Me, Matt and Mamma Chia

After my long run and some quality refueling, Matt (my little bro) and I headed to Borders. Since my favorite location is going out of biz I wanted to scoop up some deals on discount books. I spent an hour walking around the store and ended up with the biggest haul of books in my arms!IMG_9083

Then, we headed to the line. It was ridiculous. I was hungry and didn’t want to make Matt wait for over an hour for books I could probably order online for the same price. So, I dumped them off somewhere and we went to eat.

I have been randomly craving a Panera bagel for days now and finally got one! One chocolate chip bagel, please. Go big or go home, right?IMG_9080

For some reason a big bagel is good enough for breakfast, but I needed a meal for lunch. I ordered the Pick Two with a salad and soup. IMG_9079

Then, Matt and I ventured into Whole Foods to see the sights Winking smile

We actually came across a really great sample booth for Mamma Chia!

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Mamma Chia is a drink packed with Chia seeds and of course the great benefits that come with it:

2000mg Omega-3
10g Balanced Fiber
High Antioxidants
4g Complete Protein
Only 110 Calories
Lightly Sweetened
Gluten-Free and Vegan

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You know how chia seeds make liquids turn into a gel? Well, this drink is similar to drinking loose jell-o, but in a good way. It’s thicker than juice, but smooth and I love the gel-y little chia seeds on my tongue.

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I’ll admit that I appreciate any new way to consume the chia, but I was really impressed with the nutritionals on this drink too. It is super tasty – even Matt (10 yr old boy) liked it! But, it’s not full of sugar. Gotta love that.

A whole bottle has 110 calories, 3g fat, tons of omega 3s, 10 g fiber and 4g protein.

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I was asking questions at the sample table and it turns out that the creator of the company herself was serving up tastes of Mamma Chia! It’s a local company and she is spreading the word herself at WF and races. IMG_9073

I’m gonna take the rest of the night off. See you guys tomorrow Smile

Comments

  1. says

    That mama chia drink looks delicious but I am hesitant…I love chia seeds SO much but I’ve never really had much of a desire to drink them…It’s hard to imagine! I’m from Canada so I’m sure we won’t get this for YEARS. That gives me some time to prepare myself 😉

  2. says

    I haven’t had a chocolate chip bagel in years! I totally forgot about those…so good when toasted! AND that soup at Panera is my favorite! Good choice. :-)

    The Borders by me is going out of business as well…they must not be doing so hot or something.

    Sounds like you’ve had a fun weekend!

  3. says

    That Mamma Chia drink sounds really great! I’d love to try something like that!

    Is it weird that I pretty much refuse to eat bagels anymore? I like their taste, but something about them makes my blood sugar go crazy! I’ll eat one with cream cheese and an hour later, I’m STARVING! It’s quite sad, really!

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