Friday, June 28, 2013

Grab a Chia Squeeze for a Delicious Kid-Friendly Snack

Summer is a busy time for all of us and it seems like we are always on the run. Who hasn't heard "Mom, I'm hungry. Can I have a snack?" and its hard to find food that tastes good, is super convenient and healthy. Chia Squeeze is all of that and more!

Frugal Mommy of 2 Girls was sent samples from Mamma Chia, the makers of Chia Squeeze.  It prompted me to read about the story behind chia seeds and their many health benefits.  Chia seeds are an ancient grain that was used by the Aztecs for their amazing energy and natural healing powers.  Today, elite athletes turn to chia seeds for endurance and energy and many others enjoy chia as part of their daily diet.

After a long day running swimming, I gave the kids a Strawberry Banana Chia Squeeze.  I'm glad that I had two in my bag on the drive home because they were hungry and exhausted.  Chia Squeeze was a big hit and they enjoyed every last drop. Chia Squeeze is only 70 calories and is filling and tastes great. It's also a good source of fiber and protein. It has no added sugar and is gluten free as well as vegan.  My favorite is the Blackberry Bliss and I love the crunchy little chia seeds. The Green Magic is yummy as is the Apple Cinnamon. 

Mamma Chia also offers a full line of Vitality Beverages in nine delicious flavors -- Blackberry Hibiscus, Cherry Lime, Cranberry Lemonade, Raspberry Passion, Pomegranate Mint, Coconut Mango, Kiwi Lime, Guava Mamma and Grapefruit Ginger.
You may purchase the Chia Squeeze products ($27.99 for a case of 16)  online at the Mamma Chia website or click on the link to find a store near you.