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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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⚠️  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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Raspberry Chia Jam

Creating your own homemade jam has never been easier and more delicious! One of our favorite recipe mavens, Madison Suden, shows us the best way to whip up a delectable batch of flavorful Raspberry Chia Jam using Mamma Chia Organic Chia Seeds!

The options are endless on how you choose to enjoy your Raspberry Chia Jam. You can spice up your traditional PB&J sandwich, smooth it over your morning crepes, layer it in your parfait or add it to your pancake stack! There is one thing we can assure you, every meal is better with a spoonful of this fruity deliciousness!

Fun Fact: The gelling power of chia seeds will turn your mashed fruit into a delicious spreadable jam in a matter of minutes!

Ingredients:

3 tbsp. of Mamma Chia Organic Chia Seeds

1 1/2 cup of fresh raspberries

2 tsp maple syrup

2 tbsp. water

Directions:

Add the Raspberries, water and chia seeds to the pan and let cook for about 3-4 minutes over medium heat. Cook until the raspberries have melted down until its mostly liquid. Mash the raspberries with the back of your spatula – you can make it as smooth or lumpy as you like! Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the maple syrup. Let stand for 5-10 minutes or until thickened. The jam will continue to thicken, especially once refrigerated. Once the jam has gotten to your desired thickness, pour into a jar and it’s ready to go!

Whip up a batch of your own Raspberry Chia Jam today and share your photos with us! #MammaChia

This Mamma Chia Raspberry Chia Jam was created by @madisons_eeeats

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Mamma Chia Gingerbread Muffins

‘Tis the Season to fill your home with the sweet aroma of seasonal spices and pure magic of chia cheer with our delicious Mamma Chia Gingerbread Muffins! These moist, flavorful holiday creations are sure to induce a holly jolly spirit!

Ingredients

 Gingerbread Muffins

  • 2 tsp Mamma Chia organic Chia Seeds
  • 1/2 cup (1 small/medium) very ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • zest of half an orange (optional)
  • 1-1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp fine-grain sea salt
  • 1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk (or sub 2% dairy milk)
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour

Directions:

 Gingerbread Muffins

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners or lightly grease with butter or non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mash the banana together with the egg until completely combined. Stir in the vanilla, orange zest, spices and salt.
  3. Begin adding ingredients one by one, stirring until combined between each addition. First the chia seeds, oil, molasses and milk to the bowl (stirring to combine), then granulated and dark brown sugar (stirring to combine), followed by the baking powder and baking soda (stirring to combine). Fold in the flour until just mixed.
  4. Divide the batter evenly between the muffin cups, about 3/4 full.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes at 400 degrees F. Reduce the oven temperature down to 375 degrees F, turn the muffin pan around, and bake for an additional 7-9 minutes until the muffin tops are set and a cake tester inserted into the center of the muffins comes out clean. Let cool in the muffin tins for 5 minutes, then transfer to a baking rack to cool completely. Serve warm or at room temperature.
  6. Spread the Holiday Chia-Cheer!

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Mamma Chia Pumpkin Oats with Sautéed Apples

Mamma Chia Pumpkin Oats with Sautéed Apples

Loaded oats bowls are quickly becoming a fall season favorite and we couldn’t agree more! There’s no better way to kickstart a crisp, autumn day than with a warm oatmeal bowl in the morning, loaded with tantalizingly seasonal toppings! One of our favorite recipe mavens, Carolyn from @copinaco, created this pumpkin and apple masterpiece using Mamma Chia Organic Chia Squeeze and Organic Chia Granola Clusters. It’s quick, easy and simply delicious!

 

RECIPE:

OATS

1/2 rolled cup oats

1 tablespoon Mamma Chia organic Chia Seeds

1/2 cup pumpkin purée (canned or steamed, then puréed)

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup almond milk

1/2 tsp vanilla extract or powder

1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice

1/4- 1/2 tsp turmeric (depending on your taste)

1 medjool date, chopped (for extra sweetness)

A dash of cinnamon

 

APPLES

1 apple, diced

1/2 tsp coconut oil

1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice

 

EXTRA TOPPINGS

– Mamma Chia organic Chia Squeeze (flavor of your choice)

– Dash of Mamma Chia organic Granola Clusters

– Shredded Coconut

 

DIRECTIONS:

To cook the apples, heat the coconut oil over medium for about 1 minute before adding the diced apple. Add the pumpkin pie spice and sauté for about 3-5 minutes over medium-low, stirring occasionally until the apples begin to soften.

To cook the oats, stir all ingredients together and cook over medium on the stove for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, then add your toppings.

 

We hope you enjoy!

 

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Blackberry Bliss Loaded Oats

It’s the perfect time of the year for warm and cozy culinary creations and you’ll totally want to cozy up to this tasty apple-spiced loaded oats bowl! One of our favorite recipe mavens, Hallie (@spinachdaddy), helped us create this uniquely delicious Mamma Chia Blackberry Bliss Oatmeal Bowl using our Organic Chia Squeeze and Organic Chia Granola Clusters. Just in time for the holidays! Be sure to check out her Instagram for loads more recipes to swoon over: @spinachdaddy

Blackberry Bliss Oatmeal bowl

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of rolled or quick oats, cooked in almond milk
  • 1 Mamma Chia Blackberry Bliss Organic Chia Squeeze
  • 1 large chopped apple
  • 1 tsp coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin spice or cinnamon
  • Mixed berries of choice (we used organic blackberries and strawberries)
  • 1 tbsp pistachios
  • 1/4 cup Mamma Chia Vanilla Almond Chia Granola Clusters
  • 1 tbsp almond butter (or nut butter of choice)
  • 1 tbsp bee pollen

Directions:

  1. Prepare your oatmeal: Combine oats and almond milk in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Simmer uncovered for 3 to 5 minutes until thickened, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and place into a medium bowl.
  2. Create the “baked apples” by combining one large chopped apple with 1/2 tsp of pumpkin spice (or cinnamon) and 1 tsp of coconut sugar in a small bowl until the apples are covered
  3. Microwave the chopped apple for 45 seconds and add to your oatmeal bowl
  4. Squeeze your Blackberry Bliss Chia Squeeze over your oats
  5. Drizzle 1 tbsp of almond butter over the top
  6. Add Vanilla Almond Organic Chia Granola Clusters, mixed berries, pistachios, and bee pollen
  7. Enjoy!

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Mummy Chia Halloween Treats

We’re creepin’ it real this Halloween season with these SPOOKtacular healthy and fun Halloween chia treats that are scary good! Not to mention, these devilishly delightful chia treats make for a BOOtiful display at your big Halloween Monster Bash!

Frankenstein Chia Pudding

This delicious and colorful chia pudding will keep your guests screaming with delight all through the dark night!

Ingredients:

2/3 cup of Chia Seeds

3 cups of Chocolate Almond Milk

2 tsp Vanilla Extract

1 tsp organic Cinnamon

3 tbsp organic Agave or Honey

3 tbsp Green Matcha Powder

1 case of Fresh Blueberries

Directions: Blend all the ingredients together and refrigerate for at least 3 hours. Pour into a cup of your choice (use a clear glass to draw on your Frankenstein face for the ultimate treat) and top with fresh blueberries!

Chocolate Graveyard Chia Pudding

More like a Chia & Chocolate FLAVE-yard! These pudding cups are one of our most frightful favorites! Make your cups even spookier with a tombstone topping! 😉

Ingredients:

2/3 cup of Chia Seeds

3 cups of Almond Milk

2 tsp Vanilla Extract

1 tsp organic Cinnamon

3 tbsp organic Agave or Honey

3 tbsp Green Matcha Powder (for color)

1 bag of cookies

1 bag of Milano’s (To use as the tombstones)

Directions: Blend all the ingredients together in a mixing bowl and refrigerate for at least 3 hours. Pour half of the chia seed pudding into a cup of your choice then layer with crumbled cookies and add your last layer of Chia Seed Pudding on top! Then sprinkle the rest of the crumbles to bury your yummy chia pudding and mark the grave with an RIP Milano cookie tombstone!

We hope you enjoy these healthy, spooky and fun Halloween chia treats! Make sure to tag us in all of your chia recipes. We love to see and help create the magic!

 

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Chia Pumpkin Muffins

No need to seek out this fall favorite from your local coffee shop – we’ve put together this sinfully easy and nutritious Chia Pumpkin Muffin recipe to make your mornings extra yummy and seasonably on-brand! These deliciously-soft and ultra-flavorful Chia Pumpkin Muffins are the absolute perfect way to start each autumn day. Best of all, clean up is a breeze! It’s time to embrace the fall and get to baking!

Ingredients:

1 tbsp Mamma Chia Organic Chia Seeds

1 1/2 cup white flour

2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp nutmeg

2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 can organic Pumpkin Puree

2 eggs

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

1/2 cup agave nectar

1 tbsp vanilla

1/2 cup walnuts (optional)

 

Directions:

 Preheat oven to 350 F. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl. In a separate bowl, mix all the wet ingredients. Transfer the wet ingredients into the dry bowl ingredients and mix together! Add in walnuts (optional) if you like and continue mixing. Spoon into muffin tins (either with paper muffin liners or greased) and bake for 25 minutes! Remove from heat and then ENJOY the fall flavors!

