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Green Festival – LA

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Green Festival LA!

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Come join us Nov 17-18th at the Green Festival Los Angeles at the Los Angeles Convention Center! Mamma Chia will be seeding souls at this wonderful event! More Details…

LA Rock ‘n Roll Marathon

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LA Rock ‘n Roll Marathon!

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Come join us Oct 26-27th at the LA Rock ‘n Roll Marathon at the Los Angeles Convention Center! Mamma Chia will be fueling all the great runners at this wonderful event! More Details…

October 2012

Congratulations to CJ Roberts!

mamma chia ambassadorLocation: Providence, RI
Hobbies: Exercising, Sports, Cooking, Eating, Organic Food, Farmers Markets, Nutrition, Inventing and Socializing… to name a few!
On his iPod: Fabolous, Lil Wayne, Metallica, Jay-Z, Big Sean.
Favorite Animal: Pitbulls
Favorite Quote: “Don’t chase people. Be yourself, do your own thing and work hard. The right people- the ones who really belong in your life- will come to you. And stay.”
Favorite Mamma Chia Flavor: Blackberry Hibiscus
Bio: I was born in Norwood, MA and lived half of my life in Bellingham, MA and the other in Naples, FL. I am currently a senior at Johnson & Wales University and plan to graduate next May with a B.S. in Marketing & Entrepreneurship. I am a very positive, athletic, and motivated person who is always trying new things or thinking of new inventions. I am a huge sports fan, especially football, basketball and recently hockey. My favorite teams are any New England sports teams. Mamma Chia is an awesome company to work for! I love all of the products and am a big fan of chia seeds and spreading the magic of Mamma Chia to everyone.

Dynamic, positive, friendly, engaging, passionate, intelligent, and athletic are just a few words that describe our AMAZING October 2012 Ambassador of the Month CJ Roberts. CJ truly embodies the spirit of Mamma Chia and we couldn’t be more delighted to have him representing us in the North Atlantic. Since his first day, CJ has taken the initiative to build valuable relationships in his community and share the Mamma Chia Magic with everyone he meets!

CJ, we are THRILLED to have you on the team, and we look forward to a bright and beautiful future working together!

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Bites on Today: 6 Delicious Ways to Snack on Superfood Chia

today show, chia, chia drink, chia beverage, mamma chiaMamma Chia Vitality Beverages – These delicious organic drinks—the first chia-based beverage on the market—are gluten free and full of protein, calcium, and omega-3 fatty acids.The consistency reminded me of aloe drinks (I am thinking about freezing them into ice pops for my one-year-old!) Sweetened with agave nectar, the drinks are available in nine flavors including Blackberry Hibiscus, Cherry Lime and Pomegranate Mint. Plus, Mamma Chia donates one percent of their gross sales to farmers and community groups that build healthy local food systems. Read more…

Examiner.com: Chia seeds add energy packed nutrients to drinks

examiner.com, chia, chia drink, chia beverage, mamma chiaThe next time you are in The Whole Foods Market in Charlotte, search the shelves for Mamma Chia Organic Fruit drink. This drink is packed with antioxidants and contain 2500 mg of omega-3s, 25% of daily fiber, 4g of complete protein and 10% of daily calcium. This healthy beverage comes in a variety of flavors: Blackberry hibiscus; grapefruit ginger; cherry lime;… Read more…

Long Beach Marathon

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Long Beach Marathon!

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Come join us Oct5-6th at the Long Beach Marathon at the Long Beach Convention Center! Mamma Chia will be fueling all the great runners at this wonderful event! More Details…

September 2012

Congratulations to Tammy Warren!

mamma chia ambassadorLocation: Michigan
Hobbies: Yoga, Running, Camping, Hiking, Beaching, Gardening, Cooking, (Eating), Reading and making my own health and beauty products and cleaning supplies.
On her iPod: Bhavagan Das, Girish, Mike Cohen, James Taylor and Yo-Yo Ma.
Favorite Animal: All!!! They are our friends, not food!
Favorite Quote: “It is better to be hated for who you are, than loved for who you are not.”
Favorite Mamma Chia Flavor: Grapefruit Gingerrrrrr mmmmm 😉
Bio: On the day my twin sons turned 21, I was released from the corporate sales world and began my journey into myself. I founded Muse Wellness, a company which helps people locate the divine inside of themselves. I share this message of we are ALL our own Muses through Yoga, Reiki, Meditaion, Raw Food cooking classes and gentle health coaching and motivation.

