teams. You can even try and create a vegan-friendly version by using non-dairy milk and “chia eggs” instead!

Tasty Tailgating Recipes

Inside Look: Chia Vitality Bar – Peanut Butter & Sea Salt

Inside Look: Chia Vitality Bar - Peanut Butter & Sea Salt

April 14, 2016
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Have you tried our NEW Chia Vitality Bar with only 4g of sugar? Each Organic Chia Vitality Bar delivers 1000mg of Omega-3s, protein, and fiber along with a subtle 4 grams of sugar, making it the perfect bar to power your soul’s purpose. In the infographic below, we break down the ingredients of our Peanut Butter & Sea Salt flavor, blended with creamy peanut butter with just the right amount of savory sea salt to create a tasty, anytime snack! Enjoy!



Looking for some more Chia Vitality Bar information? Look no further than our Chia Vitality Bar Infographic:

  • Almonds
    • 1 handful = 20% of our daily protein
    • Grab a scoop of tasty almonds! Just 1/4 cup provides 11% of your daily fiber.
    • How seed-sational! Almonds are not considered a nut but are actually a part of the seed family; technically making them relatives to chia seeds.
  • Peanuts
    • 1 acre if peanuts can make 30,000 peanut butter sandwiches. That’s nutty!
    • Did you know that peanuts are actually a legume? They’re related to beans and lentils making them another great source of plant-based protein.
  • Peanut Butter
    • Pile on that peanut butter! With just 2 tbsp. you’ll consume 8 tasty grams of protein.
    • Did someone say peanut butter chia time? About 90% of American households enjoy peanut butter, which pairs deliciously with homemade chia jam!
    • Hey there peanut butter lover! Did you know Californain’s consume the most peanut butter over other states!
  • Quinoa
    • Quinoa has 4x more iron than brown rice and 2x more dietary fiber than white rice.
    • Get chi-atta here! Quinoa is not actually a grain. It’s a seed related to beets and spinach.
  • Sorghum (Sawr-guh m)
    • Hosting a movie night? Kick back and pop some sorghum. It’s similar to regular popcorn, but smaller in size.
    • Sorghum? It’s a gluten-free grain that is a popular ingredient in many snack foods.
    • While 49% of sorghum worldwide is consumed, the remaining 51% has other uses like fuel, industry, and livestock feed.
  • Organic Agave
    • Move over honey! Agave is vegan-friendly & a great substitute in baking recipes.
    • Agave is a low glycemic plant meaning that the carbohydrates won’t cause an unhealthy spike in blood sugar. You’ll also avoid the “sugar rush” side effects caused by other sweeteners.
    • Aztecs not only used agave for nourishment, but also incorporated it in ancient healing remedies.
  • Chia Seeds
    • In Aztec days, this “superfood” was so super that it was often used as currency.
    • Stay hydrated and fueled. Chia seeds can absorb more than 12 times their weight in water, making them popular for endurance activities.
  • Sea Salt
    • Larger crystals and a saltier taste help you reduce your sodium intake.
    • Essential for maintaining a balance of electrolytes in your body, sea salt contains approximately 80 elements and minerals.
    • Pure sea salt retains all the essential elements from the sea including magnesium, calcium, potassium, iron, zinc, and iodine.


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Janie Hoffman BevNET’s 2012 – Person of the Year

chia beverage, chia drink, chia seed, kombucha, mama chia, mamma chiaBevNET’s Best of 2012 Person of the Year Award goes to Janie Hoffman, the founder and CEO of Mamma Chia. Over the past two years, Hoffman has been at the forefront of chia’s rise from a seed best known for dog-shaped window plants to a highly sought after multifunctional ingredient that is increasingly used in foods and beverages. Read more ..

Westerly Market

Mamma Chia Tasting at Westerly Market!

At Westerly Market, their mission is to be committed to offering only organic produce and the best variety of natural foods at affordable prices. Mamma Chia is thrilled to be available for purchase at Westerly Market and we will be offering generous samples and coupons! We invite you to celebrate with us at our next delicious tasting event!

Westerly Market – New York, NY – Thursday, May 31 · 11:00am – 3:00pm

May 2012

Congratulations to Sarah Camiel!

