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Have Your Fiber and Drink It Too: 3 Easy Ways to Soak Up the Benefits of Chia Seeds!

Including enough fiber in your diet is crucial for healthy living and we at Mamma Chia are all about staying healthy! A quick refresher: fiber is a carb found in plant-based foods (like chia seeds) and consuming fiber can help you feel fuller for longer!

Here are 3 easy ways to incorporate fiber into your daily diet using chia!

  1. Organic Chia Beverages & Chia Energy Beverages are a delicious and refreshing way to add fiber to your daily routine. Each 10oz bottle contains 6g of fiber which equals to 24% of the daily recommended value! Feel refreshed, revitalized and “fiber-fied” with just one tasty Chia Beverage bottle!

     2. Mamma Chia Organic Chia Squeeze is the ultimate on-the-go fiber source! Each pouch contains 4g of fiber making it the perfect snack for those on the move!

     3. Another easy way to soak up the benefits of Chia Seeds is to just add water! In just one serving (1 tablespoon) of chia seeds, there are 4g of fiber! You can easily create your own fiber-packed refreshment in the comfort of your own home!

Recipe for Chia Water:

  • 2 cups of water or coconut water
  • 1.5 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 tbsp. fresh lemon or lime juice to taste!

Be sure to grab one of our many delicious Organic Chia Beverages, Chia Energy Beverages, Chia Squeeze or Chia Seeds today and start incorporating fiber into your daily diet the simple and delightful way! 🙂

We invite you to use the code FIBER20 to receive 20% off your entire order of any of our Organic Chia Squeezes, Chia Granola Clusters and Chia Seeds at www.shopmammachia.com!

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Mamma Chia Cupcakes

Did someone say cupcakes??  What about these sweet, crunchy and healthy chia chocolate and peanut butter cupcakes!! These delicious little beauties are perfect to whip up and take to your next party or simply enjoy for yourself, because at the end of a long day, a sweet treat with Mamma Chia is ALWAYS a good idea! Enjoy!

Ingredients:

Cupcakes

1 cup spelt flour

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 cup coconut sugar

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

3/4 cup almond milk

2 tbsp sunflower oil

1 tbsp applesauce

1/2 Mamma Chia Wild Raspberry Chia Squeeze

1 tbsp NuttZo Peanut Pro

1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

 

Frosting

1/4 cup dark chocolate chips

1/2 cup Nuttzo Peanut Pro

Top with Mamma Chia Granola Clusters

 

Directions:

  1. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix almond milk, oil, applesauce, NuttZo, and apple cider vinegar.
  3. Add wet to dry and mix well
  4. Fill mini muffin tin liners 3/4 of the way full
  5. Bake at 350 for 10 to 15 minutes.
  6. In the meantime, melt 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips and add to 1/2 cup Nuttzo Peanut Pro
  7. Spread cooled cupcakes with frosting and decorate with Mamma Chia Vanilla Clusters and cacao nibs
  8. Enjoy!

 

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4 Refreshing and Revitalizing Summer Cocktails You’ll Love!

It’s summertime and the living’s easy! What better way to both unwind and revitalize than with a delicious summertime, chia-infused cocktail? Are you ready to get shaking, stirring and mixing? Each recipe adds a unique, chia-riffic spin to the traditional cocktail ingredients. In addition to adding essences of lemon, lime or mint, all are infused with the Magic of Chia®! These four chia cocktails are just what you need to thrive this summer!

Note: All recipes are crafted for a 8 oz glass.

TIP: Frozen Mamma Chia ice cubes prevent diluting these delicious cocktails! Heart shapes are our go-to!

  1. Blueberry Pomegranate Chia-jito

There’s a reason why classic cocktail recipes are considered the classics; they’re timelessly enjoyed! A refreshing take on the traditional Mojito, this Chia-jito combines mint leaves and limes muddled with fresh blueberries and our Mamma Chia Blueberry Pomegranate Chia Beverage, mixed with your choice of white rum.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Mamma Chia Blueberry Pomegranate Chia Beverage
  • 1/4 cup of white rum
  • Fresh organic blueberries
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • 1 sliced lime
  • Ice cubes

Instructions:

Add 1 slice lime, 5 mint leaves, 5 blueberries in a 8 oz glass and muddle. Pour in Mamma Chia Blueberry Pomegranate Chia Beverage and rum. Garnish with blueberries, mint, lime and ENJOY!