 

 

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Mamma Chia Summer Chia-Pops

No Summer Day is complete without a yummy frozen treat! If you’re trying to beat the heat and searching for a refreshing spin on the classic popsicle, look no further than these ice-cold Mamma Chia Summer Chia-Pops! Not only are they incredibly delicious, they’re also a great way to add more Omega-3, fiber and antioxidants to your day through the Magic of Chia®! Best of all, they’re so simple to craft at home! These homemade Chia-Pops taste just as good as they look… and they’re ridiculously good-looking! Check out the recipe below and enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 1 Vanilla – organic Honey Yogurt
  • 1 organic Mamma Chia Squeeze (we recommend Wild Raspberry or Blackberry Bliss)
  • Spirulina for the blue coloring
  • Dragon fruit Pitaya powder for pink coloring

Directions:

Step 1) Mix and Swirl the yogurt and Mamma Chia organic Chia Squeeze together in a bowl

Step 2) Drizzle in some spirulina or dragon fruit Pitaya powder for coloring

Step 3) Pour the colorful mixture into individual popsicle molds

Step 4) Freeze for about 6+ hours. We recommend overnight for the best results!

Step 5) Enjoy while you soak up the sun!

Save on your favorite Chia Squeezes for your Mamma Chia Summer Chia-Pops today by using promo code POP20 for 20% off your entire online order at www.shopmammachia.com.

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Mamma Chia Cupcakes

Did someone say cupcakes??  What about these sweet, crunchy and healthy chia chocolate and peanut butter cupcakes!! These delicious little beauties are perfect to whip up and take to your next party or simply enjoy for yourself, because at the end of a long day, a sweet treat with Mamma Chia is ALWAYS a good idea! Enjoy!

Ingredients:

Cupcakes

1 cup spelt flour

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 cup coconut sugar

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

3/4 cup almond milk

2 tbsp sunflower oil

1 tbsp applesauce

1/2 Mamma Chia Wild Raspberry Chia Squeeze

1 tbsp NuttZo Peanut Pro

1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

 

Frosting

1/4 cup dark chocolate chips

1/2 cup Nuttzo Peanut Pro

Top with Mamma Chia Granola Clusters

 

Directions:

  1. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix almond milk, oil, applesauce, NuttZo, and apple cider vinegar.
  3. Add wet to dry and mix well
  4. Fill mini muffin tin liners 3/4 of the way full
  5. Bake at 350 for 10 to 15 minutes.
  6. In the meantime, melt 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips and add to 1/2 cup Nuttzo Peanut Pro
  7. Spread cooled cupcakes with frosting and decorate with Mamma Chia Vanilla Clusters and cacao nibs
  8. Enjoy!

 

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4 Refreshing and Revitalizing Summer Cocktails You’ll Love!

It’s summertime and the living’s easy! What better way to both unwind and revitalize than with a delicious summertime, chia-infused cocktail? Are you ready to get shaking, stirring and mixing? Each recipe adds a unique, chia-riffic spin to the traditional cocktail ingredients. In addition to adding essences of lemon, lime or mint, all are infused with the Magic of Chia®! These four chia cocktails are just what you need to thrive this summer!

Note: All recipes are crafted for a 8 oz glass.

TIP: Frozen Mamma Chia ice cubes prevent diluting these delicious cocktails! Heart shapes are our go-to!

  1. Blueberry Pomegranate Chia-jito

There’s a reason why classic cocktail recipes are considered the classics; they’re timelessly enjoyed! A refreshing take on the traditional Mojito, this Chia-jito combines mint leaves and limes muddled with fresh blueberries and our Mamma Chia Blueberry Pomegranate Chia Beverage, mixed with your choice of white rum.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Mamma Chia Blueberry Pomegranate Chia Beverage
  • 1/4 cup of white rum
  • Fresh organic blueberries
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • 1 sliced lime
  • Ice cubes

Instructions:

Add 1 slice lime, 5 mint leaves, 5 blueberries in a 8 oz glass and muddle. Pour in Mamma Chia Blueberry Pomegranate Chia Beverage and rum. Garnish with blueberries, mint, lime and ENJOY!

  1. Strawberry Lemonade Chia-rita

Add a little sabor y alegría to your summer with a delicious Strawberry Lemonade Chia-rita! With a little ice, your favorite tequila and our revitalizing Strawberry Lemonade Chia Beverage, the Chia-rita is the perfect complement to a warm summer day! The colorful combination of flavors comes to life with every sip! ¡Salud!

Ingredients:

  • 1 Mamma Chia Strawberry Lemonade Chia Beverage
  • 1/4 cup tequila
  • 2 tablespoons of simple syrup
  • fresh strawberries
  • 1 sliced lemon
  • Ice cubes

Instructions:

Add Mamma Chia Strawberry Lemonade Chia Beverage, tequila, simple syrup and ice in a shaker and shake. Pour in a glass and garnish with lemon and fresh strawberries and ENJOY!

  1. Raspberry Passion Chia-politan

Pinkies up! It’s time to jazz up the go-to cosmo with our delicious and nutritious Raspberry Passion Chia Beverage! Fresh raspberries and mint leaves pair incredibly with vodka in this delightful cocktail. The libation itself is just as delicious as it is beautiful – which only adds to the fun!

Ingredients:

  • 1 Mamma Chia Raspberry Passion Chia Beverage
  • 1/4 cup vodka
  • Fresh raspberries
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • 1 sliced lime

Instructions:

 Add Mamma Chia Raspberry Passion Chia Beverage and vodka in a shaker and shake. Pour in a glass and garnish with fresh raspberries and mint leaves and ENJOY!

  1. Blackberry Hibiscus Chia-Tini

Shaken or stirred; either will do because we adore this Blackberry Hibiscus Chia-tini! Made with the freshest organic ingredients, this remix is a bit sassy, but always classy! Our Mamma Chia Blackberry Hibiscus Chia-tini infuses fresh mint and blackberries with vodka to create a delicious and sophisticated beverage!

 Ingredients:

  • 1 Mamma Chia Blackberry Hibiscus Chia Beverage
  • 1/4 cup vodka
  • Fresh blackberries
  • Fresh mint leaves

 Instructions:

 Add Mamma Chia Blackberry Hibiscus Chia Beverage and vodka into a cocktail shaker and shake it up! Pour into a cocktail glass and garnish with fresh blackberries and mint leaves and ENJOY!

 

We hope our signature Mamma Chia Summer Cocktails surprise, delight and make your summer all the more magical! Make sure to tag us in all of your #MammaChia creations!

 

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6 Mindful Date Ideas That We’re in Love With

It’s February and love is in the air! In a month that’s tailor made for true romance, what better way for hearts to grow than to engage the mind with your special someone? We have a big crush on these out-of-the-ordinary date ideas and we think you’ll fall for them too, so grab your sweetheart by the hand and check out these 6 Mindful Dates! It just might be a match!

Volunteer: While you’re taking the time to fall in love, why not share the love with some do-good feel-good activities? Volunteering together is a great way to spend quality time together and that passion for helping others can surely help intensify the passion in your relationship! Plus giving back to those in need is always rewarding and good for the soul! Here are few opportunities that should be easy to find in your community: animal shelters, beach cleanups, soup kitchens, youth mentorship, charity fun runs, Meals on Wheels; the options are limitless!

Learn a new skill: There might not be a better way to bond with your other half while applying your mind than by learning a new skill together! Try taking a cooking class and share a plate of a delicious meal that you made together. Sign up for some swing or salsa dancing and instantly sweep each other off your feet. Learn a new language together so you can both apply it on your next international adventure! You can put a real emphasis on what it really means to share special experiences!

Acro Yoga – This engaging discipline of yoga might really help build a deeper mental and physical connection between you and significant other! Not only is it thrilling and intimate, but it can also open up communication and trust with one. PLUS, finding fun in fitness with your partner is always an indicator for a great date night!

Staycationing – Be a tourist in your own town! You’ll both be surprised at how fun it is to recreate the thrill of a far-off jaunt (and the romance it sparks) by hitting all the most popular tourist traps in your city! Hop on a bus tour and check out how non-locals perceive your town. Swing by the most overrated local eatery and share a plate of that ‘world famous’ Mac n cheese featured on that Food Network show that one time last decade. Don’t forget to grab matching tacky souvenirs to commemorate your trip!

Bike Ride: Get the wheels spinning in your love life with a casual cruise around town! It’s always nice to get outside in the fresh air and take in some beautiful scenery with your significant other! Bonus points for tandem bikes! 😉

Hike: Couples hikes are classic but often overlooked opportunities to get some alone time with your love! Get away from daily distractions and explore together, you’ll be strengthening your connection as well as your quads! Be sure to pack some Chia Squeeze to share with your main squeeze!

Good luck lovers! Remember to send us a postcard from your honeymoon! 😉

 

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5 Simple Ways to Add Chia to Your Breakfast!

A delightfully simple way to add the benefits of chia into your diet is to start with the most important meal of the day: breakfast! Here are 5 everyday breakfasts that you’ll LOVE adding our organic chia seeds to!

  1. Smoothies: Smoothies are a favorite go-to breakfast option, especially for those on the go! For starters, they’re quick, easy and, most importantly, portable. It’s almost impossible for a smoothie to not taste great and you can get as creative as you like when adding your favorite fruits & veggies! But if you really want to jazz up the nutrition, add in some chia seeds for an instant nutrient-rich boost!  So if you’re a smoothie drinker like us, we recommend adding in some of our organic Chia Seeds to add in that extra nutritional boost, we are sure it won’t disappoint!

