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Company Mission

We are guided by the relentless focus to inspire people to be engaged in their health, try new things, seek adventure, and be active in their communities.

Everything begins with our “Shake it Baby” concept. It implies two things:

1. To shake the drink up, and
2. To get out and make things happen, to do something productive and meaningful, to make a difference.

We don’t want the seeds to settle in the bottle…settling implies going nowhere, being complacent. So…

Be active, be mindful of your health, your family, and the world around you!

We genuinely appreciate you taking a moment to dive into what our world looks like!

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Some Of Our Favorite Ways To Use Chia Seeds In Recipes

If you’re reading this, you have probably already heard about the amazing benefits of chia seeds and know that chia seed nutrition can help support your body through the daily rigors of life as well as the the most intense workouts and competitions. Of course, we love chia seeds too and wanted to share with you some of our favorite ways to use chia seeds in our favorite chia recipes. Of course, our favorite way to get these little chia seed dynamos into our diets is to Drink Chia! but these are great ways as well….

Chia seeds don’t really have much flavor on their own. Instead, they take on the flavor of the food they’re added to. This makes chia seeds uniquely versatile in a variety of situations. A good way to think about using chia seeds is to add them anywhere you would traditionally use flax or similar additions to enhance nutritional value to your foods. Chia seeds have about a 2 year shelf life, so you can keep them on hand longer than flax and not have to worry about spoilage.

chia seeds recipe bookChia seeds can be added directly to the foods your are already eating. Used this way, they are hard (just like any other seed). We love them in yogurt ( you can grind them in a pepper mill if you wish), ice cream, on top of salads, in any and all of your pancake or bread batters (again the pepper mill) or just raw as a snack.

A great way to easily incorporate chia seeds into the recipes you’re already using is to make a chia gel. Chia seeds absorb the up to 12 times their weight when added to to liquid. The result is a soft seed that tastes like the liquid it’s placed in. Chia gel can be added to many recipes as a fat substitute, thickener or overall health booster. Chia gel can also be eaten all by itself.

To make chia gel:

  • Add ⅓ cup chia seeds to to 2 cups of warm water (this is a 9:1 ratio) in a lid tight container
  • Shake the container for 15 seconds
  • Let stand for 1 minute – then shake again
  • Chia gel can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 weeks

Chia seed benefits iconsChia gel contains all of the benefits of chia seeds. This includes all of the nutritional benefits of chia seeds like high antioxidants and Omega-3. One amazing benefit of chia gel is ability to slow down conversion of carbohydrates into sugars which, in turn, helps regulate healthy blood sugar levels.

Drink Chia! wants to help you be the best YOU you can be. We hope this helps you better understand how you can make the benefits of chia seeds part of your everyday life.

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Drink Chia!’s Bean Bag Friday with Heather Hesington

Drink Chia!’s ‎”Bean Bag” Friday, sponsored by E-SeaRider, sits down for a chat with our Friend, Heather Hesington, to talk about healthy lifestyles, running, and setting goals. Hosted by Co-Founder Chandra Davis
E-SEA RIDER Marine Grade Bean Bag products can make your time spent on the water safer and more enjoyable. Our bean bags allow the boat to maintain a higher rate of speed virtually eliminating back and neck discomfort associated with the constant pounding that higher boat speeds deliver. E-SEA RIDER, built by fishermen, for fishermen.

About Drink Chia!
Drink Chia! is an Omega-3 superfood drink infused with organic chia seeds. Drink Chia! is for the active lifestyle and those mindful of their health. Our beverage is perfect for the fit lifestyle because it is low in sugar, low in calories, rich in chia and omega 3′s and it is uniquely delicious. Shake up your life. Shake up the planet. Just Shake It Baby!

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In The News

Congrats Drink Chia Friend Justin Gatlin: Ebony Magazine Power 100
Big congrats goes out to our good friend, Olympic Gold Medalist and Fastest Man in America Justin Gatlin! Ebony Magazine recognized him on its prestigious Power 100 list of the nation’s most influential African Americans. Color us THRILLED that the rest of the world is catching on to what we already knew.