Location: Northwest Washington
Hobbies: I love to ride my bike around town with friends, taking my dogs hiking, going out to see live music, Seattle Sounders games, reading, learning how to play the guitar, and trying to be creative.   I enjoy regularly starting crafty projects, but rarely finishing them.   I love enjoying food, and of course consuming large amounts of Mamma Chia to fuel all these exciting activities.            
On her iPod: Lately, I’ve been really into the Stevie Wonder Pandora station.   It’s amazing and filled with greats like Aretha, Earth, Wind and Fire, and the Jackson 5.   Other bands that I’ve been playing on repeat for the last year are Mumford and Sons, The Other Lives, Of Monsters and Men, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., and the Shins.   Basically, a bunch of brooding indie rock.
Favorite Quote: “Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.” – Frank Zappa.   This is certainly not my favorite quote of all time, but the most thought-provoking quote I’ve heard in the last few weeks.            
Favorite Animal: Well, I could try to come up with something clever and exotic, or I could just be real and boring and admit that I am obsessed with dogs.   I have two: a chocolate lab/hound mix named Vader, and a Boston/Boxer mix named Dexter.   They are by far my favorite animals.                  
Favorite Mamma Chia Flavor: Definitely Coconut Mango.   That stuff is unstoppable, and makes me feel like I’m on a tropical island.            
Bio: I fell in love with Bellingham (WA) when I moved here eight years ago, and am still so happy to call it home.   I am back in school once again studying to be a Veterinary Technician and afterwards possibly Vet School, but it’s been a long road trying to figure out what I “want to be when I grow up.”   I’ve been a sea kayak guide, a snowboard/skate shop buyer, a burrito roller, a bartender, a scuba shop salesperson, worked at a nursery (the garden kind), a Humane Society volunteer, and a Mamma Chia Ambassador.   I’ve driven across the country twice, lived in New Hampshire for awhile and went to Alaska for a couple summers, but always ended up back in the Pacific Northwest.


We are proud to announce Sarah Camiel as our May 2012 Ambassador of the Month!   Sarah has done an outstanding job embodying our mission leading in the renaissance of Chia! She joyously shares the magic of Chia with everyone she meets and spends much of her free time volunteering at animal shelters, a cause that is near and dear to our hearts. She is a beautiful soul inside and out and we couldn’t be more grateful to have her as a part of the Mamma Chia family!
Congratulations Sarah, we are so happy to be honoring you!

Check our tastings page and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to find Sarah’s upcoming tastings and come in to congratulate her!

CBS TV: First Annual Green Festival

Mamma Chia is a new product made out of chia seeds. It is a complete whole food. Janie Hoffman launched this product at the San Francisco Green Festival and completely sold out so she knew she had a winner! It is the same seed that made Chia Pets, but it is absolutely delicious! Watch more…

NBC TV: Green Festival Weekend

mamma chiaFounder Janie Hoffman launched this product in San Francisco and just completely sold out. This is a new drink and it is just incredibly nutritious. It will keep you young forever! Watch more…

NYC Green Festival, It’s Fresh

Two stands in particular caught my attention: One was Mamma Chia, a new fruity drink that I’ve been seeing in all my local grocery stores. I usually don’t drink a lot of bottled juices or tea but I enjoyed the taste (especially the mango coconut) and texture of this not-too-sweet drink that reminded me a bit of bubble tea. Read more…

Triathlete Wall: Mamma Chia

mamma chiaDon’t limit yourself to just sport drinks for healthy replenishment. Mamma Chia, an organic chia-based company, has created a nutritional beverage containing the popular superfood chia seeds. These little South American seeds are packed full of nutrients…. Sounds like a great pre and post workout drink to us.  Read more…

Spreading the Green Message: NYC green festival 2012

This year marked the very first Green Festival in New York City. The festival was held April 21st and 22nd at the Javits convention center in beautiful Manhattan. I was fortunate to be a media correspondent; an opportunity which enabled me to speak with exhibitors, speakers, and founders of wonderful green companies.  Read more…

The Road Not Processed: Mamma Chia

Ah Mamma Chia! Contributing to my love of chia seeds, this drink is packed with Omegas 3, 6, and 9, and of course tastiness.  I recently entered their “eco-friendly” themed photography contest (picture above) and won!  Read more…

A Weird But Delicious Beverage

Mamma Chia, Blackberry Hibiscus vitality beverage is a yummy treat. It is also a little weird because it is made up of chia seeds.. Which are gelatinous mini seeds that do wonders for your body and soul!  Read more…

6 Quick & Easy Drinks to Start the Day

mamma chiaChia seeds (yes, the same ones in the Chia Pet you bought in 1994) have taken off in popularity as a high-protein, fiber-rich supplement. They’re a great natural source of energy, and when placed in liquid the seeds expand and develop a slightly chewy texture (think of bubble tea).  Read more…

Mamma Mia this is Great Chia!

