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By Alison Chew & Brittany Whelan | Dietitian Approved by Rebecca Housh, MS, RDN
Splendid Spoon is on a mission to help you reconnect with your body. No fad diets or quick fixes that fall apart as easily as they promised to work, just plant-based meals that are ready-to-eat and pre-portioned for your convenience.
Made with whole ingredients, the Splendid Spoon team takes the guesswork out of what exactly is going into your body so that you can focus more on doing what you love.
Splendid Spoon Meals Reviews: Shots, Smoothies, and Bowl Favorites
Smoothies: Mango Guava, Blueberry Coconut, and Orange Hibiscus
We love the Mango Guava smoothie. The combination of tropical fruit creates a zingy vibrant smoothie. The Blueberry Coconut Smoothie was also a favorite. I’m not normally a fan of coconut, but in this smoothie it was delicious. A close third was the low sugar Orange Hibiscus. The orange in this smoothie was the star with the floral notes of hibiscus and hints of banana.
Bowls: Cuban Black Bean and Vegetable Bolognese Bowls
These bowls packed the most flavor and were all very filling. We especially loved the Vegetable Bolognese as it had all of the Italian spices and tomato flavor you would expect, but without the meat.
Wellness Shots: We enjoyed the taste of all three wellness shots – Digestion, Detox, and Wellness.
Be warned that the flavor punches your tastebuds and is very strong! The Wellness Shot has a strong ginger taste, the Digestion Shot has a strong ginger taste and cayenne pepper kick, and the Detox Shot is very sweet, don’t let the green color fool you into thinking that it’s going to taste like grass because it doesn’t.
Splendid Spoon Meals Reviews: Shots, Smoothies, and Bowl Passes
Smoothies: Dragon Fruit and Mint Chip Smoothies- Out of all the smoothies I ordered these were the two I was most excited about, but the mint-coconut and dragon fruit-avocado flavor combinations were just too strong in the mix for me.
Bowls: Kabocha Congee Soup- Originally a rice pudding, the stew variation of this dish had an odd consistency between the squash and the pumpkin seeds that made it hard to enjoy.
Splendid Spoon also has low sodium, gluten-free, plant-based noodles on its menu. Served in microwavable, tightly sealed containers these meals take just 3-4 minutes to warm up for a nice relaxing lunch or dinner.
Out of the six delicious options I was able to try five through Splendid Spoon’s Noodles-5 Pack option. Splendid Spoon no longer has the noodle-pack, but you can order the Noodle Bowls in the Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner plan or in the On-Demand 10 or 15 pack. Get $60 OFF >>
FAVORITE! Red Curry Noodles: Coconut milk, curry, and sweet potato came together to balance this bowl’s immunity-boosting effects and sharp flavor. The noodles were soft and warm under the heat of the sauce and my only complaint on this one is that there wasn’t more of it!
FAVORITE! Kale Pesto Noodles: I love pesto! I loved this dish! Packed with antioxidants from the kale, cancer-fighting properties from the tomato, and all of the essential amino acids from the nutritional yeast, this bowl’s textures and flavors were a delight to experience.
FAVORITE! Vegan Meatballs & Marinara: We really enjoyed this noodle bowl. It was both very flavorful and filling and the vegetable meatballs, while not the same as meat, still tasted great.
Creamy Mushroom & Spinach Noodles: I wasn’t sure if I would like this new noodle bowl that uses coconut milk and cashews to get the creamy texture, but I really enjoyed it. You definitely taste the spinach and mushrooms but combined with the creamy sauce they are not overpowering or bitter. This noodle dish, like the others, was very filling.
Green Curry Noodles: Adopting a different approach this bowl’s lemongrass curry finds its main support from galangal, lime, and broccoli. Tossed together this noodle dish is packed with fiber, vitamins, and minerals shown to support digestive health. While I still prefer the Red Curry, getting a significant bite of my daily fiber in the green was a great benefit to obtain in this bowl.
Creamy Butternut Squash Noodles: Another broccoli dish means more digestive health assistance! I really enjoy creative approaches to getting my daily fiber in and this bowl is just another recipe on that list. The influence of the turmeric on the butternut squash sauce was less potent than I was expecting, but all around still managed to taste delicious.
Tangy Ginger Noodles: This bowl had the most flavor for me. Carrots, red peppers, and almonds in a noodle dish may sound like a recipe for disaster, but as Splendid Spoon says, it’s “bright and zesty”. And hey, if I can give my eyes a boost while loading myself up with antioxidants, why not?
Splendid Spoon has launched a Reset Program with a line of Light Soups that are designed to reset your digestive system in one day or over the course of several days. Get $105 OFF with code back2busyaff >>
What is a Reset?
