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Seed Your Thanksgiving with this Vegan Chiamilk Mashed Potatoes Recipe!

This quick and easy vegan mashed potato recipe featuring creamy and delicious Organic Unsweetened Original Chiamilk is the perfect side dish for your Thanksgiving or holiday meal! We cannot wait for you to try this! 🥔

8 Servings

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil.
  2. Add potatoes and cook for about 15-20 minutes or until tender (but still firm) and then drain.
  3. In a small saucepan heat butter and milk over low heat until butter is melted.
  4. Using a potato masher or electric beater, slowly blend milk mixture into potatoes until smooth and creamy.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste and top with freshly chopped chives and serve!

Dairy-Free Strawberry & Chiamilk Panna Cotta!

For our upcoming Chiamilk Cookbook, our friend Amy Tong (@AmyTong_) shared her delicious take on one of Italy’s most popular and classic dessert dishes. Using Mamma Chia Organic Unsweetened Original Chiamilk and fresh organic strawberries, she created an absolutely salacious (and dairy-free) Strawberry & Chiamilk Panna Cotta!

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon unflavored vegatarian gelatin
2 1/4 cup Mamma Chia Organic Unsweetened Chiamilk, divided
1 pound fresh organic strawberries
6 tablespoons sugar (you can substitute with sugar-free sweetener)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon lemon juice

Directions:

In a heat proof bowl, dissolve gelatin and 1/4 cup Chiamilk, set aside and let it rest for 5 minutes. Heat the gelatin mixture in the microwave for 30 seconds until gelatin is completely dissolved.  Let cool slightly.
In the blender, process strawberries, remaining 2 cup of Chiamilk, sugar, vanilla extract, lemon juice, and cooled gelatin mixture, until smooth. Pour mixture through a fine sieve into a large bowl, discard any solids/seeds.
Evenly distributed into molds or small serving cups.  Chill for at least 8 hours, or preferably overnight.
To unmold, dip bottom of the mold in a small bowl of hot water for 5 to 10 seconds, then invert panna cotta onto a dessert plate and remove the mold. Serve with macerated strawberries on top.
If using small dessert cups, simply spoon macerated strawberries on top before serving.
Ingredients for the Macerated Strawberry:

1/2 pound fresh strawberries, sliced
Juice from 1/2 a lemon
1 tablespoon of sugar (or sugar-free sweetener)

Directions to prepare the Macerated Strawberry:

In a medium bowl, gently toss strawberry slices with lemon juice and sugar.  Let the mixture steep in room temperature for 15 minutes before serving on top of the panna cotta.

Do you want the chance to be featured in our upcoming digital Chiamilk Cookbook? We want to share your incredible Chiamilk recipes with the world! Submit your favorite original recipe using Mamma Chia Organic Chiamilkand you may be selected to be featured online as well as win a $100 Gift Card to ShopMammaChia.com + a Mamma Chia Prize Pack!

Here’s How To Enter and Participate!

  • Create a culinary chia creation of your choice (puddings, bowls, muffins, smoothies, soups, salads, dips – you name it!)
    • Your recipe MUST include either variety of Mamma Chia Organic Chiamilk (of course)!
    • Mamma Chia Organic Chiamilk is available in both 28oz Unsweetened Original and 28oz Unsweetened Vanilla
  • Snap some before photos (ingredients & prep), during photos (your creative process) and after photos!
  • Share your delightful creation with us via the form below, following all the requirements and instructions.
    • You must include your step-by-step instructions and ingredients list.
    • Remember to share your wonderful photos!

You have until December 6th, 2020 to submit and participate! Selected recipes and prize-winners will be contacted mid-December and if selected, your recipe will be featured in the digital Chiamilk Cookbook launching in January 2021!

Be sure to check out the 2020 Mamma Chia Cookbook for inspiration!

Don’t forget to have fun, be creative & SEED YOUR SOUL!!!

6 Ingredient Chia Seed Bread

November 17th is National Homemade Bread Day and we have the perfect recipe for you to try out, especially if you’re looking for a tasty way to add the Magic of Chia! 🍞 This incredible 6 Ingredient Chia Seed Bread recipe is from our friend Meghan Shookman (@TheShooksLife) and makes 1 Loaf.

Ingredients: 

– 2 C ground flaxseed
– ¼ C hemp seeds
– ¼ C Mamma Chia chia seeds
– ¾ C almond meal
– 4 pasture-raised eggs
– ¾ C kombucha

Directions:

Step 1:
 Preheat the oven to 320 degrees Fahrenheit then combine the flaxseed, hemp seeds, chia seeds and almond meal in a large mixing bowl.

Step 2: Add the eggs and kombucha, mixing well.

Step 3: Pour the mixture into a loaf pan lined with parchment paper (easier removal and no clean-up!) then top with additional hemp seeds. Bake for 1 hour, remove from the pan to cool for 5-10 minutes and enjoy!

Golden Chiamilk Latte? Yes, Please!

Our friend Jessica Zogg (@Zogg.Fit) crafted this amazing and easy-to-make Golden Chiamilk Latte recipe using our Organic Unsweetened Vanilla Chiamilk and we had to share it with the world! It’s the perfect winter-weather beverage: caffeine-free & dairy-free, vegan and oh so deliciously comforting! 🍂❄️  
Ingredients:

Do you want the chance to be featured in our upcoming digital Chiamilk Cookbook? We want to share your incredible Chiamilk recipes with the world! Submit your favorite original recipe using Mamma Chia Organic Chiamilk and you may be selected to be featured online as well as win a $100 Gift Card to ShopMammaChia.com + a Mamma Chia Prize Pack!

Here’s How To Enter and Participate!

  • Create a culinary chia creation of your choice (puddings, bowls, muffins, smoothies, soups, salads, dips – you name it!)
    • Your recipe MUST include either variety of Mamma Chia Organic Chiamilk (of course)!
    • Mamma Chia Organic Chiamilk is available in both 28oz Unsweetened Original and 28oz Unsweetened Vanilla
  • Snap some before photos (ingredients & prep), during photos (your creative process) and after photos!
  • Share your delightful creation with us via the form below, following all the requirements and instructions.
    • You must include your step-by-step instructions and ingredients list.
    • Remember to share your wonderful photos!

You have until December 6th, 2020 to submit and participate! Selected recipes and prize-winners will be contacted mid-December and if selected, your recipe will be featured in the digital Chiamilk Cookbook launching in January 2021!


Be sure to check out the 2020 Mamma Chia Cookbook for inspiration!

Don’t forget to have fun, be creative & SEED YOUR SOUL!!!

Vegetarian Stuffed Jack-O-Lantern Bell Peppers

Spooky season calls for spooky seasonings! Celebrate Halloween with these hauntingly delicious (and CHIA-fied) Vegetarian Stuffed Jack-O-Lantern Bell Peppers!

Makes 4 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 4 organic bell peppers (preferably large and orange!)
  • 1 cup organic quinoa
  • 1 cup organic rice
  • 2 cups vegetable stock (or water)
  • 2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 15-ounce can organic black beans (drained)
  • 1 cup organic whole kernel corn
  • 1 tsp vegetable or olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Mamma Chia Organic Black Chia Seeds
  • Optional toppings: salsa, lime juice, avocado, cilantro, diced red onion

Instructions:

  1. Cook quinoa and rice with vegetable stock in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Once boiling, reduce heat, cover, and simmer until all liquid is absorbed.
  2. Cut orange bell peppers however you like and keep fresh or cook them in the oven at 357° F and lightly brush with vegetable or olive oil
  3. Add cooked quinoa and rice into a bowl and mix in the seasonings, beans, corn and Chia Seeds.
  4. Scoop into the bell peppers and serve with toppings of choice!
  5. Enjoy this spooky treat with your favorite ghosts & ghouls!

Tag us in your creations on social media using #TrickOrChia and @MammaChia! 🎃✨

Mummy Chia Upcycling Craft!

Upcycling can be so fun, it’s spooky! 👻  We’re loving these easy-to-make monstrous Mummy Chia party favors made from empty Chia Squeeze pouches! Check out our how-to guide below and get creative!


All you need is:
– Empty Chia Squeeze pouches
– Cheesecloth
– Sharpie or black marker
– Googly eyes
– Glue (we recommend Tessa Bunny’s Organic Non-Toxic School Glue)

Step 1) After enjoying your Chia Squeeze pouches, safely cut off the tops (right under the Mamma Chia logo works best) using scissors and clean the interior with soap and water.

Step 2) Coat the exterior of the pouch with glue and begin wrapping the cheesecloth around the pouch in good-ol mummy making fashion (there’s no wrong way). Once you get enough of a mummy look, cut and glue the end to the pouch to secure the wrap.

Step 3) Glue on the googly eyes and use the black marker or sharpie to give your mummy an expressive mouth. Happy? Concerned? Shocked? It’s up to you!

Steph 4) And that’s a wrap! Just load up with treats of your choice and share the fun!

We love to see how yours turn out! Tag us on Social Media with your creations using #TrickOrChia and @MammaChia!

October is Non-GMO Month!

October is Non-GMO month, which celebrates everyone’s right to choose whether or not to consume genetically modified foods. All of Mamma Chia’s products are Non-GMO Project Verified and Certified Organic, which reflects our commitment to building a better, more transparent food system!

We believe that by choosing to go non-GMO, you’re supporting an agricultural system that respects Mamma Earth’s biodiversity and helps provide a safe, healthy food supply for future generations! And remember, Certified Organic is always Non-GMO! ✅

In Celebration of Non-GMO Month: Together We Can Create the Future We Want

Harvest season is upon us! This Non-GMO Month, we celebrate kindness and community; coming together during times of hardship; and the necessity of caring for each other and our planet. This caring revolves around one of our most basic needs: food.

Communities grow around food. From our small local farms to folks delivering groceries to their neighbors in times of need, some of our strongest bonds are based on food. Many of us learned this year just how much we rely on our favorite brands at the grocery store. From producers to retail staff, everyone along the supply chain worked harder than ever to keep our community safe, healthy and nourished in an uncertain landscape.

GMOs were first introduced in the 1990s with a shocking lack of public awareness: The news that novel organisms were entering the food supply simply wasn’t shared with the people who would end up eating them. Thankfully, not everyone was in the dark: Natural foods stores, in particular, began looking for ways to answer customer concerns about GMOs. Two retailers led the charge: The Natural Grocery Company in Berkeley, California, and The Big Carrot Natural Food Market in Toronto, Ontario. Through their combined efforts to create a shared definition of GMOs and a labeling mechanism for non-GMO foods, the Non-GMO Project was born.