Justin Gatlin

“To be recognized as a power player in American sports is a true honor! It gives me motivation to make strides in my sport for the next three years,” Justin says.

In case you missed it, Justin chatted with our own Chia Doc earlier this year about injury recovery. Read more here. Really, click the link. I promise it will inspire you regardless of how fast you sprint.

Justin’s power extends beyond the track. He shakes up the planet and returned from a mission trip to the Dominican Republic last month. He built and painted houses for earthquake survivors. We swiped these amazing pictures from his Instagram. How much do you love those sweet faces?

Justin Gatlin instragram, Dominican Republic mission trip

“Giving back is the foundation to success,” he tells us.

We couldn’t agree more! Here’s to shakin’ it in Rio 2016!

Drink Chia: Kardashian approved!

Drink Chia Kourtney KardashianThose of you with a sharp eye may have noticed a heart-healthy surprise on Sunday’s Season 8 premiere of E!’s Keeping Up with the Kardashians. It turns out that Kourtney Kardashian, a noted clean eater, keeps a healthy stock of Drink Chia! in her refrigerator. The reality TV star and mother of two keeps her family hydrated with the chia seed drink that is lowest in calories, fat, sugar, and carbohydrates. Now that’s a good mom!

Julie Broughton pegs Drink Chia! as “Mom-invented, Mom-approved”!

Being-BroughtonIn her ClickOrlando blog “Being Broughton“, Julie Broughton pegs Drink Chia! as one of three products she recommends as “Mom-invented, Mom-approved” for Mother’s Day. Julie Broughton is a Meteorologist/Reporter for Local 6 News (CBS) in Orlando.Drink Chia! Co-founder Chandra Davis on Fox talks about hot new beverage trends.

Looking for something to quench your thirst? In honor of National Beverage Day, Chandra Davis, co-founder of Drink Chia, joins Fox News Health to discuss seven drinks that are not only cool to drink, but healthy, too. Check out the article to see what she has to say!

Our Chia Seed Drink Wins Clean Eating Magazine’s Clean Choice Award

We are thrilled to share that our chia seed drink, Drink Chia!, has been named the “New Sports Drink” in Clean Eating Magazine’s 2013 Clean Choice Awards. Every year, a panel of judges consisting of the magazine’s editors assess a varied selection of products to provide Clean Eating readers with the best-tasting healthy food options.

Clean Choice Award – Drink Chia, Chia seed drink“At just 40 calories [50 in our new 10 oz. bottle] per bottle and packaged with a hefty dose of omega-3s and antioxidants, Drink Chia is a great substitute for caffeine when a surge of crash-free energy and endurance is needed. Bonus: These bottles keep you full for hours.” – Clean Eating Magazine

The product categories featured in the Clean Choice Awards include: breakfast picks, pantry staples, drinks, spices, supplements, super time-savers, dairy and dairy-free alternatives, household goods, snacks, sauces and condiments, baking, best butters, sweeteners, and pets. Each product is rated based on taste, texture, ingredients, convenience factor and environmental friendliness. Those products with the highest scores in each category receive the award.

Within the chia seed drink category, Drink Chia! has the lowest calories (50), fat (2g), sugar (5g), and total carbs (9g) per serving (10oz). Drink Chia comes in 4 delicious flavors – Strawberry Citrus, Honeysuckle Pear, Mango Tangerine, and Blueberry Lemon. It is packaged in highly portable, recycled PET plastic bottles – so it’s convenient to take to the gym, the beach, or wherever life takes you!

This is not the first time our chia seed drink has been recognized by Clean Eating Magazine. Drink Chia! was featured in the November/December issue as a superfood-fueled top pick. The April/May issue of Clean Eating Magazine is on newsstands now, so go pick one up and turn to page 65 to see why our chia seed drink was chosen as the new sports drink for those who want to live a clean eating lifestyle.

