We Tried Splendid Spoon, Plant-Based Meal Delivery Service. Here’s What to Expect.
Most trends come and go, but plant-based eating isn’t going anywhere. Not only has plant-based eating been linked in studies to lower risk of diseases like high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, and diabetes, but eating a diet rich in veggies and fruits provides more nutrients and antioxidants which can help give us energy, lower inflammation, improve our immunity, and overall wellness. Plant-based eating is no doubt good for our bodies. But it’s also earth-friendly (the production of meat and dairy is a major contributor of greenhouse gases that fuel climate change) and kinder to our animal friends too.
Eating plant-based doesn’t necessarily mean you need to commit to being a hard-core vegan or vegetarian. Healthier for our bodies and our planet, it just means eating lots more veggies and cutting down on meat and processed foods. And when done right, it can make you feel better.
But changing the way we eat can be difficult and confusing at first. That’s why Splendid Spoon, a plant-based meal-delivery service, can be a great way to start or even keep you on track with plant-based eating.
We gave Splendid Spoon a try! Here’s our Splendid Spoon review, updated for 2021, of their current foods and some tips for what we learned about their service.
What’s On The Splendid Spoon Menu?
Splendid Spoon has over 50+ ready to eat plant-based meal options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner to fuel you through your week. With globally inspired dishes and so much variety, part of the fun of ordering from Splendid Spoon is trying dishes with ingredients and flavor profiles you wouldn’t normally cook on your own.
And you can use Splendid Spoon meals to fit into your diet any way you see fit. For example, smoothies make a great breakfast, but you can also use them for a healthy snack on the go or even a low-calorie dinner. The options are many but the choice is yours.
Here’s what Splendid Spoon menu options look like:
Soups: The soups at Splendid Spoon range from light veggie purees to more filling options with lentils and beans. They’re all nutrient-packed, easy to heat up, and a great way to get your veggies on the fly. The lighter veggie soups are perfect for dinner or lunch while half a soup serving can work as a snack. Heck, have one for breakfast if you’re in the mood. Some of our favorites were the Carrot Lentil Curry (this was our favorite), Butternut Turmeric, the Lentil and Kale, and the Garden Minestrone. All in all Splendid Spoon soups are really tasty and you can’t beat the variety and quality of good-for-you ingredients. Smoothies: With two servings in every bottle, Splendid Spoon offers 16 low-sugar smoothie flavors to choose from. They’re packed with a variety of fruits, veggies, and superfoods including spirulina, camu camu, goji berries, dragon fruit, baobab powder, and matcha. Not only do these smoothies serve up some serious vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, but they’re also a good source of gut-healthy fiber that will help keep you full. Some smoothie flavors also have a boost of protein from almonds, cashews, or pea protein. We really enjoyed the AB & J Smoothie (a Splendid Spoon fav) and their Chocolate Cherry Smoothie. The Raspberry Cacao is perfect if you love raspberries and chocolate, and the Mint Chip is next on our list to try since rumor has it tastes like ice cream. Sign me up!
Perfect for breakfast or a snack on the go, if you find any of the smoothies too sweet, a few splashes of almond or coconut milk will do the trick.
Here are some other ways customers are hacking their smoothies. Grain & Noodle Bowls: There are 36 different grain and noodle bowls to choose from at Splendid Spoon, which are perfect for lunch or dinner. Noodles bowls are made with a base of anti-inflammatory rice noodles and grain bowls are made with healthy ingredients like quinoa, wild rice, black beans, chickpeas, lentils, squash, and sweet potatoes.
With so many to choose from you’ll find dishes inspired from a variety of cuisines. Recently Splendid Spoon has added a variety of high-protein options to their menu as well.
Check out the Splendid Spoon High Protein Menu!
Wellness Shots: One of our favorites and a newer addition to the Splendid Spoon menu, these shots are pressed juices that can give you a quick boost of nutrients and made with ingredients like turmeric, ginger, kale, oregano extract and apple cider vinegar to help boost immunity. There are currently 4 to choose from including Digestive, Detox, Immune, and Recovery. We tried all but the Recovery shot and absolutely loved each one. If you don’t like spicy ingredients like ginger or cayenne, stick with the Detox or Recovery shots. Luckily you can bulk order these because we really can’t get enough.
