Raw Chia Seeds Review + Contest

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Raw Chia Seeds

raw chia-seeds, Navitas Naturals

Chuggin’ Chia

A while back, the lovely folks at Navitas Naturals sent me some samples. Now, I’ve blogged about ‘em but somehow a lovely bag of their raw chia seeds got lost amidst the contest chaos. (Oops!) I’ve enjoyed my bag immensely–now it’s time for y’all to win your very own bag! Eeeek!

Raw Chia Seeds from Navitas Naturals are fantabulous! I’ve used them all sorts of ways. I absolutely love ‘em! They’re crunchy, chock-full of nutrition (more on that below), and I love that Navitas Naturals puts ‘em in a resealable bag that’s a breeze to store and reuse–and I’m thrilled that they’re a company focused on business practices that are kind to our environment.

Check out ways I’ve incorporated Navitas Naturals raw chia seeds into my diet….

Raw Chia Seeds, omega fatty acids

In my green (hemp) oatmeal breakfast cookie

Raw Chia Seeds, superfood, Navitas Naturals

See ‘em? Look behind the spoon and nut butter. They’re buried under there! ;-)

green oatmeal cookie ingredients

In my dehydrated veggie burgers (full details coming soon!)

chia seeds, raw veggie burger

In my raw juice, during my (most recent) 30-day juice fast.

Certifiied Organic Raw Chia Seeds, Navitas Naturals, Juice fast

I’ve also sprinkled these crunchy chia chompies on various raw salads. They add texture–and nutritional benefits!

As you can probably tell, I’m totally happy with this product.

So… how about we look into some of the nutrition–and other neat–information on raw chia seeds, directly from NavitasNaturals.com

nutrition facts-chia-seeds

Aztec Seed of Strength

A long, long time ago – long before the era of terracotta “chia pets” — the chia seed was cultivated and eaten by the ancient Aztecs, Incans, and Mayans and was considered a staple food alongside corn and beans. “Chia” is the Mayan word for “strength”, and though these cultures may not have had the medical research to back up their health claims, chia is enjoying an escalating renaissance by today’s medical community as well as everyday consumers. Also full of dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals (especially calcium and iron), chia has much in common with flaxseed, with the distinct advantage that its natural antioxidants make its delicate healthy fats more nutritionally stable. Navitas Naturals offers the wonderful chia seed in its whole organic state as well as in a sprouted powder form.


Source and Processing

This is a single ingredient product that is raw, gluten-free, kosher, vegan, and 100% organic.


Nutrition Information – Seeds

Ingredients: Certified organic chia seeds (Salvia hispanica)

Allergen Information: Packaged in a facility that also handles tree nuts


Chia Seeds in a Bowl

raw chia seeds in a bowl, Navitas Naturals

Choosing Chia

I think it’s very easy to choose Raw Chia Seeds from Navitas Naturals as your go-to source for raw chia seeds–but just in case you’re the kind of person who’d rather sample a product before you invest your hard-earned $$$$ into it, how about we have a contest so one lucky winner can do just that??!! Ready? Fantabulous! :-D

Let the Contest Begin!

You’re allowed FOUR FIVESIX entries for this contest:

Note: Please leave a comment for each thing you do (tweet, plurk, etc.) because each comment will be counted as a number when I enter the total number of comments at Random.org once the contest ends. (DO NOT just say “thanks for the contest” or something like that–I do not publish those type of comments because they seem like spam and aren’t fair to the other contestants who leave a thoughtful, genuine answer.) Thanks!

  1. Visit NavitasNaturals.com and take a look around. Leave a comment sharing  any of their other products you’d like to try–and why, if you’d like to add a reason.
  2. Do you Twitter? Tweet about this contest and then leave a comment with your Twitter name. You can swipe this tweet: RT @RawJuiceGirl Win @NavitasNaturals’ Certified Organic Raw Chia Seeds – http://tinyurl.com/yznsqt3
  3. Do you Plurk? Plurk about this contest and leave a comment with your Plurk URL.
  4. Share this contest on your blog, linking back to this post. (The pingback will be counted as an extra entry.) If you don’t see your pingback, just email me at healingwithjuices@gmail.com and let me know. It may have gone to spam for some reason.
  5. Add Healing with Juices to your favorites on Technoratori. Comment again to let me know, with a link to your technoratori profile to show you added us.
  6. Are you a Stumbler? Stumble and review any post you want to–just leave the link to your SU review in (its own) comment.

NOTE: REMEMBER TO LEAVE A COMMENT FOR EACH ENTRY SO I’LL KNOW YOU DID THEM.

ANYONE can enter this contest. You DO NOT have to be in the United States. Oh, and I’ll be using Random.org to choose the winner….

Contest ends Wednesday, October 7th, at 9 p.m. (Central Time) so you have a WHOLE WEEK to get all your entries in. Have fun trying to win!!


Contest Bonus X 3!

  1. Run to the Finish is having a Pepper Dog Salsa Giveaway. Run on over and enter!!
  2. Danica’s Daily is kicking off fall with The Great Pumpkin Giveaway–with THREE different prizes!!
  3. Leftovers for Lunch has a fantabulous combo giveaway in her A Word From Our Sponsors post!!

And a HUGE Thank You to Navitas Naturals for sponsoring this contest!!!

NavitasNaturals.com – Goji, Acai, Cacao, Maca… Superfoods!

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48 comments on “Raw Chia Seeds Review + Contest

  1. Hey, I can’t believe I actually never gave thought to sprouting my own chia and to see how beautiful the little flowers are!
    “Ch-ch-ch-CHIA”! …great, now I’ll have that jingle stuck in my head. lol
    Thanks for posting!
    :)

  2. I actually would love to sample their Raw cocoa powder…I have eaten cocao beans; but would love to try that in the powder form instead of the regular cocoa powder (the hershey kind)

    I would love LOVE to win some Chia seeds…I have tried the “meal” but never the whole seed.

    this is Entry #1 and later I will link you!

    Missed you around…I know you are WAY busy though.

    hugs!
    .-= Cindy´s last blog ..Whip It! =-.

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  4. I Love Chia seeds, you can make savory or sweet treats with them . I make a water/seed gel and keep a mason jar in the fridge to pour some into my smoothies & soups.
    Looked over the nutivas site and I am very curious about the Organic Acai Powder. Not something I would just buy on my own, but i am sure I would love to experiment with making new acai recipes.

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  6. their website is so informative! it makes me want to purchase everything they sell, which i guess is what theyre hoping for :]
    im still waiting to try chia seeds, but the cacao nibs and dried goji berries are tempting!

  7. I just bought their Cashew Power today! They’re from Marin County and so am I (originally!). I’d like to try their Acai powder! I think Averie just make a yummy smoothie with it, and I LOVE the taste of Acai!

    (Guess I should learn how to pingback now, hunh?)
    .-= Tiffany S.´s last blog ..What’s in my bowl? =-.

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  9. I have been dying to try chia seeds after reading about so many bloggers trying them. I’d also love to try some of their Chocolate kits too!

  10. Well, I really would like to start incorporating ALL of navitas products into more of my diet (minus goji and acai because I don’t love the flavors). But I think what I’d like to try most is the hemp & chia products because I have heard such good things about both – and the coconut oil because I’ve heard that it does GREAT things for curly hair and I’m ready for a change from my olive oil deep conditioning routine. Of course, I’d cook with it too! And I’m already hoping I can concoct a home made chia/cacao power bar that replicates the one I recently tasted.

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