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5 New Snacks Making a Big Squeeze

new hope, chia, chia drink, chia beverage, mamma chiaThis certified-organic fruit-and-veggie pouch, but one taste proves Mamma indeed knows best. The surprisingly refreshing anytime snack is a delight on the tongue (think tropical tapioca) and a nutritional powerhouse. One 3.5-ounce serving packs omega-3s, fiber, protein and antioxidants from spirulina, chlorella and kale. SRP: $1.69; Booth 520.  Read more…

The Fast-Spreading Slow Money Movement

new hope, chia, chia drink, chia beverage, mamma chiaQ&A with Mamma Chia CEO, Janie Hoffman. What attracted you to Slow Money? What immediately attracted me to Slow Money back in 2009 were the principles. I knew I needed to be a part of this movement when I first read them.  Read more…

Feel the Squeeze, the Chia Squeeze

examiner.com, chia, chia drink, chia beverage, mamma chiaSweet but not too sweet, it tasted like fall. Apples, cinnamon, vanilla — just damn good. And after taking a quick peek at the nutritionals, I also learned that Mamma Chia had sneaked in some butternut squash puree, too. Well done, MC. With just 70 calories, 1,200 mg of omega-3s, 4 grams of fiber and just 7 grams of sugar, I was impressed. And, seriously, you just don’t get any cleaner than that ingredient list.  Read more…

Double Duty: Back to school snacks for kids and adults

examiner.com, chia, chia drink, chia beverage, mamma chiaMamma Chia Squeeze Packs–an infusion of organic fruits and vegetables and chia seeds–are a perfect post-workout or post-gym class snack. In four flavors–Strawberry Banana, Green Magic, Apple Cinnamon, and Blackberry Bliss–each pack contains 70 calories, 1200 mg omega-3s, 4 grams of fiber, and 2 grams of protein. Read more…

4 Perfect Snack Pouches

Screen Shot 2013-07-25 at 9.20.21 AMBoost omega-3s, fiber, and protein while out and about with Mamma Chia Chia Squeeze. Both adults and kids will appreciate this satiating, ready-to-go snack, sweetened only with fruits and vegetables. Read more…

B Lab Notes Companies with Conscience

Union Tribune Mamma Chia B CorpFrom the beginning, Mamma Chia has donated 1 percent of gross sales to support local food systems, more than 20 percent of suppliers are local and are located in low-income communities, and 50 percent of office supplies come from recycled/sustainable materials…. Read more…

My New Obsession… Mamma Chia!

beImagine my delight when I saw a beverage product at my local grocery store that had chia seeds in it! It was called Mamma Chia, and I had to have it! I bought a couple and drank one right away when I got home and was blown away, it was SO good! And packed with … Read more…

6 Ways to Change Up Your Hydration on Race Day

chiaBy now, most of you have probably heard about chia seeds, which everyone from the ancient Mayan warriors to the famed Tarahumara Indians of Born to Run fame have used to boost energy and endurance. Mamma Chia’s organic, bottled beverages are a great way to soak up all the omega-3, dietary fiber, protein, antioxidants and minerals that chia seeds offer… Read more…

12 Quick and Easy Drinks to Start the Day Slideshow

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

Trend Spotting with BHG: Chia

chiaMove over flax seeds. Chia seeds are the starring seeds and they’re not just for gag gifts this time. They’re everywhere in the supermarket. From snack bars and snack treats to the seeds themselves and drinks it’s in everything. And if you’re looking for recipe ideas, the internet, food websites and Pinterest are full of them. So, why add chia to everything? Watch now…

BevNET Features Chia Squeeze Launch

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

The Humble Seed that Started a Phenomenon

chia, chia drink, chia beverage, chia seeds, mamma chia, mamma chiaInstead of growing chia pets, Janie Hoffman makes chia drinks. Hoffman—CEO and founder of Mamma Chia—burst onto the beverage industry scene in 2011 by launching the first organic chia seed beverage in the marketplace… Read more…

Seeds of Greatness – BevNET Jan/Feb 2013

chia, chia drink, chia beverage, chia seeds, mamma chia, mamma chia“Meanwhile, Janie Hoffman, BevNET’s Person of the Year for 2012, knows a lot about trailblazing herself, taking the chia seed and turning it into a beverage that is the spear tip for a nutritional movement. The effervescent Californian is at the early stages of what could be a natural food empire, and her positive attitude and commitment to values and integrity have won her a great many fans in a short amount of time.”
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Mamma Chia Featured in New York Times Article on Chia

chia, chia drink, chia beverage, chia seeds, mamma chia, mamma chiaJanie Hoffman, founder of Mamma Chia fruit juices, was one of the first people to recognize chia’s potential as a food. “My first sales call a year and a half later was to Whole Foods in the southern Pacific region,” she said. “I walked in to meet the buyer and presented this chia beverage and said I would like it to go into a few stores. She said, ‘No, I want you in all of them’ ”… Read more…

