Fall Infused Agua Fresca

Fall Infused Agua Fresca

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Fall Infused Agua Fresca

Fall is here which means sweets, savory meals, and celebrations. We’re getting full just thinking about it! It’s okay to indulge a little here and there, but don’t fall into poor eating habits this holiday season. We’ve got a fall infused agua fresca to keep you satisfied (and hydrated) with the flavors of the season without overindulging.  Pair this easy recipe with our Pumpkin Powered Workout and keep your fitness and health goals in check until the New Year!

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Ingredients: 

Preparation:

  1. Hydrate your tablespoon of chia seeds in a cup of room temperature water for about 10-15 minutes. This will help keep your chia seeds suspended in the beverage.
  2. Place the fruit and cinnamon into a large pitcher of ice water.
  3. Transfer the hydrated chia seeds into the pitcher and place infused water into the refrigerator.
  4. Let water chill for at least 2 hours. Feel free to add more water to the pitcher as it starts to get low.
  5. Enjoy!

Pumpkin Party DIY

Pumpkin Party DIY

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Pumpkin Party DIY

Calling all ghouls, witches, and monsters to come party with us! We’ve got two simple pumpkin DIY’s that will be a hit for your haunted Halloween festivities.

PUMPKIN PARTY COOLER

We’re here for the BOOS. This innovative beverage cooler will spook your guests as eerie fog seeps out of your wicked pumpkin while keeping your beverages (non-alcoholic or alcoholic) chilled as you boogie the night away!

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*Adult supervision is suggested while handling dry ice.

Supplies: 

  • 1 large pumpkin
  • Cutting knife
  • Pencil/pen
  • Dry ice
  • Any beverage of your choice

Instructions:

  1. Gut and clean your pumpkin.
  2. Trace the bottom of the beverages you are using  to ensure the opening is the proper size.
  3. Make as many holes as you desire. Feel free to get creative and add any additional carvings.
  4. Insert beverages into their placeholder.
  5. Carefully handle dry ice, place inside the pumpkin, and add a splash water to create smoke.
  6. Chia-eers!

TATTOO PUMPKINS

Pumpkin Party DIY

Don’t have time to carve a pumpkin or want to deal with the mess? No worries, just slap on a pack of your favorite shiny, metallic tattoos and have the flashiest pumpkin this Halloween season!

Supplies: 

  • 1 pumpkin
  • Adhesive tattoos
  • Sponge or damp cloth

Directions:

  1. Wipe down your pumpkin, removing any dirt or dust.
  2. Arrange the tattoos in any way on the pumpkin.
  3. Follow tattoo instructions or press damp cloth on tattoo and hold for 10-15 seconds.
  4. Carefully peel off paper backing and enjoy!

Mamma Chia Revs Up the Vitality With New Senior Leadership Team Hires

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, today announced the addition of four executive team members: Ken Vargha, executive vice president of sales and marketing; Lance Dermeik, vice president of operations; Steve Polzin, director of sales; and Brenda Quesada, director of R&D & technical services.  Read more …

How Do You Use Chia?

How Do You Use Chia?

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How Do You Use Chia?

We love sharing our chia seed recipes with you and wanted to change things up! We reached out to some of our most influential and inspiring brand ambassadors and asked them: “How do you use chia?” We were so delighted by their creativity, we just had to share this round-up of why they love the Magic of Chia®. Check out how they incorporate these tiny powerhouses into their daily lives, and hopefully you will get some recipe inspiration for your own chia seed creations!

  1. Amie Valpone | The Healthy Apple

How Do You Use Chia?

2. Andrea | Earthy Andy

How Do You Use Chia?

Ingredients: 

  • (2) 8 oz. package of pitted dates
  • 1 cup coconut sugar or 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp of water (*only add this if using coconut sugar and not maple syrup)
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil (optional)
  • 3 Tbsp Mamma Chia Organic Chia Seeds
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1-1 1/2 cups mulberries (or Rice Krispies/oats)
  • 1/4 cup organic coconut shreds

Preparation:

  1. Chop dates until sticky. In a large flat pan mix in water, coconut oil and coconut sugar. Cook on medium to low heat stirring consistently until you reach a paste-like consistency. (This will roughly take about 10 minutes or until you see little bubbles).
  2. Add vanilla while letting it cool down to touch.
  3. Mix in chia seeds, coconut, and mulberries (or Rice Krispies).
  4. Once combined, roll into balls and transfer to a plate with coconut shreds and roll again.
  5. Store in an air tight container and in the refrigerator.

