With 2022 kicking off, my mailbox has been bursting with endless offers for meal delivery services.
I love smoothies. But taking the time on weekdays to prepare them (and also clean up after them) … doesn’t always happen. All too often, I start the day with the best of intentions but end up snacking on leftover Chinese or Pringles for breakfast. Not exactly living my best life here.
Enter: Splendid Spoon! Splendid Spoon offers fully prepared meals with absolutely zero prep time required. According to the marketing materials, they’re vegan, low sodium, non-GMO, and free of gluten, soy, and added sugars. The meals are produced in New York and arrive frozen (which I found provides some nice flexibility).
As someone who tends to splurge on dinner (and of course, cocktails), I decided Splendid Spoon would be a perfect option for upleveling my mindless breakfast and lunch.
For my first order, I included the following:
- Banana Flax Smoothie
- Cacao Almond Smoothie
- Blueberry Coconut Smoothie
- Mint Chip Smoothie
- Power Greens Smoothie
- Channa Potato Stew Soup
- Coconut Curry Rice Bowl
- Roasted Brussels Sprout Grain Bowl
- Brown Rice Taco Bowl
- Black Bean & Plantain Grain Bowl
Recovery Shots (on the house)
- Recovery Shot
- Detox Shot
- Wellness Shot
With the welcome discount, my order totaled $70. This breaks down to about $7 a meal — admittedly pricey, especially given the below.
There’s something about the smoothie right out of the blender that really hits the spot. Even though I tried popping these in the freezer a bit before drinking, it just didn’t hit the spot for me. The smoothies with the cacao are relatively tasty, but overall, not for me.
Pictured above, the Coconut Curry Brown Rice Grain Bowl with Kale & Cashews clocks in at 440 calories for the full bowl. The meal reheated well on my microwave’s standard “sensor reheat” setting, and made for a filling and tasty lunch.
The smoothies just didn’t quite cut it for me. Even though it cuts out the prep work, I taste a big difference between a premade out-of-a-bottle smoothie vs. one that’s fresh out of the Vitamix. The bowls, however, made for simple, healthy lunches.