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Chia, the Ancient Super Seed

Mamma Chia Review and Giveaway

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The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Mamma Chia.

After reading Chris McDoughall’s Born to Run I started adding chia to my smoothies and overnight oats. Then, after trying recipes from Scott Jurek’s book, Eat and Run I realized the multitude of ways chia seeds can be added to recipes for texture, consistency and, of course, nutrition.

What are chia seeds?

Chia seeds were revered by both the Maya and Aztecs for their amazing energy and natural healing powers. In pre-Colombian times, chia seeds were a main component of both the Aztec and Maya diets, and played a prominent role in religious ceremonies. One tablespoon of the seeds was considered capable of sustaining a warrior for 24 hours. Today, chia is the force behind the famous long distance runners, the Tarahumara Indians of Mexico’s Copper Canyon. The Tarahumara power their extraordinary stamina with chia, as described in the New York Times bestselling book, Born to Run by Christopher McDougall:

“In terms of nutritional content, a tablespoon of chia is like a smoothie made from salmon, spinach, and human growth hormone. As tiny as those seeds are, they’re super-packed with Omega-3s, protein, calcium, iron, zinc, fiber and antioxidants. If you had to pick just one desert-island food, you couldn’t do much better than chia, at least if you were interested in building muscle, lowering cholesterol, and reducing your risk of heart disease; after a few months on the chia diet, you could probably swim home.”

These extraordinary seeds offer a complete nutritional profile of Omega-3s, balanced dietary fiber, complete protein, antioxidants and minerals.

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When given the opportunity to try energy and nutrients on-the-go? Of course I said yes.

What is Mamma Chia?

Mamma Chia is a conscious and sustainable company with a mission to share the magic of chia by offering delicious, high quality, organic chia-based foods and beverages that provide natural vitality, energy and strength.

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Find out more about Mamma Chia here > Mamma Chia

Mamma Chia in my house?

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Mamma Chia nailed it with a super nutritious, not too sweet, delicious and refreshing drink. I know, that’s a lot of adjectives, but it’s that good. It’s the combination of flavor and texture and, well, you just gotta try it.

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Add convenience of on-the-go snacks. My kids love the squeeze packs, especially the Wild Raspberry. Me? I’m not a big fan of eating anything that comes in a squeeze pack, but I am a fan of convenient ways to boost the flavor and nutrition of smoothies.

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If you make Mamma Chia Vitality ice cubes

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they’re the perfect addition to a fruity smoothie.

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I also squeeze the vitality packs into chia parfaits and on top of overnight oats. A convenient way to add the chia I’m going to add anyway along with a not too sweet berry flavor.

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If you’re still not convinced to try Mamma Chia products how about this? Mamma Chia is sponsoring a giveaway with one winner to received the following prize package:

  • 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

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  1. Was a winner picked yet? 🙂

  2. My favorite pouch flavor is the Green Magic but I’d love to try Mango Cocomut.

  3. I love Mamma Chia! I used to love the drink but recently I’m favoring the pouches. I’m thinking of adding them as a mid run fuel.

  4. I would like to try the Wild Raspberry!

  5. Wild raspberry sounds yummy!! My pick! Xoxo

  6. The squeeze snacks look great! Looking forward to that! Xoxo

  7. I’m always having flax…perhaps I should also try adding the chia! Would try the drink 🙂 They look yummy and fun all at the same time!

  8. Grapefruit Ginger sounds like a great flavor. Love anything with ginger.

  9. I haven’t tried chia seeds in any form but I think you have convinced me! I would prefer to try the bottled chia first rather than the squeeze I think. Very neat!

  10. Chia seeds rock my socks, they are so versatile, and best part they are so good for you.

  11. I would prefer the chia squeezes and I think I’d like to try the grapefruit ginger.

  12. I remember reading about chia sees in “Born to Run” as well. I’ve never tried them, though.

    I think I’d prefer the vitality squeeze packs.

  13. oh man! i gotta try that smoothie trick with mama chia! would love the variety pack!

  14. I would love to try the bottles, although the squeeze packs might make my 4 hours of commuting a day a whole lot better!

  15. The squeeze pack is the way I would go!

  16. I love chia! I put some in my smoothie everyday but had no idea they were super powering me! My little ones love “squeezers” (as we call them) so we’d love to add mama chia to our repertoire. Xo

  17. I love chia seeds! I eat them pretty much every day. I think I would prefer the squeeze packs, but the drinks sound good too!

  18. I would love to try the bottled Mamma Chia drinks! I prefer to drink my breakfast on the way to work and I think this would be a great addition!

  19. Would love to try adding the strawberry banana to a smoothie…

  20. I think I would like to try the squeeze packs! Looks great!

  21. Rachel DeVaughn says:

    I would love to try the cranberry lemonade!

  22. Rachel DeVaughn says:

    I would love to try the bottled chia!!

  23. I’ve seen the drinks & have wanted to try them… I’m a little scared but they look interesting to me.

  24. Mango coconut sounds all tropically delicious!

  25. I think the squeeze pouches would be a great, portable snack.

  26. I think i’d like to try the squeeze packs. chia is so versatile….i was out of eggs one day and made a chia-egg to use in the recipe instead..it worked out great!

  27. Meredith N. says:

    The coconut mango sounds soo good!

  28. Meredith N. says:

    I would love to try the squeeze packs. They look so convenient for me since I’m always on the go!

  29. I love the vitality squeeze– in fact I use them on long runs occasionally. The bottle is amazing too! My hope is that I will win one of these giveaways, because I am a huge fan of the Mama!

  30. I’d like to try raspberry passion. I tired the squeeze snack before, but haven’t had the Mamma Chia drink before.

  31. And the flavor I’d most like to try would definitely be the wild raspberry.

  32. I think I could get my kids to eat the squeeze packs so I would say those!! Love the idea of the ice cubes for smoothies!

  33. I would love to try the Raspberry passion, cranberry lemonade, and cherry lime. I think I would prefer the drink, although I love your idea of freezing the squeeze packs for your smoothies!! Thanks for the opportunity!

  34. I keep hearing about chia and want to try it.

  35. Yay! I am seeing so many posts about how wonderful Mama Chia is! I have been using chia a lot in my overnight oats and smoothies too 🙂 Yum! I only wish I could try! I hope I win this giveaway 🙂 I would like the squeeze packs the most, and raspberry would be my flavor 🙂

  36. I love chia seeds! I would prefer the bottle beverage vs. the squeeze pouch. Although, adding it to smoothies is a great idea!

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