 

  1. Oatmeal: Oatmeal is an undeniable breakfast staple. Quick, easy to make and never ceases to make you feel warm and fuzzy inside! Try adding some of Organic Chia Granola Clusters as a topping along with sliced fruit for that extra health factor and a little bit of a yummy crunch. You won’t regret it! 🙂

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  1. Pancakes: Is It just us, or does the mere mention of the word ‘pancake’ send your taste buds into a panicked frenzy? Nothing beats the satisfaction of hot pancakes in the morning! For a guilt-free twist on a classic, our organic Chia Squeezes make a delicious replacement for maple syrup. No added sugar, just organic fruit and veggie puree that tastes amazing! It’s a MUST try!

  1. Muffins: We can’t think of any better way to get the day started then with the aroma of fresh muffins baking in the oven. That’s what pure happiness feels like! Adding organic chia seeds to the ingredient list won’t affect any of the flavor or fragrance, but it will certainly (and subtly) up the nutrition factor!

  1. Avocado Toast: Where has it been all our lives?! Some think of it as a luxury, but we just think it’s delicious (and easy to boot). Avo-toast might be a new concept (somehow) but we know it’s surely here to stay, it’s just that tasty! To give it a fancy twist, sprinkle organic chia seeds on top and make that nutrition premium!

You can purchase all of our Organic Chia Seeds, Chia Squeeze and Chia Granola Clusters here at ShopMammaChia.com. Use code LOVE15 to get 15% off your entire order!

Make sure to share all your magical Chia recipes with us using the tag #MammaChia on social media!

 

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Mamma Chia Pumpkin Pie

All things pumpkin, please! Pumpkin pie is the crown jewel of any Holiday meal for a reason; the aroma and taste wonderfully combine for the perfect blend of Fall flavors and childhood memories.

To help celebrate this iconic Holiday staple, we’ve created our own delicious organic pumpkin pie recipe complete with a Mamma Chia Granola Cluster pie crust! Delightfully rich and smooth, it’s sure to be a hit at all Grateful Gatherings!

So get that oven ready and tell your friends to save some room for dessert as we share the magic of our Mamma Chia Pumpkin Pie! Don’t forget to invite us over!

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups Mamma Chia Organic Vanilla Almond Granola Clusters – The Special Ingredient 😉
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 12oz Evaporated Milk
  • 15oz Organic Canned Pumpkin Pie Puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon Round Cloves
  • 2 Cups Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 6 Tablespoons Butter
  • 2 Large Eggs

Directions:

CRUST
Every Pumpkin pie starts with a fabulous pie crust!
1 1/2 cups finely ground Mamma Chia Vanilla Almond Granola Clusters
6 tablespoons melted butter
1/3 cup sugar

Take 1 1/2 cups of Mamma Chia Vanilla Almond Granola Clusters and ground in food processor until it is as fine as possible.

Mix the sugar and melted butter until all is combined evenly and press into a 9-inch pie plate.

Bake in oven at 375 degrees for 7 minutes. Take out and set aside to cool.

PUMPKIN PIE FILLING
3/4 cups granulated sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground cloves
2 large eggs
1 can organic pumpkin pie puree
1 12-oz can of evaporated milk

Reduce your oven temperature from 375 degrees to 350 degrees.
In a small bowl, mix the sugar, cinnamon, salt, ginger, and cloves. Set aside.
In a large bowl, beat 2 large eggs. Then, stir in the pumpkin puree, followed by the sugar and spice mixture from the small bowl.
Gradually add in the evaporated milk while mixing and mix well until all is combined evenly.
Pour pumpkin pie mixture into previously made pie shell.

Bake pie at 350 degrees for 40 to 50 minutes until a knife can be inserted and come out clean. Let cool and serve room temperature or slightly warm. Add to your Instagram story and enjoy your homemade Mamma Chia Pumpkin Pie!

From our kitchen to yours, enjoy our Mamma Chia Pumpkin Pie Recipe!
Wishing you all a magical Holiday season! <3

Soaps by Torii – Chia Cherry Lime Soap

We love handmade! We love small businesses too, especially ones that make awesome all natural products.

Torii, from Soaps By Torii, shared with us how she makes her soap and added a Mamma Chia twist. She uses all natural ingredients: non-GMO, organic, and locally sourced when possible!

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Since it’s spring, I wanted to create a scent that was light and warm. Incorporating lime essential oil into the mix and using Chia as the exfoliant, I ended up with a soap inspired by Cherry Lime Vitality!!

First, I melted all of my oils and Shea butter on the stove top. I use stainless bowls, as to not crack the bowl when it heats up.

After everything is heated I let both bowls cool to about 100-120 degrees and try to keep them within a 20 degree range of each other. I then mix them together using a stick blender or emulisifier.

They reach a consistency which is called “trace” that is pretty close to pudding. I then add my add-ins such as color (clay in this instance), scent(essential oils), and of course some Mamma Chia Seeds!


Mix some more and pour into a parchment paper lined mold. Beginners can use a clean shoe box lined. Sprinkle chia seeds on top while it’s still wet. Let sit 24hrs. Remove from mold. Slice. Let sliced bars “cure” for at least three weeks before using. This time allows the ph of the soap to lower and slightly dehydrates the soap for a harder bar that lasts longer.

Share your soap with friends and loved ones! It’s the perfect edition to an Easter basket or spring shower gift. You can find Torii’s soap on Instagram here @soapbytorii

Suns Out Buns Out

The buns are out and the sweet potato rounds are in. Say NO to the grains and dairy this spring! Why?

Because, spring means summer is just around the corner, and so are the shorts and swim suits. Not only will cutting out of grains and dairy from most (if not all) of your meals, means a healthier inside too and that’s what matters most! Let’s keep our bods feeling good, because we deserve to be our best.

You don’t have to give up taste and texture when you eliminate certain foods from your diet or mea, you’re simply expanding your pallet. Sophistication and all that jazz! We opted for organic grass fed  Bison instead of Cow, as its a leaner protein, and subbed our cheese for grilled artichoke and topped this burger with spicy BBQ Sauce.

So this weekend force spring upon yourselves and uncover that grill!

Ingredients:

Organic Grass Fed Bison (find it at Costco)

Basil

Tomato

Artichoke hearts (find these at Sprouts, Trader Joes, and Whole Foods)

Red Onion

Sweet Potatoes (Or jeweled yams)

Avocado Oil

(You can also top this with avocado or Guacamole.. Oh the things you think about later)

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Cut the sweet potatoes in disks

Toss them around in some avocado oil, sea salt, and pepper

*These take about 3-4 minutes on each side. Keep your eye on them!

Season your Bison

*Cook until 140F (about 5 minutes each side.)

Throw on your artichokes and onions grill

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Assemble your burger and enjoy!

 

Three Things

HIP HIP HOORAY FOR FRI-YAY!!!

Living for the weekend right? That moment we all have when you realize you have a few days to do whatever you want; no meetings, no conference calls, just pure unadulterated weekend vibes.

Let’s face it, all week long we look for ways to remind ourselves of the good stuff only weekends can provide.

One thing’s certain anytime we sip or squeeze a Mamma Chia during our work day, there’s that instant sensation of weekend bliss. It’s a mini inner-body-parts-reviv-acation we wish would last all day, and so desperately need.

So with tomorrow being Fri-yay, we’ve come up with three ways you can weekend all week and make your actual weekends count.

1. Don’t Sleep In

Studies show you can’t actually catch up on the sleep you miss, and waking up late on those weekend days messes with you when good ol’ Monday roles around.

Instead SLOW DOWN. Don’t be in such a hurry to get out the door. Have some morning coffee while staying in your pajamas a little bit longer.

*Tip: Diffuse lavender essential oils, or tuck dried lavender filled pouches in your pillow. Lavender helps you sleep so you’ll wake up feeling like everyday isn’t Monday!

2. Yoga

No slumping into the couch all weekend. Many of us have jobs that cause us to be sedentary for a good portion of our day.

We are free spirits, our bodies are truly healthiest when they reflect that.

There are so many outlets available and they don’t have to cost a lot either! Find a free class, or snag that Groupon, or YouTube it. Whatever you do just find yourself a space and stretch out your body.

https://www.doyogawithme.com/

https://www.butiyoga.com/

* Keep your body whole keep your mind present. Share your favorite yoga poses with us. #mammachia

3.  Reward

You work your butt off! Rewarding ourselves with positive thoughts, energy, and the occasional gift is so important in generating a constant light around ourselves.

Don’t let a reward be self-destructive the way a two-for-one happy hour can be, or a cheat meal full of processed food satisfying something emotional that ends up making you feel bloated.

A reward can be enjoying good company, buying yourself flowers, taking that weekend trek to somewhere new and exciting. Reward your hard work and be lighter for it!

A few of our reward wants:

Candle (available on Pigment)


Succulents! They never get old. Head to a local nursery or garden store

and pick yourself up a couple bring them home, name them, and put them in one of these Mint Pots


Lastly, everyone needs water. Pick yourself up a Swell Bottle, because you deserve to be hydrating in style.

Too Good To Be Two Ingredient Chocolate Truffles

Too Good To Be Two Ingredient Chocolate Truffles

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There comes a moment when our hearts scream for chocolate. Our minds tell us no, stay away from the sugar packed, processed, artificial deliciousness that is most chocolate candies and treats. We have the solution! Not only is this recipe so easy to make, but it literally will take you ten minutes. Time is of the essence when it comes to consuming chocolate, there is literally no time to waste. So here they are! Our “Too Good To Be Two Ingredient (or vegan) Chocolate Truffles.”