Mamma Chia is an organic juice type-drink with chia seeds suspended throughout. Made with delicious organic fruit juices and lightly sweetened with a touch of organic agave, these USDA Certified Organic drinks are truly delicious.  Read more…

Mamma Chia featured in Today’s Diet & Nutrition Magazine

The overachieving chia seed also provides a vegetarian source of protein, a plethora of antioxidants, and the bone-building trio of calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium.  Though often under consumed, magnesium has been shown to confer protection against type 2 diabetes, possibly by improving insulin sensitivity.  It now seems obvious why the Mayan word for strength is chia. Read more…

BevNet: Mamma Chia Discusses Growth

Since launching Mamma Chia in October, 2010, Janie Hoffman, the company’s CEO and founder, has found her product in stores across the country and has received numerous awards, including BevNET’s Best Non-Carbonated Beverage of 2011.  Read more…

Liquid Lunch: Food Becomes Drinkable

The Mamma Chia line of Organic Vitality Beverages is one novel entrant. The first-to-market organic chia seed beverage, Mamma Chia pairs whole organic chia seeds with organic fruit juices and a touch of organic agave nectar. The drink offers a complete nutritional profile of omega-3, balanced dietary fiber, complete protein, antioxidants and minerals.  Read more…

Cupcakes, Rings, and Glittery Things…

Normally I do not drink any juice or anything sweetened for that matter but this has a wonderful flavor palette, 4 grams of protein, 6 grams of fiber, calcium, antioxidants and Omega-3, not to mention it is Gluten Free and Vegan.  Again, how could I say no!  Read more…

Natural foods: Eating up the trends

Well, chia is back, big time (the seeds, not the pets). And so is regular old food. We recently spent hours plodding the floors – along with 60,000 others – at the Natural Products Expo in Anaheim, Calif., the biggest health food trade show in the world. The overarching theme we saw: What’s old is new again.  Read more…

April 2012

Congratulations to Doug Atkins!

Location: Tri-State Area (NYC/NJ/LI/CT)
Hobbies: My favorite hobby is playing guitar, but it’s more than a hobby! I am a co-songwriter play lead guitar in my band, Catch Wild. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from Fairleigh Dickinson University so I love to draw, paint, and sculpt. I also enjoy tennis and skiing, and playing poker. I’m definitely a foodie. I love reading graphic novels and comic books, as well.
On his iPod: Oh man, music is my life so this answer can go on forever, but here we go: Cream, Eric Clapton, RX Bandits, Bush, MuteMath, Incubus, Foo Fighters, Third Eye Blind, Shades Apart, Weezer, The Wallflowers, Stone Temple Pilots, Soundgarden, Dave Matthews Band, The Black Keys, Doves, Jimmy Eat World, The Joy Formidable, Metric, Paramore, Pete Yorn, Rolling Stones, Rage Against the Machine, Stereophonics, Tonic, Two Door Cinema Club.
Favorite Quote: “If you do things right, people won’t be sure you’ve done anything at all.”
Favorite Animal:   White Tiger
Favorite Mamma Chia Flavor: Raspberry Passion
Bio:   I grew up in Short Hills, New Jersey and graduated from Millburn High School in 2002. I then attended Syracuse University for 2/ 1/2 years and transferred to Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey for a smaller atmosphere and graduated from there with a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art. I’ve been playing music almost my entire life and still do to this day in my band, Catch Wild (www.catchwild.com). I am very close with my immediate and extended family. I love sports, especially the New York Rangers and New York Giants. I worked for Prometheus Springs Capsaicin Spiced Elixir for two years before starting work with Mamma Chia. I love sales and merchandising and I especially love spreading the Magic of Mamma Chia!


For his passion, sincerity, dedication, and sense of humor, we are overjoyed to announce our April Ambassador of the Month – Doug Atkins! Doug hit the ground running and we are blessed to have him sharing the Mamma Chia Magic in NYC! His tremendous skill set and high level of proficiency has raised the bar and paves the way for endless possibilities!

You’re a Rock-Star, Doug! (Literally and figuratively!) Thank you for your outstanding commitment and your generous attitude! You’re an inspiration and a joy to work with!

Check our events page and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to find Doug’s upcoming events and come in to congratulate him!

BevNET TV: Mamma Chia at Expo West 2012

It’s been a quite a successful run for Mamma Chia during its first year and a half. The first to market chia drink went national with UNFI only eight months after its initial launch and quickly established a solid footing in major natural retailers including Whole Foods, Sprouts and Wegmans. Read more…

10 Organic & Sustainable Standouts from Expo West 2012

OK, so not everybody loves a “chewy” drink. I was pretty skeptical myself before (while sweltering in the Fresh Ideas Marketplace tent) I tried a shot of Mamma Chia organic fruit drink with chia seeds. The Blackberry Hibiscus was surprisingly refreshing; plus it contains 2,500 mg ALA omega-3s per serving, plus fiber and calcium. And one bottle has less than half the natural sugar of typical fruit drinks. Read more…

