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Product Spotlight: Sambazon Superfood Smoothies


Sambazon now offers two superfood smoothies to get you the energy you need to get your day started.

Energy Mocha Java is an invigorating blend of non-GMO chocolate soy milk and organic fair trade coffee that delivers decadent flavor and powerful nutrition. It’s an ice-blended mocha the way nature intended. Blended Breakfast is a groundbreaking combination of fresh whole fruit, chia, ancient grains and non-GMO soy milk in a satisfying and nutritious full meal smoothie. It's a new way to fall in love with breakfast.

“These whole food smoothies satisfy peoples’ growing needs for healthy energy and full meals on-the-go. Plus they support environmental and social well-being through the inclusion of organic fair trade ingredients,” said Ryan Black, CEO and Co-Founder of Sambazon. “I couldn't be more thrilled for them to join our family, and further our mission as a triple bottom line company.”

These tasty smoothies join Sambazon’s growing line of functional superfood beverages, including the recently launched Protein Chocolate + Almond + Coconut Milk and Supergreens with Kale + Ginger. The Amazon Superfoods range satisfies a variety of key health benefits, including energy, plant-based protein, greens and antioxidants. Like all other Sambazon products, Energy Mocha Java and Blended Breakfast are USDA Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, vegan, gluten free and Ecocert Fair Trade. Product details include:

Energy Mocha Java Superfood Smoothie – Blends yerba mate and fair trade coffee with antioxidants from açaí berries. With 80 mg of organic caffeine per bottle, this smoothie’s thick and creamy recipe delivers a deliciously energizing flavor unlike any other functional coffee drink. SRP is $2.99 per 10.5 oz. bottle.
Blended Breakfast Superfood Smoothie – A complete, satisfying meal in a bottle, this nutritional powerhouse combines fresh strawberries and bananas with chia, quinoa, amaranth and soy milk for a smoothie packed with fiber, protein and healthy omegas. SRP is $2.99 per 10.5 oz. bottle.


Company: Sambazon
Brand: Sambazon
Category: Smoothies
Origin: USA
Packaging: 10.5oz (310ml)
Variants: Mocha Java, Blended Breakfast
Claims: Gluten Free, Energy, Caffeine
Price: $2.99
Website: sambazon.com







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Product Launch: Fuga Energy Drink

Get ready to make waves. Fuga is an energy drink like no other, bursting with flavor and infused with natural energy resources collected from every corner of the world. Fuga is packed with natural herbs, vitamins, and antioxidants to promote good health. It's also delicious, scoring higher points than our competitors in multiple taste tests. Because it's natural, it won't give you the jitters the way some energy drinks do, and you won't feel yourself crashing after a couple hours. Fuga is pure, healthy energy, designed to give you the voltage you need to do what you love each and every day. Energy at the speed of life.

Featured Ingredients:
Yerba Mate
Prickly Pear Cactus
Gingko Biloba
Milk Thistle
Acai Berry
Vitamins B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, C, A, E

Company: Fuga Energy
Brand: Fuga
Slogan: Energy at the speed of life
Category: Energy Drinks
Origin: USA
Packaging: 250g can
Claims: Energy
Varieties: Original, Sugar Free
Price: $35.00 for 24 cans
Website: fugaenergy.com







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Product Spotlight: Xe Energy Drink

Proprietary Pure Energy Blend – 5,629 mg
Sucramalt, Guarana Extract (Seed), Maca Extract (Root), Ginseng Extract (Root), Yerba Mate (Leaf), Cocoa (Theobromine) Extract, Quercetin.

Other Ingredients
Reverse Osmosis Carbonated Water, Proprietary Antioxidant Blend (Fruit Juice Concentrates [Red Grape, Apple, Cherry], Superfruit Extracts [Açaí, Goji, Boysenberry, Grape Seed, Wild Blueberry, Wild Bilberry, Elderberry], Raspberry, Strawberry, & Cranberry Powders), Agave Nectar, Nisin, Natamycin.

75% juice. No artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners, preservatives or refined sugars.


Company: Xocai
Brand: Xe Energy Drink
Category: Energy Drinks
Slogan:  Proprietary blend of superfruits and Cacao
Origin: USA
Packaging: 8.4 fl oz
Claims: 75% juice. No artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners, preservatives or refined sugars.
Website: xe-energy.com



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Product Spotlight: Solixir Functional Drinks

SOLIXIR keeps you working.