 

 

What You Need

1 Cup + 4 Tablespoons Vegan Chocolate

1 Cup Organic Almond Milk (or coconut)

*For our topping we used raw slivered almonds. You can use really anything. Some other options are cocoa powder, powdered sugar, sesame seeds, other sorts of crushed nuts, etc.

For The Filling 

Simply chop chocolate
Heat up the almond (or coconut) milk
Pour over chocolate
Melt
Stir
Chill (or don’t chill and sit and eat it with a spoon, no one says you have to finish these.)

For The Coating 

While the filling chill melt straight chocolate in a double boiler

Once they are chilled scoop them and roll into small balls

Dip them into a the melted chocolate and roll around in the almonds

Chill again.

Eat them!
Have one, two, or ten. These things are bordering the line of healthy, so it’s rude to only eat one.

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Jar Full Of Blues

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Too good to be just a blueberry smoothie!

You’ll love this bit of purple and red magic to seed your soul. Perfect for mornings or as a snack!

For The Smoothie:

2 Large Handfuls of Frozen or Fresh Blueberries

1 Large Handfuls of Frozen or Fresh Raspberries

2 Ripe Bananas(Use frozen for extra texture)

*Try using half an avocado or frozen mango instead of banana

1/2 cup Organic Apple Sauce

Handful of Ice

1/4 Cup Organic Almond Milk

Blend until you’ve got the blues!

Layer it up!

Create a base with Mamma Chia Vitality Granola

Pour that blues smooth smoothie in

Follow with another layer of granola and pack the top with fresh fruit

Option: add Mamma Chia organic Chia Seed and organic shelled hempseed to the top

NOW EAT IT!

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Why We Love: Blackberry

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Blackberries are a true super-food, they carry a number of benefits that can reduce intestinal inflammation and protect the body. Many of the micronutrients present in blackberries have antioxidant activity that works to help nuetralize “free radicals,” which can damage the cells and are a major source of disease and aging.

Mamma Chia is always looking for ways to Seed The Soul, and utilize our products and the whole super food ingredients we jam into each one of them. So grab a cup of blackberries, have them as a snack or toss them in your favorite chia breakfast bowl.

To take it one step further, we are giving you a quick easy salad recipe that incorporates our Vitality Blackberry Bliss Squeeze, and fresh Blackberries. Give this recipe a try and make sure to share yours with us!

Ingredients

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Salad

Organic Blackberries

Organic Arugula

Organic Roasted Pistachios

Organic Dried Figs

Organic Mamma Chia Seeds

*Optional Goat Cheese

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Dressing

1⁄2 Blackberry Bliss Squeeze

1⁄2 Cup Balsamic Vinegar

1⁄2 Cup Cherry Preserves

1⁄4 Cup Red Wine Vinegar

1 Cup Olive Oil

Dash Pink Himalayan Salt

Dash of Pepper

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Directions

Make the salad. You got this on dial. Slice those figs, toss on the blackberries, chia seeds, pistachios, and crumble the goat cheese.

For the Dressing

In a medium saucepan on medium high heat add vinegar, until boiling then simmer till reduced by half. (You’re making a reduction) Add preserves and cook 1 minute. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature. Whisk in red wine vinegar, Black Berry Blast Chia Squeeze, and then the olive oil. Season with salt & pepper.

*If you don’t have the time, or the motivation to make the dressing from scratch, this salad pairs well with any sort of balsamic dressing. Simply drizzle the squeeze directly onto the finished salad.

ENJOY!

Mamma’s Mask

Mamma Chia is all about living a life full of Vitality. That means taking care of ourselves inside, and out. For our last January wellness post we’ve come up with a perfect at home clay mask that does just that.

Throughout history healing clays have been used by numerous cultures to help rid the body of toxins, as well as heal skin, leaving it looking smooth and bright. Mamma’s Mask uses Bentonite Clay, known to absorb and remove toxins, heavy metals, impurities, and chemicals. Bentonite Clay can also help irritation caused from eczema, psoriasis, chicken pox, insect bites, burns, and unwanted blemishes. It’s a unique clay due to its ability to produce an an electrical charge once it comes in contact with liquid. When the liquid is added, the electrical components in the clay change. This is what gives the Bentonite the ability to absorb toxins.

It’s like a science experiment you get to do on your face! So many masks you buy in stores contain this healing clay, or other clays like it. They also contain chemicals and additives our bodies really don’t need to get the job done!

Ingredients

4 Tbsp Braggs Organic Apple Cider Vinegar

5 Tbsp Bentonite Clay Powder (find it at most vitamin shoppes or online)

1-2 Drops Lavender Essential Oil

1-2 Drops Tea Tree Essential Oil

2 Tsp Organic Lemon Juice

*Optional: 2 tsp Raw Honey

Directions

Place your lemon juice and apple cider vinegar in one bowl, and your clay in a separate one.

Slowly pour the liquid into the bowl with the clay, as you simultaneously stir the mixture.

Add two to three drops of your lavender, and tea tree essential oils. (This is when you would add the honey.)

Mix until all ingredients are combined. (Make sure there are no clumps of clay that haven’t been mixed in well.)

Apply paste evenly across face. Leave on for about 30 minutes. (If you have sensitive skin, reduce the time to 15 minutes.) Mask should completely dry before removing.

*Do a patch test first for about 10-15 minutes. Even though these ingredients are great for us, everyone’s body reacts differently to different things.

To remove, simply use a wash cloth soaked in warm water. We recommend letting the wash cloth sit on your face for about a minute, giving the heat and moisture time to break apart the hard clay. Next, gently wipe away the mask. Rinse and repeat if needed. We suggest using this Mamma’s Facemask 1-2 times a week.

Turning Mantra Into Action

While 2017 is all about incorporating our mantras, January is all about wellness! This post is aimed at giving you examples of how to turn those mantras into actions. Our overall wellness should be a focal point in every aspect of our lives. From the foods we useto nourish our bodies, to the remedies we use to keep ourselves whole, to creating tidy spaces where we can manifest creativity, maintaining wellness throughout the year is imperative to our personal growth!

To continue with our ideas of being well and living by our mantras, we’ve put together a few ways for you to quickly reset your mind, body, and soul.

Revisit these all year-round, whenever you need to recenter yourself!

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I Am Free From Clutter

“The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” written by Marie Kondo was featured as number one on the  New York Times best seller list. Throughout her book she walks readers through a step-by-step process of cleaning up their spaces. Use this mantra to declutter your life. Start simply by discarding unnecessary time wasters on your digital devices. Next, move onto your car, and end with the largest project, your home.

You’ll find with exhaling all we don’t need, we give ourselves space to inhale beauty, contentment, and productivity.

We are firm believers that a clear, well curated, space can help cultivate peace, and serenity, while providing a place to create and inspire ourselves and others.

*You can buy the book HERE

I Am Nourished 

There are so many foods we could talk about here. Heck! We could do an entire year’s worth of posts, just on what each food does to nourish our soul, and feed our body. Chia is close to our heart, it’s the reason we love what we do. Any chance to share more about the benefits of these funky little seeds with you,  is an opportunity we’ll jump at!

We love the powerful benefits of Chia! Chia seeds are among the most concentrated sources of  calcium. In fact, they contain about three times more per ounce than skim milk! Each one of our Mamma Chia Vitality Beverages is jammed packed with a daily dose of Omega-3, 25% of our dietary fiber and 4 grams of complete protein!

Who better to turn to than our friends, who are already incorporating Mamma Chia Seeds into their daily diets.

Now you can too!!

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Who said you had to eat a meal with a spoon or fork? Chia seed are a great addition to any healthy smoothie!

From Earthy Andy, Neapolitan Chia Partfait/Smoothie

California Country Gal used our Mango Coconut Chia Squeeze to make Grain Free Bread Pudding 

A fan favorite of ours from Instagram @FromMyVeganKitchen shows us how three simple ingredients can turn into a delicious stack of Chia pancakes.

* We love to see how you are nourishing your bodies with the power of Chia! Make sure to tag us and use the hashtag #MammaChia and #MammaChiaMakes to share your recipes with us and the rest of the Mamma Chia family!

I Am Hydrated 

Start your mornings off with a big dose of hydration by drinking a cup of hot water with a whole lot of lemon.

1. Lemon water helps rejuvenate dull skin.

2. Drinking lemon water aids in digestion, leaving your tummy feeling better, and you looking less bloated.

3. Lemon water has been known to boost your energy levels while giving you needed vitamin C.

Whether it’s boosting your immune system, or aiding in balancing your body’s PH levels, with water, there’s a little something for everyone!

Infusing your water with fruit is a simple yet effective way to assist in detoxing your body. Not to mention the added flavors make water way more exciting to drink! Chances are, you’ll not only enjoy making these pretty drinks but love the way they taste too!

I fill My Mind, Body, And Soul

In our last post of 2016, we talked about choosing mantras over resolutions. Dedicate time each day to evaluate yourself.  A large focus for this year should be whether or not we are truly living our mantras, inviting in all they have to offer us.

Make 2017 and every year after, a year where you fulfill goals, and attract positivity into your life. Set time to keep filling in these bucket lists, as well as giving yourself time to reflect, and find ways to turn these mantras into actions.

Find, or set up, a quiet space to keep only for you and your soul. Spend time here each day, even if it’s only for a few minutes. Meditate on your mantras, and refocus if need be. Work hard with us this year to solidify your daily, weekly, monthly, and life long intentions. Sometimes, we need a simple reset, and a reminder of what we need to fill our mind, body, and soul.

