The New Coconut Water

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I finally got my hands on some Maple Water this past weekend. Drink Maple, a company based out of Concord, MA makes bottled maple water. I was excited to try it since it has so many benefits, even more than coconut water! It contains over 46 nutrients that include vitamins, minerals, polyphenols, prebiotics, electrolytes, amino acids and antioxidants. Maple water is known to support digestive health, hydrate, increase energy levels, bone strengthening, and has anti-inflammatory results. This product is similar to coconut water but has much less sugar and calories! I was surprised at the taste when I tried it. It is not very sweet at all and does not taste like maple syrup in the least. It is super refreshing and easy to drink. It would be amazing post workout to rehydrate or as a substitute for water or nut milk in a smoothie!

Check out the company and where you can pick yourself up some Drink Maple at: http://www.drinkmaple.com/

Acai Bowls

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I was super excited to try this new breakfast after seeing many health bloggers rave about it on social media. I ran out to Whole Foods Market (the only place that sells frozen *Sambazon Acai packets) to be able to come home and try it out. I followed the simple recipe instructions by blending the frozen unsweetened acai packet with a banana and a handful of berries. The consistency was creamy as I poured it into a bowl. I decided for my first time to keep my toppings to a minimum so I sprinkled some unsweetened coconut flakes, sliced kiwi, and some slivered almonds on the top. The taste of acai is amazing with and without the toppings. I was hooked after my first few bites! Like green smoothies, acai bowls can be made in a million different ways to change the flavor and texture. I have also found that just adding an acai packet to my green smoothie adds an amazing boost of flavor. This product is so versatile and PACKED with antioxidants. It couldn’t be more perfect to have on a hot summer morning!

http://www.sambazon.com/