What It’s Like to Try Greenblender’s Smoothie Delivery Service
I'm a huge fan of smoothies. They're a great on-the-go meal and if you make them right they will keep you full until lunchtime. However, I'm not a fan of how time consuming it can be to make them. Recently, several companies sprouted up to address that problem with ready-to-blend smoothie kits. I decided to try one of those companies, Greenblender, to see what it's all about.
I got my box of smoothie ingredients in the mail and was excited to learn what was on the menu for the week. Everything sounded so delicious: Creamy Pineapple Mint, Vitamin C Blast, Sunflower Maca, Kiwi Rose Petal, and Blueberry Coconut.
The first smoothie I tried was the Creamy Pineapple Mint which contained kale, pineapple, apple, fresh mint, chia seeds, and coconut cream. It tasted like I was on vacation and was very light and refreshing.
The second smoothie I tried was the Kiwi Rose Petal which contained swiss chard, pears, kiwis, and rose buds. I had a little mishap on this day because my trusty Magic Bullet blender decided it was time to retire, so I had to switch to a different blender. This replacement blender was a cheap purchase, so it didn't blend my smoothie to a smooth enough consistency.
Even though the flavors were great in this smoothie, it was a little hard to get through because of the chunky consistency. Luckily, I was able to borrow a better blender from a friend, so the rest of the week went off without a hitch.
The third smoothie I tried, Sunflower Maca, was my favorite of the bunch. It tasted like a banana chocolate milk shake, so it was a nice little treat to start my day. Fun fact: maca contains essential amino acids, calcium, magnesium, and iron.
If you want to make it for yourself, here are the ingredients:
- 2 bananas, peeled
- 1 1/2 tbsp cacao powder
- 2 tsp maca powder
- 1 tbsp sunflower seed butter
- 2 tbsp coconut cream
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup ice
The next smoothie was the Blueberry Coconut Basil which contains patty pan squash, blueberries, plums, flaxseed, fresh basil, and coconut cream. I was a little skeptical about having patty pan squash in my smoothie – it sounds fun, but would it taste good? Well, the folks at Greenblender seem to know what they're doing because this smoothie was delicious.
The last smoothie was the Vitamin C Blast which contained kale, oranges, cashews, camu camu powder, and goji berries. I really hate peeling oranges, so I saved this smoothie for last to avoid doing that as long as possible. But when it was blended, this smoothie was really delicious. The citrus was refreshing and the cashews added some healthy fat to help me feel full longer.
I really loved the ease of of having all the ingredients sent to me and in the right proportions. Because I'm usually cooking for one, it's really hard to use up all my groceries before they go bad. This way, I only have the ingredients that go in the smoothie and nothing goes to waste. Also, saving time on a trip to my always-packed local Trader Joe's is always a plus.
My only real critique was that I still had to wash and prep the ingredients. While it didn't cut as much getting ready time out of my morning as I would've liked, I could've done all the prep work right when I got the box of ingredients to make it easier for the rest of the week.
Overall, I loved my experience with Greenblender. It was nice to get out of my rut of making the same smoothie every day and try new flavor combinations. If you want to get a little head start on your morning, I definitely recommend trying their smoothie delivery service.
Want more? Watch the video below to learn how to make a Kelly LeVeque of Be Well By Kelly's signature green smoothie!