I first heard about this company from Erica. Check out her review here. I liked the idea and immediately signed up. However, once I realized exactly how much it was going to cost me, I cancelled my order. Fast forward a few weeks later and I found a great deal on Groupon so I signed up again.
So what is Green Blender and how does it work? Green Blender is a smoothie delivery service (kind of like Blue Apron and Hello Fresh). “Each week, you’ll get 5 new smoothie recipes and all the pre-portioned ingredients you’ll need to make 10 smoothies. Our recipes are hand crafted to ensure they’re packed with flavor and nutrients. We only use the best produce and superfoods, and focus on working with organic and local farms, to create a uniquely balanced menu.” Source: https://greenblender.com/
Each weekly box includes:
- FREE delivery
- 5 original recipes per box
- 10 servings (12oz) per box
- Pre-portioned ingredients
I received my box last week with all of the ingredients to make the following smoothies:
- Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
- Blackberry Apple Pie <———Delicious!
- Rose Beet <——– My favorite one.
- Kumquat Tart
- Honey Grape Cordial
Each shipment includes a sheet with information about each smoothie and the ingredients needed for each one.
All of the ingredients are measured and stored in plastic bags. I did have to cut some of the fruit and vegetables. No big deal. Note: To peel and cut the beet was messy.
There was also a booster bag filled with items such as hemp seeds, cacao nibs, pea protein, and rose hips.
I put everything in a large glass bowl and stored it in the fridge.
What is it with cats and boxes?
Most of the smoothies I made using my NutriBullet. However, I also made a couple with my Blendec.
So what’s the verdict?
- Each smoothie was very easy to make, fresh and delicious.
- I like that all of the ingredients were selected, pre-packaged, and sent in one box. Definitely convenient for those that do not want to go to the store to buy the ingredients.
- It was interesting and fun trying out new flavors and ingredients such as hip rose, white mulberries, kumquats, and moringa.
- I don’t like my drinks to be too cold so I did not add the ice as instructed in the instructions sheet.
- I also like that there was different smoothie for each day. Mine tend to be pretty boring with just the basics such as spinach and /or frozen fruit, almond milk, and protein powder. I use Vega One Nutritional Shake and Vega Sport Performance Protein.
Green Blender has weekly, monthly, and quarterly plans with a cost of $49 per week which comes out to $4.90 per smoothie. You have the option to pause or cancel anytime.
I ended up canceling my subscription. While I enjoyed the convenience and deliciousness of the smoothies, I couldn’t justify spending that much money per week.
I also ordered from the company and received the same exact package! So far I’ve only tried the Rose Beet but it was so yummy!
Let me know what you think of the others. Didn’t the Rose Beet taste kind of spicy?
Thanks for your thoughts! I love smoothies, but I don’t make them very often because I don’t like dealing with the hassle of preparation and clean-up. A service like this would be really convenient! I agree it is on the pricey side, though.
Hopefully you can find a Groupon deal to try it out like I did.
I loved the smoothies. But like you, I couldn’t justify the cost.
I know right? I do wish it was cheaper.
I love the idea of all the different flavors, but I’m like you when it comes to justifying the cost. Nearly $5 a pop? Ouch!
I know but now that I think about it, I do spend $3 (sometimes) on an iced coffee from Starbucks.