Congratulations to Tammy Warren our September 2012 Ambassador of the Month! Tammy’s love for life combined with her passion for healthy living makes her a model ambassador. Her events and product demonstrations are always fun, playful, and educational. Her magnetic personality brings joy to all she meets. We are so grateful to have her sharing the Mamma Chia Magic in Marvelous Michigan!

Thank you, Tammy! You truly are a Shining Star!

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Bhakti Fest 2012

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Bhakti Fest West!

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Bhakti Fest is a Yoga and Music Experience of a Lifetime. Come join us Sep 6-9th in Joshua Tree, CA for this wonderful event! More Details…

August 2012

Congratulations to Lindsey Middlemas!

mamma chia ambassadorLocation: Pacific Northwest
Hobbies: Running with my sons and friends anywhere from 5 to 50k events. Volunteering in the art program at my kids’ elementary school. I love offbeat movies too. And anything French!
On her iPod: I love Mason Jennings, AWOLNATION, RHCP, The Black Keys and old-school stuff like Madonna and Erasure.
Favorite Animal: Tomato frogs! And great blue herons.
Favorite Quote: “A faint heart wins nothing.” – Cub Houck
Favorite Mamma Chia Flavor: All time fave: coconut mango. Mainstay: blackberry hibiscus.
Bio: Hi! My name is Lindsey and I love my life. I describe the life that my husband of 15 years and I have built as ‘symmetrical chaos’ because of the way we balance one another out and have two sons and two daughters. Although I have a degree in Elementary Education, I spend my days with my trusty toddler sidekick, Winter. We cart her older siblings, Hunter, Wiley & Scout to all sorts of activities while we sing and dance in the car. I try and nap with her every day as well. Life flies by, and I am so thankful that I can spend these years raising my kids. Having so many kids has also helped me learn to let go of my expectations and embrace the pace of things. I believe that every day matters and there is no sense in waiting to do what you love. When I just can’t stand all the fun at home any longer, I love/need to head out for a run or a movie or to Target with one of my dear friends. Without my husband, my mother (who lives 2 blocks away) and my friends, I would not survive, let alone thrive in this suburban grind.

Our brand new Pacific Northwest ambassador Lindsey Middlemas has captivated us by her shining smile and magnetic personality! Lindsey is so multi-talented, in addition to sharing the Mamma Chia Magic she’s a mother AND a marathoner! Our running star uses Mamma Chia to seed her soul and fuel her beautiful spirit. Chia has been nicknamed the “Running Food” as its amazing nutrients nourish the body and mind, and it is so great to see that wonderful energy in action!

We can all strive to be more like Lindsey with her positivity, enthusiasm and zest for life!

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Afternoon Snack: Try Sipping Some Mamma Chia

glamour, mamma chiaIf you’re not familiar with chia seeds, they’re a tiny, ancient grain that were believed to be a staple in the ancient Aztec’s diet. They were said to be given to warriors before battle–one tablespoon sustained them for 24 hours. Today, health nuts are crazy about them because they’re an excellent source of fiber, protein, Omega-3, calcium and antioxidants. Read more…

Drink Your Superfoods: Mamma Chia Vitality Beverages

real simple, simply stated, mamma chiaIf you thought that bubble tea was the greatest thing to happen to beverages, then Mamma Chia drinks are for you. Each bottle contains chia seeds mixed with different flavors of juice. Plus, there’s an added benefit: Each bottle provides 25% of your recommended daily fiber. Instead of empty calories, chia seeds also provide protein and omega-3 fatty acids. … Read more…

Progressive Grocer: Mamma Chia

Mamma Chia, maker of the first organic chia-based beverage, has added three more beverages to its lineup, bringing the total number of SKUs to nine. Like all of the company’s gluten-free, vegan, kosher, USDA-certified organic beverages, Grapefruit Ginger, Guava Mamma and Kiwi Lime are… Read more…

