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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 MarlaMeridith.com
Now I get to share this passion with you thanks to the awesome folks at Mamma Chia!
Here’s the shake recipe too…
You can enter my giveaway right here. One lucky winner can win the following: Value: $65
- The Chia Cookbook
- One week’s worth of Chia Squeezes (7
- One week’s worth of beverage vouchers (7)
- Mamma Chia Camelbak water bottle
Enter below…the more ways you enter the more chances you have to win!
Disclosure: I’m thrilled to introduce this cookbook & Mamma Chia products to you. All thoughts & opinions are my own.