#SeedYourSoul #MammaChia

Share with us how you are turning your mantras into actions! We might just share them in our next week’s blog!

Mamma’s Throat Soothers

Mamma's Throat Soothers

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Cold season, it’s not just about weather my friends. We all know the symptoms we do our best to avoid this time of year. The only way to do it would be to stay cooped up inside, binge watch Netflix, while living off shipments of Mamma Chia Vitality Granola, and Mamma Chia Seed Pudding. As amazing as this does sound, we must all face the world and their stuffy-nose-coughing-faces.

Have no fear Mamma Chian’s we are here to get you through all types of cold this season, and hopefully leave you feeling a bit better. To continue with our Winter Wellness we are making throat drops. Skip buying brands that contain artificial colors and additives we can’t pronounce. These not only taste better, but they’re better for you.

Minimal. Natural. The way an ingredient list should be.

 

Ingredients:

1 cup tea

1 organic lemon (juiced)

1/2 cup manuka honey

1 tbsp cloves (optional)

Make It:

First, make your tea. For these drops we went with straight Lavender and a Lemongrass Ginger (Earl Grey also works great). Feel free to choose any flavor. Do some research on what each tea can do for your body, and go from there!

 Pour that cup of tea into your pot, and stick on the stove top.

* An option which we left out of ours would to be add cloves. The oils in cloves are known to help break down the “cold glue” (eww gunk) in the back of your throat, as well as kill germs.

Squeeze your lemon into the pot (we went with a whole lemon)

Pour in the manuka honey and watch the magic happen!

*Honey is a natural cough suppressant, as well as a great way to soothe the throat.

Allow to boil, strain anything you added, or may have missed (lemon seeds, who knew when you squeezed a lemon seeds came flying out. Note: squeeze lemon into a bowl first, strain seeds as you add it to the pot…)

  You want this throat saving potion hot! Try to get the mixture up to 300 degrees. If you don’t have a candy thermometer just hanging out in your kitchen, use a glass of ice water. Drop a tiny bit of the mixture into the glass, if it solidifies, it’s ready.

Carefully spoon the mixture onto parchment paper.

Yours will be better circles than ours. Great thing is, you’re going to eat these, so if they aren’t perfect circles no need to worry. If you want your drops to be pretty, silicone molds work really well!

Let the drops harden (feel free to put these little guys in the freezer).

You did it!

Once hardened keep in a small jar, canvas bag, or up-cycled metal mint container.

Give these a try, tell us know what you think!  We love hearing from you. If you have any other tips to make the cold season less cold share them with us! #MammaChia

Mamma’s Winter Wellness

Say no to the aches, coughs, and fevers this year! Mamma Chia is here to give you the extra boost and support needed during this cold and flu season, so you can get back to what you love doing most. We’ve put together three of our favorite wellness remedies to help keep you and your family, healthy and ready for adventure this winter! Save these recipes for use all year round as they’ll make a great addition to your daily wellness regimen.

Cold Symptom Relieving Tea

2 teaspoons organic sage

Juice of one organic lemon (or one teaspoon lemon balm herb)

Pinch cayenne pepper

1 tablespoon (15 ml) organic honey (preferably raw)

2 teaspoons of Mamma Chia Organic Chia Seeds

*To prepare the tea, pour one cup boiling water over sage and allow to steep for 10 minutes. Strain out herbs, add remaining ingredients, and drink hot.

Diffuser Congestion Blend

2 drops of Eucalyptus

2 drops of Lemon

3 drops of Peppermint

*Essential oils are a great way to make aromatherapy a part of your day-to-day regimen. Plus, there are truly astounding health benefits from using aromatherapy! Essential oils have the ability to boost energy levels, speed up healing, eliminate headaches, strengthen our immune systems, improve digestion, act as a cleaning agent, and purify air. Use this blend to help ease any congestion!

Chest Rub

2 drops of lavender

2 drops of frankincense

4 drops of cedarwood or melaleuca

4 drops of wild orange

1 1/2 tbs Shea butter

1 1/2 tsp organic coconut oil

*Gently melt the Shea butter and coconut oil together. Remove from heat and stir in essential oils. Transfer to a container with a tight fitting lid. (A jar or Tupperware works fine)

Mammas Winter Wellness

We like to get our oils from these sites:

 Plant Therapy

  Mountain Rose Herbs

Auracacia

 Young Living

Mantras Over Resolutions

Mantras Over Resolutions

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2017 is essentially here and with the New Year comes a whole list of resolutions! Resolutions can be daunting, truly limiting to our unconscious. Common resolutions people make are often intended to break a pattern, or accomplish something they feel will change their lives for the better. Truth is, 80% of those who make resolutions on January 1 will have given up by Valentine’s Day!

So this year, we’ve decided to skip the resolutions altogether! We have come up with two positive ways to set a tone of inspiration and creativity in 2017.

First pick a mantra. A mantra is a powerful word or phrase that creates meaning differently than a typical sentence. A mantra, when repeated over and over, affirms our belief in ourselves. We begin to allow its meaning to seep below the surface, into our subconscious, helping to shift our negative habits and patterns into positive ones. A mantra can have a significant impact on our lives!

What we think and speak shapes how we feel inside and how we see the world around us. Boost your confidence this year and allow yourself to highlight and focus in on trust, courage, love, creativity, success, confidence, balance, partnership & clarity. Use words that are clear and easy to remember. Begin each day by repeating your mantra out loud or silently to yourself. Allow the words to guide your daily intentions and be the driving force of positivity!  Here are some examples:

*Seed Your Soul

*I am here to grow

*I choose calmness over anxiety

*I am strong and healthy

*I strive to improve

We also think a bucket list is more interesting than a list of resolutions as it inspires us to explore, create, and make time for growing as individuals! Whether it’s exploring a new place, or trying a new activity, this list can consist of items that are as simple as eating at a restaurant you’ve been driving by for years or visiting your family a little more often. Your list can grow through the year as new ideas manifest themselves. Enjoy the simplicity of it. Set time aside to allow yourself to check off the items on your bucket list instead of your resolutions list! Your bucket list is a group of things you should look forward to doing, a way of creating new memories and trying something new!

We made a few printable templates to get you started. Download them below, set forth and be inspired this year!!!

Mantras Over Resolutions

Mantras Over Resolutions

Mantras Over Resolutions

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Chia Holiday Brunch

Chia Holiday Brunch

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To wrap up our #chiaholiday, we asked artist and foodie Heather Fenner to

make us her favorite brunch! A painter, wife, and mom of three from Los Angeles, she knows

a few things about making a filling and well decorated Holiday Brunch! Oh, and it’s super yummy, too!

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The Holidays are all about family, food and fun. Don’t you agree?!

For your holiday gathering you have to pull out all the stops, ring those bells and deck those halls! 

This is why I love to make an amazing Christmas Morning Brunch! This year I’m making two versions of my famous overnight French toast bake.

One will be a paleo version, as many of us in my family are Paleo/Primal, and of course the traditional version, as well. 

Hot apple cider and bottomless mimosas shall flow freely… especially the mimosas. Definitely the mimosas. 

Wait. What was I talking about ?! Oh right, the Brunch!

One of my favorite egg dishes is a frittata. But when you have several hungry family members to feed, I love changing it up a bit.

I make the mix but add it to muffin tins instead! I actually double, sometimes even triple the recipe for my Mamma Chia Seed Frittata.

The best part about baking the recipe in muffin tins are all the left overs. They’re great when someone needs a quick snack.

I mean let’s face it, after all of those mimosas the only thing Mrs. Claus wants to cook is herself, in a nice hot bath, while sipping on her bottomless mimosa!

So here is my recipe for my Chia Seed Frittata Muffins which complement as a side to any Christmas Brunch!

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INGREDIENTS
3/4 cup shredded store bought organic hash browns
(If you make your own has browns) 3/4 cup shredded potato
4 whole organic eggs
4 egg whites or 3/4 cup of liquid store whites
1/4 cup organic cherry tomatoes diced
1/3 cup organic white or sweet onion diced
3 tbs organic canned green chilies
1/4 cup organic artichoke hearts diced
1/4 cup organic fresh cilantro finely chopped
2 tbs organic fresh chives finely chopped
1 cup organic pepper jack cheese shredded
1/4 cup organic feta cheese
3 tbs organic Mamma Chia Organic White Chia Seeds
Salt

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DIRECTIONS:

  • Preheat Oven to 350 Degrees
  • Prepare the hash browns according to instructions – these will be added in the next step
  • In a medium sized bowl, whisk eggs with egg whites. Add remaining ingredients; mix well to combine.
  • Prepare a muffin tin with nonstick baking spray. Pour egg mixture evenly into cups.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until set. Remove from oven; set aside to cool for about 5 minutes
  • Serve warm or place in the refrigerator for up to 5 days and serve for a quick breakfast or snack

*Pair with a Mamma Chia Vitality Drink Mimosa!

Simply mix together a desired amount of organic orange juice and your favorite

Mamma Chia Vitality Beverage in a flute glass. Pour over with champagne and enjoy!

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Grain Free Bread Pudding

Grain Free Bread Pudding

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We love when our products can be used in alternative ways!  Our Chia Squeeze is no exception and is not only great for a grab-n-go snack, but, as you’ll see below, can be a great addition to some recipes!

