become an ambassador
Fruitive is excited to collaborate with influential individuals in the community who exemplify Fruitive’s values. #LiveYourHealth and #LiveYourValues are part of their heartbeat and they love encouraging others to do the same!
Eat plant-based (or mostly plant-based)
Love encouraging others to #LiveYourHealth
Have a following in the community
Inspirational local influencer
Are you interested in becoming a Fruitive Ambassador?
We'd love to chat! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEET OUR ambassadors
Fruitive’s first official Ambassador, Zack, is a 21 year old Norfolk-native, plant-based professional surfer, and Fruitive regular. Zack went plant-based a year ago and when he made the change in his diet, he felt a significant increase in energy, increased regulation, and overall better health. He makes most of his food at home and boasts making a killer coconut curry. When he’s not catching a wave, you can probably find Zack hanging out at one of the local Fruitive shops, skateboarding, reading, journaling, or traveling. You can find Zach on Instagram at @zachbeaudoin_.
Favorite Fruitive menu items: Tuscan Kale Wrap, PRObowl + maca powder, Immunity, Hail to the Kale Salad, and Coffee Date.
Favorite Fruit: Pitaya
Favorite Vegetable: Butternut Squash
What are some food / drinks you like making at home? Coconut curry and smoothie bowls.
Brendan is a Marine Scientist with a passion for water sports, the environment, and encouraging others to #LiveYourHealth. He works with organizations like @surfriderfoundationva and @betterbeachproject and has been influential in helping Fruitive go more ocean friendly. On weekends you can find probably find him teaching kite surfing or playing with his puppy @isla_surfdog. You can find Brendan on Instagram at @brendanguthrie.
Favorite Fruitive Menu items: Wellness Warrior and FIT liquid meals, Southwest Wrap and PRO Bowl and any of the juices!
Favorite fruit: Pineapple + bananas with peanut butter on top
Favorite vegetable: Cucumbers
What is a food you like to make at home: Guacomole!
JENNIFER VAN HORN
I was always interested in health, but never quite paid enough attention to my nutrition. I was the “skinny“ girl, very athletic and could eat whatever I wanted...I thought. As an art major at VCU in Richmond, loving my creative lifestyle of sculpture and design, I was finishing up my Bachelor of Fine Arts when it felt like my body completely changed overnight. The stress of my parents sudden divorced was certainly a contributing factor, but the sodas, fast food, and candy did not help either. I gained thirty pounds very quickly and my life as I knew, changed completely. No longer could go to the beach with my friends without covering up in baggy clothes and feeling extremely self-conscious. I quickly became a hermit plagued by depression. My doctor was mystified as to why I had gained the weight so quickly, with a bloated belly and gut-wrenching pain after every meal. It was obvious that I had developed severe digestive issues.
Enough was enough, I thought and I decided to go to a local bookstore and research everything I could get my hands on about naturally healing myself. I read for weeks and weeks, absorbing everything to help myself heal naturally. Long story short is that it worked! I healed myself with healthy food, herbs, exercise and got off all the medications. I truly learned first-hand that food can be our medicine.
And, there it began with a new found passion to help others...I went back to school to get an associate degree as a dietetic technician, then off to ODU for a master’s in health science-community health. I am still an avid reader on health and nutrition, experimenting with herbs, supplements, and detox cleanses. I LOVE talking and learning about nutrition! It is my passion, my love, my life. I know I am able to help others with many different health issues everyday as I meet clients every day. It was a gift to have those health challenges twenty years ago that at the time I labeled a personal nightmare, never knowing it would provide impetus to propel me into the career I so enjoy today. You can find Jennifer on Instagram at @jenvanhornhealth or visit her website, www.jenvanhorn.com.
Favorite Fruitive Menu items: Oh, it’s hard to pick what menu item I like best at Fruitive. I do love the Fit smoothie, but I get it with almond butter instead of peanut butter. I also love the Hale to the Kale salad. I get those at least a few times a week.
Favorite fruit: Banana. That was one of my first foods being born in Hawaii.
Favorite vegetable: Sweet Potato.
What is a food you like to make at home: My favorite hot drink in the colder months would be organic coffee with the medicinal mushroom Chaga added. I also add coconut oil and cinnamon.. it’s delicious!