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Mamma Chia Organic Beverage and Chia Squeeze Review

Mamma Chia Organic Beverage and Chia Squeeze Review

Mamma Chia Organic Beverage and Chia Squeeze Review

Product Review

For this product review I tried both the Mamma Chia Organic Beverage and the Squeeze Vitality Snack. I picked up a couple Mamma Chia samples at the Natural Products Expo.

Mamma Chia is a Certified B Corporation, meaning that it meets rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.

Mamma Chia donates 1% of gross sales to support farmers, community groups and organizations that are building healthy, local food systems.

A Natural Alternative to

Mamma Chia products are a natural and organic alternative to many sugary beverages and snacks. They are sweetened with agave and contain no artificial colors or flavors. Both the beverages and snacks are also gluten-free and vegan.

Ingredients

Mamma Chia Blackberry Hibiscus Vitality Beverage

  • Hydrated chia seeds* (purified water, chia seeds*),
  • Agave*,
  • Lemon juice*,
  • Lime juice*,
  • Blackberry juice concentrate*,
  • Organic flavors*,
  • Hibiscus extract,
  • Fruit and vegetable juice for color,
  • Citric acid.

*Organic

Mamma Chia Green Magic Squeeze Vitality Snack

  • Hydrated Organic Chia Seeds (Water, Organic Chia Seeds),
  • Organic Banana Puree,
  • Organic Mango Puree,
  • Organic Apple Juice Concentrate,
  • Organic Lemon Juice,
  • Organic Spirulina,
  • Organic Chlorella,
  • Organic Natural Mango Flavor,
  • Citric Acid,
  • Organic Kale,
  • Organic Natural Pineapple Flavor.

Mamma Chia Apple Cinnamon Squeeze Vitality Snack

  •  Hydrated Organic Chia Seeds (Water, Organic Chia Seeds),
  • Organic Apple Juice Concentrate,
  • Organic Apple Puree,
  • Organic Butternut Squash Puree,
  • Organic Natural Apple Flavors,
  • Citric Acid,
  • Organic Cinnamon,
  • Organic Natural Vanilla Flavor.

Packaging

Vitality Beverage

The Mamma Chia organic beverages come in lovely curvy bottles with beautiful labels. The naturally colored juice drinks with Chia seeds floating in them are a beautiful sight. Here is the full line-up of Mamma Chia juices:

Mamma Chia Organic Vitality Beverages

Mamma Chia Organic Vitality Beverages, Photo Credit: Mamma Chia

Squeeze Vitality Snack

The Mamma Chia Vitality Snacks come in squeezable pouches with twist-off lids. The packaging makes them look like they are children’s snacks, but these fruit, vegetable, and chia seed combos are intended for all ages. The snack packs come in four flavors: Strawberry Banana, Green Magic, Apple Cinnamon, and Blackberry Bliss.

Mamma Chia Organic Squeeze Vitality Snacks

Mamma Chia Organic Squeeze Vitality Snacks, Photo Credit: Mamma Chia

Promises

Mamma Chia Organic Beverage

Enjoy increased vitality with the Magic of Chia! A fun and refreshing drinking experience with powerful nutrients that naturally provide energy and strength to power your soul’s purpose.

Mamma Chia Squeeze Snack

Our organic chia seeds are infused with delicious fruits and vegetables to create a convenient, fun and tasty snack for active people of all ages.

Health and Beauty Benefits of Chia Seeds

Chia Seeds were a staple in the diets of the Aztecs and Mayans and known for their ability to increase stamina and energy over long periods of time.1

Chia seeds are a wonderful source of essential fatty acids (EFAs), especially for those looking for a vegan source. We all need to consume these necessary fatty acids, since our bodies are not able to produce them. EFAs “support heart health and beautiful skin, hair and nails.”2

The chia beverages contain 6g of dietary fiber, 4g of protein, 2500 mg Omega-3 fatty acids, 965 mg Omega-6, and 365 mg Omega-9. The chia snacks contain 4g of dietary fiber, 2g of protein, 1200 mg Omega-3, 500 mg Omega-6, and 210 mg Omega-9.

For contrast, Kirkland Signature Natural Omega-3 fish oil softgels, at the recommended daily dose of three gels per day, provide 900 mg of Total Omega-3 Fatty Acids. So drinking a Mamma Chia Organic Beverage or eating a Mamma Chia Organic Snack would provide more Omega-3 fatty acids than taking the Kirkland fish oil supplement.

The high fiber content in chia seed makes them great for cleaning out your colon.Forks Over Knives, which mentioned this beneficial property.

These miraculous little seeds are the same ones used on Chia Pets!

