This SmoothieBox review will go into how this service works, what it offers, noteworthy features that make them unique, and who we’d recommend to try it.
From their super simple, minimal selection of products (very refreshing!) to their bulk-free packaging and impressive nutritional profile, you’d be surprised at how much you may benefit from a service such as SmoothieBox.
If you’re trying to lose weight, eat a healthier breakfast, pack on some lean muscle, or even just eat more veggies, you’ll want to keep on reading for sure.
How Does SmoothieBox Work?
SmoothieBox is a smoothie delivery box and a very well-rounded one at that.
They specialize in quick, pre-portioned smoothie ingredients flash-frozen in bags, complete with ‘smoothie chips,’ which are jam-packed with nutrients to start your day right.
They offer a refreshingly low number of options to choose from along with a collagen powder add-on to boost your benefits even further.
And most importantly: they’re delicious!
It’s a wonderful take on the ultra-popular smoothie delivery trend.
The SmoothieBox Review
We always dive into our reviews from a customer’s perspective, and this one is no different.
How easy is their ordering system?
How does it taste?
What’s the convenience level?
What are the health benefits?
These are just some of the questions we sought answers to when we ordered our box just like first-time customers.
We dug in with both hands, and here’s what we found.
If you’re looking for a quicker snippet about our experience, feel free to check out our SmoothieBox review video posted at the top of this article (there’s a taste test in the video as well).
Refreshingly Simple Ordering System
So many ordering systems these days are overcomplicated, leading to too much time spent making decisions when the whole point of the service is to save you time.
SmoothieBox ordering is so streamlined.
You simply choose the size of your box (how many smoothies you want), choose your flavors (only 4 choices), and add some collagen if you prefer.
It’s literally that easy. I was floored the first time I ordered by how quick the entire process was.
Small Flavor Selection, but with Creative SmoothieBox Recipes
One thing that really stands out about this service is its small flavor selection, and it’s definitely a pro, not a con.
With 4 flavors to choose from, you’re not left with FOMO, you spend far less time sifting through options and making your delivery choices, and you’re given the opportunity to create some pretty unique flavors on your own.
The website offers a SmoothieBox recipes section chock full of awesome ideas!
Between their green, berry, cacao, and clementine base flavors and a few mix-ins, you can create an infinite amount of combinations to keep your desire for variety satiated.
For example, they have some of the following recipe ideas: chocolate-covered banana, peanut butter & jelly, citrus cranberry, and green pear.
Fitting for Many Dietary Lifestyles
These smoothies are so customizable that they’re a great fit for many different dietary lifestyles.
The frozen base itself really only contains whole food ingredients such as fruits, vegetables, and seeds, so you can work your add-ins around your diet.
Sensitive to almonds? Add oat milk instead.
Prefer a thicker smoothie? Don’t add as much liquid.
Want a completely balanced meal? Add some healthy fats (nut butter/avocado), fiber (chia, flax, hemp seeds), and protein powder for hours without hunger.
Need caffeine? Add coffee to the cacao, matcha to the green (I did try this and it was phenomenal!), or maybe black tea to the berry or clementine base for a chai-inspired twist.
SmoothieBox packaging is impressive and intuitive.
Unlike many other smoothie delivery services, their frozen bases are packaged in simple, freezer-friendly bags.
The bags of each flavor are neatly packed in a small box, which allows for easy stacking both when you first get the boxes and when you start to run out and only stack the bags.
This is so much better of a design than the bulky cups offered by many competitors.
Not only is it easier when it comes to storing them, but it also comes in handy when deciding how much to make.
You can easily make a double batch (or triple, etc.) by using 2 bags. Personally, I usually make a large batch of smoothies for the whole family, so this feature was a big pro for me.
Impressive Taste & Creativity
We tasted all 4 flavors by themselves as well as using each to create multiple recipes from the SmoothieBox blog.
Everything was delicious!
I have to admit, I’m a pretty big smoothie addict (I drink one every single morning for breakfast), so I was pretty critical when tasting these.
Every flavor is very balanced, which I really appreciate.
Even though each is packed with veggies and superfoods, they balance it out with just the right amount of counterbalance of fruits or other ingredients to create great tasting smoothies all around.
Their recipes are really where they shine, though.
I tried so many, and they were all amazing!
The chocolate-covered banana was so thick & dreamy, I still think about it. The clementine oat smoothie we made was like orange cream and ultra-addictive. My kids absolutely annihilated the pb&j smoothie we made from the berry base, and my husband quickly became obsessed with the green matcha smoothie.
Freshness, Quality & Sustainability of Ingredients
Although it sounds odd, you really can’t beat the freshness of frozen ingredients.
When ingredients are picked at the height of their freshness and flash-frozen, they hold their nutritional benefits while providing the added benefit of a long shelf-life.
