Sambazon Woman [Review + Giveaway]

by Sarah on March 30, 2013 · 46 comments

My Spring Break started yesterday at 2:45 (not that I was counting down or anything…), and, although I have no plans for jet-setting to a tropical paradise or foreign land for a sunscreen-scented escape, that doesn’t mean I can’t bring a little jungle fever to YOUR lives this week.When Sambazon contacted me about reviewing the new varieties of organic, fair-trade smoothies in the company’s Amazonian-sourced and inspired product line, I immediately broke out my passport took them up on their offer.

Although I generally shy away from smoothies in general–and pre-fab smoothies in particular–the promise of long-lasting energy through protein-packed creaminess in flavors like Chocolate + Almond + Cocout Milk was a little too intriguing of an out-of-the-ordinary adventure to pass up.

Of course, I tasted them all the way one is ‘supposed to’: drinking from the bottle for a hit of post-workout protein or a  ‘I love anything with ginger in it’ morning boost. [Although I'm pretty sure I ended up downing the rest of the Kale + Ginger after a long-run, because it tasted like a thick version of my favorite sweet-yet-spicy Central Market juice.]

But, then I got a little more creative.

Warm almond milk to help me sleep also kept any nighttime hunger at bay with added protein from the Chocolate + Almond + Coconut Milk protein smoothie.

That smooth sweetness also mixed with plain Greek yogurt for a slightly more decadent dessert-style post-dinner snack.

I started to think of them a little bit less of a smoothie, and more like Amazonian kefir

–once just pouring the silky and ‘berry’ bright Acai + Vanilla straight into a bowl and topping it with fruit and cinnamon.

Certainly solving the problem of “I just really like to CHEW my food instead of drink it.” :)

While I don’t have an issue getting in my recommended fruit and veggie servingsmaking the Supergreens smoothie really just a fun little flavor experiment–I do love testing out new vegan sources of protein to fuel my running recovery.

And my crazy late cravings.

pickles + protein? sure, why not.

SO now it is time for YOU to become a Sambazon Woman (or man).

Sambazon has graciously offered to send one of you not one, not three, but FIVE prime numbers VIP vouchers so you can sample any of the smoothies that you like.

You’ll also receive your very own not-handcrafted-in-the-Amazon-but-I’ll-pretend-it-was-so-I-feel-like-I-have-a-Spring-Break-souvenier wooden bowl and Sambazon spoon.

There are four way to enter:

[The only mandatory one is to leave a comment telling me your favorite smoothie combination. Since I hate when on rafflecofter you comment and THEN they tell you what you were supposed to say. So I'm telling you now.]

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The contest will close on Thursday, April 4th!

Although Sambazon provided me with vouchers to purchase the drinks for free, all creative culinary uses were my own invention.

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{ 46 comments… read them below or add one }

Kaila @healthyhelperblog! March 30, 2013 at 10:38 am

Love the wooden spoon and bowl! I’m a sucker for cool dishware!

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laura March 30, 2013 at 11:13 am

Mangoes and bananas with greek yogurt and almond milk

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Katie @ Talk Less, Say More March 30, 2013 at 11:52 am

I love peanut butter and banana smoothies sometimes also with chocolate, but I just finished off a banana blackberry protein smoothie that was FAN.FREAKING.TASTIC!

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Maria March 30, 2013 at 11:54 am

Clementine Creamsicle smoothie by Oh She Glows. It’s the best and I cannot believe I haven’t had it in a while….must pick up some avocado.

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Amy March 30, 2013 at 12:17 pm

Boring ol’ Strawberry banana!

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Cari March 30, 2013 at 12:18 pm

great giveaway! These sound yummy! And I LOVE the wooden spoon and bowl! I love a green monster smoothie with banana and chai spices :) I’m always a sucker for ginger and cinnamon! and chia seeds!

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Caroline March 30, 2013 at 12:47 pm

ooh anything with ginger or vanilla definitely! but if I”m making something at home, generally I go with a combination of some sort of green, frozen fruit, wheat germ and citrus juice, with some sort of protein (yogurt) as well!

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charj March 30, 2013 at 2:03 pm

I really like walnut milk, orange juice, lemon juice, lime juice and banana

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Lori Seiden March 30, 2013 at 2:39 pm

My favorite smoothie combination is yoplait black cherry greek yogurt, chocolate protein powder, unsweetened cocoa, a packet of stevia, a banana, and part of an avocado for a delicious Chocolate cherry protein packed smoothie. Yum!

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Nicole @ Fruit 'N' Fitness March 30, 2013 at 2:50 pm

I like the idea of blending this into a smoothie!

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Madeline March 30, 2013 at 3:12 pm

Definitely bananas, strawberries, peanut butter, and milk!

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Julie March 30, 2013 at 3:57 pm

Pears and mangos

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Raymond March 30, 2013 at 4:05 pm

I enjoy strawberries, peaches and frozen pineapple with a scoop of vanilla protein powder blended in almond milk or juice. Sambazon sounds tasty to try too. Thanks!

