Splendid Spoon Review March 2020
Splendid Spoon offers ready-to-eat, nourishing, plant-based smoothies, soups and grain bowls. Their plans are designed to create healthy routines for breakfast and lunch, so you can reach your health goals. Each meal contains clean, fresh, plant-based, gluten-free, and GMO-free ingredients. They kindly sent us this box for review.
Splendid Spoon is a plant‑based meal program that consists of ready-to‑eat, pre-portioned, calorie‑controlled meals that are made with only whole ingredients. They are a brand built on the idea that just a few small changes can create a lasting impact on your health. They believe in supporting the quest for a simple wellness routine that establishes sustainable habits.
All meals are vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, and low in sugar and sodium. Detailed nutritional information for each of the meals is always available on their website. You can customize your weekly order by choosing from their 40+ meal options so you only receive the meals which fit your dietary needs.
Their smoothies are created to satisfy hunger, boost nutritional intake, and kick start metabolism. They are significantly lower in sugar than your standard smoothie, and rich in protein and healthy fats.
Their plant-based soups and grain bowls are filling, ready-to-eat and loaded with veggies. They help boost nutritional intake, and curb afternoon snacking.
They also offer a set of 5 light soups, called their Full-Day Reset, that are designed to reset your digestive system. Three for meals, and two for snacking.
There are three subscription plan options for Splendid Spoon with weekly delivery:
- Lunch Only: 5 Bowls, $13/meal or $65 total
- Breakfast + Lunch: 5 Smoothies and 5 Bowls, $9.50/meal or $95 total
- Breakfast + Lunch + Reset: 5 Smoothies, 5 Bowls and 1 full-day reset (which includes 5 light soups), $9.00/meal or $135 total
You can also do a Prepay & Schedule option which means you make a one-time payment for multiple deliveries (either 4, 8, or 12), and schedule each delivery to best suit you. You select your first delivery date when you purchase and then schedule the remaining deliveries in your account at any time. This plan does not automatically renew, and expires one year after purchase.
Splendid Spoon meal boxes are delivered weekly and are shipped via FedEx. They are shipped with dry ice and recyclable Climacell insulation to make sure your delivery arrives chilled.
March Box Contents
Each month I’ll share the list of every item that came in the box and will choose a few to give a more in depth review on. This month my week’s worth of Splendid Spoon meals consisted of:
- Chocolate Cherry Smoothie
- Green Matcha Smoothie
- Cacao Almond Smoothie
- AB& J Smoothie
- Strawberry Goji Smoothie
- Wellness Shot
- Butternut Squash
- Coconut Curry Rice Bowl
- Mexican Tomato Chili – So delish and very flavorful!
- Sweet Potato Quinoa Bowl
Here’s a closer look at a few items from this month’s Splendid Spoon box:
Strawberry Goji Smoothie
“The perfect snack when you’re on the go-ji. Cashews- drums up stronger heart health; Strawberries – are loaded with antioxidants and Vitamin C; and Goji Berries – increase stamina to keep you moving.”
This smoothie’s ingredient list consists of: Purified Water, Organic Strawberries, Cashew Butter, Organic Coconut Flakes, Organic Pea Protein, Organic Baobab Powder, Organic Goji Berries, Chia Seeds, Organic Vanilla Powder, Organic Cinnamon, and Himalayan Salt.
It’s vegan, gluten-free, has no sugar added and is 150 cals per serving (2 per container). The flavor of this one is really tasty, but I have to note it definitely tastes like a healthy smoothie. Don’t be expecting super sweet or anything. It smells like a strawberry cinnamon roll (like so much pastry aroma, yum!), but it tastes much milder, not nearly as sweet. I like it though, it’s flavor is a mild and tart berry flavor with a smooth nutty base and a hint of warmth from the cinnamon. It’s not super thick and does actually have some texture to it, it’s not the smoothest smoothie I’ve ever had, but that doesn’t bother me. It’s easy to drink and couldn’t be more convenient for taking on the go. Because of it’s pastry feel, this one would be great for breakfast or a morning snack. It’s full of complex carbs with a balanced amount of protein and fat to keep you full and satisfied. I love strawberries and cashews are one of my favorite nuts, so I would order this smoothie again for sure.
