On a mission...
They say that travel has a way of opening your eyes to a world unknown. My first trip to Bali in 2015 did exactly that. My husband, Ryan, invited me to explore all things tropical and surf, but what we discovered there would change our lives forever. Yes, the surf was killer — but the fresh and organic edible art that we woke up to every morning quickly became the highlight of our trip. The smoothie bowls & Buddha bowls blew our minds. How could something be so wholesome and beautiful at the same time?! Beyond the sheer taste factor, we quickly realised the high vibe feeling of pureness and sustainable energy we were experiencing was from more than Bali’s stunning landscape. We were rejuvenated by the food!
Arriving back in Cape Town, I felt what I’m sure most people experience after returning home from paradise... something was missing. I woke up one morning craving one of those visually stunning breakfast bowls — I needed my superfood. But, it was nowhere to be found... No coconut flesh, no dragonfruit. But even more depressing... no smoothie bowls! How could we possibly be depriving ourselves of this goodness? So, I decided to start making smoothie bowls at home with recipes from Bali. It was hardly the same, but I kept at it for the next 2 years. My nutrition clients, yoga students, friends and family slowly began to understand this bowl-based lifestyle and were hooked!
In June 2017, during a family trip to Greece, we arrived at my parent’s home in Athens and there in the kitchen freezer, my mom had neatly packed away a few samples of frozen ‘fruit packs’ from our Greek family friend. He was running an Australian Brand in Athens called Amazonia.
I couldn’t believe it! Pure Brazilian Açaí - there in our freezer! It found its way to us, and we did what anyone who can see the serendipity of this moment would do — we invested immediately and brought it home to South Africa!
I am so grateful for the last three years that were dedicated to pioneering the movement of Acai into South Africa. We started Amazonia South Africa, an import & distribution business of frozen organic superfoods - acai, pitaya & coconut, with very little experience but we trusted that this was the right move, the best products and that our market was ready for them, so we dug deep and accessed our best all round abilities and 'super powers' (which we gained from eating so much acai). We tuned into the flow of life and invited all the business guidance that was available and remained open to all possibilities without any judgements! Boy did we learn new skills!
The growth, both in the business and personally has been the most transformative journey! What we discovered along the way, in amidst the hardship, burnout, red tape, problem after problem, was a whole world of incredibly passionate and inspirational people - partners, team members, customers, suppliers - all of them, connecting with us and inspiring us to offer the best possible service and to keep them and their businesses proud to be affiliated with our brand. These are the people that have truly made all the challenges we faced worth while!
Enter COVID 19: I'm not sure if continuing to import acai from Brazil is on the cards for this year. With this said... welcome to AM Healthy! My background is rooted in Health & Wellness and I specialise in Womens Wellness.
AM Healthy is my personal way of sharing the desire to live in a naturally light state of being. I am proud to bring you great quality, pure and sustainable food options which represents me as an individual, as a partner, as a friend, as a family member, and as a professional. I am so honoured to be part of a local movement that respects traditions while maintaining the high-quality we’ve come to cherish as consumers. The superfood products are certified organic, sustainable, ethically sourced, and invested in local communities.
My shop features a range from some amazing local South African companies and products which share my values, and get you one step closer to that #shinebright feeling. These products are very close to my heart and I absolutely love using them, as I hope you will too!
From the most suitable blenders, plant milks, nut butters, granola, healthy treats, coffee, coconut bowls and yoga gear to the best organic superfoods, my platform has all the major products you need to kick-start your #sustainaBOWL lifestyle, from scratch!
My team and I are here to support you and wish you a happy journey into a thriving state of being!
Radiate your inner light - Shine Bright!