lifemax mila chia seeds giveaway

Posted on Jun 12, 2011 in Lifestyle

I was contacted a few weeks ago by Eleanor, an independent distributor for Lifemax Mila—a proprietary blend of chia seeds—to test out their product. You all know how much I adore chia seeds, so I jumped on this chance to test out the creme de la creme of chia seeds!

I’ve spewed about the nutritional benefits of chia seeds before, but Lifemax has this awesome graphic on their site that really easy explains why I love chia seeds so much! Talk about a serious nutritional powerhouse!

Obviously, I’m already convinced of how great chia seeds are in general, but I usually just buy my chia seeds from our local health food store. When it comes to the proprietary blend of chia seeds for Mila, I was pretty skeptical when I first heard about it. The marketing materials turned me off a bit, they focused a lot on weight loss, and my faith in the “special blend” was low. But after trying out the product for a few weeks, I’ve been really happy with it! Instead of being the whole chia seeds I’m used to, Mila is ground chia seed.

Again, I was skeptical about the ground seeds. After all, half of the nutritional-benefit (and fun) of chia seeds comes from the fact that they retain up to 9 times their weight in water. Which helps to keep your digestive system hydrated. I wasn’t sure the ground version would have the same properties, but I did a little experiment by mixing some Mila with warm water and I was able to get the same chia seed gel that I was with whole seeds.

The ground seeds would be very nice for anyone that has texture issues with regular seeds. I personally love the bit of crunch that whole chia seeds give to smoothies and overnight oats, but if that doesn’t appeal to you, Mila is a great product. It pretty much disappears into smoothies, but you’ll still get the benefit of a ton of Omega-3s and great hydration properties.

Honestly, I’ll probably stick with whole chia seeds simply because they are readily available in my town and I didn’t notice much of a benefit of the special proprietary blend. But if you are looking for a fun way to try chia seeds, and are worried about the texture of whole seeds, I urge you to checkout Mila!

Want to try out Mila for free? Well you can! Eleanor has offered one 16 ounce bag of Lifemax Mila to one of my lucky readers. Mila is a great way to check out chia seeds if they aren’t available in your area. Plus, it is a great way to “ease” yourself into the practice of consuming super seeds!

rules, regs and how to enter :

There will be one winner, winning one bag of Mila. This contest is open to U.S. residents only.

Each person can have up to four entries. You can receive an entry by completing any (and all) of the following :

  1. COMMENT—Comment on this post and tell me how you’d use your Mila!
  2. BLOG—Post about the giveaway to your blog and then post a separate comment here letting me know you did.
  3. TWEET—Tweet about the giveaway and then post a separate comment here letting me know you did.
    • Sample Tweet : I entered a giveaway from @backtoherroots to win Mila from @LifemaxCorp. You can win, too! http://wp.me/p1unCI-1IZ
  4. FACEBOOK—Post about the giveaway on Facebook and then post a separate comment here letting me know you did.
    • Sample Status Update : I entered a giveaway to win Lifemax Mila from Back to Her Roots. You can win, too! http://wp.me/p1unCI-1IZ

Please remember to leave a separate comment for each entry. It’ll only get counted if each entry is its own comment. Entries are due by Wednesday, June 15th at Midnight (EST). Winners will be announced on Thursday, June 16th.

Good luck!

43 Comments

  1. I’ve been reading about how much you love chia seeds and I keep thinking I’ll try them….this would be perfect. I would use them first in a smoothie since I drink a lot of smoothies during the summer. And then I’d try to come up with a salad dressing incorporating the chia seeds. Sounds so good!!

  2. I am trying to convert to a healthier lifestyle; this summer, I started a CSA membership and am working on converting to clean eating. I would try and add these to smoothies (with local fruit! yay!) or in oatmeal, as you suggested.

  3. I would sprinkle them on yogurt and add them to homemade granola.

  4. I posted on Facebook

  5. And I tweeted.

  6. Would love to try them in smoothies! Thanks!

  7. I’d love to eat it with yogurt! This is so exciting! *fingers crossed*

  8. I’ve never tried chia seeds before, so I think that I would start by putting them in smoothies. Then, we’ll see what sort of whims take me!

  9. I have been dying to try chia seeds. I can’t seem to find them around here.

  10. Tweeted (apricole)

  11. posted to FB.

  12. i would add them to my breakfast oatmeal. mmm!

  13. i posted to fb!

  14. I would use the ground chia in oatmeal, protein shakes, and green monstas.

  15. Tweeted

  16. I’d use it in smoothies!

  17. I’d love to try chia seeds. I hear so much about them! I’d definitely put them in smoothies.

  18. I’ve been dying to try chia seeds! Most definitely I would use them in smoothies! Nothing is better than a smoothie on a hot day :)

  19. Companies are right to go to you for promotional items like this. I find myself following much of the nutritional advice you give, well…. trying to follow. Ok, ok, I think about it A LOT…LOL.

  20. I love chia seeds! The ground chia seeds would be a great addition to homemade granola bars or muffins.

  21. I also tweeted about the give away.

  22. To make overnight oats like ohsheglows!

  23. I’ve heard great things about chia seeds but have never tried them – so I actually have no idea how I’d use them! Probably in a smoothie or on yogurt since that seems to be the way everyone uses them.

  24. Yum! I love chia seeds! I ground them up myself to make slurries for vegan and gum-free gluten-free baking!

  25. I’ve never used chia seeds, so I think I would try them in smoothies or overnight oats.

  26. Have wanted to try for a while…would add to my daily green smoothie and oatmeal.

  27. I’d probably use them in smoothies. Or pudding… I have a friend who has this recipe for making pudding with chia seeds and coconut milk.

  28. I’ve been wanting to try these for a while now, especially after hearing about all their benefits (from you and others ;)), but just haven’t had the guts to go for it. I like to eat healthy, but sometimes certain foods just intimidate me! It would be great to try these without investing money in it before I know I’ll like it. Thanks for the giveaway!

  29. I’ve never had them before, but I would love to try them in smoothies and baked goods!

  30. I am interested in chia seeds. I am a smidge particular about seeds in things, but I might like the grounded up style! :)

  31. tweeted (@fitkit77)

  32. Tweeted!

  33. Facebooked!

  34. I would add them to smoothies and in my morning grits. Once it gets hot I’m switching over to a summertime breakfast of smoothies.

  35. I’ve been curious about them since I started reading your blog. I’ve been eating overnight oats a few mornings a week now but have been using ground flaxseed because I have them on hand. Now that it’s getting warmer, I know I would add them to my smoothies that I normally make instead of a regular breakfast in the summer time.

  36. Like Leah I would try it in my Gluten Free baking. I haven’t started experimenting with my own flour blends and slurries, but I’d love to give it a go!

  37. Oatmeal!

    I once dreamed about visiting a Whole Foods (we don’t have one in our town) and finding chia seeds.

  38. After reading about chia seeds on all the healthy eating blogs I read, I’ve been dying to try them!

  39. I LOVE to mix chia seeds into my yogurt and soups/stews. Perfection. I’ve never considered trying ground chia seeds, but I’d love to give these a try. And now thanks to your mention I checked out our local grocery store coop and they carry chia seeds in the bulk section! Score!

  40. I’d use these in my smoothies & overnight oats! maybe even in baking to make treats a little more healthy :-) I already use whole chia seeds so I’d like to try these & see which kind I like better.

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