Seeds Bring Dozens of New Products to Expo West 2012

The tiny power-packed Chia seed is found suspended in juice bottles of Mama Chia fruit juice drinks, stirred into NutZo peanut butter and sprinkled in breakfast bars and breads. Nature’s Path has introduced crunchy breakfast bars filled with Chia and flax seeds and it’s added a Chia Coconut cereal to its collection. Read more…

Best of Expo West 2012 Roundup: Mare’s Favorite Beverages

Favorite Drink with Stuff Floating in It: Mamma Chia. Their CEO calls this “a party in your mouth,” and that it is. Chia seeds provide protein, fiber, calcium, and Omega-3, and they also made it surprisingly easy to go down. I liked most of the flavors I tried, although I have to say that were I to give it to my daughter, I would pick the “Cherry Lime.” Read more…

Natural Foods: Eating up the Trends

The same seedlings you spread on a clay figurine to make a green Shrek are now being used in food products because of the high levels ofomega-3 fats they contain. We saw FruitChia bars, Mamma Chia beverages and Crunchy Flax With Chia cereal. One company is hedging its bets with Coconut Chia granola – that’s two trends rolled into one. Read more…

Product Abuser: Mamma Chia – “The First & Best”

Chia is exploding with delicate flavor and health benefits like huge amounts of Omega 3’s (more than in  salmon), lots of fiber, and a wealth of antioxidants and minerals. Love the glass bottle! I also appreciate Mamma Chia giving back 1% of gross sales to support farmers,  communities  and local food systems. Read more…

March 2012

Congratulations to Kelly House!

Location: Greensboro, NC
Hobbies:  Bikram Yoga, Ascension, hiking, visiting wineries, and enjoying anything fun.
On her iPod: Foo Fighters, Echo and the Bunnymen, Prince, Radiohead, I love most music.
Favorite Quote: “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”
Favorite Animal: My seal point siamese, Sammy and my tuxedo boy, Simon.
Favorite Mamma Chia Flavor: Blackberry Hibiscus…unless there is Coconut Mango!
Bio: I get told at least 3x a month that I should be a stand up comedian. I teach a very wonderful Enlightenment tool called Ascension. I have a pre-med degree and majored in health science and psychology. I love showing appreciation for others and really enjoy working with companies that can do the same. Mamma Chia is wonderful!


Congratulations to Kelly House our March 2012 Ambassador of the Month! Kelly’s vast experience in the natural foods industry combined with her love of chia has made her an invaluable addition to the Mamma Chia family! She is always willing to step forward and take on additional responsibilities and she puts 110% in everything she does. She truly has a wonderful and giving heart and her positive and energetic attitude is very contagious!

Thank you Kelly, for being a shining star and helping to share the magic of Mamma Chia with the fabulous people of North Carolina!

PCC Kid Pick Program

Mamma Chia is excited that our Raspberry Passion has been selected as a PCC Kid Pick item for 2012! Since 2004, the kids of PCC have been taste-testing products to find out which items put a smile on children’s faces in an effort to help parents and families navigate the world of natural foods. Thank you to all the kids that helped to vote Mamma Chia as a PCC Kid Pick! To see all of the PCC Kid Picks visit: http://www.pccnaturalmarkets.com/healthykids/picks/

February 2012

Congratulations to Brooke Ziegler!

Location: Twin Cities, MN
Hobbies: Time with family, Fall Harvest, working out, movies, flea market shopping, dancing.
On her iPod: Oldies Country and a little of every other genre; iPod what? Haha!
Favorite Quote: “Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.”
Favorite Animal: Cat
Favorite Mamma Chia Flavor: Cherry Lime
Bio: I grew up on a farm in a small town in Minnesota. My degree is in Marketing Communications and English. Since graduating, I’ve worked with my boyfriend at his financial services company and done tons of promotional and modeling gigs. The jobs we do in this industry are always different and exciting; favorite gigs have included going on trips (to places WARMER than MN), being in a fitness video and magazine, going on the field at an MLB game, and of course, Mamma Chia! There’s something new to learn and do each day, and that’s the best part!


It is with much joy and delight that we announce our February 2012 Ambassador of the month, Brooke Ziegler! From the beginning, Brooke has exemplified the Mamma Chia magic by sharing her zest for life and showing that hard work really does pay off! Brooke lives her dream by spreading happiness through her beautiful smile. Her dedication and professionalism make her shine, especially when she’s sharing the magic of Chia in the marvelous Midwest! We are delighted to call her one of our own!

Warm congratulations Brooke! We are beyond grateful that you are a part of the Mamma Chia family!

Mamma Chia in Organic Processing Magazine

After a very successful year, founder Janie Hoffman returned to announce the Mamma Chia Donor Advised Fund, which will contribute 1 percent of sales to the Slow Money “Soil Trust” to help other entrepreneurs build conscious food systems. Read more …

January 2012

Congratulations to Jess Canterbury!

