The Ultimate Smoothie Subscription Review and Comparison

Are you busy?

Me too, sister!

We all know that smoothies can be the perfect way to sneak veggies, fruit, and other healthy ingredients into your breakfast or lunch, but sometimes you just do not have time to hand-make one! Smoothie subscription boxes make for great grab N go options for busy mornings while still not setting nutrition-wise!

Why are smoothies all the rage?

They give you all the benefits of veggies, fruit, and other healthy ingredients without having to spend hours searching for the freshest produce or all the kitchen clean-up. Although the prices of some of the subscriptions may seem daunting, there is almost always a coupon code out there to bring the price down!

Top Smoothie Subscription Options This 2020

Splendid Spoon

Splendid Spoon has the mission to help you feel good about food again. They strive to help provide you with plant-based meals that are ready-to-eat and filled with all whole ingredients. 

Splendid Spoon actually goes beyond just smoothies and also has bowls: soups and grains and reset (light soups to reset your digestive system). They have 15 different smoothie options (Raspberry Cacao Smoothie, Mint Chip Smoothie, and Blueberry Coconut to name a few). They are 100% ready to go and don’t require any liquid or blending! When it comes to their meal plan options, there are three:

1. Breakfast ($13 per meal/ $65 total)

You will receive five customizable smoothies delivered weekly!

2. Breakfast + Lunch + Reset ($9.00 per meal/ $135 total)

This plan includes 5  customizable smoothies, 5  customizable bowls (soups and/or grain bowls), and one full-day reset (light soups like bisque and consommes).  (This is Splendid Spoon’s most popular plan).

3. Breakfast + Lunch ($9.50 per meal/ $95 total)

This includes 5 customizable soups and 5 customizable smoothies delivered weekly.

Can’t eat them all in one week? No problem! The bowls taste the best if they are consumed within 1-2 weeks if refrigerated and 1-3 months if frozen. The smoothies each have a “enjoy by” date printed on them and taste best if used by then! Another great benefit of Splendid Spoon is that they make it easy for you to try out! If you want to just do one week, you can place your order and cancel the following deliveries, or skip your next week!

Splendid Spoon meals are shipped with FedEx and dry ice and recyclable Climacell insulation to make sure your delivery arrives chilled. The plastic of the bottles and lids are BPA-free and all of their packaging is 100% recyclable!

Have any allergies?

Splendid Spoon can still be a great option! They can make substitutions to accommodate allergies. When you first place your order, it asks you to first select from a list of common allergies or avoidances provided. Note that meals on the menus that contain these items (i.e., tree nuts, mushrooms, etc.) will then be flagged. You can then go in and edit your menu and remove these flagged meals. If you do not remove the flagged meals they will substitute for you with an allergen-free meal. If your allergy is not listed, you can refer to the flavor profiles of each meal to view the full list of ingredients and nutritional information. 

All Splendid Spoon meals are completely vegan and gluten-free. To ensure that they are gluten-free, their kitchens follow strict protocol to control allergen cross-contamination, conduct regular in-house product testing, and complete annual compliance audits. All of the meals are soy-free though are processed in a facility that sometimes handles common allergens including but not limited to: dairy, eggs, fish, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, peanuts, and soy.  If you have a nut allergy, there are 5 smoothie options that will still work for you! 

Daily Harvest

Daily Harvest strongly believes that good food can actually fix things. They believe in starting from the source- meeting the farmers personally, harvesting the best crop at the perfect time, and freezing right away at the farm to lock in the freshness and nutrients. When it comes to smoothies, these do require liquid to be added before blending. Any liquid will do!

Whether it be water, your milk of choice, or coconut water, you can add whatever you prefer! On the side of each of the smoothie cups (or product pages), you can find smoothie-specific recommendations. Blending your own smoothie also allows you to customize easier (add your own protein powder, seeds for seed cycling, top it with some granola, cacao nibs, you name it!)

Beyond smoothies, Daily Harvest also offers harvest bowls, flatbreads, soups, oat bowls, chia bowls, ice cream, snacks, and lattes! The various options allow you to mix and match how you please! If you have a busy schedule, this makes having healthy meals for any time of the day possible and easy!