Moksha Yoga 2012

Moksha Festival 2012

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Moksha festival is a two-day celebration of wellness, spiritual expansion and conscious living through Yoga, Health, Ayurveda, Sacred Music and healthy food. Come join us Aug 4-5th in Santa Monica, CA. More Details…

Mamma Chia Adds Three New Varieties

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Category Leader Introduces Guava Mamma, Grapefruit Ginger and Kiwi Lime
Tastebuds, pack your bags for a trip to the tropics! Read more …

July 2012

Congratulations to Yuki Tsuji-Hoening!

mamma chia ambassadorLocation: Southwest
Hobbies: Rock climbing, hiking, skiing, cross country skiing, AcroYoga, anything outdoors…
On her iPod: I have many favorites, but Lady Gaga is my most favorite these days.
Favorite Animal: Penguins and cats
Favorite Mamma Chia Flavor: Coconut Mango
Bio: Yuki is originally from Japan and now lives in Boulder, Colorado. She LOVES to be outdoors rock climbing, skiing, cross country skiing, hiking, playing in the park with friends or anything that makes her feel alive in nature. She’s currently a yoga teacher, an AcroYoga teacher and a licensed Thai massage therapist who travels frequently to share her passion. Her love of movement arts led her into AcroYoga/acrobatics performing. She also performs with AscenDance Project dance company (ascendanceproject.com) in Boulder to dance on the climbing wall.

It is with great joy and gratitude that we announce our July 2012 Ambassador of the Month Yuki Tsuji-Hoening! Yuki devotes her life to happiness, freedom of self-expression and creativity! In addition to sharing the Mamma Chia Magic with the beautiful people of Colorado, she’s a certified AcroYoga & Yoga teacher, licensed Thai Massage Therapist, and registered Thai Therapist! Whether on the tips of the highest mountains or beside a babbling brook, you will feel her magnetic spirit throughout all of Mamma Nature!

Yuki, we are thrilled to have you in the Mamma Chia family! Warm thanks for all you do!

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June 2012

Congratulations to Kyle Hooks!

mamma chia ambassadorLocation: Southwest
Hobbies: Listening to and playing music, playing and watching all kinds of sports, reading, running, hanging out with friends, playing poker, EATING, riding waverunners, going to the beach
On his iPod: The Black Keys, Manchester Orchestra, Kevin Devine, Bad Books, The Beatles, Bob Schneider, The Chariot, Beastie Boys, Sam Cooke, Envy on the Coast, Modest Mouse, Incubus, Ben Harper, Rage Against the Machine, Cake
Favorite Quote: “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” – Albert Einstein
Favorite Animal: The Arctic Fox
Favorite Mamma Chia Flavor: Blackberry Hibiscus. It reminds me of Fruity Pebbles.
Bio: I was born in Michigan, but I did the majority of my growing up in Houston. I received my BBA in December 2011 from Texas State University where I studied Management. I have the coolest friends and family a guy could ask for. I’ve had all different kinds of jobs from managing a pizza restaurant, to working on an off-shore oil rig. But this is definitely the coolest job I’ve ever had. Kyle + Mamma Chia = 🙂

We are proud to announce our June Ambassador of the Month, Kyle Hooks! Kyle is committed to excellence! Spreading the Mamma Chia Magic with his positive attitude and gorgeous smile! He’s been wowing us since January 2012 and we could not be more excited to have him on the Mamma Chia team! The Southwest is well served by his exceptional customer service and amazing merchandising! We know that when Kyle’s on the job, it’s a job well done!

Kyle, we are thrilled to have you in the Mamma Chia family! Warm thanks for all you do!

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May 2012

Congratulations to Sarah Camiel!

