Cranberry Orange Chia Chutney


Cranberry Orange Chia Chutney

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Today is the 23rd! Unfortunately, this means some of us will end up braving those long lines, just to snag that perfect last minute gift!

This year skip navigating those busy holiday season parking lots, and spend that time making something tasty, and festive!

Your friends and family will love the thought, while you’ll love the time spent relaxing instead of rushing!

Our Mamma Chia Cranberry Orange Chia Chutney

INGREDIENTS

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3 cups organic cranberries, washed

2 cups  organic apples, peeled and chopped

1 organic orange, cut into segments

1/4 cup organic apple cider vinegar

1 tbsp peeled and grated organic ginger

1/2 cup diced organic onion

1 tsp orange zest

1 tsp cinnamon

pinch of sea salt

1-2 tbsp Mamma Chia Organic Chia Seeds, rinsed and soaked for at least 30 minutes

Cranberry Orange Chia Chutney

Cranberry Orange Chia Chutney

INSTRUCTIONS

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*Add all prepped ingredients, except the chia seeds, to a medium sauce pot at medium low heat until

the apples and cranberries caramelize and the liquid reduces, stirring occasionally. This will take about 30 minutes.

 *Remove from heat and add the soaked chia seeds to the mixture and mix well.

Cranberry Orange Chia Chutney 

*Serve warm or chilled and enjoy.

* To create your gift, simply use any jar and tie with ribbon.  Voila! You’re ready to go!

Cranberry Orange Chia Chutney

 

Grain Free Bread Pudding

Grain Free Bread Pudding

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We love when our products can be used in alternative ways!  Our Chia Squeeze is no exception and is not only great for a grab-n-go snack, but, as you’ll see below, can be a great addition to some recipes!

California Country Gal’s Annabelle Lee is back to share a recipe that uses our Chia Squeeze in a new and unique way!  Check out her recipe for a delicious Grain Free Bread Pudding that is a great breakfast or dessert for your holiday crowd!

“I love my Mamma Chia Squeeze Pouches  for grab-and-go treats, but they also make great quick and easy sauces!”

GRAIN FREE BREAD PUDDING with CHIA SQUEEZE BOURBON SAUCE

Serves 10

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 loaf Rustic or Sandwich Bread made from California Country Mix
  • 1/2 cup of your favorite nuts such as macadamias, walnuts or pecans
  • 1 1/2 cups of your favorite fruit such as chopped apple, orange or blueberries
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups coconut milk or heavy cream
  • Sweetener to equal 1/2 cup sugar, I used erythritol/monk fruit blend
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/3 teaspoon stevia
  • 1 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg

DIRECTIONS

  1. Cut the crusts off the bread, (dry them for bread crumbs or treat the crusts to your dogs!
  2. Cut the bread into 1/2 inch pieces (no need to dry the bread out)
  3. Coat an 8-inch square baking dish or 8-9-inch deep dish pie pan with butter
  4. Add the bread cubes, nuts and chopped fruit, toss lightly
  5. Whisk together the rest of the ingredients and carefully pour over the bread cubes
  6. Cover with plastic wrap and gently press down to submerge all the bread
  7. Let rest at least 2 hours on the counter (or up to 24 hours in the refrigerator
  8. Heat the oven to 350˚ and bake 40-50 minutes, until the top is brown and the center is set
  9. Serve warm with Chia Bourbon Sauce


CHIA BOURBON SAUCE

  1. 2 tablespoons butter
  2. 1 package of your favorite Chia Squeeze; I used Coconut Mango
  3. Your favorite sweetener, to taste. I used stevia drops
  4. 1-2 tablespoons bourbon (optional)

Melt the butter in a small saucepan and whisk in the rest of the ingredients.

Chia Holiday Cocktails from The Noble Experiment

Chia Holiday Cocktails from The Noble Experiment

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There is one holiday treat that is almost better than sugar cookies. Cocktails! Chia Holiday Cocktails!

This year we said no to the same old holiday cocktail menu and yes to new creations that include chia! So we called up mixologist Andrew over at The Noble Experiment, one of California’s finest speakeasies, to help us craft three Mamma Chia inspired cocktails.

