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Be 1% Better with Mamma Chia

With Earth Day just around the corner, we’re excited to spread the word on how simple it is to #BeOnePercentBetter and join us as a 1% for the Planet Member!

The 1% for the Planet seal indicates that businesses, such as Mamma Chia, donate 1% of annual sales to environmental nonprofits. Every time you buy a product with a 1% for the Planet logo, a portion of your purchase goes back to Mamma Earth!

Like businesses, 1% for the Planet offers flexible giving options for individuals and advise them to ensure their giving aligns with the issues they care about most.

Through 1% for the Planet, Mamma Chia is dedicated to uplifting both the soul of humanity and the soul of the planet. For us, it is absolutely essential to be on the forefront of positive change – and that means doing good every step of the way.

By supporting Mamma Chia and other brands in the 1% family, you’re helping to amplify impact and commit to something bigger than all of us. You can always support the 1% for the Planet network through your purchases. The next time you buy, keep an eye out for the logo.

With a little bit of research, you can make sure that you support business as a force for good and #BeOnePercentBetter!

Check out how you can #BeOnePercentBetter through offers from Mamma Chia (20% off storewide ShopMammaChia.com with code OnePercent20) and our fellow 1% for the Planet Members here: https://www.onepercentfortheplanet.org/offers

Learn more about how you can join as an individual or business at https://www.onepercentfortheplanet.org/join

1% For The Planet Video Feature

We are so grateful and delighted to be a part of this special 1% for the Planet feature celebrating our local San Diego community of partners! Check out the video to learn more about 1% for the Planet and how Mamma Chia and our friends at BLDG Active, JuneShine, Everyday California, & Pure Project Brewing are bringing about positive change in the world through 1% giving! By supporting Mamma Chia and other brands in the 1% family, you’re helping to amplify impact and commit to something bigger than all of us.You can always support the 1% for the Planet network by purchasing for the planet! The next time you buy, keep an eye out for the logo.

The 1% for the Planet seal indicates that businesses such as MammaChia donate 1% of annual sales to environmental nonprofits. Every time you buy a product with a 1% for the Planet logo, a portion of your purchase goes back to Mamma Earth!

With a little bit of research, you can make sure that every purchase you make is a #purchasefortheplanet.

Learn more about how you or your business can make a difference at https://www.onepercentfortheplanet.org/

Top 10 San Diego Hikes

Written By: Izzy Poulin

If you live in San Diego or are visiting the area soon and are looking for a fun hike to do, then look no further! Here is a list of the the top 10 most popular hikes in San Diego. ☀️ From beautiful waterfalls to incredible views, these hikes have been done by some of Mamma Chia’s wonderful employees!

And don’t forget to bring some of our Organic Chia Squeeze pouches along with you! They make a delicious on-the-go snack that is perfect for before, during, or after the hike.

1. Iron Mountain Trail, Poway

Distance: 5.2 Miles

Difficulty Level: Moderate (No shaded areas.)

Other: Leashed Dogs, Mountain Bikes, and Horse Back Riding Permitted

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/iron-mountain-trail–5

 

2. Three Sisters Waterfalls, Descanso

Distance: 3.9 Miles

Difficulty Level: Moderate-Difficult (Temperatures can reach up to 100+ degrees)

Total Ascent: 1,035 Feet

Other: Leashed Dogs Allowed (Not recommended due to excessive heat during summer months and unpredictable terrain.)

Three Sisters – Hiking SD County Link

 

3. Potato Chip Rock via Mt. Woodson Trail, Poway

Distance: 7.6 Miles

Difficulty Level: Hard (There is no shade.)

Time: 3-4 Hours

Other: Mountain Bikes and Leashed Dogs Permitted

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/potato-chip-rock-via-mt-woodson-trail

 

4. Cedar Creek Falls, Ramona

Distance: 4.9 Miles

Difficulty Level: Moderate (Warmer Weather = Difficult)

Other: -Must purchase a permit HERE. Permits are $10 and are good for up to 5 people. All visitors must be listed on the permit and must carry government issued photo ID (except dependent minors whose parents are present).

