Monday, May 20, 2013

Sambazon: Review + Coupon Giveaway!


Acai. I’m sure you’ve heard of it – bite sized, covered in chocolate; on the menu at your favorite eatery as a breakfast bowl; or simply in a bottle ready to drink. Yes, Acai has become very popular over the last year or so and for good reasons!

Acai berries are said to contain higher levels of antioxidants than other popular, well known berries. These antioxidants fight free radicals – harmful byproducts by the body that cause aging and increase the risk of diseases such as heart disease and cancer. Not only that, Acai berries are also said to aid in weight loss, improve cellular health, increase energy and improve mental function. Not bad for such a small, low cal berry, huh? With all those health benefits, how can you say no? Well, you don’t.
Due to its popularity, you can now purchase Acai in a variety of forms - whole, as a liquid, as a dried powder, frozen and even as a pill. And, of course, with the rise in popularity comes a growing number of brands. No doubt, there are some great brands out there, but the brand that I am a loyal fan and customer of Sambazon. Besides the fact that I love the taste and quality of their products, I love Sambazon's commitment to being sustainable and to protecting the Amazon. In my opinion, th health benefits of Acai do not outweigh the importance of protecting the source and the people who are working hard to provide it. Thankfully Sambazon agrees. As quoted from their site, “To this day we harvest and ethically sources Amazon Superfoods in order to make our products in a manner that positively impacts the people who use them, those who make them, and the planet”. In addition, their products are certified organic, non-GMO, and fair trade. Awesome? Awesome. 

Sambazon sells a variety of acai products: frozen as a sorbet, in smoothie packs, as a powder, as an energy drink and blended with other ingredients to make what they call freshies. Kerry swears by the energy drinks while I am addicted to the freshies and smoothie packs.

My first taste of Acai was through a freshie. I fell in love with Acai's unique, refreshing, light taste and became a fan instantly. Freshies are perfect for on the go when you need a quick nutritious, energizing pick me up. The drinks are categorized by benefits or purpose: Acai, Energy, Protein, Supergreens and Blended Breakfast. My favorites include an Energy blend of Acai, yerba mate and guarana, Mocha Java and the Supergreen blend of kale and ginger. Each one is unique in flavor with the Acai flavor still prominent and noticeable. If you’ve never had tasted Acai, it’s mild, slightly tart with a wine like quality to it. It’s very versatile and works well with everything! Which is why I love the smoothie packs.

The smoothie packs are simply acai frozen in individual packs ready to be thrown into your favorite smoothie. They also make the best thick, creamy frosty acai breakfast bowls. It’s the one product I buy and use the most from Sambazon. Addicted? Yes!

You can find Sambazon practically anywhere. Whole Foods, Wegmans, Costco’s, Harris Teeter, everywhere! 

Do I have you intrigued yet? Well I hope so! Because I have some free product coupons to giveaway! After all, you’ll need some Sambazon to make this delicious Mango-Acai Margarita Smoothie...

...or this fulfilling Super “PB&J”Acai Bowl. 

 Oh and check out this gorgeous bowl and spoon! I absolutely LOVE it! Wanna win this too? Well, a friend of mine is throwing a giveaway for this awesome combo on her blog. Click here to enter!

Check out Sambazon’s site for more information on their practices as well as their new products. Looks like they too are getting into the juice business ;)

So for those coupons. Two lucky people will win 2 free product coupons courtesy of Katrina from Sunflowers on the Hill. Just click on the rafflecopter giveaway to enter! Good Luck! Contest ends May 27th at 11:59pm.

Disclaimer: Keep Calm, it's just My Opinion. I love to share with my fans products that I love. Simple as that. I'm not getting paid for my opinion nor is anyone expecting a GOOD review from me. Okay? Okay. 

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