Greenblender Smoothie Subscription Review + Coupon – May 2018
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!
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.
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).
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.)
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 May 2018 Review
Inside the box, there was a coupon for bone broth.
Finally, there’s a sheet of all of the week’s smoothie recipes. You only get 5 of these recipes per box, but I like that I’ll have the other recipes to try on my own in the future.
Note that my finished smoothies are pictured with stainless steel reusable straws. Those actually came in last month’s box, along with a brush for cleaning them. I love that green solution!
Blueberry Punch (Summer squash, banana, blueberries, amla powder, water, ice)
I love a blueberry smoothie, but this one was milder than I usually prefer. The summer squash adds a bunch of refreshing fiber to the smoothie, however, it doesn’t add a ton of flavor. I feel like this needed a little bit of zip, like some strawberry or orange juice. A bit of tartness.
Orange Berry Basil Smoothie (Collard greens, strawberries, orange, basil, rice milk, ice)
I really liked this one! The basil is a flavor I didn’t expect to blend so well with all of the fruity flavors in this smoothie, but it’s a delicious twist. The texture was nice, too—the rice milk made it surprisingly smooth, despite all of the roughage inside. The strawberry and orange added a sweet tartness that felt right for a summery smoothie, too!
Green Cucumber Mint Smoothie (Collard greens, pear, cucumber, mint, lime, chia seeds, water, ice)
This subscription’s cucumber smoothies tend to hit it out of the park, in my experience. This one combines cooling cucumber with refreshing mint and a surprising note of lime for a drink that’s smooth and soothing. I feel like this is exactly the kind of thing that my body craves on hot, humid summer days.
Pineapple Pepper Pop Smoothie (Mini peppers, orange, pineapple, rose hips powder, flaxseed, water, ice)
This smoothie was the most unexpected flavor combo in the box, and I absolutely loved it. Once everything is all blended up, you can definitely taste and smell the peppers. But alongside the pineapple and orange, the flavor is sweet and refreshing rather than hot and spicy. It’s very mild like a sweet, smooth salsa, but at the same time, it’s anything but. I’m totally hanging on to this recipe for impressing friends who come over for breakfast.
Mangosteen Morning (Baby spinach, cantaloupe, kiwis, mangosteen powder, coconut flakes, water, ice)
This last recipe didn’t make such a great impression on me, maybe just because some of the other flavors had been so unique. This one includes a nice combo of subtle tropical and green flavors, but I found the coconut flakes to be a bit too chunky, even after a long bout of blending.
The Verdict: I was pleasantly surprised by this month’s Greenblender box! There were some really unique combinations of savory and sweet fruity flavors that I found rather inspiring—I might have to play with adding things like peppers and basil to my usual DIY smoothie recipes and see what they add to the flavor! One thing that I usually find with this subscription is that I find myself wanting to make little tweaks to the recipes in the future. Adding milk rather than water here, upping the amount of ice there… For that reason, I feel like this is a good subscription for learning new smoothies to add to my regular routine, but maybe not a great way to keep me supplied with smoothies. I just feel like there are too many that I make but don’t love. If the selections were the exact same each week, I could potentially get repeats and tweak them how I like. And of course, I could take the recipe and buy the produce myself in the future. But that takes away the convenience. Long story short, I’ve appreciated this subscription as a way to broaden my palate, but I currently don’t see it as being something I’d want to get every single week.
The cost per serving ends up being $4.90. In my experience, buying smoothies at shops around town usually costs me somewhere between $4.00 and $7.00. $4.90 doesn’t sound too high to me for that reason. Of course, if you don’t love every smoothie, then it might feel a little overvalued.
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 for these reviews!)
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?