California Country Gal’s Annabelle Lee is back to share a recipe that uses our Chia Squeeze in a new and unique way!  Check out her recipe for a delicious Grain Free Bread Pudding that is a great breakfast or dessert for your holiday crowd!

“I love my Mamma Chia Squeeze Pouches  for grab-and-go treats, but they also make great quick and easy sauces!”

GRAIN FREE BREAD PUDDING with CHIA SQUEEZE BOURBON SAUCE

Serves 10

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 loaf Rustic or Sandwich Bread made from California Country Mix
  • 1/2 cup of your favorite nuts such as macadamias, walnuts or pecans
  • 1 1/2 cups of your favorite fruit such as chopped apple, orange or blueberries
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups coconut milk or heavy cream
  • Sweetener to equal 1/2 cup sugar, I used erythritol/monk fruit blend
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/3 teaspoon stevia
  • 1 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg

DIRECTIONS

  1. Cut the crusts off the bread, (dry them for bread crumbs or treat the crusts to your dogs!
  2. Cut the bread into 1/2 inch pieces (no need to dry the bread out)
  3. Coat an 8-inch square baking dish or 8-9-inch deep dish pie pan with butter
  4. Add the bread cubes, nuts and chopped fruit, toss lightly
  5. Whisk together the rest of the ingredients and carefully pour over the bread cubes
  6. Cover with plastic wrap and gently press down to submerge all the bread
  7. Let rest at least 2 hours on the counter (or up to 24 hours in the refrigerator
  8. Heat the oven to 350˚ and bake 40-50 minutes, until the top is brown and the center is set
  9. Serve warm with Chia Bourbon Sauce


CHIA BOURBON SAUCE

  1. 2 tablespoons butter
  2. 1 package of your favorite Chia Squeeze; I used Coconut Mango
  3. Your favorite sweetener, to taste. I used stevia drops
  4. 1-2 tablespoons bourbon (optional)

Melt the butter in a small saucepan and whisk in the rest of the ingredients.

Teas The Season

Teas The Season

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Teas the season for homemade tea! Get ready to sooth some souls with your own seasonal blend. If you’ve been looking for a personal, last minute gift idea, this DIY is sure to bring much needed warmth to your holiday season!

Step One:

Head down to your local spice shop, or pick up a few packages of your favorite organic loose leaf tea blends.

Tea is a great gift, especially during the chillier months. Not to mention it looks so pretty!

Experiment with your blends. Scout out different types of edible tea flowers and spices.

A few of our holiday favorites include peppermint, orange peel, cranberry and cinnamon.

We went with an invigorating three ingredient blend.

Our Blend

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*Organic Vanilla Earl Grey

*Organic Dried Rose Petals

*Organic Crystalized Ginger

Teas the Season

Teas the Season

Teas the Season
Step Two:

Mix all your ingredients in a bowl. Keep in mind, tea smells similar to the way it will taste. We chose a base tea and added accompanying flavors to create a unique blend with delightful aromas.

Teas the Season

Teas the Season

Teas the Season

Teas the Season

Step Three:

Once you’ve mixed up the perfect homemade tea, get creative with your packaging! Glass is a great way to display your colorful creations. You can also use brown paper lunch bags, or large tea bags. Wrap up in colorful yarn or twine and add a GIFT TAG!!

Teas the Season

Teas the Season

Teas the Season

Additional Pairing Ideas

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*Lavender, Hibiscus, and Vanilla

* Black tea (of your choice), Crystalized Orange Peel, Dried Orange Slices, Cinnamon, and Rainbow Black Pepper

*Dandelion Petals, Mint, and Dried Raspberry Leaves

*Lemon Verbena, Rooibos, Vanilla, and Dried Rose Petals

Teas the Season

 

Teas the Season

 

Practicing Self Care

Practicing Self Care

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Practicing Self Care

Tis the season for giving, but it’s also the time for practicing self care!

 With so much time spent giving and thinking about others, it’s easy to be lead astray with our self love efforts.

This blog post is all about taking a few minutes (or thirty) to remind ourselves to Seed Our Souls!

We believe in order to love others me must surround ourselves with well-intended acts of self care.

What does it mean? How do we do it?

We must first be aware and then acknowledge ourselves and our self worth!

We’ve pulled together a fun and relaxing way for you to sneak in some you time during the busy holiday season.

What You Need:

*Mod podge

*Paints

*Stamps

*Various art supplies

*Markers

*Craft Paper

Practicing Self Care

Step one.

Start by pulling your favorite books off the shelf! Poetry books, inspirational books, stories with passages you linger on, or head to the internet.

 

Step two.

Choose two or three of your favorites. Don’t overthink this!!! Let the words speak to you! That might sound cliche but it’s true. When you find words that resonate with you, then write them down!

 

Step three.

Contemplate. Re-read them a few times. Spend time with this step. Compare the concepts and images between the poems. What do the themes reveal about where you are in your life? What is speaking to you from within the poem? Stay open to any guidance you may receive.

 

Step four.

Pick as many as you want, or need. Blend poems and songs together. Make this your own soul song. Once you have your collection of words, spend some time thinking about what they mean to you.

 

Now get to it!

Practicing Self Care

Practicing Self Care

Practicing Self Care

Practicing Self Care

Step five.

Put your chosen words into art. Paint them, write them, stamp them on! There’s no wrong way to do this. Use the art supplies as a backdrop for your piece. Incorporate multiple mediums: water color, acrylics, paints. Have fun with this. This is your time to practice self-love.

Practicing Self Care

Practicing Self CareStep six.

Display your work. Let it serve as a reminder of all the great things you are and will become. Share it with others, inspire them to spend some time loving themselves, too!

Practicing Self Care

Practicing Self Care

We hope you take some time this holiday season to focus on yourself. With the new year fast approaching so many of us will set resolutions for ourselves. Seed Your Soul and focus on self care.  Let this be the way we end this year and start the next.

Happy Holidays!

Hot Chia Chocolate

Hot Chia Chocolate

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Add a new tradition this season!

Replace your chill with chia on these frosty days.  Seed your soul with rich and creamy, slightly spiced Hot Chia-colate. We promise one batch won’t be enough!! You’ll be making this warm chocolaty treat time and time again!

Grab your favorite mug, curl up with your favorites, and sip on a cup of Hot Chia Chocolate!

Did we mention that it’s super easy to make? Simply throw all the ingredients in your crock-pot and stir every hour. Wow! The easiest homemade hot chocolate (and the most delicious) that you’ve ever made!

 The most amazing part is that you get all the benefits of the chia!  Omega-3s, protein, fiber and more make this warm delight a bit more nutritious than your normal cocoa.  So sip on my friends!

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You Will Need:

*Organic Bittersweet Chocolate
* Organic Cocoa Powder
*  Organic Mamma Chia Seeds
* Organic Cinnamon
* Organic Nutmeg
* Organic Chili Powder
* Organic Almond Milk

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Ingredients:
* 1 tbs organic cocoa powder
* 1/3 cup hot water
* 4 ounces chopped organic bittersweet chocolate
* 2 tbs Mamma Chia Organic Chia Seeds
* 2 sticks organic cinnamon
* 1/2 tsp organic cinnamon powder
* 1/8 tsp organic nutmeg
* 1/2 tsp organic chili powder (optional)
* 4 cups (1 quart) organic almond milk (2% or skim is also fine)                                                                                                                         * 1/2 cup organic marsh mellows (try to find ones without corn syrup)

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*Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 2 hours
Total time: 2 hours 5 mins
Serves: 4-6 servings

* In a small bowl combine the hot water and the cocoa powder, stir until smooth.

* In the base of the slow cooker, add the bittersweet chocolate, cinnamon stick, cinnamon powder, nutmeg, almond milk, along with the cocoa powder mixture. Heat on low for 2 hours, stirring every 30 minutes or so.

* Serve warm with marshmallows, whipped cream, chocolate syrup, or chocolate shavings! Get creative!

Mamma Chia’s Jammin’ Holiday Playlist

Mamma Chia's Jammin' Holiday Playlist

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It’s the 7th day of our Chia Holiday and we bring to you the Mamma Chia Holiday Playlist!!

To continue our celebration we’ve put together the perfect mood boosting playlist to keep you in the holiday spirit!

From the car, to the office, to your holiday dinner, this playlist has you covered! Let our list of musical perfection be the backdrop of your holidays this year.

Wishing everyone a warm and joyful holiday season, full of sing-a-longs and groovy dance moves.

Enjoy!

Holiday Flair and Foliage Gift Wrap

Holiday Flair and Foliage Gift Wrap

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Wrapping can be a strenuous task for many people. Whether it’s the idea of perfection that cannot be mastered, or the millions of tiny unused pieces of wrapping paper that just don’t seem to fit any gift!

But, have no fear Mamma Chia is here to help you with our Holiday Flair and Foliage Gift Wrap! With butcher paper as the base, we’ve up-cycled our Mamma Chia Vitality Beverage bottle lid, and added some basics you can find at any craft store. Our simple, yet well thought out wrapping ideas, will have you jumping for joy when someone tears open their perfectly wrapped gift!

To Buy:

Butcher Paper

Colored Yarn

Holiday Winter Foliage (This can either be real or store-bought)

Wire Cutters (For cutting fake foliage)

Glitter

Hot Glue Gun

Clear Dry Spray Adhesive

Mamma Chia Vitality Beverage Bottle Lid

White Acrylic Paint

Holiday Flair! (Be Creative & Think Outside The Gift Box Here!)