The Serving Sizes: Each 16 oz Splendid Spoon bowl or bottle is equivalent to 1 meal or 2 snack portions. The nutrition facts on the labels are based on a snack portion.
How Does a Splendid Spoon Work?
With Splendid Spoon you can have over 50 plus vegan smoothies, wellness shots, soups, and bowls delivered right to your door. Once you pick a plan, you can choose your meals and/or smoothies, and how often you want to receive your deliveries.
- Splendid Spoon can be delivered weekly, every other week, or once a month
- You can change your subscription at any time.
- You can change your delivery frequency at any time
How Do You Store and Reheat Splendid Spoon Food?
Splendid Spoon meals are flash-frozen to preserve nutrients and freshness. Your delivery can arrive at your door either still frozen or partially thawed. You can leave the bowls, smoothies, or soups in the fridge to thaw completely or keep them frozen to preserve freshness. Heat them when you’re ready, either in the microwave or on a stovetop.
What is the Splendid Spoon Reset/Soup Cleanse?
Designed by nutritionists and chefs, the Splendid Spoon “Soup Reset” is a gentle way to rebalance your digestive system to rest, heal and reduce your total weekly calorie intake (great if weight loss is your goal).
A gentle cleanse you can do without having to starve yourself, this is Splendid Spoon’s easy-to-do approach to intermittent fasting (IF), which has become one of the most popular tools in weight loss today.
Intermittent Fasting (IF) is:
- A way of eating that cycles periods of eating with fasting
- Has been linked to many health benefits including weight loss, an increase in metabolism, a decrease in inflammation, and more.
- Can be difficult and take getting used to as it requires many hours of not eating
To do the reset you just enjoy their lighter nutrient-packed soups as your breakfast, lunch, and dinner and drink plenty of water in between to stay hydrated. If you’re not ready to do a full cleanse day quite yet, you can still order the reset soups and eat them whenever you want a light meal or healthy plant-based meal or snack.
How to Work Splendid Spoon Into Your Current Diet
Customers use Splendid Spoon to supplement their current diet, but many order a full week’s worth of Splendid Spoon meals to simplify their eating routine throughout the week.
Their smoothies make sense for breakfast, but they can also be substituted for lunch, light dinner, or even a snack on the go. The same goes for their soups and bowls. Eat whatever you like, whenever it makes sense for you.
Most customers enjoy a Splendid Spoon smoothie for breakfast, a soup or grain bowl for lunch, and a noodle bowl for dinner!
Is Splendid Spoon Sustainable? What About Packaging?
Did you know eating one plant-based meal a week cancels out the same amount of greenhouse gases equal to those produced by driving 1,160 miles?
As a plant-based meal company, it’s no surprise that Splendid Spoon is committed to sustainability and its impact on the environment. Not only does plant-based eating reduce billions of pounds of the methane-emitting food waste in landfills that contribute to climate change, but Splendid Spoon reports that cooking and sending Splendid Spoon meals directly to your door is more environmentally efficient than buying the same meal at the grocery store.
All of Splendid Spoon’s packaging is 100% recyclable and while the food is packaged in plastic to keep delivery costs down, they are all BPA-free. They’re also currently working on food packaging alternatives that are plastic-free and will hopefully have them available in the near future.
Who Would Splendid Spoon Benefit Most?
Splendid Spoon is the perfect solution for anyone looking for a convenient way to eat more plant-based meals, without dealing with meal prep, shopping, or planning. Not only are the meals made with clean healthy ingredients that are low in sugar, but eliminating the cleanup of cooking daily alone can make it totally worthwhile.
But as a busy omnivore who eats “healthyish,” I’m always looking to get as many veggies into my diet as possible. Honestly, it can be a struggle sometimes. I think like most of us when there’s a healthy option ready to go that’s what I’ll choose.
Splendid Spoon meal-delivery is worth trying if:
- You want to do a “reset” and clean up your diet and improve your eating habits.
- You love the benefits of plant-based eating but don’t know where to start.
