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Better Breakfast Month!

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!

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

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.

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

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!

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! ✨

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

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!
Chia for Runners

Chia for Runners

Benefits of Chia Seeds for Runners

If there’s one superfood designed specifically for runners, it’s certainly chia seeds! Whether you’re stepping up your training routine, in need of some mid-race fuel or just out for a neighborhood jog, chia will help you go that extra mile!

Although the popularity and innovation of chia seems like a recent phenomena, the consumption of chia actually dates back to as early as 3,000 B.C. when they were essential for sustaining Maya and Aztec warriors for up to 24 hours.

However, it was the Tarahumara Indians of Mexico’s Copper Canyon, the subject of the New York Times’ Bestselling Book ‘Born to Run’,  who introduced chia seeds into their diet prior to long distance runs. The Tarahumara credit chia as the force behind their extraordinary stamina! These small, but mighty seeds are one of the most nutrient dense superfoods on the planet and are packed with essential Omega-3, plant protein, fiber, potassium, iron and so much more!

Want to kick your running game into a higher gear? Here’s a list of reasons why we recommend chia seeds for runners of all levels!

1. Chia is Key to Hydration

The golden rule to running is to always stay hydrated and chia can help with this! Soak some seeds in water for 10-15 minutes and watch them swell up to 12x their normal size. When you drink a 10 oz. glass of water mixed with 1 tbsp. of chia seeds 30 minutes before your run, you’ll reap the benefits of that additional H2O, helping you stay hydrated longer and kicking your thirst to the curb.

2. Reduce Inflammation and Joint Pain

Putting a lot of miles of strain on your lower limbs? The Omega-3 essential fatty acids found in chia seeds are associated with reduced inflammation which help to relieve stress off your joints during and after your runs. Adding chia into your routine will not only make your joints happy, but also speed up the recovery process your body needs to heal in between runs.

3. Avoid Cramping

Nothing gets in the way of a good run more than an unexpected cramp. Traditional runner wisdom preaches that the common remedy to muscle cramps is potassium (aka eat a banana), but chia does an even better job as a source. On a gram for gram basis, chia seeds actually have 2x more potassium than bananas!  Next time, instead of chowing down on a banana which can sometimes sit heavy in the stomach, opt for some chia seeds that can help regulate body fluid levels and retain electrolytes.

4. Run Longer, Not Harder

As runners, we all want to go that extra mile, a little faster, and a little easier. Chia can help! To help you achieve this, these absorbent seeds help slow the conversion of carbohydrates into sugar, making sure the carbs consumed prior to running can fuel the body for longer periods of time. Those long runs will end up feeling shorter and shorter!

5. Extra Energy Boost

Chia seeds are a good source of iron, which is needed for the healthy transportation of oxygen around the body, a process critical to maintaining healthy bodily functions during strenuous exercise. The result of a highly efficient oxygen-flow is sustained energy, vitality and strength!

Whether you’re hitting the pavement for the first time or you’re a seasoned marathoner, it’s important to remember your body needs rest, water and plenty of nutrients for recovery. Introduce chia seeds into your running routine, or into your everyday diet, to feel the effects of this superfood. Consume them prior, during or after a run and you will notice the difference! We’ve created Mamma Chia Organic Chia Squeeze pouches to be the perfect on-the-go snacks that are so light and compact, you can easily stash one in your pocket or water belt for a tasty pick-me-up in the middle of your run! Chia is truly beneficial for runners of any level!

Happy Running!

Chiarrific Memorial Day Weekend Recipes! ????????

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!

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!