Saturday, May 3, 2014

Seed Your Soul: Mamma Chia Review and Giveaway

I was given the opportunity to participate in the Mamma Chia campaign through Fitfluential, I received free product in exchange for my review.

I have to admit a few years ago when my older sister first started talking about how great chia seeds were for you I probably rolled my eyes and shrugged it off.  All I could think of was chia pets, you wouldn't want to eat that would you. Seriously.  Fast forward to now and once again my know it all older sister is right I must concede (you are welcome sister).  I now keep chia seeds in my pantry all the time and eat it almost daily.



I had tried some of Mamma Chia's beverages before so I was excited to work with them for this.  Lets talk first about Mamma Chia.  Mamma Chia was founded by Jane Hoffman in 2009 and is a eco conscious company.  Jane recognized the potential of chia back when I was still trying to grow it on a clay pig for my kids.

Jane suffered from multiple auto-immune diseases for more than a decade and after only 3 months of consuming chia daily she was symptom free.  She was so sold on the benefits of chia she started putting it in everything she cooked and was soon selling chia fruit drinks in stores across the nation. She tells her story in her book Chia Vitality which also outlines a comprehensive 30 day approach to well being that includes yoga, healthy eating and feeling more alive than ever before.

I was sent a pretty awesome box of goodness
along with some vouchers for the beverages
this might be my favorite flavor
Chia Seeds have per tablespoon
  •  2,430 mg of Omega-3s
  • 4g of fiber
  • 3g of complete protein
  • Only 60 calories
The beverages are lightly sweetened with agave nectar and are full of chia goodness.  I don't generally drink juice or sweetened beverages, but these are nice because they aren't overly sweet and one bottle contains more than a day's worth of Omega-3 and 25 percent of the daily fiber needs.  Awesome.

All of Mamma Chia's squeezes and beverages are USDA organic, vegan, kosher, and Non-GMO verified. 

My favorite way to use the squeeze packs is just before I exercise, I could easily see using these during a long run.  I feel like they give me a lot of energy.  The squeeze packs have half of your Omega-3 needs for the day, are between 70 and 80 calories each and are convenient to pack in your bag or purse.
 Mamma Chia's latest offering is organic chia white and organic black chia seeds. 
 
My favorite way to use chia is to put them in muffins, smoothie, sprinkle them on yogurt  and in my morning oatmeal.

One lucky person will get to win their own pack of goodies from Mamma Chia that will include:


·         One week’s supply of Mamma Chia products - 7 Chia Squeezes (varied flavors) and 7          beverage vouchers
·         One copy of Janie’s book – Chia Vitality
·         One Mamma Chia T-Shirt
·         Total retail value: $75

You can enter to win here!  Good luck

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26 comments:

  1. Something I like about chia seeds is that they're easy to add to something like yogurt with fruit in order to get some extra fiber. I recently noticed the Mamma chia packets sold where I do a lot of grocery shopping - HEB.

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  2. Chia seeds are the bomb. Really. I add them to everything.

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  3. I thought they sounded strange at first, but after reading about them on blogs and then in Born to Run, I tried them this year for the first time. I absolutely love them in overnight oats or with almond milk for a chia pudding. Love the texture!

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  4. I need to try chia seeds! Had no idea they were such a power food.

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  5. I use chia seeds a lot, as well as the health benefits they aren't expensive and are really versatile - you can add them to so many things!

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  6. These just seem really good for you.

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  7. I love adding chia seeds to my green smoothies. I also like chia seeds with almond milk. I thought chia seeds were weird at first, because I too thought of chia pets!

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  8. The squeeze packs look great...I'd be especially interested in those!

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  9. I put chia seeds in my oatmeal and put ground chia in my pancakes. I'd love more ways to partake of the goodness! :)

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  10. To be honest, I never really put chia seeds and chia pets together until my mom mentioned it a while ago. They appeal to me because of the high calcium & antioxidants.

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  11. I use chia when baking. I have never tried in my drink.

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  12. I appeals to me because of how healthy and low calorie they are... I did find it a little odd at first...

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  13. I love chia seeds! I put them in a glass with water every night and drink them in the morning. :) I thought drinking them was a bit strange when I realized the connection to the Chia pets, but found it more odd that we had something so nutritional right in front of us and never utilized it.:)

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  14. I love chia seeds! Seem to give me more energy and a fuller feeling. I eat them daily in my greek yogurt!

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  15. My wife suffers from Sojrens. We're aware of chia seeds, but maybe we need to be more aware of them. Sojrens is not fun...

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  16. I love how healthy they are! Absolutely packed with nutrients but low calorie, too!

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  17. I don't think that they are weird, I eat sunflower seed, poppy seeds, pomegranate seeds, why not chia seeds with all of their healthy benefits!

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  18. I love chia! I first heard about them when reading "Born to Run," and I thought the gelatinous form it will take was weird.

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  19. I did think it was weird when I saw bloggers rave about chia seeds a few years ago. I could only think of the hairy chia pets. But once I got over the texture, I have come to like chia seeds a lot. I put it in everything! I can't start a race without putting chia seeds in my morning oatmeal for extra staying power

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  20. I've never tried chia seeds, but I've been trying to eat healthier and I have a green smoothies as one meal every day. I think having chia seeds would really help out my smoothies.

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  21. I love chia seeds, I literally put them in everything! Homemade cookies, breads, stirfrys, smoothies, you name it. Anything to make a meal healthier!

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  22. This may be a silly reason, but it was always such a strange notion to eat what I'd always associated with those little grassy pets... the seeds actually make great puddings though!

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  23. I am dying to try this :) I need to step up and stock some more goodies for my smoothies.

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  24. My kids love all the little squeeze packs, its such an easy way to get some extra fruits/veggies in them. I have actually never tried chia seeds before and have really been wanting to!

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  25. I love the squeezie packs, too. And I love chia but it does stick in my teeth!

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  26. Every time I think about eating chia seeds that jingle gets stuck in my head! I tried them at a friends house in a smoothie and fell in love. I hadn't thought to add them to my oatmeal thanks for the idea.

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