 

3. Monette Moio | Sweet Eats
How Do You Use Chia?

4. Ashley & Brittany | Twins Kitchen

How Do You Use Chia?

Ingredients: 

Chia Pudding:

Parfait:

  • Coconut flakes
  • Strawberries
  • 1/2 banana

Chocolate Avocado Mousse:

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • Less than 1/4 almond milk
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder
  • 4 Tbsp maple syrup

Preparation: 

  1. Whisk chia pudding ingredients together and chill in fridge for 2-3 hours.
  2. Add avocado mousse ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth. Chill in the refrigerator until the chia pudding is ready.
  3. Once chia seeds have created a pudding like consistency begin to layer the pudding into a glass with coconut, bananas, fresh fruit, and top with the chilled avocado mousse you prepared earlier for a nutritious and decadent treat!
  4. Store any remaining leftovers in an air tight container and place in the refrigerator for later.
  5. Dig in and enjoy!

 

Now it’s your turn! How do YOU use chia? We’d love to know! Send us a note at info@mammachia.com and you might just be featured in our next blog post!

Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream

Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream

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Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream

Pumpkin spice and everything nice! You bet we are indulging in pumpkin now that fall is here. This spin on pumpkin flavored goodness is a tasty way to blend summer indulgences with the flavors of the season. Trick-or-treat chia-self and whip up a batch of this vegan-friendly ice cream featuring everyone’s favorite fall flavor!

*Ice cream maker is needed to create recipe.

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Ingredients: 

  • 2 cups full fat coconut milk (or any other dairy-free alternative)
  • 1 1/2 cups organic pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup organic coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp organic ground ginger
  • 1 tsp organic cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. organic vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • Mamma Chia Cinnamon Pecan Chia Granola Clusters (garnish)

*Ice cream maker is needed to create recipe

Directions: 

  1. First add coconut milk and pumpkin puree in a medium size bowl. Stir ingredients together.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients to the bowl, except the granola.
  3.  Transfer mixture into your ice cream maker.
  4. Let ice cream churn for 15-20 minutes or follow the manufacturers instructions that were included with your ice cream maker.
  5. Serve in a small bowl or cone and garnish with Mamma Chia Cinnamon Pecan Chia Granola Clusters.
  6. Transfer remaining ice cream into a freezer safe container and store in freezer.

Enjoy!

Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream

Vanilla Latte Overnight Oats

Vanilla Latte Overnight Oats

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HAPPY NATIONAL COFFEE DAY!

Vanilla Latte Overnight Oats

We like you a latte…so much, that we wanted to share this chia x coffee overnight oats recipe so you can get your fix all in one cup, making it the perfect blend! This brew-tiful two-for-one will not only keep you satisfied until lunch, but will also give you that necessary early morning buzz to get your day started. Change up your regular cup of joe this week and espress-yo love for chia seeds and coffee with this delightful vegan breakfast treat!

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Ingredients: 

Instructions: 

  1. Combine all the ingredients (except the chocolate and granola) into a medium sized bowl and mix together.
  2. Cover the bowl and place in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours or let it sit overnight.
  3. Remove from refrigerator when ready to eat. Served cold.
  4. Garnish with granola clusters and crumbled dark chocolate.

 

Dorm Room Workout

Dorm Room Workout

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Happy official 1st day of fall! Isn’t it crazy how this semester is nearly half way over? If your fitness routine has been pushed to the side, don’t worry! We’ve got you covered with this quick and easy workout to get you back on track before the holidays arrive. We recommend using a pair of dumbbells for some of the exercises below (weight of your choice). No weights? No problem! Feel free to use two water bottles of the same size. This workout is ideal for any time of day, so do it when it is most convenient for you. Use it as a quick study break, or try it first thing in the morning paired with an Organic Chia Energy Beverage for an added lift! Now, what are you waiting for? Grab a friend for some extra motivation and start getting sweaty!

