Subtle changes in the packaging design can offer powerful results. Most obviously, Mamma Chia expands brand recognition by enlarging its logo and the delicious-sounding flavor, “Blackberry Hibiscus.” The company also made… Read more…
Consumers’ desire for more energy will be a constant in the functional beverage category: but the traditional energy drink space is ripe for disruption, says Mamma Chia founder and CEO Janie Hoffman. Read more…
The most MAGICAL day of the year is almost here — National Chia Day! In 2016, Mamma Chia officially designated March 23rd as National Chia Day with the registrar of National Day Calendar! Now observed for its third year, this day recognizes the tiny, yet powerful chia seed that has earned its reputation as being one of the MOST nutrient-rich foods on the planet! Revered by the Maya and Aztecs for their amazing healing powers and natural energy, chia seeds have become a trusted staple for people around the world and can be enjoyed in many foods and beverages!
March 23rd is an extra magical date – not only is it National Chia Day, but it also wonderfully marks National Puppy Day! We at Mamma Chia couldn’t think of a more perfect way to mark the dual occasion than by partnering with our friends and neighbors at Rancho Coastal Humane Society! We are excited to announce the first ever Mamma Chia Pet Adoption Week presented by Rancho Coastal Humane Society, that will begin on March 23rd and last through the end of the month!
We will be donating $100 worth of chia beverages and snacks to every delightful family and soul who adopts a pet from RCHS over the week!
Mamma Chia will be also on site at RCHS on National Chia Day spreading the Mamma Chia Magic to our community and hopeful adopters, as well as treating all fur friends to some freshly baked chia dog treats!
Chia Dog Treat Recipe:
PEANUT BUTTER & PUMPKIN DOG TREATS
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Total time: 40 mins
*Note: Make sure the Peanut Butter is xylitol free as xylitol is toxic to dogs!*
Your dog will love this super easy recipe for chia doggie treats.
- 1/4 cup of creamy peanut butter (Unsalted & xylitol free)
- 1 cup of pumpkin puree
- 2 eggs
- 2 T chia seeds
- 3 cups of whole wheat flour
- In a stand mixer, combine the peanut butter and pumpkin puree. Scrape down bowl sides.
- Add eggs and beat.
- Add chia seeds and 2 1/2 cups of flour. Mix until combined. Add remaining flour by 1Ž4 cups until the mixture is good for rolling out (forms a nice ball that is not too sticky and doesn’t crumble apart).
- Roll dough out to 1/4 inch thick, cut with cookie cutter of choice.
- Bake in 350-degree oven for 20-30 minutes until slightly browned and as crispy as you (or your pup) like.
About the Rancho Coastal Humane Society:
Rancho Coastal Humane Society (RCHS) was formed in 1960 by a group of hardworking volunteers, led by animal lover Maria K. Lloyd. The goal was and continues to be to care for the homeless animal population of San Diego County and to educate the public about pet overpopulation and responsible companion animal care. In the nearly 58 years since its inception, RCHS has grown from a small facility run by volunteers to a professionally managed humane society that provides quality shelter care, adoption services, education programs and an animal safehouse program for the survivors of domestic violence.
One of RCHS’ main goals is the adoption of animals to permanent, loving homes. After finding the perfect match, RCHS helps prospective adopters learn about health care, nutrition requirements, grooming, exercise, responsible pet ownership, socialization and the importance of the human/animal bond.
The Rancho Coastal Humane Society is a non-profit, 501(c)3, charitable organization. They are not tax supported, nor funded by any government agency. Please consider making a donation today!
Take a look at the current list of adoptable pets by Clicking Here. Many of the animals listed have explanations of their personalities, including how they react to cats and children, and what kinds of activities make them happiest.
Keep in mind that adopting a pet is a big decision. Dogs and cats are living beings who require a lot of time, money, and commitment–over 15 years’ worth in many cases. Pet ownership can be incredibly rewarding, but only if you think through your decision before you adopt a companion.
Please note: In order to potentially adopt and interact with an animal, you must be present at the shelter with a completed pre-adoption application submitted to the front desk no later than 4:30 pm.
