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This is a review of our 2nd delivery from a weekly, organic food subscription box called Green Blender for $49. It includes five recipes and all the necessary ingredients to make two servings of five different smoothies. Save $20 a month by paying for four boxes (1 month) in advance for $176. Save $120 by paying for twelve boxes (3 months) in advance for $468. Price per smoothie ranges from $3.90 to $4.90 depending on which of the three plans you subscribe to. Out of the five recipes I gave one recipe four out of five stars, three recipes three out of five stars and one recipe one star. Calories ranged from 74-275. I used our Vitamix for some of them and the rest I used our new Blendtec that just arrived. Our Vitamix is acting up again and the warranty doesn't cover it's current issue. I highly recommend the Blendtec over the Vitamix, it's works so much faster and no need to use a tamper!
Green Almond Zest
I gave this recipe three out of five stars. It featured spinach, apple rhubarb, green almonds, almonds and hemp seeds. It mostly tasted like apple. I had never seen green almonds before and they were quite interesting. I had wished I had tasted the rhubarb, but I didn't. This recipe offers energy, immune boosting and it's low in calories. It had 110 calories.
Orange Amla Colada
I gave this recipe three out of five stars. It included collard greens, banana, orange, pineapple, shredded coconut and amia berry. It had a strong banana flavor with a slight taste of the pineapple or orange. It offers immune boosting and beauty benefits and it's low in calories at 147.
We gave this recipe three out of five stars. It included yellow squash, strawberries, cashews, oats, cinnamon, goji berries and rice milk. It tasted mostly like strawberries and it really needed some honey since it wasn't very sweet. It offers energy, beauty and calming properties.
Cilantro Citrus Cantaloupe
I gave this recipe four out of five stars, it was my favorite recipe for the week. I really enjoyed the strong flavor of the pear and cilantro. It had swiss chard, cantaloupe, pear, cilantro, lime and chia seeds. It offers detox, immune boosting and it's low in calories coming in at only 74 calories. Wow, so yummy and yet so low in calories!
Sweet & Sour Beet
I put this recipe off till last since I really dislike beets. As I suspected, I really disliked this smoothie and gave it only one out of five stars though I still drank it all since I don't like to waste food. It had beets, grapes, kumquats, ginger, maqui berry and walnuts. The beets were bitter and it needed sweeter. It offers detox, immune boosting and beauty benefits. Note that beets will make your urine a beet color which can be disturbing if you don't know in advance that will happen. It had 165 calories.
It was another enjoyable week of smoothies except for one. I'm enjoying this service so much that I changed from the Fresh Start Plan (weekly payments) to the Monthly Challenge Plan (pay for four boxes in advance). I'm saving $20 by switching to the Monthly Challenge Plan. The next box includes the following smoothies:
- Rambutan Lavender Lemonade
- Pineapple Charcoal Detox
- Green Garbanzo
- Key Lime Pie
- Creamy Orange Rhubarb
Stay tuned for my next review! I have also reviewed Blue Apron, Green Chef, Hello Fresh, Home Chef, Plated, Sun Basket and Terra's Kitchen. Be sure to check out my reviews before you leave. Stay tuned for my review of Marley Spoon. Now it's time for another GIVEAWAY:
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