Posted by on in Food Subscription Boxes, Greenblender Reviews, Meal Delivery Services, Subscription Box Reviews | Tags: green blender | 5 comments

Greenblender Smoothie Subscription Review + Coupon – March 2018

This post may contain referral/affiliate links. If you buy something, MSA may earn a commission. Read the full disclosure.

greenblender march 2018 review

Greenblender is a meal kit subscription for smoothie lovers! Just like other popular meal kit subscription boxes, Greenblender supplies you with pre-portioned ingredients and easy-to-follow recipes. But unlike other meal kits, this box is totally dedicated to yummy, nutritious smoothies!

greenblender march order unboxing

Each week, Greenblender offers 8 recipes including recipes for green smoothies, smoothies for energy, immunity, and more. Choose the 5 that looks tastiest to you, or let Greenblender do the picking. You can see the menu several weeks into the future, so you can plan out your whole month at once, or take it week to week. It’s also a snap to skip weeks if you’re going out of town or have other plans. Each recipe yields 2 12 oz servings (priced at $4.90 each), meaning you’ll end up with 10 glasses of goodness each week.

greenblender packaged products

The ingredients arrive in an insulated package complete with ice packs along the bottom.

This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

all items in the greenblender march 2018 order

About Greenblender Smoothie Subscription Box

The Subscription Box: Greenblender

The Cost: $4.90 per serving or $49.00 per week. (Each box includes 5 smoothie recipes, each of which yields 2 12 oz. servings.)

COUPON: Save 20% on your first box with code SUBSCRIPTION

The Products: All of the pre-portioned non-GMO ingredients and recipes you need to make 10 servings of nutritious smoothies featuring organic superfoods and nuts.

Good to Know: While Greenblender’s facility isn’t certified gluten-free, their recipes aim to be! Also, vegan customers—Greenblender includes at least 5 dairy-free smoothie recipes each week, so you can enjoy their service, as well!

Ships to: The majority of the US for free. Some states and regions in the upper midwestern states aren’t served by Greenblender yet. When you sign up, you’ll input your zip code to make sure you’re within their service area.

Greenblender Smoothie Subscription March 2018 Review

bananas wrapped in foam

two bananas

Most ingredients are bundled together by the recipe but fragile ingredients like bananas arrive in their own foam sleeves. I’ll note which recipes they go as we go along.

coffee discount card

back of martha marley spoon coupon

wine coupon

back of wine coupon

The box comes with a bunch of paperwork, including a few promotional coupons and a booklet of tips and other information.

smoothie recipe sheet

back of smoothie recipes

Here’s the recipe sheet for the order. You actually receive the recipe for all 8 smoothies that Greenblender offered that week, rather than just the 5 that you received.

colorful smoothie straws

They include wide-mouth straws for each recipe, too!

green pear smoothie ingredients wrapped up

green pear smoothie ingredients laid out

aloe juice

aloe juice ingredients

aloe water nutrition facts

aloe smoothie

Aloe Pear Action (with baby spinach, pear, banana, pea protein, aloe vera juice, and ice)

I’ve never tried aloe juice before! The bottle of juice that came with this smoothie is sweetened with honey, which gave the final product an amazing honey-sweet taste. You’d think it’d taste pretty green, given the color, but that honey note, along with the mild sweetness of the pear, gave this smoothie a dessert-y quality worthy of an Orange Julius. I liked the texture a lot, too—it was just thick enough to feel smoothie-ish rather than juice-y, and the aloe really did give it a vaguely smooth, soothing finish. Yum! The one thing I’ll note is that you only use about half of the bottle of aloe juice. I’d save mine to use in other smoothies (or just recreating this one). So far, it’s the only “waste” I’ve encountered in this pre-portioned subscription.

bag of smoothie ingredients for vitamin c smoothie

orange and kiwi smoothie ingredients

orange smoothie

Orange Kiwi Cream (with carrot, orange, kiwi, cashews, water, and ice)

I was excited about the tropical flavors in this smoothie, and I was satisfied by the juicy brightness they gave the flavor. I will say that the texture was not so hot. It makes sense that adding an entire orange to a smoothie would make for a very pulpy treat, but I think the fibrous carrot and bits of cashew made this one a bit more chunky than I’d prefer. I blended it for a few extra seconds to try to mitigate that, but I don’t think it helped much. If you focus on the flavor, though, you’ll be golden. It’s one of those smoothies that just tastes healthy to drink thanks to those bright, nutritious fruits and veggies!

butternut squash smoothie packaged ingredients

butternut squash smoothie ingredients laid out

savory smoothie

Butternut Ginger Snap (with butternut squash, pear, ginger, almonds, lucuma powder, water, and ice)

