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Seed Your Thanksgiving with this Vegan Chiamilk Mashed Potatoes Recipe!

This quick and easy vegan mashed potato recipe featuring creamy and delicious Organic Unsweetened Original Chiamilk is the perfect side dish for your Thanksgiving or holiday meal! We cannot wait for you to try this! 🥔

8 Servings

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil.
  2. Add potatoes and cook for about 15-20 minutes or until tender (but still firm) and then drain.
  3. In a small saucepan heat butter and milk over low heat until butter is melted.
  4. Using a potato masher or electric beater, slowly blend milk mixture into potatoes until smooth and creamy.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste and top with freshly chopped chives and serve!

Golden Chiamilk Latte? Yes, Please!

Our friend Jessica Zogg (@Zogg.Fit) crafted this amazing and easy-to-make Golden Chiamilk Latte recipe using our Organic Unsweetened Vanilla Chiamilk and we had to share it with the world! It’s the perfect winter-weather beverage: caffeine-free & dairy-free, vegan and oh so deliciously comforting! 🍂❄️  
Ingredients:

Do you want the chance to be featured in our upcoming digital Chiamilk Cookbook? We want to share your incredible Chiamilk recipes with the world! Submit your favorite original recipe using Mamma Chia Organic Chiamilk and you may be selected to be featured online as well as win a $100 Gift Card to ShopMammaChia.com + a Mamma Chia Prize Pack!

Here’s How To Enter and Participate!

  • Create a culinary chia creation of your choice (puddings, bowls, muffins, smoothies, soups, salads, dips – you name it!)
    • Your recipe MUST include either variety of Mamma Chia Organic Chiamilk (of course)!
    • Mamma Chia Organic Chiamilk is available in both 28oz Unsweetened Original and 28oz Unsweetened Vanilla
  • Snap some before photos (ingredients & prep), during photos (your creative process) and after photos!
  • Share your delightful creation with us via the form below, following all the requirements and instructions.
    • You must include your step-by-step instructions and ingredients list.
    • Remember to share your wonderful photos!

You have until December 6th, 2020 to submit and participate! Selected recipes and prize-winners will be contacted mid-December and if selected, your recipe will be featured in the digital Chiamilk Cookbook launching in January 2021!


Be sure to check out the 2020 Mamma Chia Cookbook for inspiration!

Don’t forget to have fun, be creative & SEED YOUR SOUL!!!

Mummy Chia Upcycling Craft!

Upcycling can be so fun, it’s spooky! 👻  We’re loving these easy-to-make monstrous Mummy Chia party favors made from empty Chia Squeeze pouches! Check out our how-to guide below and get creative!


All you need is:
– Empty Chia Squeeze pouches
– Cheesecloth
– Sharpie or black marker
– Googly eyes
– Glue (we recommend Tessa Bunny’s Organic Non-Toxic School Glue)

Step 1) After enjoying your Chia Squeeze pouches, safely cut off the tops (right under the Mamma Chia logo works best) using scissors and clean the interior with soap and water.

Step 2) Coat the exterior of the pouch with glue and begin wrapping the cheesecloth around the pouch in good-ol mummy making fashion (there’s no wrong way). Once you get enough of a mummy look, cut and glue the end to the pouch to secure the wrap.

Step 3) Glue on the googly eyes and use the black marker or sharpie to give your mummy an expressive mouth. Happy? Concerned? Shocked? It’s up to you!

Steph 4) And that’s a wrap! Just load up with treats of your choice and share the fun!

We love to see how yours turn out! Tag us on Social Media with your creations using #TrickOrChia and @MammaChia!

October is Non-GMO Month!

October is Non-GMO month, which celebrates everyone’s right to choose whether or not to consume genetically modified foods. All of Mamma Chia’s products are Non-GMO Project Verified and Certified Organic, which reflects our commitment to building a better, more transparent food system!

We believe that by choosing to go non-GMO, you’re supporting an agricultural system that respects Mamma Earth’s biodiversity and helps provide a safe, healthy food supply for future generations! And remember, Certified Organic is always Non-GMO! ✅

In Celebration of Non-GMO Month: Together We Can Create the Future We Want

Harvest season is upon us! This Non-GMO Month, we celebrate kindness and community; coming together during times of hardship; and the necessity of caring for each other and our planet. This caring revolves around one of our most basic needs: food.