Today, new GMOs — created with emerging technologies — continue to enter the food supply. The transparency of the Non-GMO Project Verified label means that trust and simplicity can still guide the choices we make at the store. While the people at the Non-GMO Project continue their work to protect our genetic inheritance — tracking where our food comes from and how it is produced  — we are committed to bringing non-GMO choices to our customers. We wish a happy and healthy Non-GMO Month to you and your family.

 

Make sure to look for the Butterfly 🦋when shopping and remember, organic is ALWAYS non-GMO!

Better Breakfast Month!

Did you know that September is Better Breakfast Month? In order to encourage people young and old to start their day with a better-for-you breakfast, September 26th is also officially considered Better Breakfast Day! There’s no better way to give your first meal of the day a delicious, soul-powering boost of nutrients than by incorporating some creamy and delicious Organic Chiamilk! Check out our tips below on how Chiamilk can easily make your everyday breakfast routine, well… better!

Our delicious and creamy Mamma Chia Organic Chiamilk is a dairy-free, plant-based milk alternative made from nutrient-rich chia seeds! It is a nutritional powerhouse with essential Omega-3, MCT, more calcium than a glass of traditional milk and zero grams of sugar.

Available in both Unsweetened Original and Unsweetened Vanilla, our creamy and delicious Chiamilk has only 60-70 calories per serving, 0g of sugar and still packs a nutritional chia punch. As with all Mamma Chia products, it is USDA Certified Organic, Non-GMO Verified, 100% vegan and free from lactose, soy and gluten! Here are just a few ways you can enjoy our Organic Chiamilk for breakfast:

In your coffee!

With your favorite cereal!

In a smoothie or smoothie bowl!

Pineapple Banana Smoothie Bowl
Recipe by: Melissa P.

• 1 c frozen pineapple
• 1 1/2 very ripe frozen bananas
• 1 tsp blue spirulina powder
• Splash of our Organic Unsweetened Vanilla Chiamilk

Or enjoy a cold glass straight out of the bottle to add the Magic of Chia to any breakfast!

Berry Cream Popsicles with Chiamilk!

Cool off this summer with this DIY Berry Cream Popsicle recipe featuring Mamma Chia Organic Chiamilk by the incredible Rachel Mistry, MS, RDN! ☀️  We’re obsessed with these delicious, healthy treats that ae great for you and your little ones – not to mention they are vegan and packed with Omega-3 from chia!

Grab a blender and combine:

1 cup of blueberries
1/2 cup coconut (or choice of) yogurt
1.5 cups Mamma Chia Organic Vanilla Chiamilk
1 Tbsp sweeter of choice (ex: maple syrup or honey)

Pour the mixture into a popsicle mold and freeze for 4+ hours and enjoy!

Check out some of Rachel’s other amazing recipes on her website HERE!

Beat the Heat with Mamma Chia & Kodiak Cakes

Did you know that 2020 is on track to rank in the top five hottest years on record? But don’t let the heat get you down, Mamma Chia and Kodiak Cakes have come together to keep you adventuring all summer long! Check out some of our favorite summer activities that you can do from the sandy beaches of Mamma Chia’s coastal hometown to the mountain tops of Kodiak Cakes’ bear liar. We’ve even crafted four recipes with the nourishment you’ll need to help you keep cool along the way!

Surfing

It might seem a bit cliché, but surfing is synonymous with the summer – especially at Mamma Chia’s home base in Carlsbad, CA. No matter what your skill level, each summer day brings an opportunity for some wave-catching fun. If you’re just starting out, there’s surf lessons abound at almost every surfable beach up and down both the east and west coasts. If you’re an intermediate to advanced surfer, get out of your comfort zone and try riding a retro board or less common shape, such as a bonzer, mini simmons or asymmetrical design.

In a small mountain town surfing may seem an unlikely summer activity in the mountains, however; winter runoff keeps mountain lakes and reservoirs full and waiting to be used come summer. Whether you’re a boating fanatic who wakes up before dawn to make it to the lake, or someone who has never been on a boat before, wakesurfing is a sport for everyone! If you have a boat, you’re probably familiar with the ins and outs of wakesurfing and what you’ll need. If you’re just learning, make sure to bring a towel, a life jacket if you have one, and a good attitude. It may take a couple tries to stand up, but it’s worth the fun you’ll have riding the wave!

Nothing revitalizes after a sun-soaked surf session quite like an Acai Bowl. This recipe packs in nutrients from Mamma Chia Organic Unsweetened Original Chiamilk and Kodiak Cakes Crunchy Bars to help replenish your energy stores after a full day of catching waves and wake.

Click HERE for the recipe!

Caving

If you’re looking for a fun, out-of-the-box summer adventure, consider caving! Either by kayak or on foot. If renting a sea kayak, we recommend asking a local shop about the details. If you own a kayak (or SUP), make sure to do your research, especially when it comes to safety precautions and prerequisites. Group tours are always a good option as well. Whichever you choose, you have our word it’ll be an unforgettable experience!

The fun part about mountain caves is discovering the mysteries inside them. But caving in the mountains is a bit like geocaching, you’re going to have to hunt a little bit to find where the caves are hidden. When you do, make sure to be well equipped with a flashlight or headlamp, snacks, water, and an extra jacket. Some caves require a little more gear and knowledge than your own two legs and a flashlight for exploration. In that case, we suggest doing a little research or calling a shop in your area for more information.

When it comes to keeping hydrated on your caving adventure, you’ll want to plan ahead! We recommend mixing things up with this delicious Blended Chia Lemonade, made using Mamma Chia Organic Unsweetened Original Chiamilk, Kodiak Cakes Apricot Syrup, and Mamma Chia Organic Chia Seeds! Fill up a canteen to keep cold on your journey or save to enjoy for a post-caving toast!

Click HERE for the recipe!

Bonfire

There’s no better way to cap off a summer day than by gathering around a crackling bonfire with your friends and reveling about the day’s adventures. If you’re at the coast, a beach bonfire is an absolute must. Nothing beats the feeling of toes in the sand and the sound of crashing waves in the dark while you keep warm by a fire! Locate the nearest beach that permits bonfires, or – better yet – snag a public fire pit early in the evening as they tend to fill up quick in the summer months! Remember to bring all the beach bonfire essentials: firewood, matches (or lighter), beach chairs, beach blankets and a cooler with ice. We highly recommend starter sticks, old newspaper and lighter fluid to help get the flame going and stay alive.

High up in the mountains, gather around a campfire with your friends and enjoy the smell of fresh pine as you stay warm in the crisp mountain air. While you take turns sharing campfire stories & making s’mores, you’ll wonder where time went as the flames start dying down after a few hours and there are no more marshmallows left to roast. In addition to firewood and matches, don’t forget to bring along a warm blanket, bug spray, camp chairs, and – of course – s’more supplies. Lastly, remember to always double check fire danger in your area.

As for refreshments, bring along ingredients to shake up this special Summer Refresher featuring Mamma Chia Organic Blackberry Hibiscus Chia Beverages and Kodiak Cakes Mountain Berry Syrup!

Click HERE for the recipe!

Beat the Heat Summer Adventure Challenge

So, you’ve gone for a solid surf, marveled at some cool caves, and hosted the bonfire of the summer. Now you’re ready for our Beat the Heat Summer Adventure Challenge! First things first, a challenge like this calls for a nourishing breakfast like this Overnight Oats recipe. Yes, as the name implies, you’ll need to prep the night before using Mamma Chia Organic Wild Raspberry Chia Squeeze and Kodiak Cakes Power Oats. But, prepping ahead of time also means you can better “beat the heat” by getting an early start! Once you finish your breakfast, you’ll be ready to take on the challenge.

Click HERE for the recipe!

We’ve put our own spin on the classic bike-swim-run triathlon format, but you have the freedom to choose your intensity.

Leg One

Whether you find yourself on the coast or in the mountains, first plot your journey with a 6-12-mile bike ride to your favorite bay or mountain lake. You can choose to keep it casual with a brisk pedal on your beach cruiser, go all out on the road, or hit the trails on top your trusty mountain bike.

Leg Two

Once you arrive at your destination, get ready for a ¼ to ½ mile swim. If you want to use a wet suit, we suggest carrying it with you on the bike, or arranging with someone to have it ready for you before it’s time to take the plunge. Make sure to use landmarks for your swim entry and exit to track your distance.

Leg Three

You may be soaking wet, but it’s time for the final leg — a 1-3-mile run! Whether you choose to take on this leg from the sand, cement, or dirt, your legs will probably feel like you’re running through chia or syrup but keep your eyes on the prize—you’re almost done!

If you complete our Beat the Heat Summer Challenge, we want to hear about it! Track your distances, snap some photos of your journey, and share them with us on Instagram by tagging @mammachia & @kodiakcakes—we’d love to send you some coupons for crossing the finish line!

Lastly, don’t forget to enter our Beat the Heat Summer Giveaway for the chance to win an exclusive prize pack of Kodiak Cakes and Mamma Chia products & swag.

Vegan Mamma Mac & Chia-eese (with Chiamilk)!

July 14th is National Mac and Cheese Day! We put our own spin on the ultimate classic comfort food and crafted this amazing Vegan ‘Mamma Mac and Chia-eese’ using our Organic Unsweetened Original Chiamilk!

Vegan Cheese Recipe:
  • 2 cups potatoes (360 g), peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup carrots (135 g), peeled and chopped
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil (85 ml)
  • 1/2 cup Mamma Chia Organic Unsweetened Original Chiamilk
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast (8 tbsp)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
Instructions
  1. Boil or steam the potatoes and carrots in a large pot for about 20 minutes or until soft.
  2. Cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  3. Place all the vegan cheese ingredients in a blender (including the cooked potatoes and carrots) and blend until smooth.
  4. Mix the cooked pasta and the vegan cheese in the pot and serve immediately
Tips:
  • Add a little bit more Chiamilk if the sauce is too thick.
  • Peel the potatoes and the carrots if you like cheese with a smoother texture.
  • Feel free to add other spices like ground black pepper, paprika, cayenne flakes or fresh/dried herbs such oregano, basil, thyme, parsley or chives

 

Mamma Chia Organic Chiamilk comes in two delicious 28 oz. varieties: Unsweetened Original and Unsweetened Vanilla – and is available NOW at your nearest Sprouts Farmers Market and other fine retailers! Visit our store locator and find a location near you!

National Freezer Pop Day!

July 8th is National Freezer Pop Day and  we wanted to help celebrate by sharing some quick and easy DIY freezer pop recipes featuring our Organic Chia products! Disposable freezer tubes help make creating these frosty, on-the-go, refreshing snacks a breeze!

Mamma Chia Organic Chia Beverage Freezer Pop

Simply pour your favorite Organic Chia Beverage flavor (we used Blueberry Pomegranate) into the tube and place in your freezer for 1-2 hours. Once frozen, simply cut the top off and enjoy!

