Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Countdown to Spring Giveaway Week: Running Food Chia

Is it spring yet?  No, but, my lovely bloggy friends, we are one day closer today, and we are CELEBRATING with another giveaway from RunningFood!  My last Running Food giveaway was so wildly popular, Amy from Running Food wanted to do another one.  Lucky you!!

Now, if you haven't tried chia seed yet, you are missing out!  I have become a regular chia seed user.  I put a couple of tablespoons into my daily green smoothie.  If I have some yogurt, I'll sprinkle a little on top. I also have the Running Food smoothie mixes which are a great pre-training drink mixed with a little water.

There are a lot of benefits to chia.  The main reason I am a regular chia-user is to load up on Omega-3s.  Chia is full of them.  As Americans, our diets are usually loaded with Omega-6 fats, so it is really important to balance that out with Omega-3s.  This is great for recovery, and for the joints.  It keeps everything running smoothly and well-lubricated, so you can stay healthy for your next race.  Chia also holds 7 times its weight in water, so it is a great way to up your hydration levels for long training sessions.  You can read more about the benefits of chia here.

So Running Food is giving away one of its Running Food Chia Survival Kits.


It includes:

  • Chocolate or Vanilla Chia Smoothie
  • Chia Oil Softgels
  • 6 On-the-Go packets of Chia
  • 1-lb bag of Micro-milled Chia 
  • 12 oz. shaker jar of Chia
  • Running Food T-Shirt
That's a whole lotta chia!!

Here's how to enter.  Please leave a separate comment for each entry:

1.  Become a follower of this blog (mandatory).  Please leave a comment.
2.  Visit the Running Food website and leave a comment telling me one thing you learned about chia (mandatory).  

Bonus Entries (please leave a separate comment for each bonus entry):
3.  Follow Running Food on Twitter (@RunningFood).
4.  Like Running Food on Facebook.
5.  Tweet or facebook about this giveaway.

I will randomly choose a winner on Saturday, February 26.




81 comments :

  1. I'm a follower! What a cool giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I learned that they use 100% renewable resources to power the plant! Pretty cool!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I had no idea it was gluten free, kosher, and such a power/energy food!

    ReplyDelete
  4. the products are distributed by Nature’s Chemistry in Skaneateles, New York and they are the largest supplier of chia in North America

    ReplyDelete
  5. This good stuff can boost your energy (which I feel I could use now)

    ReplyDelete
  6. I didn't know chia seeds had protein on top of all their other amazing qualities. I definitely want to try some now.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Cool giveaway. I didn't know about them. And...I'm a follower.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I checked out the website and learned how good chia can be for recovery. I had never heard of it before!

    ReplyDelete
  9. I follow runningfood on Twitter as @Ironmom2011.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I went to their site and I learned that it not only is all natural, but can be a great help to athletes because of all the nutrients.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I did not know how many different ways you can benefit from chia! I like how you can use it in my kids food and it has many benefits!!! Thanks for posting new things to try!

    ReplyDelete
  12. I "Liked" Running Food" on facebook

    ReplyDelete
  13. I learned "Chia has two times the protein of any other grain or seed, including soy"

    ReplyDelete
  14. I tweeted about the giveaway as well

    ReplyDelete
  15. I learned-the secret to the value and productivity of chia is the micro milling process used at the skaneatelas facility. Other milling processes would damage and squeeze out all the health benefits possessed by the Chia seed! Cool!

    ReplyDelete
  16. I visited their site and was interested to see that Chia seeds help control cholesterol and have more calcium than milk.

    ReplyDelete
  17. I'm following RunningFood on Twitter.

    ReplyDelete
  18. I've liked Running Food on Facebook.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Learned they hold seven times its weight in water, helping you stay hydrated & retain your electrolytes.

    ReplyDelete
  20. I've followed them on Twitter. They need to untilize that free marketing tool & tweet more often!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Following you now....here's to breaking 6 hours at Musselman!!!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Awesome giveaway...Ive always wanted to try chia!! thoguht it was cool that Chia has two times the protein of any other grain or seed, including soy!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Hi - I'm a relatively new follower and don't think I've commented before. Looks like a great give-away!

    ReplyDelete
  24. I learned that Indian traders would run from the Colorado River to the Pacific Ocean, bringing only a pouch of chia seeds to sustain themselves during these long journeys.

    ReplyDelete
  25. I must already like it on Facebook because there wasn't a Like button available.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Shared on FB about the giveaway

    ReplyDelete
  27. I love that it promotes recovery, hydration and endurance in one supplement

    ReplyDelete
  28. I learned that at one time Chia was considered so valuable it was used as currency

    ReplyDelete
  29. I follow them on twitter as @stickyprints

    ReplyDelete
  30. I visited the Running Food website and learned that chia seeds have twice the amount of protein as any other grain or seed, including soy!

    ReplyDelete
  31. I follow Running Food on Twitter!

    ReplyDelete
  32. Following your blog, and liked it on Facebook! I wholeheartedly agree! Chia seeds are awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  33. I'm a longtime follower of your blog! :)

    ReplyDelete
  34. Running Food offers the ONLY chia product made using a proprietary process of CO2 extraction instead of simply “crushing” the seed.

    ReplyDelete
  35. They state that Chia has more iron than spinach, more calcium than milk, more antioxidants than blueberries - pretty cool, I definitely want to compare serving sizes and nutritional info

    ReplyDelete
  36. I learned that Chia has 2 times the protein of any other grain or seed! Wow! No wonder it's so awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  37. I learned that chias help control cholesterol

    ReplyDelete
  38. I follow RunningFood on Twitter and FB

    ReplyDelete

Woo-hoo!! I want to hear from you!

ShareThis