Bumbleroot Baobab Drink Mixes

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Drink mixes featuring the African superfruit Baobab and coconut water
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Sara Andrews
Food
Denver, Colorado
United States
5 Team Members

Bumbleroot Baobab Drink Mixes

Baobab Drink Mixes

At Bumbleroot, we’ve been building a product we hope you love. It’s a powdered drink mix featuring a new star - the African Superfruit Baobab.  

Baobab is a true superstar amongst superfruits.  It has ten times more antioxidants than goji berries or acai!  It's a great source of dietary fiber.  It's a prebiotic - what's that you ask?  It's the probiotics cooler cousin.  This 'biotic helps grow good bacteria in your gut so that you can better absorb nutrients.  And what else? Well, calcium, vitamin C, magnesium, and potassium to start!

We spent months (actually two years!) formulating this drink and we think it's pretty amazing. Baobab is just one of its star ingredients, its supporting actors include coconut water, and depending on the flavor - pineapple, vanilla bean, lemongrass, and blueberry.

The drinks are packed in individual pouches and the pocket-sized packaging means it’s also easy to keep on hand — or in a pocket, purse, backpack, briefcase, diaper bag, sports bag, sports bra, passport cover… You get the idea.  This also means you are not contributing to the two million plastic bottles thrown out every five minutes in the United States.

And to top it off, we’ve made sure all our ingredients are certified organic - and gluten and dairy free. 

Bumbleroot Drink

Our Story

She loves her baobab!

Baobab powder

In 2010, co-founder Sara Andrews left the corporate world to volunteer with the NGO TechnoServe in Zimbabwe.  While there, she came across the baobab fruit which grew in some of the country’s poorest, and most drought-prone areas.  Determined to get this superfruit into the hands of consumers in the US and to provide much-needed income to the Baobab harvesters, she worked with chefs to develop Bumbleroot Baobab Drink Mixes.

At Bumbleroot, we've been working to create a company that represents the things we care about: top-notch nutrition, sustainable agriculture, fair prices for farmers, and, of course, scrumptious snacks.

Each day we ask ourselves: Is there a better way to do the things we do? Is there a more nutritious ingredient? Is there packaging available that’s even better for the environment? Are our suppliers being paid fairly?

We’ve been chewing over these questions, and in so doing we’ve realized that there’s a lot of improvements to be made in the way food products are made and food companies are run. We’re not perfect, but we’re working hard to get close. Our goal is to create a company that we can be proud of so that you can, too.

And to further refresh your conscience, Bumbleroot will reinvest a portion of its revenues into food, water, and education projects in its supplying communities so that these amazing people can continue to provide us with excellent products.

Learn more about our story at www.bumblerootfoods.com

Sara and Baobab harvesters in Zimbabwe

Bao-what? The Tree of Life

The baobab tree is known as the "tree of life", and for good reason - it provides shade, and its fruits and leaves are jam-packed with nutrients.

Baobab Tree

 Baobab fruit

Baobab fruit

How we'll spend your hard-earned dough

To launch these drinks in the world, we need to scale production and market them.  $30,000 will help us purchase ingredients, produce the drinks, package the drinks and provide samples to stores.

 

Help us reach our goal and be one of the first to receive Bumbleroot's tasty beverages, customized tote bags, water bottles, framed prints, or even a weekend in Colorado!

Bumbleroot Canvas Tote

Get ready to hear "Where did you find that bag?!"  That's what you'll hear sporting your Bumbleroot reusable tote.

Bamboo Bumbleroot Water Bottle - Prize

Get a Bumbleroot branded bamboo water bottle...perfect for everyday use, sports, or any outdoor adventure. 

Framed Baobab Print

Get an 11X14 limited edition print of a baobab tree in a gorgeous, sustainable beetle-kill wood frame.

 The more we raise, the more drinks we can produce, and the more baobab we can purchase from our suppliers!

A note from Bumbleroot Chef/Ironman Matt White:

"I first started using Baobab during training for the Australia Ironman.  

Packed with antioxidants that fight the free radical damage that happens from training, baobab also is a complete plant protein - containing all all nine essential amino acids.  This is important because amino acids are essential to energy production - which is vital to me when I'm logging in insane amounts of miles in the pool, running, and on my bike.