We are absolutely thrilled to celebrate National Chia Day at Rancho Coastal Humane Society this Friday, March 23rd and we can’t wait to see you there! If you are unable to attend, there are plenty of other ways to commemorate the day by adding chia to every meal and making sure to post on social media using #ItsChiaDay2018! Or, post a picture showing your puppy having some fun with chia using #ChiaAndPuppies. For every #, we’ll donate $1 to RCHS! You can also find out how to support Rancho Coastal Humane Society by visiting here: https://rchumanesociety.org/give/donate/
Mamma Chia, National Chia Day founder and creator of the original chia beverage, is celebrating National Chia Day on March 23 with a new release of its Clean Energy Beverages. The energizing beverages combine the plant-based nutritional powerhouse of organic chia with clean caffeine from organic yerba mate and organic green coffee bean. Read more…
Spring is the time of rebirth. And for many of the beverage brands exhibiting at Natural Products Expo West 2018 in Anaheim this week, it’s a time for rebranding. Mamma Chia’s core line of organic chia drinks will sport a new label design this year. Read more…
A delightfully simple way to add the benefits of chia into your diet is to start with the most important meal of the day: breakfast! Here are 5 everyday breakfasts that you’ll LOVE adding our organic chia seeds to!
- Smoothies: Smoothies are a favorite go-to breakfast option, especially for those on the go! For starters, they’re quick, easy and, most importantly, portable. It’s almost impossible for a smoothie to not taste great and you can get as creative as you like when adding your favorite fruits & veggies! But if you really want to jazz up the nutrition, add in some chia seeds for an instant nutrient-rich boost! So if you’re a smoothie drinker like us, we recommend adding in some of our organic Chia Seeds to add in that extra nutritional boost, we are sure it won’t disappoint!
- Oatmeal: Oatmeal is an undeniable breakfast staple. Quick, easy to make and never ceases to make you feel warm and fuzzy inside! Try adding some of Organic Chia Granola Clusters as a topping along with sliced fruit for that extra health factor and a little bit of a yummy crunch. You won’t regret it! 🙂
- Pancakes: Is It just us, or does the mere mention of the word ‘pancake’ send your taste buds into a panicked frenzy? Nothing beats the satisfaction of hot pancakes in the morning! For a guilt-free twist on a classic, our organic Chia Squeezes make a delicious replacement for maple syrup. No added sugar, just organic fruit and veggie puree that tastes amazing! It’s a MUST try!
- Muffins: We can’t think of any better way to get the day started then with the aroma of fresh muffins baking in the oven. That’s what pure happiness feels like! Adding organic chia seeds to the ingredient list won’t affect any of the flavor or fragrance, but it will certainly (and subtly) up the nutrition factor!
- Avocado Toast: Where has it been all our lives?! Some think of it as a luxury, but we just think it’s delicious (and easy to boot). Avo-toast might be a new concept (somehow) but we know it’s surely here to stay, it’s just that tasty! To give it a fancy twist, sprinkle organic chia seeds on top and make that nutrition premium!
You can purchase all of our Organic Chia Seeds, Chia Squeeze and Chia Granola Clusters here at ShopMammaChia.com. Use code LOVE15 to get 15% off your entire order!
Make sure to share all your magical Chia recipes with us using the tag #MammaChia on social media!
WHY 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.
“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.
One word sums up Mamma Chia’s Pinterest page: Inspirational. Mamma Chia taps into that brand gestalt with every board it’s created. Seeds of Knowledge, Gratitude, and Joy are well thought-out, brand-centric examples of those ubiquitous “inspirational sayings” boards you see peppered throughout Pinterest. Click here to read the entire interview.
Mamma Chia Joyful Greens was featured in Phil’s Food Reviews as a Pick of the Week! We caught up with Janie Hoffman, Mamma Chia Founder and CEO, to find out more about how this hit new product was developed.
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One 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.
Janie 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, 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…
Every 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.
This product is a hit! 1,000 mg of Omega 3s and 1,000% great taste. This bar is delicious. Packed with blueberries, almonds, macadamia nuts, walnuts, cherries, currants, raisins and, of course, Chia seeds. One bite and you’ll be hooked.
