Seed Your Mind, Body, & Soul….Literally

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VegNews: How to Pack the Perfect Vegan Beach Bag

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

Chocolate Raspberry Chia Pudding

Chocolate Raspberry Chia Pudding

April 14, 2016
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Aristotle once said, “Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.” This Valentine’s Day, drop that box of chocolates and give your sweetheart something good for the body and soul! Our decadent Chocolate Raspberry Chia Pudding is full of heart-healthy Omega-3s and protein to satisfy any chocolate craving for this special day. The best part? This dessert has no added sugar and tastes absolutely amazing! It is sure to surprise and delight your sweetheart’s soul. We promise 🙂

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Ingredients:

  • 6 Tbsp Mamma Chia organic chia seeds
  • 2 cups organic non-dairy milk
  • 6 large squares organic dark chocolate (at least 60% cacao)
  • ½ cup fresh organic raspberries + 6 to decorate

Directions:

  1. Place raspberries and 1 cup of non-dairy milk in blender and puree until smooth. Pour the mixture into a glass jar and add 3 Tbsp. of Mamma Chia organic chia seeds. Stir well with a spoon, or if your jar has a lid, shake well until all of the seeds are evenly covered  in the raspberry liquid. Cover with a tight lid and and place in the refrigerator.
  2. Place 4 chocolate squares into a microwave safe bowl and microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between, until chocolate is fully melted. If a microwave isn’t available, melt the chocolate over low heat on the stove. Be sure to place chocolate in a heatproof bowl that fits snugly over a pot of barely simmering water (or put the bowl directly in a wide, shallow skillet of barely simmering water). Stir occasionally until the chocolate is melted and smooth; remove it from the heat. Add 1 cup of non-dairy milk and whisk until combined.
  3. Once the chocolate mixture is cool, pour it into a glass jar and add 3 Tbsp. of chia seeds. Stir well with a spoon, or if your jar has a lid, shake well until all of the seeds are evenly covered in the chocolate liquid.
  4. Keep the raspberry and chocolate chia seed mixtures in the fridge overnight for at least 4 hours.
  5. Layer the chocolate and raspberry chia pudding into 2 small dessert glasses.
  6. Chop the remaining 2 squares of dark chocolate and use to decorate the chia pudding. Top with 2-3 fresh raspberries and enjoy!

Janie Hoffman Named Beverage World’s 2016 Disruptor

Beverage World, chia, chia drink, chia beverage, mamma chiaIt’s fairly common to have a new beverage brand insist that it’s creating a new segment. It’s not as common to have that actually happen. But that’s essentially what occurred in 2009 when Janie Hoffman founded Mamma Chia after she discovered the wonders of the chia seed.   Read more…

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

examiner.com, chia, chia drink, chia beverage, mamma chiaIf you haven’t experienced Mamma Chia’s drinks, you’re missing out. Ever since the recent explosive popularity of chia seeds and all of their health benefits, Mamma Chia has been flying off the shelf. And for good reason, their drinks are so delicious and unlike any other drink on the planet.  Read more…

Mamma Chia Wins New Hope’s 2016 NEXTY Award!

BuzzfeedJanie Hoffman launched a revolution in 2009 when she boldly took chia seeds from the bulk section to the beverage cooler. The color, unique look and even the gelled texture captured customers and created a category that practically stands on its own as food-makers followed her lead and added chia boosters or put the seeds center stage in new products.  Read more…

Mamma Chia Shares C-Store Strategy at NACS

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

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…

BevNET Features Chia Squeeze Launch

Chia-Squeeze-4lineup-300x139It was PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi that famously coined the word “drinkify” in reference to the company’s plans to turn some of its snack products into new and innovative beverages. Along the same lines, Nooyi’s CEO counterpart at Mamma Chia, Janie Hoffman, will look to build upon the rapid growth of her brand by – in essence – “snackifying” the company’s line of whole chia seed and juice blends. Read more…

LA 2013 Marathon

Come Visit Mamma Chia at
the 2013 LA Marathon!

