It all started when Viv lived in Australia. As a mum of 3 children she found herself struggling to feed her kids their daily fruit and vegetables as the kids were fussy eaters.
Viv has a long background as an entrepreneur in the food and service industry. One day out of frustration in 2012 Viv whipped up a tasty range of smoothies in her kitchen as her oldest son didn't like the texture of fresh fruit. This was a hit and he loved it. Overwhelmed by how much her children loved the creation, Viv was inspired to share the innovation with others. That is how we started our journey blending smoothies way before the smoothie revolution hit!
Speak to our founder Viv:
I want to contribute to a more holistic way of living. Holistic wellness means thinking about your health from a broader perspective. The National Institutes of Health identify seven dimensions of wellness: emotional,
mental, spiritual, environmental, occupational, social and physical.
I have a strong wish to create a future for our children with better health and well-being.
I am a mother of three children. We had a lot of fun together creating me as a cartoon character to be my own "brand" Vivalicious.
The motto you are what you eat is so true. When we eat for optimal health and well-being, we tend to feel so much better and this in turn makes us more loving, kind and compassionate people.
A small step closer to creating more peace, a better environment, health and well-being in the world. We want nature, animals and humans to be in harmony with each other.
(the mum on the packaging)
and the founder of Vivalicious.
We believe holistic nutrition is all about eating healthy food as close to its natural state as possible for optimum health and well- being. That is why we developed the Vivalicious concept for busy people on-the-go!
Plant based Omega-3
We are proud that we are leading the way of adding algae oil, a source of Omega-3 suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Humans just like fish can't produce its own Omega-3. The fish gets its Omega-3 from the algae it eats in the ocean. We cut out the fish and went straight to source i.e. the algae and therefore our Omega-3 can be consumed by vegetarians and vegans.
Natural fruit sugar
Our smoothies contain organic fruit purees with natural sugar. We have not added any other sugar.
Packed with Vitamin C
Our smoothies contain Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid.
Sustainability and our future
Many people think primarily of climate and environment when they hear the word sustainability. We at Vivalicious think the concept includes three aspects that we as a business needs to take into account in all decisions we make and in the development, we pursue:
Our social responsibility
The human dimension. Vivalicious takes it seriously how we as a business affect everyone around us. It is, among othr things, about how our employees feel, but also about how everyone in a fair, honest, equal and equal way should be able to share in the earth's resources. Respecting human rights. Also how do we act with kindness, compassion and love to one another and create a workplace where people can blossom and not compete with each other.
Our economic responsibility
The household dimension - not to consume capital without deducting the return. It is about acting long-term and not focusing on maximizing income in the short term. How can Vivalicious make a difference as a business to counteract poverty and how do we stay within the ecological framework.
Our climate & environmental responsibility
This is the basis of everything and can be said to be our life insurance. It is about working in such a way so that we have a functioning ecosystem that provides us with clean air, clean water, filtration of UV rays, insects that pollinate plants and so on.