Eating Healthy When You’re Busy
So it’s the beginning of January and you’ve printed out your meal planner, spent an hour or two collecting healthy recipes on Pinterest , and picked up all of the ingredients (the ones that you could find, anyway). Congratulations, you’ve made it through the first week- but the key to success is consistency. Do you have a solid plan in place to keep up the momentum?
Life often throws us curveballs- and as a result, our diets may suffer. A two-hour meal planning session can easily be skipped for an impromptu dinner date with an old friend. A day’s worth of meetings or sick kids in the house can foil your plans to take a trip to the grocery store, too. It happens, but staying on course is essential to achieving your goal. So what can you do?
I was not compensated for this review, but I was given a week’s worth of smoothies to try. My opinions are my own and I would not recommend products I didn’t like to my valuable readers.
This is where Greenblender comes in. Greenblender is a weekly smoothie delivery service that comes right to your door. No planning or trips to the store necessary. This frees up HOURS of your precious time! In their box, you get pre-portioned, healthy, and fresh (most are organic) ingredients, along with a recipe list to make delicious smoothies for the week. All you need is a blender, water and ice. It’s that simple.
With healthy recipes that are tried and true, Greenblender saves you the hassle of wasting your time and money on smoothies that you might not like. You won’t need to buy ingredients by the pound for just a tablespoon or two, and your ingredients won’t go bad by the time you get to them.
What’s great is that they are now in San Antonio! But is it worth it? Well, I had the opportunity to try these smoothies out for a week- and I’m pretty excited to tell you about them.
My Experience with Greenblender
First and foremost, I can’t tell you how much easier these smoothies have made my hectic mornings! No planning or thinking required- all of my fresh and healthy ingredients were ready for me. I just threw the ingredients into the blender and tackled my morning. There was no guilt for having eaten anything unhealthy because I was in a rush, and I loved that I was getting valuable vitamins and nutrients for breakfast (and sometimes an afternoon snack) to keep me going throughout the day.
I know what you’re thinking: I can prep all of this stuff myself. Sure you could, and if you have the time, go for it! But the great thing about Greenblender is convenience. It saves you an enormous amount of time (I’m taking 3 to 4 hours a week!) and effort. All the ingredients are delivered weekly, fresh, and pre-portioned, so there’s no researching, planning, shopping, or prepping required on your part. AND the smoothies vary from week to week, so while you’re getting an array of essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, proteins and fiber, and you’re also getting a variety of flavors.
Each box comes with 5 recipes and enough ingredients to make 10 smoothies (one for you and someone you love- or a snack for later).
But here was the best part for me: The kids loved them, too!! As a mom to littles, this is HUGE. I’m always searching for different ways to sneak nutrition into their bellies and the fact that they don’t like vegetables often hinders my efforts. The kids loved these smoothies and they actually fought over how much each one of them got (they all wanted more!). With recipes like Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup, Coconut Cookies and Cream, Goji Clementine, and Carrot Apple Protein your kids might just voluntarily eat their vegetables. (WHAT?!)How to get fruits and vegetables into the tummies of your little ones! #greenblender : Click To Tweet
Reasons to Get Started
So they’re easy, they’re healthy, they save you time and money, AND they’re a great way to get fruits and vegetables into the tummies of your little ones. Can it get any better than that? Well, Greenblender also works with local farmers to get the fruits and veggies they deliver to you- so it’s a win-win situation for everyone.
I really do love this concept and this company was very easy to work with. All of my ingredients stayed fresh for the 5 days and all of the smoothies were good. Getting healthy just got easier.
Would you like to try them out? Great! Let me save you 20% off your first box. Enter the code: WINEANDLAVENDER at checkout. You don’t have to live in San Antonio to get this deal. Check out their website and see if they are in your neighborhood, too!
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Have you tried Greenblender? What were your thoughts? What are some tips and tricks that you have for staying on course with healthy eating or getting your little ones to eat their fruits and veggies? I’d love to hear them! Comment Below.