Pumpkin Powered Workout

Pumpkin Powered Workout

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Pumpkin Powered Workout

Put down those Halloween sweets and get up on your feet! Earn that PSL you can’t resist and change up your workout routine turning your fitness game into a festive sweat sesh. The only equipment needed is a pumpkin (size of your choice) and enough space to get your muscles working. This full body workout burns so good it’s almost scary!

ARMS

Pumpkin Push-Ups

Pumpkin Powered Workout

Begin in a plank position with pumpkin directly below your chest. Feet are hip distance apart. Slowly lower yourself down, hugging your elbows in towards your torso. Stop once your shoulders are in line with your elbows. Press into your palms as your body rises back up into plank position. Do three sets of 10 reps.

Trick-or-Treat Triceps

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Place feet hip distance apart with one foot staggered slightly behind the other. Lift pumpkin over head, bending at the elbows so that they point towards the sky, while lowering the pumpkin behind your head. Start to straighten back through your arms as the pumpkin comes back overhead. Do three sets of 10 reps.

LEGS

Twisted Reverse Lunge

Pumpkin Powered Workout

Begin standing with feet together and extend your arms away from your body holding the pumpkin out in front of your chest. Step back with one foot, bending both knees until your front leg reaches a 90 degree angle. Make sure your back heel is lifted as you sink down into your legs.  Engage your core to protect your spine by drawing your ribs down and pulling your belly button in towards your spine. Turn your body away from the leg in the back (i.e. step your right leg back and twist to the left). Bring your leg back to center and switch. Repeat this movement on the opposite side, and once both sides are complete that counts as one rep. Do two sets of 15 reps.

Pumpkin Push Squats

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Stand with feet wider than your shoulders, pumpkin is held at sternum height. Start to sit back pushing hips out behind you as if you were about to sit in a low chair. Chest stays lifted and weight is in your heels. Be mindful that your knees are not passing over your ankles. Push down through your heels as you rise back up, while pushing your pumpkin overhead simultaneously. Do three sets of 15 reps.

Spooky Sumo Squats

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Begin standing feet out wide, in a straddle position. Heels are turned in as your toes face out with the pumpkin resting on the ground beneath you. Bend your knees and get low for your pumpkin! Shoulders should be stacked over hips to create on long line down your spine. Weight is in your heels as you reach down for your pumpkin with straight arms. Rise back up as you straighten through your legs as you lift your pumpkin up overhead. Do three sets of 15 reps.

Scary Side Squats

Pumpkin Powered Workout

Stand with feet touching and holding your pumpkin at your chest. Step one foot out to the side and lunge down into a low squat. Chest is lifted while lowering pumpkin to the floor, protecting your low back. Also, be mindful of your knee passing over your ankle while lunging. Push off the side to which you lunged, bringing yourself back to center. Repeat on the other side. Once both sides are complete that counts as one rep. Do three sets of 15 reps.

CORE

Boo-tiful Obliques

Pumpkin Powered Workout

Take a seat on the ground, holding  your pumpkin up at chest height with bent elbows. Slowly begin to lean back onto your sitting bones avoiding any rounding in your back. Engage your core by drawing your belly button in towards your spine. You can keep your feet placed on the ground or lift them up to a hover with shins parallel to the sky for an added challenge. Gently twist your core and pumpkin to one side, then slowly alternate to the opposite side. Do two sets of 20 reps.

Wicked Sit-Ups

Pumpkin Powered Workout

Lay down onto your back with your knees bent and feet placed on the floor. Arms should be extend overhead holding your pumpkin. Inhale deeply and as you exhale start to sit up using your core muscles to lift first your head, then shoulders with the pumpkin to follow. Hold at the top for a second and gently release back down to the ground one vertebrae at a time. Do two sets of 25 reps.

Fang-tastic Toe Sit-Ups

Pumpkin Powered Workout

Stay laying down, but with your arms extended above your shoulders like you’re pushing the pumpkin towards the sky. Lift legs so your feet are above your hips. Take a deep breath in, exhale lifting your upper back off the ground and pushing the pumpkin towards your toes. Inhale as you lower yourself back down. Do two sets of 25 reps.

Pumpkin Party DIY

Pumpkin Party DIY

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Pumpkin Party DIY

Calling all ghouls, witches, and monsters to come party with us! We’ve got two simple pumpkin DIY’s that will be a hit for your haunted Halloween festivities.

