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Bright Greens Smoothie Subscription Review + 60% Off Coupon – May 2018

Bright Greens Box

Bright Greens is a “weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly frozen smoothie subscription service that delivers green smoothies that can be made without a blender. Just add water to the frozen smoothie cubes, shake and enjoy! Our smoothies are 100% natural and made from whole fruits and vegetables – no added sugars, preservatives, or artificial ingredients.”

open Bright Greens box

There are three plans: 7 smoothies per week for $48.93 a shipment ($6.99 a smoothie), 14 smoothies per week for $83.86 a shipment ($5.99 a smoothie), or 24 smoothies per week for $119.76 a shipment ($4.99 a smoothie).

This is a review of the 7 smoothies per week plan.

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

contents of weekly Bright Greens box

About Bright Greens Subscription Box

The Subscription Box: Bright Greens

The Cost: $6.99 per smoothie/$48.93 per week for 7 smoothies + free shipping. Save with higher quantity subscriptions.

COUPON: Use code MSA60 to save 60% on your first order! .

The Products: Single serving bags of flash frozen smoothie cubes in four different flavors. Just add hot water and shake to enjoy.

Ships to: “Most street addresses within the continental United States. We do not ship to Alaska, Hawaii, P.O. Boxes, APO, FPO, or DPO boxes.”

Bright Greens May 2018 Review

I love how I feel when I’m drinking a smoothie as well as after. I pat myself on the back and say “Good job, Marns. You’re so healthy and you’re getting so many delicious fruits and veggies into your body right now!”. What I don’t love is having frozen fruits on hand that I have to mix with a perfect amount of liquid, plus some fresh produce that is about to go bad, all while terrifying my cats with the loud blender. I always end up making twice the amount just to get the right consistency so I can drink it through a straw instead of with a spoon. Needless to say, I was excited to hear about this easy smoothie sub that only needed me to add water to feel like I was being my best self.

Let’s dive in.

packaging inside Bright Greens box

Once you open the box- you’ll see plastic wrapped fiber packing material, much like a meal kit has. There’s then some paper to make sure things don’t move around too much.

dry ice

Bright Greens uses dry ice to ensure that the smoothie packets stay nice and cold.

frozen smoothie pouches

Beneath that, you’ll find your smoothie shake-ups.

packing list

There’s a packing list that shows everything in the box.

reverse side of packing list

With concerns about the dry ice on the back.

Chill Out, We Got You card

The only other literature is this info card.

instructions to make smoothie

The three simple steps are to add water, shake, and enjoy.

Bright Greens Mintergreen packages

Mintergreen Smoothie Shake-Up x2 – 80 calories

Since there are only four flavors available at this time, you’ll have more than one of some of them to hit the weekly seven that are delivered. The one I was most excited about is the Mintergreen because I love mint! It has apples, oranges, spinach blended with the mint as well as orange juice. The packaging is bright and colorful and you just have to tear the top off to get to the frozen cubes.

back of Bright Greens Mintergreen packages

The back of each package goes over how the fruits and veggies were flash frozen at their peak freshness which allows you to skip the prep work that normally comes with making a smoothie. You’ll also find the steps to make, as well as the nutrition facts.

Mintergreen smoothies cubes in mason jar

Here’s what the smoothie cubes look like when you pour them out of the package and into a jar.

smoothie in jar after being shaken

As directed, I added 1/2 cup of hot water to the jar and started a-shakin’! When I went to pour it out, I saw there were still some frozen chunks, so I added a bit more hot water and shook it up again. Although I added hot water, the cubes are cold enough that even when they melt it’s still quite frosty.

Mintergreen Smoothie

All said and done, I got roughly 12 ounces of smoothie. The package says that you can add more or less water depending on the consistency you like. This wasn’t very thick since I wanted the cubes to melt quickly, but there were definitive fruit chunks that tasted fresh. While this wasn’t as minty as I would have liked, it was tasty. I think the citrus kind of mellowed it out and I could have done with much more. I wish this yielded a bit more but had I added more water, it would have thinned out.

