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Overall I was satisfied, just a little disappointed that no real pomegranate was present, especially considering the name, just a powdery substitute. This smoothie had a pleasing color and the flavor was very fresh and very fruity.I couldn’t taste the coconut at all, as the coconut cream imparts barely even a mild influence. I froze the grapes and peeled the pear and this simple mixture of just 5 ingredients wasn’t just tart, but complex and well-rounded.I think perhaps making it with soymilk would have rounded out the flavors better by bringing a little creaminess to the base.

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This smoothie came out of the blender a little chunky from the nuts and raw carrot, but that didn’t detract from the agreeability with my tongue.

It was sweet, likely mostly from the (frozen) pineapple.

I used non-dairy milk for a few just to experiment and boost the calories and mouthfeel somewhat.

Unlike with Daily Harvest, you don’t get to choose your smoothies, you just get what’s coming that week, so it may be hit and miss with your favorite flavors. Like a committed food scientist though, I sampled and slurped 10 smoothies, and tried to note every itsy bitsy significant detail, which allows me to rank them for you below from worst to best. It was really kind of horrible, and I didn’t even finish it.

I did the Fresh Start week-to-week subscription which is $49 for 5 smoothies.

That turns out to be .80 per smoothie which is awfully pricey.

Lucuma is a fruit grown in Peru, in this case dried and powdered, that offers some sweetness and additional nutrient density to the mix.

A dazzling color and a fresh, citrusy flavor made for a cheery morning breakfast.

The company notes that each smoothie provides 2 servings, which is technically true.

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