Communities grow around food. From our small local farms to folks delivering groceries to their neighbors in times of need, some of our strongest bonds are based on food. Many of us learned this year just how much we rely on our favorite brands at the grocery store. From producers to retail staff, everyone along the supply chain worked harder than ever to keep our community safe, healthy and nourished in an uncertain landscape.

GMOs were first introduced in the 1990s with a shocking lack of public awareness: The news that novel organisms were entering the food supply simply wasn’t shared with the people who would end up eating them. Thankfully, not everyone was in the dark: Natural foods stores, in particular, began looking for ways to answer customer concerns about GMOs. Two retailers led the charge: The Natural Grocery Company in Berkeley, California, and The Big Carrot Natural Food Market in Toronto, Ontario. Through their combined efforts to create a shared definition of GMOs and a labeling mechanism for non-GMO foods, the Non-GMO Project was born.

Today, new GMOs — created with emerging technologies — continue to enter the food supply. The transparency of the Non-GMO Project Verified label means that trust and simplicity can still guide the choices we make at the store. While the people at the Non-GMO Project continue their work to protect our genetic inheritance — tracking where our food comes from and how it is produced  — we are committed to bringing non-GMO choices to our customers. We wish a happy and healthy Non-GMO Month to you and your family.

 

Make sure to look for the Butterfly 🦋when shopping and remember, organic is ALWAYS non-GMO!

Better Breakfast Month!

Did you know that September is Better Breakfast Month? In order to encourage people young and old to start their day with a better-for-you breakfast, September 26th is also officially considered Better Breakfast Day! There’s no better way to give your first meal of the day a delicious, soul-powering boost of nutrients than by incorporating some creamy and delicious Organic Chiamilk! Check out our tips below on how Chiamilk can easily make your everyday breakfast routine, well… better!

Our delicious and creamy Mamma Chia Organic Chiamilk is a dairy-free, plant-based milk alternative made from nutrient-rich chia seeds! It is a nutritional powerhouse with essential Omega-3, MCT, more calcium than a glass of traditional milk and zero grams of sugar.

Available in both Unsweetened Original and Unsweetened Vanilla, our creamy and delicious Chiamilk has only 60-70 calories per serving, 0g of sugar and still packs a nutritional chia punch. As with all Mamma Chia products, it is USDA Certified Organic, Non-GMO Verified, 100% vegan and free from lactose, soy and gluten! Here are just a few ways you can enjoy our Organic Chiamilk for breakfast:

In your coffee!

With your favorite cereal!

In a smoothie or smoothie bowl!

Pineapple Banana Smoothie Bowl
Recipe by: Melissa P.

• 1 c frozen pineapple
• 1 1/2 very ripe frozen bananas
• 1 tsp blue spirulina powder
• Splash of our Organic Unsweetened Vanilla Chiamilk

Or enjoy a cold glass straight out of the bottle to add the Magic of Chia to any breakfast!

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.

4 Recipes to Make Your 4th of July Sparkle! ✨

Fourth of July is right around the corner and we are leaping with joy for the festivities that are about to commence! There’s something about the good food and warm weather that makes our Souls sing! Looking back at childhood memories, we have to admit that food is half the fun! That said, we put together some healthy, chia-powered recipes for sharing that are not only delicious, but nutrient-packed too! Here are 4 fun and festive recipes to make your 4th of July sparkle with joy! 🇺🇸

Blissfully Patriotic Blueberry Pie [GLUTEN FREE]

This pie will take your 4th of July festivities to the next level! Sweet blueberries combine with our tasty Blackberry Bliss Chia Squeeze to make this a treat your guests will never forget (with half the guilt)!

