Vegan Soups and Smoothies Delivered
If you are at the crossroads with your diet and desire healthier living, consider a small change and include more veggies and fruit to the way you eat. I did and haven’t looked back since.
It’s actually easier than you think. Yes, frozen and fast food might seem convenient and fast, especially when life keeps you busy, but healthier options are everywhere. Vitamins are great, but they are supplements only and can’t substitute fresh produce, so don’t fall for them easily.
One of the first steps you can take towards cleaner living is looking for local framers’ markets in your city and visiting them every week. You can become a part of farm-to-table movement and discover a whole new way of eating. I certainly did and even started following some health bloggers on Instagram to get extra inspiration.
While all that was great at the beginning, I saw how easy it was to fall back into my old habits and blame it all on lack of time. Who has time and desire to get up earlier and make healthy smoothies? I certainly didn’t and so a lot of produce ended up going bad. I also tried making a huge pot of healthy soup on Sundays for the entire week, but by Wednesday I couldn’t stand it. And that’s just me! I can’t even imagine the difficulties that people face when they have to feed a family!
My salvation was a random coworker whom I saw drinking something that looked amazing. He had a colorful smoothie from Splendid Spoon and I got intrigued. He was happy to share the where and the how, and the next think I know I was checking their site on my phone.
What is Splendid Spoon?
The company specializes in subscription delivery of vegan soups and smoothies. Customers choose from a huge variety of ingredients and recipes that fit their palate and their budget. The orders are customizable, come pre-portioned and ready to be heated or consumed as is.
The Splendid Spoon subscription service is very affordable, even more so than buying fresh groceries from local farmers and letting them go bad. That’s not to say that you should never buy fresh veggies and fruit, but with Splendid Spoon you won’t have to do it so often. Most importantly, you won’t have to waste any food because soups and smoothies don’t go bad, or at least not as fast.
To get started, I signed up for breakfast and lunch delivery, leaving some freedom for dinner. This option includes 5 soups and 5 smoothies for a week.
The very first morning after the delivery arrived nicely packed in a box I got up and, without having to worry about any preparation, grabbed the Power Greens Smoothie and was out the door with my healthy and easy breakfast. I loved this smoothie! It has Kale for iron and bananas for sweet taste and fiber. It actually made me feel full all the way until lunch, which was always hard to achieve with my homemade smoothies.
Lunch was a cup of Cauliflower Tikka soup sitting in the refrigerator waiting to be heated up. Simple, right? It also saved time and money I used to spend going out for every lunch. The cauliflower is one of my favorite vegetables; so needless to say, I loved the taste of this recipe. A touch of Indian spices gave a nice kick to the soup and ensured that I’ll be back for more. It also had cashews for protein and feeling of fullness. Even though I had my doubts looking at the size of the cup, I felt full and not heavy after this lunch. The rest of the meals had me completely hooked and ready to become a faithful customer for a long time.
Let’s talk about the money a little. I calculated that I was spending close to a $100 on fresh produce every week. And yes, a big part of all that was getting spoiled before I would get to it. The weekly plan from Splendid Spoon costs $95, and that’s not just vegetables, that’s entire menu of breakfasts and lunches covered!
Finally, what I love the most is savings of time. I can now enjoy a huge variety of meals day in and day out without any time spent for preparation. I also know that all options are really healthy and plant-based. I can now devote more time for my family, friends, and myself. Instead of standing at the pot for a couple of hours on Sundays, I now go to the gym instead. All of those changes made me lose a few pounds already and that’s with open dinner options where I can indulge a little after eating very healthy all day long.
Splendid Spoon showed me that fast food doesn’t have to be unhealthy anymore and that healthy food isn’t time-consuming or expensive. I am definitely in for a long run.