I wasn’t a smoothie person until last year. I was at a friend’s house, she whipped me up a smoothie with peanut butter, greek yogurt, spinach and a banana, and it was the most delicious thing I ever tasted. I emptied out my wallet, tried a few at Liquiteria and was hooked – it became a special treat whenever I made it to a local spin studio.
While I would read smoothie recipes on Pinterest to make at home, I would never make them – chia seeds here, flaxseed there, I didn’t want to invest in any extra products for fear I would waste money and never make the recipe again.
And then I got asked to try Green Blender, a smoothie delivery service. Each week, the company sends its members original smoothie recipes and pre-portioned ingredients to make smoothies at home. The week I tried it, I got a huge box filled with all the ingredients I needed – from the chia seeds, to a perfectly portioned bottle of almond milk, to cacao powder, to persian cucumbers – to make 5 different recipes. Each recipe had an entirely different taste – from the banana peanut butter cup that was similar to my usual smoothie creation, to almond covered caramel apple to prickly pepper. Included in my kit were 5 recipes, outlining the benefit of each smoothie, so you can learn a little bit about what you are eating along the way. You can get about 2 8oz. servings with each recipe.
While you can use any blender, Green Blender does highlight the Vitamix – or as I like to call it, the Rolls-Royce of blenders. This baby is expensive, but I love it. One day I’ll write a post with an ode to my Vitamix (it makes hot soup!), but what I liked is that I also received a welcome pamphlet from the Green Blender folks explaining how to build the perfect smoothie. I’ve been building my smoothies all wrong in the past – Green Blender advises putting your liquids on the bottom, followed by leafy greens, fruits and veggies, boosters and finally ice. I always had put the ice in first, so I’m glad that I am learning the perfect smoothie tricks.
I liked Green Blender a lot – it was nice that you are able to receive the package when you aren’t home (and I do not have a doorman), so perfect if you don’t have time to go to the grocery store but want fresh ingredients to make smoothies at home. I liked the variety of recipes and the opportunity to try something new, without having to go out and buy ingredients I may never use again. And some recipes, I was a big fan of and would make again (but the prickly pepper, eh not so much).
There are a variety of different plans you can purchase from Green Blender, and if you use the code LAURAZ you’ll get 20% off one of these plans:
- Fresh Start: $49 a box for week to week subscription
- Monthly Challenge: $44 per box, 4 box commitment
- Healthy Habit: $39 a box, 12 box commitment
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