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 …

5 Things Womens Running Loved This Week – Chia Squeeze!

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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…

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!

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A Chiarrific Memorial Day!

A Chiarrific Memorial Day!

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Memorial Day is almost here — can you believe it? As the unofficial kick-off of summer, we tend to overindulge on summery classics that aren’t the healthiest for us (hot dogs and ketchup anyone?). We wanted to share some of festive classics with a slightly healthier (and chiarrific!) twist, all while still staying true to the red, white and blue!

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Cheesecake Filled Strawberries With Chia

Cheesecake Filled Strawberries With Chia

Ingredients:

  • 24 large, fresh organic strawberries
  • 1 (8oz) package organic cream cheese, room temperature or softened slightly
  • ½ cup organic powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp organic vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp finely grated lemon zest
  • 2 Tbsp organic white chia seeds
  • ½ cup fresh blueberries

Preparation:

  1. Wash your strawberries, then cut the stems from the strawberries, so the strawberries can sit cut-side down.
  2. On the opposite side of the strawberrry, cut an”X” from the tip down, being careful not to cut all the way through.
  3. Mix the cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla, lemon zest and lemon juice in a bowl until soft and fluffy.
  4. Gently open up each strawberry and pipe the filling inside using a pastry bag or plastic sandwich bag with a star piping tip.
  5. Sprinkle with chia seeds and top with a blueberry. These are best served after the strawberries have been chilled for at least an hour.

Dressed Up Deviled Eggs With Chia

Dressed Up Deviled Eggs With Chia

Dressed Up Deviled Eggs With Chia

Ingredients:

  • 12 organic, cage free eggs
  • 1/3 cup organic Greek yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp organic mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp organic Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 Tbsp organic black chia seeds
  • 2 tsp organic vinegar
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 tsp natural, plant-based red food coloring of choice
  • 1 tsp natural, plant-based blue food coloring of choice

Preparation:

  1. Place eggs in a large saucepan. Cover them with cool water by 1 inch. Slowly bring water to a boil over medium heat; when the water has reached a boil, cover and remove from heat. Let sit 12 minutes.
  2. Drain eggs and place back in saucepan.  Make an ice bath and let sit for 15 minutes.  This will allow the eggs to easily peel.
  3. Peel and cut your hard boiled eggs (make sure they are cooled down), placing yoke in a bowl.
  4. For the red dye, combine 1 cup boiling water with 1 tsp. vinegar and 1 tsp. red dye in a medium bowl. For the blue dye, combine 1 cup boiling water with 1 tsp. vinegar and 1 tsp. blue dye in another medium bowl.
  5. Place 4 eggs in the red dye bowl, and another 4 eggs in the blue dye bowl. Let sit for 10 minutes, remove and then pat dry. We recommend repeating this step to ensure brightly colored, vibrant eggs.
  6. In a separate mixing bowl, mix together egg yolks, Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, and salt. Scoop into eggs, or pipe them using a pastry bag or zip-top bag with a piping tip
  7. Sprinkle with chia seeds and paprika (if desired). Enjoy!

Red, White and Blue Sangria With Chia

Red, White and Blue Sangria With Chia

Red, White and Blue Sangria With Chia

Red, White and Blue Sangria With Chia

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup organic turbinado sugar
  • 2 cups organic blueberries, divided
  • 1 cup loosely cut organic strawberries
  • 1 bottle (750 ml) rosé
  • 1/2 cup bourbon
  • 2 Tbsp. Grand Marnier
  • 1/3 cup Blackberry Hibiscus Vitality Beverage
  • 3 cups sliced fruit: we used peaches, lemon, and strawberries

Preparation:

  1. In a small bowl, combine 1/3 cup turbinado sugar with 1/3 cup hot water to create a simple syrup.
  2. Pour simple syrup into blender, add 1 cup blueberries and blend until smooth. Pour mixture directly into pitcher (option to strain out solids to extract as much liquid as possible before pouring into pitcher).
  3. Pour the remaining blueberries into the pitcher, along with the cut strawberries. Then add the bottle of rosé, bourbon, Grand Marnier, Blackberry Hibiscus and sliced fruit.
  4. Stir and place in the refrigerator to chill for at least 2 hours before serving. Enjoy!

