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September 2016 Update: Green Vitamin has permanently closed.
Have you heard of Green Vitamin? If not, then you are seriously missing out. The up and coming health food company is fast becoming Hong Kong’s premier innovator of super living foods. What started out as a one man wheatgrass selling company has now transformed into a wide selection of products.
Green Vitamin pioneered local, organic wheatgrass making it available to shops, restaurant and avid health fanatics across Hong Kong. On top of the fresh boxes, they offer wheatgrass starter kits so you can grown it yourself as well as the uber-convenient frozen wheatgrass shots so you always have a green superfood in your freezer.
Green Vitamin were also the first to jump on the kale bandwagon. They are the only distributor of local, organic curly kale and Tuscan kale with a consistent supply. You can order the kale fresh or you can stock up on frozen kale shots. Same goes for local, organic beetroot- order it fresh or frozen.
What makes Green Queen the happiest though, is that thanks to them meeting at our Made in HK: Local Artisans Pop Up Market, is now in an ongoing collaborative relationship with our favourite health food Chef Shima Shimizu of Sesame Kitchen. Together, they have developed an array of awesome products- most of which are available commercially for the first time in Hong Kong!
The perfect potato chip antidote, raw dehydrated kale chips are nothing short of addictive for savoury taste lovers. Totally raw, locally grown, organic and in two delicious flavours: herbtastic Provençal Green and spicy Hot Green.
Did you know? Raw living food preparation such as dehydration preserves crucial nutrients and enzymes so they are a) far more nutritious than cooked food and b) way easier to digest.
Forget cookies filled with nasties! Spoil your sweet tooth with these balls of coconut goodness- they are made with virgin coconut oil and coconut palm sugar. Three scrumptious flavours available: Choco Bitter, Lemon and Cinnamon. All 100% soy free, dairy free, sugar free, nut free, wheat free, GMO free. Almost too good to be true!
Did you know? Coconut palm sugar is low-glyceamic- it slows glucose absorption so it is great for diabetics. Unlike other sweeteners, it is also packed full of nutrients like iron and zinc.
Chef Shima & Green Vitamin have created not one but two bottled kefirs to ensure your gut health. Kefir is an effervescent fermented probiotic drink made with kefir grains. Whilst most traditional kefir is made from dairy, Green Vitamin offers one made with coconut water and a water-based one flavoured with lemongrass and ginger.
Did you know? Kefir originated in the north Caucasus in Central Asia close to 5000 years ago. Kefir grains are a symbiotic culture of yeasts and bacteria.
This is a godsend for all of us who cannot digest dairy but love yoghurt’s creamy texture and prefer not to take a probiotic pill. Just like dairy yoghurt, coconut yoghurt is made using naturally fermented young coconuts and probiotics.
Did you know? Scientists are finding that poor gut health is strongly linked to obesity. Daily probiotic consumption is the only way to restore your gut’s intestinal flora and to ensure you keep a healthy digestive system.
Flax Seed Crackers
Just like their kale chips, these dehydrated crackers are completely raw and organic and packed with other superfoods like Himalayan pink crystal salt and sunflower seeds. They have a Mediterranean flavor profile and are perfect with any dips and spreads.
Did you know? Flaxseeds are up to six times richer than fish oil in Omega-3 fatty acids, which are vital for helping the body to reduce inflammation and keep the cardiovascular system healthy.
Green Queen Loves: The coconut domes, kefir and yoghurt are all packaged in glass containers, Green Vitamin has a recycling program and rewards you for returning them!
So what are you waiting for? Shop online now! They offer free delivery for all orders over As well as through their e-boutique, Green Vitamin products can also be found at various Just Green outlets and other health food shops, check their site for details.
Green Foodie Scoop!
We have just learned and are super excited to announce that Green Vitamin & Chef Shima will be debuting some brand new products at our Made in HK: Local Artisans Pop Up Market including Kale Kraut, Lemon Green Tea Kombucha, Green Tea Chocolates and Wasabi Green Tea Almond Bites. Oh my!! Do not miss out on these amazing treats! See you on December 8th!
A version of this article was previously published on Localiiz Hong Kong, click here for original piece.
Images courtesy of Green Vitamin.