Recipes to Make Your 4th of July Sparkle

Ingredients

For the dough:

  • 2 ½ cups organic all-purpose gluten free flour
  • 2 Tbsp. organic sugar
  • 1 tsp. xanthan gum
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 12 Tbsp. organic cold butter or vegetable shortening
  • 2 organic eggs
  • 4 tsp. organic lemon juice or vinegar

For the filling:

  • 5 cups fresh organic blueberries
  • 1 Tbsp. freshly squeezed organic lemon juice
  • 1 Mamma Chia Organic Blackberry Bliss Chia Squeeze
  • 3 Tbsp. organic cornstarch
  • ½ cup organic coconut sugar + extra for sprinkling on top
  • ¼ tsp. organic cinnamon
  • 1 large organic egg, beaten with 1 Tbsp. water (for egg wash).
    • Vegan? Use organic coconut oil!

Preparation

If using store-bought dough (which is totally fine!) skip steps 1-7:

  1. Mix together flour, xanthan gum, salt and sugar.
  2. Cut the butter or shortening into small chunks and work them into the flour mixture until crumbly.
  3. Whisk the egg and lemon juice or vinegar together till very foamy. Mix into the flour/butter mixture until it all hold together, adding 1-3 additional tablespoons of cold water if necessary.
  4. Shape dough into a large ball and refrigerate for a minimum of 1 hour (up to overnight).
  5. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and allow to rest at room temperature for 10-15 minutes before rolling.
  6. Cut mixture in half and roll into 2 balls (one for each crust or topping).
  7. With floured hands, roll 1 of the dough balls and place onto a sheet of floured parchment or wax paper.
  8. Lightly grease your 9” pie pan and place the bottom dough layer into the pan. Cover crust with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
  9. Roll out the other ball (your top crust) into a circle approximately 1 inch larger in diameter than pie pan. Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes. NOTE: If making a lattice crust, roll into 1/8 inch thick rectangle (approx. 11 x 14 inches). Cut into 10 separate strips (about ¾ inch wide). Cover strips in plastic wrap and chill for about 30 minutes.
  10. Place one oven rack on the bottom and one in the middle. Preheat your over to 400 degrees F.
  11. In a large bowl, whisk together lemon juice and Blackberry Bliss Chia Squeeze, gradually sprinkling in cornstarch, until smooth. Stir in coconut sugar and cinnamon. Fold in blueberries to coat. Let sit for about 5 minutes.
  12. Take crust out of refrigerator (if you haven’t done so already) and pour blueberry mixture into prepared bottom crust.
  13. Brush the rim of the crust with egg wash or coconut oil.
  14. Place top crust on and crimp together edges with fingertips to seal the bottom and top crusts. Be sure to cut some slits for ventilation. If using a cookie cutter to create a star vents, do so right before placing your crust on top of your pie. NOTE: If dough seems soft and warm, cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for about 20-30 minutes.
  15. Brust crust with egg wash or coconut oil, sprinkle with coconut sugar and place pie on baking sheet on the bottom rack for 20 minutes.
  16. Reduce heat to 375 degrees F and transfer pie (while still on baking sheet) to center rack and continue baking for 30-40 minutes. If edges begin to brown, cover the edges with foil. If the entire top crust starts to brown too quickly, tent pie loosely with foil.
  17. Remove from oven and let cool to set and thicken. Serve with vanilla ice cream and enjoy!

Red, White, and Blue Chia Pudding (Serves 4)

Layer it up and get a spoonful of this quick treat! This festive snack is vegan friendly so all souls can enjoy during your Fourth of July celebration.

Recipes to Make Your 4th of July Sparkle

Ingredients

Red Layer

  • 1/3 cup Mamma Chia Organic Chia Seeds
  • 1/4 cup organic raspberries
  • 1/4 cup organic strawberries
  • 1 cup organic non-dairy milk (we used full-fat coconut milk in a can)
  • 1 Tbsp of organic sweetener of your choice: agave, maple syrup, honey, etc. (Optional)