Along with the antioxidants, and amino acids - the vitamins and minerals loaded in Baobab helped keep me healthy when my immune system was depleted.

I knew we needed to get this to more people, so I helped create a drink that added in other great ingredients - like coconut water and sea salt - that added more electrolytes to those already found in the baobab, and delicious fruit powders that add even more vitamins and antioxidants.  

The other thing that was important to me was that we didn't add sugar to these drinks.  Too many sports drinks add sugar to their drinks to add calories, but I want the calories I bring in to be from real food, nutrient-packed food - not sugar.  So we asked around and found what we think is the healthiest combination of sweeteners available:  Monkfruit - a natural sweetener from Asia, and erythritol a fermented sugar alcohol.  Both are organic and don't affect blood sugar - which means no sugar crash when I'm racing.

And best of all - the drinks taste great.  And I'm not just saying that because I'm the chef!"

Bumbleroot Chef/Ironman Matt White

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  • $10USD
    Future Bumblerooter!

    We love your support, and we'll shout it out to the world by thanking you on our website! Coupon clipping isn't your thing you say? No worries, we will send you a fully clipped coupon for 20% off a 15-pack of Bumbleroot Baobab Drink Mix for online purchase.

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  • $25USD
    Bumbleroot Taste Tester

    Hold your very own taste test in the privacy of your own home! We will send you a variety pack with two packets of each flavor (pineapple vanilla, lemongrass, and blueberry). We know you'll want more, so we'll throw in a 20% coupon toward your next purchase of a 15-pack of your choice. Oh, after your tasting don't forget to let us know which flavor you like best! SHIPPING NOTE: Please add $10 to contribution for international orders.

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  • $50USD
    Bao-wowie!

    That's what you'll be saying once you receive your 15-pack of Bumbleroot drink mix. Pick your guest (flavor) you want to bring to the party (pineapple vanilla, lemongrass or blueberry). Feel bad you left the other flavors out? No worries, we'll include a 20% off coupon toward your next purchase of a 15-pack. SHIPPING NOTE: Please add $15 to contribution for international shipping.

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    A Toast To You - For a Month!

    Go on, toast yourself each day for a month with Two (2) 15-packs of Bumbleroot Baobab Drink Mix. You deserve it...you are helping to grow an amazing company! SHIPPING NOTE: Please add $20 to contribution for international shipping.

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  • $100USD
    It's in the Bag

    Hold off on the company logo shrinkwrapped car, we have an easier (and more fashionable way) to show your support. You'll receive a reusable canvas tote bag, designed by our renown graphic designer Michelle Polizzi (look her up, she's a celeb!). We guarantee you'll be thirsty with excitement to use your bag at the next farmer's market, so we'll include one 15-pack of Bumbleroot drink mix. SHIPPING NOTE: Please add $20 for international shipping.

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  • $150USD
    The Ultimate Bumblerooter

    Drinking Bumbleroot isn't just a thing, it's a lifestyle...and we want you to look the part! We'll include a Bumbleroot branded water bottle - a reusable bamboo bottle with our logo etched on the side. And get ready to hear "Where did you find that bag!" when you sport your Bumbleroot reusable canvas tote. We don't want you to get thirsty so we are including a 15-pack of Bumbleroot Baobab Drink Mix! SHIPPING NOTE: Please add $20 to contribution for international shipping.

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    Tree of Life

    Get a limited edition print of a baobab tree in a gorgeous beetle-kill wood frame. Taken by Bumbleroot CEO Sara Andrews, this print can remind you that the baobab tree - and your support - is helping someone across the world. Your purchase also includes a sample pack of six (6) Bumbleroot Baobab Drink Mixes (2 of each flavor). SHIPPING NOTE: Please add $100 to contribution for international shipping.

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    Bumbleroot R&D Corporate Team

    Research and Development you're thinking? More like Relaxation and Deliciousness. Go far beyond enjoying healthy beverages with a rejuvenating customized wellness weekend in the gorgeous Vail Valley, Colorado. Includes a superfood-filled dinner with members of the Bumbleroot team and exclusive taste testings of new products and ingredients. Did we mention you get all the prizes listed above? Does not include airfare. No resume needed to join this corporate team retreat.

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