 

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

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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 …

Mamma Chia Athlete Spotlight: Adam Kimble

Mamma Chia Athlete Spotlight: Adam Kimble

April 14, 2016
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On February 15th, Mamma Chia sponsored athlete and “ultrarunner” Adam Kimble will attempt to beat the Guinness World Record for the fastest crossing of America on foot (a record that has stood still for 36 years)!

Adam Kimble

The standing record was set by American Frank Giannino Jr., who ran from San Francisco to New York from September 1st to October 17th, 1980. Giannino’s journey lasted 46 days, 8 hours and 36 minutes. Adam hopes to complete the trek in 45 days or less. Wow!

His course begins in Huntington Beach, California, and will finish in New York City. Adam will run through a total of 16 states with an estimated distance of 3,030 miles.

Adam Kimble Route Across America

We are absolutely thrilled to be supporting him through this incredible endeavor. We hope that through our support, Adam will maintain the strength and stamina he needs to achieve his goal.

“Our journey across the country will require an immense amount of mental and physical endurance,” said Adam. “The magic of Mamma Chia’s organic foods and beverages will not only give me energy and strength for my body, but for my mind as well!”

 

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Loaded with protein, fiber, Omega-3s and more, we hope that our products will serve as the fuel to power his soul’s purpose!

What is his purpose? He hopes to inspire people all over the world to pursue their passions, to push the limits of his mind and body, and finally, to raise awareness of impossible2Possible (i2P), a nonprofit dedicated to educating, inspiring, and empowering youth to reach beyond their perceived limit and achieve the “impossible.”

Interested in showing love and support for Adam? Make a donation to impossible2Possible or give him a follow on Instagram or Facebook!

Want to join Adam along the way? Link up with him via Gociety.

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!?

Coconut Yogurt Parfait | Mamma Chia

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.”  

Organic is Non-GMO

Organic is Non-GMO

April 14, 2016
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Organic is Non-GMO field

We love our Mamma Chia community and enjoy the authentic connections and personal interactions we share. One of the questions we often get is whether Mamma Chia products are Non-GMO. Being Non-GMO is part of the USDA Certification process, so as all Mamma Chia products are USDA Organic, they are naturally Non-GMO too!

What does it mean to be Organic?

USDA Certified Organic products are produced without the use of toxic pesticides and fertilizers, antibiotics, synthetic hormones, genetic engineering, sewage sludge (yes! that’s a conventional farming input), or irradiation. Yay! Who wants that?!

And, in order for Organic farms and processors to get certified they:

  • Do not use genetically modified ingredients
  • Preserve natural resources and biodiversity
  • Support animal health and welfare
  • Provide access to the outdoors so that animals can exercise their natural behaviors
  • Only use approved materials
  • Receive annual onsite inspections
  • Separate organic food from non-organic food

(Source: usda.gov)

What does it mean to be Non-GMO (Non-Genetically Modified)?

Foods that are Non-GMO are free from genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and are not created in a laboratory using genetic engineering techniques.

Is Non-GMO always Organic?

No, it’s not! Non-GMO is one of the many benefits you get when you buy organic, but just because a product is Non-GMO, does not mean it is also organic.

Mamma Chia is a passionate supporter of the labeling of genetically modified foods and believe everyone should have the opportunity to make informed choices about what goes into their bodies – because we love Mamma Earth and her people!

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…

Chia Seeds Just Got Even Healthier with Mamma Chia

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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…

Chia Snickerdoodle Bites

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April 14, 2016
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Is there anything more magical than the warm and inviting smell of snickerdoodle cookies? We think not 😉

We’re thrilled to share our healthy take on this cinnamon-sugar holiday classic! These vegan Chia Snickerdoodle Bites are just as soft, chewy and tasty as the classic recipe – we promise! The secret ingredient? Chia, of course! When chia is hydrated to the right consistency, it forms a gel that’s as thick and smooth as an egg. That makes chia a perfect egg replacement in baking! To replace one large egg, combine one tablespoon chia seeds with three tablespoons of room-temperature purified water. You’ll see just how Magical chia can be after tasting these yummy treats!

