For our Kencko reviews we were given a sample. This post contains affiliate links and we may be compensated if you make a purchase. All opinions are our own.
By Alison Chew
Kencko means “health” in Japan, the country with the longest lifespan, and they are on a mission to help people in the US eat healthily and reach the federal recommended five cups of fruits and vegetables a day with their instant smoothies.
Kencko’s 100% organic single-serve smoothies are filled with the equivalent of 2.5 servings of fruit and vegetables giving you all of the nutritional benefits, like vitamins and fiber, from fresh produce in an easy and portable smoothie with no added sugar or chemicals. They are also free of gluten and common allergens and easy to make (no blender required). Simply mix the smoothie powder into water or your favorite milk for a quick and healthy breakfast, snack, or afternoon drink. Plus, these smoothie-packet-miracles are shelf-stable minimizing food waste and the plastic packaging is compostable minimizing regular waste. A win for you and the environment! Save 10% with code MEALFINDS2021 >>
What We Like
Organic fruit and vegetables in a portable pouch
Shelf-stable; does not take up fridge or freezer space
Taste great and easy to make with little clean up (no blender required)
No subscription needed
What We Don’t Like
Some flavors are for “members only” (i.e. subscribers)
Not a full meal (around 85 calories each)
Getting started with Kencko is super easy. Simply select the number of Kencko smoothies you would like to order as well as your desired frequency, one-time, or subscribe for auto-delivery every 2 weeks or 4 weeks. The more you order, the lower the price per smoothie. Remember, these smoothies are shelf-stable so you don’t have to worry about them going bad. We say stock up and save!
How much does Kencko cost?
The price per Kencko smoothie is $2.49 to $5.29 each depending upon how many smoothies you order. All orders come with free and carbon-neutral shipping.
7 smoothie packs – $5.29 per smoothie or $37.03 per delivery + free and carbon-neutral shipping
20 smoothie packs – $2.95 per smoothie or $59 per delivery + free and carbon-neutral shipping
60 smoothie packs – $2.49 per smoothie or $149.40 per delivery + free and carbon-neutral shipping
Kencko currently ships to the US, EU member states, and Singapore. In a continued effort to reduce their impact on the planet, Kenkco monitors, measures and offsets all the emissions from shipping with the help of their shipping partner DHL.
This means that every time you order healthy Kencko smoothies, they invest in certified climate protection and carbon management projects that neutralize the impact of shipping your box. Past projects include reforestation efforts in Uganda and Panama, alternative irrigation methods in India, and the distribution of efficient cooking stoves in Lesotho. These projects not only reduce greenhouse gas emissions but also support local communities through social and economic benefits. Save 10% with code MEALFINDS2021 >>
Kencko Reviews: Smoothie Flavors
Selecting your smoothie flavors is the fun part! Each of the 18+ functional smoothie flavors, named after colors, is packed with essential nutrients from organic fruits, vegetables, and spices and is vegan-friendly. Select “greens” for an energy surge, “reds” for skin health, or “yellows” for immune support. We recommend trying as many Kencko smoothie flavors as you can, even the flavors that you think you might not like because we were pleasantly surprised.
How does Kencko get 2.5 servings of fruit and vegetables in each smoothie packet while retaining the healthy stuff? All of the organic fruits and vegetables are flash-frozen to retain the vitamins, minerals, fiber, carbohydrates, and protein, then slow-dried to remove water and to preserve taste and color, and finally blended in small batches along with spices to create the healthy smoothie flavors you see below.
Purples, Reds, and Crimsons: I love berries and all three of these smoothies are packed with a wonderful berry blend and fruity taste. A nice surprise was the ginger in the “reds” and the cinnamon in the “crimsons”. These are the BEST kencko flavors and we will definitely order these again!
Peaches: With the dominant flavor of peaches, sweetness from carrots, and tartness from rhubarb, this is a wonderful and unique flavor combination that we really enjoyed.
Beet Reds: Our favorite Spring/Summer flavor! We loved the beet berry flavor in this smoothie and hope it sticks around!
Golds: One of the first ingredients in the “golds” is cacao, i.e. chocolate, and we couldn’t believe how chocolatey this smoothie tasted. Definitely save this one for an after-dinner treat!
Scarlets: The “scarlets” is a fun combination of tomato, apple, banana, spinach, dates, chia seeds, cayenne pepper, and kombucha. We thought it tasted like a healthy alcohol-free bloody mary and would make a great addition to any Sunday brunch.
Greens: As the name or color implies, the “greens” are filled with green veggies like spinach and kale. I’m not a huge fan of the veggie-packed green smoothies (am I the only one who doesn’t like the taste of grass?), but with the addition of kiwi, pineapple, apple, banana, and ginger it was one of our favorites. No grassy taste at all.
Kenkco Reviews: New Spring/Summer Smoothie Flavors
Kencko has just released three new flavors for the Spring/Summer season. These flavors include Beet Reds, Mint Greens, and Golden Plums.
The Beet Red smoothie is made for performance and is our favorite of the 3 new flavors. The beet shines through in the flavor with hints of strawberry and apple. Bright and fruit-forward, perfect for Spring and Summer.
The Mint Greens are packed with greens that are good for your brain, the spearmint flavor is the star of this smoothie. It reminds me of sweet spearmint iced tea.
Finally, the Golden Plums are intended to help your skin. Sweet plums and pineapple come through in every sip of this smoothie. Our second favorite of the new Spring/Summer smoothies.
Kencko Reviews: How-To Video
Making a delicious Kencko smoothie is super easy and can be done in less than 1 minute. Watch the how-to video below for details.
Kencko Reviews: Free Chat With A Nutritionist
We all know that eating more fruits and veggies is good for us and that we should opt for a salad over pizza or strawberries over cupcakes, but knowing what to do and actually doing it is hard. Sometimes we need a little support.
Kencko understands and has a registered dietician on staff that is available to offer free nutritional consultations to all active members. You heard that right! If you have an active subscription you can speak to a real live registered dietician and get advice on healthy food choices, weight loss, getting in shape, and more.
Kencko delivers 100% organic, shelf-stable, single-serve smoothies filled with the equivalent of 2.5 servings of fruit and vegetables directly to your door. And with over 18 flavors to choose from each giving you all of the nutritional benefits, like vitamins and fiber, from fresh produce in an easy and portable smoothie with no added sugar or chemicals you will never get bored.
After 20 days of Kencko smoothies, I am definitely a believer. These smoothies make it so easy to get organic, healthy, all-natural fruits and vegetables every day. They can be made in under 1 min, stored in your kitchen cabinet because they are shelf-stable, and clean up is a breeze with the dishwasher-safe shaker bottle. They also taste fantastic and at just $2.49 per smoothie, they are less expensive compared to many of the smoothie alternatives on the market (or your morning cup of coffee). Plus, they now offset carbon emissions and the smoothie pouches are compostable, reducing their impact (and your impact) on the planet.
And while you are getting 2.5 servings of fruits and vegetables in every smoothie, they are less filling compared to traditional smoothies made with whole ingredients, fresh or frozen, and I wouldn’t recommend them as a meal replacement. They are however great for a morning or afternoon snack or in addition to your morning breakfast.
I recommend Kencko to anyone looking to boost their intake of organic fruits and vegetables, those looking for a healthy snack or breakfast, or anyone looking for a portable on-the-go smoothie option. Save 10% with code MEALFINDS2021 >>