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Smoothie In A Box

Recently I was given the chance to try out a product that I can 100% get behind ... a smoothie in a box, to put it simply. The company is Green Blender and they have a really cool concept going.

Green Blender is a smoothie delivery company based in NYC. With a subscription to their service, you are sent all the pre-portioned ingredients and superfoods to make delicious, healthy smoothies at home. Locally sourced, organic produce is a priority for Green Blender, and their boxes are 100 percent vegan.


I received my first box last week, and it was filled with high-quality, extremely fresh produce and add-ins ... enough to make five full smoothies with multiple servings each.





A recipe card was included for the five recommended smoothies. The card contained interesting facts about each smoothie as well as nutritional information. That was key to me these days since I have to watch my carbohydrate intake while dealing with my gestational diabetes. I also spoke to my nurse about these smoothies and we just made a gameplan that I would have them as an afternoon snack rather than for breakfast (a healthier choice for me while I deal with this condition). 



The first smoothie I decided to try was the Pecan Oatmeal Cookie. 




I portioned out a serving for myself as well as for Camille for her post-nap snack.




I obviously need better smoothie cups for her. After a while, she really got the hang of the straw, then I ended up just helping her to pick up the cup and finish it that way.

I still had a little more left over in the blender, so I poured it in a popsicle mold for her to have another day. 


This smoothie was absolutely tasty, and I loved the fact that she was eating spinach in a smoothie! 

Another awesome smoothie we made from this box was the Cranberry Kumquat Tart. 



This was my first time of ever trying a kumquat, and THAT is what I love about Green Blender. Anyone can go to the corner grocery store and pick up bananas and frozen strawberries, but this shipment really caused me to step out of my smoothie ingredient comfort zone. Tofu, swiss chard, beets, ginger, goji berries, pea protein, collard greens, a poblano pepper, purple sweet potato, mesquite spice ... these were ALL items that came to me in my box amidst the "regulars" like a pear, an apple, a mango, cinnamon, and pecans. 

PS, did you know you can eat kumquats whole? No need to peel them ... this citrus fruit lacks the bitter pith that a fruit like an orange has. 


I gave it all a good blend and poured it into two glasses!


Well, not quite glasses. One serving went into a Minnie Mouse sippy cup. 






The Green Blender team is incredibly helpful should you have any questions at all about your box or the smoothie prep. You can reach them through their Facebook page or by emailing them at support@greenblender.com.

Best part yet, they are offering you 20% off your box order with code ALIZ at checkout! Thanks, guys, for allowing my readers to try the boxes at a discounted rate.

I am already eager to see the next batch of recipes and what sort of crazy ingredients I might be able to try soon! Two big thumbs up for a delivery box that gets us all eating a little bit healthier.

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9 comments:

  1. We are huge smoothie drinkers, so this definitely intrigues me with all the ingredients I wouldn't normally buy or use!

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  2. What a neat way to try out some different ingredients and combos! We do lots of smoothies, and I never miss an opportunity to toss in big handfuls of spinach, easiest way ever to get veggies in Lawter! She's been throwing her eggs on the floor all week so this morning, a peanut butter and banana smoothie was breakfast for her! Take and toss straw cups or a tervis with a lid and straw are our smoothie cups for her!

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    1. I second Take and Toss for Smoothies. That is what my kids have for breakfast almost every morning….

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  3. omg!!! my good friends are the founders of green blender. so cool to see they are reaching out to people in the south. glad you enjoyed it! such a great idea for a company!

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  4. Such cute pictures and they sound delicious!

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  5. Very coo, they look delish! But Tofu in a smoothie?! Oh my!

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  6. So sad-Utah is too far from them! Maybe one day they will deliver out west!

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  7. I love this idea. Question though- do you still have to peel/chop everything?

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