Strawberry Banana Chia Seed Smoothie Freezer Pop

Make a large batch of Strawberry Banana smoothie using:

*Feel free to get creative with different frozen fruits and other ingredients!

Blend ingredients until you get a thick and creamy texture. Make sure to mix our Organic Chia Seeds in after blending the smoothie with a spoon then pour into tubes, freeze for a couple hours, cut the top off and enjoy!

Check our online store finder to find a retailer near you or purchase our Chia Squeeze pouches and Chia Seeds directly from us on ShopMammaChia.com!

4 Recipes to Make Your 4th of July Sparkle! ✨

Fourth of July is right around the corner and we are leaping with joy for the festivities that are about to commence! There’s something about the good food and warm weather that makes our Souls sing! Looking back at childhood memories, we have to admit that food is half the fun! That said, we put together some healthy, chia-powered recipes for sharing that are not only delicious, but nutrient-packed too! Here are 4 fun and festive recipes to make your 4th of July sparkle with joy! 🇺🇸

Blissfully Patriotic Blueberry Pie [GLUTEN FREE]

This pie will take your 4th of July festivities to the next level! Sweet blueberries combine with our tasty Blackberry Bliss Chia Squeeze to make this a treat your guests will never forget (with half the guilt)!

Recipes to Make Your 4th of July Sparkle

Ingredients

For the dough:

  • 2 ½ cups organic all-purpose gluten free flour
  • 2 Tbsp. organic sugar
  • 1 tsp. xanthan gum
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 12 Tbsp. organic cold butter or vegetable shortening
  • 2 organic eggs
  • 4 tsp. organic lemon juice or vinegar

For the filling:

  • 5 cups fresh organic blueberries
  • 1 Tbsp. freshly squeezed organic lemon juice
  • 1 Mamma Chia Organic Blackberry Bliss Chia Squeeze
  • 3 Tbsp. organic cornstarch
  • ½ cup organic coconut sugar + extra for sprinkling on top
  • ¼ tsp. organic cinnamon
  • 1 large organic egg, beaten with 1 Tbsp. water (for egg wash).
    • Vegan? Use organic coconut oil!

Preparation

If using store-bought dough (which is totally fine!) skip steps 1-7:

  1. Mix together flour, xanthan gum, salt and sugar.
  2. Cut the butter or shortening into small chunks and work them into the flour mixture until crumbly.
  3. Whisk the egg and lemon juice or vinegar together till very foamy. Mix into the flour/butter mixture until it all hold together, adding 1-3 additional tablespoons of cold water if necessary.
  4. Shape dough into a large ball and refrigerate for a minimum of 1 hour (up to overnight).
  5. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and allow to rest at room temperature for 10-15 minutes before rolling.
  6. Cut mixture in half and roll into 2 balls (one for each crust or topping).
  7. With floured hands, roll 1 of the dough balls and place onto a sheet of floured parchment or wax paper.
  8. Lightly grease your 9” pie pan and place the bottom dough layer into the pan. Cover crust with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
  9. Roll out the other ball (your top crust) into a circle approximately 1 inch larger in diameter than pie pan. Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes. NOTE: If making a lattice crust, roll into 1/8 inch thick rectangle (approx. 11 x 14 inches). Cut into 10 separate strips (about ¾ inch wide). Cover strips in plastic wrap and chill for about 30 minutes.
  10. Place one oven rack on the bottom and one in the middle. Preheat your over to 400 degrees F.
  11. In a large bowl, whisk together lemon juice and Blackberry Bliss Chia Squeeze, gradually sprinkling in cornstarch, until smooth. Stir in coconut sugar and cinnamon. Fold in blueberries to coat. Let sit for about 5 minutes.
  12. Take crust out of refrigerator (if you haven’t done so already) and pour blueberry mixture into prepared bottom crust.
  13. Brush the rim of the crust with egg wash or coconut oil.
  14. Place top crust on and crimp together edges with fingertips to seal the bottom and top crusts. Be sure to cut some slits for ventilation. If using a cookie cutter to create a star vents, do so right before placing your crust on top of your pie. NOTE: If dough seems soft and warm, cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for about 20-30 minutes.
  15. Brust crust with egg wash or coconut oil, sprinkle with coconut sugar and place pie on baking sheet on the bottom rack for 20 minutes.
  16. Reduce heat to 375 degrees F and transfer pie (while still on baking sheet) to center rack and continue baking for 30-40 minutes. If edges begin to brown, cover the edges with foil. If the entire top crust starts to brown too quickly, tent pie loosely with foil.
  17. Remove from oven and let cool to set and thicken. Serve with vanilla ice cream and enjoy!

Red, White, and Blue Chia Pudding (Serves 4)

Layer it up and get a spoonful of this quick treat! This festive snack is vegan friendly so all souls can enjoy during your Fourth of July celebration.

Recipes to Make Your 4th of July Sparkle

Ingredients

Red Layer

  • 1/3 cup Mamma Chia Organic Chia Seeds
  • 1/4 cup organic raspberries
  • 1/4 cup organic strawberries
  • 1 cup organic non-dairy milk (we used full-fat coconut milk in a can)
  • 1 Tbsp of organic sweetener of your choice: agave, maple syrup, honey, etc. (Optional)

White Layer

Blue Layer

Preparation

  1. Prepare each layer one at a time.
    1. Red Layer – Place raspberries, strawberries, dairy-free milk, and sweetener (optional) into a blender. Blend ingredients together until its smooth. Pour into a sealed container and add chia seeds. Stir the seeds with the liquid until completely mixed. Cover and place in refrigerator.
    2. White Layer – Mix dairy-free milk in a small bowl or container with chia seeds, agave, and vanilla extract. Cover and place in refrigerator.
    3. Blue Layer –In a blender combine dairy-free milk and blueberries, blending until smooth. Move liquid to a sealed container and add the remaining chia seeds to the mixture and stir. Cover and place in the refrigerator
  2. Let all 3 layers sit overnight allowing the chia seeds to fully expand and create a pudding-like consistency. NOTE: It often helps to mix the pudding again after the 1st hour being chilled.
  3. Take all 3 chia puddings out and begin to layer each color on top of one another one at a time in a clear glass or bowl.
  4. Feel free to garnish with extra berries leftover and enjoy!

Patriotic Pops (Makes 6 pops)

“Beet” the heat with these healthy pops that include our newest Chia Squeeze flavor, Cherry Beet, to add some tartness to everyone’s favorite frozen treat!

Recipes to Make Your 4th of July Sparkle

Ingredients

Red Layer

White Layer

  •  2 cups non-dairy yogurt (we used So-Delicious Vanilla flavored Coconut Milk yogurt)

Blue Layer

Extra supplies you’ll need:

  • 5 oz paper cups
  • Paper straws or wooden popsicle sticks

Preparation

  1. Red Layer – Blend one Cherry Beet Chia Squeeze with raspberries and strawberries until it reaches a purée consistency. Set aside 6 paper cups, these will be your Popsicle molds. Disperse the red layer equally into all 6 cups and immediately place in the freezer for 2 hours.
  2. White Layer – Once the red layer is frozen, remove molds from the freezer and add any non-dairy yogurt of your choice to the mold to create the middle white layer. When finished adding the second layer, gently add paper straws or Popsicle sticks.  If you decide to use paper straws, snip each straw in half so the stick won’t be too long when placed into the mold. Place pops back in to the freezer for 2 more hours.
  3. Blue Layer – Blend one Wild Raspberry Chia Squeeze and blueberries until ingredients are completely puréed. Remove pops one last time and add the final layer. Place pops back into the freezer and let it sit overnight.
  4. Remove pops when you’re ready to eat. Run the paper cups under warm running water, rotating the cup around for 30 seconds. Carefully twist and pull pop from mold and enjoy!

Red, White and Blue Chia Pudding Yogurt Parfait by Melissa P.

@Melissa_Gin_Khaao‘s Pink Dragonfruit/blue spirulina chia pudding with raspberry/blueberry compote, granola and vanilla greek yogurt.

Ingredients:
 ▪ 1 Cup Chia Pudding:
        ▪ 1/4 Cup Mamma Chia Organic Black Chia Seeds
        ▪ 3/4 Cup Mamma Chia Organic Unsweetened Vanilla Chiamilk
        ▪ 1 Tbsp Cream of Coconut
        ▪ 1 Tsp Almond Extract
        • 1 Tsp Blue Spirulina
        • 1 Tsp Pink Dragonfruit Powder
▪ For Parfait Add:
        • Granola
        • Vanilla Greek Yogurt
        • Organic Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackberries & Blueberries
Preparation:
Begin by preparing both a red and blue Chia Pudding using the chia seeds, Chiamilk, cream of coconut, almond extract and either the blue spirulina or pink dragonfruit powder. Each 1/4 cup of chia seeds combined with the other ingredients and soaked in the refrigerator overnight will create 1 cup of colorful chia pudding!
Once your red and blue chia puddings are ready to go, combine in a cup by layering with your choice of granola, Greek Yogurt (we recommend vanilla) and an assortment of organic strawberries and raspberries for reds and organic blackberries and blueberries for blues!

Chiarrific Memorial Day Weekend Recipes! 🇺🇸

Memorial Day Weekend is here and since it’s the unofficial kick-off of the summer season, we wanted to share some festive and patriotic summertime recipes with chia that are perfect for any at-home celebration!

Red, White and Blue Chia Pudding Yogurt Parfait by Melissa P.

@Melissa_Gin_Khaao‘s Pink Dragonfruit/blue spirulina chia pudding with raspberry/blueberry compote, granola and vanilla greek yogurt.

Ingredients:
 ▪ 1 Cup Chia Pudding:
        ▪ 1/4 Cup Mamma Chia Organic Black Chia Seeds
        ▪ 3/4 Cup Mamma Chia Organic Unsweetened Vanilla Chiamilk
        ▪ 1 Tbsp Cream of Coconut
        ▪ 1 Tsp Almond Extract
        • 1 Tsp Blue Spirulina
        • 1 Tsp Pink Dragonfruit Powder
▪ For Parfait Add:
        • Granola
        • Vanilla Greek Yogurt
        • Organic Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackberries & Blueberries
Preparation:
Begin by preparing both a red and blue Chia Pudding using the chia seeds, Chiamilk, cream of coconut, almond extract and either the blue spirulina or pink dragonfruit powder. Each 1/4 cup of chia seeds combined with the other ingredients and soaked in the refrigerator overnight will create 1 cup of colorful chia pudding!
Once your red and blue chia puddings are ready to go, combine in a cup by layering with your choice of granola, Greek Yogurt (we recommend vanilla) and an assortment of organic strawberries and raspberries for reds and organic blackberries and blueberries for blues!