White Layer

Blue Layer

Preparation

  1. Prepare each layer one at a time.
    1. Red Layer – Place raspberries, strawberries, dairy-free milk, and sweetener (optional) into a blender. Blend ingredients together until its smooth. Pour into a sealed container and add chia seeds. Stir the seeds with the liquid until completely mixed. Cover and place in refrigerator.
    2. White Layer – Mix dairy-free milk in a small bowl or container with chia seeds, agave, and vanilla extract. Cover and place in refrigerator.
    3. Blue Layer –In a blender combine dairy-free milk and blueberries, blending until smooth. Move liquid to a sealed container and add the remaining chia seeds to the mixture and stir. Cover and place in the refrigerator
  2. Let all 3 layers sit overnight allowing the chia seeds to fully expand and create a pudding-like consistency. NOTE: It often helps to mix the pudding again after the 1st hour being chilled.
  3. Take all 3 chia puddings out and begin to layer each color on top of one another one at a time in a clear glass or bowl.
  4. Feel free to garnish with extra berries leftover and enjoy!

Patriotic Pops (Makes 6 pops)

“Beet” the heat with these healthy pops that include our newest Chia Squeeze flavor, Cherry Beet, to add some tartness to everyone’s favorite frozen treat!

Recipes to Make Your 4th of July Sparkle

Ingredients

Red Layer

White Layer

  •  2 cups non-dairy yogurt (we used So-Delicious Vanilla flavored Coconut Milk yogurt)

Blue Layer

Extra supplies you’ll need:

  • 5 oz paper cups
  • Paper straws or wooden popsicle sticks

Preparation

  1. Red Layer – Blend one Cherry Beet Chia Squeeze with raspberries and strawberries until it reaches a purée consistency. Set aside 6 paper cups, these will be your Popsicle molds. Disperse the red layer equally into all 6 cups and immediately place in the freezer for 2 hours.
  2. White Layer – Once the red layer is frozen, remove molds from the freezer and add any non-dairy yogurt of your choice to the mold to create the middle white layer. When finished adding the second layer, gently add paper straws or Popsicle sticks.  If you decide to use paper straws, snip each straw in half so the stick won’t be too long when placed into the mold. Place pops back in to the freezer for 2 more hours.
  3. Blue Layer – Blend one Wild Raspberry Chia Squeeze and blueberries until ingredients are completely puréed. Remove pops one last time and add the final layer. Place pops back into the freezer and let it sit overnight.
  4. Remove pops when you’re ready to eat. Run the paper cups under warm running water, rotating the cup around for 30 seconds. Carefully twist and pull pop from mold and enjoy!

Red, White and Blue Chia Pudding Yogurt Parfait by Melissa P.

@Melissa_Gin_Khaao‘s Pink Dragonfruit/blue spirulina chia pudding with raspberry/blueberry compote, granola and vanilla greek yogurt.

Ingredients:
 ▪ 1 Cup Chia Pudding:
        ▪ 1/4 Cup Mamma Chia Organic Black Chia Seeds
        ▪ 3/4 Cup Mamma Chia Organic Unsweetened Vanilla Chiamilk
        ▪ 1 Tbsp Cream of Coconut
        ▪ 1 Tsp Almond Extract
        • 1 Tsp Blue Spirulina
        • 1 Tsp Pink Dragonfruit Powder
▪ For Parfait Add:
        • Granola
        • Vanilla Greek Yogurt
        • Organic Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackberries & Blueberries
Preparation:
Begin by preparing both a red and blue Chia Pudding using the chia seeds, Chiamilk, cream of coconut, almond extract and either the blue spirulina or pink dragonfruit powder. Each 1/4 cup of chia seeds combined with the other ingredients and soaked in the refrigerator overnight will create 1 cup of colorful chia pudding!
Once your red and blue chia puddings are ready to go, combine in a cup by layering with your choice of granola, Greek Yogurt (we recommend vanilla) and an assortment of organic strawberries and raspberries for reds and organic blackberries and blueberries for blues!

5 Ways to Greenify Your Home this Earth Day!

With more time spent at home and in honor of Earth Day this month, we’ve been thinking a lot about all the wonderfully sustainable ways you can greenify your home!

Plant a Garden! 🌿🌻

Herbs, veggies, fruits – if you have the space of a small yard or balcony, you can start growing your own produce. You can learn more about balcony gardening HERE.