Observations

Mamma Chia Organic Vitality Beverage

The Mamma Chia beverages are delicious and refreshing! The chia seeds, with their gel-like outer coating, give the beverage a similar texture to a boba drink. When I tried the Blackberry Hibiscus beverage I let my husband and sister-in-law try a bit too, and their reaction was, “let’s go to the store and buy some more!”. I found the Mamma Chia drinks at our local Whole Foods for $3.69 per bottle. We tried the Guava Mamma, Coconut Mango, Pomegranate Mint, and Cherry Lime flavors and enjoyed them all!

Mamma Chia Organic Vitality Snack

The chia snacks have a gel texture, with crunchy chia seeds dispersed throughout. I did not care for the taste of the Green Magic flavor. I liked the Apple Cinnamon flavor better. It tasted like apple sauce and was super cinnamon-y. I don’t care as much for the squeezable snacks, but they would make a super healthy snack option for kids.

Rating

3.5 / 5 stars      

Mamma Chia Organic Beverages

Mamma Chia beverages are a delicious way to get a large helping of Omega-3 fatty acids, and other important nutrients and they really are fun and refreshing.

Mamma Chia beverages receive their first star for containing all-natural ingredients.

They earn half a star for being packaged in clear glass bottles, which I assume can be recycled.

The drinks earn another star for being an effective way to consume nutritious chia seeds.

The Mamma Chia beverages loose out on a star, for not being the best value for your money. The suggested retail price of $3.49 for 10 FL OZ is on the expensive side. I found them for $3.69 at the nearest Whole Foods Market, but a different location of Whole Foods was selling another brand of chia seed drink for $3.79 for 16 FL OZ. I wish there was an option to purchase a case of of the Mamma Chia drinks at a lower price. Update 9/12/13: Mamma Chia Beverages are now available in a 6 pack at Costco! Regular price $15.89, with instant rebate just $12.89.

Mamma Chia beverages earn a gold star for being a pleasure to drink!

Overall, the beverages get a rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. I definitely recommend trying the Mamma Chia Organic Beverages! I will be buying them from time to time as a special treat.

Mamma Chia Organic Squeeze Snacks

The Squeeze snacks are a convenient way to serve up fruits, veges, and chia seeds.

Mamma Chia Squeeze snacks earn their first star for containing all-natural ingredients.

They miss out on a star, since the metal pouches do not appear to be recyclable.

The snacks earn a star for being an effective and convenient way to consume fruits, vegetables, and super chia seeds.

They also earn a star for being a value for your money, with a suggested retail price of $1.69.

The squeeze snacks earn half a star for being a pleasure to eat. Some people might like the gel consistency better than I do.

Overall, Mamma Chia Squeeze Snacks earn 3.5 stars out of 5. I recommend trying Mamma Chia Squeeze Snacks if you are looking for a convenient nutritious snack to eat on the go and don’t mind eating out of a squeeze pack. I think these snacks would be especially good for kids.

Where to Buy Mamma Chia Products

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Mamma Chia beverages can be found at many Whole Foods Markets. You can also look for a retailer near you. Update 9/12/13: Mamma Chia Beverages and Squeeze Snacks are now available at Costco. You can also order online through Amazon, although the price and shipping is steep for the beverages.

Disclosure: The products featured in this post were provided to me free of charge. For more information, please see my Disclosure Policy.

Are you excited to try Mamma Chia beverages or snacks? How do you like to eat chia seeds?

About the Author:

Follow Heidi as she switches to natural alternatives, cleaning-up her beauty routine and greening-up her lifestyle.

3 Comments on "Mamma Chia Organic Beverage and Chia Squeeze Review"

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  1. Skye says:

    I tried the vitality beverage and I found it kind of weird tasting. The flavors were kind of dull. The varieties sound exciting, but the taste is more flat than vibrant. The texture is like eating crunchy liquid jello, again, kind of odd. Mostly, the price was way to high. At nearly $4.50 a bottle, about twice what I believe it should be to be a worthwhile purchase (if you like it).

    • Kay says:

      I pour Mama Chia into ice cube trays and freeze them. I then use them in smoothies with lots of blueberries, strawberries, bananas, and/or pineapple. I add either 2% organic milk for the grandkids, or almond milk when it’s just me and my husband. I’ve also added yogurt and protein powder. I fix it for the grandkids first thing in the morning to stave off hunger until breakfast is ready. They love it!! It’s also a quick on the go breakfast for my husband and me.

      • Yum! What a great way to start the morning. Your grandkids are lucky that you make them such a healthy snack!

        You can also buy chia seeds separately and soak them in a liquid like coconut milk before adding them to smoothies.

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