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6 Mindful Date Ideas That We’re in Love With

6 Mindful Date Ideas That We're In Love With

It’s February and love is in the air! In a month that’s tailor made for true romance, what better way for hearts to grow than to engage the mind with your special someone? We have a big crush on these out-of-the-ordinary date ideas and we think you’ll fall for them too, so grab your sweetheart by the hand and check out these 6 Mindful Dates! It just might be a match!

Volunteer: While you’re taking the time to fall in love, why not share the love with some do-good feel-good activities? Volunteering together is a great way to spend quality time together and that passion for helping others can surely help intensify the passion in your relationship! Plus giving back to those in need is always rewarding and good for the soul! Here are few opportunities that should be easy to find in your community: animal shelters, beach cleanups, soup kitchens, youth mentorship, charity fun runs, Meals on Wheels; the options are limitless!

Learn a new skill: There might not be a better way to bond with your other half while applying your mind than by learning a new skill together! Try taking a cooking class and share a plate of a delicious meal that you made together. Sign up for some swing or salsa dancing and instantly sweep each other off your feet. Learn a new language together so you can both apply it on your next international adventure! You can put a real emphasis on what it really means to share special experiences!

Acro Yoga – This engaging discipline of yoga might really help build a deeper mental and physical connection between you and significant other! Not only is it thrilling and intimate, but it can also open up communication and trust with one. PLUS, finding fun in fitness with your partner is always an indicator for a great date night!

Staycationing – Be a tourist in your own town! You’ll both be surprised at how fun it is to recreate the thrill of a far-off jaunt (and the romance it sparks) by hitting all the most popular tourist traps in your city! Hop on a bus tour and check out how non-locals perceive your town. Swing by the most overrated local eatery and share a plate of that ‘world famous’ Mac n cheese featured on that Food Network show that one time last decade. Don’t forget to grab matching tacky souvenirs to commemorate your trip!

Bike Ride: Get the wheels spinning in your love life with a casual cruise around town! It’s always nice to get outside in the fresh air and take in some beautiful scenery with your significant other! Bonus points for tandem bikes! 😉

Hike: Couples hikes are classic but often overlooked opportunities to get some alone time with your love! Get away from daily distractions and explore together, you’ll be strengthening your connection as well as your quads! Be sure to pack some Chia Squeeze to share with your main squeeze!

Good luck lovers! Remember to send us a postcard from your honeymoon! 😉


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5 Strategic Tips For Food And Beverage Businesses

mamma chia, clean eating, mama chia, chia seeds, drink chia, chia, chia drink, chia beverage, chia seed drink, chia seed beverage“Janie Hoffman’s original vision was for her company to be a platform brand to share the health benefits of chia seeds with others. She founded Mamma Chia, the first organic, chia-based food and beverage company, and was faced with the decision about which product to launch first.  Read more.

Our Top 10 Instagram-Worthy San Diego Murals

Top 10 Instagram-Worthy San Diego Murals

Mamma Chia was founded in San Diego and to this day SD still remains our wonderful home! We’ve had a blast recently exploring our very own backyard and to our delight we’ve discovered some beautiful, Instagram-worthy murals along the way! So much so that we wanted to share our top 10 with you! So, whether you’re a fellow San Diegan or need to make plans to visit soon, pack your cameras and check out some of the best backdrops San Diego has to offer!

1. Greetings from San Diego Mural (4223 30thSt, San Diego, CA 9104)

2. Rainbow Wall (2004 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104)

3. Floral Wall Art (377 Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008)

4. Rainbow Tiger Mural (2906 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008)

5. You Are Radiant (3803 Ray St, San Diego, CA 92104)

6. Chronic Smoothies, Blazin Grill (865 Turquoise St, San Diego, CA 92109)

7Favorite Color Wall Mural (7596 Eads Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037)

8. Old Town Historic Park (4002 Wallace St, San Diego, CA 92110)

 9. Copa Vida Coffee Shop (5600 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008)

10. Mamma Chia HQ (5205 Avenida Encinas, Suite E, Carlsbad 92008)  – Come visit us!

Make sure to bring along your favorite Mamma Chia Beverage or Chia Squeeze to fuel your San Diego wanderings! They also make a great prop! 😉

Don’t forget to tag us in all your #MammaChia photos!