Location: Northwest Washington
Hobbies: I love to ride my bike around town with friends, taking my dogs hiking, going out to see live music, Seattle Sounders games, reading, learning how to play the guitar, and trying to be creative.   I enjoy regularly starting crafty projects, but rarely finishing them.   I love enjoying food, and of course consuming large amounts of Mamma Chia to fuel all these exciting activities.            
On her iPod: Lately, I’ve been really into the Stevie Wonder Pandora station.   It’s amazing and filled with greats like Aretha, Earth, Wind and Fire, and the Jackson 5.   Other bands that I’ve been playing on repeat for the last year are Mumford and Sons, The Other Lives, Of Monsters and Men, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., and the Shins.   Basically, a bunch of brooding indie rock.
Favorite Quote: “Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.” – Frank Zappa.   This is certainly not my favorite quote of all time, but the most thought-provoking quote I’ve heard in the last few weeks.            
Favorite Animal: Well, I could try to come up with something clever and exotic, or I could just be real and boring and admit that I am obsessed with dogs.   I have two: a chocolate lab/hound mix named Vader, and a Boston/Boxer mix named Dexter.   They are by far my favorite animals.                  
Favorite Mamma Chia Flavor: Definitely Coconut Mango.   That stuff is unstoppable, and makes me feel like I’m on a tropical island.            
Bio: I fell in love with Bellingham (WA) when I moved here eight years ago, and am still so happy to call it home.   I am back in school once again studying to be a Veterinary Technician and afterwards possibly Vet School, but it’s been a long road trying to figure out what I “want to be when I grow up.”   I’ve been a sea kayak guide, a snowboard/skate shop buyer, a burrito roller, a bartender, a scuba shop salesperson, worked at a nursery (the garden kind), a Humane Society volunteer, and a Mamma Chia Ambassador.   I’ve driven across the country twice, lived in New Hampshire for awhile and went to Alaska for a couple summers, but always ended up back in the Pacific Northwest.

 

We are proud to announce Sarah Camiel as our May 2012 Ambassador of the Month!   Sarah has done an outstanding job embodying our mission leading in the renaissance of Chia! She joyously shares the magic of Chia with everyone she meets and spends much of her free time volunteering at animal shelters, a cause that is near and dear to our hearts. She is a beautiful soul inside and out and we couldn’t be more grateful to have her as a part of the Mamma Chia family!
 
Congratulations Sarah, we are so happy to be honoring you!

Check our tastings page and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to find Sarah’s upcoming tastings and come in to congratulate her!

CBS TV: First Annual Green Festival

Mamma Chia is a new product made out of chia seeds. It is a complete whole food. Janie Hoffman launched this product at the San Francisco Green Festival and completely sold out so she knew she had a winner! It is the same seed that made Chia Pets, but it is absolutely delicious! Watch more…

NBC TV: Green Festival Weekend

mamma chiaFounder Janie Hoffman launched this product in San Francisco and just completely sold out. This is a new drink and it is just incredibly nutritious. It will keep you young forever! Watch more…

NYC Green Festival, It’s Fresh

Two stands in particular caught my attention: One was Mamma Chia, a new fruity drink that I’ve been seeing in all my local grocery stores. I usually don’t drink a lot of bottled juices or tea but I enjoyed the taste (especially the mango coconut) and texture of this not-too-sweet drink that reminded me a bit of bubble tea. Read more…

Triathlete Wall: Mamma Chia

mamma chiaDon’t limit yourself to just sport drinks for healthy replenishment. Mamma Chia, an organic chia-based company, has created a nutritional beverage containing the popular superfood chia seeds. These little South American seeds are packed full of nutrients…. Sounds like a great pre and post workout drink to us.  Read more…

Spreading the Green Message: NYC green festival 2012

This year marked the very first Green Festival in New York City. The festival was held April 21st and 22nd at the Javits convention center in beautiful Manhattan. I was fortunate to be a media correspondent; an opportunity which enabled me to speak with exhibitors, speakers, and founders of wonderful green companies.  Read more…

The Road Not Processed: Mamma Chia

Ah Mamma Chia! Contributing to my love of chia seeds, this drink is packed with Omegas 3, 6, and 9, and of course tastiness.  I recently entered their “eco-friendly” themed photography contest (picture above) and won!  Read more…

A Weird But Delicious Beverage

Mamma Chia, Blackberry Hibiscus vitality beverage is a yummy treat. It is also a little weird because it is made up of chia seeds.. Which are gelatinous mini seeds that do wonders for your body and soul!  Read more…

6 Quick & Easy Drinks to Start the Day

mamma chiaChia seeds (yes, the same ones in the Chia Pet you bought in 1994) have taken off in popularity as a high-protein, fiber-rich supplement. They’re a great natural source of energy, and when placed in liquid the seeds expand and develop a slightly chewy texture (think of bubble tea).  Read more…

Mamma Mia this is Great Chia!