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Energy 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! 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…
The 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…
When 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…
Mamma Chia’s Clean Energy beverages were featured in the Specialty Food Association’s Summer 2015 issue on Out of the Ordinary Drinks. “Desire for clean energy without the jitters has led to a category of natural energy drinks with guayusa or yerba mate.” Click here to read more!
Mamma Chia’s Organic Chia Granola Clusters was awarded Delicious Living’s 2015 Best Bite award for Best Granola! Available in 3 tasty flavors – Wild Blueberry, Vanilla Almond and Cinnamon Pecan – each serving contains 10g of Protein (Soy free and Dairy free!), is organic, non-GMO and gluten free. Click here to read more!
Snack Fairly with These Nine Outstanding Brands: Mamma Chia donates 1 percent of its gross sales to build tenable food systems by supporting farmers and community groups around the world. The company is also… Read more…
Granola’s getting a little giddyup: These crunchy clusters have a chia boost! They’re also packed with whole grains, protein, and healthy omega-3s. Plus, the stats are pretty impressive for granola. Read more…
Fitness Expert Ali Holman from CoreCamper.com shares the Magic of Mamma Chia Organic Chia Squeeze snacks on Fox 9 Morning News! Hear why Ali says the Chia Squeeze is a great snack for adults and kids!
Mamma Chia Vitality beverages and Chia Squeeze snacks were featured on Toronto’s top morning talk show, Breakfast TV! Watch as guest Andrea Donsky from NaturallySavvy.com shares the Magic of Mamma Chia with the host and their Canadian Viewers!
Mamma Chia Founder & CEO, Janie Hoffman, appeared on Fox News Health’s Dr. Manny Show where she shared some tasty recipes from her new book, Chia Vitality and educated viewers on why Chia is so amazing! Check out this video to learn for yourself about the Magic of Chia! ®
Mamma Chia is releasing two new beverage flavors: Strawberry Lemonade and Pineapple Coconut. Both flavors offer organic chia seeds and fruit juices and are Non-GMO Verified, gluten-free, vegan, Kosher and USDA Certified Organic.
The Seeds of Innovation: Mamma Chia leads an emerging segment centering on its namesake superfood. The chia seed has gained a reputation at the mother of all super foods, with its high concentration of heart-and-brain-health promoting Omega-3s… Read more
Janie Hoffman never wanted to be the star. She grew up in a small town in Illinois, where standing out from the crowd was, at times, deeply discouraged. Yet by founding Mamma Chia, Hoffman was presented with a dilemma that revisited her quiet roots in the Midwest. Was she the real Mamma Chia or was she just selling the stuff? Read the article or Watch the video!
“Seed Your Soul” is the motto of Mamma Chia (www.mammachia.com, 10 ounces, $3.49), a line of beverages made with hydrated chia seeds, agave and fruit juices. For the chia novice, the texture is little strange at first, akin to half-set gelatin. But after a few sips, it’s refreshing — and the consistency fills you up more than plain water. Of the 9 flavors, my favorites were Guava … Click here to read more!
If you’ve ever had Mamma Chia, that’s your first clue that the book is probably going to be good. It is. I thought this would be a book about chia’s health benefits, with some recipes included. It’s actually much more than that. It’s an encounter with Janie Hoffman in which she reveals her story, her insights, and the knowledge she’s gained about living a healthy and… Click here to read more!
Whether it’s a manufacturer or a farmer seeking the seal, the 3 year transition to organic and the attainment of the USDA certification seal is rigorous. Use of toxic pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, antibiotics, synthetic hormones, genetic engineering and sewage sludge are prohibited, explains Janie Hoffman, founder and CEO of Mamma Chia and author of Chia Vitality. Click here to read more!
Healthy Hollywood met with Janie Hoffman in New York. She’s one of those gals who is full of energy, has perfect skin and an enviably slim figure. She makes you want to go: “I’ll have what she’s having!” Yet, the author/founder of Mamma Chia drinks tells me she wasn’t always so healthy. In her 20s, she had serious autoimmune disorders and was forced to go on a … Click here to read more!