This is a model of great sustainability.
In regards to their quality of ingredients, they’re pretty unmatched.
Nearly every single ingredient in ALL of their flavor offerings is organic, which is no small task.
This means that not only are you consuming fruits, vegetables, and superfoods chock full of nutrition to keep your body functioning at a high level, but you’re skipping the slew of chemicals, additives, and pesticides found so commonly in many conventional food options today.
Moderate Price, High Value
While SmoothieBox prices are not the cheapest on the market, they also aren’t the most expensive, and they have a very high value to offer.
This makes their service a heck of a great deal!
You’ll get a big bang for your buck with a great combination of moderate price, high value, massive time savings, and a better overall product than other options out there.
What’s in Our Box?
We ordered one of each flavor for our box, along with the collagen add-on so we could taste everything.
We tried each flavor with and without the collagen mixed in, and we also tried each flavor both plain by itself and with add-ins suggested by their awesome recipe blog.
Here are our thoughts on each flavor:
This one is really luscious and very satisfying. It really tastes like a chocolate milkshake. This one is great for mornings when you need a little bit of an extra pick-me-up, as cacao is a superfood known for its energy-providing benefits. This one was amazing with a little bit of banana & chocolate protein powder added to create a chocolate-covered banana smoothie that our kids absolutely destroyed.
This was one of my favorites for sure! So refreshing, light, and delicious. This flavor is balanced really nicely and doesn’t taste too ‘green’ or too heavily like spinach or anything like that. It’s actually very pleasant. They have a lot of ideas for mix-ins for this flavor and we tried a few, including adding matcha (an awesome option to skip your morning latte), and pineapple & banana (great tropical feel).
This is more of a mixed berry type of flavor than one specific berry; you’re not tasting more strawberry or blueberry, it’s definitely a good mix. This was great for heavy workout days because berries are awesome for recovery, and I absolutely noticed benefits when I used them that way. It was great by itself, but I really loved the PB&J smoothie we made by adding some peanut butter and almond milk!
This one definitely surprised me and ended up being my go-to. It has a lightly sweet taste with that pop of citrus that’s great for your taste buds in the morning. Our kiddos really loved this one as well. This one also has many recipe suggestions and we did try a few, including our family favorite with oats & pineapple (keeps you fuller longer & a little sweeter option).
So how about that collagen?
Collagen is typically pretty tasteless, so that’s what I expected, although many people tend to wonder if it’ll ruin the taste of your smoothie and shy away from adding it.
It is actually pretty tasteless in this case!
We tried different levels of the collagen, and I found that if we added too much, it did taint the flavor a bit, but when we kept it to the recommended amount of scoops, we couldn’t taste it at all.
Considering the benefits to your skin, hair, nails, bones, and joints, it’s absolutely worth it to add it on and toss a scoop or two into your daily smoothie for sure.
Also noteworthy is the amount of collagen that you get with your order, which is a lot.
We only went through about half of a canister with a full 20-smoothie box, which tells me one canister should last through two full boxes and you don’t need to add it on every time.
What We Liked
I was SO excited to try these because all of their flavors are so nutritionally-balanced with veggies & superfoods.
This is a huge deal because so many smoothie delivery services put veggies in some of their flavors, but usually, it’s far and few between.
This leaves a gaping hole in the overall nutrition of the meal as a whole.
SmoothieBox is different, and it’s a game-changer.
Next, we’re obsessed with their convenient packaging, which is low-profile and stackable without being bulky in any way.
You can fit a whole delivery in the freezer without having to move everything around Tetris-style to fit everything.
Also, their wide selection of recipes to make the smoothies unique is an awesome feature.
It’s fun to scroll through ideas and try new things without having to constantly purchase new flavors.
It also allows plenty of room for substitutions so you can really make it your own.
What We Didn’t Like
I had to really scrounge for ideas for the ‘don’t like’ section because honestly, nothing immediately came to mind.
It’s a pretty stellar service lacking any obvious holes or areas for improvement.
There are a couple of things I would touch on, however.
Firstly, these smoothies are a little on the pricey side.
While their ingredients are organic and the value is absolutely worth it, it is a bit on the high side of the price tag.
Also, while the small amount of flavor options is great, a couple more choices would be nice.
That being said, it’s a pretty small thing.
Their delicious bases combined with recipe ideas from their blog pretty much run the gamut in terms of flavor possibilities, but just a couple more choices would be interesting to see.
SmoothieBox vs Daily Harvest
In a contest between these two options, I’d honestly have to say I would recommend SmoothieBox over Daily Harvest.
Daily Harvest is a great service, but I found SmoothieBox to be a better fit for more people and a better overall service with more benefits.
Between their super simple ordering process, better packaging, and more balanced nutrition, it’s the superior choice.