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Mamma Chia will be spreading the Mamma Chia Love at the LA Marathon Mar. 15-16 at the LA Convention Center Read more…

Ashtanga Yoga Confluence

Join Mamma Chia at the
Ashtanga Yoga Confluence

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Come join us Feb 28-Mar 3rd at the Ashtanga Yoga Confluence in San Diego! Mamma Chia will be seeding souls at this wonderful event! More Details…

Green Festival – LA

Join Mamma Chia at the
Green Festival LA!

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Come join us Nov 17-18th at the Green Festival Los Angeles at the Los Angeles Convention Center! Mamma Chia will be seeding souls at this wonderful event! More Details…

LA Rock ‘n Roll Marathon

Join Mamma Chia at the
LA Rock ‘n Roll Marathon!

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Come join us Oct 26-27th at the LA Rock ‘n Roll Marathon at the Los Angeles Convention Center! Mamma Chia will be fueling all the great runners at this wonderful event! More Details…

Long Beach Marathon

Join Mamma Chia at the
Long Beach Marathon!

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Come join us Oct5-6th at the Long Beach Marathon at the Long Beach Convention Center! Mamma Chia will be fueling all the great runners at this wonderful event! More Details…

Bhakti Fest 2012

Join Mamma Chia at
Bhakti Fest West!

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Bhakti Fest is a Yoga and Music Experience of a Lifetime. Come join us Sep 6-9th in Joshua Tree, CA for this wonderful event! More Details…

Moksha Yoga 2012

Moksha Festival 2012

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Moksha festival is a two-day celebration of wellness, spiritual expansion and conscious living through Yoga, Health, Ayurveda, Sacred Music and healthy food. Come join us Aug 4-5th in Santa Monica, CA. More Details…

Westerly Market

Mamma Chia Tasting at Westerly Market!

At Westerly Market, their mission is to be committed to offering only organic produce and the best variety of natural foods at affordable prices. Mamma Chia is thrilled to be available for purchase at Westerly Market and we will be offering generous samples and coupons! We invite you to celebrate with us at our next delicious tasting event!

Westerly Market – New York, NY – Thursday, May 31 · 11:00am – 3:00pm

NYC Green Festival, It’s Fresh

Two stands in particular caught my attention: One was Mamma Chia, a new fruity drink that I’ve been seeing in all my local grocery stores. I usually don’t drink a lot of bottled juices or tea but I enjoyed the taste (especially the mango coconut) and texture of this not-too-sweet drink that reminded me a bit of bubble tea. Read more…

Triathlete Wall: Mamma Chia

mamma chiaDon’t limit yourself to just sport drinks for healthy replenishment. Mamma Chia, an organic chia-based company, has created a nutritional beverage containing the popular superfood chia seeds. These little South American seeds are packed full of nutrients…. Sounds like a great pre and post workout drink to us.  Read more…

Spreading the Green Message: NYC green festival 2012

This year marked the very first Green Festival in New York City. The festival was held April 21st and 22nd at the Javits convention center in beautiful Manhattan. I was fortunate to be a media correspondent; an opportunity which enabled me to speak with exhibitors, speakers, and founders of wonderful green companies.  Read more…

The Road Not Processed: Mamma Chia

Ah Mamma Chia! Contributing to my love of chia seeds, this drink is packed with Omegas 3, 6, and 9, and of course tastiness.  I recently entered their “eco-friendly” themed photography contest (picture above) and won!  Read more…

A Weird But Delicious Beverage

Mamma Chia, Blackberry Hibiscus vitality beverage is a yummy treat. It is also a little weird because it is made up of chia seeds.. Which are gelatinous mini seeds that do wonders for your body and soul!  Read more…

6 Quick & Easy Drinks to Start the Day

mamma chiaChia seeds (yes, the same ones in the Chia Pet you bought in 1994) have taken off in popularity as a high-protein, fiber-rich supplement. They’re a great natural source of energy, and when placed in liquid the seeds expand and develop a slightly chewy texture (think of bubble tea).  Read more…