Be Eco-Wise While Reducing Your Energy Bill! 💡

It’s the little things – closing your blinds and curtains to help cool your home on sunny days, keeping windows closed on colder days to retain heat, shutting off lights (plus switching to energy-efficient bulbs) and unplugging unused appliances when you leave the room and only running the washer and dryer or dishwasher for full loads. It all adds up! We’re spending more time at home, so to compensate, it certainly helps to be cognizant of your energy use. With a little effort, you’ll see less of an impact on your energy bill and if we all do our part, Mamma Earth benefits!

Switch to All-Natural Cleaning Products ! 🧼

An impactful, everyday change you can make in your homes is to ditch harsh chemical cleaners and use all-natural cleaning products. DIY is a great option (check out some options HERE) and there are plenty of great, natural brands to help you create a healthy home, such as our friends at Branch Basics!

Purchase Certified Organic and Eco-Conscious products!🍴🌎

Opting for Certified Organic products has a major impact on the planet. Organic farming practices reduce pollution and soil erosion, increase soil fertility, conserve water, and use less energy. They are better for the environment because their production doesn’t demand the use of cheap, harmful chemicals. Supporting organic avoids a large environmental impact from the use of pesticides, which can be carried as runoff to watersheds when it rains, affecting the water quality in surrounding areas. All Mamma Chia products are USDA Certified Organic an Non-GMO Project Verified!

Reduce and Reuse! ♻️

We’ve all grown up knowing the importance of recycling, but you can make an even larger positive impact on  he environment by ensuring you reduce and reuse as much as you can! There are so many items we typically discard that can easily find new life and fulfill a second purpose around your home. Those coffee grounds, potato peelings, brown bananas and rotten peas are perfect compost for your garden. You can purchase an affordable compost bin or learn how to make your own HERE!

You can also enjoy The Magic of Chia without leaving home! Here are the wonderful ways you can have Mamma Chia delivered straight to your door or available for curbside pickup!

  • Directly from us at ShopMammaChia.com
    • Organic Chia Squeeze and Chia Seeds are available
  • Amazon
    • Organic Chia Squeeze available
  • Target via Shipt and Walmart online order
  • iHerb
    • Organic Chia Squeeze and Chia Seeds available
  • Albertsons, Vons, and Safeway home delivery via Instacart
    • Organic Chia Squeeze, Chia Beverages and Chia Protein Smoothies
  • Thrive Market
    • Organic Chia Squeeze and Chia Seeds available
  • Lucky Vitamin
    • Organic Chia Squeeze and Chia Seeds available
  • Vitacost
    • Organic Chia Squeeze available
  • Canada 🇨🇦: Well.CA

*All are subject to availability*

Green Recipes to Help Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day!

Top o’the morning to ya! Looking for some delicious and nutrient packed ways to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day at home? Well, you’re in luck! We’ve put together 3 of our most magical (and greenest) chia-powered recipes that will have you doing a jig all through the day! Enjoy!

Spinach Pineapple Banana Smoothie Bowl – By Melissa P. (@Melissa_Gin_Khaao)

We dare you to find a pot o’gold greener and more yummy than this amazing Spinach Pineapple Banana Smoothie Bowl featuring our Organic Green Magic Chia Squeeze!

Ingredients:

• 1/2 Mamma Chia Organic Green Magic Chia Squeeze Pouch

• 1/2 c frozen spinach

• 1 c frozen pineapple

• 2 very ripe frozen bananas

• 1/2 tsp blue green spirulina powder

Green Chia Pudding – By Amy Katz

There truly is a Chia Pudding for every occasion! This Green Chia Pudding featuring our NEW Organic Unsweetened Vanilla Chiamilk and Organic Chia Seeds will have you tasting a rainbow of delicious flavors!

Ingredients:

• Fresh spinach

• Medjool date (more or less for sweetness)

Organic Unsweetened Vanilla Chiamilk (or milk alternative of your choice)

Mamma Chia Organic Chia Seeds (3 tablespoons per 1 cup of liquid)

• Additional fruit for topping (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Create some “Green Chiamilk” my mixing the Chiamilk, spinach, and dates
  2. Pour the “Green Chiamilk” into a bowl with the Chia Seeds and continue stirring every few minutes for 15 minutes
  3. Let sit in the fridge for at least 1 hour or overnight
  4. Just before serving, stir again, then top with fruit and enjoy!

