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How often do you get a chance to actually see and experience first-hand where your favorite foods, supplements, and personal care products come from?
Together with a group of our FitFluential Ambassadors, I recently had a chance to do just that. Read Treble In the Kitchen’s recap of her trip here, and find links to our other Ambassador posts throughout this article.
Our gracious hosts were the team from NOW®, and they gave us the royal treatment.
As a group we were introduced to their impressive team, including CEO Jim Emme, National Sales Manager Dan Richard (who is the son of founder Elwood Richard), category managers for Foods, Supplements, Sports Nutrition and Personal Care, R&D Chef Suzy Singh, and Wellness Spokesperson Dr. Wendy Bazilian. They each represented NOW Foods with amazing pride, expertise and enthusiasm. As we toured their facilities and learned all about the process and research behind the products, the word that kept running through my mind was: CONFIDENCE. I feel completely confident after this experience, eating and using NOW products and recommending them to you. I know that they are put through rigorous quality control testing, and I know that they are created by the best in the field.
NOW is a family-owned company that takes the business personally – they use their own in-house labs, and don’t outsource like many of their competitors. They are not just about the bottom line, financially – rather, they are personally invested in their commitment to you, the consumer. They take quality seriously. If great tasting, natural, organic and non-GMO foods and supplements – and pure personal care products – are important to you, look no further. NOW products fit the bill.
I’ll let you hear even more from some of your favorite bloggers, who also made the trip to Bloomingdale, Ill., to tour the facilities, and taste (and feel!) the goodness of NOW.
And before I go on, I wanted to share something super special – a short, behind-the-scenes look at OUR experience at NOW. We want YOU to relive it with us and see for yourself how NOW can be your wellness partner!
One of my favorite parts of the experience was listening to a wellness presentation from Dr. Wendy, who shared great tips and ideas for making NOW products from all of their categories a part of our daily fit and active lifestyles. During this time, we munched on a delicious healthy lunch, and sipped on tasty green smoothies created by Chef Suzy. This smoothie was so good, I just had to share the recipe with you.
You’ll definitely want to pin this one and try it later on. Share it with someone who doesn’t like to eat their greens. It’s a great way to get in a serving of kale and spinach without them even noticing! Pretty sneaky, huh? Check it out:
Best Ever Green Chia Smoothie Recipe from NOW Foods – enter to win a NOW Foods Smoothie Prize Pack below!
Since we’re talking about food – I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention to you some of the goodies that NOW provided to us as a part of our experience. Since I got to taste and enjoy them firsthand, I’d like to recommend just a few of my favorites to you! The PomeGreenate™ Tea, the Honey Roasted Pecans, the BetterStevia® that doesn’t taste bitter, the Avocado Oil and NEW Coconut Infusions. It’s coconut oil infused with non-dairy butter flavor that smells and tastes like butter- but it’s a vegan 1:1 butter substitute. It was a huge hit with all of us. And beyond foods, it was just amazing to learn about their product variety – more than 1,400 products! – and get a chance to take some (or THREE bags worth) home to try.
Thank you, NOW, for hosting us and allowing us to see “How It’s Made” – the insight into your production practices was amazing. Everyone learned so much and you’ve made some friends and fans for life!
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