Mamma Chia is a product line that is new to me. Let me be honest, for the longest time, I thought "chia" was just something for the "chia pets" I did not realize it was a little seed that was healthy for you! I was recently sent several products from the Mamma Chia line and I learned that a big majority in me liking a food or not has a WHOLE lot to do with the texture. I will share more about the products in a minute, but I wanted to point out... I LOVED the chia bars, they were full of flavor. I was not really a fan of the drinks (or the pouches) though. It was weird, I loved the flavor of them (*especially the one with ginger in it) but I could not get past the taste to drink the whole bottle. No one needs to worry about us wasting any of it, because Marc really took to liking them and enjoyed the whole product line while working!
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· Soulful Greens (Cayenne and Lemon)
· Love Greens (Beet and Ginger)
· Grateful Greens (Kale and Mint)
· Joyful Greens (Ginger and Lemongrass)
... Mamma Chia was founded in 2009 and is celebrated as an innovator and pioneer in the natural food industry. As the creator of the first-to-market chia seed beverage, Mamma Chia has been recognized for numerous awards throughout the years. One of their newest products, Organic Chia & Greens Beverages, recently was honored with the prestigious NEXTY award for innovation and integrity, while their ChiaVitality Bars with only four grams of sugar received the 2016 Cleanest Packaged Food Award from Prevention Magazine. All Mamma Chia foods and beverages are USDA Organic Certified and Non-GMO.
Chia seeds are the richest plant-based source of Omega-3s on the planet and offer a complete nutritional profile of balanced dietary fiber, protein, minerals and more.
The many benefits of chia include:
· 8x more Omega-3s than salmon
· 25 percent more fiber than flaxseed
· 30 percent more antioxidants than blueberries
· 2x more potassium than bananas
· 6x more calcium than milk
Revered by the Maya and Aztecs for their amazing healing powers and natural energy, chia seeds have become a trusted staple for people around the world. Chiaseeds are also neutral in flavor and can be added to virtually any recipe to boost its nutritional profile.
About Mamma Chia
Mamma Chia is a conscious and sustainable company with a mission to share the Magic of Chia® through delicious, nutrient-rich, organic foods and beverages powered by chia. Founded in 2009, Mamma Chia is a category innovator and maker of the first-to-market chia beverage, as well as the Chia Squeeze Vitality Snack, Chia Granola Clusters, Chia Vitality Bars, Clean Energy Beverages andChia & Greens Beverages.
Mamma Chia was created by founder and chief executive officer, Janie Hoffman, in the kitchen of her small rural farm outside of San Diego. Selected as a 2014 Breakout Brand by Beverage World and named 2013 Best Retail Brand by Nutritional Outlook, Mamma Chia is a Certified B Corporation, a member of 1% for the Planet and a founding member of Slow Money. Mamma Chia donates one percent of sales to support farmers, community groups and organizations that build healthy, local food systems.
Mamma Chia is available in mainstream grocery stores and natural food markets in the United States, Canada and other countries full of chia lovers. For more information, visit www.MammaChia.com.
Since we were sent a whole selection of products from Mamma Chia. As soon as I saw the granola-chia clusters, I knew that I wanted to make us yogurt parfaits for breakfast one morning.
I really liked how they were super crunchy and stayed crunchy even mixed with the yogurt. Marc thought they were a bit too crunchy for his liking.
As I mentioned, I was not a fan (loved the flavor, not the texture) of the pouches. Marc loved them and loved the convenience of them. He could open it and enjoy while at work or even going to/from work. He actually enjoyed them more than the bars. Once I told him how much more of a healthy benefit they were versus others (bullet points above) he wants to add them to his daily lunch!
I really enjoyed the bars. They were chewy and crunchy, full of flavor in each bite! Looks like it worked out great for us, as we both got to enjoy something while leaving the best to the other!
If you are looking for a great snack (road trips and gym mornings) you will want to give these products a try! Remember to try out their drinks too, as Marc still talks about how great they are!
Are you a fan of chia seed products? If so, what do you use them for? (I need more ideas to use them here!)