NEW NAME, WHO THIS?

There are moments when you look in the mirror and realize it’s time to upgrade yourself. So you do a little bit of this, a little bit of that and hello sexy! Goji Berry just had one of these moments.

Tribe, meet Goji Berry's new and improved self: Açai Berry

At Snow Monkey, we pride ourselves on indulging our Tribe with the healthiest “ice cream” in the jungle and we seize any opportunity to make our creations even healthier. So, when many of you were raving about how Goji tasted just like your favorite açai bowl, we thought, “give the people what they want and toss some of those antioxidant-rich açai berries in there!” 
 
Okay so, what is changing?
  • The name
  • We’ve added açai berries to the recipe 
Got it. So, what’s not changing?
  • The taste and deliciousness
  • The nutritional values
  • The recipe – it still has goji berries, but now there are açai berries, too

What are açai berries?

Açai berries are native to the rainforests of South America and have more than double the antioxidants of cranberries, pomegranates, elderberries, cherries, and strawberries combined. When paired with goji berries, you essentially hit an antioxidant gold-mine. 

Why do we care about antioxidants again? Because those are the things that inhibit free radicals from causing a wide range of illnesses and chronic diseases. 

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MONKEY AROUND IN THE KITCHEN

At Snow Monkey, we believe health is for everyone. Not just those who have time to cook healthy meals, or can afford to drink wheatgrass shots like water.  

We've compiled a few 5 minute Snow Monkey recipes that can help you save time without sacrificing nutrition.

You're welcome. 

Passionate For Breakfast Bowl

Put a few scoops of Passion Fruit Snow Monkey in a bowl, top it with pomegranate seeds and blackberries and boom - the easiest, tastiest breakfast you've had since your parents retired from feeding you.

 

Cinnamon Super-Brew

Brew a fresh pot of your favorite coffee and while that magic is happening, put a scoop or three of Cinnamon Snow Monkey in your mug. Once the coffee is finished brewing, pour it over the scoops and stir. And just when you thought coffee couldn't get better...

 

Berry Açai-ting Smoothie

Blend 2/3 cup of Acai Berry Snow Monkey, 1 cup of milk alternative or coconut water, 1 banana and a handful of strawberries and blueberries until smooth. Pour into a cup. Insert straw*. Chug**.

*optional 
**not optional

 

Cacao Cookie Sandwich

Bake or buy two of your favorite cookies - we tend to prefer the latter. Cut off the top portion of a pint of Cacao Snow Monkey (thickness is a matter of preference), remove the pint wrapping and proceed to make a sandwich. If you are unaware of how to make a sandwich, please click here.

 

Matcha Made In Heaven Sundae

Put 3 scoops of Matcha Green Tea Snow Monkey in a bowl, add a scoop of your favorite healthy (or not so healthy) chocolate fudge cookie dough, put two cones and some sprinkles on top. Then let the feasting begin.

 

Have a 5-minute Snow Monkey Recipe? Share it with us on social media using the hashtag #EatNoEvil 
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The Snow Monkey Challenge: Week 3 Updates

Alright monkeys, we just completed week 3 of our Snow Monkey Challenge and we don’t know about you (actually we do because we’ve seen it on the ‘gram), but over at Snow Monkey HQ things are going pretty well. We’re learning new tips and tricks for fueling, motivating and pushing our bodies to their full potential.

We want our Tribe to dominate 2018, and if these past few weeks are any indication, we’re clearly on track!

Check out our updates below and keep sharing your progress with us via social media and email - we love hearing about your success!

 

Ruby

“I’m sore, but I’m totally okay with it! Falling back in love with running has been awesome. I feel stronger, happier and more mindful. Some of my runs haven’t been as long or as fast as I wanted and I definitely kicked up an old knee injury, but hey, you can’t have it all. I’m super proud of myself for maintaining my motivation when my knee started hurting as it would have been an easy excuse for taking a break. But instead of running outdoors, I’ve just switched to using the elliptical for lower impact. I won’t lie, I dread those elliptical runs a little bit, but they’re necessary for my knee to properly recover.

Beyond the challenge itself (and this may sounds a bit selfish, but whatever), it has been so amazing to do something that only I benefit from. So much of my time and energy is spent on other people, it’s good to have something that’s just for me. The reason I wanted to get back into running in the first place was because of the stress relief it used to give me, so to have that relief back and in full force over the last few weeks has been huge.”

 

Mariana

“In all honesty, I feel like this challenge could be going a bit better. I’ve had a few setbacks like my insurance denying my PT and not being able to find turmeric for my wellness drink while traveling for business. But despite the setbacks, I have been able to keep myself motivated in other aspects of my challenge such as doing my hip and shoulder strengthening exercises, diligently drinking my wellness drink when at home in LA, and meditating every day. I’ve also been sure to keep my end goal, getting back into triathlons, top of mind in order to keep pushing myself throughout the challenge.