-All cliff areas above and around the falls are closed (no climbing, jumping or diving anywhere along the cliffs adjacent to or near the falls).

-Leashed Dogs Permitted

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/cedar-creek-falls-trail

 

5. Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, Torrey Pines

Distance: 2.3 Miles

Difficulty Level: Easy

Other: -NO Dogs Allowed

-Parking: High Season: Which traditionally starts from Spring Break until the end of September, costs $15 Monday – Thursday and $20-$25 Friday – Sunday. Low Season: Which traditionally starts from October to Spring Break, will cost $12 Monday – Thursday and $15 Friday – Sunday. There is some free street parking just north, in front of beach area, but those can fill up quickly.

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/torrey-pines-beach-trail-loop

 

6. Black Mountain Summit, Rancho Peñasquitos

Distance: 3.9 Miles

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Time: 1.5 – 2 Hours

Other: Mountain Bikes and Leashed Dogs Allowed

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/nighthawk-trail-to-black-mountain-summit

 

7. Los Peñasquitos Canyon Trail, Sorrento Valley

Distance: 6.8 Miles

Difficulty Level: Easy

Time: 3 – 3.5 Hours

Other: Leashed Dogs and Mountain Bikes Allowed

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/los-penasquitos-canyon-trail

 

8. Cowels Mountain Summit, La Mesa

Distance: 2.9 Miles

Difficulty Level: Moderate (There is no shade. The best time to complete this is early morning or evening)

Other: Leashed Dogs Allowed

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/los-penasquitos-canyon-trail

 

9. Double Peak, San Marcos

Distance: 4.25 Miles

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Other: Leashed Dogs and Bikes Allowed

Photo by Scott Turner for Modern Hiker

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/double-peak-trail

 

10. Del Dios Highlands Preserve, Escondido

Distance: 7.5 Miles

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Other: Leashed Dogs and Bikes Allowed

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/del-dios-highlands-preserve-trail

 

*Most photos are taken by Izzy Poulin – unless otherwise noted*

Love is all you SEED! #Pride

We at Mamma Chia support the LGBTQ+ community!

We had a great time handing out our Organic Chia Squeeze pouches at the San Diego pre-pride parade Front Runners & Walkers Pride Run 5K on Saturday, July 13th, 2019!

National Chia Day 2018

The most MAGICAL day of the year is almost here — National Chia Day! In 2016, Mamma Chia officially designated March 23rd as National Chia Day with the registrar of National Day Calendar! Now observed for its third year, 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!

March 23rd is an extra magical date – not only is it National Chia Day, but it also wonderfully marks National Puppy Day! We at Mamma Chia couldn’t think of a more perfect way to mark the dual occasion than by partnering with our friends and neighbors at Rancho Coastal Humane Society! We are excited to announce the first ever Mamma Chia Pet Adoption Week presented by Rancho Coastal Humane Society, that will begin on March 23rd and last through the end of the month!

We will be donating $100 worth of chia beverages and snacks to every delightful family and soul who adopts a pet from RCHS over the week!

Mamma Chia will be also on site at RCHS on National Chia Day spreading the Mamma Chia Magic to our community and hopeful adopters, as well as treating all fur friends to some freshly baked chia dog treats!

Chia Dog Treat Recipe:

PEANUT BUTTER & PUMPKIN DOG TREATS

Prep time:  10 mins

Cook time:  30 mins

Total time:  40 mins

*Note: Make sure the Peanut Butter is xylitol free as xylitol is toxic to dogs!*

Your dog will love this super easy recipe for chia doggie treats.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/4 cup of creamy peanut butter (Unsalted & xylitol free)
  • 1 cup of pumpkin puree
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 T chia seeds
  • 3 cups of whole wheat flour

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a stand mixer, combine the peanut butter and pumpkin puree. Scrape down bowl sides.
  2. Add eggs and beat.
  3. Add chia seeds and 2 1/2 cups of flour. Mix until combined. Add remaining flour by 1Ž4 cups until the mixture is good for rolling out (forms a nice ball that is not too sticky and doesn’t crumble apart).
  4. Roll dough out to 1/4 inch thick, cut with cookie cutter of choice.
  5. Bake in 350-degree oven for 20-30 minutes until slightly browned and as crispy as you (or your pup) like.