Celeb Hot Spot Nobu Debuts Mamma Chia Cocktail!

chia, chia drink, chia beverage, chia seeds, mamma chia, mamma chiaceleb hotspot Nobu is now serving a “Lemon Chia Fizz” cocktail that mixes one of Mamma Chia’s drinks in the recipe, so now you can pump yourself full of your vitamins and other nutrients while you indulge in a decadent adult beverage… Read more…

Seed of Success: Native wins kudos for chia beverage

chia, chia drink, chia beverage, chia seeds, mamma chia, mamma chia Seed of Success – Native wins kudos for chia beverage – Several years ago, Janie (Hawkins) Hoffman was looking for ways to improve her health, and stumbled across the little-known chia seed. “I totally fell in love with this nutritious powerhouse,” she said. “I became so enchanted with this little seed, I was adding it to every food.””… Read more…

Fit Bottomed Girls: Mamma Chia Review: We Love This Stuff!

chia, chia drink, chia beverage, chia seeds, mamma chia, mamma chia“Mamma Chia freakin’ killed it. Chia-drink winner right here, folks. Big time. The coolest part though is Mamma Chia’s taste and mouth-feel. Somehow the chia seeds are hydrated and suspended in organic fruit juice. The juice is delicious and really refreshing. And the chia seeds are smooth and plump and, well, you just gotta try it. It’s a really unique beverage experience—and it’s a little addicting, in a good way.” Read more…

BevNET 2012 Person of the Year: Janie Hoffman, Founder, Mamma Chia

chia, chia drink, chia beverage, chia seeds, mamma chia, mamma chiaBevNET’s Best of 2012 Person of the Year Award goes to Janie Hoffman, Founder & CEO of Mamma Chia. Over the past 2 years, Hoffman has been at the forefront of chia’s rise. Her leadership and promotion of chia has sprouted a range of new brands in the beverage space, accelerated exposure of chia into mainstream consciousness, and propelled Mamma Chia into national distribution – a rare feat for brand of its novelty and innovation. Read more…

Details: 5 Natural Alternatives to 5-Hour Energy

chia, chia drink, chia beverage, chia seeds, mamma chia, mamma chiaChia seeds aren’t just for growing green animals anymore. Now everyone from hippies to Wall Street bankers are munching on them for a little taste of the energy boost that supposedly powered the famous long-distance running Tarahumara tribe of Mexico. But because these tiny seeds can absorb as much as 12 times their weight in water you need to consume them with plenty of liquid so they can work their energy-giving magic without drying you out. Read more…

Bites on Today: 6 Delicious Ways to Snack on Superfood Chia

today show, chia, chia drink, chia beverage, mamma chiaMamma Chia Vitality Beverages – These delicious organic drinks—the first chia-based beverage on the market—are gluten free and full of protein, calcium, and omega-3 fatty acids.The consistency reminded me of aloe drinks (I am thinking about freezing them into ice pops for my one-year-old!) Sweetened with agave nectar, the drinks are available in nine flavors including Blackberry Hibiscus, Cherry Lime and Pomegranate Mint. Plus, Mamma Chia donates one percent of their gross sales to farmers and community groups that build healthy local food systems. Read more…

Examiner.com: Chia seeds add energy packed nutrients to drinks

examiner.com, chia, chia drink, chia beverage, mamma chiaThe next time you are in The Whole Foods Market in Charlotte, search the shelves for Mamma Chia Organic Fruit drink. This drink is packed with antioxidants and contain 2500 mg of omega-3s, 25% of daily fiber, 4g of complete protein and 10% of daily calcium. This healthy beverage comes in a variety of flavors: Blackberry hibiscus; grapefruit ginger; cherry lime;… Read more…

Afternoon Snack: Try Sipping Some Mamma Chia

glamour, mamma chiaIf you’re not familiar with chia seeds, they’re a tiny, ancient grain that were believed to be a staple in the ancient Aztec’s diet. They were said to be given to warriors before battle–one tablespoon sustained them for 24 hours. Today, health nuts are crazy about them because they’re an excellent source of fiber, protein, Omega-3, calcium and antioxidants. Read more…

Drink Your Superfoods: Mamma Chia Vitality Beverages

real simple, simply stated, mamma chiaIf you thought that bubble tea was the greatest thing to happen to beverages, then Mamma Chia drinks are for you. Each bottle contains chia seeds mixed with different flavors of juice. Plus, there’s an added benefit: Each bottle provides 25% of your recommended daily fiber. Instead of empty calories, chia seeds also provide protein and omega-3 fatty acids. … Read more…

Progressive Grocer: Mamma Chia

Mamma Chia, maker of the first organic chia-based beverage, has added three more beverages to its lineup, bringing the total number of SKUs to nine. Like all of the company’s gluten-free, vegan, kosher, USDA-certified organic beverages, Grapefruit Ginger, Guava Mamma and Kiwi Lime are… Read more…

