Sambazon is a company founded, in 2000, around the acai berry, a small purple fruit that grows on the riverbanks of the Amazon River. Acai has more antioxidant properties than blueberries and is a high source of vitamin A. The pit of the berry is inedible. The skin holds the nutrition.
Sambazon is an interesting company. They are organic, completely non-GMO, and fair-trade. Part of their mission is to preserve the Amazon. They have opened schools, environmental programs, and created jobs in Brazil. All the acai berries are hand harvested so as not to cut down trees which is a common practice there. They also re-use the pits to power their factories and they donate some of them to local brick makers for their fires, again, to save the trees
Their products include energy drinks, juice, powders, and fruit packs or protein packs that come in original blend and supergreen.
The original blend is made with acai and strawberry puree, brown rice protein, organic apple juice and other fruit and vegetable juice. It also contains “organic sunflower lecithin.” Each pouch contains four individual packs and each pack is four servings. Per serving, this blend contains really good nutrition: over 400 milligrams of omega 9, ninety five mg of omega six, and five mg of omega 3, as well as twelve grams of protein and plenty vitamin A and C, iron and potassium.
It taste fruity. It is not really meant to be eaten alone. Sambazon is toting the “acai bowl”, which looks delicious, but I think the easiest thing to do is make a smoothie. I like this blend better sweet. Mixed with organic yogurt, bluberries, bananas, and raw honey, it is good. Simply throw it all in a blender and mix until desired consistency.
I was skeptical about this one because it is made with acai, kale, and spinach, and you know, some things made with greens do not always taste so good. I was pleasantly surprised. As it turns out, I like this one the best. It contains acai, kale, spinach and banana puree, organic coconut milk, organic flax seed, organic spirulina which is another superfood, and again “organic sunflower lecithin.”
One pouch contains four packs and one pack equals one serving. One serving contains 615 milligrams of omega 9, 125 mg of omega 6, and 10 mg of omega 3, two grams of protein, twelve percent of fiber, and eighty percent of vitamin A. Impressive!
I mixed together three big spoonfuls of yogurt, two small kiwis, and the protein pack and it was great! It really did taste good. I like to drink it in the morning, but I will drink it in the afternoon when I need a boost. It is refreshing, and I feel like it did give me energy. I think when used regularly, this will be noticeable, and of course, with other good dietary decisions.
I will definitely buy the supergreen blend.
What I do not like is that it contains a lecithin product. However, the fruit is coming from Brazil, and with all the other benefits of the protein packs, that is not hard to overlook. For that reason, I will give Sambazon fruit packs four stars. They are worth trying.
I think it is important to mention that you can find several recipes at www.sambazon.com.