Drink Chia! in Spotlight Men’s FitnessDrink Chia! gets a shout-out from Men’s Fitness as a perfect on-the-go snack for pre-or post-workouts.

Well, we’ve tried it and it’s not bad at all. In fact, Drink Chia makes a pretty good pre-workout beverage. Because chia seeds absorb about 10 times their weight in water, getting your fix in this form can help you stay hydrated longer.Check out the article to see what they have to say about Drink Chia! and the health benefits of chia seeds.

Men’s Fitness showcases some great on-the-go chia snacks Fox Business Interviews Drink Chia! co-Founder Chandra Davis A Healthy Sports Drink Made With Chia Seeds. Fox Business’s Gabrielle Karol gets with Drink Chia! for an interview.

Founder Chandra Davis calls Drink Chia an “accidental business” born out of her desire to find a low-calorie, healthy sports drink when training for her first marathon.

“I wanted to pay more attention to hydration. Chia seeds kept popping up in what I was reading — it was called the running food. I found out that it could be made into a beverage,” she says, and became hooked on the seeds.

Drink Chia in New 10oz Bottles!

Drink Chia! in Gourmet Retailer Magazine

Drink Chia! was listed in Gourmet Retailer Magazine’s March 2013 issue as one of the new products appearing at this year’s Expo West.

The Gourmet Retailer Magazine has been serving retailers in the specialty food and housewares industries for over thirty years. The Gourmet Retailer magazine offers comprehensive articles on various issues that concern specialty food and housewares retailers, from staff training to the latest trends in prepared foods.

Drink Chia begins expansion into Whole Foods Market and Wegman’s Food Markets. Introduces 10 oz. packaging.

LLC is starting the new year off with a bang. The makers of the all-natural omega-3 superfood drink recently secured distribution deals with United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) and KeHE Food Distributors, two of the largest natural food distributors in the natural market and supermarket channels. The new agreements will immediately expand Drink Chia’s brand footprint throughout Florida, the Northeast, and the Midwest. Amongst the new retail accounts to carry the Drink Chia lineup are all 18 Florida Whole Foods Markets and all 81 Wegman’s Food Markets in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts.

Whole Foods Market Wegman’s Food Market The Fresh Market

In an effort to offer a greater value to consumers, Drink Chia will also increase its packaging size from 8 oz. to 10 oz. for all four flavors – Strawberry Citrus, Honeysuckle Pear, Mango Tangerine, and “B Meyer” Lemon. The bump in size comes at no additional cost to consumers, as the suggested retail price will remain at $3.49 per bottle. Drink Chia is packaged in highly portable, recyclable, PET plastic bottles so consumers can take the superfood drink on the go.

With expanded distribution channels in place, Drink Chia will look to aggressively reach new markets throughout 2013. Brand representatives will be on hand at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, California from March 8-10. Interested parties should visit Booth #5479.

You can view the rest of the press release and learn more details at BevNet.

Drink Chia now in 10oz size bottles

Chandra Davis, co-founder of Drink Chia!, on Huffington Post Live

Chandra, co-founder of Drink Chia! was a guest commentator for Huffington Post Live feature: “Blame it on the chips.”

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Lindsay Perry

Lindsay combines her love of art, music and surfing. From Satellite Beach, FL, this young and vibrant being continues to turn heads with everything she pours herself into. When she ís not surfing, Lindsay is writing, modeling or creating for Billabong, Nixon, Lost Surfboards, Osiris shoes spy optic, Taylor guitars, Rareform Board Bags or Drink Chia.

She is usually building upon her biggest accomplishment to date: writing and recording her own original music, performing around the U.S., and an album well under way. And to add to what is already an impressive resume, Lindsay has designed and launched a quite beautiful creative outlet to catalog her impressions of what life tosses her way:How do you or how would you like to Shake up the Planet?

