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National Chia Day March 23rd, 2019

National Chia Day ๐Ÿ’œ 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. ย 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:ย 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 proudย Certified B Corporation and a member ofย 1% for the Planet. We make Chia Vitality Beverages, Chia Energy Beverages, Chia Granola Clusters, and Chia Squeeze pouches.ย You can purchase our Granola Clusters, Chia Seed, and Chia Squeeze on our online store HERE.

Our Chia Energy and Chiaย 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 Chiaย 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.

โš ๏ธ ย Social Media Giveawayย โš ๏ธ

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*

Make sure to follow us on:ย Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, &ย Pinterest!

Berry Chia Yogurt Pops

Berry Chia Yogurt Pops

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Summer is right around the cornerย and the weather is already heating up! Chill out with these 5-ingredient Berry Chia Yogurt Pops thatย areย so simple to make โ€“ you wont’t even break a sweat!

Blackberry & Wild Raspberry Yogurt Pops

Ingredients:

Blackberry & Wild Raspberry Yogurt Pops

 

Directions:

  1. Blend the blackberries in a food processor or blender until it reaches a puree-like consistency.Blackberry & Wild Raspberry Yogurt Pops
  2. Grab a large bowl and pour the blackberry puree in. First, add the 2 tablespoons of organic honey and 1 Wild Raspberry Chia Squeeze with the blackberry puree. Next, add you vanilla yogurt being mindful to barely mix with the berries to create a marbled design when the Popsicle is finished.Blackberry & Wild Raspberry Yogurt Pops
  3. Fill your Popsicle molds with the completed mixture and stow away in your freezer overnight.Blackberry & Wild Raspberry Yogurt Pops
  4. Crack open the freezer, pull out a pop, and enjoy!Blackberry & Wild Raspberry Yogurt Pops

National Chia Day

National Chia Day

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It’s the most MAGICAL day of the year — National Chia Day!ย Mamma Chia has officially designated March 23rd as National Chia Day with the registrar of National Day Calendar! This day recognizes the tiny, yet powerful chia seed that has earned its reputation as being one of the MOST nutrient-rich foods on the planet! Revered by the Maya and Aztecs for their amazing healing powers and natural energy, chia seeds have become a trusted staple for people around the world and can be enjoyed in many foods and beverages!

Want to join the celebration? Here’s some fun & simple ways to celebrate #NationalChiaDay…

1. Post a chia-related photo on your social media channels and tag @MammaChia #NationalChiaDay on March 23rd. It can be a recipe, chia-related facts, your favorite Mamma Chia productsโ€ฆ the list goes on! Start your day with our Chia Granola Clusters, power through the day with our Chia Vitality Bars, or enjoy any of Chia Beverages at any time. Celebrate every meal by adding chia!

2. Share our Chia Facts Infographic below to spread the Magic of chia!
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3. Create this delicious Chia Berry Shake from Janie Hoffman’s The Chia Cookbookย (recipe below)!Celebrate Mamma Chia's #NationalChiaDay with this delicious Chia Berry Shake
Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons black or white Mamma Chia organic chia seeds
  • 1 cup purified water
  • 2 cups organic frozen mixed berries (such as blackberries, blueberries and marionberries), plus more for garnish (optional)
  • Pinch of organic ground cardamom
  • 1 cup plain unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar or honey
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 organic Hass avocado

Directions

  1. In a liquid measuring cup or small bowl, whisk together the chia seeds and water and let stand for about 20 minutes (makes about 1 1/8 cups chia gel).
  2. Place the chia gel, frozen berries, cardamom, almond milk, agave nectar, vanilla, and avocado in a blender.
  3. Cover and blend on high until thick and creamy.
  4. Pour into two glasses. Garnish with additional berries and serve immediately. Enjoy!
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