Greenblender Review

If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you already know that I’m a big fan of subscription food boxes – like Blue Apron or Marley Spoon so when I got to try out Greenblender, I was super excited.

So what is it?

It’s a weekly smoothie-ingredient box that’s delivered to your door.  Each box has the exact amount of fruits and veggies for all the smoothie recipes.  The box comes with 5 recipes enough for 10 smoothies (or 5 smoothies if you want the whole thing to yourself like me :D).

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They deliver in the Northeast (including Washington, DC). but if you’re in NYC, they deliver by courier. I cannot tell you how amazing that is! I got a text the night before with different delivery time ranges. I picked the last one (9pm to 11pm) because I’m generally not home until at least after 9pm.  Right around 9:15pm, I got a call and got my delivery right at my door.


Easy to put together?

It’s all very simple to put together – some things need to be cut up (like the big things like radishes) while others can just be thrown into the blender.  I did have to run my blender for a bit longer since it’s old (7 or 8 years old!).

box of goodies – plus pretty stras

When I got my box, I immediately threw everything into the fridge. It wasn’t until I read the directions when I made my first smoothie that I realized I had stored some of the ingredients in the fridge when they were supposed to be left out.

I also didn’t realize until my 3rd smoothie that there was an order on how to blend your ingredients (hint: liquids and greens go first).  Clearly, I should read directions more often!

Recipe list (hello paper) and some info on Brooklyn Grange & Gotham Greens
The awesome thing about Greenblender is that they also work with local farms like Brooklyn Grange and Gotham Greens. Plus the recipe/tip sheet includes fun facts about the veggies and fruit you’re about to consume. (I.e. did you know that currants are native to northern Europe & Asia and have a very high dose of antioxidants? and that it helps relieve PMS?)
perfectly packaged ingredients

Tasty?

Absolutely! Each had enough sweetness to satisfy my sweet tooth without being too sweet and was still refreshing. I had 5 different smoothies to try out. All five smoothies had a good blend of fruits, veggies, plus a superfood like hemp seed, pomegranate powder, spirulina, quinoa flakes, and flaxseed.

preparing the hibiscus peach smoothie

What I loved about Greenblender is that it puts together a lot of things I wouldn’t think would be delicious – like a yellow squash/yellow beet/ orange/lemon/basil/hemp seed smoothie called Gotham Greens (in Yellow).


Or the Tomato Mango Cilantro smoothie with you guessed it…tomatoes, mangoes, cilantro plus cucumbers, lime juice, cilantro and quinoa flakes.

Cantaloupe Apple Ginger Smoothie

I was pleasantly surprised with all awesome flavors the smoothies provided. Also it used so many ingredients I would normally not use. I’m pretty sure this is the first time I’ve ever used squash or beet in cooking/smoothie making.

Tomato Mango Cilantro Smoothie

Gotham Greens (in Yellow) Smoothie

If you’re looking for an amazing smoothie delivery service, definitely check out Greenblender.  Use my code JUNGLE for 20% off or use THIS LINK to sign up!

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary week of Greenblender. All opinions are my own.


2 thoughts on “Greenblender Review

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