- You want an easy and convenient way to get more superfoods and veggies dishes into your diet.
- You’re already vegan or vegetarian
- You want healthy ready-to-go convenient meals.
- You’re busy and want to minimize your time spent on food shopping, cooking, and cleaning up afterward.
- You want to eliminate food waste.
Since I’ve received my Splendid Spoon delivery, that’s what I’ve been reaching for every time I get hungry. And the healthier I’ve been eating, my cravings for the not-so-great stuff are just about gone. I feel lighter and less bloated too.
Plus, I love not having to think about what to make for every meal. Convenience is key if you want to stay on track with eating healthy and that’s the ultimate benefit I’ve found with Splendid Spoon.
What About the Ingredients and Nutritional Information that Splendid Spoon Uses?
All Splendid Spoon meals are 100% plant-based and made with organic ingredients when it matters.
Their meals are also:
- Non-GMO with no preservatives or fillers
- Low in sugar with no artificial sugar
- Low in salt
Is Splendid Spoon Good For Weight Loss?
Splendid Spoon doesn’t promote itself as a weight loss program or make any claims that you will lose weight with their meals. What they do suggest is that with their service they can help you form healthier eating habits while eating clean. But it’s extremely likely that if you currently eat a high-calorie processed diet rich in carbs, fat, and sugar and then substitute some of your less healthy choices with Splendid Spoon you’ll most likely shed some pounds.
Many members of their community group on Facebook have successfully reported dropping weight with Splendid Spoon.
Here’s a sample meal plan to see what a week on Splendid Spoon would look like.
Their Facebook Group Is a Great Place to Get Tips and Chat With Other “Spooners”
Splendid Spoon also has an official Facebook community page called the Spoon Crew, where members ask questions, give Splendid Spoon tips and hacks, and share favorite meals and experiences with other Splendid Spoon customers. It’s a great place to learn how other members are working Splendid Spoon into their journey toward better health.
Final Thoughts on Splendid Spoon Meal Delivery
There’s no doubt that Splendid Spoon makes eating plant-based easier than ever.
- Offers 50+ plant-based vegan smoothies and meals with a menu that rotates and offers seasonal additions.
- Makes eating healthy easy and helps you form healthier eating habits.
- Can be used as part of an anti-inflammatory diet, weight-loss program, cleanse or current diet.
- Removes the stress out of figuring out what to eat.
- Cuts down on time spent food shopping.
- Eliminates household food waste.
- There’s no prep time and everything is freezer friendly
- Customer service is awesome and goes above and beyond to make your Splendid Spoon experience enjoyable.
- Shipping is included!
- It’s no commitment and you can cancel at any time.
- May not be doable for some budgets or large families (get a coupon below!)
- Ordering just smoothies can be pricey.
- May not work for those with severe food allergies.
Yes, some of the Splendid Spoon plans may seem expensive at first glance. But when you factor in time spent food shopping (gas, time in the store), cooking (energy and utility costs, time), cleaning, and the uneaten rotten food you end up throwing away, you may actually end up saving some money or even breaking even in the end. Of course, this won’t work for all budgets.
At the end of the day, Splendid Spoon is a tasty way to learn to love your veggies and find new ways to enjoy them in a super convenient way. Give it a try and you might be surprised at how great you feel.
Meal Plans & Tips for Ordering Splendid Spoon
All Splendid Spoon meal plans are designed to fill you up on yummy plant-based, high-fiber meals, and limit your intake of inflammatory processed foods, animal proteins, and dairy. There’s no commitment and you can cancel at any time.
Here are the current Splendid Spoon meal plans (starting at $65):
Breakfast: 5 smoothies
Breakfast + Lunch: 5 smoothies and 5 soup & grain bowls
Breakfast, Lunch + Reset: 5 smoothies, 5 soup & grain bowls, plus a day’s worth of Reset meals (light veggie-based soups)
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner + Reset: 5 smoothies, 5 soup & grain bowls, 5 noodle bowls, and 5 Reset meals.
On Demand Box (most flexibility): This option lets you mix and match and stock up on your favorites at a discount. It’s the best way to fill your fridge with all your favs!
See all the available meal plans –> here.
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