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Ever since I jumped on the green wagon, I’ve never looked back. My wake up call came when I was flagged as a prediabetic with a high chance of developing cardiac issues. Sounds like old folks problems right? Well, not really, at the time I was just but a baby boomer at the height of her career.
So how did my health get so grim at only 25? For starters, I was the poster child for all savory, sweet and greasy foods. I ate so much doughnuts and fried chicken, the bakery and fast food down the street almost crowned me their official ambassador.
However, when my doctor pointed out that the processed sugar and animal fat would lead to an early grave, I knew whole foods were the way to go. She suggested smoothies and my life has never been the same.
A smoothie a day could save your life
Even though I was ready to eat veggies and fruits I was not gonna bargain on taste. I know its antiquated but what can I say, my palate is classy like that. I needed to find smoothie recipes that would have my taste buds singing without creating a caloric monster.
Trust me this is no mean feat. Apparently most of the decent recipes use artificial sweeteners which kind of defeat the premise of going green. After a few keystrokes on the interwebs I came across a smoothie delivery company dubbed Green Blender. It claimed to have all the bells and whistles I was looking for, so I took a chance on it. Here’s my honest green blender review.
What is Green Blender?
Having lived in New York most of my adult life, I wasn’t new to the takeout scene. Hell, I lived on it. There are times I went a whole fortnight without stepping foot in my kitchen. Green Blender kind of fits the same bill with a slight twist. Rather than delivering already made foods, they deliver ingredients needed to make the smoothie.
It's a box-based subscription that offers five to eleven smoothie recipes accompanied with superfoods sourced from trusted farms. At a small premium, this company offered me variety. I love that I do not have to be creative every time I need a change.
What to expect from Green Blender?
Signing up was a piece of cake. The website was quite easy to navigate and within five minutes or so I had successfully made my order. I opted for one month subscription seeing as one week wasn’t long enough to gauge its service.
Shortly after I received my box. It was packed with all the ingredients and instructions needed to make my 5 smoothies for the week. I later learned that all weeks had a theme and I had no liberty to choose which smoothies I wanted. I had to work with what was availed to me.
It just so happened my week was a leafy kind, and boy was I excited. This is odd but leafy greens are my absolute favorite smoothie ingredient. I really enjoy the rich texture they impart on smoothies.
My best smoothie recipe was the Kale Mango Glow. It was infused with mango, flaxseed, curly kale and acai. Its inviting murky green colour coupled with the crunchy texture made it all the more delicious.
Other notable ingredients I used that week included:
- Collard greens
- Swiss chard
Green Blender Health Perks and Results
I noticed that almost all the ingredients were pure fruits and veggies loaded wіth vіtamіns, minerals and nutrіents. Not once did I come across a recipe with processed sugars. Instead they provided honey and maple syrup.
On the digestive front these smoothies worked like a charm. My stomach barely rumbled that whole week. In the past I’ve had trouble dіgestіng veggies but the fine consistency of green blender smoothіes went a long way to curb this noisy issue (pun intended).
The green blender smoothіes were so tasty. I realized that the ratіo of fruіts to vegetables іn most of the smoothіes was sіx to four. The fruity flavor was quite dіscernable whіch made the smoothіes all the more delicious. Trust me there is nothing more refreshing than a green blender smoothie on a hot summer day.
Іf you are tryіng to lose weіght, green blender smoothіes are the perfect answer to trіmmіng the pounds. Fruіts and vegetables are complex carbohydrates. They dіffer from sіmple carbohydrates whіch are found іn products lіke whіte sugar because they take longer for your body to break down. Sіmple carbohydrates are processed quіckly by the body and resultіng іn unused glucose whіch gets stored as fat. I kid you not, a few months after joining the green wagon, I moved down two sizes.
- It is purely vegan
- I loved that they offered concentrated protein sources like cashew nuts instead of supplements
- The giant straws were very convenient especially when i’m on the go
- Ingredients were not grouped according to the smoothie recipe which made it quite frustrating to source the ingredients for a particular recipe.
- No clear instruction were provided on which smoothies were to be made first with regards to shell life of the produce. I ended up with soggy veggies which had a rather bland taste.
- It really bummed me that I cannot choose which recipes I’d like to make. This meant I ended up paying for recipes with ingredients I was allergic to.
I love that green blender has found a way to elevate bland-tasting ingredients to a delicious meal that can be enjoyed by kids and adults alike. Even though there are a few kinks green blender needs to iron out, the overall service is quite promising.
Unfortunately, Green Blender doesn't offer any free trial, but you can use Green Blender's coupon GBSAVE10 at check out to enjoy $10 off for first time customers.