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Ingredients

Cookies:

  • ½ cup room-temperature organic vegan butter (we used Earth Balance!)
  • ¾ cup organic white granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp. organic vanilla extract
  • 2 “chia eggs” (2 Tbsp. Mamma Chia Organic White Chia Seeds + 6 Tbsp. room-temperature purified water)
  • 1¾ cup organic unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. cream of tartar
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. pink Himalayan salt

Coating:

  • 2 Tbsp. organic white granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp. organic ground cinnamon

Instructions 

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the chia seeds and water and let stand for about 20 minutes until a gel forms. This creates the “chia eggs.”
  2. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  3. Place the butter and sugar in a medium mixing bowl. Using a hand-held electric mixer (or stand mixer), beat on medium-high with the whisk attachment until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. With mixer on medium speed, add in “chia eggs” and vanilla extract and beat until fluffy again, scraping the sides as necessary.
  4. Combine the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt in a medium mixing bowl and mix well. Add to the wet ingredients and gently stir in with a large spoon until everything is mixed well.
  5. Combine the 2 Tbsp. sugar and 2 tsp. cinnamon in a medium bowl. Take 1 Tbsp. of dough and roll in your hands to make a smooth ball. Roll the ball in the cinnamon sugar mixture until evenly coated. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper about 2 inches apart.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until puffy. They should be cracked on the edges, but still very soft.
  7. Let cool for 10 minutes, and enjoy!

Cranberry Cinnamon Chia Whiskey Sour

Cranberry Cinnamon Chia Whiskey Sour

April 14, 2016
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Chia-eers to the holidays!

We are ready to sit down, relax, and celebrate our gratitude this Thanksgiving! What better addition to your turkey dinner than a refreshing Cranberry Cinnamon Chia Whiskey Sour? This Mamma Chia libation combines tart cranberries and lemons with our sweet Cranberry Lemonade Vitality Beverage – that includes all the nutritious benefits of chia seeds for that guilt-free twist to your holiday toast.

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Serves 4

Ingredients:

Instructions

  • Add Mamma Chia Cranberry Lemonade, whiskey, cinnamon, lemon juice and ice to a cocktail shaker, shaking vigorously for roughly 30 seconds.
  • Pour into 4 glasses. Tip: do not use the strainer when pouring out to prevent the chia seeds from sticking.
  • Rim each glass with cinnamon and add cranberries, lemon rinds, or cinnamon sticks as an extra garnish if you’d like.

Chia-eers and Happy Thanksgiving!

Lemon Dill Chia Dressing

Lemon Dill Chia Dressing

April 14, 2016
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Did someone say “Healthy Thanksgiving?” One of our favorite vegan bloggers Vegetaryn shows us how to make this tasty Lemon Dill Chia Dressing  a delightful side dish for your Thanksgiving table!


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Chia seeds are awesome, nutritious, and tasty! I love them in my water, on my oatmeal, in a cracker, or on my salad. Chia seeds are pretty much great for anything, and I will be sharing one of my favorite recipes, Lemon Dill Chia Dressing.

INGREDIENTS:

DIRECTIONS:

  1. First, juice 4 Lemons.
  2. Then mix the lemon juice with 3 tbsp. of Apple Cider Vinegar.
  3. Add 1 tsp. of Sriracha to the mix.
  4. Add 1 tbsp. of Mamma Chia’s Organic Chia Seeds.
  5. Let sit over night, covered, in the refrigerator.
  6. The next day add 4 tbsp. of fresh, chopped Dill.
  7. Serve or toss dressing with a salad. Personally, I like to use romaine, tomatoes, cucumbers, & chick peas.

Enjoy!