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Why Organizations Should Work With Beverage Brands

mamma chia, clean eating, mama chia, chia seeds, drink chia, chia, chia drink, chia beverage, chia seed drink, chia seed beverageFind ways to make healthy drinks better for the environment. Healthy drinks that provide functional beverages is one of the fastest-growing categories. These types of beverages naturally align with environmental stewardship, conservation and human health. Coming from an environmental background, this is the space where I have seen some of the greatest potential.  Read more.

Mamma Chia Introduces New Organic Chia Protein Smoothies

chia beverage, chia protein smoothie, chia smoothie, chia drink, chia seed, mama chia, mamma chiaMamma Chia is disrupting the beverage aisle again with the launch of Chia Protein Smoothies, which combine organic ground chia seeds with organic fruit purees and organic coconut cream. A harmonious blend of sweet and tart flavors, the coconut cream based Chia Protein Smoothies offer a delicious and powerful trifecta of 1000mg Omega-3s, 12g of plant-based protein and 4000mg of MCTs. Read more …

Mamma Chia Featured Among 10 Companies that Give Back

mamma chia, clean eating, mama chia, chia seeds, drink chia, chia, chia drink, chia beverage, chia seed drink, chia seed beverageA quality nosh that also pays it forward? These companies give a whole new meaning to smart snacking. Mamma Chia offers high quality, organic chia-based foods that are both healthy and help towards sustainability. Mamma Chia is a member of 1% For the Planet and a founding member of Slow Money.  Read more.

25 Men’s Fitness-approved Snacks for Fitness Freaks

mamma chia, mens fitness, mama chia, chia seeds, drink chia, chia, chia drink, chia beverage, chia seed drink, chia seed beverage Mamma Chia Wild Blueberry Clusters “I’d never had gluten-free granola before tasting Mamma Chia’s, but this has such a wonderful, crunchy texture. It doesn’t have a hint of blueberry—it really tastes like blueberries, and I love that. I had to stop myself from eating the entire bag.”  Read more…

Chia Squeeze Wins Redbook Best Snack Award

mamma chia, redbook, mama chia, chia seeds, drink chia, chia, chia drink, chia beverage, chia seed drink, chia seed beverage These Are the Absolute Best Snacks You Can Buy Right Now! Tastiest Low-Cal Snack: Mamma Chia Blackberry Bliss Chia Squeeze. Don’t be fooled by the kiddie squeeze pouch. You get a pop of real blackberries, and chia seeds are a nutritional powerhouse that delivers…  Read more…

10 Grocery Store Finds for Grab-and-Go Breakfasts

mamma chia, kitchn, mama chia, chia seeds, drink chia, chia, chia drink, chia beverage, chia seed drink, chia seed beverage Mamma Chia Organic Chia Squeeze: Chia seeds aren’t just for your health-crazed cousin anymore. These highly portable flavored pouches are packed with nutrients, and come in six delicious flavors including Mango Coconut, Strawberry Banana, and Blackberry Bliss. Read more…  Read more…

Seeds of Health: Mamma Chia Featured in Ranch and Coast

mamma chia, ranch and coast, mama chia, chia seeds, drink chia, chia, chia drink, chia beverage, chia seed drink, chia seed beverage Following decades of trying numerous regimens to try to get a handle on serious health issues, Mamma Chia founder Janie Hoffman was introduced to yet another superfood ancient grain: chia. The versatility of this little seed, packed with Omega-3s, antioxidants, fiber, protein, and calcium, makes it an easy addition to limitless foods and recipes. Read more…  Read more…

5 Things Womens Running Loved This Week – Chia Squeeze!

mamma chia, mama chia, chia seeds, drink chia, chia, chia drink, chia beverage, chia seed drink, chia seed beverage“Beet, cherries and chia seeds are three of the best foods for runners. Full of antioxidants, nitrates and omega-3’s, these foods have been linked to increased speed, improved endurance and quicker recovery. This little packet serves them all up in one tasty little package, a perfect 70-calorie snack.” -Jessica Sebor, editor in chief  Read more…

