Chia-Berry Shake | The Chia Cookbook


Up until now I kind of ignored chia (confession.) Sure, I knew it was super healthy & could be added to lots of recipes. But, alas I ignored it. Well, not any more folks!

Now I’m chia obsessed & all thanks to The Chia Cookbook by Janie Hoffman, founder of Mamma Chia. The recipes in this cookbook are super creative, simple to prepare & simply divine. Not to mention they all incorporate chia…this Chia-Berry Shake is a new family favorite as are many of her recipes!


Chia-Berry Shake from the Mamma Chia Cookbook | fruity, fabulous & super healthy |


Do you know much about chia? These tiny little seeds are packed with the richest plant based source Omega-3’s. They are an excellent source of dietary fiber, protein & antioxidants too.

This was the beloved ancient grain of the Mayans & Aztecs, held in great esteem for ability for increasing vitality & strength. That’s exciting for them & us. I’m really happy that our modern day culture has rediscovered chia!


Chia-Berry Shake from the Mamma Chia Cookbook | fruity, fabulous & super healthy |


Within the pages of The Chia Cookbook you will learn the basics of how to incorporate chia into your daily meals.

There are recipes for every meal of the day. Janie’s enthusiasm & ease of style throughout the book will have you cooking with chia right away. It’s now going to become a part of my families daily meals.


Loving the Mamma Chia product line!

Loving the Mamma Chia product line!


Janie Hoffman is so in love with this plant based nutrient that she put her all into developing a bountiful line of certified organic drinks & chia seeds (black & white varieties) to make sure we get our daily chia.

There are many fruity flavors to choose from. Pictured below are Mamma Chia Vitality Beverages (the glass bottles) & kid friendly Chia Squeeze Vitality Snacks.


Loving the Mamma Chia product line!


This chia berry shake is great for breakfast & mini meals. All you need to do is soak Mamma Chia Bagged Chia Seeds in water (white or black) and blend with frozen berries (any kind) a pinch of ground cardamom, honey or maple syrup, vanilla extract & 1/2 an avocado.

I also added some fresh lime juice for zing.


Chia-Berry Shake from the Mamma Chia Cookbook | fruity, fabulous & super healthy |


Here are some of my favorite recipes in The Chia Cookbook:

  • Serrano Pineapple-Papaya Smoothie (pg. 26)
  • Chia-Peach Jam (pg. 40)
  • Overnight Caprese Baked Egg (pg. 50)
  • Cinnamon Apple Orchard Hotcakes (pg. 55)
  • Plaintain Chips with Avocado-Chia Dip (pg. 71)
  • Purple Potato Salad with Avocado-Chia Dressing (pg.93)
  • Grilled Halibut with Chia Pesto (pg. 110)
  • Linguine al Limone with Chia-Grilled Chicken Meatballs (pg.117)
  • Chia Plum Leather (pg. 123)
  • PB & J Cookies (pg.126)
  • Tart Cherry-Chia Mimosa (pg.134)

You can tell how in LOVE I am with chia now….you will start to see it included into lots of recipes here on


Chia-Berry Shake from the Mamma Chia Cookbook | fruity, fabulous & super healthy |


Now I get to share this passion with you thanks to the awesome folks at Mamma Chia!

Here’s the shake recipe too…


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Disclosure: I’m thrilled to introduce this cookbook & Mamma Chia products to you. All thoughts & opinions are my own.



~ Marla Meridith

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45 thoughts on “Chia-Berry Shake | The Chia Cookbook

  1. I have been wanting to try out Chia in other foods and it looks like Mamma Chia has some great recipes in her new cookbook! Thanks for the opportunity to win this great cookbook! 🙂

  2. I use chia seeds all of the time in smoothies – usually 1 tablespoon. You can’t taste it but it definitely makes the smoothie more filling.

    1. It’s true ~ I could not taste it in these shakes either. I could hardly see the chia too once it was blended. A genius way to thicken ~ I agree!

  3. no i have never cooked with chia seeds, but look forward to learning! i have had it in a smoothie or tea once quite a long time ago. thanks 🙂

  4. I have cooked with chia before. I have used it as an egg substitute, thrown it in my smoothies, and added it to granola, but it has been a while since I did any of those. Thanks for the reminder to use it again.

  5. I love to bake with chia. I add chia to my eggs all the time. I sneak them into my son’s grilled cheese. We love chia in our house! Would love that cookbook!

  6. I have only ever added them to smoothies but I LOVE the idea of an avacado-chia dip – anything with avocados and I am there!

  7. This looks great. I’ve been wondering how to incorporate chia seeds into our diet. I can’t wait to try this.