Mamma Chia is an organic juice type-drink with chia seeds suspended throughout. Made with delicious organic fruit juices and lightly sweetened with a touch of organic agave, these USDA Certified Organic drinks are truly delicious.  Read more…

Mamma Chia featured in Today’s Diet & Nutrition Magazine

The overachieving chia seed also provides a vegetarian source of protein, a plethora of antioxidants, and the bone-building trio of calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium.  Though often under consumed, magnesium has been shown to confer protection against type 2 diabetes, possibly by improving insulin sensitivity.  It now seems obvious why the Mayan word for strength is chia. Read more…

The Daily Meal: 12 Quick and Easy Drinks to Start the Day

mamma chiaSupermarket Picks: Mamma Chia – Chia seeds (yes, the same ones in the Chia Pet you bought in 1994) have taken off in popularity as a high-protein, fiber-rich supplement. They’re a great natural source of energy, and when placed in liquid the seeds expand and develop a slightly chewy texture (think of bubble tea). If you don’t feel like experimenting with your own homemade version, pick up this new bottled fruit juice and chia seed drink for a healthful boost. Read more:…

BevNet: Mamma Chia Discusses Growth

Since launching Mamma Chia in October, 2010, Janie Hoffman, the company’s CEO and founder, has found her product in stores across the country and has received numerous awards, including BevNET’s Best Non-Carbonated Beverage of 2011.  Read more…

Liquid Lunch: Food Becomes Drinkable

The Mamma Chia line of Organic Vitality Beverages is one novel entrant. The first-to-market organic chia seed beverage, Mamma Chia pairs whole organic chia seeds with organic fruit juices and a touch of organic agave nectar. The drink offers a complete nutritional profile of omega-3, balanced dietary fiber, complete protein, antioxidants and minerals.  Read more…

Cupcakes, Rings, and Glittery Things…

Normally I do not drink any juice or anything sweetened for that matter but this has a wonderful flavor palette, 4 grams of protein, 6 grams of fiber, calcium, antioxidants and Omega-3, not to mention it is Gluten Free and Vegan.  Again, how could I say no!  Read more…

Natural foods: Eating up the trends

Well, chia is back, big time (the seeds, not the pets). And so is regular old food. We recently spent hours plodding the floors – along with 60,000 others – at the Natural Products Expo in Anaheim, Calif., the biggest health food trade show in the world. The overarching theme we saw: What’s old is new again.  Read more…

April 2012

Congratulations to Doug Atkins!

Location: Tri-State Area (NYC/NJ/LI/CT)
Hobbies: My favorite hobby is playing guitar, but it’s more than a hobby! I am a co-songwriter play lead guitar in my band, Catch Wild. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from Fairleigh Dickinson University so I love to draw, paint, and sculpt. I also enjoy tennis and skiing, and playing poker. I’m definitely a foodie. I love reading graphic novels and comic books, as well.
On his iPod: Oh man, music is my life so this answer can go on forever, but here we go: Cream, Eric Clapton, RX Bandits, Bush, MuteMath, Incubus, Foo Fighters, Third Eye Blind, Shades Apart, Weezer, The Wallflowers, Stone Temple Pilots, Soundgarden, Dave Matthews Band, The Black Keys, Doves, Jimmy Eat World, The Joy Formidable, Metric, Paramore, Pete Yorn, Rolling Stones, Rage Against the Machine, Stereophonics, Tonic, Two Door Cinema Club.
Favorite Quote: “If you do things right, people won’t be sure you’ve done anything at all.”
Favorite Animal:   White Tiger
Favorite Mamma Chia Flavor: Raspberry Passion
Bio:   I grew up in Short Hills, New Jersey and graduated from Millburn High School in 2002. I then attended Syracuse University for 2/ 1/2 years and transferred to Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey for a smaller atmosphere and graduated from there with a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art. I’ve been playing music almost my entire life and still do to this day in my band, Catch Wild (www.catchwild.com). I am very close with my immediate and extended family. I love sports, especially the New York Rangers and New York Giants. I worked for Prometheus Springs Capsaicin Spiced Elixir for two years before starting work with Mamma Chia. I love sales and merchandising and I especially love spreading the Magic of Mamma Chia!

