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I have to be honest: I am a total sucker for things that make my life easier. Cooking and preparing healthy meals is something I want to prioritize but it’s also something that takes up a lot of time in my day. And truthfully? It doesn’t bring me that much joy to shop for, prepare… and clean up… food. 

That’s why I was thrilled to discover Splendid Spoon as they offer over 40 pre-made meal options that are vegan, gluten-free, and non-GMO. 

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What Is Splendid Spoon?

Splendid Spoon is a plant-based meal delivery service that delivers pre-made and ready-to-eat smoothies, grain bowls, and soups right to your door! 

The company was founded by Nicole Centeno who started Splendid Spoon in order to give others access to plant-based meals that are made from whole foods. They recognize that most people are very busy and oftentimes that means our health goals fall to the wayside. To make it easy, they’ve built out a plan that helps you reconnect with your body and appetite in a wholesome way.

 

Pricing

splendid spoon offers three options for plans:

  1. The first plan is the Lunch plan and gives you five bowls delivered weekly for $65.
  2. The second plan is Breakfast + Lunch + Reset and is five smoothies, five bowls, and one full day reset (five soups) for $135.
  3. The final plan (the one I tried) is Breakfast and Lunch and gets you five smoothies and five bowls delivered weekly for $95.

 

 

Who is Splendid Spoon best for?

After trying Splendid Spoon myself, I think there’s not necessarily a person who the service isn’t good for.

That said, I can definitely see that there is an extra benefit for parents who’s schedules are overrun by the schedules of tiny humans. (I think this would actually be a perfect gift to new parents, by the way!)

Additionally I think you’d also benefit from it if you’d rather spend time working out or practicing self-care rather than cooking but still want to eat healthy and nourish your body. 

What are the pros?

The pros start with the fact that everything comes pre-made. I am definitely a person who leans towards convenience and having things already made in the fridge for me that helps to streamline my schedule is something that I am allllll about. 

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Another pro is that everything is a whole food. You are getting tons of nutrients and fiber in in an easy way. 

The smoothies are easy to take on the go. You literally just take them out of the fridge and drink them. Cheers!

The soups and bowls are also easy to take on the go as long as you have a way to heat them up (if that’s how you prefer them). Like for example if you’re at work or at home before leaving. But they can also be eaten chilled (as far as I know!). 

Also you can freeze the bowls and soups you might not eat in time! This is a pro for me because my schedule is so variable and I hate wasting food.

The smoothies also have quite a bit of time to be consumed which means you don’t have to feel like you’re rushing through them.

Another pro is that all of the packaging is biodegradable, reusable or recyclable. 

What are the cons?

One con I found was that I didn’t like all of the smoothies I chose. Some of them I absolutely loved but others were not my favorite. So I think there might be a little trial and error of picking ones you really like but overall that’s not really a big deal. 

For example, I absolutely loved the Blackberry Basil smoothie but the AB&J smoothie was not it for me.

Another con is that it is a little pricey depending on how much you regularly spend on groceries. Also keep in mind that they are replacing two meals a day and potentially a full day of meals if you also pick the plan with the reset. 

The meals might feel a little small depending on your nutritional needs and desires but ultimately one of the goals is to help reset you so it might just take some adjusting.

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How does The Reset Work?

The Reset is not something I have personally tried yet but they describe it like this:

5  Light soups designed to reset your digestive system in one day. It’s a day of self care in our favorite format: soup.

What to do: Go for a full day of souping! Enjoy only soups for breakfast, lunch, dinner and two light soup snacks – in any order throughout the day, with plenty of water in between. 

Or, space out eating the light soups throughout the week for an extra plant-based meal or snack when you need it. Heated up or chilled! 

The flavors currently listed are: Pumpkin Pear Bisque, Butternut Turmeric Soup, Parsnip Apple Puree, Cauliflower Potato Chowder, and Fennel Consommé. 

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You are meant to eat them all in one day as meals/snacks to help reset your digestive system. I personally love soup so I would be keen to try this sometime.  


What do they have available to choose from?

The nice thing about Splendid Spoon is that it is not a set menu (other than The Reset). You can pick your own flavors and choices. 

Splendid Spoon, at time of writing, has 13 smoothies available. The flavors are:

  • pumpkin spice
  • orange hibiscus
  • strawberry goji
  • blueberry coconut
  • green matcha
  • cacao almond
  • chocolate cherry
  • blackberry basil
  • carrot ginger
  • raspberry cacao
  • banana flax
  • ab&j
  • power greens

They also have 26 bowls available to choose from:

These bowls are soups and grains that are loaded up with vegetables. The flavors include:

  • sweet potato quinoa
  • coconut curry rice
  • moroccan spiced buckwheat
  • brown rice taco
  • aloo gobi quinoa
  • lemon wild rice and broccoli
  • tuscan white bean and tomato
  • Mexican tomato chili
  • green split pea
  • Moroccan Lentil
  • Garden Minestrone
  • cauliflower tikka
  • zucchini puttanesca 
  • butternut squash ratatouille
  • chickpea harissa tahini
  • lentil and kale
  • cumin sweet potato
  • broccoli hempseed
  • masala khichri
  • kabocha congee
  • carrot lentil curry
  • beans and greens
  • Ikarian stew
  • red beet buddha bowl
  • channa potato stew
  • red lentil dal

They also have what they refer to as “The Reset” which is a selection of five light soups that are designed to reset your digestive system over the course of one day. These soups include:

  • pumpkin pear bisque
  • butternut turmeric soup
  • parsnip apple puree
  • cauliflower potato chowder
  • fennel consommé

And finally, they have recently introduced wellness shots that have immune-boosting nutrients. The only currently available flavor of the wellness shot is:

  • ginger and lemon
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What I Tried

The smoothies I tried were:

  • Pumpkin Spice: This one was really good! On the thicker side but had the perfect pumpkin spice flavor. I would definitely get this one again.
  • Strawberry Goji: I liked this one as well. I would also get this one again. It had a nice thickness to it but was slightly thinner than the pumpkin spice smoothie. I also love strawberry so it was a hit for me.
  • Blueberry Coconut: This was probably my fourth favorite. Something in it just didn’t appeal to my tastebuds (I think it was the cashew butter). My son really liked this one though.
  • Blackberry Basil: This was my top favorite of them all! The perfect blend of flavors and felt fresh without being heavy. 
  • AB&J: This was also not a hit with me. I think the almond butter threw me off. The nut butters made them a little thicker than I would have liked personally. 

All in all I liked the smoothies a lot. Given what I tried, I’d likely avoid ones with nut butters in them in the future but I am still keen to try more! 

The bowls and soups I had were:

  • Brown Rice Taco Bowl: This one was great! Very flavorful and filling.
  • Sweet Potato Quinoa Bowl: I also really enjoyed this one and would definitely pick it again!
  • Morroccan Lentil: So good! Would definitely pick this again, especially in the colder weather. 
  • Cauliflower Tikka: I froze this one so I will report back!
  • Zucchini Puttanesca:  This one was good! I love zucchini and if you do too, you’ll like this one as well!

These really shined for me overall. I’m often in a hurry when it comes to lunches and I enjoyed having things ready made for me! 


Overall I think Splendid Spoon is an excellent value, especially if you have a busy or tight schedule and want to prioritize healthy eating.

I plan to try more in the near future and will probably place an order once or twice a month going forward. I really enjoyed trying these out because like I said before, I’m all about things that make my life easier. And Splendid Spoon is definitely one of those things! 

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