Holiday Flair and Foliage Gift Wrap

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Directions:

Turn on Netflix, mix up a few of our Noble Experiment cocktails, and turn the stressful

hours of gift wrapping into a relaxing DIY.

There’s no wrong way to do this! The key is simplicity.  You can even add some homemade gift tags for color!

Holiday Flair and Foliage Gift Wrap

Use acrylic paint and the lid from your favorite Mamma Chia Vitality Beverage

to create your own print. Sprinkle on gold glitter.

Holiday Flair and Foliage Gift Wrap

Wrap the yarn in unique patterns, simply tuck in holiday flair or foliage.

Holiday Flair and Foliage Gift Wrap

TIP: To add glitter to the package spray lightly

with clear dry spray adhesive and then sprinkle on.

Holiday Flair and Foliage Gift Wrap
Share your designs with us! #MammaChia #MammaChiaWrap #ChiaHoliday

Chia Holiday Cocktails from The Noble Experiment

Chia Holiday Cocktails from The Noble Experiment

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There is one holiday treat that is almost better than sugar cookies. Cocktails! Chia Holiday Cocktails!

This year we said no to the same old holiday cocktail menu and yes to new creations that include chia! So we called up mixologist Andrew over at The Noble Experiment, one of California’s finest speakeasies, to help us craft three Mamma Chia inspired cocktails.

We promise they’ll make your season far brighter than any lights strung from the roof top!

One of the hardest bars to locate, you’ll find The Noble Experiment hidden in a San Diego Gaslamp Quarter restaurant called Neighborhood. Tucked behind a wall of beer kegs, the prohibition era bar is a secret known to many. Serving only pre-prohibition liquor, they spend their nights mixing up hand-crafted works of art for each patron in one of their 35 seats.

Cheers!

The Noble Experiment 

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Estrelar

.75oz London Dry gin (preferably Beefeater)
.75oz Mamma Chia Raspberry Passion Chia Vitality Beverage
1oz champagne
.75oz simple syrup ( 1:1 )
.25oz lemon
Crack of sea salt

Add gin, Raspberry Passion, simple syrup and lemon to tin. Shake with crushed ice.

Dump and top off with champagne and crushed ice.

Garnish with orchid and mint.

Estrelar was Andrew’s take on a classic French 75. Using Mamma Chia Raspberry

Passion added a nice fruit note and a wonderful texture to his champagne cocktail.

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Aguanile

1.5oz Peruvian Pisco (preferably Encanto Moscatel)
1oz Mamma Chia Coconut Mango Chia Vitality Beverage
.75oz lime
.75oz honey
Crack of sea salt

Add all ingredients to tin, shake with ice  and strain into glass over fresh ice.
Garnish with pineapple Franz, lime and a luxardo cherry.

Aguanile is fun cocktail that represents Christmas in SoCal.

It’s bright and citrusy with lots of tropical flavors.

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Salvia Hispanica

1.5oz Goslings Bermuda rum
1.5oz almond milk (vanilla)
1oz creme de cacao
1 tsp Mamma Chia Organic Chia Seeds
2 dash of xocatle mole bitters (optional)

Add all ingredients to glass, stir with crushed ice. Garnish with cinnamon stick and star anise.

Salvia Hispanica is the Holiday banger. It’s a nice milky Mexican chocolate

spiced cocktail with soft notes of Bermuda rum.

All of these cocktails were intended to be fast, simple, vegan and easily replicated.

One of the best parts is that the ingredients can be found at most super markets!

Winter Tree Garland

Winter Tree Garland

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Garland has become something we can use all year round. From birthday banners to wedding flair, it’s a great way to add a creative element to your home and event decor!

For this DIY we are stringing together a winter tree garland that you can leave up the entire season.

White with gold accents create a neutral, yet inviting color scheme that will pair well with your existing holiday decorations. It’s all about creating pieces you can use and reuse, time and time again!

You will need:

White and Gold acrylic paint

Twine

Thick cardboard or craft wood (You can find this at most craft stores)

Gold Glitter

 

Step One: Cut your cardboard or craft wood into 10 trees. Here is a stencil you can print: Free Tree Stencil

Step Two: Cut a slit up the bottom of five trees and a slit down the top of five trees.

For the five trees that have the slit on the top, punch two holes, this is where you will feed in your twine later.

Step Three: Paint your trees white

Step Four: Let it dry

Step Five: Brush your gold paint across each tree in various spots, there’s no wrong way to do this, so have fun!

Step Six: Add glitter (we love lots of glitter!)

Step Seven: Feed your twine & hang it up!

Holiday Gift Tags

Holiday Gift Tags

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There are so many things to remember at the holidays!  So why make that extra trek to the store when you’re wrapping and realize you don’t have any tags? With these gift tag designs, you can simply print-at-home and finish up without the added stress!

Gift tags are a great way to personalize a present, while incorporating a unique design element in your wrapping. Our friends over at River & Bridge created gift tag designs just for Mamma Chia!

River & Bridge is a boutique design, print and photobooth company based in Orange County, California – owned & operated by Brandon & Heather Myers. We love what our clients love: good eats, handcrafted drinks, thoughtful design, and creating friendships through new experiences. We believe the smallest details matter. When we’re not making your creative dreams come true, we are hanging out with our 3 little ones (Hudson, London & Bishop). One of our favorite holiday activities is baking cookies and searching for the best Christmas lights around!

 Find the printable PDF (with instructions) in the link below.

TIP: Print out a few extra sheets and use these awesome designs as place cards on your holiday dinner table.

 

Click here to download the printable PDF: River & Bridge Gift Tags

Mamma Chia Cranberry Salad

Chia Cranberry Salad

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We’ve teamed up with California Country Gal to bring you a delicious holiday table favorite! Her company specializes in starch free, grain free bread mixes, and other auto-immune friendly treats.

Check out her website here: California Country Gal

I always make a ton of cranberry sauce for the holidays because it keeps well, takes minutes to make and is so easy to do there’s just no reason to buy canned.  BUT when I’m a lazy gal, opening a can works here too.  The raw (enzyme rich!) ingredients in this salad make it delightfully refreshing and even better the next day for breakfast.

CHIA CRANBERRY SALAD

Serves 10-12

INGREDIENTS

Sweetener to equal 1 cup sugar.  I used 1 cup erythritol

1 1/2 tablespoon organic gelatin or agar powder

1 cup organic cherry juice

1 thin skinned organic orange

2 cups fresh organic cranberries

1 1/2 cup organic whole cranberry sauce (homemade preferably)

1 cup organic sour cream

2-4 tablespoons port wine (optional)

1/2 cup diced organic celery

1/2 cup chopped organic walnuts

2 tablespoons Mamma Chia organic chia seeds

2/3 teaspoon organic cinnamon

½ teaspoon stevia or Pure Monk

DIRECTIONS

  1. Line a jello mold or large bowl with plastic wrap or coat with mild tasting oil or cooking spray.
  2. In a small saucepan, stir together the erythritol and gelatin.
  3. Slowly stir in the cherry juice. Warm and stir over low heat until dissolved.  Set aside to cool.
  4. Chop and de-seed the orange and put into your blender.
  5. Add half the cranberries to the blender.
  6. When the juice/gelatin mixture is cooled a bit, add to the blender and blend until the orange is in small pieces.
  7. Add the rest of the cranberries and pulse to chop, set aside.
  8. In a large bowl stir together the rest of the ingredients.
  9. Stir in the contents of the blender until well combined.
  10. Pour into the prepared bowl or mold and refrigerate until set, about 3 hours.
  11. Unmold and serve with sauce: 1/3 cup sour cream, zest and juice of one orange.

Enjoy!

Cranberry Chia Sugar Scrub

Cranberry Chia Sugar Scrub

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Homemade gifts are truly the most special, especially ones that seed your skin! Why not spend time this holiday season, crafting your own handmade scrub, with the help of Mamma Chia! Our Cranberry Chia Sugar Scrub is the perfect gift to share with co-workers, teachers, neighbors, and family! Simple and easy to make, we promise this will be a go-to for all occasions.

Oh, and don’t forget to make a jar for yourself!

Cranberry Chia Sugar Scrub

Need Need Need!

  • 1 cup Organic Granulated White Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Organic Coconut Oil or Olive Oil
  • 1 oz of Mamma Chia Organic Chia Seeds
  • 12 ml Organic Cranberry Seed Essential Oil. You can order it here ( if you want to make other scents we recommend lavender or mandarin
  • Mason jars or Bail jars
  • For color: We used strawberry gelatin mix but food coloring, hibiscus powder, or any sort of natural tint used in baking will work

Get to it!

TIP: If using coconut oil make sure to melt on the stove top or in the microwave.

Cranberry Chia Sugar Scrub

The sugar should be wet but not soupy. If too much coconut oil is used, the mixture will solidify once the coconut oil returns to room temperature.

Cranberry Chia Sugar Scrub

TIP: If you are using olive oil skip the first two steps.

Cranberry Chia Sugar Scrub
Combine sugar and oil, mix it up well, and divide into separate bowls. Add coloring and essential oil.
Cranberry Chia Sugar Scrub
Add the chia seeds last and stir well!
Cranberry Chia Sugar Scrub
Move the finished mixture into the jar, and you’re done!
Cranberry Chia Sugar Scrub

 

Let it Snowglobe

Let it Snowglobe

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We love snow! But here in sunny San Diego, we don’t get to see a lot of it, so we need to be creative and bring the snow to the sand. We thought that a fun way to upcycle our Mamma Chia bottles, and add some snow to our holiday season, would be to make homemade snowglobes! A festive and simple DIY that everyone will enjoy creating together. Let it Snowglobe!!