Using effective amounts of all natural ingredients and no added sugar, Solixir is a system of functional drinks specifically designed to attend to your mind and body's different needs throughout your workday. Whether you require a lift in your energy, a bit more focus, help winding down or support for your immune system, Solixir's formulas are a refreshing, healthy way to promote optimal daily performance. Discover and experience the ways Solixir can work for you.


Company: Solixir
Brand: Solixir
Slogan: All Natural Functional Drink
Category: Functional Beverages
Origin: USA
Packaging:  12 fl oz
Varieties:  Restore, Think, Awaken, Relax
Claims: No Sugar Added
Website:  solixir.com


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Product Spotlight: Rio Máte Beverages

For the people of Rio De Janeiro, a day at the beach just isn’t complete without a tall, ice-cold glass of máte – a refreshing herbal iced tea brewed from toasted yerba mate, lightly sweetened and blended on the spot with fresh lemonade. Prized for its smooth flavour and healthy reputation, máte is the classic summer drink of Brazil.

Now Treehugger Organics brings this tradition to North America with Rio Máte –  an authentic Brazilian-style iced tea brewed from certified organic Brazilian mate and bottled in Canada. The leaves are hand-selected by our growers, dried, and then aged for two years before being toasted and brewed. This allows the delicate flavour of mate to come through, with no need for heavy sweetening.

Company: Tree Hugger Organics
Brand: Rio Máte
Slogan: Never Drink Alone
Category: Tea
Origin: Canada
Packaging:  473ml
Varieties: Classic, Lemon, Unsweetened
Claims: Organic, All Natural


Rio Máte Classico


Rio Máte Lemon


Rio Máte Unsweetened

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Product Spotlight: Sol Maté Sparkling Beverage


Sol Maté offers a jitter-free energy drink made from Yerba Mate Tea.

The first sip: fizzy and tangy.

The second sip: refreshingly tart.

The third sip: wonderfully invigorating.

And every sip thereafter is just like the first three: pure satisfaction. It’s unique. Sol Maté.

Without alcohol – with natural caffeine from the Brazilian maté tree – for taste you can feel.

Available as Sol Maté Original – tart and not too sweet, or as Sol Maté Lemon/Lime – fruity-lemony-summery. 100 percent natural.

It really isn’t that difficult to make a great-tasting all-natural non-alcoholic
beverage. One must simply obtain the very best ingredients – we rely on
organic quality – and avoid the use of anything artificial.


That is why Sol Maté contains:

  • No artificial preservatives
  • No artificial colourings
  • No artificial flavourings


Ingredients: Water, cane sugar,  Maté extract, Lemon Juice Concentrate,  simple caramel, carbonic



Company: Sol Maté
Brand: Sol Maté
Slogan: The Sunny Drink with the Maté Kick
Category: Beverages
Origin: Luxembourg
Packaging: 330ml
Claims: 100% Natural, No artificial preservatives, colorings, flavorings
Varieties:  Lemon Lime, Original
Price: EUR 15.60 x 12 (330ml)




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Product Spotlight: MateVeza Morpho Beer


An organic ale brewed with organic two-row and wheat malt, organic yerba mate, organic hibiscus flowers, and organic bay leaves. The yerba mate provides a natural source of caffeine equal to 1/2 of a cup of coffee per 12-ounce bottle. A limited release collaboration with Mill Valley Beerworks.


Yerba Mate is a very popular ingredient found in South America that is used to provide energy in a natural way.  In Argentina you will hardly every find people drinking bottled or canned energy drinks since they still use the traditional method of brewing yerba mate leaves and drinking through a metal straw.  We have begun to see a few energy drinks like Guayaki use Yerba Mate and even a beer company out of Germany that is now mixing beer and cider with this natural ingredient (PaarAufsMaul.de).  Consumers are increasingly looking for more natural options and we begin to see innovative manufacturers developing products to meat this demand.

