Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Zola Acai Drinks - Refreshing Review and Giveaway!

All over TV and the internet, Açaí (ah-sigh-EE) berries are being advertised as the "world's best super fruit"- jam packed of antioxidants, and promising to make you feel better, look great, and even lose weight.

I had never seen an Açaí berry, never mind tasted it.. I have a dear friend that lives in Brazil, and when she visited told us stories of the fruits that she ate in Brazil- but that was my only experience with Açaí berries before being introduced to Zola. Then I learned that Açaí berries are a deep purple color, similar shape to a blueberry, with a hard inner seed that occupies 90% of the berry. The taste of Açaí has been described as a rich berry flavor with a subtle chocolate aftertaste. Research shows Açaí to be loaded with antioxidants, 500% more than blueberries, that bind to free radicals and help fight disease and aging. Açaí berries have 60% more antioxidants than pomegranates, and other good-for-you nutrients like healthy omega fats, amino acids, calcium, iron, and replenishing electrolytes.

The more I learned about this berry, the more the claims of "super fruit" sounded like the perfect description!Over the summer, our family had the opportunity to try Zola, a Brazilian combination fruit drink available in several different formulas to serve your needs the best. Zola adds organic Guaraná seed to their juices for sustained energy and offers an original Açaí juice, Açaí with Blueberry or Açaí with Pineapple.

Each juice product is Gluten Free, Naturally Energizing, 100% organic Açaí, Organic Certified, Kosher certified, and completely natural. It's a little thicker than typical juices, but it's delicious and refreshing.

With cold and flu season in full force, the Immunity Smoothie is packed with vitamin C, bioflavonoids, & extra antioxidants to keep your defenses up and your body happy. The combination of organic banana, strawberry, and pineapple notes blend with the Açaí to make a smooth, sweet and refreshing smoothie that's 70% organic.

For an extra boost of energy, put down the artificial, heart-racing kinds of drinks and pick up a Zola Energy Smoothie. This tropical pick-me-up of exotic Caja Fruit & Acai plus a mega boost of naturally caffeinated yerba maté, green tea and guaraná seed gives you a much needed energy zing. Each bottle kicks in 150% daily value of Niacin, an essential human nutrient, and 80 power-packed milligrams of natural energy. If you are feeling sluggish and slow, refuel with the most delicious combination of tropical treasures to give you the energy without the crash from unnatural ingredients.

Zola loves to give back and is on its way to raise one million dollars, and needs your help! Project Zola Bracelets helps to Support Local Brazilian Communities. Handcrafted in the communities where Açaí berries are harvested, this bracelet is made using dried Açaí seeds and the signature Project Zola charm.

For every Project Zola bracelet sold, $1 goes back to a non-profit foundation. With your help, they can reach their goal of raising one million dollars by 2012. With the money raised Zola is building a financially sustainable community in the Amazon. In 2007, Project Zola was able to completely fund Escola Acaimu (Acaimu School) for the 142 children and will proudly continue support such as this in the future.

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You can purchase Zola online, or at wholesale. Zola prices range from $1.99-$2.99 (12oz. individual bottle), or you can buy it by the case to stock up. Remember, for every Project Zola bracelet you purchase, $1 goes to help build a financially sustainable community in the Amazon.

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CONGRATULATIONS THE WINNER OF THIS GIVEAWAY IS:


This giveaway ended on October 30th, at 11:59pm EST. One winner was chosen at random using Random.org. Winner is responsible for posting on the Winners Page and for contacting 4BabyAndMom.

Special thanks to our friends at ZOLA for sponsoring this giveaway, and allowing our family to try this line of super-fruit drinks at no cost.

23 comments:

cdziuba October 22, 2009  

Zola Açaí Superfruit Juice does not have to be refrigerated?


The juice is produced
in the U.S.

I want to try Zola because I have heard a lot about Acai and don't have any experience with it.


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Tamara B. October 22, 2009  

I found that their are some really great recipes on their site I love the Zola Protein Smoothie
1 Zola
1 serving favorite protein powder or meal replacement
1 Banana
½ cup ice
Combine in blender, blend until smooth.

I would love to win because I am trying to take better care of my health and increase more natural products into my diet that pack alot of nutrients and vitamins.
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bettycd October 22, 2009  

They have a contest ... that is 'coming soon'
I also headed to the recipes and discovered you can drink Zola hot. hmm Would be interesting to try, on a chilly day. No indication that you would lose any vitamins/nutrients by heating

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Tiff October 23, 2009  

It can be stored up to 12 months with out being refridgerated ad contain fat soluble oils.

I love trying new,healthy treats
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Free Acai October 29, 2009  

Looks like a very good acai berry product.

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