Over the last few fews, I’ve really learned how hard it can be to form new habits (there may or may not be a Post It note on my front door reminding me of the wellness drink). The difference I’ve felt in my body and the prospect of reaching my end goal has kept me going, though, and I’m excited to continue to get stronger throughout this challenge. I’ve also made the executive decision to extend my challenge until February 15 to make up for lost time during my week of travel because any setback can be overcome as long as you continue to hold yourself accountable.”

 

Liza

“If you don’t stretch, you should look into it because I am definitely a fan. Over the last few weeks I have felt such a difference in my body. Not only from a day-to-day standpoint, but from a recovery standpoint as well. I went skiing over MLK weekend, and if you ski you know how much your quads burn at the end of the day and how hard it is to break through that soreness the next day. But this time, I was much less sore to begin with and then breaking through the soreness each day was a breeze. Beyond the physical benefits of stretching, I have also really enjoyed the mental benefits that come along with it. I’ve found going to yoga and stretching at the end of each day to be incredible stress-relievers.

I can’t say I have been perfect in adhering to my goals for the challenge, though. There is definitely room for improvement during the last few weeks, such as remembering to take time at lunch every day to do a couple stretches and being more diligent with the foam roller. But overall, I’m feeling good about the way the challenge has been going.”

 

Rachel

“If you’re interested in having clean, consistent energy all day long, I highly recommend the Keto diet. I’ll admit it took me a second to truly believe in the diet and grasp its methodology; I had to be convinced that eating a diet containing 70% fat would actually help me burn fat vs. make me fat. However, I was convinced after extensive research and speaking to a few nutritionists to help me meal plan and calculate my ideal macro intake. So far, being Keto has had a significant impact on my energy levels. I feel stronger, more energized and focused on a daily basis. It's like being consistently on coffee without the crash.

Sticking to Keto during the week has been easy; I wake up and have a coffee with MCT oils then head to the gym. I have my first meal around 1pm followed by dinner at 8pm. Both my meals are Keto and I track all my macros in MyFitnessPal. From my daily routine you'll notice that I've combined my Keto diet with intermittent fasting (fasting for 16 hours, eating for 8 hours). The tricky part is sticking to Keto when I travel and when I go out on the weekends (a few vodka sodas will kick my body out of Ketosis). To keep myself accountable going forward I ordered test strips to monitor if my body is in ketosis, how sensitive my body is to 'grey area' foods and evaluate if my body is naturally good at remaining in ketosis. The other part of my challenge that I need to focus on more is sleeping at least seven hours every night; right now I’m getting between five and six. Even though the Keto diet has helped with my energy levels, nothing trumps quality sleep. So all in all, I’m really excited to up my game and kill the last half of this challenge.”

That’s it for now, but as always: stay fit, stay fly fellow monkeys.

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The Snow Monkey Challenge: New Year, New Opportunity to Crush It

2017 was quite the year, wasn’t it? We went to market, expanded into 12 states and 250 stores, grew our team, and built a Tribe of bad***es like yourself. While all of that is pretty impressive, we know we can all do even better in 2018.

So, our team of Snow Monkeys is kicking off the year with an epic fitness journey. We’ve each challenged ourselves by setting a personal fitness goal to work towards throughout the month of January. We’ll be sharing our progress with you on Instagram, email and right here on the blog. We encourage each of you to answer the call of the wild by joining this challenge and sharing your progress by using the hashtag #EatNoEvil and tagging us @eatsnowmonkey on Instagram. The rules are simple, just pick a goal, determine what success will look like and feel the difference it makes to your body, mind and soul.

Curious what each Monkey will be up to? Check out our goals and why we chose them below!

 

Go Keto with Rachel

"I am doing well with strength training and have built solid muscle mass, so now I want to focus on leaning out. The Keto diet allows your body to enter ketosis, which means you are burning fat as an energy source instead of glucose. It also helps with increased mental focus and physical endurance, and decreased symptoms associated with gastrointestinal disease. I’m pumped to see how this diet improves my wellbeing from mind to muscle.”

 My ke(y)to success:

  1. Starting the Ketogenic diet, following the keto diet roadmap, and tracking my progress in MyFitness Pal
  2. Sleeping a minimum of 7 hours per day and tracking this in a sleep log
  3. Maintaining my current training routine of 3x HIIT and 3x cardio per week

 Be Mindful with Mariana

“I am challenging myself with recovery. I have been in an out of physical therapy for many years, the last of which was for a dislocated shoulder. I never seem to complete my recovery and cut it short by a month or two, which in turn lands me in physical therapy again. This time I’m adding more discipline and patience to my routine to see it through and complete my recovery journey with a healthier, stronger body.”