Patriotic Vegan Pops (Makes 6!)

“Beet” the heat with these healthy pops that include our newest Chia Squeeze flavor, Cherry Beet, to add some tartness to everyone’s favorite frozen treat!

Ingredients:

Red Layer

White Layer

  • 2 cups non-dairy yogurt (we used So-Delicious Vanilla flavored Coconut Milk yogurt)

Blue Layer

Extra supplies you’ll need:

  • 5 oz paper cups
  • Paper straws or wooden popsicle sticks

Preparation

  1. Red Layer – Blend one Cherry Beet Chia Squeeze with raspberries and strawberries until it reaches a purée consistency. Set aside 6 paper cups, these will be your Popsicle molds. Disperse the red layer equally into all 6 cups and immediately place in the freezer for 2 hours.
  2. White Layer – Once the red layer is frozen, remove molds from the freezer and add any non-dairy yogurt of your choice to the mold to create the middle white layer. When finished adding the second layer, gently add paper straws or Popsicle sticks.  If you decide to use paper straws, snip each straw in half so the stick won’t be too long when placed into the mold. Place pops back in to the freezer for 2 more hours.
  3. Blue Layer – Blend one Wild Raspberry Chia Squeeze and blueberries until ingredients are completely puréed. Remove pops one last time and add the final layer. Place pops back into the freezer and let it sit overnight.
  4. Remove pops when you’re ready to eat. Run the paper cups under warm running water, rotating the cup around for 30 seconds. Carefully twist and pull pop from mold and enjoy!

Seed Your Cinco with Our Favorite Chia-rita Recipe!

Add a little sabor y alegría to your stay-at-home Cinco de Mayo celebration with this deliciosa Chia-rita recipe! Our revitalizing Organic Chia Beverages pair with any tequila (or skip the tequila for a fun, alcohol-free mocktail), making these Chia-ritas the perfect Cinco de Mayo refresher the whole familia can enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 1 Mamma Chia Organic Chia Beverage (we recommend Strawberry Lemonade!)
  • 1/4 cup tequila of your choice
  • 2 tablespoons of Simple Syrup (or check out this DIY simple syrup recipe)
  • sliced limes
  • 1 cup crushed ice

Instructions:

Add your Mamma Chia Organic Chia Beverage, tequila, simple syrup and crushed ice in a shaker. Shake and mix well. Salt the rim of your glass before pouring, then garnish with a slice of lime! ¡Salud!

Our Favorite Ways to Celebrate Mom this Mamma’s Day!

We have so much love and admiration for all the wonderful Mammas in this world! They’ve taught us so much and have helped us become the souls we are today. When it comes to Mamma’s Day, even a small showing of appreciation can go a long way. Here are some of our favorite ways to honor and celebrate the moms, grandmas, aunts, besties, and fur-mammas in our lives!

Make Her A Homemade Card!

Nothing beats the sentiment of a handmade card! No matter what your creativity level is, they will enjoy the love and hard work you put into making something just for them! Here are some DIY tips and ideas from The Spruce Crafts to help fet you started: https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/card-making-tips-and-tricks-4114150

Gift her a MantraBand Bracelet, Necklace or Ring!

Their jewelry promotes a lifestyle of optimism, positivity, and mindfulness and are made to inspire. They are the reminders to choose happiness, to live what you love and to be present in every moment. They are also a member of 1% For The Planet, just like us!

Create a Chia inspired recipe for her to enjoy!

If you’re looking for some incredibly creative a delicious recipes to try at home, look no further than the Mamma Chia Cookbook! It’s free to download and features our favorite foodies and their amazing recipes, all of which are packed with immunity-boosting Omega-3, protein, fiber, antioxidants, and calcium from chia!

Here is one of our favorites:

Click HERE to download your very own copy today!

Send Her Flowers!

Flowers are the absolute classic that never fails! We recommend researching and supporting a local flower shop, it’s always great to support local, especially this year!

Create a Personalized Self Love Care Package!

Some ideas of what to include inside:

-Face Masks

-Candles

-Bath Bombs

-Nail polish

-Lotions

-Sunscreens

Schedule a Zoom, FaceTime or Regular call!

All Mom really wants is for you to call more often. With the emergence and ease of video calling over the past couple months, some quality face to face time even from afar will be an absolute joy for her! Just remember to give her your time and full attention and remember it’s the little things that count! Aside from catching up, we love these ideas from Bustle on how best to celebrate your Mamma on the special day: https://www.bustle.com/p/how-to-celebrate-mothers-day-2020-on-zoom-22835820

Send her her favorite Mamma Chia Organic Chia Seed snacks

Whether you’ll be celebrating with them at home or sending them love from afar, give the special women in your life the gift of vitality, energy & strength! All of our Organic Chia Squeeze pouch flavors are available on our online store and on  Amazon!

Check out our Mamma’s Day sale going on NOW on our online store:

Spend $20 and receive 10% Off with code MAMMA10
Spend $30 and receive 15% Off with code MAMMA15
Spend $40 and receive 20% Off with code MAMMA20
Spend $50 and receive 25% Off with code MAMMA25
+ Free Shipping for All Orders over $49*

5 Ways to Greenify Your Home this Earth Day!

With more time spent at home and in honor of Earth Day this month, we’ve been thinking a lot about all the wonderfully sustainable ways you can greenify your home!

Plant a Garden! 🌿🌻

Herbs, veggies, fruits – if you have the space of a small yard or balcony, you can start growing your own produce. You can learn more about balcony gardening HERE.

Be Eco-Wise While Reducing Your Energy Bill! 💡

It’s the little things – closing your blinds and curtains to help cool your home on sunny days, keeping windows closed on colder days to retain heat, shutting off lights (plus switching to energy-efficient bulbs) and unplugging unused appliances when you leave the room and only running the washer and dryer or dishwasher for full loads. It all adds up! We’re spending more time at home, so to compensate, it certainly helps to be cognizant of your energy use. With a little effort, you’ll see less of an impact on your energy bill and if we all do our part, Mamma Earth benefits!

Switch to All-Natural Cleaning Products ! 🧼

An impactful, everyday change you can make in your homes is to ditch harsh chemical cleaners and use all-natural cleaning products. DIY is a great option (check out some options HERE) and there are plenty of great, natural brands to help you create a healthy home, such as our friends at Branch Basics!

Purchase Certified Organic and Eco-Conscious products!🍴🌎

Opting for Certified Organic products has a major impact on the planet. Organic farming practices reduce pollution and soil erosion, increase soil fertility, conserve water, and use less energy. They are better for the environment because their production doesn’t demand the use of cheap, harmful chemicals. Supporting organic avoids a large environmental impact from the use of pesticides, which can be carried as runoff to watersheds when it rains, affecting the water quality in surrounding areas. All Mamma Chia products are USDA Certified Organic an Non-GMO Project Verified!

Reduce and Reuse! ♻️

We’ve all grown up knowing the importance of recycling, but you can make an even larger positive impact on  he environment by ensuring you reduce and reuse as much as you can! There are so many items we typically discard that can easily find new life and fulfill a second purpose around your home. Those coffee grounds, potato peelings, brown bananas and rotten peas are perfect compost for your garden. You can purchase an affordable compost bin or learn how to make your own HERE!

You can also enjoy The Magic of Chia without leaving home! Here are the wonderful ways you can have Mamma Chia delivered straight to your door or available for curbside pickup!

  • Directly from us at ShopMammaChia.com
    • Organic Chia Squeeze and Chia Seeds are available
  • Amazon
    • Organic Chia Squeeze available
  • Target via Shipt and Walmart online order
  • iHerb
    • Organic Chia Squeeze and Chia Seeds available
  • Albertsons, Vons, and Safeway home delivery via Instacart
    • Organic Chia Squeeze, Chia Beverages and Chia Protein Smoothies
  • Thrive Market
    • Organic Chia Squeeze and Chia Seeds available
  • Lucky Vitamin
    • Organic Chia Squeeze and Chia Seeds available
  • Vitacost
    • Organic Chia Squeeze available
  • Canada 🇨🇦: Well.CA

*All are subject to availability*

Be 1% Better with Mamma Chia

With Earth Day just around the corner, we’re excited to spread the word on how simple it is to #BeOnePercentBetter and join us as a 1% for the Planet Member!

The 1% for the Planet seal indicates that businesses, such as Mamma Chia, donate 1% of annual sales to environmental nonprofits. Every time you buy a product with a 1% for the Planet logo, a portion of your purchase goes back to Mamma Earth!

Like businesses, 1% for the Planet offers flexible giving options for individuals and advise them to ensure their giving aligns with the issues they care about most.

Through 1% for the Planet, Mamma Chia is dedicated to uplifting both the soul of humanity and the soul of the planet. For us, it is absolutely essential to be on the forefront of positive change – and that means doing good every step of the way.

By supporting Mamma Chia and other brands in the 1% family, you’re helping to amplify impact and commit to something bigger than all of us. You can always support the 1% for the Planet network through your purchases. The next time you buy, keep an eye out for the logo.

With a little bit of research, you can make sure that you support business as a force for good and #BeOnePercentBetter!

Check out how you can #BeOnePercentBetter through offers from Mamma Chia (20% off storewide ShopMammaChia.com with code OnePercent20) and our fellow 1% for the Planet Members here: https://www.onepercentfortheplanet.org/offers

Learn more about how you can join as an individual or business at https://www.onepercentfortheplanet.org/join

Green Recipes to Help Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day!

Top o’the morning to ya! Looking for some delicious and nutrient packed ways to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day at home? Well, you’re in luck! We’ve put together 3 of our most magical (and greenest) chia-powered recipes that will have you doing a jig all through the day! Enjoy!

Spinach Pineapple Banana Smoothie Bowl – By Melissa P. (@Melissa_Gin_Khaao)

We dare you to find a pot o’gold greener and more yummy than this amazing Spinach Pineapple Banana Smoothie Bowl featuring our Organic Green Magic Chia Squeeze!

Ingredients:

• 1/2 Mamma Chia Organic Green Magic Chia Squeeze Pouch

• 1/2 c frozen spinach

• 1 c frozen pineapple

• 2 very ripe frozen bananas

• 1/2 tsp blue green spirulina powder

Green Chia Pudding – By Amy Katz

There truly is a Chia Pudding for every occasion! This Green Chia Pudding featuring our NEW Organic Unsweetened Vanilla Chiamilk and Organic Chia Seeds will have you tasting a rainbow of delicious flavors!