 

For his passion, sincerity, dedication, and sense of humor, we are overjoyed to announce our April Ambassador of the Month – Doug Atkins! Doug hit the ground running and we are blessed to have him sharing the Mamma Chia Magic in NYC! His tremendous skill set and high level of proficiency has raised the bar and paves the way for endless possibilities!

You’re a Rock-Star, Doug! (Literally and figuratively!) Thank you for your outstanding commitment and your generous attitude! You’re an inspiration and a joy to work with!

Check our events page and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to find Doug’s upcoming events and come in to congratulate him!

BevNET TV: Mamma Chia at Expo West 2012

It’s been a quite a successful run for Mamma Chia during its first year and a half. The first to market chia drink went national with UNFI only eight months after its initial launch and quickly established a solid footing in major natural retailers including Whole Foods, Sprouts and Wegmans. Read more…

10 Organic & Sustainable Standouts from Expo West 2012

OK, so not everybody loves a “chewy” drink. I was pretty skeptical myself before (while sweltering in the Fresh Ideas Marketplace tent) I tried a shot of Mamma Chia organic fruit drink with chia seeds. The Blackberry Hibiscus was surprisingly refreshing; plus it contains 2,500 mg ALA omega-3s per serving, plus fiber and calcium. And one bottle has less than half the natural sugar of typical fruit drinks. Read more…

Seeds Bring Dozens of New Products to Expo West 2012

The tiny power-packed Chia seed is found suspended in juice bottles of Mama Chia fruit juice drinks, stirred into NutZo peanut butter and sprinkled in breakfast bars and breads. Nature’s Path has introduced crunchy breakfast bars filled with Chia and flax seeds and it’s added a Chia Coconut cereal to its collection. Read more…

Best of Expo West 2012 Roundup: Mare’s Favorite Beverages

Favorite Drink with Stuff Floating in It: Mamma Chia. Their CEO calls this “a party in your mouth,” and that it is. Chia seeds provide protein, fiber, calcium, and Omega-3, and they also made it surprisingly easy to go down. I liked most of the flavors I tried, although I have to say that were I to give it to my daughter, I would pick the “Cherry Lime.” Read more…

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…

Exploits of a Vegan Wannabe – Mamma Chia

chia, chia drink, chia seeds, mama chia, mamma chiaThe other day I found a new chilled drink called Mamma Chia. Their tag line is Seed Your Soul and I think that is lovely. I went for the Cherry Lime but they also offer Blackberry Hibiscus, Cranberry Lemonade and Raspberry Passion. Read more…

Celebrities are Turning To Mamma Chia

chia, chia drink, chia seeds, mama chia, mamma chiaChia seeds used to be something you stuck to a clay figurine to grow a pet. Today, they are part of a new fruit drink called Mamma Chia that can help you improve your energy and stamina all day. Chia seeds are an ancient super seed that contain 500 times more calcium than milk, as much omega-3 as wild salmon, antioxidants, fiber, complete protein, and they can aid … Read more…

Vogue Daily – The New Health Kicks of the Season – Mamma Chia

chia, chia drink, chia seeds, mama chia, mamma chiaNew in from California, Mamma Chia comes without that fizzy mess, and is packed with Omega-3s and powerful antioxidants, which are said to be great for the skin, among other organs. Just try not to focus on the fact that the gelatinous seeds in the bottle are the same ones that used to sprout “fur” on the back of your Chia Pet. Read more…

March 2012

Congratulations to Kelly House!