Dorm Room Workout

* Click on any of the movements below for demonstration.

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Give Yourself a Squeeze

Give Yourself a Squeeze

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School is back in session and souls of all ages are on the go. Staying hydrated and fueled is a must while shuttling between work, school and extra-curricular activities. Psssst…We’ll let you in on a little secret! Our Chia Squeeze will come to the rescue for that mid-morning snack or afternoon pick-me-up, wherever your day takes you. We’ve put together all the different ways to get’chia Squeeze on below and show how you can ‘Seeds the Day’ with the Magic of Chia®.

Give Yourself a Squeeze

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

1. No Need to Refrigerate!

Enjoy at room temperature! Skip the bruised banana and toss a Strawberry Banana Chia Squeeze in your gym bag instead. This non-perishable snack is an excellent source of fiber and protein to pack along with you on your next trip to the fitness studio.

2. Great for Any Diet!

No need to refrigerate! Squeeze more nutrients into your family’s diet. Our Chia Squeeze is gluten-free and vegan friendly, allowing everyone to benefit from the Magic of Chia®.

3. Take it On-the-go!

School is back in session and Mamma is on the go. Slip this energy boosting snack in a purse or clutch as each pouch is packed with 1200mg of Omega-3s to help Mamma refuel and power through the day.

4. Treat Yourself…

…with this delightful frozen treat! Pop a pouch in the freezer for a nutritious cool down or indulge in something extra special like a Berry Chia Yogurt Pop.

5. Get-Chia Greens

Add a little extra MAGIC to your little soul’s lunchbox with our Green Magic Chia Squeeze. Sneak in some power greens with this pouch that contains kale, spirulina, and chlorella making it an ideal after-school powerhouse snack to curb hunger in between meals.

6. Come Fly with Me

Pack light during your travels whether you’re headed for a vacation getaway or business trip. This 3.5 oz pouch is airport friendly. Throw it in your carry-on tote and breeze through security. Instead of the airline snack pack, get a burst of nutrients with Mamma Chia’s Organic Squeeze snack.

Marbled Blueberry Ice Cream

Marbled Blueberry Ice Cream

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Marbled Blueberry Lavender Ice Cream

Sun “so hot it will melt your Popsicle”…or your ice cream in this case! Summer is officially a wrap after Labor Day weekend. Treat chia-self and your guests one last time during the holiday weekend with a creamy homemade treat! This marbled blueberry ice cream with hints of lavender and coconut goodness will have everyone melting over this delightful dessert. Take one scoop, two scoops, maybe even three! There’s plenty to go around for everyone to cool off with!

* This recipe requires an ice cream maker to create a creamy-like consistency.

Marbled Blueberry Lavender Ice Cream

Ingredients:

  • 2 cans of full fat organic canned coconut milk or organic cream
  • 1/2 cup organic coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup organic blue agave
  • 1 tsp organic vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp dried organic culinary lavender
  • 1 1/2 cups organic blueberries
  • 2 Tbsp organic brown sugar
  • Optional: Wild Blueberry Chia Granola Clusters as a topping

Preparation:

  1. Add canned coconut, coconut milk, and agave to a medium saucepan. Heat the ingredients on low and slowly bring to a simmer being careful not to boil. Once ingredients start to simmer turn off stove and let it cool for a couple minutes.
  2. Transfer ingredients from the saucepan to a blender and add lavender and vanilla. Blend for a minute or until ingredients are combined.
  3. Place mixture in a covered container and stow away in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.
  4. Blend or mash up your blueberries with a fork and transfer into a small pan with brown sugar over medium heat. Stir together the ingredients until it starts to thicken. After about 15 minutes or when it reaches a syrup like consistency remove from heat, transfer into a covered container and stow in the refrigerator with the ice cream base.
  5. Pour coconut base into your ice cream maker and churn according to manufacturer’s directions until it reaches a soft serve texture. Ours took about 15-20 minutes. Transfer ice cream into a freezer friendly container filling it only half way with the coconut base. Take out your blueberry sauce and layer it on top. Repeat this again first layering in the coconut and placing the blueberry layer on top. Once tray is filled swirl together the ingredients with a knife or a toothpick to create a marbled look in the ice cream. Once finished cover the ice cream and place into the freezer for 3-4 hours or until the ice cream is hard enough to enjoy!