Ingredients:

• Fresh spinach

• Medjool date (more or less for sweetness)

Organic Unsweetened Vanilla Chiamilk (or milk alternative of your choice)

Mamma Chia Organic Chia Seeds (3 tablespoons per 1 cup of liquid)

• Additional fruit for topping (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Create some “Green Chiamilk” my mixing the Chiamilk, spinach, and dates
  2. Pour the “Green Chiamilk” into a bowl with the Chia Seeds and continue stirring every few minutes for 15 minutes
  3. Let sit in the fridge for at least 1 hour or overnight
  4. Just before serving, stir again, then top with fruit and enjoy!

 

Superfood Green Smoothie – By Olena

Make your first round of the day a hearty pint of Superfood Green Smoothie!

Ingredients:

• 2 cups cold water

• 2 handfuls spinach

• 1 kale leaf, medium

• 1/2 long English cucumber, sliced

• 1/2 any apple, chopped and not cored/seeded/peeled

• 2 tbsp Mamma Chia Organic Chia Seeds

•  Juice from 1/2 lemon

Directions:

In a powerful blender, combine all ingredients and blend until smooth. If using a regular blender it is best to add the ingredients in the order listed above and press “pulse” on and off to get the blending process started. Then hit “grate” and “liquify” after. Pour into a glass, top with additional Chia Seeds, and enjoy!

The Best Indoor Plants to Help Seed Your Home!

You already know how the plant-based power of chia can help Seed Your Soul, but what type of plants are the go-to when you need to Seed Your Home? Well breath easy friends, because we did the research to help you see the forest for the trees and created this leafy list of the best indoor plants to help purify and refresh your interiors! 🌱

1. Peace Lily

  • Produces oxygen and removes ammonia, benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene
  • Requires some more attention, so make sure you’re not over or under watering and place them in a bright and shady spot. We recommend the bedroom!
  • Important to note that the flowers produce pollen!
  • Not a pet-friendly option

2. Spider Plant

  • Nature’s air purifier! Spider plants remove formaldehyde and xylene.
  • These are easy to care for and like bright, but not-direct, sunlight
  • Pet-friendly!

3. Snake Plant (Laurentii)

  • Have been shown to filter out chemicals like: benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, and toluene
  • Low maintenance!
  • Not pet-friendly

4. Aloe Vera

  • In addition to having anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, they are an air purifier and remove formaldehyde!
  • Easy to care for, just leave in a bright, sunny spot
  • Not pet-friendly

5. Bird’s Nest Fern

  • Ferns have been shown to filter formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene
  • They thrive in medium indirect light and humid environment. We recommend placing them in a bathroom with windows to provide natural light.
  • Pet-friendly!

6. Chrysanthemum Flowers

  • Pretty-in-pink and they help to filter out a host of toxins including ammonia and benzene, which is often found in plastics, detergents, and glue
  • They loves sunlight, we recommend having them brighten up a kitchen or living room near a window
  • Not pet-friendly

7. Chinese Evergreen

  • Proven to be an effective cleanser of formaldehyde and benzene, found in detergents and cosmetics
  • Tropical plant that enjoys low-lit and humid conditions. Great addition to the bathroom!
  • Not pet-friendly

 

Resources:

https://www.womenshealthmag.com/life/g26610281/best-indoor-plants/

https://www.countryliving.com/uk/wellbeing/a668/houseplants-to-purify-house-air/

Dating on a Budget: Fun and Affordable Valentine’s Day Dates!

Whether you’re a struggling student or you’re simply trying to live more financially savvy, you can still treat your main squeeze to a fun and intimate Valentine’s Day without breaking the bank! Here are some of our favorite date ideas that will still keep you on budget!

Take a Hike…Together!

Nothing beats the affordability of your own two feet! Take a romantic stroll on the beach at sunset or gear up and head to your local trail head and enjoy the great outdoors with your special someone! Don’t forget to pack our Chia Squeeze pouches for a snack!

Watch the Sunset (or Sunrise!)

It’s hard to think of anything more romantic than watching the sun go down while embracing your one and only. Something about watching watching Mamma Earth do her thang really sets the intimate vibe! If you can’t schedule in a sunset and you’re both early risers, the good news is this show runs more than once a day and is arguably equally as romantic – it’s just in reverse!

The Classic: Picnic at the Park

Go old school with this timeless date strategy! Grab a blanket and cooler or basket filled with snacks and beverages and head to your local park!

Here is a simple Mini Peanut Butter and Chia Jam Heart Sandwiches recipe that you can include in your snack bag:

Ingredients:

  • 4-6 pieces of bread of choice
  • Peanut Butter of choice
  • Jam or Jelly of choice
  • 1 tsp chia seeds

Directions:

  1. Mix chia seeds with jelly in a separate bowl 
  2. Place peanut putter onto bread with a knife and then spread the chia jelly and onto the other side of the bread
  3. Bring together and use cookie cutters to cut into fun shapes such as hearts!
  4. Put into a container or reusable bag (such as a Stasher Bag) and enjoy!
Photo from: stock.adobe.com

Bike Ride

A two-seater might be hard to get, but a bike ride together makes for a great time together. If you don’t own, chances are there is an affordable bike-share service in your town, perhaps even offering complimentary rides for new service! Cycling is not only a guaranteed good time, but it’s also an environmentally-friendly way to get some cardio in together and explore more of your town! Go ahead and bring along your picnic basket and stop at the park or beach for the ultimate timeless Valentine’s Day experience!

Stream & Swoon

Some might call it Netflix & Chill, but cliche or not you can’t argue with the money-saving affordability of a movie at home. If you’re already spending money on streaming services, you may as well make it a date!

Here is a DIY Garlic Butter Chia Seed Popcorn recipe to snack to ad some class to your home-theater experience:

Ingredients/Supplies:

  • 1 bag of plain microwavable popcorn
  • 1 large bowl
  • 3 tbsp melted butter OR melted coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder

Directions:

  1. Heat the butter (or coconut oil) so that it is fully melted. Cook the popcorn as directed.
  2. Once all kernels are popped, open the bag and drizzle with the butter (or coconut oil), shaking the bag after to ensure all kernels are evenly coated. Then sprinkle the chia seeds, onion powder, and garlic powder, and toss to event coat kernels once again. 
  3. Pour into a large bowl and enjoy!
Photo from: Sarah Remmer (www.yummymummyclub.ca)

 

6 Reasons You’ll Love Our Organic Prebiotic Chia Squeeze!

6 Reasons You’ll Love Our Organic Chia Prebiotic Squeeze!

1. Bursting with Essential Omega-3

The benefits of Omega-3 in Chia are profound! When compared gram for gram, chia contains an impressive 10 times more Omega-3 than salmon. Omega-3 is shown to be correlated with a wide variety of health benefits including decreased inflammation, lower cholesterol, heart health, brain health, improved digestion and skin, hair and nail health! The Heart Foundation recommends 1100mg of plant-based Omega-3 per day and Mamma Chia’s Organic Chia Prebiotic Squeeze provides more than enough with 1200mg of Omega-3 per pouch!

2. Rich in Gut-Healthy Prebiotics

Prebiotics are a type of dietary fiber that feed the probiotics (the good bacteria found in your gut) that help promote a happy digestive system. Unlike probiotics, prebiotics are not live bacteria and do not naturally grow in the gut. A diet rich in prebiotics, like those sourced from chia and Jerusalem artichoke in Mamma Chia’s Organic Chia Prebiotic Squeeze, helps to ensure that probiotics in the gut remain active and healthy, which in turn keeps your gut happy and healthy!

3. An Excellent Source of Fiber

Each pouch of Mamma Chia’s Organic Chia Prebiotic Squeeze is packed with 21% of your daily recommended dietary fiber, making it an excellent source!

4. No Added Sugar & Only 70 Calories

Full of flavor and powerful nutrients, our Chia Prebiotic Squeeze is a naturally delicious blend of hydrated organic chia seeds and organic fruit and vegetable puree. There’s no added sugar and each pouch is only a low 70 calories!

5. Great for On-The-Go!

Available in two flavorful varieties, Blueberry Acai and Strawberry Lemonade, our Organic Chia Prebiotic Squeeze are shelf-stable and perfect for lunchboxes, gym bags, yoga totes and backpacks as an anytime gut-friendly snack for souls of all ages!

6. Socially Responsible and Eco-Friendly

We at Mamma Chia believe in doing good every step of the way and are dedicated to uplifting both the soul of humanity and the soul of the planet. We are proud to be a Certified B Corp, a Certified Women-Owned Business and 1% For the Planet member because we love Mamma Earth and her people!

To find the closest retailer near you, click HERE!

6 Reasons to LOVE Chia in 2020!

How exactly does so much joy come from such a tiny seed? Although small in stature, chia is bursting with an immense supply of vitality, energy and strength. It may feel like magic, but the source is no mystery!

Omega-3

Omega-3 is a polyunsaturated fat and considered an essential fatty acid because it cannot be manufactured by the body. For such a tiny seed, chia is quite high in Omega-3, boasting more than 10x the amount of Omega-3 in salmon (when compared gram for gram). Studies have shown that Omega-3 fatty acids work to protect the heart by lowering blood pressure, bad cholesterol and inflammation!

Dietary Fiber

Chia seeds have both soluble and insoluble fiber, which can aid in digestion. The rich fiber content in chia seeds also helps people feel more full quicker!

Antioxidants

Research has shown that free radicals play a major role in disease formation and antioxidants reduce the effects of free radical damage, thus protecting healthy cells!

Complete Protein

Not only is the protein from chia plant-based, it’s also complete protein (or whole protein)! Complete protein contains the desired proportion of all nine essential amino acids believed to be necessary for the dietary needs of humans!

Calcium + Magnesium

Beyond Omega-3, fiber and protein, chia seeds are also a source of calcium, iron, potassium, phosphorous, magnesium and zinc! When compared gram for gram, chia seeds have 5x more calcium than milk and 15x more magnesium than broccoli!

You can discover the many benefits of chia seeds by enjoying your favorite Mamma Chia products!

5 Reasons To Seed Your Soul With Our Organic Chia Protein Smoothies!

5 Reasons to Seed Your Soul with our organic Chia Protein Smoothies!

1. Packed with Plant Protein

Protein is an essential building block of the body, supporting overall vitality and strength. Each bottle of our Organic Chia Protein Smoothies contains an impressive 13g of plant protein sourced from organic chia and organic pea protein. This complete protein contains the 9 essential amino acids not produced by our bodies that are needed from the foods we eat!

2. High in MCT & Essential Nutrients

MCT, or medium-chain triglycerides, are high-quality fats that are easily absorbed and burned by the body for optimal energy and focus. Our Organic Chia Protein Smoothies contain 2100mg of MCT. Chia is one of the most nutrient-rich foods on the planet and each bottle is packed with 1600mg Omega-3, plant protein, fiber, calcium, powerful antioxidants… the list goes on!. The combination of MCT, plant protein, and chia offer a truly powerful way to bring vitality to your day!