Location: Greensboro, NC
Hobbies:  Bikram Yoga, Ascension, hiking, visiting wineries, and enjoying anything fun.
On her iPod: Foo Fighters, Echo and the Bunnymen, Prince, Radiohead, I love most music.
Favorite Quote: “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”
Favorite Animal: My seal point siamese, Sammy and my tuxedo boy, Simon.
Favorite Mamma Chia Flavor: Blackberry Hibiscus…unless there is Coconut Mango!
Bio: I get told at least 3x a month that I should be a stand up comedian. I teach a very wonderful Enlightenment tool called Ascension. I have a pre-med degree and majored in health science and psychology. I love showing appreciation for others and really enjoy working with companies that can do the same. Mamma Chia is wonderful!

 

Congratulations to Kelly House our March 2012 Ambassador of the Month! Kelly’s vast experience in the natural foods industry combined with her love of chia has made her an invaluable addition to the Mamma Chia family! She is always willing to step forward and take on additional responsibilities and she puts 110% in everything she does. She truly has a wonderful and giving heart and her positive and energetic attitude is very contagious!

Thank you Kelly, for being a shining star and helping to share the magic of Mamma Chia with the fabulous people of North Carolina!

February 2012

Congratulations to Brooke Ziegler!

Location: Twin Cities, MN
Hobbies: Time with family, Fall Harvest, working out, movies, flea market shopping, dancing.
On her iPod: Oldies Country and a little of every other genre; iPod what? Haha!
Favorite Quote: “Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.”
Favorite Animal: Cat
Favorite Mamma Chia Flavor: Cherry Lime
Bio: I grew up on a farm in a small town in Minnesota. My degree is in Marketing Communications and English. Since graduating, I’ve worked with my boyfriend at his financial services company and done tons of promotional and modeling gigs. The jobs we do in this industry are always different and exciting; favorite gigs have included going on trips (to places WARMER than MN), being in a fitness video and magazine, going on the field at an MLB game, and of course, Mamma Chia! There’s something new to learn and do each day, and that’s the best part!

 

It is with much joy and delight that we announce our February 2012 Ambassador of the month, Brooke Ziegler! From the beginning, Brooke has exemplified the Mamma Chia magic by sharing her zest for life and showing that hard work really does pay off! Brooke lives her dream by spreading happiness through her beautiful smile. Her dedication and professionalism make her shine, especially when she’s sharing the magic of Chia in the marvelous Midwest! We are delighted to call her one of our own!

Warm congratulations Brooke! We are beyond grateful that you are a part of the Mamma Chia family!

January 2012

Congratulations to Jess Canterbury!

Location: Reno, NV
Hobbies: Making jewelry
On her iPod: Bassnectar
Favorite Quote: “That’s what she said.”
Favorite Animal: Both of my dogs, Emma (Border Collie) and Gabby (Beagle/Huskey).
Favorite Mamma Chia Flavor: It depends on the day. Usually varies between Blackberry Hibiscus, Raspberry Passion and Cherry Lime. I hear there might be some new flavors coming out, so, I will have to wait to claim a favorite.
Bio: I grew up on an oyster farm in Washington State and have now found myself in Lake Tahoe, CA for the past five years. I love to snowboard in the winter and skate long-boards in the summer. I really love traveling and have recently been to Kauai, hiked the Na Pali Coast and most recently, spent time roaming around Costa Rica.   My real passion in life is making jewelry, more specifically earrings. Thanks Mamma Chia! P.S. My Dad is the BEST!

We’re thrilled to kick off the New Year by celebrating Jess Canterbury, our January 2012 Mamma Chia Ambassador of the Month! Jess has been a star since day one! Sharing the Magic of Chia in Northern California & Reno, Nevada, she always has a great smile and inspires everyone around her. She’s an absolute pleasure to work with, and customers love her kind soul, fun demeanor and sparkling enthusiasm for life!

Heartfelt congratulations and best wishes Jess!

Check our events page and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to find Jess’s upcoming events and come in to congratulate her!

