About a year ago, I decided it was about time that I changed my diet to include a wider variety of fruits and vegetables.
I'd always eaten pretty well, but I had gotten into that inevitable take out/ fast food/ frozen meal rut that happens when you get your first office job. I've always taken a multivitamin, but there's nothing quite like eating fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet. I started going to local farmers at the weekends to stock up on fresh produce and followed a bunch of health bloggers to get recipe inspo.
But, I always ended up either not having enough time in the morning to get up and make myself a smoothie, meaning most of what I bought would go bad before I had a chance to use it. Or I'd meal prep a giant pot of soup on a Sunday and have to eat the same thing for a week straight. So boring!
A couple of months back, I saw a girl on my morning commute drinking a delicious looking smoothie and saw that it was from Splendid Spoon. A quick search on my phone led me to their site, and it looked like the perfect solution to my problem!
Splendid Spoon is a vegan subscription service that delivers ready-to-eat plant-based soups and smoothies right to your door. They have a ton of different flavors and recipes, and you can totally customize your plan to suit your taste. Everything arrives ready to heat up or drink and is pre-portioned, so you don't have to worry about over-indulging.
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When I started to figure out how much I had been spending on fresh produce, I was shocked at how expensive healthy eating can be! I was determined to get a huge variety of fruit and veggies, and that meant I was spending a lot of money, not to mention the fact that most of what I was buying was going to waste. Splendid Spoon sounded like a great way to get the variety I craved, but with no waste or effort on my end.
I signed up for the breakfast and lunch option, which gave me 5 soups and 5 smoothies a week. I woke on Monday morning late, as usual, and grabbed the Power Greens Smoothie for breakfast. It's packed with Kale, which gave me the boost of iron I needed, and the banana made sure it was nice and sweet. I was surprised that it kept me feeling full until lunchtime. I had a crazy day at work that day, so it was really convenient having soup in the fridge ready to eat.
Indian food is my absolute favorite, so the Cauliflower Tikka gave me all of the flavors I love, but without the guilt. It feels like everybody is obsessed with cauliflower these days, and I can see why! It filled me up without being too heavy, and the cashews gave it a great texture and made the soup feel more like a meal.
Splendid Spoon's weekly subscription has saved me money, and time. I was spending well over $100 on fresh produce every week, and this plan only costs $95. I have so much more variety of flavors now too, meaning I never get bored. Plus, no more weekly meal prepping means that I have my Sunday's back! It's great knowing I'm eating a well-balanced and healthy breakfast and lunch, so I can still indulge a little bit at dinner time without having to feel guilty. I've even lost a couple of pounds without trying!
I always thought that eating a variety of fruits and vegetables would cost me valuable time and money, but Splendid Spoon has made it so easy to eat well. Fast food - but healthy!