Smoothie lovers, start your engines.
East Coast organic smoothie delivery service Green Blender has arrived in Los Angeles and is upping the city’s smoothie game considerably. The weekly service ($49 per week) ships to your doorstep all of the raw ingredients and easy-to-follow recipes that you need to whip up five fresh, distinctive and incredibly tasty smoothies each week.
If (like us) your I-have-no-extra-time-to-create-fancy-new-smoothie-recipes routine currently consists of dumping the same old mixture of frozen fruit, greens and nut milk into the blender, then you’re in for a happy surprise. Guided by local, seasonal produce, flavor-dense superfoods and whole herbs and spices, Green Blender’s team of nutritionists dreams up inventive vegan recipes that are inspired by everything from gourmet salads to fancy cocktails.
The recipes are new each week, but recent selections have included a morir sonando smoothie, a riff on the Dominican Republic milk-orange juice drink of the same name; Green Blender’s version contains blood orange, coconut milk, spinach and cashews. Another creation is a chocolate-covered pomegranate smoothie that pairs cacao and pomegranate seeds with swiss chard and avocado. Four of the week’s five smoothies are vegetable-based (as opposed to fruit-based); natural sweeteners such as dates and maple syrup are used sparingly.
Everything comes pre-portioned, so the most work you’ll have to do is chop an apple or grab a handful of ice. Each recipe yields two 12-ounce servings, perfect for sharing with someone you love. It’s a simple way to add more veggies to your diet and start the day healthfully and deliciously.
Get ready to rumble.