January 2009
Sambazon the zona sul

Product Special: Smoothie Packs

It's January, and time to test those New Years resolutions and figure out if your determination is strong enough to turn your goals into a reality. Well, for those of you that are aiming high at starting the New Year off on a healthy foot, we're doing our best to make that goal easier. We're putting our smoothie packs on special so you can start every day right with a delicious and powerfully nutritious smoothie or bowl of organic Brazilian açaí. Because what's a better way to toast to your health than feeding your body a tasty bowl full of antioxidants, omegas, fiber, and protein?

Sambazon Smoothie Packs are a favorite among Sambazon Açaí fans who are inspired by the traditional Brazilian "Açaí Bowl" - Just blend up a smoothie pack with a banana and some juice, and top with organic granola. Or try out our first "Rio Diet" smoothie for a lighter start to your day.

This month, we've put our smoothie packs on special for Zona Sul subscribers. Go to our shopping cart and use the coupons below when checking out (promotion through February 28, 2009).

28 box special $10 off - use coupon code janzona28
76 box special $20 off - use coupon code janzona76

Thrive by Brendan Brazier

This month, Brendan Brazier, professional Ironman triathlete, bestselling author, creator of VEGA and Sambazon Ambassador, released the rebranded paperback version of The Thrive Diet in the United States now called - Thrive: The Vegan Nutrition Guide to Optimal Performance in Sports and Life. As one of the few professional athletes on an entirely plant-based diet, Brendan spent years researching and developing a vegan approach to nutrition that could holistically fuel his career as an elite endurance athlete. Check out the book's video trailer here:

Brendan calls Thrive "a long-term eating plan that will help you develop a lean body, sharp mind, and everlasting energy," and with everything he's accomplished athletically, we are confidant he's telling the truth. Thrive includes over 100 performance-enhancing recipes, several of which include Sambazon Açaí. All are wheat, gluten, soy, and dairy free.

Check out the book here and look for it on the shelves of major bookstores throughout the United States and Canada.

Event: Sundance

Like every year, a small Sambazon Crew made their way out to Sundance to showcase organic açaí products a spread the word about our Sustainable Amazon Partnership. Set up in the Hollywood Life gifting suite, we got to see celebrities old and young, and all of their entourages filing through for interviews, photo shoots and gifting.

Like so many of the people we meet every day, some of the celebrities that walked by our bar already knew about the brand, some ate the products every day and some were eating authentic açaí for the first time. All were truly blown away by Sambazon and the message of sustainability behind the brand. The most flattering moment was when Denise Richards walked up to our bar, the first thing she said was, "now this is a product I will endorse". The same went with Paris Hilton, Kevin Sorbo, Brittany Snow, Christina Milian, Ryan Cabrera, Chris Kattan and the list goes on.

Check out photos of our Sundance week on our blog.

Team: Forrest Shearer

Forrest, pro-snowboarder and Sambazon ambassador, was born in sunny San Diego, but quickly fell in love with the snow. Now you can see him jumping off cliffs in Argentina, pulling incredible airs in backcountry Utah, and shredding pretty much every place where snow falls and repping environmental consciousness every step of the way. Last year, he even took part in the worlds first environmental snowboard film, My Own Two Feet.

Truly an inspiration to us all, Forrest claims its' the açaí that keeps him in top shape. "Açaí is rocketfuel!" according to Forrest, "It allows my friends and I to push the progression of snowboarding... Sambazon Açaí is crucial to my snowboarding daily routine."

Check out what Forrest has to say about Sambazon and how he makes his favorite Sambazon Açaí smoothie on our blog.

Purple Smile: Joaquim

Joaquim (almost 1 year old) is the son of Isabella and Travis, our Sustainability Officer, so he's naturally got açaí flowing in his veins!

Send your favorite purple smile to: purplesmile@sambazon.com.

Amazon Energy on SALE:

This month till February 3rd, Amazon Energy is on sale at Whole foods - 2 cans for $3 - just look for massive end cap displays and stock up!

Artist Feature:

Curumin is a phenomenal Brazilian musician. His style is sometimes called samba-funk, and it incorporates many jazz, bossa nova, and hip hop elements. This month he's touring through the US, so definitely try to catch a show if you can! Learn more here.


Vogue Japan's February issue featured Sambazon sorbet and supplements next to images of Matthew McConaughey and Selma Hayek, Black Book posted a video as part of their Grey Goose Mixology Series that shows how the Ecco Ultra Lounge in LA makes their Sambazon Açaí Capiroska, and the Martha Stewart show welcomed beauty expert Tracie Martyn to share her three top skin treatments you can do at home. Number one on the list was drinking antioxidant-rich açaí juice for a great shield against sun damage. And not only that, but Tracie recommends Sambazon!

Retail Update

Albertson's in Southern California just launched our new Multi-Serve juices and our line of 8 juices and smoothies will soon be on the shelves of 600 new Stop & Shop and Giant stores in the North East! Continue to check our store locator for an up to date list of retail stores near you.

Create Positive Change: Let's talk trash

Each week when you take out your trash how much of that is organic waste? Think about it, leftovers from dinner, food that got moldy, orange peels, egg shells, compostable plastic packaging? Instead of sending that to a landfill, why not turn that into nutrient rich compost to feed your plants. With the right tools, it's simple and easy. Check out some of the biodegradable products and composting bins at ECO Products to get started.

Recipe Submission: Tori's Açaí Concoction

1 Sambazon Original Açaí smoothie pack
Some strawberry kiwi juice
Honey dew
Vanilla yogurt/ ice cream
(optional banana)
Top with granola or pour over angel food cake!

Please send your favorite Sambazon
Açaí recipe to recipes@sambazon.com for a chance to be featured in the Zona Sul and win a free case of Açaí!

Employee of the Month: Cory Griggs

Cory is our Midwest Sales Representative based in downtown Chicago. Cory came to Sambazon with a background in sales and is already starting to show his expertise in his home region. But like everyone, life isn't all about work... in his free time he has a ton of hobbies like golfing, snowboarding, scuba diving, traveling and going to the gym.

Cory tells us that his "favorite thing about Sambazon is that I believe in the company, what it stands for, and the quality of the product," and while he's a fan of all Sambazon products, his favorite is still the Original Açaí juice, sweet and simple.

We are very excited to have you on the team Cory!



Sambazon is the largest vertically integrated supplier and marketer of Açaí products, controlling every step of the manufacturing process to ensure sustainable and organic origin of the fruit as well as the highest level of quality, nutrition and taste.

Zona Sul is the area in Rio where Açaí became popular with the local surfers, jiu jitsu fighters and capoeristas in the mid to late 90's. The traditional Rio-Bowl became the ultimate way to start the day by fueling up before a workout. Word travels fast and today Açaí is becoming a dietary staple for health conscious people all over the planet.
For more information, go to: www.sambazon.com


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