It Doesn’t Stop With the Label – The leadership behind several new food brands isn’t stopping at label certifications. They’re actively changing the economy and the world by solving social problems, including hunger. For example, Mamma Chia founder Janie Hoffman is a founding member of Slow Money, which aims to fuel local food economies. Click here to read more!
Mamma Chia Founder & CEO, Janie Hoffman, appeared on Hallmark’s Emmy-nominated show Home & Family with Christina Ferrare and Mark Steines to share the Magic of Chia, create some tasty recipes and talk about her new book, Chia Vitality. Check out this short clip to learn about lots of things you can do with chia, and how chia changed Janie’s life, and can help change yours!
Check out this fun media highlight reel featuring Mamma Chia
and CEO & Founder Janie Hoffman.
Managing explosive growth is not a problem most entrepreneurs have to worry about. Most of them are too busy burning money, and wondering what on earth motivated them to give up the day job to compete for shelf-space with the likes of PepsiCo and Kellogg in the first place. Not so for Mamma Chia and Founder Janie Hoffman…
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Everyday with Rachel Ray highlighted Mamma Chia Organic Chia Squeeze as one of 10 brand-new products to shake up your grocery list!
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O Magazine featured Mamma Chia Organic Chia Squeeze as one of their favorite chia products! Packed with Omega-3s, chia seeds are taking over grocery aisles. Standout products that contain the superfood.
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For a quick chia-based snack on-the-go, try one of these 70-80 calorie squeezable packets. Not only will they satisfy your sweet tooth with flavors like Strawberry-Banana, Green Magic, Apple Cinnamon, Blackberry Bliss, Mango Coconut and Wild Raspberry, they will also provide 4 grams of filling fiber and a whopping 1200 mg of omega-3 fatty acids.
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Small, black, tasteless seeds that offer a healthy dose of fiber, omega-3s, iron, calcium and essential fatty acids. One of the biggest kudos that antioxidant-rich chia repeated… Click here to read more.
The Daily Buzz, which runs the latest trends every weekday morning to 170+ TV markets across the US, featured Mamma Chia Vitality Beverages and Chia Squeezes as one of their, “Must have Powerfoods for 2014.” Watch Registered Dietician Tara Gidus share the magic of Mamma Chia with viewers across the US! Click here to watch the entire segment!
Mamma Chia was awarded Nutritional Outlook’s Retail Brand of the Year! Mamma Chia was recognized for its leadership in the food and beverage industry as well as its innovation in creating the chia beverage category. Click here to read the full article.
Each year Beverage World presents a comprehensive compilation of everything deemed, “Hot, Innovative and Trendsetting.” This year, Mamma Chia was included the “Hit List.” Click here to read more.
Mamma Chia selected as one of the top new healthy food products of 2014 on the Marilyn Denis Show, seen daily throughout Canada on CTV. Naturopath Miranda Malisani highlights her favorites for 2014!.
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Mamma Chia Organic Chia Squeeze chosen as “Hit of the Week” and received a score of 95 out of 100 by Phil Lempert’s, the Supermarket Guru! Phil is a leader in the food and beverage industry for his exceptionally high level of objectivity and insistence that his reviews cannot be swayed or influenced. Click here to watch the video clip.
Congratulations to Claire Fallon!
On her iPod: Haim, Cat Empire, Arcade Fire, Ann Peebles, Alabama Shakes.
Favorite Animal: Manta Rays, I’ll always remember dancing with them in Kona!
Favorite Quote: “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor and some style.” Maya Angelou
Favorite Mamma Chia Flavor: Blackberry Bliss Chia Squeeze
Bio: Claire is grateful for the opportunities to live a full and blessed life. She has traveled and lived in wonderfully strange places like Philadelphia, New York, Puerto Rico, Baja Mexico, India, Nepal, Tibet, and of course Hawaii. Claire has a B.S. from Skidmore College. She is an ERYT-200 certified Yoga instructor. Claire opened and ran a yoga studio on a tiny island in the Caribbean for 3 years. She developed and taught a court preparation program using theater and play for incarcerated teens in Philadelphia.