Location: Reno, NV
Hobbies: Making jewelry
On her iPod: Bassnectar
Favorite Quote: “That’s what she said.”
Favorite Animal: Both of my dogs, Emma (Border Collie) and Gabby (Beagle/Huskey).
Favorite Mamma Chia Flavor: It depends on the day. Usually varies between Blackberry Hibiscus, Raspberry Passion and Cherry Lime. I hear there might be some new flavors coming out, so, I will have to wait to claim a favorite.
Bio: I grew up on an oyster farm in Washington State and have now found myself in Lake Tahoe, CA for the past five years. I love to snowboard in the winter and skate long-boards in the summer. I really love traveling and have recently been to Kauai, hiked the Na Pali Coast and most recently, spent time roaming around Costa Rica.   My real passion in life is making jewelry, more specifically earrings. Thanks Mamma Chia! P.S. My Dad is the BEST!

We’re thrilled to kick off the New Year by celebrating Jess Canterbury, our January 2012 Mamma Chia Ambassador of the Month! Jess has been a star since day one! Sharing the Magic of Chia in Northern California & Reno, Nevada, she always has a great smile and inspires everyone around her. She’s an absolute pleasure to work with, and customers love her kind soul, fun demeanor and sparkling enthusiasm for life!

Heartfelt congratulations and best wishes Jess!

Check our events page and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to find Jess’s upcoming events and come in to congratulate her!

Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods In-Store Tastings
Come taste Mamma Chia! We will be offering complimentary samples of all of our delicious flavors of this exciting new beverage and sharing the magic of chia! Stop by for a taste and a receive a special offer on Mamma Chia!

Back in 1980, Whole Foods Market started out with one small store in Austin, Texas. With more than 310 stores in North America and the United Kingdom, they are a leader in natural and organic foods!

Whole Foods Lamar – Austin, TX – Saturday, June 9   · 11:00am – 3:00pm

Whole Foods Westlake – Seattle, WA – Saturday, June 9   · 11:00am – 3:00pm

Whole Foods Union Square – New York, NY – Tuesday, June 12 · 3:00pm – 7:00pm

December 2011

Congratulations to Steve Cochran!

Location:  Oceanside, CA
Hobbies:  Composing Music, writing comedy sketches, entertaining people, staying active with diverse forms of exercise to keep it from getting boring and perpetually staying young.
On his iPod:  Metallica, Miles Davis, Maynard Ferguson
Favorite Quote: To Love others, you must first love yourself.  
Favorite Animal: Dog
Favorite Mamma Chia Flavor: Cranberry Lemonade
Bio:  I believe that my calling is to entertain people, make them laugh, smile and feel good through comedy and music. I am a super serious person, but the longer that you know me the more you get to see and hear all of the funny stuff I have been holding back. My humor is what helps me deal with the fact that I am so serious.

For his dedication, determination, and enthusiasm we are excited to honor Steve Cochran as our December 2011 Ambassador of the Month! Steve is a full-time Mamma Chia brand ambassador who truly embodies the Mamma Chia mission of honoring and uplifting both the soul of humanity and the soul of the planet. We hear nothing but praise from all who come in contact with him, and we are eternally grateful for the joy and dedication he brings to the Mamma Chia family.

Thank you Steve! You have shown commitment, honesty, and humor right from day one.

Check our events page and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to find Steve’s upcoming events and come in to congratulate him!

November 2011

Congratulations to Sarah Chirila!

Location: Tacoma, WA
Hobbies: Scuba Diving
On her iPod: Weezer
Favorite Quote:  “I was hopin’ to go out in a flash of blazes, but I’ll probably just end up goin’ home.”   -Bill Murray
Favorite Animal: The Jaguar Shark
Favorite Mamma Chia Flavor: Mixing Raspberry Passion and Blackberry Hibiscus together.
Bio: When I grow up I want to be a forester, run through the moss on high heels. I put my soul in what I do. I’m very good with plants. When my friends are away they let me keep the soil moist.


Sarah’s love of Mamma Chia combined with her vast demonstration experience truly makes her the model ambassador! She never ceases to amaze us with her delightful and professional attitude, willingness to take initiative, flexibility and dependability. Sarah’s enthusiasm and energy for life carry over into every customer event and we are proud to have her as part of the Mamma Chia family! Whether near or far, she’s always up for the next adventure, spreading the Mamma Chia love everywhere she goes!

Sarah, thank you for the enthusiasm you bring to the team! You are a great contributor and we sincerely appreciate your outstanding work!

Check our events page and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to find Sarah’s upcoming events and come in to congratulate her!

October 2011

Congratulations to Kaki Garrett!

Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Hobbies: Flea markets, deep sea fishing, reading & lawn mowing
On her iPod:  Ray Lamontagne, Blind Pilo, Angus & Julia Stone
Favorite Quote:  “I’m not a businessman, I’m a business, man” – Jay Z
Favorite Animal: Definitely dogs. Specifically, my schnauzer Chuck Taylor and Airedale Terrier, Bosco.
Favorite Mamma Chia Flavor: Cranberry Lemonade
Bio: Just a small town girl, born and raised in Texas. My background is in sales but my real passion lies in food/cooking and travel. I’m an avid antiquer, traveling once a month to some of the largest flea markets in the country. Most recently, I relocated to Salt Lake City where I am learning to embrace all 4 seasons. And so, to help pass the frigid winter months, I have taken up snowboarding. I’ll be the one flailing down the mountain…so watch your back. 🙂


Kaki started as a Mamma Chia fan! She fell in love with our line of organic chia seed beverages and was deeply inspired by our environmental and social mission. Now it is us who are deeply inspired by her. We are grateful for the love, humor, and integrity she radiates as she shares the Mamma Chia Magic with the beautiful people of Utah. And we are delighted that she reached out to us to join our dynamic team of brand ambassadors!

Many thanks Kaki, for being the beautiful soul that you are! We are thrilled to have you part of the Mamma Chia family!

Check our events page and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to find Kaki’s upcoming events and come in to congratulate her!

September 2011

Congratulations to Jennifer Strandburg

Location: San Diego, CA
Hobbies: Going to the Beach, Volleyball, Cooking, Friends & Family
On her iPod: Miranda Lambert, Ludacris, Paramore
Favorite Quote: Life is too short to be anything but happy!
Favorite Animal: I love animals but my favorite are dogs : )
Favorite Mamma Chia Flavor: Raspberry Passion
Bio: I am a recent graduate from San Diego State University and received a degree in Business Marketing. I moved down to San Diego to go to school, but now I am looking forward to starting my career in this beautiful place! I am originally from Northern California but I have Greek heritage. I hope one day   to learn how to speak Greek because I know my grandparents would love it if I could speak with them in their native language. I have always wanted to move to Europe for a short period of time but have never had the guts to do it! One thing that people, who aren’t my close friends, don’t know about me is that I am a HUGE Harry Potter fan and have even dressed up in Harry Potter attire for the movie premieres!


Congratulations to the September 2011 Mamma Chia Ambassador of the Month, Jennifer Strandburg! Jennifer was our first Mamma Chia Ambassador and set the bar high with her vast product knowledge, unbeatable smile and winning attitude! Since day one, she has delighted Mamma Chia fans in Southern California sharing her love of chia everywhere she goes. Jennifer is a beautiful and charming soul, who embodies the vitality, energy and strength that is at the heart of Mamma Chia.

Thank you Jennifer for the bright and cheerful energy you bring to Mamma Chia!

Check our events page and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to find Jennifer’s upcoming events and come in to congratulate her!

Karma Yoga San Diego 2011

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5th Annual Karma Yoga San Diego Event for
Shakti Rising on Sunday, Sept 18, 2011 from
9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the beautiful Quail
Botanical Gardens in Encinitas.

Please join Mamma Chia and Four Seasons Yoga in the fun at the 5th Annual Karma Yoga San Diego Event. All proceeds go to support Shakti Rising.

The event offers yoga classes, Karma Yoga opportunities, inspirational quest speakers, healthy food, and take home gifts! it continues to be a huge success and continues to offer an extraordinary, nourishing and transforming day for all of those attended. This event is about introducing the Shakti Rising community and their exceptional recovery program, the women in the program and their success stories. The event is about introducing Shakti’s eminent services to the greater San Diego community by offering classes lead by their staff members. The day offers a true profound taste of transformation and Karma Yoga. It is a must do event in San Diego! Serve yourself by serving others. The event is being held at the beautiful Quail Botanical Gardens in Encinitas.

Click here to buy tickets for this wonderful event!

August 2011

Congratulations to Marquesa Versola

Location:  Northern California
Hobbies:  Singing, Writing Music, Hiking & Yoga
On her iPod:  Mat Kearney, Bob Marley, Ella Fitzgerald
Favorite Quote:  Life is Good!
Favorite Animal:  White Egret  
Favorite Mamma Chia Flavor:  Blackberry Hibiscus
Bio:  Born in Hawaii, I’ve always had a love affair with the sun, ocean and open air. I grew up in Marin, CA & graduated from CSU Chico with a degree in Recording Arts. I’ve been performing on stage & in bands for most of my life, singing is my passion! One of my favorite places on earth is on the Marin Headlands overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge.