Marbled Blueberry Lavender Ice Cream

Summer Peach Chia Jam

Summer Chia Jam

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Summer Peach Chia Jam

Let’s jam it out! Chia jam that is. Keep chasing those summer vibes and get your taste buds going with a juicy peach chia jam!  Whip up this versatile treat so you can enjoy at all times throughout the day. Spread it across some crisp toast, slap together two pieces of bread with some peanut butter for a PB & chia jelly sandwich, or add a dab of it to a light cracker during your wine and cheese night for a hint of sweetness on your palate.

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Ingredients: 

Preparation: 

  1. Rinse off your peaches and cut into halves. Skin the outer layer of the peach and remove it’s pit.
  2. Throw peaches into a blender or food processor with honey added. Slightly pulse the peaches until you reach a consistency of your liking.
  3. Add 2 tablespoons chia seeds and ½ tsp of cinnamon, stir well.
  4. Transfer the chia jam into an air tight container and let it sit for at least 3 hours.
  5. Spread on toast or crackers for a sweet healthy treat!

 

5 Things Womens Running Loved This Week – Chia Squeeze!

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9 Ways to Pack a Better Lunchbox that Gives Back

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Birthday Cake Chia Pudding

Birthday Cake Chia Pudding

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Birthday Cake Chia Pudding

Hip, hip, HOORAY! We’re celebrating Mamma Chia’s birthday this week and of course there has to be cake… chia cake that is! Don’t feel guilty digging in for a spoonful of this tasty Birthday Cake Chia Pudding. Avoid the empty calories and treat chia-self with this classic chia seed treat! Celebrate the Magic of Chia ® with us and create your own decadent dessert with just a handful of ingredients.

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Ingredients:

  • 3 cups organic dairy-free milk
  • 2/3 cups Mamma Chia Organic Chia Seeds
  • 2 tsp organic vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp organic cinnamon
  • 3 Tbsp organic agave
  • Dash of organic rainbow sprinkles

Birthday Cake Chia Pudding

Preparation: 

  1. Whisk all ingredients together and transfer to small jars or bowls and chill for at least an hour.
  2. Garnish your chilled pudding with sprinkles of your choice!

Dig in and enjoy!

 

 

 

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…

Power Up with Chia Seeds

Power Up with Chia Seeds

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Chia Seeds for Energy

Power up and give your workout an added boost by consuming chia seeds for energy! A tablespoon of these nutritious seeds are the perfect ingredient to incorporate into pre-workout snacks like protein bites or chia pudding. Our Chia Energy Beverage is also a quick way to hydrate prior to an intense workout, plus you get the added kick of natural caffeine from guayusa.  Why does chia give you energy? Well, these tiny seeds are packed with protein, fiber, and omega-3s to provide a balanced ratio of nutrition!  Avoid spikes and drops in your blood sugar or insulin levels by consuming these powerful seeds to fuel your body, keeping it happy and satisfied throughout your entire work out.

Combine this pre-workout nutrition with a quick 5 minute ab routine and take your fitness regimen up a notch! Set time aside at the beginning or end of your workout and tighten your core with this speedy combo of exercises for tighter abs. This workout requires no extra equipment, so feel free to get your heart rate pumping wherever your day takes you!

First, warm up your body. Sit back into Child’s Pose to open your hips for a few breaths. Slowly rise to a tabletop position and flow through Cow and Cat Pose to warm up your back and begin to engage your core. Inhale as you drop your belly for Cow and exhale as you arch your back up to the sky, drawing your belly in for Cat. Move one breath to one movement until your body is ready for the core workout.