  1. Strawberry Lemonade Chia-rita

Add a little sabor y alegría to your summer with a delicious Strawberry Lemonade Chia-rita! With a little ice, your favorite tequila and our revitalizing Strawberry Lemonade Chia Beverage, the Chia-rita is the perfect complement to a warm summer day! The colorful combination of flavors comes to life with every sip! ¡Salud!

Ingredients:

  • 1 Mamma Chia Strawberry Lemonade Chia Beverage
  • 1/4 cup tequila
  • 2 tablespoons of simple syrup
  • fresh strawberries
  • 1 sliced lemon
  • Ice cubes

Instructions:

Add Mamma Chia Strawberry Lemonade Chia Beverage, tequila, simple syrup and ice in a shaker and shake. Pour in a glass and garnish with lemon and fresh strawberries and ENJOY!

  1. Raspberry Passion Chia-politan

Pinkies up! It’s time to jazz up the go-to cosmo with our delicious and nutritious Raspberry Passion Chia Beverage! Fresh raspberries and mint leaves pair incredibly with vodka in this delightful cocktail. The libation itself is just as delicious as it is beautiful – which only adds to the fun!

Ingredients:

  • 1 Mamma Chia Raspberry Passion Chia Beverage
  • 1/4 cup vodka
  • Fresh raspberries
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • 1 sliced lime

Instructions:

 Add Mamma Chia Raspberry Passion Chia Beverage and vodka in a shaker and shake. Pour in a glass and garnish with fresh raspberries and mint leaves and ENJOY!

  1. Blackberry Hibiscus Chia-Tini

Shaken or stirred; either will do because we adore this Blackberry Hibiscus Chia-tini! Made with the freshest organic ingredients, this remix is a bit sassy, but always classy! Our Mamma Chia Blackberry Hibiscus Chia-tini infuses fresh mint and blackberries with vodka to create a delicious and sophisticated beverage!

 Ingredients:

  • 1 Mamma Chia Blackberry Hibiscus Chia Beverage
  • 1/4 cup vodka
  • Fresh blackberries
  • Fresh mint leaves

 Instructions:

 Add Mamma Chia Blackberry Hibiscus Chia Beverage and vodka into a cocktail shaker and shake it up! Pour into a cocktail glass and garnish with fresh blackberries and mint leaves and ENJOY!

 

We hope our signature Mamma Chia Summer Cocktails surprise, delight and make your summer all the more magical! Make sure to tag us in all of your #MammaChia creations!

 

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National Chia Day 2018

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.

INGREDIENTS

  • 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

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a stand mixer, combine the peanut butter and pumpkin puree. Scrape down bowl sides.
  2. Add eggs and beat.
  3. 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).
  4. Roll dough out to 1/4 inch thick, cut with cookie cutter of choice.
  5. 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:

https://rchumanesociety.org/adopt/

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.

 

Click HERE to download a pre-adoption application

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 Releases Clean Energy Beverages

BevNET logoMamma 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…

Expo West 2018: Packaging Redesign Roundup

BevNET logoSpring 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…

6 Mindful Date Ideas That We’re in Love With

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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5 Strategic Tips For Food And Beverage Businesses

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

Our Top 10 Instagram-Worthy San Diego Murals

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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5 Simple Ways to Add Chia to Your Breakfast!

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!

  1. 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!

 

  1. 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! 🙂

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  1. 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!

  1. 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!

  1. 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!

 

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Why Organizations Should Work With Beverage Brands

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

Mamma Chia Pumpkin Pie

All things pumpkin, please! Pumpkin pie is the crown jewel of any Holiday meal for a reason; the aroma and taste wonderfully combine for the perfect blend of Fall flavors and childhood memories.

To help celebrate this iconic Holiday staple, we’ve created our own delicious organic pumpkin pie recipe complete with a Mamma Chia Granola Cluster pie crust! Delightfully rich and smooth, it’s sure to be a hit at all Grateful Gatherings!