 My road to complete recovery:

  1. Doing my hip and shoulder strengthening 6 days per week with 1 rest day where I will do yoga instead
  2. Drinking a recovery drink everyday of turmeric, ginger, lemon and a different superfood every week
  3. Meditating every day for a minimum of 10 minutes”

 Run with Ruby

“Running was a huge part of my childhood. Not only was it something that helped me cope with stress, but also something I truly enjoyed. I have not been so committed to it in my adult life, but it is so important to have some kind of outlet where I can relieve the increased levels of stress I experience in this stage of life. So, I’m super excited to get back into running and once again reap both the physical and mental benefits.”

I’m running into 2018 like:

  1. Making it a goal to run a total of 50 miles by the end of the challenge
  2. Running 5 miles every Monday
  3. Running 3 miles every Wednesday and Friday
  4. Finishing off the month with a long run

 Stretch Yourself with Liza

“I have a love-hate relationship with stretching. I know it’s fundamental to my overall wellness and necessary for avoiding injury, but for a variety of reasons, such as my busy schedule, I tend to neglect it. When I do stretch, though, problem areas like my lower back feel incredibly relieved and are free from pain. So, I am challenging myself to make this fitness essential part of my everyday life and can’t wait to feel the difference throughout my entire body.”

How I’m stretching my limits:

  1. Practicing yoga 2x per week and attending Stretch Lab 1x week
  2. Doing 30-minute at-home stretch routines 2x per week
  3. Using a foam roller for 10 minutes 6x per week
  4. Taking 5 minutes at lunch every day to do light stretches

 

Ready. Set. Go bananas, fellow monkeys.

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Snow Monkey disrupts Ice Cream Industry in first summer

Fueling America's frenzy to find the most flavorful alternative to traditional ice cream, Snow Monkey, the Superfood Ice Treat loaded with luscious taste and packed with protein, announces its expanded distribution to Wegmans, Central Market and Nugget Market. Now retailing in a whopping 130 stores domestically, Snow Monkey continues to revolutionize the frozen dessert aisle, one pint at a time.

Already available at retail locations and select Whole Foods Market stores in the Southern Pacific region (CA, AZ, NV), Snow Monkey continues to spread the indulgence. With the rollout of the 16-ounce pints at nearly 60 Wegmans stores along the East Coast, Snow Monkey is now available in Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Maryland. Central Market locations in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio have also begun featuring Snow Monkey in its freezer sections. Additionally, pints can be purchased at all 16 Nugget Market locations in Northern California. At present, distribution totals include 11 states and 130 stores.

Snow Monkey knows that leading a healthy lifestyle isn't just a New Year's Resolution. Now more than ever, modern consumers crave quick, nutritious snacks to satisfy those hunger pangs. In fact, Nielsen Product Insider reveals that the sale of non-dairy ice cream jumped an impressive 49% over the previous year, with shoppers naming protein content as a leading factor in their selection.

And chock-full of an unprecedented 20 grams of protein, Snow Monkey delivers. With recipes crafted from superfoods, using only seven natural, plant-based ingredients, this frozen treat fuels the everyday adventure while keeping the sweet tooth under control. Loaded with fiber and antioxidants, one pint boasts more fiber than four bowls of oatmeal, more protein than three eggs and more iron than a 16-ounce tenderloin steak. Committed to salubrious and sustainable living, Snow Monkey is Vegan, Paleo, Non-GMO, and is free of all eight major allergens including gluten, soy, dairy and nuts.

With an entire pint of Snow Monkey coming in at just under 400 calories, dig in and treat your taste buds to this refreshing and creamy snack. Current flavors include Cacao and Goji Berry with plans to expand the line shortly.

Launched in January 2017, Snow Monkey is the brainchild—and the brain food—of two millennials who took a clever recipe they created in college and brought it to life. Collegiate athletes, Rachel Geicke and Mariana Ferreira sought a frozen snack, abundant in nutritious goodness, that would supercharge their fitness endeavors. But when they came up empty, they decided to reinvent ice cream for themselves. Snow Monkey was born out of love and necessity in their Boston University dorm room.

"We're on a mission to change the way America eats," said Rachel Geicke. "We believe that nutritious and delicious go hand in hand, so we created a product that proves this idea." Co-founder, Mariana Ferreira, agrees. "People are demanding delicious, clean food more than ever," she said. "Whether you are eating it for breakfast, fuel or indulgence, Snow Monkey affords all the fun of treating yourself without the guilt."

Geicke and Ferreira invite you to grab a pint and join their tribe.

ABOUT SNOW MONKEY 
Driven by the mantra, "If Mother Nature didn't make it, we didn't use it," the doyennes at Snow Monkey deliver a smooth frozen delicacy for discerning tastes. Founded by two women who met as undergraduates at Boston University, Snow Monkey has reinvented ice cream as a nutritious and indulgent treat. With sustainably-sourced, all-natural, plant-based ingredients, Snow Monkey is proud to be Vegan, Paleo, Non-GMO and free from all major allergens. The Snow Monkey team is on a mission to change the way people eat by reimagining staple favorites as delicious fuel for a healthy life.

To learn more visit snow-monkey.com, follow them on Instagram, or like their Facebook page. 

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