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!

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