Thank You Mamma Chia!!!

I am so excited to be trying all of these Mamma Chia products!!!! I love Mamma Chia because of their dedication to be a true conscious and sustainable company. They donate one percent of sales to support farmers, community groups and organizations that build healthy, local food systems.

Why choose chia? Chia seeds are the richest plant-based source of Omega-3s on the planet. An excellent source of dietary fiber, complete protein and antioxidants, both the Maya and Aztecs held this ancient seed in high esteem for increasing vitality, strength, and overall good health.

Keep an eye out my reviews to come on these products!

  •  Organic Chia Granola Clusters
  • Organic Chia Squeeze
  • Organic Chia Vitality Bars
  • Organic Chia & Greens beverages
  • Organic Chia Seed

Check them out:

 https://www.mammachia.com/

https://www.facebook.com/MammaChia1/

http://instagram.com/mammachia

Feel Amazing Every Day

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I am so excited to try out this product after hearing such great reviews!

I love that this product is organic and provides all of the nutrition that I would want in a protein shake! The mix consists of 20g of plant-based protein, 7 alkalizing greens, and 2 full servings of nutrient-dense fruits and veggies. The Chocolate Peanut Butter flavor is AMAZING and can be mixed with water, milk or into your favorite smoothie!

I went for the simple mix with unsweetened almond milk following my run today and I’m hooked! I can’t wait to try out mixing it into a smoothie so keep an eye out for more reviews to come!

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Breakfast Smoothie

  
So far this has been my go-to breakfast this week on the days that I don’t lift and get my protein smoothie…

Not sure what exactly to call this either – Strawberry PB Banana Chia Seed Smoothie w/ a Matcha booster

  • Fresh/frozen strawberries – I ended up using about 5 medium sized fresh strawberries and liked it better than using the frozen strawberries pictured above.
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tsp organic peanut butter
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp matcha powder
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • Some ice

I’ve been experimenting with the measurements based on taste this week but all of these ingredients blended together make for a pretty awesome breakfast smoothie regardless.

  

Sunday Meal Prep

  
This week’s meal prep: shrimp, broccoli, sweet potato and onions.

I was feeling pretty lazy so this was pretty quick and easy. Feel free to let me know if you have any questions!!

  1. Shrimp – sautéed with olive oil, garlic and pepper.
  2. Broccoli – steamed with a pinch of Parmesan cheese.
  3. Sweet potato – cubed and baked in the oven with olive oil, salt and pepper.
  4. Onions – sautéed with olive oil.

Shopping Local

  
I love finding local Farmers Markets – partly for the cheaper produce and partly for the samples! Farmers Markets are pretty awesome if you want to get the best produce without breaking the bank. If you need more persuading to visit a Farmers Market, here are a few more. 🙂

  1. The food is as fresh as it gets as it comes straight from the farm.
  2. The food is in-season, which means tastier and more nutritious food for you!
  3. Support and connect with the local community.
  4. Better for the environment since growing and transportation methods minimize impact on the Earth!

PB Chia Seed Cookies

Happy Monday! 

Just tried out a new recipe since I was craving some sweets: Peanut Butter Chia Seed cookies.

  
These are super easy and only require 5 ingredients (there is only 4 in the picture because I added maple syrup at the last minute).

  • 1 tbsp – Natural Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tbsp – Organic Chia Seeds
  • 1 cup – Organic Peanut Butter
  • 2 tsp – Maple syrup
  • 1 – Egg

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Mix all of the ingredients 
  3. Roll into balls (spoonful) and flatten with fork
  4. Bake for about 10 minutes
  5. Easy!

  

Quick Spinach Salad

  
What’s for dinner tonight?

Try this protein-packed, light and healthy salad!

Spinach topped with chicken breast, kidney beans, mushrooms and tomato.

I boiled the chicken breast during my Sunday meal prep and shredded it for different meals this week.. So easy!

Then I prepped the kidney beans, mushrooms, tomato and spinach so that everything was ready to be thrown together with some olive oil, salt/pepper and a little paprika.

Happy Tuesday!

Time to Get Whey-sted 

So many awesome puns with Whey..

When I lived in California, I was a loyal Nutrishop customer and used Vitasport Pro7ein Synthesis for a couple of years. I got so tired of the taste (mixing it with water) that I wouldn’t finish my shakes and eventually I just stopped drinking it.
Recently, my boyfriend restocked our kitchen with a new protein powder – Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey. I’m OBSESSED! Probably more because I started mixing it with almond milk, banana and peanut butter… But so AMAZING! Even though I’m going on Week 6 of ditching processed foods, protein and peanut butter are my exceptions (oops).

For those who are not familiar with the product, it is a “muscle building whey protein powder” for those looking for muscle recovery and growth. I definitely encourage everyone to check it out!

TGIF!