It started on a small farm in rural San Diego, where Mamma Chia founder and CEO, Janie Hoffman, in her quest to find an ideal diet for her own health, fell in love with the magic of chia. Janie quickly discovered this amazing little seed was providing a powerful vitality boost and was instrumental in addressing some challenging health issues related to longstanding autoimmune disorders. Janie believes that there are several components to a healthy and joy-filled life and no one thing holds all the answers, but there is no doubt that once she incorporated chia into her daily diet there was a very noticeable increase in her vitality, energy and strength. Janie became so enchanted with these little seeds that she was literally adding them to everything in her kitchen and giving away chia treats to everyone she knew or crossed paths with, but it was her chia beverages that became the biggest hit with her friends and family. In addition to finding the beverages to be fun and delicious, they also experienced a noticeable increase in vitality. In the summer of 2009, fueled by her passion for chia and her commitment to be of service to humanity and the planet, Janie founded Mamma Chia — the first organic, chia-based food and beverage company. In addition to her love of chia, Janie and her husband, Lance, enjoy growing Hass avocados and pineapple guavas on their small farm with their cuddly kitty, Sparky, and their sweet dogs, Yogi and Bodhi.
I thought I was simply getting a sample of the Chia & Greens beverage, and I was stoked to get them, you would be too, just look at what all they contain!
Chia & Greens is a delicious, fun on-the-go beverage with one of the lowest amounts of sugar and the highest amount of nutrients in the green drinks universe. In fact, each bottle delivers 2500mg of Omega-3s, seven grams of fiber, four grams of complete protein, 25% RDA of Vitamin A, and 95mg of calcium. Enjoy it as a kick-start to your day, as a revitalizing mid-afternoon pick-me-up or anytime you want that feeling of rejuvenation!
That was not the case however. This is what I received! Excited doesn't even begin to describe it!
Green Chia Drink comes four flavors, ginger + lemongrass, kale + mint, beet + ginger and cayenne and lemon. All of them had a very similar taste as the underlying note but the added ingredients were there, subtle, but there. My favorite was the cayenne and lemon. The drink was easy to swallow, like a thing yogurt. I thought I might have trouble getting it down because of the consistency but that wasn't the case at all. Very easy to drink, tasted good and I loved knowing I was drinking an organic superfood that would fuel my body correctly!
I love how the Chia Squeeze packages are like the rainbow, I am a sucker for anything rainbow colored. Mango coconut was my favorite, I love tropical flavored anything. The packages are small and portable so it's really easy to take it on the go. I would throw one in my lunch bag and take it with me for lunch. I didn't get to taste all the flavors myself because my daughter pretty much snuck into all of them. She LOVED them and asked me every day if there were more items for her to try. My youngest son drank an entire package himself and was upset when it was all gone. I like how the top screws back on these packages too. It's a neat design even for a reusable drink container.
The Vitality Granola is the most versatile. We much on those whenever we're hungry and it doesn't take a lot to fill you up because of how nutritious chia seeds are and the fact they expand once inside your digestive tract too. Very filling. I would eat these on my break to time me over until lunch time. No more hunger-headache for me! With the package of chia seeds I've experimented by throwing them into meatloaf (no one could tell!) and making chia seed pudding with coconut milk and honey. Very delicious and nutritious.
The bars very tasty as well. The mixing and matching of different flavors is unique and the amount of just real food packed into each bar is astounding. This is what real snacking should look like. Not everyone has the time to make their own granola though so having a superfood organic option is amazing. I highly recommend the Mamma Chia brand to any health-foodie!
One lucky winner is going to receive this same Mamma Chia package to try for themselves. To enter, just fill out the Giveaway Tools form below. Open to the US only. Giveaway will end May 20, 2016. The winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to reply. Thanks again to Mamma Chia for offering this fantastic prize.
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Reviewed by Jackie