This post is sponsored by Mamma Chia. Thank you for supporting the companies that make this site possible!
I am always on the hunt for great post-workout snacks that can keep me fueled throughout the day. Today I wanted to share with you how to make two delicious smoothie bowls and I am pairing them with a fun new drink from Mamma Chia, called Chia Energy Beverages, that you can now find on Walmart shelves. Doesn’t that sound like a delicious pairing?
I always struggle with finding new things at the store so, in case you are on the hunt, I wanted to show you where you can find them at Walmart. These drinks can be found in the produce section at the front of the store. Our drinks were on full display on the top shelves and come in 4 flavors: Grape Power, Cherry Charge, Blackberry Blast, & Raspberry Razz. These drinks are the first beverage that combine chia with the energy of guayusa.
For those of us with a coffee addiction (ahem!), these are a great way to get energy for the day without that caffeine crash.
Caffeine crashes are THE WORST.
As you know, I have been struggling with my health and I am really committed to eating better so that I can improve how I feel. The founder of Mamma Chia, Janie Hoffman, was also struggling with many debilitating autoimmune disorders and found a great deal of relief from adding chia into her diet. Her mission was to share that gift with others so that they can experience the health benefits too. I also love that the company donates a portion of their proceeds to support farmers, community groups, & organizations that build healthy, local food systems.
It makes you feel doubly good about your purchase!
Today I thought I would incorporate the power of chia, not only in our drink, but as a topping in a healthy smoothie bowl. Chia is actually considered a superfood because chia seeds are rich in omega-3’s, fiber, protein, and essential vitamins and minerals. They also help you to sustain energy levels naturally while helping you stay fuller longer.
Today we are topping our smoothie bowls with chia. If you haven’t had a smoothie bowl before, you are in for a treat. I understand that many fancy-schmancy breakfast joints serve these now.
How lucky are you that you can save some money and make these at home for a fraction of the cost?
Let me share two recipes for smoothie bowsl with you and don’t forget to stick around to the bottom of this post for our giveaway with Mamma Chia- yay!
The idea is to make the smoothie thicker (make sure you have a powerful blender for this one) by using less liquid to create a thicker consistency. The fun part is the layering of delicious additions on top.
On this Chocolate Cherry Bowl, I have topped it with fresh raspberries, toasted coconut, & more chia. Try any combination of flavors you like though!
- ½ cup frozen banana
- 1 cup frozen cherries
- ½ cup almond milk
- ¼ cup avocado
- ¼ plain greek yogurt
- 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- Toppings: toasted coconut, berries, chia
- Combine all smoothie bowl ingredients in your blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour into a bowl and top with your favorite toppings
I love berry anything and I loved pairing a Raspberry Smoothie Bowl with the delicious flavor of the Chia Energy Blackberry Blast drink. I still wanted some of the chocolate flavor in this one so I topped it with a chocolate granola, and chia. The vibrant hue from the raspberries in this one make such a pretty bowl, don’t they?
This is certainly a powerful motivator to get my workout done so I can enjoy this snack when I get home.
- ½ cup frozen raspberries
- 1 frozen banana
- ¼ of an avocado
- ½ tsp vanilla
- ½ cup almond milk
- Toppings: granola, raspberries, blueberries, and chia
- Place all smoothie ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour into a bowl and top with your favorite toppings.
Today I’m giving away to one lucky winner a $50 prize pack from Mamma Chia that will include one each of the Mamma Chia’s new organic Chia Energy Beverages and some of their other delicious products. Please enter the giveaway in the widget below and I hope this post inspires you to give these new drinks a try!
This post was sponsored by Mamma Chia. Thank you for supporting the companies that make this site possible!