About the Rancho Coastal Humane Society:

https://rchumanesociety.org/adopt/

Rancho Coastal Humane Society (RCHS) was formed in 1960 by a group of hardworking volunteers, led by animal lover Maria K. Lloyd. The goal was and continues to be to care for the homeless animal population of San Diego County and to educate the public about pet overpopulation and responsible companion animal care. In the nearly 58 years since its inception, RCHS has grown from a small facility run by volunteers to a professionally managed humane society that provides quality shelter care, adoption services, education programs and an animal safehouse program for the survivors of domestic violence.

One of RCHS’ main goals is the adoption of animals to permanent, loving homes. After finding the perfect match, RCHS helps prospective adopters learn about health care, nutrition requirements, grooming, exercise, responsible pet ownership, socialization and the importance of the human/animal bond.

The Rancho Coastal Humane Society is a non-profit, 501(c)3, charitable organization. They are not tax supported, nor funded by any government agency. Please consider making a donation today!

 

Take a look at the current list of adoptable pets by Clicking Here. Many of the animals listed have explanations of their personalities, including how they react to cats and children, and what kinds of activities make them happiest.

Keep in mind that adopting a pet is a big decision. Dogs and cats are living beings who require a lot of time, money, and commitment–over 15 years’ worth in many cases. Pet ownership can be incredibly rewarding, but only if you think through your decision before you adopt a companion.

 Please note: In order to potentially adopt and interact with an animal, you must be present at the shelter with a completed pre-adoption application submitted to the front desk no later than 4:30 pm.

 

Click HERE to download a pre-adoption application

We are absolutely thrilled to celebrate National Chia Day at Rancho Coastal Humane Society this Friday, March 23rd and we can’t wait to see you there! If you are unable to attend, there are plenty of other ways to commemorate the day by adding chia to every meal and making sure to post on social media using #ItsChiaDay2018! Or, post a picture showing your puppy having some fun with chia using #ChiaAndPuppies. For every #, we’ll donate $1 to RCHS! You can also find out how to support Rancho Coastal Humane Society by visiting here: https://rchumanesociety.org/give/donate/

Our Top 10 Instagram-Worthy San Diego Murals

Mamma Chia was founded in San Diego and to this day SD still remains our wonderful home! We’ve had a blast recently exploring our very own backyard and to our delight we’ve discovered some beautiful, Instagram-worthy murals along the way! So much so that we wanted to share our top 10 with you! So, whether you’re a fellow San Diegan or need to make plans to visit soon, pack your cameras and check out some of the best backdrops San Diego has to offer!

1. Greetings from San Diego Mural (4223 30thSt, San Diego, CA 9104)

2. Rainbow Wall (2004 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104)

3. Floral Wall Art (377 Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008)

4. Rainbow Tiger Mural (2906 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008)

5. You Are Radiant (3803 Ray St, San Diego, CA 92104)

6. Chronic Smoothies, Blazin Grill (865 Turquoise St, San Diego, CA 92109)

7Favorite Color Wall Mural (7596 Eads Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037)

8. Old Town Historic Park (4002 Wallace St, San Diego, CA 92110)

 9. Copa Vida Coffee Shop (5600 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008)

10. Mamma Chia HQ (5205 Avenida Encinas, Suite E, Carlsbad 92008)  – Come visit us!

Make sure to bring along your favorite Mamma Chia Beverage or Chia Squeeze to fuel your San Diego wanderings! They also make a great prop! 😉

Don’t forget to tag us in all your #MammaChia photos!

Also remember to follow us on Social Media to keep up with our latest discoveries: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest

Product Abuser: Mamma Chia – “The First & Best”

Chia is exploding with delicate flavor and health benefits like huge amounts of Omega 3’s (more than in  salmon), lots of fiber, and a wealth of antioxidants and minerals. Love the glass bottle! I also appreciate Mamma Chia giving back 1% of gross sales to support farmers,  communities  and local food systems. Read more…