So get that oven ready and tell your friends to save some room for dessert as we share the magic of our Mamma Chia Pumpkin Pie! Don’t forget to invite us over!

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups Mamma Chia Organic Vanilla Almond Granola Clusters – The Special Ingredient 😉
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 12oz Evaporated Milk
  • 15oz Organic Canned Pumpkin Pie Puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon Round Cloves
  • 2 Cups Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 6 Tablespoons Butter
  • 2 Large Eggs

Directions:

CRUST
Every Pumpkin pie starts with a fabulous pie crust!
1 1/2 cups finely ground Mamma Chia Vanilla Almond Granola Clusters
6 tablespoons melted butter
1/3 cup sugar

Take 1 1/2 cups of Mamma Chia Vanilla Almond Granola Clusters and ground in food processor until it is as fine as possible.

Mix the sugar and melted butter until all is combined evenly and press into a 9-inch pie plate.

Bake in oven at 375 degrees for 7 minutes. Take out and set aside to cool.

PUMPKIN PIE FILLING
3/4 cups granulated sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground cloves
2 large eggs
1 can organic pumpkin pie puree
1 12-oz can of evaporated milk

Reduce your oven temperature from 375 degrees to 350 degrees.
In a small bowl, mix the sugar, cinnamon, salt, ginger, and cloves. Set aside.
In a large bowl, beat 2 large eggs. Then, stir in the pumpkin puree, followed by the sugar and spice mixture from the small bowl.
Gradually add in the evaporated milk while mixing and mix well until all is combined evenly.
Pour pumpkin pie mixture into previously made pie shell.

Bake pie at 350 degrees for 40 to 50 minutes until a knife can be inserted and come out clean. Let cool and serve room temperature or slightly warm. Add to your Instagram story and enjoy your homemade Mamma Chia Pumpkin Pie!

From our kitchen to yours, enjoy our Mamma Chia Pumpkin Pie Recipe!
Wishing you all a magical Holiday season! <3

Mamma Chia Featured Among 10 Companies that Give Back

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

25 Men’s Fitness-approved Snacks for Fitness Freaks

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

Chia Squeeze Wins Redbook Best Snack Award

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

10 Grocery Store Finds for Grab-and-Go Breakfasts

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

Seeds of Health: Mamma Chia Featured in Ranch and Coast

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Winter Tree Garland

Winter Tree Garland

Garland has become something we can use all year round. From birthday banners to wedding flair, it’s a great way to add a creative element to your home and event decor!

For this DIY we are stringing together a winter tree garland that you can leave up the entire season.

White with gold accents create a neutral, yet inviting color scheme that will pair well with your existing holiday decorations. It’s all about creating pieces you can use and reuse, time and time again!

You will need:

White and Gold acrylic paint

Twine

Thick cardboard or craft wood (You can find this at most craft stores)

Gold Glitter

 

Step One: Cut your cardboard or craft wood into 10 trees. Here is a stencil you can print: Free Tree Stencil

Step Two: Cut a slit up the bottom of five trees and a slit down the top of five trees.

For the five trees that have the slit on the top, punch two holes, this is where you will feed in your twine later.

Step Three: Paint your trees white

Step Four: Let it dry

Step Five: Brush your gold paint across each tree in various spots, there’s no wrong way to do this, so have fun!

Step Six: Add glitter (we love lots of glitter!)

Step Seven: Feed your twine & hang it up!

Mamma Chia Cranberry Salad

Chia Cranberry Salad

We’ve teamed up with California Country Gal to bring you a delicious holiday table favorite! Her company specializes in starch free, grain free bread mixes, and other auto-immune friendly treats.

Check out her website here: California Country Gal

I always make a ton of cranberry sauce for the holidays because it keeps well, takes minutes to make and is so easy to do there’s just no reason to buy canned.  BUT when I’m a lazy gal, opening a can works here too.  The raw (enzyme rich!) ingredients in this salad make it delightfully refreshing and even better the next day for breakfast.

