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Sambazon Cafe in Newport Beach

Sambazon-Cafe-Newport-Beach-08 Thinking about taking the kids out for ice cream? Ready for a healthier solution? We have the answer with the Sambazon Cafe in Newport Beach. What is Sambazon? Sambazon is a healthy alternative to ice cream packed with powerful antioxidants and healthy omegas in their acai bowls. Sambazon-Cafe-Newport-Beach-02 Sambazon-Cafe-Newport-Beach-01 The founders of Sambazon brought the acai (ah-sigh-ee) bowl to the US after experiencing the dining delicacy in Brazil. Since beginning their journey in 1999, the founders of Sambazon, have created jobs, helped to protect the rainforest, and are sharing this unique superfood nutrition with the world. In March of 2011, they opened their first cafe in Cardiff-by-the-Sea and then in Newport Beach in June of 2012. Sambazon-Cafe-Newport-Beach-03

Sambazon-Cafe-Newport-Beach-04 Sambazon bowls are delicious for breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert. Your body will be fueled with the all-natural ingredients in every bowl made at the Sambazon Cafe. Your children can get a wide variety of bowls, smoothies or juices at the Sambazon Cafe in Newport Beach. Sambazon-Cafe-Newport-Beach-05 The Skinny on the bowls: They may not look big, but they are filling. Your kids can easily share one large bowl between three of them. You can either do the create your own acai bowl where you’ll choose a size, liquid and then toppings. The toppings range from .50 to $1 each, and there are gluten-free options available. Sambazon-Cafe-Newport-Beach-09 We always get the traditional bowls when coming to the cafe. My favorite bowl to have during the afternoon is The Rio Bowl. It comes with acai, granola, banana and honey. It is the dessert bowls that are our all-time favorites.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bowl

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bowl

Sambazon-Cafe-Newport-Beach-06 My older son loves the Chocolate Chip Cookie Bowl. It comes with acai, chocolate hemp milk, and banana topped with granola, honey, and a gluten-free chocolate chip. My older son suffers from severe food allergies and their bowls have never caused him a reaction. (We also always advise them of his food allergies when ordering, so they can properly clean the area where his bowl is prepared).

Machado PB and Banana Bowl

Machado PB and Banana Bowl

My husband and our two other children always share a large Machado PB, and Banana Bowl (yes the large is big enough for all of us to share). The bowl is made with acai, chocolate hemp milk, banana, peanut butter, and then topped with bananas and granola. sambazon-machado-bowl It is not just the food that we love about Sambazon, but also the ambiance. They have used local artists to help make sustainable furniture and decor in their cafe. The company is committed to better environmental practices that are important to me (as a mom) and as a consumer.

Enjoying Sambazon at a local Newport Beach park

Enjoying Sambazon at a local Newport Beach park

Your family will enjoy every visit to the Sambazon Cafe in Newport Beach. I recommend getting bowls with your family and walking just a short block to the beach, to enjoy eating your healthy treat together with your family with your toes in the sand. kids-love-sambazon Sambazon Cafe is located at 3138 W Balboa Blvd. in Newport Beach. Want to try it? Guess what? We are giving away 2 Sambazon bowls to one OC Mom Dining family! Enter to win below:

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  1. Ice cream….we need a new option. This looks yummy!!!!

  2. Looks very yummy

  3. fave dessert is peach cobbler!

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  4. looks really good!!

  5. Yummy & love it when we get gluten free options.

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