Since her first day with Mamma Chia, Marquesa has been a shining star! She brings an engaging big smile, a positive attitude, and a wealth of Mamma Chia knowledge to every customer event. Marquesa helps share the magic of Mamma Chia by connecting with people in an authentic way with charisma and enthusiasm.  She has a gift for connecting with people which makes her a great Mamma Chia  ambassador and a beautiful soul.  We’re happy to announce that  Marquesa is our first  ambassador  of the month for August 2011 and is now our Marketing Coordinator for Northern California!

 Thanks, Marquesa, for your hard work, your big heart and spreading the Mamma Chia love!

Take a look at all the fun she’s been having at our events by visiting the  Mamma Chia Photo Galleries on Facebook. You can visit Marquesa at  Mamma Chia Events  in Northern California or connect with Marquesa on Twitter.


Mamma Chia Lovers!

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“A Walk Through Sprouts” Tasting Event

“A Walk Through Sprouts” at Sprouts Farmers Market- Laguna Niguel
April 28, 2012

“A Walk Through Sprouts” is a special tasting event designed for our Laguna Niguel customers to “try and buy” current and new items throughout the store. A festive atmosphere will be highlighted by product tasting stations, giveaways and raffle items! Join Mamma Chia for this fun event and enjoy complimentary samples along with fantastic coupons!   We can’t wait to share to magic of Mamma Chia with you!

Saturday, April 28 · 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Sprouts Farmers Market – Laguna Niguel, CA
27271 La Paz Road
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

For more information, please visit http://sprouts.com/stores/sprouts-laguna-niguel

Mother Earth News Fair – Puyallup, WA

Join Mamma Chia at the Mother Earth News Fair!
June 2 – 3, 2012

The Mother Earth News Fair is a fun-filled, family-oriented sustainable lifestyle event. FAIRS feature practical, hands-on demos and workshops pertaining to renewable energy, small-scale agriculture, livestock, gardening, green building, green transportation, and natural health!   Join Mamma Chia for this joyful event full of smiles, complimentary Mamma Chia samples, as well as generous coupons!

Saturday, June 2 · 9:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday, June 3 · 9:00am – 6:00pm

110 9th Avenue
Southwest Puyallup, WA 98371

For more details, please visit  http://www.motherearthnews.com/fair/home.aspx

The 1st Annual Lt. John W. Finn Golf Tournament – CA

Mamma Chia Spreading the Love at the 1st Annual Lt. John W. Finn Golf Tournament!
June 21, 2012

The Association of Aviation Ordinancemen and The San Diego Madres are swinging to make the lives of children better at the 1st Annual Lt. John W. Finn Golf Tournament!   The tournament will be held at the Salt Creek Golf Course in beautiful Chula Vista, CA.   Mamma Chia loves supporting our community and is excited to offer complimentary Mamma Chia samples as well as fantastic coupons!  

Thursday, June 21 · 8:00 am Registration
Thursday, June 21 · 10:00 am Shotgun Start

Salt Creek Golf Course
525 Hunte Parkway  
Chula Vista, CA 91914

For more information, please visit www.sandiegomadres.org

Handstand and Hand to Hand Workshops – Boulder, CO

Mamma Chia Smiles at the Handstand and Hand to Hand Workshop!
July 20 – 23, 2012

Mamma Chia is a proud sponsor of the Heel to Hand Workshops in Boulder, CO! Basic, intermediate and advanced handstands: Classes are set up for beginners to advance skill levels. If you can hold a handstand against the wall for 20 seconds, then you are good to go! Working towards a straight and strong handstand, press-up, one-arm handstand etc? Then, this workshop will give you the tools to achieve your goals! Hand to Hand acrobatics: If you are looking to take your AcroYoga or Circus hand to hand acrobatics to a new level, then this class is for you! Mamma Chia is excited to be a part of such a positive and fun fitness activity!   Please join us at the Handstand & Hand to Hand Workshops in Boulder, CO where we will be handing out complimentary Mamma Chia samples and coupons!

The style of workshop: 2 hour semi-private session
Cost: $60/2hr session
Note: You can take more than one 2-hr semi-private sessions in 4 days!

Friday, July 20 – Monday, July 23, 2012

Boulder Circus Center 4747 N 26th St., Boulder, CO
PreEminence Hall 3213 Walnut St., Boulder, CO
Frequent Flyers Productions’ studio 3022 E. Sterling Circle, Boulder, CO

For more details, please visit http://www.heel2hand.com/community/workshops/boulder-colorado-workshop/

11th Annual Autism Day Event – Carnation, WA

Mamma Chia spreading love on Autism Day in Washington!
August 11, 2012

Autism Day is held on the site of Jubilee Farms, an organic CSA, each year. Enjoy lots of down to earth family fun – wagon rides, a water slide, music, farm animals and produce. Additionally, there will be tables set up for autism-friendly organizations to share information, and each table will have an activity for the kids. Mamma Chia is a proud to be a part of this fun and educational event in Carnation, Washington!   We can’t wait to offer attendees nourishing samples and delightful coupons!