CHIA CRANBERRY SALAD

Serves 10-12

INGREDIENTS

Sweetener to equal 1 cup sugar.  I used 1 cup erythritol

1 1/2 tablespoon organic gelatin or agar powder

1 cup organic cherry juice

1 thin skinned organic orange

2 cups fresh organic cranberries

1 1/2 cup organic whole cranberry sauce (homemade preferably)

1 cup organic sour cream

2-4 tablespoons port wine (optional)

1/2 cup diced organic celery

1/2 cup chopped organic walnuts

2 tablespoons Mamma Chia organic chia seeds

2/3 teaspoon organic cinnamon

½ teaspoon stevia or Pure Monk

DIRECTIONS

  1. Line a jello mold or large bowl with plastic wrap or coat with mild tasting oil or cooking spray.
  2. In a small saucepan, stir together the erythritol and gelatin.
  3. Slowly stir in the cherry juice. Warm and stir over low heat until dissolved.  Set aside to cool.
  4. Chop and de-seed the orange and put into your blender.
  5. Add half the cranberries to the blender.
  6. When the juice/gelatin mixture is cooled a bit, add to the blender and blend until the orange is in small pieces.
  7. Add the rest of the cranberries and pulse to chop, set aside.
  8. In a large bowl stir together the rest of the ingredients.
  9. Stir in the contents of the blender until well combined.
  10. Pour into the prepared bowl or mold and refrigerate until set, about 3 hours.
  11. Unmold and serve with sauce: 1/3 cup sour cream, zest and juice of one orange.

Enjoy!

5 Things Womens Running Loved This Week – Chia Squeeze!

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

9 Ways to Pack a Better Lunchbox that Gives Back

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

Chia & Greens Tops 2016 Summer Fancy Food Show list

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

Seed Your Mind, Body, & Soul….Literally

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

Mamma Chia Sowing Seeds for Continued Success

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

VegNews: How to Pack the Perfect Vegan Beach Bag

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

Chia Squeeze Selected One of 2016 Best Snack Products!

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

Chia Squeeze Chosen by Jillian Michaels as Healthy Summer Snack

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

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

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

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!

Vegan Buckwheat Pomegranate Pancakes

Vegan Buckwheat Pomegranate Pancakes

April 14, 2016

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 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…

DIY Recycled Mamma Chia Holiday Bottles

DIY Recycled Mamma Chia Holiday Bottles

April 14, 2016

When you thought that a refreshing bottle of Mamma Chia couldn’t get any better, think again!

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Have your very own winter wonderland in your home this year with these DIY recycled Mamma Chia bottles. You can create this magical piece with any of our beverage bottles (we used our Chia Energy and Chia Vitality Beverage bottles) to dazzle your guests this holiday season. This inexpensive DIY project will bring joy and peace to your home, as well as, Mamma Earth.

Mamma Chia Holiday Bottles

What you need:

  • 1 Can of Primer
  • All-Purpose Spray Adhesive (we used Aleene’s Tacky Spray)
  • Newspaper
  • Epsom Salt
  • 3 Empty Mamma Chia Bottles
  • Holiday Picks (any holiday stems of your choice)

Extra Décor:

  • Silver Plate/Tray
  • Votive Candles
  • Ornaments

Instructions:

  1. Peel the label off the bottle.  No need to worry about the sticky residue left behind the primer will cover it.
  2. Protect your surface with newspaper and begin to spray each glass bottle evenly with primer. Spray at least 2-3 layers to make sure bottle is evenly coated, waiting until bottles are completely dry before adding a new layer. (We recommend to do this part outside)
  3. Spread out a thick layer of Epsom salt onto a sheet of newspaper. Spray one bottle at a time with tacky spray and immediately roll it across the Epsom salt until satisfied with the frosted layer. Repeat the remaining bottles.
  4. Arrange your holiday picks into the bottles anyway you wish.
  5. Optional: Place bottles onto a silver plate/tray and add any extra décor that appeals to you. Sprinkle a dash of Epson salt around the tray and enjoy!

Have a Chia-ful Holiday Season!

Mamma Chia Shares C-Store Strategy at NACS

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

Chia & Greens Nominated for Prestigious Nexty Award

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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…

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…

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