Rush Rush

April 15, 2011

in breakfast, product review, snacks

A little homage to the Paula Abdul song, but that’s also been the theme of my morning!

I’ve been rushing around town, between meetings and errands – it’s a gorgeous day (80′s and sunny) so it’s a pleasure being out and about.

My first appointment was with the lovely Nicole from Rush, who is in town from Colorado (where they originated in 2004) introducing their product to the Los Angeles market next month. She gave me three samples to try (these retail at about $5 each):

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Rush Bowls are very similar to my smoothie soup, except there’s zero work involved. You keep the containers in the freezer (for up to a year), thaw overnight in the fridge, at room temp in an hour, or in the microwave for 50 seconds

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Then sprinkle on the granola topping

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(There’s a gluten-free version, with crispy rice)

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I wasn’t hungry til about 1pm, when I finally got back from rushing about. Ding donged the Yoga Bowl

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Stirred after half a minute

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And another 20 seconds

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Ta da!

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I’ll be perfectly honest – it’s yummy, with a lovely combo of textures, but I’ve definitely concocted better-tasting smoothies.

That said, I’m too lazy to actually make them/clean the blender.

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There’s also something really fun about eating an entire pint of something. Like ice cream for breakfast. They should make some chocolate flavors! But for now, Rush is just beginning their expansion. Angelenos will be able to find them in Whole Foods this May, and folks in Colorado can go to their store in Boulder. And everyone else can order them online!

I was in the mood to chew so I snacked on a TJ’s Sourdough Pretzel

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Just like the box says – they are HARD. I much prefer their Honey Wheat sticks.

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I also finished off this apple (that Abe cut one slice out of)

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Not as rushed now. It feels good to slow down before the weekend starts!

{ 14 comments }

1 Liz @ Tip Top Shape April 15, 2011 at 2:46 pm

That Rush product sounds so unique!

2 Sonia @ Master of Her Romaine April 15, 2011 at 3:19 pm

That looks like such a cool product! I agree- it sounds really fun to eat a whole pint of something :)

3 vanillasugarblog April 15, 2011 at 3:53 pm

i am going to TJ tomorrow for lots of stuff. I was thinking on doing a post (now and then) on all the fun stuff & new finds I find at TJ’s. What do you think? Think it’s a good idea or not? Do people like to read that? I know I do.
Happy weekend!

4 Lynn at The Actors Diet April 15, 2011 at 4:28 pm

yes, i am CERTAIN people (like myself) would love that post.

5 Lauren April 15, 2011 at 4:46 pm

The Rush bowls seem okay, but I think you’re right, smoothies are so much better when you make them yourself.

Haha, Abe really cuts out one slice of an apple. Who does that? LoL

6 Jessie April 15, 2011 at 6:18 pm

I love the idea of enjoying a healthy “pint” :)

7 The Orange Girl April 15, 2011 at 7:32 pm

I’m so envious of your LA weather! That meal in a bowl doesn’t look half bad either :)

8 TheCreamFilling April 15, 2011 at 7:56 pm

Oh wow I just checked out their website and I would love to try these! I am seriously too lazy to blend up my own smoothies haha

9 simplyshaka April 15, 2011 at 9:02 pm

Wow, that is a blast from the past–I used to love the video for Rush Rush!

10 suki @ [Super Duper Fantastic] April 15, 2011 at 9:09 pm

I’m not into granola, but if this saves the time to blend something, it might not be half bad. :P

11 fitandfabinfrance April 16, 2011 at 3:21 am

Great. Now I will have the ‘Rush’ song in my head all day…….
x

12 Maris (In Good Taste) April 16, 2011 at 5:51 am

You totally won me over with that pretzel Yum!

13 LeQuan April 16, 2011 at 6:37 am

that sounds like such a cool product. there definitely something fun about eating things straight from it’s original container isn’t there? i think this product is going to do great! have a super weekend, Lynn!

14 Mike April 16, 2011 at 9:14 am

You sure like all types of foods and snacks, the funny thing out of this , is that its mostly healthy but such a weird combination i find…

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