Hi, friends! I can’t believe I’ve been a Smoothiebox subscriber for 3+ years now. That’s crazy pants! I can’t begin to describe the many ways having Smoothiebox smoothies has been a blessing in my life. From when I was post-partum and was breastfeeding a baby with food sensitivities, plus, I needed to make breakfast one-handed to another pregnancy. I swear, a lot of days when I was pregnant, I would have never eaten any veggies if it wasn’t for Smoothiebox. And now that I’m post-partum again, they are kind of my secret weight-loss weapon. So, needless to say, I’ve been living off of SmoothieBox smoothies for a while now, so I thought today I’d update my review!
(PS Scroll down about halfway to see a video of me making a Smoothie Box smoothie!)
What Is SmoothieBox?
SmoothieBox smoothies is an online smoothie delivery company that delivers ready-made smoothie packets directly to your doorstep. The smoothies contain no artificial sweeteners, no added sugar, no soy, no gluten, and no dairy. They are easily customizable, convenient, and nutritious. You get one serving of fruits AND veggies in every smoothie!
Pros of SmoothieBox:
For me, the top 3 reasons I subscribe to Smoothie Box are:
- First, you can not beat the convenience of not having to prep anything ahead of time or even go to the store. It takes less than 60 seconds to make a smoothie AND clean up.
- They keep me full for hours – unlike most pre-packaged smoothies, they actually have a balanced breakdown of protein, fat, and fiber. Plus, they are packed with veggies and actually taste good!
- I can drink AND make them one-handed while caring for the baby, driving to work, or working at the computer.
Cons of SmoothieBox:
The top 3 cons (from my point of view) of Smoothie Box are:
- Price (see how much is SmoothieBox section below for a breakdown on cost) – any smoothie delivery service will be pricier than making a smoothie at home yourself because someone else is doing a lot of the work for you. That’s assuming you don’t ever have to throw away produce you forgot about
- Packaging – to ship the 100% recyclable boxes and keep them cold does require insulation and a pretty big box. This may require you to break down the box to fit it in your recycle.
- Freezer Space – having 20 smoothies in your freezer can take up some valuable real estate.
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For those who need a little more information, let’s get into the nitty-gritty below.
How Does Smoothie Box Work?
One thing I love about SmoothieBox is how easy they make it to get started. So often, I find myself completely overwhelmed when I want to try a new subscription service, especially when it comes to choosing the food. I didn’t feel that way about SmoothieBox at all.
Pick Your Smoothies
Fill your box with any combination of four flavors:
- Clementine (Mr. Hungry’s favorite – tastes like an orange creamsicle grown-up.)
- Cacao (My favorite – taste like chocolate, enough said.)
- Green (My favorite when I was pregnant – pineapply and gingery.)
- Berry (My MIL’s favorite – a delicious combo of berries and beets.)
- Strawberry Banana (New! My three-year-old’s favorite flavor!)
Add/Subtract Protein Powder
SmoothieBox currently offers five different protein add ons options for a protein boost for their smoothies. They used to just offer collagen packets, but now they have a wide variety of protein powders (including collagen) that include both whey-based and vegan in chocolate and vanilla. We’ve tried them all, and they are amount the most delicious protein powders we’ve ever tasted!
Don’t skip the protein, though! See How To Make A Smoothie More Filling
Brand new! Smoothiebox now offers a SuperGreens powder you can add to your box as well!
Packed with over 30 nutrient-rich greens, superfruits, crucial vitamins, and nutrients for a surge of clean energy, the SuperGreens is ideal for boosting your consumption of antioxidants! It also contains digestive enzymes and prebiotics to support digestive health. They just released it so I have it coming in my next box, I’ll let you know what I think when we try it!
Set Up Delivery Frequency
You can choose between 1,2,3,4,5, and 8-week delivery frequency.
Plus, it’s easy to move your deliveries around in your account.
Receive Your Box
You’ll receive your box about one week after ordering. It will come packaged in one big box that is 100% curbside recyclable.
There have been times when my box was delayed due to factors outside of their control. They have very clear instructions on what to do if that happens. There is a chart telling you exactly how to proceed. The one to two times in the last three years (so that’s twice out of 30-36 boxes), I’ve had an issue with a box. It was promptly replaced. No hassle, no issue. One quick email to customer service, and the new box was on its way! By now, we all know that sometimes shipping-related issues happen that aren’t in the company’s control. What matters is how the company handles the problem, and with Smoothiebox, it’s a Nordstrom experience.
How Do You Make SmoothieBox Smoothies?
Add the base packet to your blender.
Add extras in, if desired. We constantly add protein to our smoothies. I also add stevia drops when using collagen as the protein booster because they aren’t very sweet, and I like mine a bit sweeter. I know many people who add peanut butter to the chocolate smoothie. You can do whatever you want!