Daily Harvest offers flexible deliveries and a wide variety of options so that you can build a plan that is customized for you. As a new customer, you’ll choose a plan of how many items you want 9 up to 14 (most popular), or 24(best value) and how often you want them delivered (weekly or monthly). Then, you can choose from over 80 unique options for any time of day. Item prices range from $5.99 to $8.99. For the 14 meal plan, you can get 14 smoothies for $7.99 each before any discounts. After your first delivery, you have even more control of your account with the opportunity to add additional items, change box sizes, swap out selections, skip a week, and manage deliveries.

Currently Daily Harvest’s delivery services are available in 95% of the US. Each box is packed with enough dry ice to keep everything frozen. They even modify the dry ice quantities to your season and region so there is no need to worry! As soon as you receive the items, put them in the freezer and they will keep for at least one month!

Daily Harvest food is entirely based on fruits and vegetables making it both plant-based and vegan. 95% of the ingredients in Daily Harvest meals are organic! All of the Daily Harvest recipes are dairy-free and gluten-free. The majority of their recipes are also soy-free but they do have a few that include miso and tamari which are made from fermented soy. Specific recipes that are not soy-free indicate this exception both on the recipe detail page and the side of the cup.

To find exactly what fits your dietary preference, visit daily-harvest.com/app/browse, and filter based on “Dietary Needs” or “Likes and Dislikes.” For example, they offer over 30 items that are nut-free. Please note everything is made in a facility that processes dairy, nuts, soy, and gluten. 

Smoothie Box

Smoothie Box strives to be a convenient and healthy breakfast alternative! Currently, there are four different flavors: Berry, Clementine, Cacao, and Green. These “super smoothies” are packed with 100% real fruits, veggies, and healthy fats. They are frozen and ready-to-blend, all you have to do is add your liquid of choice!

You can even easily add their exclusive grass-fed collagen peptides to your order. Collagen is phenomenal for gut health, joint health, and connective tissue! All of their fruits and vegetables are organic with the exception of their mandarin oranges in the Clementine smoothie but they are working on it!

When building your SmoothieBox, you will have two options. One is the Variety Box where you will get 5 packs of each of their four flavors for a total of 20 smoothies. You can also create a custom box by adjusting which flavors you would like. The smoothies can be selected in packs of five and you will need to have 20 total packs to continue on with your order. Your total will be $99 for 20 smoothies ($4.95 per smoothie) without a promo code or collagen added.

Smoothie Box offers both a subscription and a one-time purchase option at checkout which is great for those of you who would like to give it a try without a commitment or the hassle of canceling a subscription. You can also skip deliveries in your account if you would like! You can set your frequency for 4-6 weeks.

Currently, Smoothie Box is able to deliver to 48 states (not Alaska or Hawaii). Their packaging is 100% recyclable. When the package arrives, be careful with the dry ice, and unpack right away. They recommend using them as soon as possible as taste can diminish with any frozen product over time, though they can be good up to 12 months in your freezer. 

None of the ingredients in Smoothie Box smoothies contain gluten, dairy, egg, or soy. However, their smoothies are made on equipment that also processes wheat, tree nuts, dairy, egg, and soy so their product is not certified gluten, dairy, and soy-free.

Project Juice

Project Juice provides ready-to-sip cold-pressed juices and clean foods to help you feel awesome! By using a cold-pressed method, it is proven to yield 3-5x more nutrients than other methods. Slow pressing also eliminates heat and creates better tasting and nutritional juices. They source most of their produce from local farms that practice organic farming methods.

In order to build your package, you choose from four categories and order a minimum of 6 juices at a time and a maximum of 30. The four categories are greens, citrus, blends, and nut mylks and shakes. There are 18 different flavors to choose from!  When you order 6 juices it will cost $75.00 before any discounts ($12.40 each), You can add up to 10 assorted Wellness Boosts to your order as well for $5 apiece. These Wellness Boosts include:  immune boost, liver flush, tummy tonic, energy elixir, and vitality shot.

Aside from juices, Project Juice also provides fresh food (available in select California areas only), cleanses, and pantry items such as nuts and protein powders.

They offer nationwide shipping so you can get your juices no matter where they are. If you are located outside of California they use FedEx Priority Overnight, Tuesday through Friday. They recommend enjoying your juices within 5 days and Wellness Boosts within 15 days. 

