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 :
- COMMENT—Comment on this post and tell me how you’d use your Mila!
- BLOG—Post about the giveaway to your blog and then post a separate comment here letting me know you did.
- 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
- 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.