9 Ways to Pack a Better Lunchbox that Gives Back

mamma chia, mama chia, chia seeds, drink chia, chia, chia drink, chia beverage, chia seed drink, chia seed beverageThe start of school is rapidly approaching. And, let’s face it – you aren’t going to be creating homemade lunches from scratch every single day. Fortunately, grocery stores are offering better packaged options that aren’t just good for your health, they give back to the community and planet as well. Here are a few lunchbox upgrades to consider when stocking up for back to school.  Read more…

Chia & Greens Tops 2016 Summer Fancy Food Show list

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Every summer at the biennial Fancy Food Show, the Javits Center in New York City turns into a massive food hall as thousands of specialty food vendors from across the world occupy the space to showcase their finest culinary goods. The quality and the variety of food items displayed at this year’s show was no exception – these are just a few of my favorite things!  Read more…

Seed Your Mind, Body, & Soul….Literally

mamma chia, mama chia, chia seeds, drink chia, chia, chia drink, chia beverage, chia seed drink, chia seed beverageRecently, I had the great privilege of reconnecting with Mamma Chia founder and CEO, Janie Hoffman. I reached out after re-reading her brilliant book, Chia Vitality and then using her amazing chia cookbook. Hoffman is one of those rare social entrepreneurs and business leaders who is humble to the core, leads every day with gratitude, and is constantly cultivating her curiosity.  Read more…

Mamma Chia Sowing Seeds for Continued Success

mamma chia, mama chia, chia seeds, drink chia, chia, chia drink, chia beverage, chia seed drink, chia seed beverage“There’s nothing you can’t put a chia seed in,” said Janie Hoffman, founder and chief executive officer of Mamma Chia. Her Carlsbad, Calif.-based company offers an assortment of beverages and snacks featuring the nutrient-dense seed. “Chia is neutral in flavor and boosts the nutrients of anything it’s added to,” Ms. Hoffman said. “I put chia in everything in my kitchen.”  Read more…

VegNews: How to Pack the Perfect Vegan Beach Bag

mamma chia VegnewsWhen the weather warms up, our thoughts drift to seaside frolics with our favorite group of beach-going friends. So, we’ve taken to making our own portable paradise by packing a bag of beach essentials that includes snacks, drinks, and entertainment. Here are five items to bring beachside that’ll keep all your worries at bay. Click here to read more!

Chia Squeeze Selected One of 2016 Best Snack Products!

bestowed, heather bauer, mamma chia, mama chia, chia bar, drink chia, chia, chia drink, chia beverage, chia seed drink, chia seed beverageWHY WE LOVE: Perfectly paired strawberries and bananas are combined with fresh beets to make this Chia Squeeze simply irresistible! Seed Your Soul® with this delectable vitality snack wherever your daily journey takes you! Organic chia seeds are infused with delicious fruits and vegetables to create a convenient, fun and tasty snack for active people of all ages. Click here to see the entire article.

Chia Squeeze Chosen by Jillian Michaels as Healthy Summer Snack

US weekly, jillian michaels, mamma chia, mama chia, chia bar, drink chia, chia, chia drink, chia beverage, chia seed drink, chia seed beverage“Nutritious snacks are a must when traveling with kids,” says Jillian Michaels. “You don’t have to feed them junk when their blood sugar crashes.” The trainer, 42, chooses fare free of artificial ingredients for daughter Lukensia, 6, and son Phoenix, 4 (with fiancee Heidi Rhoades). Load up on her favorites! Click here to see the entire article.

How One Brand Is Hitting the Mark on the Right Cues in Food Culture

hartman group, mamma chia, mama chia, chia bar, drink chia, chia, chia drink, chia beverage, chia seed drink, chia seed beverageOne such emerging brand tapping into consumers’ desire for new and interesting products that engage consumers in culinary, wellness and fresh experiences is Mamma Chia. Hartbeat recently sat down with Janie Hoffman, Mamma Chia founder and CEO, to chat about the company’s roots and consumer reactions to its unique offerings. Click here to read the entire interview.

Mamma Chia Establishes First-Annual National Chia Day

chia beverage, chia drink, chia seed, mama chia, mamma chia, green beverageMamma Chia is delighted to announce the designation of March 23 as National Chia Day. This day will recognize the tiny, yet powerful chia seed that has earned its reputation as being one of the most nutrient-rich foods on the planet. To celebrate the first annual National Chia Day on March 23, 2016, Mamma Chia will help followers “get their chia on” with Instagram giveaways (@MammaChia), 23-percent off discounts on all orders, as well as free shipping on orders over $23 placed on  Read more …

Supermarket Guru: Chia & Greens: Pick of the Week!