All of Project Juice’s organic, cold-pressed juices and juice cleanses are gluten-free, dairy-free, additive-free, and 100% vegan.  For those with nut allergies, but interested in their juices, they do offer a non-nut mylk alternative! However, please be advised that their juices are manufactured using equipment that also processes nuts. If you have a severe allergy to any of their ingredients, there is a risk for cross-contamination.

Revive Superfoods

Revive Superfoods began with the goal to take the hard work out of leading a healthy, balanced, and nutritious lifestyle. They offer frozen, ready to blend, and right to your doorstep. They have 15 different smoothie options to choose from! They source from local and partner farms to ensure the best quality and taste. While not all of their ingredients are organic, some of them are and are noted next to product descriptions.

Their smoothies are ready to blend. All you have to do is add the liquid of your choice and enjoy! Benefit to blending yourself is that you can add all the goodies to the top that you would like! Next to each of the smoothies, they also list the various health benefits. You are also able to filter by ingredient. Aside from smoothies, they have 5 oat options, 6 super meals, and an acai bowl that you can order.

You can choose a weekly or monthly subscription. Within your package, you can select 9 ($5.75 per cup), 12($5.49 per cup), or 24 cups($4.99 per cup) for the weekly plan or 12/24 cups if you choose to go with the monthly plan. The fun part is that you get to build your own box! You also get to pick the day you want your order to be delivered. Once you have subscribed, you have access to a calendar where you are able to skip or change your next delivery date as long as it is before your billing date is scheduled. Each order you can also switch up what you would like to try!

Revive Superfoods are packaged with dry ice and enough to last several hours after delivery. As soon as possible, they advise you to place your cups in the freezer. All of Revive Superfood cups are paleo/vegan friendly and gluten/dairy-free. If you’re unsure whether their products can accommodate your lifestyle or have medical concerns, they recommend contacting your health care provider.

Kencko

Kencko strives to provide no-fuss smoothies to make adding fruits and veggies to your breakfast routine effortless. They are 100% organic and have no added sugars,  sweeteners, colors, flavor enhancers, preservatives, or fillers. Each smoothie contains roughly 80 calories and gives you the same nutritional benefits as two cups of fresh produce. You mix the powder into water or your milk of choice for a quick and healthy boost anywhere, anytime, and shake well for about a minute!  You can make your smoothie ahead of time, but make sure to refrigerate so it doesn’t ferment in your bottle! There are 12 flavors that are crafted with the finest organic fruits, vegetables, and spices from all around the world. 

To make the powders, Kencko starts by sourcing the best-tasting and nutritious organic fruits and vegetables. After being harvested, they are super-chilled fast to keep all of the good stuff intact. The fruits and veggies are then slow-dried with gentle heat that dries out the water content and makes them into shelf-stable powder. Finally, they mix the flavors in small batches adding pinches of spice here and there! 

When you head to the shop, you can pick a plan of either 7 ($5.29 per smoothie), 20 ($2.95 per smoothie), or 60 smoothies ($2.49 per smoothie) every 2 or 4 weeks (that can be canceled at any time). You can also claim a free shaker bottle! Your order will typically ship within 3 business days and arrive within 5-8 business days.  Refill shipments are determined by your original order date and your desired refill frequency.  You can always skip an order anytime! When delivered, the plastic packs are made from a plant-based compostable film. They are able to biodegrade in a suitable facility within 90 days. 

Kencko is vegan-friendly and gluten and allergen-free. They are always organic and there is nothing added or taken out except for water! If you have questions about ingredients, all are listed under the smoothie descriptions.

Smoothie Subscription Review and Comparison

Smoothie From…FrequencyPricePlant- BasedGluten- FreeSoy- FreeDairy- FreePre- madeLiquid Required
Splendid SpoonWeekly$65- $135 depending on orderYesYesYesNoYesNo
Daily HarvestWeekly/ Monthly$69.75- $167.76 depending on orderYesYesNoYesNoYes
Smoothie BoxEvery 4-6 Weeks$99 for 20 smoothiesYesYesYesYesNoYes
Project JuiceNot Subscription, Order Anytime$75 for 6 juicesYesYesYesYesYesNo
Revive SuperfoodsWeekly/ Monthly$51.75- $119.76 depending on orderYesYesYesYesNoYes
KenckoWeekly/ Monthly$37.03- $149.40 depending on orderYesYesYesYesNoYes

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