PUMPKIN PARTY COOLER

We’re here for the BOOS. This innovative beverage cooler will spook your guests as eerie fog seeps out of your wicked pumpkin while keeping your beverages (non-alcoholic or alcoholic) chilled as you boogie the night away!

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*Adult supervision is suggested while handling dry ice.

Supplies: 

  • 1 large pumpkin
  • Cutting knife
  • Pencil/pen
  • Dry ice
  • Any beverage of your choice

Instructions:

  1. Gut and clean your pumpkin.
  2. Trace the bottom of the beverages you are using  to ensure the opening is the proper size.
  3. Make as many holes as you desire. Feel free to get creative and add any additional carvings.
  4. Insert beverages into their placeholder.
  5. Carefully handle dry ice, place inside the pumpkin, and add a splash water to create smoke.
  6. Chia-eers!

TATTOO PUMPKINS

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Don’t have time to carve a pumpkin or want to deal with the mess? No worries, just slap on a pack of your favorite shiny, metallic tattoos and have the flashiest pumpkin this Halloween season!

Supplies: 

  • 1 pumpkin
  • Adhesive tattoos
  • Sponge or damp cloth

Directions:

  1. Wipe down your pumpkin, removing any dirt or dust.
  2. Arrange the tattoos in any way on the pumpkin.
  3. Follow tattoo instructions or press damp cloth on tattoo and hold for 10-15 seconds.
  4. Carefully peel off paper backing and enjoy!

Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream

Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream

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Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream

Pumpkin spice and everything nice! You bet we are indulging in pumpkin now that fall is here. This spin on pumpkin flavored goodness is a tasty way to blend summer indulgences with the flavors of the season. Trick-or-treat chia-self and whip up a batch of this vegan-friendly ice cream featuring everyone’s favorite fall flavor!

*Ice cream maker is needed to create recipe.

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Ingredients: 

  • 2 cups full fat coconut milk (or any other dairy-free alternative)
  • 1 1/2 cups organic pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup organic coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp organic ground ginger
  • 1 tsp organic cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. organic vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • Mamma Chia Cinnamon Pecan Chia Granola Clusters (garnish)

*Ice cream maker is needed to create recipe

Directions: 

  1. First add coconut milk and pumpkin puree in a medium size bowl. Stir ingredients together.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients to the bowl, except the granola.
  3.  Transfer mixture into your ice cream maker.
  4. Let ice cream churn for 15-20 minutes or follow the manufacturers instructions that were included with your ice cream maker.
  5. Serve in a small bowl or cone and garnish with Mamma Chia Cinnamon Pecan Chia Granola Clusters.
  6. Transfer remaining ice cream into a freezer safe container and store in freezer.

Enjoy!

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Pumpkin Succulent Centerpieces

Pumpkin Succulent Centerpieces

April 14, 2016
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Hello Fall! With all the festivities in full swing, here’s a fun and festive DIY project that will be sure to add a magical touch to your Thanksgiving table!

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These fall-bulous pumpkin succulent centerpieces are a delightful way to turn these popular desert plants into a fall favorite! These petite arrangements are wonderful table decor for any anticipated holiday dinner party, but do feel free to make your arrangement in any size pumpkin! You can find instructions on how to create these Magical inspirations at Luxe Happens.

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Supplies:

  • Pumpkins (small or big)
  • Succulents (we got ours from our local farmer’s market)
  • Knife
  • Spoon
  • Soil (we just used the soil from our succulents since our pumpkins were small)
  • Plastic sandwich bag
  • Scissors
  • Spanish Moss

Chia Pumpkin Overnight Oats

Chia Pumpkin Overnight Oats

April 14, 2016
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If you couldn’t already tell, we LOVE pumpkin! What do we love more than pumpkin? Pumpkin with chia seeds, of course! Pumpkin, just like chia, is a Magical superfood loaded with fiber and disease-fighting nutrients like magnesium, potassium, Vitamin C and E. However, the star in this fruit is the abundance of carotenoids! In just one ½ cup serving, you get more than 200% the recommended daily intake of alpha-carotene and 100% of the daily recommended intake of beta-carotene!

What better way to enjoy pumpkin than with a delicious bowl of Chia Pumpkin Overnight Oats? These oats are a tasty and effortless way to benefit from the powerful nutrients of pumpkin and chia. Top with our Cinnamon Pecan Chia Granola Clusters and you’ve got a Magical creation!