 

Superfood Green Smoothie – By Olena

Make your first round of the day a hearty pint of Superfood Green Smoothie!

Ingredients:

• 2 cups cold water

• 2 handfuls spinach

• 1 kale leaf, medium

• 1/2 long English cucumber, sliced

• 1/2 any apple, chopped and not cored/seeded/peeled

• 2 tbsp Mamma Chia Organic Chia Seeds

•  Juice from 1/2 lemon

Directions:

In a powerful blender, combine all ingredients and blend until smooth. If using a regular blender it is best to add the ingredients in the order listed above and press “pulse” on and off to get the blending process started. Then hit “grate” and “liquify” after. Pour into a glass, top with additional Chia Seeds, and enjoy!

6 Reasons You’ll Love Our Organic Prebiotic Chia Squeeze!

6 Reasons You’ll Love Our Organic Chia Prebiotic Squeeze!

1. Bursting with Essential Omega-3

The benefits of Omega-3 in Chia are profound! When compared gram for gram, chia contains an impressive 10 times more Omega-3 than salmon. Omega-3 is shown to be correlated with a wide variety of health benefits including decreased inflammation, lower cholesterol, heart health, brain health, improved digestion and skin, hair and nail health! The Heart Foundation recommends 1100mg of plant-based Omega-3 per day and Mamma Chia’s Organic Chia Prebiotic Squeeze provides more than enough with 1200mg of Omega-3 per pouch!

2. Rich in Gut-Healthy Prebiotics

Prebiotics are a type of dietary fiber that feed the probiotics (the good bacteria found in your gut) that help promote a happy digestive system. Unlike probiotics, prebiotics are not live bacteria and do not naturally grow in the gut. A diet rich in prebiotics, like those sourced from chia and Jerusalem artichoke in Mamma Chia’s Organic Chia Prebiotic Squeeze, helps to ensure that probiotics in the gut remain active and healthy, which in turn keeps your gut happy and healthy!

3. An Excellent Source of Fiber

Each pouch of Mamma Chia’s Organic Chia Prebiotic Squeeze is packed with 21% of your daily recommended dietary fiber, making it an excellent source!

4. No Added Sugar & Only 70 Calories

Full of flavor and powerful nutrients, our Chia Prebiotic Squeeze is a naturally delicious blend of hydrated organic chia seeds and organic fruit and vegetable puree. There’s no added sugar and each pouch is only a low 70 calories!

5. Great for On-The-Go!

Available in two flavorful varieties, Blueberry Acai and Strawberry Lemonade, our Organic Chia Prebiotic Squeeze are shelf-stable and perfect for lunchboxes, gym bags, yoga totes and backpacks as an anytime gut-friendly snack for souls of all ages!

6. Socially Responsible and Eco-Friendly

We at Mamma Chia believe in doing good every step of the way and are dedicated to uplifting both the soul of humanity and the soul of the planet. We are proud to be a Certified B Corp, a Certified Women-Owned Business and 1% For the Planet member because we love Mamma Earth and her people!

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6 Reasons to LOVE Chia in 2020!

How exactly does so much joy come from such a tiny seed? Although small in stature, chia is bursting with an immense supply of vitality, energy and strength. It may feel like magic, but the source is no mystery!

Omega-3

Omega-3 is a polyunsaturated fat and considered an essential fatty acid because it cannot be manufactured by the body. For such a tiny seed, chia is quite high in Omega-3, boasting more than 10x the amount of Omega-3 in salmon (when compared gram for gram). 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 rich fiber content in chia seeds also helps people feel more full quicker!

Antioxidants

Research has shown that free radicals play a major role in disease formation and antioxidants reduce the effects of free radical damage, thus protecting healthy cells!

Complete Protein

Not only is the protein from chia plant-based, it’s also complete protein (or whole protein)! Complete protein contains the desired proportion of all nine essential amino acids believed to be necessary for the dietary needs of humans!