3. Smooth, Creamy, and Delicious!

Our plant-based, Organic Chia Protein Smoothies are naturally smooth, creamy and delicious with only 9g of sugar!

4. Great for On-the-Go!

Available in two flavorful 12oz. varieties, Strawberry Banana & Tropical Mango, our Organic Chia Protein Smoothies are a satisfying anytime beverage that naturally provides the vitality to power your soul’s purpose!

5. Socially Responsible and Eco-Friendly

We at Mamma Chia believe in doing good every step of the way and are dedicated to uplifting both the soul of humanity and the soul of the planet. We are proud to be a Certified B Corp, a Certified Women-Owned Business and 1% For the Planet member because we love Mamma Earth and her people!

To find the closest retailer near you, click HERE!

Mamma Chia Beverage Cap DIY Upcycle Ornament

Looking to brighten up your Christmas tree with some extra special messages of holiday cheer? Look no further, because Mamma Chia has you covered…with our caps! No pun intended, but we do intend to show you our quick and easy DIY method of crafting your favorite Mamma Chia under-the-cap messages of joy and gratitude into awesome little upcycled ornaments! Happy Holidays!

What you need:

  • Hot glue gun (Parental supervision advised!)
  • Any type of cording, ribbon, or string in any color (We purchased this one at Target HERE)
  • As many Chia beverage caps that you would like to make into ornaments (Pick your favorite quotes!)
  • Ruler (To measure the string)
  • Sharpie (Any color)

Instructions:

  1. Measure out the string to about 5.5 – 6 inches
  2. Mark a dot on the back of the cap on where you want the string to point up (This is just to make sure it is glued in the right spot and stays straight!)
  3. Tie the string together at both ends so that it makes a loop
  4. Make a small dot of hot glue and place the tied end on the glue
  5. Add another dot of glue on top of that to ensure the string is attached and let dry for a couple minutes
  6. Voila! Your new ornaments are done and are ready to be hung!

4-Ingredient Coconut Chia Clusters

4-Ingredient Coconut Chia Clusters (VEGAN)

By, Lauren Sephton

ABRIGHTMOMENT.com

@BrightMomentCo

Servings: 6

Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Cook Time: 10 Minutes

Cooling Time: 30 Minutes

Total Time: 45 Minutes

Ingredients:

½ Cup Coconut Flakes

¼ Cup Pumpkin Seeds

2-3 tsp. Chia Seeds

2 tbsp. Maple Syrup (Or Honey)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. In a bowl, mix all the ingredients together
  3. On a sheet pan lined with parchment paper, drop 2 tbsp. scoops onto the pan
  4. Squeeze the coconut clusters together with your fingers or two spoons
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until golden brown
  6. Tip: If the maple syrup seems to be a little runny, then use a spoon to push it back together after it is done baking
  7. Allow the coconut clusters to cool for at least 30 minutes

Recipe by: Lauren Sephton

ABRIGHTMOMENT.com

@BrightMomentCo

 

Do you want a chance to be featured in the first-ever digital Mamma Chia Cookbook? We want to share your Chia-rrific recipes with the world! Submit your favorite Chia-fied culinary creation and you may be selected to be featured online as well as win a $50 Gift Card to ShopMammaChia.com AND a Mamma Chia Prize Pack including Mamma Chia Product, Beverage Vouchers, apparel and more!

Here’s how to enter and participate!

  • Create a culinary chia creation of your choice (puddings, bowls, muffins, smoothies, soups, salads, dips – you name it!)
    • Your recipe MUST include chia (of course)! This can be done through the inclusion of chia seeds or using any Mamma Chia products.
  • Snap some before (ingredients & prep), during (your creative process) and after photos!
  • Share your delightful creation with us via the form below, following all the requirements and instructions.
    • You must include your step-by-step instructions and ingredients list.
    • Remember to share your wonderful photos!

You have until December 6th to submit and participate! Selected recipes and prize-winners will be contacted mid-December and if selected, your recipe will be featured in the first ever digital Mamma Chia Cookbook launching in January 2020! Don’t forget to have fun, be creative and SEED YOUR SOUL! 💜

ENTER HERE!

Pumpkin Spice Latte Chia Overnight Oats

Pumpkin Spice Latte Chia Overnight Oats

By: Ansley Beutler (@The.Fit.Peach)

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Pumpkin Purée
  • 2 Cups Nut Milk
  • 4 Tbsp Chia Seeds
  • 1 1/2 Tsp Pumpkin Spice
  • 2 Shots Espresso or 1/3 Cup Extra Strong Coffee
  • 1/4 Tsp Sea Salt
  • 2 Cups Rolled Oats (Use gluten-free if desired)

Toppings (Optional)

  • Dollop of Yogurt (Greek or Dairy-Free)
  • Chopped Nuts of Choice (She used pecans here)
  • Extra Sprinkle of Pumpkin Spice
  • Nut Butter

Directions:

  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the pumpkin puree and nut milk until there are only a few pumpkin lumps left
  • Add in the chia seeds, pumpkin spice, espresso or coffee, and sea salt and continue to mix
  • Stir in rolled oats and mix to coat
  • Pour mixture into 1 large airtight container (or individual containers) and store in fridge overnight (at least 6 hours)
  • Top with toppings of choice and enjoy!

Check out Ansley’s other delicious recipes on her Instagram and Website!

 

Do you want a chance to be featured in the first-ever digital Mamma Chia Cookbook? We want to share your Chia-rrific recipes with the world! Submit your favorite Chia-fied culinary creation and you may be selected to be featured online as well as win a $50 Gift Card to ShopMammaChia.com AND a Mamma Chia Prize Pack including Mamma Chia Product, Beverage Vouchers, apparel and more!

Here’s how to enter and participate!

  • Create a culinary chia creation of your choice (puddings, bowls, muffins, smoothies, soups, salads, dips – you name it!)
    • Your recipe MUST include chia (of course)! This can be done through the inclusion of chia seeds or using any Mamma Chia products.
  • Snap some before (ingredients & prep), during (your creative process) and after photos!
  • Share your delightful creation with us via the form below, following all the requirements and instructions.
    • You must include your step-by-step instructions and ingredients list.
    • Remember to share your wonderful photos!

You have until December 6th to submit and participate! Selected recipes and prize-winners will be contacted mid-December and if selected, your recipe will be featured in the first ever digital Mamma Chia Cookbook launching in January 2020! Don’t forget to have fun, be creative and SEED YOUR SOUL! 💜

ENTER HERE!

Strawberry Rhubarb Chia Pudding – By Meghan Shookman

🍓 Strawberry Rhubarb Chia Pudding 🍓

Recipe By: Meghan Shookman (@TheShooksLife)

Ingredients:

Vanilla Cinnamon Chia Pudding
– 1 1/2 Cups Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
– 1/2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
– 1/4 Teaspoons cinnamon
– 1/4 Cups + 2 Tablespoons Mamma Chia Organic Chia Seeds
Strawberry Rhubarb Jam
-2 1/2 Cups Strawberries (Quartered)
-1 Cups of Rhubarb, Sliced (1-2 stalks)
-4 Tablespoons Maple or Date Syrup
-2 Tablespoons Mamma Chia Organic Chia Seeds
-Squeeze of Lemon Juice
Garnish
– Additional fresh sliced strawberries
– Chopped nuts or a grain-free granola

Directions:

Step 1: Make the chia pudding by adding the almond milk and seasonings to a mason jar. Stir to combine. Add the chia seeds and stir until evenly distributed. Place in the refrigerator overnight. Note that I always recommend adding the chia seeds after you’ve mixed everything else together because the seeds very quickly start to clump and adhere to the mixture. Combining the other ingredients first ensures more even distribution of the flavoring.

Step 2: Make the Strawberry Rhubarb Chia Jam by adding the strawberries, rhubarb and maple (or date) syrup to a small pot over medium heat on the stove top. Stir to combine and continue heating until bubbling. Once bubbling, mash the strawberries and rhubarb with a fork or potato masher, then add the chia seeds. Cook for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until thickened. Remove from heat and give it a squeeze of lemon. Store in a covered mason jar for up to a week.

Step 3: Layer equal amounts of the jam into 3-4 glasses or mason jars. Top with the chia pudding once it has set and garnish with additional freshly sliced strawberries as well as chopped nuts or granola.

Check out Meghan’s other amazing creations and recipes on her Instagram and Website!

 

Do you want a chance to be featured in the first-ever digital Mamma Chia Cookbook? We want to share your Chia-rrific recipes with the world! Submit your favorite Chia-fied culinary creation and you may be selected to be featured online as well as win a $50 Gift Card to ShopMammaChia.com AND a Mamma Chia Prize Pack including Mamma Chia Product, Beverage Vouchers, apparel and more!

Here’s how to enter and participate!

  • Create a culinary chia creation of your choice (puddings, bowls, muffins, smoothies, soups, salads, dips – you name it!)
    • Your recipe MUST include chia (of course)! This can be done through the inclusion of chia seeds or using any Mamma Chia products.
  • Snap some before (ingredients & prep), during (your creative process) and after photos!
  • Share your delightful creation with us via the form below, following all the requirements and instructions.
    • You must include your step-by-step instructions and ingredients list.
    • Remember to share your wonderful photos!

You have until December 6th to submit and participate! Selected recipes and prize-winners will be contacted mid-December and if selected, your recipe will be featured in the first ever digital Mamma Chia Cookbook launching in January 2020! Don’t forget to have fun, be creative and SEED YOUR SOUL! 💜

ENTER HERE!

 

1% For The Planet Video Feature

We are so grateful and delighted to be a part of this special 1% for the Planet feature celebrating our local San Diego community of partners! Check out the video to learn more about 1% for the Planet and how Mamma Chia and our friends at BLDG Active, JuneShine, Everyday California, & Pure Project Brewing are bringing about positive change in the world through 1% giving! By supporting Mamma Chia and other brands in the 1% family, you’re helping to amplify impact and commit to something bigger than all of us.You can always support the 1% for the Planet network by purchasing for the planet! The next time you buy, keep an eye out for the logo.

The 1% for the Planet seal indicates that businesses such as MammaChia donate 1% of annual sales to environmental nonprofits. Every time you buy a product with a 1% for the Planet logo, a portion of your purchase goes back to Mamma Earth!

With a little bit of research, you can make sure that every purchase you make is a #purchasefortheplanet.

Learn more about how you or your business can make a difference at https://www.onepercentfortheplanet.org/

Loaded Pumpkin Chia Energy Balls

Loaded Pumpkin Chia Energy Balls 🎃

Recipe by: Megan from Truly Healthy Kitchen

Meet your new favorite fall snack! Filled with healthy fat, fiber, and omega-3’s, this dairy-free and flourless recipe is not only easy to make, but extremely delicious!