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Makes 2 servings

OVERNIGHT OATS

  • 1 cup organic rolled oats (gluten-free oats work great, too!)
  • 1 ½ cups organic milk (we love almond or coconut milk!)
  • 2 Tbsp. Mamma Chia Organic Black Chia Seeds
  • 2 Tbsp. organic honey or maple syrup
  • 2 tsp organic vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ tsp of pumpin pie spice

PUMPKIN PIE LAYER

  • 1 cup pumpkin purée
  • 3 Tbsp organic honey or maple syrup
  • 1 ¼ tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • ¼ tsp of pink Himalayan salt (to boost flavor)

TOPPINGS

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Mix ingredients together for overnight oats in a large bowl. Use a whisk to evenly distribute the chia seeds within the oats. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator overnight or let sit for a minimum of 4 hours.
  2. Combine ingredients for Pumpkin Pie Layer in a separate bowl and mix well.
  3. In a bowl or mason jar, layer the overnight oats with the pumpkin pie layer on top of each other until desired.
  4. Add desired toppings and enjoy!

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#MammaChiaPumpkin2015

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There’s magic in the night, when Mamma Chia pumpkins glow with candlelight! We’re thrilled to announce the third annual Mamma Chia Pumpkin Carving Contest!! EVERYONE who participates will receive a Mamma Chia T-shirt! The “Best Pumpkin” will win a Mamma Chia yoga mat, Mamma Chia water bottle, and a $100 gift card to ShopMammaChia.com.

Good luck and happy carving!


 

#MammaChiaPumpkin2015 RULES AND REGULATIONS

CONTEST RULES

  1. Contestants must be age sixteen (16) years old to participate.
  2. No purchase necessary to win. Purchases will not increase your chances of winning.
  3. “Best Pumpkin” will be judged by Mamma Chia representatives, based on the following criteria:
    1. Incorporation of the Mamma Chia brand
    2. Quality of carving/design
    3. Creativity
  4. To enter, participants must 1) Carve a Mamma Chia-themed pumpkin 2) Take a photo and tag it with #MammaChiaPumpkin2015 on Instagram/Twitter OR post their photo onto Mamma Chia’s Facebook wall.
  5. Contestants are granted unlimited entries.
  6. Contestants may submit photos until 11:59 PM (PDT) on October 31, 2015.
  7. Photos published on private Twitter & Instagram accounts will not be seen and/or counted.
  8. Mamma Chia staff members and their immediate families are not eligible to win prizes.
  9. Any participant found to be abusing the promotion rules or tampering with the promotion in any way will be disqualified and declared ineligible for any prize.
  10. Obscene, provocative or otherwise questionable content will not be considered. We retain sole discretion as to what constitutes inappropriate content.

 

PRIZES AND PRIZE RULES

  1. All participants will receive a Mamma Chia T-shirt.
    1. Limit one (1) T-shirt per participant.
  2. “Best Pumpkin” will win:
    1. Mamma Chia water bottle
    2. Mamma Chia yoga mat
    3. $100 gift card to ShopMammaChia.com
  3. Prizes cannot be refunded and/or exchanged for cash.

 

DRAWING AND NOTIFICATIONS

  1. Winner will be notified and announced within 2 (two) business days after November 1, 2015.
  2. Winner’s photo and name will be on the public Mamma Chia Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, Google+, and Facebook page.

 

RIGHTS

  1. By entering the contest, entrants agree to have their submitted name displayed on our website and social media channels and used by us for any purpose, at any time, without any fee or other form of compensation. We reserve the right to disqualify users, without notice, and for any reason.
  2. Entrants grant Mamma Chia and its affiliates, subsidiaries and partners right to use the submitted photos without compensation in the context of promotions, contests, marketing, advertising, events and exhibitions.
  3. All images submitted for consideration in the #MammaChiaPumpkin2015 photo contest remain the sole property of Mamma Chia.
  4. Submitting photographers must own all rights to any photographs entered in this contest. By submitting an image, the photographer represents and warrants that such submission does not infringe any third-party rights or other rights protected by law.

 

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie Bowl

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie Bowl

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

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Ingredients:

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

Toppings:

INSTRUCTIONS

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

Enjoy!

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