Splendid Spoon Review (Pros/Cons, Pricing, and More)

Splendid Spoon Review

In a time where we are seeing a surge in demand for delivery services, choosing the right meal kit for you is more important than ever. I recently was given the opportunity to sample Splendid Spoon, a plant-based meal delivery service that promotes clean, delicious meals that are low in sugar and sodium.

In this article, I’ll review exactly what you need to know about Splendid Spoon, including the pros and cons of the service as well as my personal experience.

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What is Splendid Spoon?

Splendid Spoon delivers ready-to-eat, nutrient-dense, plant-based smoothies and soup nationwide. The company provides fully customizable meals to jump-start and sustain a plant-based diet. Their general recommendation is to drink a smoothie for breakfast and eat one of the plant-based soup/grain bowls for lunch.

All their meals are vegan, gluten-free, and soy-free. The most popular delivery option includes five smoothies, five soup/grain bowls, and one “reset” day which includes five “light” soup bowls. You can choose from 14 smoothie options, 27 soup/grain bowl options, but the “light” soup options are set for you.

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Plant-based eating focused on ingredients (not calories)

I was immediately drawn to Splendid Spoon for two main reasons. The first was that they promote plant-based eating, a sustainable way of eating. The next was that the focus is more on the ingredient content of their meals rather than calorie content.

Plant-based nutrition has a variety of benefits that tie into overall health. Fruits and vegetables are naturally low in calories, high in antioxidants, and have increased fiber content.

I generally advise and define a plant-based diet as two-thirds intake from fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, and nuts. A plant-based diet is not necessarily a vegan diet. Instead, it simply means that the majority of your intake comes from plants.

Simply put, the calorie content of foods tells us how much energy that specific food or meal provides. This is important but is not as important as the quality of the calories we consume. When we consume food that provides us with protein, fiber, and vitamins, our bodies feel more satisfied. Because the smoothies and bowls provide protein and healthy fats, fewer calories are sourced from sugar and the meals provide more satiety and vitamins.

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How much does Splendid Spoon cost?

The Splendid Spoon breakfast/lunch/reset box contains one full “reset” day of five meals and five days of breakfast and lunch (five smoothies/five bowls). The cost of this box is advertised at $9.00 per meal. This breaks down to $22.50 a day (6 days provided) for one person. Also, delivery is free.

DEAL: $10 off Splendid Spoon!

Is Splendid Soon right for you?

Pros: 

  • Nutritious, flavorful meals.
  • An excellent way for someone to try a plant-based diet.
  • Convenient for an individual who does not have time for extensive food preparation.
  • A detailed ingredient list on the website to help with selections.
  • 27 options of bowls to fit a variety of preferences.

Cons: 

  • More expensive than preparing smoothies/meals at home.
  • All soup and smoothies are in plastic bottles/containers.

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My personal experience trying Splendid Spoon

When I decided to review Splendid Spoon, I sampled five plant-based protein smoothies and three soup/grain bowls. My focus was to evaluate the product’s nutrition, satiety, and value.

Splendid Spoon’s breakfast smoothies

Having a smoothie for breakfast was outside of my norm, but I loved the simplicity of being able to grab a smoothie that was already prepared for me. Every flavor combination was entirely on point and was absolutely delicious!

For those counting calories, it’s important the nutrition facts on the smoothie bottle reflect one serving, and each bottle has two servings in it. I did have the entire bottle (two servings) for breakfast each day. One of the benefits of a smoothie rather than juice is that smoothies contain entire blended fruit/vegetables instead of just the juice. Also, juicing takes away significant fiber content, so I prefer smoothies.

The smoothies contained anywhere from 3.5 to 7 grams of protein per serving and kept me full until lunchtime. The other aspect I appreciated was the variety of fruit/vegetable content in every smoothie. They contained nutritious ingredients that I would not normally have on hand, such as goji berries and baobab powder. I also liked that the ingredients in each smoothie are listed on the front of the bottle.

Splendid Spoon’s wellness shot

With my delivery box, I received an immunity booster shot. Significantly more research is needed to see if the amount of nutrition in the immunity shot is actually protective. However, I liked the citrus/ginger flavor, and it contained oregano, which is being studied for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits. I had the immunity shot one evening after dinner.

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Splendid Spoon’s soups and grains

One of the BEST things about Splendid Spoon as a company is its transparency. All of the nutrition facts and ingredients are listed on the website and will help guide your choices for the week. With this in mind, I sampled and rated the following standard bowls, paying attention to nutrition, flavor, and satiety.

Sweet Potato Quinoa Bowl

  • Nutrition: Excellent. Full of vitamins & minerals between the variety of vegetables and quinoa. 
  • Taste: 4.5/5 – Completely personal preference, but would enjoy a little more salt. 
  • Satiety: Excellent. High in fiber with the beans & quinoa, and contained a generous portion. 

Butternut Squash Ratatouille

  • Nutrition: Excellent. Variety of colors that provide an array of antioxidants. 
  • Taste: 5/5. I really liked the balance of flavors. 
  • Satiety: Fair. I was hungry before it was time for my next meal. 

Mexican Tomato Chili

  • Nutrition: Excellent. didn’t even miss the meat in this chili. 
  • Taste: 5/5. Full of flavor, absolutely delicious. 
  • Satiety: Excellent. Again, full of fiber with the beans and quinoa.

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Final thoughts

I would recommend Splendid Spoon for anyone who wants to learn more about adopting a plant-based diet, and for anyone who is skeptical about the flavor of vegan meals! Also, it’s perfect for an individual as it would be much more economical to purchase the ingredients for the smoothies and bowls in bulk. The benefit of the single portions is that it reduces food waste. If you choose to receive a weekly delivery, Splendid Spoon has enough options for almost 3 weeks of different smoothies and over five weeks of different bowls.

Have you tried Splendid Spoon before? What did you think of it? Share your feedback in the comments below.

Splendid Spoon Review
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Summary

Splendid Spoon delivers ready-to-eat, nutrient-dense, plant-based smoothies and soup nationwide. I would recommend Splendid Spoon for anyone who wants to learn more about adopting a plant-based diet, and for anyone who is skeptical about the flavor of vegan meals!

Pros

  • Nutritious, flavorful meals.
  • An excellent way for someone to try a plant-based diet.
  • Convenient for an individual who does not have time for extensive food preparation.
  • A detailed ingredient list on the website to help with selections.
  • 27 options of bowls to fit a variety of preferences.

Cons

  • More expensive than preparing smoothies/meals at home.
  • All soup and smoothies are in plastic bottles/containers.
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Meredith Byrne, RD, LDN, CNSC
Meredith Byrne is a clinical dietitian at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. Her focus is on cardiac, maternal, and oncology medical nutrition therapy, as well as disease-preventative nutrition. Meredith graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in dietetics in 2006. She also completed her dietetic internship at Virginia Tech. Outside of work, she is an avid runner, backpacker, and loves international travel. Meredith lived overseas in eastern Asia for a year before moving to Charlotte in 2008 and had the opportunity to spend several weeks in Burkina Faso to help diagnose and treat pediatric malnutrition in 2013. She has completed six marathons including Boston and NYC. Meredith is passionate about helping others adapt their lifestyle to improve their health and knowledge of nutrition.

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