One of the things I love the most about Chia Drinks is that it’s one of the only products on the market that I trust. There aren’t any hidden ingredients. I always feel better when I have one. I think spreading the knowledge and the good word is the first way I can help shake up the planet 😉
How do you Shake up your Life?

I shake up my life a number of different ways. Traveling, spontaneous adventures, living the fullest life I can possibly live while I’m blessed enough to be on this earth.
How do you Shake it Baby?

I start my mornings with a Chia Drink and a coffee. Instant life.
What is your profession?

I am a surfer/musician/artist/model/graphic designer for Billabong girls, SpyOptic, Osiris shoes, Taylor guitars, Nixon watches/accessories, Lost Surfboards & newly a part of the Chia family
What is one achievement you are most proud of?

I’m proud to have come from an unconventional background with trials and tribulations, to living a life of prosperity & the blessing of doing what I love for a living.
Favorite music/band:

I am such a lover of music.. It’s my heartbeat, so to just pick one genre or artist, would be a sin. 😉 I love blues, classic rock, & anything that gets my blood moving.
What do you like about Drink Chia?

There are many dynamics to why I love Chia. Mostly it’s the honesty behind the product, the family pushing for success, and the love behind everything you guys do. Big fan!
Anything else you want to tell us?

I think that about covers it. Stoked to be a part of the family! Thanks

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Mango Tangerine

DrinkChia! is perfect for the fit lifestyle because it’s low in sugar, low in calories, rich in chia and omega 3’s and it’s uniquely delicious.

Drink Chia! helps you get through your personal training regimen, email reading marathon, super-charged dance class, bumper-to-bumper traffic jam, high speed grocery cart race, face-first-in-the-water surfing lesson and all the other stuff on your must-do list.
Drink Chia! Mango Tangerine: Tropical mango blended with sweet tangerine.

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Omega-3 is an Essential Fatty Acid. Essential Fatty Acids (EFA) are vital for optimal body health and function. Because the human body cannot create its own EFAs, we must obtain it from an outside source (generally from food). Primary sources include plant oils, such as chia seeds, and marine oils.

Omega-3 fatty acids refers to a group of three fats called ALA (found in plant oils), EPA, and DHA (both commonly found in marine oils). ALA fatty acids in plants are converted by animals into EPA and DHA for body metabolism. Common sources of plant omega 3 ALA fatty acid include chia seed oil, seabuckthorn seed and berry oils, flaxseed oil, Sacha Inchi oil, Echium oil, hemp oil, dark green leafy vegetables, and seaweed. Common sources of animal omega–3 EPA and DHA fatty acids, converted from the consumption of micro-alge plant sources, include fish oils, algal oil, egg oil, squid oils, and krill oil.

Essential Fatty Acids must also be consumed in the right amounts to one another. Omega-3 should be consumed in proportionally higher amounts than other EFA’s such as Omega-6 and Omega-9 for optimum conversion.

Omega-3 has been found to have cardio-protective properties and is positively associated with cognitive and behavioral performance. Specifically, DHA supports the normal development of the brain and eyes, and is vital for retinal stimulation and neuro-transmission.

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Strawberry Citrus

DrinkChia! is perfect for the fit lifestyle because it’s low in sugar, low in calories, rich in chia and omega 3’s and it’s uniquely delicious.

Drink Chia! helps you get through your personal training regimen, email reading marathon, super-charged dance class, bumper-to-bumper traffic jam, high speed grocery cart race, face-first-in-the-water surfing lesson and all the other stuff on your must-do list

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Honeysuckle Pear

DrinkChia! is perfect for the fit lifestyle because it’s low in sugar, low in calories, rich in chia and omega 3’s and it’s uniquely delicious.

Drink Chia! helps you get through your personal training regimen, email reading marathon, super-charged dance class, bumper-to-bumper traffic jam, high speed grocery cart race, face-first-in-the-water surfing lesson and all the other stuff on your must-do list.

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