I make a lot of smoothies with frozen butternut squash chunks. I love how they blend in with berries, greens, and powders. In this smoothie, though, they take center stage, and I’m not sure I dig the outcome. It’s a very mild smoothie, and definitely not one that I’d describe as refreshing. I do really like the punch I got from the ginger, but I wish there was just a hint more sweetness to cut through the mealier fiber of the squash and the grit of the almonds. Maybe I’ll try this one again but with a red delicious apple or orange juice instead of a pear. (I think the pear is just a bit too mild.) If you like a milder smoothie or are a fan of more savory smoothies, I still recommend it. The heat from the ginger is really delicious—I want to try that ingredient in other recipes!

orange carrot and pineapple smoothie

orange carrot and pineapple ingredients laid out

orange smoothie

Pineapple Goji Berry (with carrot, pineapple, orange, goji berries, hemp seed, water, and ice)

This smoothie was also a little pulpy after adding a whole orange, but I loved the tropical, fresh flavor that the pineapple added. I don’t think I could taste the goji berries after blending them up into this smoothie. Still, I’m happy to have those nutrient-dense berries in the mix! The hemp seeds were also more function than form—they’re great for protein, but they did add a bit more texture to the smoothie. I feel like these smoothies that have a less than smooth texture might benefit from a dash of milk (of whatever kind) to make ’em a little more creamy going down. I might try that if I make them again!

wrapped up smoothie ingredients for apple smoothie

smoothie ingredients for oats smoothie

oats smoothie

Banana Oatmeal (with collard greens, banana, apple, oats, cinnamon, water, and ice)

If you get a chance, I totally recommend trying this smoothie! It’s packed with healthy collard greens, but the flavor is like a succulent apple crumble. It’s sweet and cinnamon-y, and the oats add heartiness and flavor without weighing things down. I feel like it’d be a real crowdpleaser—maybe even a yummy way to get kids to eat their greens!

The Verdict: I wanted to try Greenblender so that I could expand my smoothie repertoire. I appreciate how it’s allowed me to try a lot of different smoothies without a lot of leftover, wasted ingredients. This order had two smoothies I really loved and would totally make again. As for the others, I might hang on to the recipes and try them again with my own little tweaks in the future. The flavors were pretty yummy—it was more the texture that turned me off of a few of the recipes.

The cost per serving ends up being $4.90. Buying smoothies at shops around town usually costs me somewhere between $4.00 and $7.00 (though I had a big guy that cost about $9.00 recently—eep!). $4.90 doesn’t sound too high to me, for that reason, but I do think I could recreate these recipes at the local grocery store for less. You’re definitely paying for convenience here.

I have noticed that the ingredients/recipes to be most suitable for a Vitamix or larger blender. I noted during the sign-up process that I usually use a Nutribullet, but I don’t know if that had any bearing over what I got. (Thanks Liz for lending me your Vitamix!)

To Wrap Up:

Can you get this box if you sign up today? You can definitely sign up, but Greenblender changes its menu week to week, so you may not get this exact assortment of smoothies to pick from. But you might get something just as delicious!

Coupon – Save 20% on your first box with code SUBSCRIPTION

Value Breakdown: This box costs $49.00 per weekly box, which includes 5 smoothie recipes that make 2 servings each. That breaks down to $4.90 for each 12 oz. smoothie.

What do you think of Greenblender?

Written by Anna Reilly

Anna Reilly

Anna loves collecting little treasures, be they pop-culture finds, handmade mementos, or new potions to put in her makeup bag. Beauty boxes got her interested in the subscription world, but now she’s swooning for all things kawaii!

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

5 Comments

  1. Try soaking your nuts before you make them in the smoothie. It will soften them and they will blend better.

  2. Hi. Thank you for the great review. One thing I have tried is to add nutmeg, cinnamon, or allspice when making smoothies with butternut squash or sweet potato. It gives it a more “dessert” taste and also those three spices are great for you!

  3. I buy Aloe juice all the time at the grocery store. Its so addicting and refreshing, I drink it by itself

  4. Anna, I’ve always been scared of aloe juice but you may have convinced me to give it a whirl. Did you peel the pear for that smoothie?

    • Hi Jordan! I did not peel the pears in any of ’em – just washed them and chopped them up before tossing them in the blender, per the instructions. I’m sure you could peel if you’re worried about consistency. I was very curious about the aloe juice at first, too, but happily surprised by how I liked it!

      Definitely note that they gave me aloe juice with honey, rather than plain aloe juice. I think that’s what gave that smoothie its sweet-treat-ness. To me, the aloe was more about giving the drink a cool, smooth texture rather than a distinct taste, but you’ll have to let me know what you think! I still might not drink it alone. But in a smoothie, it was pretty neat!

      Thanks so much for reading, Jordan <3

Post a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Comments may not appear immediately. More info here.

Please do not enter your email address in the Name field or in the comment content!