Add liquid. I use almond milk or water. Each smoothie comes with its own set of liquids suggestions.
Blend and enjoy!
(not the prettiest smoothie photo, but I love this photo because this is how I drink my smoothies 99% of the time. Usually in between feeding the baby bites of food and cleaning up.)
Here is a video of me making the smoothie one-handed, pretty much what I do every single morning.
Is SmoothieBox Healthy?
100% without a doubt, SmoothieBox offers the healthiest smoothies of any smoothie delivery company I’ve seen.
-They don’t turn a smoothie into a sugar/carb-fest. They have moderate carbohydrate content, about 30 grams per package, with all the sugar coming from whole fruit or veggies and not added sugars. (This is why they aren’t super sweet.)
-They pack in real fruit and vegetables, providing 9 grams of fiber per package! Let’s just say they keep me regular!
-They have balanced macros, including filling and healthy fats from sources like coconut and sunflower/pumpkin seeds – something so many pre-made smoothies misses the mark on!
-They offer protein boosters but don’t require them. If you are an adult drinking these smoothies, you need some protein there to help keep you full and stabilize blood sugar. However, if I were making a packet for a kid, I’d use regular milk, soy milk, or pea milk for a protein boost because a packet would be too much for a kid. The flexibility for you to make them healthy for all members of your house is just so awesome!
-They cater to all sorts of dietary needs. The smoothies themselves are soy-free, dairy-free, nut-free (except coconut), and gluten-free. In addition, the choice of protein powder allows you the freedom to make them vegan, vegetarian, or kid-friendly if you want! These smoothies were the one thing I could enjoy that I didn’t have to prep myself while breastfeeding on a super strict elimination diet.
They totally saved me again and again.
If your smoothies don’t typically fill you up, you might be missing one of those key ingredients. Check out my post on how to make a smoothie more filling.
After getting many questions, I also recently shared my favorite SmoothieBox smoothie “recipes” in this post. I don’t alter the smoothies for myself, but I add 1-2 things to Mr. Hungry’s and my son’s smoothies.
How Many Servings Do You Get In Each SmoothieBox Packet?
One packet makes one large 16-24 ounce smoothie or two small 12-16 ounce smoothies. In our house, they always make one smoothie. I’m an only child, and I do not share. Besides that, we use them as meal replacements in our house. If you were going to use them as a snack, you might get two servings out of each packet.
How Much Is Smoothie Box?
Twenty smoothies are $129, breaking down to $6.45 per smoothie. Boosters are an additional $20 bucks, so if you order that through them, then you are at $7.45 per serving.
How Do You Cancel Or Suspend Smoothie Box?
It’s easy. You go into your account portal and click manage. From there, you have options to cancel or suspend. No, you don’t have to email some random account halfway accross the world and wait six weeks for them to confirm your cancellation. They don’t add on five million pop-ups trying to get you to stay so that you’re in click hell. I can’t stand that crap. I’m looking at you, fabletics. You can also just change the date of your next box to whenever you want.
What Are SmoothieBucks?
Smoothie bucks are part of SmoothieBox’s loyalty rewards program. Members can join and earn SmoothieBucks when they complete different tasks each month and receive bucks for each subscription order they receive. SB’s can be cashed in for discounts off their next shipment right now, but more Smoothiebucks features are coming soon.
Are Smoothiebox Smoothies Good For Weight Loss?
Smoothiebox smoothies are under 200 calories per smoothie under 300 calories with protein boosts, making them a calorie-friendly option. Many other smoothie companies load their smoothies with more fruit than veggies, but smoothiebox flips that ratio. All those extra veggies provide lots of fiber which helps keep you fuller for longer, and when using the protein boost, they have 20+ grams of protein. So, while there are a lot of factors that go into successful weight loss (I just finished a weight loss 101 series if you want to check it out), I will say that Smoothiebox smoothies have been a key factor in me losing 50lbs after the birth of each of my sons.
Is Smoothie Delivery through SmoothieBox Worth It?
YES! I think so, or I wouldn’t be a customer myself.
For the season I’m in, in my life right now (full time working Mama with a toddler and young baby) it makes my life so much easier. It helps me and Mr. Hungry get in extra servings of fruits and veggies without any additional stress. The convenience, taste, quality, and nutrition is unbeatable. So, yes, I think it’s worth it!
Oh, and just to prove to myself that it was worth it, I made my version of their cacao smoothie. It was delicious, but the time spent procuring the ingredients and prepping the packets proved to me that while I think my recipe is delicious, for now, I’d rather pay for a pre-prepped package with a bunch of flavor options.
I hope that answers a lot of your questions. I really do my best to include everything I can think of when I do a review like this to help you make the best choices for you! If you are ready to try out SmoothieBox, you can use my partner page to get $10 bucks off every box for life! Click here to $22 0ff your first SmoothieBox with the code HUNGRYHOBBY