We first met Leonora during our November 2015 trip to Brazil. As a Masters in Forestry candidate from Yale, she was living in Belem studying organic certification in acai agroforestry systems as part of her Fulbright Scholar program. She accompanied João (Director of Instituto Peabiru), our guide for the day, as we visited a small scale cacao farmer and specialty chocolate producer named Dona Nena, one of the beneficiaries of the Wild Honey Bee... More
Our mantra 'Life In Rhythm' is a saying that not only applies to the food we eat, but also shines through in other areas of our world. Our Açaí is USDA Certified Organic and we're happily conscious of the purchases we make when it comes to buying organic foods for our families, free of pesticides and chemicals. It's a little scary reading the content labels on some of the name brand cleaning products that sit... More
Nut milks are a great vegan alternative to dairy milks. Whether you have a dairy allergy or you just prefer it, nut milks are a yummy go-to and are great to have on hand when making smoothies and acai bowls. This one is a constant in our kitchen, and we think you'll be hooked on this simple delicious raw Almond Milk recipe.
Simple Delicious Raw Almond Milk
2 cups raw almonds
6 cups filtered water, or less... More
On the North Shore of Oahu, food trucks rule. You're at the beach all day, sandy and salty; what's easier than throwing on a tee [ shoes seem optional ] and rolling up to sit outside and enjoy some amazing food. One of our favorites is Pupukea Grill. Located just north of Foodland grocery store and across from Sharks Cove, this little blue truck has a lot to offer. We're huge fans, but don't just... More
This may go without saying, but we make a lot of açaí bowls and smoothies. We’re always testing, tasting, and trying out new ways to achieve that perfect blend. There are two main factors that we feel are the most important when it comes to a blend; quality ingredients and the consistency of these blended ingredients. Our ‘Grade A Especial’ rated acai covers the ‘quality’ part, and today we’re getting into the ‘consistency’ part.
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Protein can elevate a smoothie from a snack to a complete meal. But don't be swift to reach for the typical powders or whatever's trending; there's plenty of protein to choose from in more raw, natural plant-based forms. One of the best parts, they taste good too! Here's our main protein packed ingredients for a delicious Protein Smoothie Without Powder.
Yup, the acai berry isn't just full... More
Peanut Butter fans, you've come to the right place. Today we're sharing a trick and topping we're hooked on. Below we show you How To Make Magic Shell with just 2 ingredients, no magic needed. All you need for this recipe is peanut butter and coconut oil, that's it. Once you try this on your next acai bowl you'll be wondering, "why haven't I done this before?!". When coconut oil touches the surface of something... More
Here on Kauai, there's a sense of community and true adoration for the Pacific lifestyle unlike anywhere else in the world. Our ambassador Audrey Luana Streltzer, or Lulu as most know her, is part of this community, sharing her passion and way of life through Yoga With Lulu. Hawaii born and raised, her journey with yoga began back in 1996. She has practiced and trained in many styles of yoga including Ashtanga, Anusara,... More
Chia Seeds are a tiny in size, but they're huge in nutritional properties. Full of antioxidants, protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and fiber, these little seeds pack a punch that promotes good health.
We're fans of chia seeds not only for their nutritional value, but for how easy they are to incorporate into your meal. Chia seeds expand and gel-up, similar to a tapioca consistency when liquid is added to them, making them the perfect ingredient for... More
We're always on the hunt to expand our horizon when it comes to toppings. And if you've ever made a homemade açaí bowl, you know the possibilities are endless. The balance of crunchy granola with the chewy dried fruit is a perfect combo. Today we're sharing a simple and naturally sweet Dried Pineapple Fruit Leather recipe. Snack or bowl worthy; all you need is a ripe fresh pineapple, a sharp knife, and a little patience.