At the end of the America’s Finest City Half Marathon, there was a better than average expo for all us of sweaty runners. There was bread, pretzels, waters, juices, flatbreads, toys for kids, music, etc.. from all different vendors but I was particularly excited to be handed a slushy Acai Berry Smoothie. As far as I was concerned, that was THE BEST way to end a hot 13 mile run. Bobbi and I both drank ours on the spot and headed back for one for the road! Acai berry has a particular taste that resembles fruit but also has a slight richness to it- almost with a hint of chocolate to it. Acai Berries are a fruit that is harvested in Brazil. This berry is changing the lives of Brazilian people because they can earn more money harvesting the fruit than clear cutting the forest. In essence, saving the Rainforest from becoming extinct. This berry is having a positive effect on all involved from the picker to the drinker.
Here are some powerful testimonies from other athletes about the Acai berry.
“I love açaí! I ate açaí the first time I went to Brazil. I had never heard of it and I was freaking out on the stuff. Açaí is one of my favorite things to eat in the world. I would eat Acai for breakfast everyday, and for snacks all day. Very stoked to finally see Asia in the United States.”
– Kelly Slater – 6-time World Champion Surfer
“I love to eat Açaí and drink Amazon Cherry juice in the morning, and before & after
training. Açaí makes me feel so good; sometimes I just have to laugh. Thanks!”
– John Sanborn – Expert Mountain Bike Racer
Bethany Hamilton, teenage surfer who lost a limb when surfing, even made a video of her breakfast smoothie. Check it out here.
- 2 whole smoothie packs of Acai Berry from Sambazon
- 1 frozen banana
- Rice Milk
- Pineapple Juice
- maybe some flax thrown in!
That is a major smoothie. The Acai berry has 167 antioxidants versus 107 in pomegranate juice. It’s high in dietary fiber, it’s organic, high in Omega 6 and Omega 9. The list goes on and on. Pretty phenomenal product especially when it’s easy to obtain at your local grocery store or online. I’ve previously written about Sambazon here and as a family, we have thoroughly enjoyed all the Sambazon products. Haven’t tried this one, yet, but it looks amazing. Something about a DARK CHOCOLATE PROTEIN WARRIOR sounds fantastic!
WAIT! THERE’S SOME FOR YOU!!
I wrote to the company and asked if we could work together on a contest for you. They have graciously agreed to donate 2 large combination packs of their Acai Smoothie drinks! Simply post a comment to be entered to win. Retail value is $40 for each winner. One winner will be drawn on Sunday, Sept. 12 and the next winner drawn on September 26th. Winner needs to provide a U.S. Mailing Address and reply to email within 24 hour