This following post is sponsored by Mamma Chia.
I love my chia seeds.
What’s not to love?
Those tiny little seeds pack a lot of punch. They are full of the richest plant-based source of Omega-3s, an excellent source of fiber, a complete protein and overflowing with antioxidants. Oh and they just so happen to increase vitality, energy and strength. The Aztecs used chia seeds for their natural energy boosting abilities and powers. They called it “running food.” If you’ve read Born to Run, you know what I’m talking about.
Like I said, what’s not to love?
While I’ve been using chia seeds in my oats, smoothies, baked goods, as “eggs” and in other foods, I’ve never tried a chia drink. My first taste came from Mamma Chia Cherry Lime.
Holy yum! The flavor was perfect. The chia seeds thickened up the juice and provided a little chewy crunch. I have no problem with texture and was fine with the crunch. My husband did not like that although he thought the flavor was really good. My kids had a taste. I thought for sure they would not like the texture. They surprised me and gulped it right down, asking for more.
This Spring, Mamma Chia introduced new products to their line up.
– Chia Squeeze Vitality Snack flavors in Mango Coconut and Wild Raspberry
– Convenient four packs of the Chia Squeeze Vitality Snacks
– Mamma Chia’s organic bagged chia – black and white seed varieties
I loved the Chia Squeeze Vitality Snack! They would be perfect fuel for a long run. I didn’t have the opportunity to try one out since I ate all my samples quite fast. The Wild Raspberry was my favorite. It reminded me of eating just that – a wild raspberry. The crunch of the chia seeds was like the actual seeds from a raspberry.
The founder and CEO of Mamma Chia, Janie Hoffman, just released her first book, Chia Vitality. It’s full of her amazing story of battling autoimmune diseases, including severe lupus and chronic fatigue syndrome, and finally finding relief with alternative methods that included chia seeds. It also has delicious and easy recipes for cooking and baking with chia seeds.
And to top it all of, Mamma Chia donates 1% of gross sales to support farmers, community groups and organizations that build healthy local food systems.
How cool is that?
Mamma Chia wants you to feel the vitality and strength of chia seeds. One lucky winner will win. Follow the Rafflecopter directions below to enter.