Servings: 12  / Prep Time: 10 Minutes

INGREDIENTS:

  • ⅔ cup Creamy Natural Peanut Butter

  • ⅓ cup Honey

  • 2 tbsp Mamma Chia chia seeds

  • ¼ cup Oat Flour

  • 1 cup Rolled Oats

  • 2 tbsp pumpkin puree

  • ¼ cup Pepitas

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Mix peanut butter and honey well in a large mixing bowl. Add in oat flour and rolled oats and mix again.
  2. Add pepitas, pumpkin, and chia seeds. When everything is mixed well, use a tbsp measuring spoon to create large “balls” and spread out on a plate. This should make 12-15 bites.
  3. Place in the fridge for 2 hours before eating. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Check out all of Megan’s other amazing recipes HERE and make sure to follow her on Instagram and Pinterest!

Annual Mamma Chia Pumpkin Carving Contest!

Trick-or-Chia! 👻

It’s that time of year friends! Our annual pumpkin carving contest is happening NOW and will go until the end of this month. 🎃🎉 EVERYONE who participates will receive a week’s worth of our Organic Chia Squeeze pouches + a Mamma Chia Shirt! It’s a WIN-WIN! ✨💜 There will also be one lucky grand prize winner that will be selected to receive a $100 gift card to our online store!

To enter:
1. Carve or decorate your best Mamma Chia themed pumpkin! 🎃 (Get creative! 😉)
2. Post a picture of your masterpiece on Instagram OR Facebook and tag us in it + #TrickOrChia2019
3. Make sure your profile is public so we can see your entry! 👀

You have until October 31st to enter! Open to US residents only. Good luck and happy carving pumpkin lovers!

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Below are some examples from past years:

Don’t forget about our Halloween Chia Squeeze online store sale!

Going on now until 10/22/19.

October is Non-GMO Month!

October is Non-GMO month which celebrates the consumer’s right to choose non-GMO products as well as raise awareness about the GMO issue and supports the brands and retailers that have made a non-GMO commitment. Here at Mamma Chia, we are proud to say that all of our products are Non GMO Project Verified and Certified Organic! ✅

Make sure to look for the Butterfly 🦋when shopping and remember, organic is ALWAYS non-GMO!

What is a GMO?

Genetically modified organisms are any living organism whose genetic material has been artificially manipulated in a laboratory using genetic engineering.

Project Mission

Since its origins, the Non-GMO Project has been a collaboration between stakeholders from the entire food supply chain, along with a network of technical and expert advisers from a broad and diverse range of backgrounds and sectors. We all have to work together to provide consumers an informed choice about GMO consumption and to preserve and build our non-GMO food supply!

Verified

The verification process includes segregation and traceability measures, ongoing testing for major GMO risk ingredients, and prohibits emerging genetic engineering technologies.

The Checkmark 

The checkmark leaf symbolizes the approval process of the non-GMO crops used in verified products.

The Butterfly 🦋

The butterfly symbolizes the interconnectedness of our food choices and the world’s ecosystem. The monarch’s survival has also been directly threatened by GMOs and chemical agriculture.

More Information:


5 Poses to Celebrate National Yoga Month

September is National Yoga Month which was designated by the Department of Health and Wellness to help spread awareness of the health benefits of yoga! This will be the 11th year yogis all around the world, at all sorts of levels, will celebrate and express their love for yoga. To help celebrate, we give you 5 easy poses that can be done every day, PLUS a Mamma Chia yoga mat giveaway!

1. Seated Pose

There are a lot of ways to position your legs, so chose one that is most comfortable for you. Also make sure to lengthen your spine and lift your sternum. This pose helps to open up your hips and inhaling through the mouth and exhaling through the nose helps to release stress and bring you to a more clear and balanced state.

 

2. Downward Dog Pose

This pose helps to stretch out calves, hamstrings, feet, and hands and to also strengthen your arms, shoulders, and back!

Photo from Gaia.com

3. Tree Pose

Push your foot into your inner thigh, find something to focus on, and make sure to keep your chest lifted. This helps to improve balance and posture and increases flexibility in ankles, knees, and hips!

Photo Taken By: Casey Richmond

4. Child’s Pose

This pose helps to stretch the hips, thighs, and ankles and also helps to reduce fatigue and stress. Doing this pose with your knees closer together and your belly resting on your thighs can massage your internal organs which may even help with digestion!

 

5. Warrior Pose II

This pose helps to stretch your hips, groin, and shoulders. It also helps to develop increased balance and stability.

Photo Credits to: Heidi Kristoffer

 

Don’t forget to enter our Social Media Giveaway on Instagram!

There will be 1 grand prize winner that gets a yoga mat, shirt, and $100 gift card to our online store + 4 runner up winners that will receive a shirt and $50 gift card to our online store! ✨
 
How to enter:
1️⃣ FOLLOW us on Instagram!
2️⃣ LIKE this photo on our Instagram Page! 👍
3️⃣ COMMENT your favorite yoga pose and TAG your favorite yogi in the comments section of this photo!
4️⃣ BONUS ENTRY – Share this giveaway on your Instagram story! (Be sure to tag us so we can see!)
Contest will end 9/30 and is open to US residents 18+ only.

Mamma Chia: Women Owned and Female Founded

We are excited, honored, and grateful to announce that Mamma Chia is officially a Certified Women-Owned Business and joining a diverse and passionate group of female founders in The F Project! We believe that women and girls are catalysts for powerful and positive change in the world and providing them with more equal opportunities will help them reach their full potential.  Equality for women can be achieved when we all make a conscious decision to make it happen, and that’s why we are so proud to be a Certified Women-Owned Business and a new member of The F Project community!

 

OUR STORY:

The path of becoming a Certified Women-Owned Business and F Project member began with the personal journey of Mamma Chia’s founder and CEO, Janie Hoffman. For almost two decades, Janie was challenged with an array of autoimmune disorders, including lupus, dermatomyositis and scleroderma, causing severe rashes and persistent fatigue. Her quest to address and heal these challenges eventually led her to the nutritional powerhouse of chia, which she incorporated into a wholesome, organic diet and wellness routine. She soon began experiencing the vitality, energy and strength that had eluded her for so long. Within a few months, Janie was celebrating a symptom-free life, and the only thing different in her routine was chia.

Janie became so enchanted with these little seeds that she was adding them to everything in her kitchen and whipping up chia-based treats for family and friends. These nutritious and delicious creations included her innovative chia beverages, which proved to be one of her biggest hits. In the summer of 2009, fueled by her passion to share organic chia with the world, Janie founded Mamma Chia — the first chia-based food and beverage company.

 

THE F PROJECT:

In 2018, only 2.2% of all venture capital invested in the U.S. went to companies founded solely by women. Yet women do about 70% of all consumer spending. Despite the lack of investment money, women have managed to generate 1.7 trillion dollars in sales and employ over 9 million people. With the goal of helping female founders become more visible to consumers, The F Project has been launched to create a community that will take a pledge to seek out, buy, and gift female-founded products, and mentor and support fellow female founders to help get more women-led businesses off the ground.

Learn more about The F Project and take the pledge HERE!

 

WHY BUY WOMEN-OWNED & FEMALE FOUNDED:

When you support Women-Owned and female-founded businesses, you are investing in women’s economic empowerment, gender parity in commerce, vibrant communities, and the growth of the overall economy. These successes can create diverse opportunities that inspire and empower the next generation of women entrepreneurs. Investing in women’s economic empowerment helps tremendously with paving a path towards gender equality and inclusive economic growth.

There are many ways you can join us in this powerful movement of elevating women into leadership roles, and we hope you start by using your spending power to purchase products from Certified Women-Owned and female-founded businesses.  Please join us in supporting The F Project by amplifying the visibility of female-founded brands and the voices of the women who created them. Together, we CAN make a difference!

Top 10 San Diego Hikes

Written By: Izzy Poulin

If you live in San Diego or are visiting the area soon and are looking for a fun hike to do, then look no further! Here is a list of the the top 10 most popular hikes in San Diego. ☀️ From beautiful waterfalls to incredible views, these hikes have been done by some of Mamma Chia’s wonderful employees!

And don’t forget to bring some of our Organic Chia Squeeze pouches along with you! They make a delicious on-the-go snack that is perfect for before, during, or after the hike.

1. Iron Mountain Trail, Poway

Distance: 5.2 Miles

Difficulty Level: Moderate (No shaded areas.)

Other: Leashed Dogs, Mountain Bikes, and Horse Back Riding Permitted

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/iron-mountain-trail–5

 

2. Three Sisters Waterfalls, Descanso

Distance: 3.9 Miles

Difficulty Level: Moderate-Difficult (Temperatures can reach up to 100+ degrees)

Total Ascent: 1,035 Feet

Other: Leashed Dogs Allowed (Not recommended due to excessive heat during summer months and unpredictable terrain.)

Three Sisters – Hiking SD County Link

 

3. Potato Chip Rock via Mt. Woodson Trail, Poway

Distance: 7.6 Miles

Difficulty Level: Hard (There is no shade.)

Time: 3-4 Hours

Other: Mountain Bikes and Leashed Dogs Permitted

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/potato-chip-rock-via-mt-woodson-trail

 

4. Cedar Creek Falls, Ramona

Distance: 4.9 Miles

Difficulty Level: Moderate (Warmer Weather = Difficult)

Other: -Must purchase a permit HERE. Permits are $10 and are good for up to 5 people. All visitors must be listed on the permit and must carry government issued photo ID (except dependent minors whose parents are present).

-All cliff areas above and around the falls are closed (no climbing, jumping or diving anywhere along the cliffs adjacent to or near the falls).

-Leashed Dogs Permitted

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/cedar-creek-falls-trail

 

5. Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, Torrey Pines

Distance: 2.3 Miles

Difficulty Level: Easy

Other: -NO Dogs Allowed

-Parking: High Season: Which traditionally starts from Spring Break until the end of September, costs $15 Monday – Thursday and $20-$25 Friday – Sunday. Low Season: Which traditionally starts from October to Spring Break, will cost $12 Monday – Thursday and $15 Friday – Sunday. There is some free street parking just north, in front of beach area, but those can fill up quickly.

