It's our favorite holiday and we couldn't be more ready to celebrate the Delicious Powers of Açaí with our community. We have many fun ways to get involved in this special day honoring the Amazon superfood we all know and love. Just don't forget your purple smile!
THE HISTORY OF NATIONAL AÇAÍ BOWL DAY
As the pioneer of Organic Amazon Superfoods, we felt a responsibility to create a day dedicated to the purple power of Açaí. And there's was no better way to celebrate than with a national holiday! Our first celebration of National Açaí Bowl Day took place on April 6th, 2013. Over 300 juice and smoothie bars nationwide as well as our Açaí Bowl Shop Locations participated in the inaugural event with promotions such as half off Açaí Bowls.
“I can vividly remember experiencing my first Açaí bowl in Brazil, and how after one bite I was hooked,” said Ryan Black, CEO and Co-Founder of SAMBAZON. “Since that first bowl, we’ve made it our mission to share this Amazon Superfood with the world in a way that matters and adds value to everyone involved. National Açaí Bowl Day is an invitation to experience the healthy, organic flavors of Brazil that inspired the SAMBAZON founding mission.”
WHAT ARE AÇAÍ BERRIES?
Açaí is more than just a purple berry. In fact, it's thought to be the most powerful superfood in the Amazon. Grown on the Açaí palm in the floodplains of the rainforest and wild harvested by hand, this nutritional powerhouse has long been a staple of indigenous diets.
Açaí is full of anthocyanins that tackle free radicals to help keep your defenses high. Just like blueberries, only tastier! Açaí supports heart health, brain function, and healthy skin and hair with a fatty acid profile similar to that of olive oil, walnuts, and fish! Açaí is low in naturally occurring sugars which means less sugar spikes and more goodness.
The taste of Açaí is said to be distinctively exotic - somewhere in between mixed berries, dark chocolate, and red wine. Who said healthy can't taste exquisite? Açaí pronunciation can be difficult at first, but this video can help you solve the mystery and master the AH-SIGH-EE pronunciation once and for all.
WHY CHOSE SAMBAZON WHEN EATING AÇAÍ BOWLS?
Açaí Bowls are both delicious and nutritious, and the perfect way to get a wholesome breakfast that fuels you for your day ahead. Why choose SAMBAZON as your Açaí Bowl source? Each time you purchase a SAMBAZON product, you can feel good knowing you are helping the Amazon and its people while nourishing your own body.
SAMBAZON helps to protect the Amazon Rainforest and its rich biodiversity by working directly with family farmers who wild-harvest the Açaí from tall palm trees. We care for the people we work with, the planet we live on, and the prosperity of everyone involved. It’s a sustainable business philosophy called the Triple-Bottom-Line. Learn about the impact you make when you purchase Açaí from SAMBAZON here.
WAYS TO GET INVOLVED
If you're local to Southern California, our SAMBAZON Açaí Bowl Shop will be hosting a special event on April 6th! Come one, come all for delicious Açaí, a Buy One, Get One Free Bowl promotion for the first 150 guests, and good company-including some very special SAMBASSADOR's. We'd love to celebrate this exciting day with you: Together we Açaí.
We're also offering a 20% off online purchases of our Superfruit Packs with 2 free wooden spoons from April 1st to April 6th. Use code ACAIME20 for the discount, and your wooden spoons will be automatically added to your order. Enjoy a sweet treat from the comfort of your home when you stock up on your favorite flavors. Our Frozen items are currently available to ship to California, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho and Utah.
You can also print a coupon for anyone that shops our Superfruit Packs at their local grocery store. Print out your coupon here so you can get a bowl started for yourself. Try one of our many delicious Açaí Bowl Recipes for some homemade happiness. Be sure to snap a photo of your deliciously decorated Açaí Bowl and tag us @SAMBAZON on social media!
How will you be celebrating National Açaí Bowl Day? We hope it's with a delicious spoonful of SAMBAZON Açaí! Share with us in the comments below.