Mamma Chia Squeeze packs come in a convenient little pouch that you can drink from. It’s made from fruit purees and juices, combined with heart-healthy chia seeds! Chia seeds are a food that I incorporate into many of my snacks and breakfasts due to their versatility and extra nutrition they provide! They are full of healthy fats, protein, and fiber.
I felt like this would be an easy snack to make at home, so I had to try to make a dupe! Throughout the creation of this copycat, I’ve struggled with one question…how does one eat this? I thought I had to answer that question before I posted this recipe, but I decided…you guys are smart, you’ll figure it out! I went with a spoon as you’ll see in the pictures to follow. But you could totally drink it through a straw, too.
On that note, the texture here is the thing that differentiates it from chia seed pudding or chia drinks. It’s right in between those two consistencies. It’s thin enough to drink, but thick enough to eat with a spoon too. If you’ve never tried Mamma Chia Squeeze Packs, I hope you’re able to imagine the consistency I’m describing here. I guess you’ll just have to try it to find out ;)!
What Are Mamma Chia Squeeze Packs?
Mamma Chia Squeeze packs are a convenient, delicious snack. They come in disposable pouches that are shelf-stable and can be taken on road trips, hikes, in a lunchbox, or anywhere else you keep snacks when you’re on-the-go.
They’re a healthy snack, but can be pricey. They also contribute a lot of plastic waste. So, having this recipe will give you the ability to quickly whip up the same snack in a much more cost effective and less wasteful way–and the best part is, you can choose whatever flavor suits your fancy.
Can I Put Copycat Mamma Chia Squeeze in Reusable Pouches?
I recommend putting my copycat recipe into reusable pouches to get the full effect. However, you can always put it in a reusable small dish or bowl as well.
Here are two good options for reusable pouches at two price points:
Can I Use Other Fruits Besides Blueberries?
Yes! I tried strawberries as well with this recipe, and they didn’t have as much flavor as the blueberries but still tasted delicious. You can experiment with different fruits or fruit and vegetable combos! Fruits with a high water content will do especially well because you won’t have to add as much water to the mixture, making the flavor stronger.
Can I Use Fresh Fruit?
You can! You won’t have to use as much water if you use fresh fruit, because the fruit will become pureed more easily when it’s fresh versus frozen! Ultimately, you want your puree to be on the thinner side so that the chia seeds have plenty of water absorb and the consistency is right!
I hope you enjoy this recipe! Be sure to leave a comment or rating letting me know how you like it, and how you decided to eat it!
Copycat Blueberry Mamma Chia Squeeze
- measuring cups and spoons
- Small jar or bowl
- 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 2/3 cup water
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp honey or more, to taste
- To a blender, add blueberries, water, and honey. Blend on high until puree forms, approx. 1 minute.
- To a jar or bowl (the one you'll eat out of!) add chia seeds. Add blueberry puree to chia seeds.
- Add lemon juice and honey to jar or bowl. Stir the mixture well, ensuring chia seeds are evenly distributed and not stuck together.
- Place jar or bowl in the fridge for 2 hours or overnight. You'll know it's done when it thickens up a bit. Enjoy with a spoon or straw! Store in the fridge for up to a week.