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/torrey-pines-beach-trail-loop

 

6. Black Mountain Summit, Rancho Peñasquitos

Distance: 3.9 Miles

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Time: 1.5 – 2 Hours

Other: Mountain Bikes and Leashed Dogs Allowed

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/nighthawk-trail-to-black-mountain-summit

 

7. Los Peñasquitos Canyon Trail, Sorrento Valley

Distance: 6.8 Miles

Difficulty Level: Easy

Time: 3 – 3.5 Hours

Other: Leashed Dogs and Mountain Bikes Allowed

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/los-penasquitos-canyon-trail

 

8. Cowels Mountain Summit, La Mesa

Distance: 2.9 Miles

Difficulty Level: Moderate (There is no shade. The best time to complete this is early morning or evening)

Other: Leashed Dogs Allowed

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/los-penasquitos-canyon-trail

 

9. Double Peak, San Marcos

Distance: 4.25 Miles

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Other: Leashed Dogs and Bikes Allowed

Photo by Scott Turner for Modern Hiker

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/double-peak-trail

 

10. Del Dios Highlands Preserve, Escondido

Distance: 7.5 Miles

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Other: Leashed Dogs and Bikes Allowed

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/del-dios-highlands-preserve-trail

 

*Most photos are taken by Izzy Poulin – unless otherwise noted*

Love is all you SEED! #Pride

We at Mamma Chia support the LGBTQ+ community!

We had a great time handing out our Organic Chia Squeeze pouches at the San Diego pre-pride parade Front Runners & Walkers Pride Run 5K on Saturday, July 13th, 2019!

Easy Ways to Become More Eco-Friendly

In honor of Earth Day week, we decided to make a list of of all the ways YOU can become more eco-friendly in your everyday life! 🍃🌎

1️⃣ Reduce Food Waste

-Shop from bulk bins. Some products you can get include: flour, sugar, cereal/granola, oats, nuts/seeds, beans/lentils, and grains. This also makes it easy to buy the exact amounts that you need so you don’t end up buying too much plus you aren’t wasting extra packaging products usually come in.

-Use mason jars and reusable bags when buying in bulk

-Start a garden and eat the fruits and veggies from it! (This also cuts down on your carbon footprint)

-Start a compost and use it to fertilize your plants/garden

-Use loose leaf tea rather than packaged tea

-Purchase foods that come in recyclable or compostable packaging

*Did YOU know that our Organic Mamma Chia Vitality Beverages are 100% recyclable?*

 

2️⃣ Shop Mindfully

-Say NO to shopping bags! Not just at grocery stores, but even at the mall 🛍️

-Bring your own reusable/collapsible bags ! (Keep one in your car at all times)

-Shop Local: Both clothing and food. This also supports the local economy!

-Shop Second-Hand: –Local thrift shops such as Goodwill or ones that donate money to charities

-Online/phone applications: Thred Up, Poshmark, Vinted, eBay, letgo, and Craigslist

-Think before you purchase! Do you really NEED it? Can you fix it before replacing it?

-Purchase from eco-conscious brands that use recyclable packaging/materials, sustainable ingredients, and are part of organizations such as 1% for the Planet

-Purchase Certified USDA Organic products

 *Did YOU know that Mamma Chia is a Certified B Corp, member of 1% for the planet, Non-GMO, and USDA Organic?*

 

3️⃣ Reusable Products

-Glass, stainless steel, and silicone storage containers are perfect to use for packed lunches

-Bring them to restaurants, especially when you know you will have leftovers

-Bring a reusable water bottle or cup when going out to buy drinks such as smoothies, coffee, or tea

-Say NO to plastic straws or bring your own stainless steel straw

-Use washable cloths instead of paper towels

 

4️⃣ Bathroom Tips:

-Take shorter showers 🚿

-Use products that minimize packaging waste such as shampoo and soap bars and toothpaste tablets

-Use biodegradable products such as Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Soap (You can purchase their products in bulk as well!)

-Washable makeup and hygiene products such as face wipes, makeup pads, and feminine products

-Use wooden combs and toothbrushes instead of plastic ones

-Use GREEN cleaning products: Opt for all natural and organic methods of cleaning

 

5️⃣ Transportation:

-Walk, run, skateboard, roller blade, scooter, bike – these are ALL options you can take instead of driving! 🚲

-There are also options such as electric vehicles, electric scooters and bikes, and public transportation that help to lessen greenhouse gas emissions 

-Park further away (Bonus, you get more exercise!) 

 

6️⃣ Recycle:

Take a minute before throwing your trash in the garbage to find out if you can recycle it instead ♻️

Organic 101

Organic 101

What is Organic?

Organic products guarantee that there are:

🚫 NO toxic and synthetic pesticides or fertilizers used

🚫 NO GMOs: Genetically Modified Organisms

🚫 NO antibiotics or synthetic growth hormones used

🚫 NO artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives used

🚫 NO sewage sludge or irradiation used

How do you know if it is actually Organic?

Companies must also ensure that post-harvest facilities and processing and handling facilities are also certified to the federal organic standards. Once an operation is certified, they all go through annual reviews and inspections to ensure the standards are continuing to be met. You can find this logo on any product that is exclusively produced using organic methods and contains only organic ingredients,  as well as containing 95% organic ingredients:

How is Organic food grown?

Organic farmers use practices such as crop rotation, cover crops, and dense planting to enrich the soil in which they grow their crops. This allows them to stay away from toxic and persistent pesticides, herbicides, and synthetic nitrogen fertilizers. Doing this also increases biodiversity and decreases their impact on the environment. In order to earn organic certification, the land must not have used any of the prohibited materials for the last three years.

Why you should go with Organic products:

Organic agriculture protects environmental health and strives to improve it by reducing our carbon footprint and combat climate change since there is no use of petroleum-based fertilizers. According to the Organic Trade Associate, it reduces pollutants in groundwater and social erosion.

It is also scientifically proven that Organic products are better options for your health. Organic crops actually have up to 69% higher levels of antioxidants! Because of the absence of pesticides and fertilizers, plants boost their production of the phytochemicals (vitamins and antioxidants) that strengthen their resistance to bugs and weeds.

Mamma Chia:

We are proud to say that ALL of our products are USDA Certified Organic and Non-GMO!

Learn about all of our amazing products HERE.

 

National Chia Day March 23rd, 2019

National Chia Day 💜 March 23rd, 2019

It’s that time of year everyone – National Chia Day is THIS weekend! Did you know that Chia Seeds are one of THE MOST nutrient-rich foods on the planet!? They can easily be incorporated into almost every meal. We are also doing a giveaway which you can find all the details for at the bottom of this page!

Photo Credit: @cookiesnsandals

Not too familiar with Chia Seeds? Below are some amazing facts about this tiny, but mighty superfood.

What is Chia?

Chia seeds come from the desert plant Salvia hispanica, which is a flowering member of the mint family and is native to North, Central, and South America.  They have been enjoyed for thousands of years and can be traced all the way back to 3,000 B.C. where it was a staple of both Maya and Aztec diets. They believed one tablespoon of chia was capable of sustaining a warrior for 24 hours!

What are the health benefits of Chia?

  • Omega-3: They are extremely high in Omega-3, which is a polyunsaturated fat and is considered to be an essential fatty acid since it cannot be manufactured by the body. Studies have shown that Omega-3 fatty acids work to protect the heart by lowering blood pressure, bad cholesterol, and inflammation.
  • Dietary Fiber: Chia Seeds have both soluble and insoluble fiber, which can aid in digestion. The gelatinous texture that forms on the outside when the seeds are hydrated is the soluble fiber! Being rich in fiber content also helps people feel more full quicker and longer.
  • Complete Protein: Not only does it contain plant-based protein, but it also contains complete protein (aka whole protein)! Complete protein contains the desired proportion of all nine essential amino acid believed to be necessary for the dietary needs of humans.
  • Vitamins & Minerals: Chia seeds are also a source of calcium, iron, potassium, phosphorous, magnesium, and zinc!
  • Antioxidants: Research has shown that free radicals play a major role in disease formation and antioxidants reduce the effect of free radical damage, thus protecting healthy cells!
  • Hydration: When chia seeds are placed in water, they can swell up to 12x their normal size! Due to the extra retained H2O, consuming hydrated chia seeds can help you stay hydrated for a longer period of time.
  • Prebiotic: Prebiotic foods are high in special types of fiber that help to support digestive health. They are believed to promote the increase of friendly bacteria in the gut, help with various digestive problems, improve metabolic health, and even boost your immune system!

What can I do with Chia Seeds?

Chia pudding, chia water, chia muffins…the possibilities are endless! Powerhouse versatility makes it a welcome addition to any meal, snack, or beverage, wether it be a smoothie, parfait, salad – you name it!

Photo Credit: @thevegnish

Here is a quick and easy Chia Pudding recipe:

  • Ingredients: 1 cup liquid (almond milk, coconut milk, water, juice, etc.) + 3 Tbsp Chia Seeds + Optional 1 Tbsp sweeter (honey, maple syrup, agave, sugar, etc.).
  • Directions: Add all ingredients, mix well, store in refrigerator for 6-8 hours, top with fruit, and ENJOY!
Photo Credit: @Rianfeldman_RD

Mamma Chia Products:

All of our products are USDA Certified Organic, Gluten-Free, Non-GMO, and Vegan! We are a proud Certified B Corporation and a member of 1% for the Planet. We make Chia Vitality Beverages, Chia Energy Beverages, Chia Granola Clusters, and Chia Squeeze pouches. You can purchase our Granola Clusters, Chia Seed, and Chia Squeeze on our online store HERE.

Our Chia Energy and Chia Vitality beverages contain 2500mg of Omega-3, 4g of Complete Protein, and has 24% of your daily Fiber! Our Energy Beverages contain 90mg of natural caffeine, which comes from organic yerba mate ad organic green coffee bean.

Our Chia Squeeze pouches are just chia mixed with fruit and vegetable puree and have NO added sugar! They contain 1200mg of Omega-3, and since they don’t require refrigeration, they make the perfect yummy snack for on-the-go lifestyles!

Our Granola Clusters are both Soy-Free and Dairy-Free and each 55g serving contains 1500 mg of Omega-3, 10g of protein, and 5g of Fiber.

Celebrate National Chia Day by purchasing our Chia Love Bundle which includes a 6 oz. bag of our Black Chia Seeds, your choice of flavor Organic Chia Granola Clusters, and your choice of flavor 8-Pack Organic Chia Squeeze pouches. All for just $18.99!

Looking for a retailer near you? Check out our online Store Finder HERE.

⚠️  Social Media Giveaway ⚠️

Want to celebrate with us? Enter our giveaway and start posting today!

  • Post a chia-related photo on Instagram. Can be a photo with our product or just chia seeds in general! Ex: recipe, chia-related facts, your favorite Mamma Chia products, etc.
  • Make sure to tag @MammaChia and #NCD2019
  • Profiles MUST be public otherwise we won’t see the post!
  • There will be 2 winners:
  • Contest ends Sunday, March 24th and winners will be chosen and notified on Monday, March 25th.
  • *USA and 18+ only*

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