CBS TV: First Annual Green Festival

Mamma Chia is a new product made out of chia seeds. It is a complete whole food. Janie Hoffman launched this product at the San Francisco Green Festival and completely sold out so she knew she had a winner! It is the same seed that made Chia Pets, but it is absolutely delicious! Watch more…

NBC TV: Green Festival Weekend

mamma chiaFounder Janie Hoffman launched this product in San Francisco and just completely sold out. This is a new drink and it is just incredibly nutritious. It will keep you young forever! Watch more…

NYC Green Festival, It’s Fresh

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

Triathlete Wall: Mamma Chia

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

Spreading the Green Message: NYC green festival 2012

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

The Road Not Processed: Mamma Chia

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

A Weird But Delicious Beverage

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

6 Quick & Easy Drinks to Start the Day

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

Mamma Mia this is Great Chia!

Mamma Chia is an organic juice type-drink with chia seeds suspended throughout. Made with delicious organic fruit juices and lightly sweetened with a touch of organic agave, these USDA Certified Organic drinks are truly delicious.  Read more…

Mamma Chia featured in Today’s Diet & Nutrition Magazine

The overachieving chia seed also provides a vegetarian source of protein, a plethora of antioxidants, and the bone-building trio of calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium.  Though often under consumed, magnesium has been shown to confer protection against type 2 diabetes, possibly by improving insulin sensitivity.  It now seems obvious why the Mayan word for strength is chia. Read more…

The Daily Meal: 12 Quick and Easy Drinks to Start the Day

mamma chiaSupermarket Picks: Mamma Chia – Chia seeds (yes, the same ones in the Chia Pet you bought in 1994) have taken off in popularity as a high-protein, fiber-rich supplement. They’re a great natural source of energy, and when placed in liquid the seeds expand and develop a slightly chewy texture (think of bubble tea). If you don’t feel like experimenting with your own homemade version, pick up this new bottled fruit juice and chia seed drink for a healthful boost. Read more:…

BevNet: Mamma Chia Discusses Growth

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

Liquid Lunch: Food Becomes Drinkable

The Mamma Chia line of Organic Vitality Beverages is one novel entrant. The first-to-market organic chia seed beverage, Mamma Chia pairs whole organic chia seeds with organic fruit juices and a touch of organic agave nectar. The drink offers a complete nutritional profile of omega-3, balanced dietary fiber, complete protein, antioxidants and minerals.  Read more…

Cupcakes, Rings, and Glittery Things…

Normally I do not drink any juice or anything sweetened for that matter but this has a wonderful flavor palette, 4 grams of protein, 6 grams of fiber, calcium, antioxidants and Omega-3, not to mention it is Gluten Free and Vegan.  Again, how could I say no!  Read more…

Natural foods: Eating up the trends

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

BevNET TV: Mamma Chia at Expo West 2012

It’s been a quite a successful run for Mamma Chia during its first year and a half. The first to market chia drink went national with UNFI only eight months after its initial launch and quickly established a solid footing in major natural retailers including Whole Foods, Sprouts and Wegmans. Read more…

10 Organic & Sustainable Standouts from Expo West 2012

OK, so not everybody loves a “chewy” drink. I was pretty skeptical myself before (while sweltering in the Fresh Ideas Marketplace tent) I tried a shot of Mamma Chia organic fruit drink with chia seeds. The Blackberry Hibiscus was surprisingly refreshing; plus it contains 2,500 mg ALA omega-3s per serving, plus fiber and calcium. And one bottle has less than half the natural sugar of typical fruit drinks. Read more…

Seeds Bring Dozens of New Products to Expo West 2012

The tiny power-packed Chia seed is found suspended in juice bottles of Mama Chia fruit juice drinks, stirred into NutZo peanut butter and sprinkled in breakfast bars and breads. Nature’s Path has introduced crunchy breakfast bars filled with Chia and flax seeds and it’s added a Chia Coconut cereal to its collection. Read more…

Best of Expo West 2012 Roundup: Mare’s Favorite Beverages

Favorite Drink with Stuff Floating in It: Mamma Chia. Their CEO calls this “a party in your mouth,” and that it is. Chia seeds provide protein, fiber, calcium, and Omega-3, and they also made it surprisingly easy to go down. I liked most of the flavors I tried, although I have to say that were I to give it to my daughter, I would pick the “Cherry Lime.” Read more…

Natural Foods: Eating up the Trends

The same seedlings you spread on a clay figurine to make a green Shrek are now being used in food products because of the high levels ofomega-3 fats they contain. We saw FruitChia bars, Mamma Chia beverages and Crunchy Flax With Chia cereal. One company is hedging its bets with Coconut Chia granola – that’s two trends rolled into one. Read more…