Bright Greens Pineapolis packages back of Bright Greens Pineapolis packages

Pineapolis Smoothie

Pineapolis Smoothie Shake-Up x2 – 100 calories

This next one has pineapple as the star along with banana, kale, and spinach blended with orange juice. I got an obvious tropical vibe from this one due to the prominent pineapple, but it was also earthy at the same time (probably the kale). The website says that this is their most popular flavor and while it was good, it didn’t excite me as much as some of the others.

Bright Greens Peaches and Green packages back of Bright Greens Peaches and Green packages

Peaches and Green Smoothie

Peaches & Greens Smoothie Shake-Up x2 – 70 calories

The Peaches & Greens flavor has the least amount of calories and features peaches, grapes, spinach, and kale which are blended with coconut water, lemon juice, and ginger. I have to say that this is probably my favorite one of the bunch. It has a real earthy taste with the zest of the ginger that really comes through. Getting spinach and kale both in this smoothie makes me feel super healthy as well!

Bright Greens Bright Blueberry package back of Bright Greens Bright Blueberry package

Bright Blueberry Smoothie

Bright Blueberry Smoothie Shake-Up – 100 calories

The Bright Blueberry variety is quite fibrous in texture and includes kale, spinach, and blueberries blended with whole dates and lemon juice. As you can see, it’s a deep purple color due to all of those blueberries, but it didn’t taste as sweet as I expected.

The Verdict: I have bad luck making smoothies well and usually end up spending way more time than expected to try to get ratios right when I’m adding ingredients willy-nilly to my blender. Bright Greens’ frozen cubes of fresh fruit and veggies eliminate any of the guesswork and are ridiculously easy to make. I personally think the price is a little high considering that my local food co-op will make me a 12-ounce smoothie in front of my eyes for about $5.50+, but not everyone has access to something like that or the time to stop in and grab one. I think this is a great option for anyone who doesn’t want to mess with a blender or food prep but wants to toss some cubes in a jar with water on their way out the door to get some essential nutrients.

To Wrap Up:

Can you get this box if you sign up today? Yes! Since you get to choose the combination of flavors, you can try all of these whenever you want.

Coupon – Save 60% on your first box with code MSA60

Value Breakdown: This costs $48.93 per weekly box, which includes 7 single-serving 12 oz. smoothies that are $6.99 each.

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Written by Marne Orenich

Marne Orenich

Marne is a lipstick connoisseur, record collector, and twice over cat mom. She loves discovering new clean beauty brands and has quite the collection of beautifully packaged serums and moisturizers.

Posted in Bright Greens Reviews, Food & Drink Subscription Boxes, Meal Kit Subscriptions, Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: Bright Greens Smoothie Shake Ups | 5 comments

Comments (5)

  1. I make my own smoothie every morning with kale and/ or spinach, raw almonds, fresh fruit, bananas, turmeric and coconut water. I do this for less than $2. I don’t see the convenience of this if you have to “melt ” the cubes. The whole process takes a minute or 2 including using my magic bullet. I get a big smoothie that fills me up all day.

  2. The concept is cool but I’m very particular about my smoothies…and my money. LOL. The smoothies I make at home are about $2.30 per serving using “fancy” ingredients. I never found smoothie-making to be a hassle. I would love a sub that sends unusual smoothie recipes though with unexpected ingredients.

    • Yeah, I think the way you could get something like this to work is send recipes but don’t bother with the common ingredients that pretty much all people can obtain locally at low cost (almond milk, bananas, kale, whatever). But if there is something unusual (hazelnut milk, dragonfruit, acai berries, etc.), you could send that one thing.

      I never bothered to add up the cost of my smoothie ingredients. But $6.99 for 70 calories is 10 cents per calorie. If you eat only 1500 calories per day, paying that same rate for all of them would cost you $150 per day. My husband and I spend liberally on food, according to USDA charts, and we top out at under $300 per week, generally speaking, including restaurants.

  3. I object to the idea of paying $6.99 for something with only 70 or 80 calories in it. Also, I don’t think these would be very filling because they seem to consist entirely of produce and to have very little protein or fat in them.

  4. I find this an intriguing away to make smoothies. While smoothie subs don’t do it for me, this one is a little more interesting to me than the others.

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