*Please listen to the wisdom of your body while attempting the following routine. Each movement will be performed non-stop for 1 minute without any pauses in between each exercise.

  1. Mountain Climbers

Chia Seeds for Energy

Return to a neutral tabletop position and extend one leg out straight behind you, one at a time, to set yourself up into a plank position. Shoulders will be stacked directly over wrists, belly button is drawn up and in towards your spine. Create a straight line with your body and tense your quads to fully engage your body.  Have a clock or stopwatch handy to keep track of when you need to switch to the next ab exercise. Start the clock and one knee at a time begin to pull them in towards your chest, alternating each leg for 1 minute. Remember to keep a flat spine throughout this movement and to work at your own pace!

  1. Superman Planks

Chia Seeds for Energy

In this round, you will alternate between lifting the opposite arm with the opposite leg at the same time, while in a plank position and keeping your core pulled in tight. Begin by lifting your left arm and right leg at the same time until arm is shoulder height and leg is hip height. Switch arms and legs, lifting your right arm and left leg this time. Alternate between each side for 1 minute.

  1. Side Plank Crunches

Chia Seeds for EnergyLay on your right side and drop down onto your elbow, being mindful that your shoulder is stacked directly over your elbow with your fingertips pointing in the same direction that you are facing. Spin to the outside of your right ankle and stack the left ankle on top, lifting your hips up to the sky while pressing down with your palm. Extend your left arm overhead and lift the left leg up to match. Crunch your left elbow in to meet your left knee and extend back straight. Repeat this movement for 30 seconds then switch sides. Remember to try to not take any breaks in between transitioning.

  1. V-Ups Crunch

Power Up with Chia Seeds

Take a seat and slowly lower down onto your back one vertebrae at a time. Legs are extended straight, arms are stretched overhead. For 1 minute you will crunch up, bringing your knees in toward your chest as you rise up onto your sitting bones. Lift your heart forward rather than hunching your shoulders, allowing you to use all of your core strength to sit up. Make sure you aren’t using the weight of your arms to hoist you up and keep shins parallel to the sky as you lift.

  1. Windshield Wipers

Power Up with Chia Seeds

Time to target your obliques! Return your back to the floor and extend your arms out to a “T” by your sides. Lift your legs back up if they aren’t already. Keeping your legs as straight as possible above your hips, alternate leaning your legs to the left and right. Remember to pause for a second in the middle before switching to the other side so you are in control and gentle on your lower back. Press into your palms to keep you grounded and stable.

After you’ve completed the ab workout flip over onto your belly and press yourself into Cobra pose to stretch your core and relieve it of the heat you created. Repeat this workout as much as you desire!

Happy Sweating!

Seed Your Mind, Body, & Soul….Literally

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Mamma Chia Sowing Seeds for Continued Success

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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!

The Beauty of Chia Seeds

The Beauty of Chia Seeds

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Benefits of Chia Seeds for Hair and Skin

Did you think you could only reap the benefits of chia seeds by incorporating them into your snacks and meals? Well, who knew you could actually use chia seeds to create your own DIY spa day! We’ve got a handful of tips about how consuming chia can help your hair, skin and body experience the beauty benefits both inside and out!

Benefits of Chia Seeds for Hair

Our hair, just like chia, is full of protein, which is necessary to keep it strong and thick. Chia seeds are a nutritional powerhouse containing 20% more protein than soy beans, plus added Omega-3’s that are critical to help prevent hair loss.  Adding chia seeds, a complete protein, to your diet can help promote luscious locks.

DIY Chia Seed Hair Mask

Give your tresses an extra boost of pampering with this DIY hair mask. Chia seeds are the perfect ingredient to add to any hair mask treatment of your choice since they are able to swell up to 12x their normal size when placed in water. This allows the chia seeds to create a gel like consistency that will hydrate your hair. Get summer ready locks with this hair mask recipe. All that is required is 4 simple ingredients: apple cider vinegar for glossiness, coconut oil to condition, chia seeds for hydration, and honey to smooth.