Let It Snowglobe

Materials:

Recycled glass bottles or mason jars (We used a Mamma Chia bottle of course!)

Faux flowers, garland, ornaments, and all sorts of holiday flair!

Gold glitter

Fake snow confetti

Hot glue

Liquid glycerin

Distilled water

Let It Snowglobe

Glue the ornamentation to the inside of the jar lid

Tip: Leave enough room on the edge of the lid to make sure the lid will close securely around the entire jar

Let It Snowglobe

Add 2-3 pinches of glitter and snow to the jar

Tip: Less is more when adding the snow

Fill the jar with water, leaving a 1 1/2″ space at the top for displacement

Add 1-3 tablespoons of glycerin, depending on the size of your jar

Let It Snowglobe
Tip: Glycerin can be found in the cake supply or soap making aisle at craft stores

Insert the finished lid into the jar, sealing with the ring band

You’re done! Shake up your globe, and watch it snow!

Don’t forget to tag yours: #Letitsnowglobe #MammaChia

Tip: This is a great craft for the classroom, at home with the kids, or your holiday party!

You can skip the water and glycerin for a “less mess” option.

Let It Snowglobe

Let It Snowglobe

DIY Gratitude Wall Hanging

DIY Gratitude Wall Hanging

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With the holidays quickly approaching, we often lose sight of what’s most important. Let us reflect and be mindful by giving thanks and expressing gratitude to those you love, and all the beauty around you. Practicing gratitude every day can make a huge difference in your life, which is why we often say “Gratitude fuels the Soul.” Gratitude is a powerful practice that can revolutionize your life and change your mindset forever! Here’s a fun and easy way to remind yourself of this important practice. Be sure to hang it where you will see it everyday!

DIY Gratitude Wall Hanging | Mamma Chia

 

What You’ll Need: 

  • Wood slice (We got ours from Michaels)
  • Tan/neutral paint in “chalky” finish
  • Medium paint brush
  • Pencil
  • Black paint with a small paint brush OR black paint pen
  • Printed message of your choice. Click HERE to download our “Gratitude Fuels The Soul” template.

DIY Gratitude Wall Hanging | Mamma Chia

How: 

  1. First, paint your wood slice with your desired chalk paint. We recommend 2 coats. Let dry completely.
  2. To transfer your text onto your wood slice, shade the back of your printed text with pencil.DIY Gratitude Wall Hanging | Mamma ChiaGratitude Wall Hanging DIY | Mamma Chia
  3.  Flip it back over and you will find a faint stencil of your design!
  4. Using your paint brush in black paint OR paint pen, simply fill in your stencil. Voila!

Now you have a beautiful sign to hang in your home!

DIY Gratitude Wall Hanging | Mamma Chia

 

Pumpkin Party DIY

Pumpkin Party DIY

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Pumpkin Party DIY

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

PUMPKIN PARTY COOLER

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

Pumpkin Party DIYPumpkin Party DIYPumpkin Party DIY

*Adult supervision is suggested while handling dry ice.

Supplies: 

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

Instructions:

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

TATTOO PUMPKINS

Pumpkin Party DIY

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

Supplies: 

  • 1 pumpkin
  • Adhesive tattoos
  • Sponge or damp cloth

Directions:

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

Magical Upcycled Tealights

Magical Upcycled Tealights

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Do you enjoy the inspirational quotes you find underneath our caps? One Mamma Chia fan loved them so much she created this amazing DIY that we get to share with you! Light up your home or backyard summer BBQ with these Magical upcycled bottle cap tealights created by Julie Divinski, of Soy Wicks & Sticks! These candles are so simple to make that once you’ve burned it all the way down to the wick you can refill the lids again with scents like Bonfire Bliss, Cucumber Mint, Lavender, or Cranberry Salsa (pictured). Unleash your creative soul and brighten your spirits with one-of-a-kind scents for yourself or your friends!

Magical Upcycled Tealights | Mamma Chia Blog

Magical Upcycled Tealights | Mamma Chia blog

Supplies: 

  • Pouring pitcher
  • Large wooden spoon
  • Single electric burner or large sauce pan filled with water
  • Digital cooking thermometer
  • Electric glue gun
  • 1/2 lb. soy wax flakes
  • 1/2 ounce fragrance oil (specific for candle making)
  • Tea-light wicks (pre-tabbed wick)
  • Colored dye chips (optional)
  • Mamma Chia Beverage caps

Instructions: 

  1. Pour the soy wax flakes into a pouring pitcher and place on the electric burner or in a saucepan filled with water using low heat.
  2. Plug in hot glue gun, once warm, add a spot of glue on the metal tab of the tea light wick and place in the center of the Mamma Chia bottle cap. Set aside to cool.
  3. Melt the soy wax flakes and remove from heat once the temperature reaches 180 degrees.
  4. Using your wooden spoon add shavings of colored dye chip and your fragrance oil. Stir well for approximately 1 minute. Remove the spoon and allow the wax to cool to 135 degrees.
  5. Once the wax has cooled, slowly pour the wax in the Mamma Chia caps you set aside in Step 2, allowing the wax to set and harden.
  6. Light and enjoy your Magical Mamma Chia Tea Lights.

10 Unique Ideas to Surprise and Delight Mom this Mamma’s Day

10 Unique Ideas to Surprise and Delight Mom this Mamma's Day

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10 Unique Ideas to Surprise and Delight Mom this Mamma's Day

We love our Mammas here at Mamma Chia! We all can agree that they deserve the world for all that they’ve done for us. To show them our appreciation, we’ve rounded up a list of handmade gifts and ideas for you to spoil your Mamma this year. These budget-friendly gestures are a great way to show her she’s on your mind! Cherish your Mamma and don’t forget to tell her how much you love her!

1. Succulent Tea Cups

Tea party for two? Bring back a bit of nostalgia to when Mom used to play tea party with you! Create this dainty plant holder by treasure hunting at your local antique or thrift store to find unique pieces that hold everyone’s favorite desert plants!

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2. Potted Herbs with Printable Tags

Skip the flowers and create a couple potted herbs for Mom to maintain and use in the kitchen. This simple DIY may even start a new hobby for her!Potted-Herb-DIY-Gifts-with-Printable-Tags-2

3. Grapefruit Rosemary Bath Salts

Pamper Mom this Mother’s Day with these relaxing bath salts that allow her sit back and soak in this delightful aroma combo.DIY-grapefruit-rosemary-bath-salts-Homey-Oh-My

4. Go to Brunch

Beat the Mother’s Day crowd and take Mom out to brunch the day before or create your own brunch buffet with Mom’s favorite foods. Wanna be outside? Go have a picnic somewhere with a view. Your Mamma will sure enjoy the quality family time without any distractions!

5. Homemade Card

Are you far away from Mom this Mother’s Day? Rather than going to the store and sorting through hundreds of cards, why not make your own unique card!  Get creative and make it an arts and crafts project. Be sure to fill it with a heartfelt messages that only you can write best!DIY-Watercolor-Mothers-Day-Card

6. Pick Up the Phone

If a gift isn’t in your budget this year and you can’t spend the day with Mom, what better way to show her you’re thinking of her than some quality phone time. Rather than sending Mom a quick “Happy Mother’s Day” text, pick up the phone and give her a phone call or even Facetime! Give her your time and full attention and remember it’s the little things that count!

7. Marbled Clay Ring Dish

Moms have handfuls of jewelry and always seem to be running out of places to store it all! Make her this DIY marbled clay dish to stash her earrings and rings for a quick grab and go!diy-marbled-clay-ring-dish

8. Coffee Cup Candles

Wake up and smell the coffee or, er, the candle!  Be sure not to use Mom’s favorite mug, but choose cups that accent Mom’s decor.  The best part is that this DIY candle holder can be reused each time the candle is burned all the way through! You can’t go wrong with this gift since everyone enjoys a good scented candle.Coffee-Cup-Candles-6

9. Message in a Bottle Necklace

Leave Mom a quick little message she can wear around her neck whenever you’re apart. This sentimental gift is a great piece Mom can take anywhere and everywhere with her.IMG_8599

10. Wooden Spoon Herb Markers

For Moms who love gardening and just in time for Spring, these super simple garden markers make a gift that Mom will adore. She’ll also appreciate the fact that you’re supporting something she enjoys doing!herb markers painted planters

 

 

 

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DIY Party Tray

DIY Party Tray

April 14, 2016
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It’s time to start gearing up for the last major holiday celebration of the year! We are thrilled to share this creative DIY piece so that you can be the “hostess with the mostess” while ringing in the New Year. This fun and easy DIY Party Tray can be used for serving cocktails, hors d’ouvres, or as festive décor around the house! Either way, this custom tray will be sure to impress your guests at your New Year’s gathering!

DIY Party Tray - Mamma Chia

DIY Party Tray - Mamma Chia

What you’ll need:

  • Ceramic tray
  • Oil-based Sharpie markers (any color you prefer)
  • Alphabet Stickers
  • Oven

Instructions:

  1. Arrange your stickers on the tray in a way that appeals to you.
  2. Let your artwork dry for at least an hour.
  3. Carefully remove your stickers after the ink is dry.
  4. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and bake the tray for 30 minutes.
  5. Remove tray from the oven to cool.
  6. Wash and enjoy!

Chia-eers to a joyous holiday season and a happy new year!

DIY Party Tray - Mamma Chia

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