We love getting out to events to meet and greet potential Ruvi customers. People's general first impression of Ruvi is AWESOME as their eyes light up with the possibilities they see. We also encounter loads of questions about Ruvi so here we are, sharing our top questions and answers. Have more? Be sure to shoot us a DM on any of our social media channels and we'll dive right in to solve all of the mysteries.
Q: This is the best idea! How did you think of it?
A: Jason Budge, co-founder of Ruvi, owns a large freeze drying company and has experimented with freeze drying all sorts of different foods. Because of his love for fruits and vegetables, he and co-founder Amber Benson, started blending up all kinds of freeze dried fruit and vegetables to see what they could come up with. They knew from the beginning that freeze drying could help so many people consume more fruits & veggies! After years of experimenting in the kitchen and the lab the concept of Ruvi was born!
Q: Is there any sugar in Ruvi?
A: There is no added sugar or sweeteners of any kind. Ruvi is sweetened just by the fruits that are in each blend. And because of all the fiber in Ruvi, your body absorbs those natural sugars much more slowly.
Q: How old is Ruvi?
A: We officially launched Ruvi in October of 2020 with a pre-launch in September 2019. So right now we are definitely in that start-up phase!
Q: What does Ruvi do for me?
A: The fruits and vegetables in Ruvi are definitely great for staving off all of those big, scary diseases that plague us when we get older. But people will start to notice benefits after drinking Ruvi for only a couple of weeks. Things like improved digestion, sustained energy, better focus and memory, faster recovery, better sleep, immune system boost, weight loss, stronger skin, stronger hair and nails, improved gut health, and more. Who knew fruits and vegetables do so much for us!?
Q: How many people are on the Ruvi team?
A: We have 5 people running Ruvi! We are a small start-up team with loads of work. But oh, it's fun work!
Q: What are the flavors of Ruvi?
A: Ruvi is flavored by the fruits and veggies that are in each blend. Ruvi Boost is our tropical blend with pineapple, mango, orange and kiwi hitting your taste buds. Ruvi Clean is a sweet greens blend with 60% veggies. Ruvi Focus is for all your berry lovers and tastes like blueberries and acai. And Ruvi Active is our tart blend with tart cherry and raspberries--really refreshing after a workout or when it is hot outside.
Q: Is Ruvi a meal replacement?
A: No. You would need to add protein and fat to make it a meal replacement. Pro tip: Some of us on the Ruvi team, as well as others in the Ruvi community we have talked to, often add more water and a scoop of sweetened protein powder to make it a more filling and complete meal! Think of Ruvi as a better way to get fruits & veggies - on it's own or mixed with something else.
Q: How much does Ruvi make?
A: Ruvi makes a 7-10 ounce smoothie, depending on how much water you add. That comes to half your daily servings of fruits and vegetables.
Q: How much do I drink?
A: One packet makes one 7-10 ounce drink. We recommend you drink one Ruvi a day.
Q: Can I mix Ruvi with something other than water?
A: Yes! People mix it with milk, almond milk, yogurt, or into a super smoothie with ice and other ingredients.
Q. What is the best time of day to drink Ruvi?
A: One of the many awesome things about Ruvi is that you can drink it any time, anywhere! Many people in the Ruvi community, including those on our team, like to get our Ruvi on in the morning so that we make sure to start our day right with the super nutrition of fruits & veggies - have it with breakfast, mix it up and then take it on-the-go for your morning commute, and more!
Q. How do know which one to drink each day?
A: Variety is key to a healthy diet - that is why we include 8-10 different fruits & veggies in each blend! Likewise, were recommend drinking a different blend each day so that you get the wide variety of the 26 different fruits & veggies that are found across all 4 Ruvi blends.
Although, when you are in need of certain health benefits for a period of time (e.g. you need to boost your immune system because you feel a cold coming on, you just want to hyper-focus on getting your gut feeling and running better, etc.) you can most certainly drink the right Ruvi blend for that health benefit you need to address for as long as you need to - that is why we combined certain fruits and veggies together to make health-function focused blends!
Miami and Florida are well known for being the tropical fruit Mecca of the United States. This is the only place in the continental U.S. where you can find produce like jackfruit at the store, and then a drive about an hour south will lead you to longan groves, fields of dragon fruit, and farm stands where you can sample things like sapodilla, black sapote, egg fruit and so much more!
If you've never been to a Showfields store, it only takes a few seconds on their Instagram @showfields to realize that they value experience and community. Many of their brand curations are hands on. You get to interact with the products in a way that's unheard of in a traditional retail store. Showfields has events with the community where brands can interact with customers and help them test out the product.
To celebrate our retail launch in Miami's Showfields store, we created our very own Ruvi Miami Vice! This mocktail smoothie will transport you to a place where there is endless sun, soft sand, and the sound of waves. It's the perfect combination of pineapple, strawberry, and coconut... and it's absolutely delicious!