Benefits of Chia Seeds for Hair and Skin

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium sized bowl.
  2. Pop the bowl in the microwave for 30 seconds to melt the coconut oil so it can be mixed with all the other ingredients. Set aside to cool.
  3. Gently work a pinch of the hair mask through your ends after shampooing and let it sit for 3-5 minutes. Rinse and enjoy your silky soft hair.
  4. Store leftovers in small glass container and use whenever you please.

Benefits of Chia Seeds for Skin

Your skin is the largest organ of your body, so it is important to take great care of maintaining healthy, supple skin. Soothe inflammation and calm acne blemishes with a chia face mask. The Omega-3 fatty acids in chia can help aid the healing process of irritated blemish wounds, as well as protect the outer layer of skin from bacteria.

DIY Chia Seed Face Mask

Exfoliate your pores with a refreshing 3 ingredient face mask and rejuvenate your face before you tackle the day. This mask will moisturize dry, sun-kissed skin with the power of chia seeds combined with coconut oil and freshly squeezed lemon juice.

Benefits of Chia Seeds for Hair and Skin

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Combine all 3 ingredients in a medium sized mixing bowl.
  2. Apply mask to face, avoiding contact with eyes.  Let mask set for 5-10 minutes to allow the chia seeds to create a gel like consistency.
  3. Massage your face with a damp, warm washcloth moving in circular motions to exfoliate skin. Rinse off face with warm water and pat dry.

Chia Squeeze Selected One of 2016 Best Snack Products!

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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.

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!

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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.

Grateful Greens Smoothie Bowl

Grateful Greens Smoothie Bowl

April 14, 2016
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We are celebrating the first week of spring with this tasty green smoothie bowl packed with refreshing fruit, veggies and a splash of our Magical Chia & Greens beverage! Fire up that blender, grab a bowl, pile on toppings, and enjoy this green goodness we had to share!

Grateful Greens Smoothie Bowl | Mamma Chia

Grateful Greens Smoothie Bowl | Mamma Chia Blog

Ingredients:

Smoothie Bowl Base:

  • 1 organic pineapple spear
  • 1 large organic banana
  • 1 small organic lime wedge w/skin
  • 1 peeled organic tangelo or small orange
  • 1 tbsp organic agave nectar
  • 1 cup organic spinach
  • 1/4  cup Organic Chia & Greens – Grateful Greens
  • 1 1/2 cup ice (add more if base is not thick enough)

Smoothie Bowl Toppings:

  • organic pineapple
  • organic strawberry
  • organic banana
  • shredded organic coconut
  • Mamma Chia Organic White Chia Seeds (of course!)
  • add anything your taste buds desire and be creative!

Directions:

  1. Combine all smoothie bowl base ingredients into the blender, adding ice last
  2. Blend until your ingredients have reached a thick consistency
  3. Pour smoothie bowl base into a bowl and add your favorite toppings!

Enjoy!

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 www.ShopMammaChia.com.  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!

Coconut Yogurt Parfait

Coconut Yogurt Parfait by Connor Haris

April 14, 2016
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Happy Healthy New Year!

This chia-licious Coconut Yogurt Parfait is a fun way to fuel up and get back on track with our 2016 health goals. Big thanks to our favorite male vegan Instagrammer @connorharis for inspiring us with this beautiful creation! Who knew healthy eating could look good and taste even better!?

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Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Create your chia seed gel by simply mixing 1/3 cup of chia seeds with 8 oz. of water + a tablespoon of any added sweetener you prefer (or 8 oz. milk of your choice for chia pudding), let it sit aside for 15 minutes to let the chia seeds soak and expand into a pudding like consistency.
  2. Gather your other ingredients and begin to layer your parfait in any order you desire.
  3. Dig in and enjoy!

About the author: 

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Connor Haris is a teen food Instagrammer who started his health journey at the age of 13 after facing multiple life threatening diseases and mental issues. Connor created his YouTube channel and Instagram to document his journey and share his experiences with his followers. Connor’s Instagram @connorharis has reached an audience of over 13 thousand and growing, and his YouTube channel has over 100 thousand views.

“I want to give people hope that living a healthy and compassionate lifestyle is not just possible for all ages but is also an extraordinary and vibrant way of living.”  