Mamma Chia NEW Chia & Greens is Phil Lempert’s – the Supermarket Guru’s – Pick of the Week! Phil loves the organic Chia & Greens Joyful Greens, a delicious mix of organic chia, broccoli, lemongrass and ginger!

Janie Hoffman Named Beverage World’s 2016 Disruptor

Beverage World, chia, chia drink, chia beverage, mamma chiaIt’s fairly common to have a new beverage brand insist that it’s creating a new segment. It’s not as common to have that actually happen. But that’s essentially what occurred in 2009 when Janie Hoffman founded Mamma Chia after she discovered the wonders of the chia seed.   Read more…

Chia seeds: The Anti-inflammatory Superfood

fox news, chia, chia drink, chia beverage, mamma chiaI recently had the pleasure of meeting Mamma Chia founder Janie Hoffman, who like me has overcome years of health crises and restored her health by changing her lifestyle to incorporate more plant-based, anti-inflammatory foods. Hoffman’s goal is to share the magic of chia seeds, and create a brand that will honor and uplift humanity — a message easily interpreted by the brand’s brightly covered packaging.   Watch the video and read more…

Everything You Need To Know About Chia Seeds

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If part of your New Year’s resolution was to live better and eat healthier, chances are you’ve come across chia seeds in wanderings for nutritious snacks. They’re having a bit of a food moment and for good reason. Not only do they play well with other ingredients, but they also offer a host of health benefits. We got the deets on chia seeds from Janie Hoffman, founder of Mamma Chia.  Read more…

Snackification & the Millennial Consumer: Chia Squeeze

chia, chia drink, chia beverage, mamma chiaConsumers in the United States and around the world continue to snack more and more every day, with less room for traditional meals. While this trend is influenced by many factors, the key demographic driving it is millennials, the generation of Americans born roughly between 1977 and 1995 who account for nearly a quarter of the total U.S. population.  Read more…

On-trend Beverages Debut for 2016

food business news, chia, chia drink, chia beverage, mamma chiaThis is exemplified by Mamma Chia Organic Chia & Greens. The new line combines the nutritional powerhouse of chia with vibrant greens, including kale, spinach, broccoli, spirulina, barley grass and wheatgrass. Mamma Chia Organic Chia & Greens offers one of the most nutrient-rich green beverages on the shelf.  Read more…

Chia Seeds Just Got Even Healthier with Mamma Chia, chia, chia drink, chia beverage, mamma chiaIf you haven’t experienced Mamma Chia’s drinks, you’re missing out. Ever since the recent explosive popularity of chia seeds and all of their health benefits, Mamma Chia has been flying off the shelf. And for good reason, their drinks are so delicious and unlike any other drink on the planet.  Read more…

Mamma Chia Debuts Reduced-Sugar Organic Chia Vitality Bars

chia beverage, chia drink, chia seed, mama chia, mamma chia, green beverageMamma Chia, the pioneer of the chia revolution, is launching a new line of Organic Chia Vitality Bars with just four grams of sugar! Each lightly-sweetened bar is a tasty anytime snack that delivers the powerful nutrients of chia in a great-tasting quartet of delicious new flavor combinations. These yummy bars are great for an on-the-go breakfast, packed in a healthy lunch, tucked in a gym bag for a pre- or post-workout snack, or anytime you need to power your soul’s purpose.  Read more …

Mamma Chia Wins New Hope’s 2016 NEXTY Award!

