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Beat the Heat with Mamma Chia & Kodiak Cakes

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

Surfing

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

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

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

Click HERE for the recipe!

Caving

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

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

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

Click HERE for the recipe!

Bonfire

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

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

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

Click HERE for the recipe!

Beat the Heat Summer Adventure Challenge

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

Click HERE for the recipe!

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

Leg One

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

Leg Two

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

Leg Three

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

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

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

Annual Mamma Chia Pumpkin Carving Contest!

Trick-or-Chia! 👻

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

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

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

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Below are some examples from past years:

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

Going on now until 10/22/19.

5 Poses to Celebrate National Yoga Month

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

1. Seated Pose

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

 

2. Downward Dog Pose

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

Photo from Gaia.com

3. Tree Pose

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

Photo Taken By: Casey Richmond

4. Child’s Pose

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

 

5. Warrior Pose II

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

Photo Credits to: Heidi Kristoffer

 

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

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

National Chia Day March 23rd, 2019

National Chia Day 💜 March 23rd, 2019

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

Photo Credit: @cookiesnsandals

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

What is Chia?

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

What are the health benefits of Chia?

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

What can I do with Chia Seeds?

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

Photo Credit: @thevegnish

Here is a quick and easy Chia Pudding recipe:

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

Mamma Chia Products:

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

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

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

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

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

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

⚠️  Social Media Giveaway ⚠️

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

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

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