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Katie M March 30, 2013 at 5:13 pm

My favorite smoothie is a blend of banana, vanilla yogurt, milk, and a few carrots for extra sweetness (and veggie power).

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Debbie (Accidently Delish) March 30, 2013 at 5:22 pm

oh my gosh. i want to make a cereal bowl out of that right now!

i LOVE smoothies. especially green smoothies, i know some people don’t like them, but the more green the better! and banana. of course.

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Carla March 30, 2013 at 7:33 pm

I find bananas, PB, and milk to be really satisfying!

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lexi March 30, 2013 at 8:13 pm

I love banana, almond milk, peanut butter, chia seeds, and chocolate protein powder :)

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Georgiana March 30, 2013 at 8:35 pm

I am into green smoothies with kale, strawberries, pineapples, cucumber, lemon, blended in Greek yogurt, juice and ice!

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Monica March 30, 2013 at 9:00 pm

I love a good banana, peanut butter and chocolate smoothie =)

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Ashley March 30, 2013 at 9:03 pm

I love banana and blueberry smoothies!

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Danielle @ itsaharleyyylife March 30, 2013 at 9:10 pm

I’m a fan of protein powder, banana, almond milk, almond butter and ice

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rachel March 30, 2013 at 11:00 pm

Soy milk with fruit and ice! Peaches and mangos and strawberries are really good.

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Sarah March 30, 2013 at 11:13 pm

My favorite smoothies are: chocolate, peanut butter, banana & coconut milk. I also love a pb slap (pb, vanilla protein, coffee & almond milk).

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Natalie S March 30, 2013 at 11:47 pm

I like berry and almond milk smoothies!

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Ttrockwood March 30, 2013 at 11:55 pm

I would love to try these! My favorite smoothie is frozen blueberries, almond milk, frozen spinach, vanilla protein powder and a gob of almond butter. So. Stinkin. Good.

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wendy r. March 31, 2013 at 5:49 am

these look great! my current favorite smoothie is coconut milk, frozen cherries, vanilla protein powder, lactose free cottage cheese and a smidge (official measurement that it is) of xanthum gum. A baggie of frozen kale goes in if I have it. Yum! Now, off to raid the fridge…

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Rachel March 31, 2013 at 8:24 am

My favorite smoothie has frozen banana, almond milk, peanut butter and a bit of maple syrup. It’s more like a shake than a smoothie, though.

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Kelly O-ski March 31, 2013 at 8:43 am

I love PB and banana in a chocolate protein powder smoothie!

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Renata March 31, 2013 at 9:17 am

I love a Banana Berry Blue Blast made with strawberries, blueberries, raspberries blended with a frozen banana, vanilla protein powder and almond milk!

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marie March 31, 2013 at 10:07 am

Figs, almond extract, vanilla/plain protein powder & vanilla soymilk topped with a big ole blob of almond butter

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Ashley P March 31, 2013 at 1:50 pm

Peanut butter and banana with almond milk and vanilla protein powder!

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Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl March 31, 2013 at 2:53 pm

My favorite smoothie combination is bananas, peanut or almond butter, almond milk, and fresh berries!

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Heather b March 31, 2013 at 6:44 pm

Chocolate protein powder, milk, spinach, mini scoop of peanut butter and half a banana

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Donna March 31, 2013 at 7:52 pm

Just strawberry

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Danica @ It's Progression March 31, 2013 at 8:17 pm

Right now (because this really does change all the time), my 2 favorite smoothie ingredients are avocado and banana!

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Nicole G March 31, 2013 at 11:12 pm

I’m super simple – frozen banana, spinach, frozen strawberries, almond milk, and chocolate protein powder =)

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Marie March 31, 2013 at 11:56 pm

Acai and blueberries

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Vicki S April 1, 2013 at 1:14 pm

I like Spinach (any green), coconut water (for potassium, plus refreshing!), strawberries, banana, vanilla almond milk

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char eats greens April 1, 2013 at 1:32 pm

I absolutely LOVE strawbs in my smoothies and can’t wait for summer to get into the peaches and mangoes in smoothies as well!!

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Justin April 1, 2013 at 1:47 pm

I love strawberries, bananas, almond milk, and cocoa powder

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mary April 1, 2013 at 1:49 pm

Raspberry and banana or lemon-lime-kiwi, YUM!

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Julie Rodriguez April 1, 2013 at 4:06 pm

Blueberries acai and strawberries

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Linda April 1, 2013 at 4:15 pm

Peanut butter chocolate and banana

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Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli April 1, 2013 at 7:58 pm

Favorite smoothie combo is my red velvet cake smoothie! Wow…it’s been TOO long since I’ve made one of those!!

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Prasert April 2, 2013 at 8:26 pm

Greek Yogurt and Ginseng

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Missy April 3, 2013 at 7:32 am

My fave smoothie would be chocolate coconut!

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