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GREEN BLENDER REVIEW SMOOTHIE DELIVERY SERVICE
PLEASE NOTE: Green Blender is currently not taking any new orders. Will keep this post updated as things change.
It might come as a surprise but there are times when I am fresh out of ideas for smoothie recipes.
Despite having created and curated the hundreds of smoothie
recipes for Blender Babes, I still wonder some days what to put in my
So I was jazzed to do a Green Blender Review so I could give this healthy smoothie and
breakfast delivery service, a try.
I guess you can say even head Blender Babe needs a smoothie
fairy every now and then.
Before I actually ordered my first box there were things
about Green Blender that got me super excited.
With Green Blender you’ll get:
- 5 easy-to-follow, original recipes with ingredients to make a tasty smoothie for 5 days
- clear nutritional info and healthy benefits for each recipe
- fresh, seasonal, mostly organic fruits and vegetables sourced from trusted farms
...And it all gets delivered right to your door step!
That means I can take a break from making my own recipes, I don't have to grocery shop and I'll still get my daily dose of healthy, blended goodness without much effort.
I was totally sold!
Also, all of their recipes are pre-tested and approved.
Since I will not post a recipe on Blender Babes that has not crossed my lips first, I like that the Green Blender folks and I are kindred spirits in this way.
Like other internet-based food delivery companies, the first step before creating your Green Blender account is checking availability in your area.
Living in Los Angeles, I rarely encounter a company that won't be able to deliver to me, but I know that's not the case for everyone.
As Green Blender works with several delivery partners they can pretty much ship anywhere.
The only requirement Green Blender has is that you must use a residential or business address for your shipping.
HOW IT WORKS
Navigating the Green Blender website is pretty easy.
Since it's a weekly subscription service, you can see which recipes are on tap.
In fact, they actually show you the upcoming 5 weeks.
Though you can't customize the recipes, you can choose which 5 recipes (out of 8) that you would like to receive.
As flexibility is key for any delivery service, I was happy to see that Green Blender provides a little wiggle room for its subscribers.
In case there's a need, you can skip any of the upcoming deliveries.
This is especially helpful if you are traveling, won't be home or you don't love any of the scheduled recipes or ingredients.
WHAT'S IN THE BOX
Green Blender won me over again with their eco-friendly packaging.
To me, healthy living is more than just eating well.
It's important that I do the best I can to reduce my carbon footprint.
I liked that my box included an interior lining made from recycled, rapidly renewable plant fiber.
You can dispose of the interior lining in the trash and re-recycle the plastic as well as the box.
As you can see from this Green Blender Review we are clearly eco-friendly kindred spirits!
THE GREEN BLENDER RECIPES
Included with the box is a recipe card for the 5 smoothie kits inside your box AND the 3 recipes you didn't select.
I thought getting the Green Blender recipes and instructions for all 8 recipes from that week's menu was a cool feature.
Of course, with numerous subscribers and hundreds of boxes being shipped, sending everyone all 8 recipes is the easiest way to go.
For someone like me, having all 8 recipes is ideal because I can still give them a try at later time.
Yes...more smoothie recipes to add to my inventory!
Super Selection of Superfoods
As many of you know, I am BIG on superfoods.
I totally love that Green Blender's recipes include superfoods that give your smoothie the extra boost it needs to keep your body healthy especially when you're on-the-go.
Some of the superfoods Green Blender has used in its recipes are:
Individually, a lot of these superfoods are hard-to-find and expensive.
So having them delivered to your door in your Green Blender box is fantastic!
Plus, Green Blender provides you with information on the health benefits of the superfoods you'll be including in each of your recipes.
This educational component is another thing I like -- so you're not just putting these things into your smoothies without knowing how they will help your body.
SIDE NOTE: Looks like Green Blender and I are 3-for-3 on the kindred spirits tip!
THE SKINNY ON THE SMOOTHIES
Each smoothie yields two 12oz. servings so you can save some for later or share it.
The only thing is that the recipes are low in calories.
They average about 100-200 calories per each 12 oz.
I typically drink 24 - 32 oz. of green smoothies so Green Blender's was more like a snack for me.
It worked well for me because I love light but nutrient-dense treats throughout the day.
Though I drank most of the smoothies by myself, I did share some of them with my husband Josh.
But due to the low calorie nature of the smoothies (and the baby growing in my belly), about an hour or two later I would have avocado toast or yogurt with fruit and granola.
- To add more sweetness, nutrition AND calories, I recommend you use a milk substitute as your liquid base instead of water.
- Be sure to let your fruits ripen some before using them in your smoothie. A ripe pear is so much yummer than not!
THE BOTTOM LINE
Overall, Green Blender has a lot of great things going for it.
At $49.90 per box, the Green Blender cost is definitely a worthwhile delivery option for busy individuals, couples and/or families.
If you find yourself in a smoothie rut and need to add a little variety of fruits, vegetables and superfoods to your diet, Green Blender is a great choice.
Another category of people that would benefit greatly from using Green Blender are those who don't have access to quality produce.
Food deserts are REAL. Not everyone has a farmers market every day of the week like we do in Los Angeles.
Having Green Blender deliver fresh, seasonal, organic fruits and vegetables to your door makes it easier to live healthier.
Green Blender is an affordable option that offers the ease and convenience that can help you stick with your health goals.
And the smoothies are delicious, too!
I hope you enjoyed my Green Blender Review! Please let me know if you try it or have any questions in the comments.
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