Calcium + Magnesium

Beyond Omega-3, fiber and protein, chia seeds are also a source of calcium, iron, potassium, phosphorous, magnesium and zinc! When compared gram for gram, chia seeds have 5x more calcium than milk and 15x more magnesium than broccoli!

You can discover the many benefits of chia seeds by enjoying your favorite Mamma Chia products!

5 Reasons To Seed Your Soul With Our Organic Chia Protein Smoothies!

5 Reasons to Seed Your Soul with our organic Chia Protein Smoothies!

1. Packed with Plant Protein

Protein is an essential building block of the body, supporting overall vitality and strength. Each bottle of our Organic Chia Protein Smoothies contains an impressive 13g of plant protein sourced from organic chia and organic pea protein. This complete protein contains the 9 essential amino acids not produced by our bodies that are needed from the foods we eat!

2. High in MCT & Essential Nutrients

MCT, or medium-chain triglycerides, are high-quality fats that are easily absorbed and burned by the body for optimal energy and focus. Our Organic Chia Protein Smoothies contain 2100mg of MCT. Chia is one of the most nutrient-rich foods on the planet and each bottle is packed with 1600mg Omega-3, plant protein, fiber, calcium, powerful antioxidants… the list goes on!. The combination of MCT, plant protein, and chia offer a truly powerful way to bring vitality to your day!

3. Smooth, Creamy, and Delicious!

Our plant-based, Organic Chia Protein Smoothies are naturally smooth, creamy and delicious with only 9g of sugar!

4. Great for On-the-Go!

Available in two flavorful 12oz. varieties, Strawberry Banana & Tropical Mango, our Organic Chia Protein Smoothies are a satisfying anytime beverage that naturally provides the vitality to power your soul’s purpose!

5. Socially Responsible and Eco-Friendly

We at Mamma Chia believe in doing good every step of the way and are dedicated to uplifting both the soul of humanity and the soul of the planet. We are proud to be a Certified B Corp, a Certified Women-Owned Business and 1% For the Planet member because we love Mamma Earth and her people!

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Pumpkin Spice Latte Chia Overnight Oats

Pumpkin Spice Latte Chia Overnight Oats

By: Ansley Beutler (@The.Fit.Peach)

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Pumpkin Purée
  • 2 Cups Nut Milk
  • 4 Tbsp Chia Seeds
  • 1 1/2 Tsp Pumpkin Spice
  • 2 Shots Espresso or 1/3 Cup Extra Strong Coffee
  • 1/4 Tsp Sea Salt
  • 2 Cups Rolled Oats (Use gluten-free if desired)

Toppings (Optional)

  • Dollop of Yogurt (Greek or Dairy-Free)
  • Chopped Nuts of Choice (She used pecans here)
  • Extra Sprinkle of Pumpkin Spice
  • Nut Butter

Directions:

  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the pumpkin puree and nut milk until there are only a few pumpkin lumps left
  • Add in the chia seeds, pumpkin spice, espresso or coffee, and sea salt and continue to mix
  • Stir in rolled oats and mix to coat
  • Pour mixture into 1 large airtight container (or individual containers) and store in fridge overnight (at least 6 hours)
  • Top with toppings of choice and enjoy!

Check out Ansley’s other delicious recipes on her Instagram and Website!

 

Do you want a chance to be featured in the first-ever digital Mamma Chia Cookbook? We want to share your Chia-rrific recipes with the world! Submit your favorite Chia-fied culinary creation and you may be selected to be featured online as well as win a $50 Gift Card to ShopMammaChia.com AND a Mamma Chia Prize Pack including Mamma Chia Product, Beverage Vouchers, apparel and more!

Here’s how to enter and participate!

  • Create a culinary chia creation of your choice (puddings, bowls, muffins, smoothies, soups, salads, dips – you name it!)
    • Your recipe MUST include chia (of course)! This can be done through the inclusion of chia seeds or using any Mamma Chia products.
  • Snap some before (ingredients & prep), during (your creative process) and after photos!
  • Share your delightful creation with us via the form below, following all the requirements and instructions.
    • You must include your step-by-step instructions and ingredients list.
    • Remember to share your wonderful photos!