Sweet Potato Quinoa Bowl
“Rich, satisfying sweet potatoes & quinoa dressed to perfection. Shitake Mushrooms – strengthens bones with vitamin D; Lemon – purifies the body by boosting hydration; and Quinoa – powers your day with plant-based protein.”
This bowl is made up of: Quinoa, Chickpeas, Sweet Potatoes, Shiitake Mushrooms, Water, Red Onion, Organic Kale, Tahini (Sesame Seeds), Sesame Oil, Lemon Juice, and Salt.
To be honest I wasn’t sure if I’d like this one because I really don’t care for mushrooms, but it was better than I expected. Truth be told, I did pick around the mushrooms a bit and it wasn’t hard (in case you don’t generally eat mushrooms either). I cooked this one on the stovetop in a saucepan. I didn’t let it thaw from the freezer before cooking, which is probably advised, but it worked out ok in the end. It suggests adding a tablespoon of water for this cooking method, but I ended up adding several more tablespoons to keep it from drying. The flavor of this bowl was pretty mild, but easy to eat, no intense flavors. There were a good amount of chickpeas and quinoa, maybe 1/3 of each, and the final 1/3 of the container were the rest of the ingredients. It’s very filling and seemed to keep me full afterward too. The prep for this was quick and easy and would be great for taking along to work for lunch or for nights when there isn’t much time for dinner.
“These shots are the plant-power you need from Mother Nature’s medicine cabinet. Perfect for a quick dose of feel-better, on-the-go. Immune-boosting shots that provide a quick and easy dose of nutrients. For use when you: feel under the weather (stop that scratch in your throat), need of an extra boost of energy in the A.M., or have a case of the post-lunch slump (ginger is great for digestion!).”
This wellness shot’s ingredient list is made up of: Organic orange juice, organic lemon juice, organic ginger juice, organic oregano extract (dried oregano leaf, vegetable glycerin, water), and Himalayan sea salt.
This could not have come at a better time! I’m doing anything I can to boost my immunity right now and this is such a quick and convenient way to do just that. It’s actually a pretty tasty little beverage, but does have a very strong taste. It’s a bit sour like lemon and very gingery so there’s a good kick of spicy heat that hits the throat. It’s definitely easier to drink like a shot with a quick gulp, but I sipped a few drinks so I could really taste the flavor and I didn’t mind it at all. The heat clears quickly and you can always follow with a swig of water to wash that down. These are not only good for immunity, but ginger and lemon also help with digestion too. I would definitely order this item again. Right now all new subscriptions get a free wellness shot so it’s a good time to sign up and try this one out. It says they have more flavors coming soon so I’ll be excited to see what those end up being.
Splendid Spoon Review March 2020 – Final Thoughts
This is my first time trying and reviewing Splendid Spoon and just I’m so impressed with this meal subscription service! I feel like it’s not as easy to find this type of meal delivery service where everything is prepared and ready to go with simple, thoughtful ingredients, many of which are organic, so this is well worth it in my opinion. Especially since the cost per meal is less than grabbing takeout even and way more convenient.
Splendid Spoon is of course made with vegans/vegetarians in mind, but is also great for non-vegans too because everyone should get their daily plant intake regardless. I’m not vegan and I still enjoyed this box very much because I like to eat healthy and stay conscious of ingredients. I like the variety that they sent in this first box and appreciate how you can customize your boxes to choose what you like best too. Having 40 options to choose from would really help with keeping things interesting so you don’t get bored of any one item. I like the soups and the fruit based smoothies best so far, but overall everything has been tasty enough to make a meal and fill me up. Looking forward to trying something new next month!
The Botanic Gal – http://www.botanicgal.com
Splendid Spoon is a subscription box service offering ready-to-eat, nutrient dense, plant based smoothies, soups and grain bowls.