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Where are the raw ingredients in the Veggie Pods coming from?

GreenSky only works with Australian farmers who are organically certified.  Being weather dependant (drought / flood / frost) we are lucky to be supplied consistently by the following farms:

Cumbers - Sun Up, Qld

Apples - McMahon, Qld

Lemons - Goorman Valley / Finley Park, Vic

Kale - Coolibah Herbs, Vic

Spinach - Coolibah Herbs, Vic

Bok Choy - Penfreshorganic, Vic

Fennel - Galea, NSW

Ginger - Beau Vista, Qld or AOF (Australian Organic Farmers), Qld 

Parsley - Coolibah Herbs, Vic

Coriander - Coolibah Herbs, Vic

Mint - Coolibah Herbs, Vic

Turmeric - Bellbird, NSW

Linseed - Lotus Organic Golden, packed in Australia from local ingredients

Is the Best Before Date for fresh or frozen Veggie Pods?

Frozen.  Unopened packages of frozen fruit and frozen vegetables are good for 8 to 10 months beyond their packaged print date if kept in the freezer.   GreenSky prints 8 months for Best Before Date.

How long can I leave a Veggie Pod in the fridge?

Chlorophyll (the green pigment found in leafy greens) can actually keep your Veggie Pod alive longer, up to 48 hours.  Also, the lemon, ginger and mint have preservative properties which will support the freshness.  However, GreenSky only recommends keeping your unopened Veggie Pod in the fridge for up to 24 hours to ensure maximum freshness, nutrition and taste.

Will linseeds (flaxseeds) compromise my hormones

review of available human research, published in the May 2014 issue of "Integrative Cancer Therapies," concluded that flaxseed consumption either had no impact, or caused a decrease in blood levels of oestrogen.  

by Paula Martinac livingstrong.com

Flaxseed is commonly used to improve digestive health or relieve constipation. Flaxseed may also help lower total blood cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein (LDL, or "bad") cholesterol levels, which may help reduce the risk of heart disease. 

by Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D.  mayoclinic.org

What does a Veggie Pod taste like?

"You can taste the goodness".  Julia Laaman

It's a litmus test to your health.

That means if it is really bitter then we have some work to do on your gut health. The good news that after 3 days, you will seriously feel the difference.

If it tastes quite neutral, then you are most probably have a balanced diet.

So it really depends on what spinach, kale , mint, lemon and cucumbers etc usually taste like to you.

I personally found it bitter at first because I was not very healthy when I began my journey, so I had to reclaim my palette so to speak.  Now I find Veggie Pods refreshing and subtly sweet.  Enjoy, Sky x

Why is it blended not juiced?

The medicinal properties in whole foods are enormous.  Blending fruits and vegetables retains fibre and nutrients that juicing excludes.  Between cold-pressed juicing and blending, blending seems to be the healthiest plan of action if you want to drink your plant-based foods.  GreenSky blends everything: the seeds, pulp, pith, skin and stems… even some of the lemon rind.

How do I get the beautiful boxes back to you for recycling?

If your box is in excellent condition, let's not waste it. Leave by the front door before your next delivery, and we will take them off your hands.

Why are the Veggie Pods packaged in plastic?

Food safety and quality is our priority.   Sustainability opportunities are being developed with the possibility to up-cycle the pod cups for clothing manufacturing.

GreenSky has chosen to work with Bonson from New Zealand who provide only sustainable and environmentally friendly range of recyclable and biodegradable products.  Every single one of their products is a testament to how they consider sustainability an integral part of their operation, whilst upholding the highest standards of product quality and food safety.

Can I recycle the pod cups?

Yes, please do, both pod cups and pod box. Recycle in your approved council recycling bin.

Sustainability is very important to GreenSky.

There maybe a local option of up-cycling for clothing manufacturing.  We are in conversations with two commercial recycling companies who are looking at taking your cups and converting them into useful material.

Research is being carried out in manufacturing a freezer grade biodegradable pod membrane.

In the meantime, try using the empty cups as mini-seedling starters for Herb Gardens.

They're also handy as paint cups for school, nurseries and master painters.

NOTE The plastic pod cups are made from Recycle Code 5 using Polypropylene. 

How are the Veggie Pods delivered?

FROZEN.

We previously worked with several third party distributors, but found that they all lacked the love or care with the arrival of our products, so GreenSky decided to keep all deliveries in house. 

Let us know what town you live in so that we can build a list of regions to deliver directly OR stock at your local store.

What if I don't live in Sydney or Brisbane?

We are keen to please. Let us know where you live so that we can build a list of regions to deliver directly OR supply at your local store.

What if I'm not home?

GreenSky is able to deliver to you anywhere in Sydney or Brisbane - even to your work.

If you need to pop out, being a frozen product, we ask customers to leave a cooler bag and some ice blocks or an esky by your door.

If our delivery day does not suit you, we have stockist that you can buy from.

My friend lives in Melbourne, can they get your pods anywhere?

We are building a nice little list of Melbourne friends and so we should have a stockist and / or a delivery operation there soon. Contact us to have a conversation.

Do I have to get the pods delivered weekly or monthly with the subscription

A recurring delivery can be every two, three or four weeks. It's your choice and you can change, skip or cancel.

How much is it to subscribe?

Free. No charge. It is designed for your convenience towards exceptional health. Pause, skip or cancel any time.

How do I pay - can I set up direct debits, use PayPal, pay by credit card?

We accept all major credit cards and PayPal. Direct Debit can be automatically set up.

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    This product is amazing I can have this for breakfast say at 8am and won't need to eat again till lunch say about 12.30 it just keeps me full longer the taste is great I have it with coconut water but can't wait to try new thing with it would recommend to any one who wanting something healthy to drink or for a meal.

    Gypsie-Lee Davidson

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    We are LOVING our pods from GreenSky! We have them with some coconut water and fresh squeezed OJ and it’s delicious. And we feel so great knowing we’ve had our leafy greens every day. I feel so good and it’s like a meal at breakfast. I’ve noticed I feel less sluggish when I’ve had one each day. My husband thinks they’re fabulous and keeps stealing mine so I’ve had to order double! Thanks so much Sky ❤️

    Kate Macintosh

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    I combine my delicious green pods with organic coconut water, organic berries & vegan protein powder. Love the taste and despite eating more than 2 serves of veg a day, it’s probably the green that is a little neglected. Not now! I also make ice blocks for my granddaughter. These are a hit!

    Jenny McCubbin