We promise they’ll make your season far brighter than any lights strung from the roof top!

One of the hardest bars to locate, you’ll find The Noble Experiment hidden in a San Diego Gaslamp Quarter restaurant called Neighborhood. Tucked behind a wall of beer kegs, the prohibition era bar is a secret known to many. Serving only pre-prohibition liquor, they spend their nights mixing up hand-crafted works of art for each patron in one of their 35 seats.

Cheers!

The Noble Experiment 

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Estrelar

.75oz London Dry gin (preferably Beefeater)
.75oz Mamma Chia Raspberry Passion Chia Vitality Beverage
1oz champagne
.75oz simple syrup ( 1:1 )
.25oz lemon
Crack of sea salt

Add gin, Raspberry Passion, simple syrup and lemon to tin. Shake with crushed ice.

Dump and top off with champagne and crushed ice.

Garnish with orchid and mint.

Estrelar was Andrew’s take on a classic French 75. Using Mamma Chia Raspberry

Passion added a nice fruit note and a wonderful texture to his champagne cocktail.

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Aguanile

1.5oz Peruvian Pisco (preferably Encanto Moscatel)
1oz Mamma Chia Coconut Mango Chia Vitality Beverage
.75oz lime
.75oz honey
Crack of sea salt

Add all ingredients to tin, shake with ice  and strain into glass over fresh ice.
Garnish with pineapple Franz, lime and a luxardo cherry.

Aguanile is fun cocktail that represents Christmas in SoCal.

It’s bright and citrusy with lots of tropical flavors.

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Salvia Hispanica

1.5oz Goslings Bermuda rum
1.5oz almond milk (vanilla)
1oz creme de cacao
1 tsp Mamma Chia Organic Chia Seeds
2 dash of xocatle mole bitters (optional)

Add all ingredients to glass, stir with crushed ice. Garnish with cinnamon stick and star anise.

Salvia Hispanica is the Holiday banger. It’s a nice milky Mexican chocolate

spiced cocktail with soft notes of Bermuda rum.

All of these cocktails were intended to be fast, simple, vegan and easily replicated.

One of the best parts is that the ingredients can be found at most super markets!

Fall Infused Agua Fresca

Fall Infused Agua Fresca

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Fall Infused Agua Fresca

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

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Ingredients: 

Preparation:

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

The Beauty of Chia Seeds

The Beauty of Chia Seeds

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Benefits of Chia Seeds for Hair and Skin

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

Benefits of Chia Seeds for Hair

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

DIY Chia Seed Hair Mask

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

Benefits of Chia Seeds for Hair and Skin

Ingredients:

Instructions:

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

Benefits of Chia Seeds for Skin

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

DIY Chia Seed Face Mask

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

Benefits of Chia Seeds for Hair and Skin

Ingredients:

Instructions:

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

The Ultimate Guide to Chia Pudding

The Ultimate Guide to Chia Pudding!

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The Ultimate Guide to Chia Pudding | Mamma Chia blog

Are you new to incorporating chia into your meals or stumped as to what to create next with your chia seeds? We are here to help you out! We’ve put together The Ultimate Guide to Chia Pudding, highlighting our simplistic in-house recipes along with decadent chia seed masterpieces from our favorite bloggers. Seed Your Soul with recipes that are beginner friendly, using minimal ingredients, as well as intermediate recipes for those who enjoy playing with food art. Grab a bag of Mamma Chia Organic Chia Seeds and explore the possibilities with this neutrally flavored, but highly nutritious seed. Who knows, you might just stumble upon your very own chia-licious recipe!  For more amazing recipes scroll to the bottom and download the full e-book, The Ultimate Guide to Chia Pudding. Get creative and enjoy!

1.Coconut Chia Rainbow Parfait | @earthyandy

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2. Mango Tumeric Chia Pudding | @willfrolicforfood

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3. Cake Batter Chia Pudding | @edibleash

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4. Carrot Cake Chia Pudding | @blueberrysmoothies

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