By QSR Magazine – Vitality Bowls in San Jose has partnered with professional American football safety, Jaquiski Tartt, to give back to the East Side Union High School District in a tasty way.

The initiative will kick off on Friday, August 21 with a brand-new smoothie hitting the Vitality Bowls menu at the San Jose Almaden and Cottle Road locations. The limited-time “Smart Tartt” Smoothie was developed by Tartt himself, made with fresh juiced apple, mango juice, fresh juiced carrot, açaí, banana, pineapple and spinach.

“We are incredibly excited to partner with Jaquiski to create a menu item that will give back to the local community, and that customers will really love,” says Brian Hom, who owns the two Vitality Bowls locations in San Jose with his wife Kathy.

East Side Union High School District will receive 10 percent of all Smart Tartt smoothie proceeds. The district serves more than 22,000 students throughout San Jose, including a large population of underprivileged students that come from low income families.

To help students overcome the systemic barriers and challenges that prevent them from thriving in a global society, East Side Union High School District is using the donated proceeds to provide students with necessary school supplies. This will include offering students access to mobile hotspots and technology devices during a remote learning model in the fall, as well as providing them with clothing and transportation vouchers.

“The partnership with Vitality Bowls came naturally, as I was already finding myself stopping in for a smoothie about five times a week,” says Tartt. “The Smart Tartt is a healthy and fresh form of energy for me, and it’s definitely my go-to before and after I train. I think everyone will enjoy the smoothie we developed and it’s a great way to help local families with a portion of the proceeds.”

In addition, Vitality Bowls and Tartt will be hosting a social media contest for a chance to win an autographed Tartt jersey. To enter, participants must share a picture of their Smart Tartt smoothie on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #VBSmartTartt.

The Smart Tartt smoothie is available at San Jose Almaden and San Jose Cottle Road Vitality Bowls locations for a limited time only.

Originating in Northern California, Vitality Bowls has solidified itself as America’s superfood café – combining a dynamic café vibe with a unique collection of menu items containing high nutritional values and extraordinary tastes. The brand specializes in açaí bowls – a thick blend of the Amazon’s antioxidant-rich açaí berry, topped with a variety of superfoods. All items are made to order and prepared in a kitchen designed to avoid cross contact for customers with food allergies. All of the brand’s bowls and smoothies are free of ingredient fillers such as ice, frozen yogurt or artificial preservatives, giving the purest taste possible.

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