Serious Eats – Cool Drinks: Mamma Chia

chia beverage, chia drink, chia seed, kombucha, mama chia, mamma chiaFor a long time chia seeds were only stocked at health food markets, touted as a “superfood” with numerous health benefits. The seeds could be used in many different ways, easily blended into baked goods, and toasted and incorporated into salads. But now chia seeds have gone mainstream with texturally memorable Mamma Chia drinks. Read more …

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“A Walk Through Sprouts” Tasting Event

“A Walk Through Sprouts” at Sprouts Farmers Market- Laguna Niguel
April 28, 2012

“A Walk Through Sprouts” is a special tasting event designed for our Laguna Niguel customers to “try and buy” current and new items throughout the store. A festive atmosphere will be highlighted by product tasting stations, giveaways and raffle items! Join Mamma Chia for this fun event and enjoy complimentary samples along with fantastic coupons!   We can’t wait to share to magic of Mamma Chia with you!

Saturday, April 28 · 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Location:
Sprouts Farmers Market – Laguna Niguel, CA
27271 La Paz Road
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

For more information, please visit http://sprouts.com/stores/sprouts-laguna-niguel

Mother Earth News Fair – Puyallup, WA

Join Mamma Chia at the Mother Earth News Fair!
June 2 – 3, 2012

The Mother Earth News Fair is a fun-filled, family-oriented sustainable lifestyle event. FAIRS feature practical, hands-on demos and workshops pertaining to renewable energy, small-scale agriculture, livestock, gardening, green building, green transportation, and natural health!   Join Mamma Chia for this joyful event full of smiles, complimentary Mamma Chia samples, as well as generous coupons!

Saturday, June 2 · 9:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday, June 3 · 9:00am – 6:00pm

Location:
110 9th Avenue
Southwest Puyallup, WA 98371

For more details, please visit  http://www.motherearthnews.com/fair/home.aspx

The 1st Annual Lt. John W. Finn Golf Tournament – CA

Mamma Chia Spreading the Love at the 1st Annual Lt. John W. Finn Golf Tournament!
June 21, 2012

The Association of Aviation Ordinancemen and The San Diego Madres are swinging to make the lives of children better at the 1st Annual Lt. John W. Finn Golf Tournament!   The tournament will be held at the Salt Creek Golf Course in beautiful Chula Vista, CA.   Mamma Chia loves supporting our community and is excited to offer complimentary Mamma Chia samples as well as fantastic coupons!  

Thursday, June 21 · 8:00 am Registration
Thursday, June 21 · 10:00 am Shotgun Start

Location:
Salt Creek Golf Course
525 Hunte Parkway  
Chula Vista, CA 91914

For more information, please visit www.sandiegomadres.org

Handstand and Hand to Hand Workshops – Boulder, CO

Mamma Chia Smiles at the Handstand and Hand to Hand Workshop!
July 20 – 23, 2012

Mamma Chia is a proud sponsor of the Heel to Hand Workshops in Boulder, CO! Basic, intermediate and advanced handstands: Classes are set up for beginners to advance skill levels. If you can hold a handstand against the wall for 20 seconds, then you are good to go! Working towards a straight and strong handstand, press-up, one-arm handstand etc? Then, this workshop will give you the tools to achieve your goals! Hand to Hand acrobatics: If you are looking to take your AcroYoga or Circus hand to hand acrobatics to a new level, then this class is for you! Mamma Chia is excited to be a part of such a positive and fun fitness activity!   Please join us at the Handstand & Hand to Hand Workshops in Boulder, CO where we will be handing out complimentary Mamma Chia samples and coupons!

The style of workshop: 2 hour semi-private session
Cost: $60/2hr session
Note: You can take more than one 2-hr semi-private sessions in 4 days!

Friday, July 20 – Monday, July 23, 2012

Locations:
Boulder Circus Center 4747 N 26th St., Boulder, CO
PreEminence Hall 3213 Walnut St., Boulder, CO
Frequent Flyers Productions’ studio 3022 E. Sterling Circle, Boulder, CO

For more details, please visit http://www.heel2hand.com/community/workshops/boulder-colorado-workshop/

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