BuzzfeedJanie Hoffman launched a revolution in 2009 when she boldly took chia seeds from the bulk section to the beverage cooler. The color, unique look and even the gelled texture captured customers and created a category that practically stands on its own as food-makers followed her lead and added chia boosters or put the seeds center stage in new products.  Read more…

Mamma Chia Shares C-Store Strategy at NACS

BevNET logoMamma Chia, a leading producer of organic, chia-based foods and beverages, made its second appearance at the National Association of Convenience Stores show. In a video interview filmed at the event, Matt Buckley, Mamma Chia’s senior vice president of sales and marketing, discussed the company’s foray into convenience stores, noting that the retailing channel may offer access to millennial consumers. Read more…

Chia & Greens Nominated for Prestigious Nexty Award

nexty award, chia and greens, mamma chia, mama chia, drink chia, chia, chia drink, clean energy, chia beverage, chia seed drink, chia seed beverageEvery year at Natural Products Expo West and Natural Products Expo East, editors and trend researchers from New Hope Natural Media and Sterling-Rice Group scour the show floor to find the products and brands they predict will shape the future of the natural products industry. The best of the best receive NEXTY nominations, which recognize the companies that embody not only the most innovative edge of the natural products industry, but also its deeply held social and environmental values. Click here to read the full article.

Energy Drinks Are Still Going Strong

mamma chia, mama chia, drink chia, chia, chia drink, clean energy, chia beverage, chia seed drink, chia seed beverageEnergy Drinks Are Still Going Strong!  Marketers should also note ongoing activity in organic energy drinks. More specialized introductions include Mamma Chia’s Chia Vitality energy drinks with chia seeds, guayusa, and fruit juices. Click here to read the full article.

Chia & Greens Rated 4.5 of 5 by BevNET!

BevNET logoChia & Greens Rated 4.5 of 5 by BevNET! With its dark red-colored liquid, the Love Greens variety of Mamma Chia’s USDA Organic certified Chia & Greens line is certainly the most unique looking of the bunch. It’s also the most unique tasting, with the unmistakable flavor of beet juice hitting your palate relatively quickly. Read more…

Mamma Chia Debuts Organic Chia & Greens Beverages

chia beverage, chia drink, chia seed, mama chia, mamma chia, green beverageMamma Chia, creator of the first-to-market chia beverage and celebrated chia innovator, has added the Magic of Chia® to the world of green beverages with the introduction of Mamma Chia Organic Chia & Greens. This fresh, new line combines the nutritional powerhouse of chia with vibrant greens, offering category-leading nutrition with great-tasting flavors to provide a delicious, fun, on-the-go beverage. Enjoy as a kick-start to your day, as a revitalizing mid-afternoon pick-me-up or anytime you want that feeling of rejuvenation!   Read more ..

11 Healthy Lunchbox Treats Your Kids Will Beg You to Pack

mamma chia, mama chia, chia, chia drink, chia beverage, daily parentThe folks at Mamma Chia decided to make a good thing even better with their Chia Squeeze pouches. They took the basic fruit puree base, made it 100% organic, and added hydrated chia seeds to ramp up the nutrition factor with 1200 mg of brain-boosting Omega 3s, 4 grams of fiber and 2 grams of complete protein in every pouch. Read more…

Marketers Wonder: How Will It Play in Portland?

wall street journal, chia, chia drink, chia beverage, mamma chiaWhen lots of new products are stocked, Zack Hellmann, 26, swings through a couple of times a week. He hangs out, chats with other customers and sometimes takes home a keeper of a product he’d never noticed at his grocery store, like the Mamma Chia brand vitality snack he sampled. [n.b., Chia Squeeze retail price is $1.79 not $4.00 as reported in the article] Read more…

2015 Foodie Award Nomination by Vegetarian Times!

mamma chia vegetarian times foodie award 2015Mamma Chia Organic Chia Granola Clusters were selected as a finalist for a 2015 Foodie Award by Vegetarian Times! Available in 3 delicious flavors: Vanilla Almond, Wild Blueberry and Cinnamon Pecan, our Chia Granola Clusters deliver 10g of Protein (Soy and Dairy free!), are gluten-free, Non-GMO and certified Organic! Read more…

Real Leaders: Janie Hoffman, Mamma Chia CEO & Founder

mamma chia real leadersReal Leaders Magazine featured an interview with Mamma Chia CEO & Founder, Janie Hoffman, talking about the skyrocketing popularity of chia as well as the story of how she started Mamma Chia in her kitchen, the company’s social mission and the importance of organic food in the world. Read more…

See Janie Hoffman as a Business Rockstar 60-second CEO!

Mamma Chia Founder & CEO, Janie Hoffman, answers a fun and wide range of questions in Ken Rutkowski’s 60-second CEO segment on Business Rockstars!
Business Rockstars is carried in over 170 markets and reaches over 1 million viewers daily!

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