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While we will always enjoy eating produce bought from the grocery store, there are many benefits to subscribing to Ruvi as your primary source for getting the fruits & veggies you need for optimal everyday consumption.
Medical professionals across the board agree, based on generations of research, that our bodies need at least 10 (1/2 cup) servings of fruits & veggies every day to operate at their very best (today and into the future). In fact, it's widely recommended that half your plate be filled with fruits & veggies at every meal - now that's a lot of fruits & veggies to have to shop and pay for and to eat quickly enough that they don't spoil.
We went to a Kroger grocery store (for cost effective shopping) to see what it would cost us to buy all the fruits & veggies you get in one week's worth of Ruvi (Variety 8 Pack) - that's 26 total different fruits & veggies and 32 individual servings!
While we were able to purchase most of the fruits & veggies we could not find all 26 different fruits and veggies found across our 4 blends. There were many that just weren't in season and some, like Maqui Berry, Moringa, Tart Cherry and Acai, that the store just doesn't ever sell. So, getting the full variety was not possible, and like many of you we didn't have the time or the energy to drive around town looking for what we couldn't get at our neighborhood grocery store.
One other problem that we ran into is that it was often hard to find smaller portions of the fruits & veggies we needed. While we could purchase only part of a bushel of bananas, we could only buy things like raspberries, blueberries, etc. in container sizes that were often bigger than we needed for just one week.
Also, take note that things like butternut squash, etc. are out of season in July, so they cost more this time of year.
In the end we found that it ended up costing us more to shop at the Kroger grocery store. And we didn't even factor in the cost of our time to go to the store and search out the variety we needed.
See how it all added up below, and watch us go shopping on Instagram.
We all have good intentions when we shop for food at the grocery store, but when it comes to fruits & veggies they are tough to keep from going bad at home! Unfortunately, a long shelf life is just not part of the equation when it comes to produce. Produce you buy from the store has often been picked early, traveled long distances for days or weeks, and then sits at the store until you purchase it - so the clock is ticking!
Yes, you can buy frozen, but that's lots of freezer space you are going to need, and some fruits & veggies just don't do well when you freeze them. So, just like we have all experienced too often, we end up finding ourselves throwing away expensive, well-intentioned food.
The annual food waste in America has an approximate value of $161 billion. That is between 30-40 percent of the entire national food supply - more than any other country in the world! The average American family of four throws out $1,600 in food per year. Now that's lots of food, and money you could be saving! Just think of the next house project, vacation, and more you could put that money towards.
Through the technology of freeze drying that is used with Ruvi, we are able to remove the water from the fruits & veggies (water content causes rotting & deterioration) thus creating a more shelf stable product that lasts for years. With Ruvi you can now say goodbye to food waste in your household!
Did you know that 11% of the world’s greenhouse gasses come from rotting food? Yep, that's more greenhouse gas than any country in the world puts out by itself other than the United States or China. When you purchase Ruvi, not only are you saving money by not throwing away uneaten produce, but you can also take pride in knowing that you are participating in a sustainable habit that is helping to make our planet a healthier place for all of us to live and enjoy for many years to come.
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We all are aware that people waste a LOT of food, especially produce. From farms, to grocery stores, to restaurants and pantries, enormous amounts of food are being carelessly thrown away. This waste has major implications on the economy, climate change, and human hunger.
Most people would agree that this is a huge problem that needs to be solved, but how much do we actually know about the causes, and who is out there changing the game?
You may have discovered by now that the easiest way to get in your fruits & veggies every day is with Ruvi, but now we're helping you take your nutrition efficiency to the next level. With this simple addition to your Ruvi smoothie you can now make a more substantial snack or mini-meal in 1 minute of less. This Ruvi-licious hack is a game changer for your busy life on-the-go and a great way to mix up your regular Ruvi routine.