BevNet: Mamma Chia Discusses Growth

Since launching Mamma Chia in October, 2010, Janie Hoffman, the company’s CEO and founder, has found her product in stores across the country and has received numerous awards, including BevNET’s Best Non-Carbonated Beverage of 2011.  Read more…

Natural foods: Eating up the trends

Well, chia is back, big time (the seeds, not the pets). And so is regular old food. We recently spent hours plodding the floors – along with 60,000 others – at the Natural Products Expo in Anaheim, Calif., the biggest health food trade show in the world. The overarching theme we saw: What’s old is new again.  Read more…

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Celebrate Bloomfest LA
with Mamma Chia!

Join Mamma Chia at this wonderful festival of Music + Street Art + Food + Drinks on July 23rd from 2-10PM!!
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Mother Earth News Fair – Puyallup, WA

Join Mamma Chia at the Mother Earth News Fair!
June 2 – 3, 2012

The Mother Earth News Fair is a fun-filled, family-oriented sustainable lifestyle event. FAIRS feature practical, hands-on demos and workshops pertaining to renewable energy, small-scale agriculture, livestock, gardening, green building, green transportation, and natural health!   Join Mamma Chia for this joyful event full of smiles, complimentary Mamma Chia samples, as well as generous coupons!

Saturday, June 2 · 9:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday, June 3 · 9:00am – 6:00pm

Location:
110 9th Avenue
Southwest Puyallup, WA 98371

For more details, please visit  http://www.motherearthnews.com/fair/home.aspx

Gourmet Experience – Del Mar, CA

Mamma Chia’s Spreading Joy at the Gourmet Experience Showcase!
September 22 – 23, 2012

The Gourmet Experience is a two-day cooking and home entertainment showcase featuring the best in culinary solutions, appliances, culinary travel, home products and specialty foods for the gourmet lifestyle.   The Gourmet Experience is not your average trade show, it’s a chance to discover, test out and taste the latest products and innovations for your gourmet lifestyle.   Mamma Chia is excited to share the love by offering generous samples and exceptional coupons!  

Saturday, September 22 · 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday, September 23 · 10:00am – 4:00pm

Location:
O’Brien Hall, Del Mar Fairgrounds
2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014

For more detail about the Gourmet Experience Showcase, please visit http://www.thegourmetexpo.com/

Abbot Kinney Festival – Venice, CA

Mamma Chia at the Abbot Kinney Festival!
September 30, 2012

Since its founding in 1984, the Abbot Kinney Festival has grown in size and popularity to become one of the largest community events of its kind in the country.  Each year, it attracts 150,000+ eco-conscious urban singles, couples, and families to the sunny beach-side community of Venice on the last Sunday in September.

In addition to giving back to the community, the festival is best known for its unique array of local artisan crafts, live music, good food, and commitment to the environment. Activities and areas are designed to  complement the eclectic, cutting-edge mix of over 100 boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, bookstores, design firms, coffee shops, clubs, salons, and much more along the famed bohemian-chic shopping district of Abbot Kinney Blvd., which stretches one mile from Venice Blvd. to Main St.   The purpose of the Abbot Kinney Festival is to promote creativity! Mamma Chia will be offering attendees generous, delicious samples as well as extraordinary coupons!

Sunday, September 30 ·10:00am – 6:00pm

Location:
Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Venice, CA

For more details, please visit http://abbotkinney.org/

Lifethyme Market

Mamma Chia Tasting at Lifethyme Market!

Located in the heart of the village, LifeThyme Market has been working hard to passionately provide their customers with the finest natural and organic products available for more than 15 years.   They are committed to providing customers with great natural and organic products along with friendly and familiar local market experience. Join Mamma Chia at our fabulous tasting event at LifeThyme Market in New York.   We will be spreading Mamma Chia smiles as well as refreshing samples and exciting coupons!

Lifethyme Market – New York, NY – Tuesday, May 29 · 4:30pm – 8:30pm