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…

DIY Cold & Flu Aromatherapy

DIY Cold & Flu Aromatherapy

April 14, 2016
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With flu season in full swing, we all do our best to avoid those pesky sniffles and coughs.  We’re mindful to take good care of ourselves by washing our hands, working out and nourishing our bodies with chia (of course!), but sometimes it’s just not enough and we get run down.  So when those winter colds get the best of you, we have just the thing to put you on the path to feeling better; a simple DIY home remedy!

DIY Cold & Flu Aromatherapy | Mamma Chia Blog

Ingredients: 

  • 2 cups of purified water
  • 5 organic lemon slices
  • 1 Tbsp. of organic dried rosemary
  • 7-8 organic whole cloves
  • 4-5 drops organic essential oil blend of your choice (our blend contained: lemongrass, coriander, clove, oregano, thyme, and red mandarin)

Directions:

  1. In a large pot combine water, lemon, rosemary and cloves and heat to a simmer on your stove top.
  2. Once it is heated to a steam, turn off the stove and add essential oil.
  3. Deeply inhale the aromas from the combined ingredients until satisfied.

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

examiner.com, 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…

Vegan Buckwheat Pomegranate Pancakes

Vegan Buckwheat Pomegranate Pancakes

April 14, 2016
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This delightful breakfast for chia-mpions will be sure to fill your hungry belly! Thanks to one of our favorite vegetarian Instagrammers groundedgoddesskitchen for showing us how to create these scrumptious Vegan Buckwheat Pomegranate Pancakes – a chia-licious breakfast recipe for every soul to enjoy!

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I love making this buckwheat pancake recipe on weekends and adding whatever I have on hand. This time, I added pomegranate seeds, unsweetened coconut, raw almond butter and an extra dash of cinnamon. They’re hearty but light and not too sweet. I hope you’ll love them as much as I do!

INGREDIENTS:  (Recipe serves 1 – feel free to double or triple if making for others.)

For Batter:

  • 1/3 cup buckwheat flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tbsp Mamma Chia Organic Black Chia Seeds
  • 1 scoop vanilla plant based protein powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • Nutmeg, to taste
  • Cinnamon, to taste

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Simply mix the listed ingredients together to create your batter, letting it sit for 3-5 minutes while your non-stick skillet is warming up.
  2. Once non-stick skillet is warm, add your batter and cook for 2-3 minutes. Make sure to add the banana slices in before flipping. You’ll know they’re ready to flip once bubbling and the bottom edges start to brown. After cooking for another minute or so (once flipped), they’re ready!

Enjoy!


About the author:

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Jess Meltzer is a twenty-something California girl new to NYC. After being raised in a vegetarian household, health + wellness became a larger and larger force in her life post-college. She completed her 200-HR Yoga Teacher Training through Yogaworks last fall, started her Instagram account @groundedgoddesskitchen this spring and is now working in Dumbo, Brooklyn as mindbodygreen‘s Social Media Manager. She’s living her dream life, and then some.

Mamma Chia Debuts Reduced-Sugar Organic Chia Vitality Bars

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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…

Spooktacular Chia Slime

Spooktacular Chia Slime

April 14, 2016
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Get your little monsters excited for this gooey, chemical-free chia slime inspired by Fun at Home with Kids. Chia is so magical who knew it can also be a hands on activity that can be incorporated into play time? This edible concoction is safe for your little souls (although we suggest you don’t let them go digging in as well as parental supervision during play time)!

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Your ghouls and goblins will practically be squirming as they stretch and pull their Magical chia glob. This four ingredient slime is a great interactive idea with Halloween right around the corner! To find instructions on how to make our Spooktacular Chia Slime, please visit Fun at Home with Kids.

 

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INGREDIENTS

Enjoy and have a Faboolous time!

