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I drink smoothies regularly, usually post-workout. Because I’m lazy, as I’ve mentioned frequently, I rotate between two smoothies which are usually season-dependent. I know I should probably mix things up, but I never want to spend the mental energy thinking of something new. Thankfully I was able to try out this service, which got me super pumped about smoothies again.
What is Green Blender?
If you are familiar with services like Blue Apron that deliver recipes + ingredients for several meals during the week, then you are familiar with Green Blender.
Each week you receive a box that contains pre-packaged ingredients for 5 smoothies (see above). The box comes with a recipe card for each smoothie that includes the ingredients, a legend identifying each smoothie’s health benefits, and a detailed description of each one. The ingredients are kept on ice so that you don’t have to be home to pick it up. As long as you are able to get it at some point in the day, everything is fine.
From Jenna, the creator of Green Blender:
- I started Green Blender because I wanted to help people create healthy habits in their life. I often find that when we decide to make a health change two things happen: 1. We get immediately overwhelmed with choices (i.e., should I go paleo, do I cut out all grain/dairy, what about quinoa, etc.) and 2. We start moving towards extremes (i.e., I have to go raw vegan tomorrow, I can’t have ice cream ever)
- This diet path can get overwhelming, lead to deprivation and may not see long lasting results. Living a healthy lifestyle starts with building healthy habits and not extreme dieting. Green Blender is all about setting our members up for long term success by helping them start their day with a healthy decision.
What I loved even more than the beautiful fruits and vegetables was the envelope of boosters. I thought that there would be a couple things that you could choose to add to your smoothie, but when I opened it there were 12 different packages containing ingredients for each one of the smoothies. IT’S SMOOTHIE TIME.
I only managed to get pictures of four out of the five because I was too excited the first night and it was dark. The great thing about these recipes is that they are also all listed on the Green Blender website, so if you’re not ready to take the leap and are simply looking for inspiration, head here.
If Neil was home, I would split the smoothies in two portions, but if he wasn’t, I would simply drink the whole thing. I feel like either size is adequate, but I’m used to drinking gigantic smoothies so my preference is obviously to have it all. ALL OF IT.
Goji Cranberry Crimson
Cookies n’ Green
Persimmon Pineapple Protein
It took literally minutes to make each smoothie. I would say probably less than five. Since everything is portioned out, I just opened bags, emptied them into the blender, and voila. A couple things I had to cut slightly smaller like the cucumbers and pears, but the time that took was also negligible.
There are three pricing options listed below. The longer you commit to a subscription, the further the price drops. You can also cancel or skip your subscription at any time, which is really convenient.
As of today, Green Blender delivers to the areas shaded in green. They are quickly expanding, however, so if your home isn’t in the delivery zone, check back frequently for updates!
I think it’s amazing. In fact, I think I get more use out of it than my Blue Apron subscription, which I’ve skipped for the past couple of weeks.
I started adding less water to them as the week went on because I’m used to my smoothies being thick from the addition of chia seeds. As you can see in a couple of the pictures, an entire cup of water results in them being slightly more juice-like than I prefer. That’s an easy fix though.
Your blender is also important. I invested in a refurbished Vitamix about four years ago and I haven’t looked back since. You can certainly make these smoothies without one, but you may have to further cut some of the ingredients or blend it for a slightly longer time.
What I love most about Green Blender is that it got my creativity back. I started foraging around the kitchen for things I can add to my smoothies and this week I started adding entire zucchinis to the one I normally make. I learned what flavors go well together and what new ingredients I hadn’t even considered putting in smoothies.
If there is anything I didn’t cover, make sure to check out their FAQ section here.
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- Do you regularly have smoothies?
- Would you use a delivery service like this?
- What’s the hardest thing for you about starting a healthy habit?