Are you surfin’ the chia wave yet? I know lots of folks have been chewing on chia for years, but I only recently had my first chia pudding. I dug it. My lateness to the chia game is crazy, because I’m a big fan of wobbly, chewy things–especially in my beverages. I am one of the biggest bubble tea cheerleaders, ever. In the world.
Chia and tapioca shouldn’t really be compared, though. They’re very different animals. Or at least, my comparisons shouldn’t be taken too seriously…Boba/tapioca reminds me of candy and desserts, squishy boobs and the age-old adage, “CHEW BEFORE SWALLOW!” Chia, on the other hand is a much smaller and delicate choking concern and more reminiscent of frog eggs than breasts. I’m not alone in this sentiment either, just read Vegtastic Voyage‘s hilarious experience with her first “chia in kombucha.” Her story is replete with frog egg pictures, which I’ll be kind enough to leave off of my message today.
Chia is also an insane nutrition power-donkey, and if you get bored with eating it, you can spread it on objects around your house and grow it for novelty! I wish bubble tea had the same virtues.
The generous folks at Mamma Chia heard about my recent chia conversion and were nice enough to send me coupons to try each of their four flavors. These classy drinks are filled with organic juice, organic chia and a little bit of agave. They’re super-healthy, refreshing, have a bit of protein (4g per serving), omega-3s, and they’re fun to eat or drink (you can’t really drink a beverage you need to chew, and you can’t really eat a drink–so that’s confusing). After sampling each of these very scientifically in my test kitchen, my favorite flavor, far and away, was Cherry Lime. It’s tastes like cherry jello and required considerable restraint from me and my lab partner to keep from adding vodka straight into the bottle.
Mamma Chia wants to spread their chewy, healthy love with you, too. Today we’ll pick three winners; each of you will win a coupon for a free bottle of Mamma Chia (you pick the flavor), plus another coupon for a buck off of two bottles.
To win, just comment with your best chia alliteration, write about your general love of chia, or if you have any experience incorporating chia with booze, tell me about that. Winners will be chosen at midnight tonight–East Coast time, so that’s 9PM for you lefties.
The winners are alliteraters Emily comment #18, Candice comment #39 and Beth comment #51. Please email veganmofoblog at gmail dot com and send us your addresses!