Thursday, April 18, 2013

Sambazon - Smoothies & Juices

Using premium, high quality Amazon fruits and botanicals, Sambazon is making waves with its superfood juices and smoothies. Sourced from the Amazon Rainforest, they ensure their ingredients are obtained using fair trade while supporting 10,000 family farmers and 2 million acres of rainforest. While Sambazon offers many products such as frozen sorbet, energy drinks, and supplements, I just had the opportunity to try their smoothies and juices.

The first one I tried was the Supergreens smoothie made with kale and ginger. It is a potent blend of acai berries and six varieties of greens using Amazing Grass' supergreens mix of wheat grass, barley grass, alfalfa, spirulina, chlorella, and kale. I found it to have a smooth texture and a great greens taste. If you like drinks like Naked's Green Machine, you'll love this smoothie. Totally different taste, but same idea. There is nothing but good stuff inside this smoothie.

Next, I tried the Acai - The Original superfood juice.  Acai berries have a distinct taste that I really enjoy and the berries are loaded with antioxidents and healthy omegas. Inside the bottle, you'll find acai juice, agave, lime juice, and less than .5% of natural flavors, soy lecithin, citric acid and fruit and vegetable juice (for color). I am pleased to find they are Non-GMO Project Verified, otherwise I'd be worried about the soy lecithin.

Lastly, I had the dessert in a bottle--the Protein - Chocolate + Almond + Coconut Milk smoothie. Oh my goodness, is this one good?! I'm talking acai juice, soymilk, coconut cream, cocoa, and almond flavor. It is absolutely delicious. I could drink it for breakfast every morning or dessert every night!  It does have more than 7 grams of fat though so you'll want to watch how much you drink.

I really like that they are all certified organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, vegan, and gluten-free. I also really like that they care about the environment from which they source their ingredients. A conscious company is a sustainable company, in every way. One thing I found odd though is that each 8-ounce bottle contains 1.3 servings. Why not just have the nutrition facts listed for one serving? Seems strange. In any case, I'm a new fan of these drinks as they are absolutely delicious and nutritious as well. They can be found in many Whole Foods stores for $2.99 each or you can buy their products here.  And know you'll be supporting Sambazon's principles of purple love.

Full Disclosure: Although the products were provided to me for free to review, that, in no way, influences my veracious opinion. 

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