You have until December 6th to submit and participate! Selected recipes and prize-winners will be contacted mid-December and if selected, your recipe will be featured in the first ever digital Mamma Chia Cookbook launching in January 2020! Don’t forget to have fun, be creative and SEED YOUR SOUL! 💜

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Strawberry Rhubarb Chia Pudding – By Meghan Shookman

🍓 Strawberry Rhubarb Chia Pudding 🍓

Recipe By: Meghan Shookman (@TheShooksLife)

Ingredients:

Vanilla Cinnamon Chia Pudding
– 1 1/2 Cups Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
– 1/2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
– 1/4 Teaspoons cinnamon
– 1/4 Cups + 2 Tablespoons Mamma Chia Organic Chia Seeds
Strawberry Rhubarb Jam
-2 1/2 Cups Strawberries (Quartered)
-1 Cups of Rhubarb, Sliced (1-2 stalks)
-4 Tablespoons Maple or Date Syrup
-2 Tablespoons Mamma Chia Organic Chia Seeds
-Squeeze of Lemon Juice
Garnish
– Additional fresh sliced strawberries
– Chopped nuts or a grain-free granola

Directions:

Step 1: Make the chia pudding by adding the almond milk and seasonings to a mason jar. Stir to combine. Add the chia seeds and stir until evenly distributed. Place in the refrigerator overnight. Note that I always recommend adding the chia seeds after you’ve mixed everything else together because the seeds very quickly start to clump and adhere to the mixture. Combining the other ingredients first ensures more even distribution of the flavoring.

Step 2: Make the Strawberry Rhubarb Chia Jam by adding the strawberries, rhubarb and maple (or date) syrup to a small pot over medium heat on the stove top. Stir to combine and continue heating until bubbling. Once bubbling, mash the strawberries and rhubarb with a fork or potato masher, then add the chia seeds. Cook for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until thickened. Remove from heat and give it a squeeze of lemon. Store in a covered mason jar for up to a week.

Step 3: Layer equal amounts of the jam into 3-4 glasses or mason jars. Top with the chia pudding once it has set and garnish with additional freshly sliced strawberries as well as chopped nuts or granola.

Check out Meghan’s other amazing creations and recipes on her Instagram and Website!

 

Do you want a chance to be featured in the first-ever digital Mamma Chia Cookbook? We want to share your Chia-rrific recipes with the world! Submit your favorite Chia-fied culinary creation and you may be selected to be featured online as well as win a $50 Gift Card to ShopMammaChia.com AND a Mamma Chia Prize Pack including Mamma Chia Product, Beverage Vouchers, apparel and more!

Here’s how to enter and participate!

  • Create a culinary chia creation of your choice (puddings, bowls, muffins, smoothies, soups, salads, dips – you name it!)
    • Your recipe MUST include chia (of course)! This can be done through the inclusion of chia seeds or using any Mamma Chia products.
  • Snap some before (ingredients & prep), during (your creative process) and after photos!
  • Share your delightful creation with us via the form below, following all the requirements and instructions.
    • You must include your step-by-step instructions and ingredients list.
    • Remember to share your wonderful photos!

You have until December 6th to submit and participate! Selected recipes and prize-winners will be contacted mid-December and if selected, your recipe will be featured in the first ever digital Mamma Chia Cookbook launching in January 2020! Don’t forget to have fun, be creative and SEED YOUR SOUL! 💜

ENTER HERE!

 

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.

Summer of Love Video Contest Winners!

Summer of Love Video Contest Winners!

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Big Mamma Chia Congrats to our GRAND PRIZE winner, Mallory Doran!

Your documentation of 13 friends racing 3,000 miles across the US to raise awareness for Huntington’s Disease truly touched our souls!

What an inspiring way to #SeedYourSoul!

Big Congrats to our “Fan Favorite” video contest winner, Megan Hoang!!

You showed us what Seeding your Soul in the summer is all about! Thanks for sharing your adventurous journey up the California Coast with us!

BIG Mamma Chia thanks to everyone who participated in our first Summer of Love video contest! We’re moved by how creative, passionate and inspiring our community is!

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