We all get off track every now and again. Whether you are coming back from a vacation, ate too much over the Holidays, or ordered takeout more than you’d like to admit, a Reset may be just what you need.
The Splendid Spoon reset soups are low in calories, yet contain vitamins and minerals and may be ideal for people having digestive issues or those that want to give their tummies a rest.
How long is a Reset?
A reset day could be a single day or a single meal where you take time off to show your gut a little love.
To start, Splendid Spoon recommends eating one reset meal (ideally lunch or dinner) at least 2-3 times a week. They say that this will give your body a chance to wind down and may even kickstart weight management to get you back on track with healthy eating.
For those with a little more Reset experience, you can reset for the entire day, ideally 1 day a week.
For this review, we received the 5 light soups included in the Reset program: Butternut Turmeric, Cauliflower Potato Chowder, Fennel Consommé, Garden Minestrone & Lentil & Kale. Get $105 OFF with code back2busyaff >>
What is included in The Reset?
The Reset program is made up of 5 lightest soups: Butternut Turmeric, Cauliflower Potato Chowder, Fennel Consommé, Garden Minestrone & Lentil & Kale.
When you order an On-Demand box your reset includes an hour-by-hour guide to lead you through a successful reset with the pre-selected meals.
How much does The Reset cost?
The Reset is included in the Breakfast, Lunch, & Reset Plan ($135/box) as well as the Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Reset Plan ($185/box). You can also purchase the Reset as a one-time On-Demand purchase with 1 day of light soups ($59) or 3 days of light soups ($139). Get $105 OFF with code back2busyaff >>
How did the Reset soups taste?
I decided to spread my reset out over the course of 5 days and ate the light soups for lunch. They heat up in the microwave in less than 5 minutes or you can heat on the stovetop for a couple of minutes more.
Butternut Turmeric: This soup makes me think of Thanksgiving. It has a sweet taste from the nutmeg and sweet potatoes with an almost creamy texture. It was a little too sweet for me to eat the whole thing in one sitting, but I enjoyed sipping on it over 2 days.
Cauliflower Potato Chowder: We did not receive this soup and instead received the Green Tomatillo Chile.
Favorite! Green Tomatillo Chile: This was our favorite soup! I’m not sure why it’s not on the menu right now, but I hope that they bring it back. This soup was super flavorful, a little spicy, and packed with tofu and navy beans. It was also very filling and almost too much for me for lunch.
Favorite! Garden Minestrone: This was one of my favorites. It had large chunks of zucchini, tomato, and kale with lots of navy beans. Very hearty and filling. I spread this soup out over 2 lunches.
Fennel Consommé: This soup was my least favorite as it was a bit one-note. It was light, yet filling with a strong fennel and onion taste.
Lentil & Kale: This soup was good if you like kale. The lentils really fill you up while the warm spices made it perfect for fall. I added some salt and pepper to bring out the flavors a bit more.
Splendid Spoon delivers vegan, gluten-free, GMO-free, ready-to-eat meals designed to change the way to think about food. These nutrient-dense plant-based meals are designed to keep you full, energized, and eating healthy throughout the day.
Splendid Spoon is one of the most filling prepared meal services we’ve tried! For the most part, the flavors were really balanced throughout the bowls, soups, and smoothies which can be difficult considering how many ingredients are packed into each product.
The noodle and grain bowls by far were my favorite Splendid Spoon category. Easy to prepare with very little cleanup involved afterward. I heated mine up for the full four minutes (2-4 is the suggested time) and had no issues transferring the container from the microwave to the table.
Their packaging is seriously the most durable I’ve ever interacted with, and dishwasher safe too! The smoothies and shots complemented everything nicely as well with the shots really packing a punch of flavor and the smoothies kept me full between meals.
We do want to caution that some Splendid Spoon meals contain nuts and for those with allergies please read the ingredients thoroughly before ordering.
Compared to other prepared meal services, the cost of Splendid Spoon is in the mid-to-high range. If you are just ordering smoothies or lunches, they are more expensive than most, but the more you order the lower your cost per meal. We encourage you to stock up and save! Get $105 OFF with code back2busyaff >>
This post has been reviewed and approved by our dietitian Rebecca Housh, MS, RDN, LDN for nutritional accuracy.
Rebecca Housh is a registered dietitian based in Chicago, IL. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology from Boston University and a Master of Science in Human Nutrition from the University of Illinois in Chicago. Rebecca is passionate about the idea of food as medicine in both preventative and therapeutic care. Her current professional interests lie in food security, food access, and nutrition for chronic disease.
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