About the author:

Taryn_circleVegetaryn (www.vegetaryn.com) is a place for people to find resources and inspiration on the journey to creating a healthy lifestyle. Food sustains our planet and all life on it, it nourishes us and should be exciting, social and comforting. Vegetaryn will help you will find new, delicious ways to support your mind, body, and soul with whole, plant-based foods. This website contains free, easy-to-follow recipes, grocery shopping lists, suggestions for eating at restaurants (including fast food), an ask the doctor section and a merchandise shop! Throughout the year a portion of Vegetaryn sales are donated to various organizations, such as, PCRM, Animal Place, and Beagle Freedom Project. To learn more about Vegetaryn, click here

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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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Pumpkin Spice Smoothie Bowl

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie Bowl

April 14, 2016
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Fall is in the air, and if you’re like most of us at Mamma Chia HQ, you love the seasonal flavors of pumpkin, nutmeg and cinnamon! Here in sunny San Diego, the weather has yet to cool down, so we put together this Pumpkin Spice Smoothie Bowl to enjoy the flavors of fall without having to drink something hot! This smoothie bowl is delicious for morning fuel or a delightful dessert to end your day. Enjoy!

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup organic canned pumpkin
  • 1 organic, overripe frozen banana
  • 1 scoop (2 Tbsp.) organic vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 cup organic milk (we love almond or coconut milk!)
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

Toppings:

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Blend ingredients together until smooth.
  2. Pour into a bowl and decorate with toppings as desired!

Enjoy!

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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…

Strawberry Coconut Chia Popsicles

Strawberry Coconut Chia Popsicles

April 14, 2016
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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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Recipe via A Happy Food Dance

Blog post via Pura Vida Bracelets

Chia Seed Facts – INFOGRAPHIC

Chia Seed Facts - INFOGRAPHIC

April 14, 2016
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We put together some of our favorite chia seed facts for you to enjoy!

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Looking for some more chia seed information? Look no further than our Chia Seed Facts Infographic:

  • Chia seeds are from the desert plant Salvia hispanica, a member of the mint family.
  • The Aztecs and Maya were big fans of chia, and consumed it as early as 3,000 BC for healing powers and strength.
  • Chia is a superfood! It is neutral in flavor and can be added to virtually any recipe. Plus, it doesn’t need to be ground to benefit from the nutrients.
  • Chia is one of the most nutrient rich foods in the world! Here’s some interesting chia seeds nutrition facts:
    • In a gram for gram comparison, chia has…
      • 8x more Omega-3s than salmon
      • 25% more fiber than flax seed
      • 30% more antioxidants than blueberries
      • 2x more potassium than bananas
      • 6x more calcium than milk
  • Mexico and Guatelmala were the birth place of chia. Today, chia is grown in several other countries including Argentina, Ecuador and Paraguay, to name a few.
  • Chia can even be used as a face mask! That’s right! Chia isn’t just good for you on the inside, but can be used as a skin-hydrating treatment too!
    • Combine 1/2 cup coconut oil, 1 Tbsp. lemon juice, 2 Tbsp. chia seeds.

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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

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!

Mamma Chia Debuts New Organic Chia Vitality Granola Clusters

chia beverage, chia drink, chia seed, mama chia, mamma chiaEach crunchy granola cluster is bursting with nutrient-rich chia seeds, whole rolled oats, wild blueberries or toasted nuts, and is naturally sweetened with a touch of golden honey and rich molasses. The clusters make for a nourishing breakfast or anytime snack that’s sure to set your day on a course for true enlightenment. Enjoyed by the bowlful or the handful, with milk or yogurt, at the table or on the go; these granola clusters bring their chi-balancing prowess and body-fueling brilliance to wherever your path takes you. Chia Vitality Granola Clusters are perfect for kids of all ages; athletes and weekend warriors; corporate climbers and mountain climbers; as well as anyone who seeks to seed their soul. Each bountiful serving delivers 1500 mg of Omega-3s, as well as gluten-free whole grains, 10 grams of protein (soy-free and dairy-free), and 5 grams of fiber—all baked into every magical nugget of joy.   Read more ..