Company: MateVeza
Brand: Morpho
Slogan: Naturally Caffeinated
Category:  Alcohol, Beer
Origin: USA
Packaging: 12oz
Alcohol Volume: 6.0%
Caffeine Content:  60mg
Varieties: Yerba Mate IPA, Organic India Pale Ale, Organic Black Lager
Website: mateveza.com
Brewery: cerveceriasf.com


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Product Spotlight: Temple Turmeric Pure Prana Turmeric Shot


Pure Prana Turmeric Shot features with 10,000mg of the purest whole root organic Hawaiian Oana Turmeric, single sourced and origin verified. Each bottle is hand crafted with our proprietary varietal of Hawaiian Oana Turmeric (containing 4x the curcumin level of Indian yellow turmeric) sustainably sourced from small Family Farms. We blend plant-based fat from coconut oil with black pepper, ginger, cardamom, spearmint, and cinnamon to help maximize the full potential of turmeric in every bottle. Enjoy this perfectly balanced wellness shot to meet the needs of your active life!



Ingredients: All Organic: Turmeric, Ashwagandha, Yerba Mate, Tulsi, Ginger, Cardamom, Spearmint, Coconut Oil, Lemon, Sea Salt, Cayenne, Coconut Nectar, Cinnamon, Black Pepper






Lifeforce Energy
In Ayurvedic tradition, Prana is the intersection of breath and body. This generous herbal solution manifests powerful, complementary botanicals: Ashwagandha in Ayurvedic tradition helps to strengthen, yerba mate to energize, and tulsi (holy basil) is added for a perfectly balanced universal tonic that delivers sustained life force energy to meet the present demands of your modern vitality.






About the Company
Our journey began in 2008 on a trip to Hawaii where my friend Lindsey and I discovered the life-changing and healing power of raw, organic turmeric. When I returned home to New York City I continued craving the transformative power of the whole root organic turmeric I had come to love.

Using that same Hawaiian Oana Turmeric, we began hand-crafting elixirs and selling them on bicycles through the busy streets of New York City. The response was profound and our growth from these humble roots continues to be electric.

Every day we are grateful to continue sharing our nourishing turmeric-based beverages created to support a positive inflammation response. We seek to remain passionately dedicated to our original founding philosophy of celebrating the body as Temple, and serving as a beacon for soulful health and awareness through the powerful benefits of organic drinkable turmeric.
Daniel Sullivan, Founder & CEO



Company: Temple Turmeric
Brand: Pure Prana
Slogan: The Daily Elixir for Optimal Wellness
Category:  Functional Beverage
Origin: USA
Cases contain 6 bottles of 3oz size.
Please refrigerate upon receipt.
$29.94 per case.
Packaging: 3 fl oz
Claims: Whole Root Organic Turmeric
Varieties: Original
Where to Buy: Buy Online, Store Finder
Website: templeturmeric.com













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Guayaki Sparkling Yerba Mate Organic Drinks

In the past, I’ve tried one of the Guayaki Yerba Mate drinks and it tasted interesting. For those of you that don’t know what Yerba Mate is, you can find out about it in here. Few weeks ago, Guayaki introduced three new sparkling Yerba Mate flavored drinks to the beverage world and they were kind enough to send couple samples for me try out.  Each flavor contains different amount of naturally occurring caffeine. Their mission is to “steward and restore 200,000 acres of South American Atlantic Rainforest and created over 1,000 living wage jobs by 2020.”

The moment you open the can, there’s a refreshing fruity juice aroma popping out and if you sniff it for couple seconds around the can opening, you could sense the existence of cranberry and Yerba Mate scent in the aroma. As for the color of the drink, it’s close to those light raspberry colors. The texture was just like any other fruit flavored drinks. As for the taste, the very first sip tasted close to fruity tart taste. After couple sips, you could recognize the light cranberry flavor with Yerba mate taste and it makes you feel like you were drinking some sort of wild tea drinks. The taste was crisp, clean, smooth and very pleasant to drink. When your mouth processes the sip, you greeted by the Yerba Mate taste first and end with the light fruity tart taste. The aftertaste wasn’t that bad either and when you burp, the Yerba Mate comes up but very light.

Full Review @ DrinkWhat

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Guayaki Rolls Out Sparkling Yerba Mate Beverages

Yerba Mate, the caffeine alternative with the “strength of coffee, the health benefits of tea and the euphoria of chocolate” is now available in a sparkling beverage.

Guayaki Sparkling Yerba Mate beverages—which are sold in 12-oz. Sleek® cans from Rexam—help stimulate focus and clarity and boost physical energy. These lightly carbonated drinks are USDA Organic and Fair Trade Certified, and feature a delicious and refreshing taste that is available in cola-flavored Classic Gold, Cranberry Pomegranate and Grapefruit Ginger.

Full Article @ TSR

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