Chia & Greens Nominated for Prestigious Nexty Award

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Chia Pumpkin Overnight Oats

Chia Pumpkin Overnight Oats

April 14, 2016
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If you couldn’t already tell, we LOVE pumpkin! What do we love more than pumpkin? Pumpkin with chia seeds, of course! Pumpkin, just like chia, is a Magical superfood loaded with fiber and disease-fighting nutrients like magnesium, potassium, Vitamin C and E. However, the star in this fruit is the abundance of carotenoids! In just one ½ cup serving, you get more than 200% the recommended daily intake of alpha-carotene and 100% of the daily recommended intake of beta-carotene!

What better way to enjoy pumpkin than with a delicious bowl of Chia Pumpkin Overnight Oats? These oats are a tasty and effortless way to benefit from the powerful nutrients of pumpkin and chia. Top with our Cinnamon Pecan Chia Granola Clusters and you’ve got a Magical creation!

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Makes 2 servings

OVERNIGHT OATS

  • 1 cup organic rolled oats (gluten-free oats work great, too!)
  • 1 ½ cups organic milk (we love almond or coconut milk!)
  • 2 Tbsp. Mamma Chia Organic Black Chia Seeds
  • 2 Tbsp. organic honey or maple syrup
  • 2 tsp organic vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ tsp of pumpin pie spice

PUMPKIN PIE LAYER

  • 1 cup pumpkin purée
  • 3 Tbsp organic honey or maple syrup
  • 1 ¼ tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • ¼ tsp of pink Himalayan salt (to boost flavor)

TOPPINGS

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Mix ingredients together for overnight oats in a large bowl. Use a whisk to evenly distribute the chia seeds within the oats. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator overnight or let sit for a minimum of 4 hours.
  2. Combine ingredients for Pumpkin Pie Layer in a separate bowl and mix well.
  3. In a bowl or mason jar, layer the overnight oats with the pumpkin pie layer on top of each other until desired.
  4. Add desired toppings and enjoy!

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Energy Drinks Are Still Going Strong

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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…

Strawberry Coconut Chia Popsicles

Strawberry Coconut Chia Popsicles

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Big Mamma Chia thanks to our pals at Pura Vida Bracelets for this Magical chia-spiration!

Who knew popsicles could be good for you? Hold onto what’s left of summer with these super easy and protein-packed pops.

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Ingredients:

Makes 10 servings
2 cups unsweetened coconut milk
4 tablespoons Mamma Chia organic chia seeds
1½ cups diced strawberries
1/2 cup shredded coconut
2 tablespoons honey (more or less depending on taste)

Directions:

1) Combine all the ingredients in a bowl with a spout (makes pouring easier).

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2) Stir until the chia seeds are evenly spread throughout mixture.

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3) Refrigerate for 4 hours or until the chia seeds begin to expand.

4) Pour the mixture into popsicle molds (or plastic cups with a popsicle stick inserted in the middle) and freeze overnight.

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5) Enjoy a healthy sweet treat whenever you need a cool dose of summer!

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Raspberry–Chia Dressed Arugula Salad with Mint and Almonds

Raspberry–Chia Dressed Arugula Salad with Mint and Almonds

September 4, 2015

Looking for the perfect salad for your end of the summer BBQ? Try this fresh recipe!

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SERVES 4

Ingredients:
1/2 cup freshly brewed jasmine green or white tea, at room temperature
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon (from about 1 small lemon)
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon honey or agave nectar
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 (6-ounce) package fresh raspberries
1/4 cup Mamma Chia organic white chia seeds
5 cups firmly packed fresh baby arugula (about 5 ounces)
1/2 large English cucumber, unpeeled, and thinly sliced
1/3 cup extra-thinly sliced red onion
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
3 tablespoons sliced natural almonds, toasted

Directions:
Place the tea, lemon juice, oil, honey, pepper, salt, and 1/4 cup of the raspberries in a blender. Cover and puree. Pour into a small bowl, stir in the chia seeds, and let stand for about 20 minutes. (Makes 1 1/8 cups raspberry-chia dressing.)

Toss together the arugula, cucumber, onion, and mint in a large bowl. Transfer salad to individual plates or bowls. Taste the raspberry-chia dressing and adjust seasonings. Sprinkle salad with half of the dressing, the remaining raspberries, and the almonds.

Mamma Chia Debuts Organic Chia & Greens Beverages

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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…