I was scrolling social media and noticed a sponsored post for GreenBlender.com. Of course I clicked on it because Facebook thought I would find it appealing. And boy, did they nail that one.
From the jump I was intrigued. Here was a company that wanted to send me “farm fresh ingredients for Superfood Smoothies, on a weekly basis.” I would receive five recipes and all of the pre-portioned ingredients that I would need to make ten smoothies. The company also stated that it works with organic and local farms to create a uniquely balanced menu.
Shut up and take my money! But hold on a minute. $49.00 a week seemed a little expensive. There were price breaks if you would commit to four weeks worth of deliveries. But I can barely commit to what I m eating for lunch. I needed time to think it over.
Luckily, I went to the website and signed up for emails because two days later I received a 20% off of your first box coupon. I, however, online shop like it’s my job. There is a laundry list of companies waiting to take my money. 20% didn’t impress me.
After another couple of days, up popped another Green Blender email. This time they wanted to give me my first smoothie box for 50% off. Everyone knows that 50% off is the sweet spot! I joyfully ordered a box.
My shipment came the following week. Every area has a set delivery day of the week. As they had stated the box contained everything that I needed, minus the ice, water and blender. There were five recipes and enough stuff to make ten, 12 oz smoothies. My husband took a hard pass on being a part of the smoothie lifestyle, so all ten of those puppies would be mine.
Each recipe had all of the ingredients wrapped in individual bundles. Each item was clearly labeled. This was a great help because if you think that I know kale from swiss chard, then you would be wrong.
I also received a very detailed recipe and blending tip card.
Since my plan was to replace two meals with smoothies, I also bought some protein powder. Some of the recipes were high in protein but a couple were not.
I hate peas by the way but this powder is tasteless.
Day 1: Yumbutter Probiotic Protein Paradise collard greens, banana, apple, almond butter, rolled oats and lucuma powder
Threw it all into my Ninja. (because we all can’t have a Vitamix) Yummy green goodness. It was actually very tasty.
Day 2: Creamy Maqui Pear (See? I would have just bought a regular pear!) banana, pear, tomatillos, maqui berry powder, almond butter. Also very yummy.
Day 3: Golden Orange Goji (I didn’t even know Goji was a thing!) sweet potato, pineapple, orange, goji berries, hemp seed
This one tasted good but maybe because of all the pulp, I literally had to stop drinking, in order to chew here and there. Interesting experience.
Day 4: Early Morning Moringa swiss chard, cucumber, apple, lemon juice, ginger and moringa powder.
Okay, I am not going to lie. This one was gross.
But not everything that is good for you, tastes good. And I hate ginger.
Day 5: Plum Lavender Protein red kale, plum, grapes, dried lavender flowers, almond butter and pea protein.
He wouldn’t try it but I thought it was delish!
So after five days, my thoughts? Well, I have a second box being delivered. It works well for me. Green Blender allows me to get all the veggies in without having to think too much. Seems like I veggie overload in the summer then as we get back into school and activities, dinners become more crock pot, keep-it-warm-for-hours based.
My take away, Green Blender is a great service. If you are intimidated in the produce aisle at your local market, then this is a great way to learn and try new things. If you don’t have time to shop, then this also is great for you. The weekly cost is probably a little pricey if you are already a vegetable connoisseur or a master of smoothies.
I do love the convenience of having everything dropped at my door and simple instructions on how to assemble each smoothie. So I guess you are paying for more than just food and recipes.
One day I will be smoothie savvy with a collection of great recipes from Green Blender.