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Celsius Beverage distribution expands

Feb 20

celsius beverages green tea acai raspberryCelsius Beverages will now be available in 56 New England Big Y stores. As Celsius becomes easier to find in some locations, the company relies on independent distributors to reach most of it’s locations. By the looks of their website, it seems like they’re open to almost anyone getting involved in selling the product. There are seven flavors, one of course is green tea raspberry acai. The others are lemon lime, ginger ale, cola, orange, wild berry and green tea peach mango. Borrowed from the Celsius website:

When you drink Celsius, your body benefits from the key minerals, calcium and chromium, as well as vitamin C, and B vitamins such as biotin, riboflavin, niacin, B6, and B12. Botanicals include three herbal extracts: guarana seed (for a longer lasting, better tasting caffeine), green tea leaf (optimized at 10% EGCG for the ideal metabolism boost), and ginger root (for improved digestion and circulation). Caffeine and botanical extracts are typically bitter, but our proprietary pasteurization technique masks this flavor and keeps the vital benefits, allowing us to stay away from sodas’ typical harsh chemical preservatives.

The result is Celsius – a delicious way to burn more calories with every sip.

If you’re interested in trying this product, use their store locator to find the store closest to you. Has anyone out there given any of these products a try? If so, please feel free to post your thoughts…

IceFest Martini

Feb 19

February 20 is the official kick off of the World of Ice, Icefest 2009 in Yorkville, Ontario. With at least 17 ice sculptures created out of 25,000 lbs of ice, this may be a spectacle you want to check out if you live in the vicinity. How does this relate to the acai berry?

Ken McClelland created a martini specifically for this event orinally dubbed the Icefest Martini. Starting with Wyborowa Exquisite Polish vodka mised with acai berry juice and blended with apple and raspberry. It was found that adding tequila complimented this mixture quite well. Not stopping there, Ken ads Uphoria Pomegranate liqour and a five-spice powdered rim and you have a unique drink to impress guests with.

INGREDIENTS

1.5 oz Wyborowa Exquisite vodka

1 oz Uphoria Pomegranate liquor

1/2 oz Olmeca tequila

2 oz açaí juice

Five-spice powder (for rim)

Fresh berries (for garnish)

Pour ingredients into shaker filled with ice.

DIRECTIONS

Shake vigorously. Pour into chilled martini glass rimmed with five-spice powder. Garnish with fresh berries.

Tropical Acai Berry Smoothie

Feb 17

Full credit goes to Blogger CookBook on this one, this simple acai berry smoothie recipe has me yearning for hot summer days!

  • 7 ounces of orange juice
  • 1 cup soy milk or vanilla yogurt
  • 1 whole banana
  • 1 tablespoon of pure acai powder

Blend everything together until smooth, and voila, you have a great tasting smoothie with an antioxidant kick!

Belvedere IX, new acai vodka to be released!

Feb 07

Belvedere IX acai berry vodkaLaunched yesterday in a Los Angeles club, Belvedere IX Vodka is scheduled to be available in stores this spring. This vodka includes nine ingredients, including the acai berry. These also include ginseng, guarana, ginger, sweet almond, jasmine, eucalyptus, three cinnamon, and black cherry – next thing you know there will be a category for “health liquor” or “functional acohol”. Each ingredient is distilled separately and then blended with 100 proof Belvedere Vodka and artesian water.

Of course, as a world renown vodka brand you have to release a new product with a bang. For starters, they tasked a graffiti artist by the name of Andre Saraiva with the task of designing the label, which you see here. Then the vodka was released exclusively at My House in LA yesterday and will be available at more nightclubs this weekend. Not too many details floating around on how much acai berry is contained or what the process is – I’m sure more information will be available when Belvedere IX hits stores in the spring.

The Doctors review MonaVie

Feb 05

Chances are if you’ve heard about the acai berry you’ve also heard about MonaVie. In fact, MonaVie is how I learned about the acai berry in the first place. It’s the MLM juice network that has really taken hold across North America. It’s an expensive product to purchase, but it does have potential to generate some nice income if treated as a business. Personally, after drinking this juice, I without question experienced a boost in energy from a measly 2 ounces. The question you have to ask yourself if considering getting into MonaVie is:

  1. Are you prepared to spend close to $40 per bottle?
  2. If not, do you have the time, commitment and passion to work your own network selling MonaVie to offset your cost of drinking the product?