We are so excited to present the November 2013 Brand Ambassador of the Month award to Claire Fallon! Claire is new to the Mamma Chia family but has already wowed us with her enthusiasm and shining personality. She has been lucky enough to live in some amazing places such as Puerto Rico, Baja Mexico, India, Nepal & Tibet. Currently, she calls the beautiful state of Hawaii home. Claire enjoys yoga, meditation, scuba diving and enjoying her favorite Chia Squeeze, Blackberry Bliss!
We are so thrilled to have you as a part of our team, Claire. Thank you for helping us spread the Magic of Chia in Hawaii!
Congratulations to Trish Gibbs!
On her iPod: Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Dave Matthews, anything acoustic.
Favorite Animal: I love them all but only an old Persian cat and a spunky rescue mutt share the bed!
Favorite Quote: “Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast” – Alice in Wonderland
Favorite Mamma Chia Flavor: Coconut Mango and Pomegranate Mint
Bio: I’m a spreadsheet loving – free spirit (yes the two can coexist!). A California girl at heart, I’m blooming where I’m currently planted in Texas with my amazing husband. The last five years I have had the privilege of working on various projects ranging from event management to visual merchandising while also preparing my beautiful daughters for the big scary world of Kindergarten. I believe in representing brands that have the same core values as I do in wanting to nurture ourselves and our world. I’m so excited to part of the Mamma Chia Magic Makers! (My girls actually call me Mamma Chia!)
Congratulations to our October 2013 Brand Ambassador of the Month, Trish Gibbs! Her passion & can-do attitude makes her an incredible Brand Ambassador and we are honored to have her on the team! Trish is a California girl at heart, spreading the Magic of Chia in Texas where she currently lives with her husband and daughters. Trish loves Yoga, Flea Markets and being outdoors (just not in August in Texas!). Fun Fact – Trish’s daughters call her “Mamma Chia”!
Thank you for being such a unique soul and an irreplaceable part of our team, Trish!
Janie Hoffman, a San Diego avocado farmer turned founder and CEO of Mamma Chia fruit juices, is currently writing recipes for “The Chia Cookbook,” which will be published by Ten Speed Press in Fall 2014.
This certified-organic fruit-and-veggie pouch, but one taste proves Mamma indeed knows best. The surprisingly refreshing anytime snack is a delight on the tongue (think tropical tapioca) and a nutritional powerhouse. One 3.5-ounce serving packs omega-3s, fiber, protein and antioxidants from spirulina, chlorella and kale. SRP: $1.69; Booth 520. Read more…
Congratulations to Aly Courain!
On her iPod: The Lumineers, Dave Matthews Band, Mumford & Sons… peppered wit some Basshunter and Dub-Step with an occasional Demi Lovato or Beyonce song.
Favorite Animal: Manatee
Favorite Quote: “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every day experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face… You must do the things you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
Favorite Mamma Chia Flavor: Coconut Mango Vitality Beverage or Apple Cinnamon Chia Squeeze
Bio: I was born and raised in rural PA amongst farms – my neighbors were mostly cows and chickens. So I always grew up with an appreciation for what the land offers and all things natural. I am now married to the best thing to ever exist in my life, my husband Aaron, and while our home base is currently in NJ, we are really just having fun and exploring/doing anything a car or plane can take us to. When I am not spreading the magic of Mamma Chia, I am either adventuring with Aaron or we are dreaming of what our next adventure will be. And I have an outy belly button that I call my spaghetti-O.. that’s kind of interesting!
We are overjoyed to announce our New Jersey superstar and September 2013 Ambassador of the Month, Aly Courain! We can always rely on Aly to step up to the plate and we love her contagious enthusiasm and passion! When Aly isn’t warming hearts at a Mamma Chia demo or event, you can find her outside biking, running, skiing hiking, kayaking… you name it! She also loves photography, cleaning (even though she’s embarrassed to admit it) and going on exciting adventures with her husband Aaron.
From all of us at Mamma Chia, we are so grateful to have you on the team, Aly! Thank you for all that you do!
Q&A with Mamma Chia CEO, Janie Hoffman. What attracted you to Slow Money? What immediately attracted me to Slow Money back in 2009 were the principles. I knew I needed to be a part of this movement when I first read them. Read more…