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Green on Green: Green Queen Reviews Green Vitamin

By Localiiz 25 November 2013
November 25th 2013

Looking for a health boost to kick you past that nasty winter bug everyone seems to be coming down with? In her latest guest blog, Hong Kong’s favourite one-woman eco-warrior Green Queen tells us why organic superfood gurus Green Vitamin have all you need to keep out the cooties over Christmas.

Have you heard of Green Vitamin? If not, you’re seriously missing out. The relatively new 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 supplier of a wide selection of awesome organic products. Green Vitamin began by sourcing local organic wheatgrass and making it available to shops, restaurants and avid health fanatics across Hong Kong. As well as the boxes of freshly harvested wheat grass, they offer wheatgrass starter kits so you can grow your own at home, and uber-convenient frozen wheatgrass shots so you can always have a green superfood in your freezer. Green Vitamin were also the first to jump on the kale bandwagon, and are the only Hong Kong distributor of local organic curly kale and Tuscan kale with a consistent supply. You can order the kale fresh or stock up on frozen shots. The same goes for local organic beetroot. What makes Green Queen the happiest though, is that after meeting at our Made in HK: Local Artisans Pop Up Market, Green Vitamin 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. These tasty and healthy treats include: Kale Chips – the perfect potato chip antidote, raw dehydrated kale chips are nothing short of addictive for savoury snack lovers. Totally raw, locally grown and organic, these guilt-free delights come 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.

Coconut Domes – 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 are available: Choco, Bitter Lemon and Cinnamon. All are 100% soy free, dairy free, sugar free, nut free, wheat free and GMO free. Almost too good to be true!

Did you know? Coconut palm sugar is low-glycemic - it slows glucose absorption so it’s great for diabetes suffers. Unlike other sweeteners, coconut palm sugar is also packed full of nutrients like iron and zinc.

Kefir – Chef Shima and Green Vitamin have created not one, but two, bottled kefir sodas to ensure the health of your gut. Kefir is an effervescent fermented probiotic drink made from kefir grains. While most traditional kefir is made from dairy, Green Vitamin offer one made from coconut water and another water-based option flavoured with lemongrass and ginger. Perfect for those with lactose intolerance.

Did you know? Kefir originated in the north Caucasus in Central Asia close to 5,000 years ago. Kefir grains are a symbiotic culture of yeasts and bacteria.

Coconut Yoghurt – 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. 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 Green Vitamin’s kale chips, these dehydrated crackers are completely raw and organic. They are also packed with other superfoods like Himalayan pink crystal salt and sunflower seeds. They have a Mediterranean flavor and are perfect with 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.

So what are you waiting for? Shop online now! Green Vitamin offers free delivery for all orders over HK$600. Products can also be found at various Just Green outlets and other health food shops - check their website for details.

Green Queen Loves: That the coconut domes, kefir and yoghurt are all packaged in glass containers; Green Vitamin has a recycling programme that rewards you for returning them!

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