Saturday, August 11 · 11:00am — 3:00pm

229 W. Snoqualmie River Road
Carnation, WA 98014

For more information, please visit http://www.AutismDayWA.com

Gourmet Experience – Del Mar, CA

Mamma Chia’s Spreading Joy at the Gourmet Experience Showcase!
September 22 – 23, 2012

The Gourmet Experience is a two-day cooking and home entertainment showcase featuring the best in culinary solutions, appliances, culinary travel, home products and specialty foods for the gourmet lifestyle.   The Gourmet Experience is not your average trade show, it’s a chance to discover, test out and taste the latest products and innovations for your gourmet lifestyle.   Mamma Chia is excited to share the love by offering generous samples and exceptional coupons!  

Saturday, September 22 · 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday, September 23 · 10:00am – 4:00pm

O’Brien Hall, Del Mar Fairgrounds
2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014

For more detail about the Gourmet Experience Showcase, please visit http://www.thegourmetexpo.com/

Abbot Kinney Festival – Venice, CA

Mamma Chia at the Abbot Kinney Festival!
September 30, 2012

Since its founding in 1984, the Abbot Kinney Festival has grown in size and popularity to become one of the largest community events of its kind in the country.  Each year, it attracts 150,000+ eco-conscious urban singles, couples, and families to the sunny beach-side community of Venice on the last Sunday in September.

In addition to giving back to the community, the festival is best known for its unique array of local artisan crafts, live music, good food, and commitment to the environment. Activities and areas are designed to  complement the eclectic, cutting-edge mix of over 100 boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, bookstores, design firms, coffee shops, clubs, salons, and much more along the famed bohemian-chic shopping district of Abbot Kinney Blvd., which stretches one mile from Venice Blvd. to Main St.   The purpose of the Abbot Kinney Festival is to promote creativity! Mamma Chia will be offering attendees generous, delicious samples as well as extraordinary coupons!

Sunday, September 30 ·10:00am – 6:00pm

Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Venice, CA

For more details, please visit http://abbotkinney.org/

Lululemon Athletica – La Jolla

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Community Yoga Event
All levels yoga class held at the store.
Saturday, Oct 16th, 2010 from 8:30AM to 9:30AM

Mamma Chia will be offering free samples at the Lululemon Athletica in La Jolla on October 16th after the free yoga class that starts at 8:30AM.

Come join us for some yoga and a refreshing drink when we’re done!

Lululemon Athletica
7835 Girard St.,
La Jolla CA 92037
tel: (858) 459-4407
fax: (858) 459-0368

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Healthy CommuniTrees

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Healthy CommuniTREES
Bring Life To Your Community – Plant Trees
October 23, 2010 at 8:00am
Corner of Park Blvd, and Zoo Dr.
San Diego, CA 92101

Saturday October 23rd, Urban Corps will plant 1,000 trees in San Diego County in ONE DAY– we need your help to make the volunteer event a success! We are heading the San Diego contingent of the statewide Healthy CommuniTrees Day in which 4,000 trees will be planted in California in support of national “Make a Difference Day.”

Mamma Chia will be supporting this event and be offering free samples in Roosevelt Park. Come join us for this great event, and experience the magic of chia!

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Natural Grocery Company

The Natural Grocery Company has two location in the Bay Area. Located in Berkeley and El Cerrito, California, Natural Grocery Company has a strong commitment to only provide organic produce and the highest quality natural meats. Please join us at our next Mamma Chia tasting at Natural Grocery Company!  

Natural Grocery Company – El Cerrito, CA –  Sunday, September 11 ·  2:00pm  –  6:00pm


Mamma Chia Tasting at Jimbo’s  

We’re excited to invite you to our next Mamma Chia tasting event at Jimbo’s Anniversary Sale! Please stop in and enjoy  all four of our delicious flavors of Mamma Chia!  

Jimbo’s – Carlsbad, CA –  Saturday, October 15 ·  12:00pm  –  4:00pm

Lifethyme Market

Mamma Chia Tasting at Lifethyme Market!

Located in the heart of the village, LifeThyme Market has been working hard to passionately provide their customers with the finest natural and organic products available for more than 15 years.   They are committed to providing customers with great natural and organic products along with friendly and familiar local market experience. Join Mamma Chia at our fabulous tasting event at LifeThyme Market in New York.   We will be spreading Mamma Chia smiles as well as refreshing samples and exciting coupons!

Lifethyme Market – New York, NY – Tuesday, May 29 · 4:30pm – 8:30pm