My honest Vejo review complete with biodegradable smoothie pods, a convenient portable blender, amazing taste, & good nutrition!
You guys know how much I love smoothies! Which is why I’m really excited to share this Vejo review with you today! Vejo is a brand that I’ve seen gain more & more traction over on Instagram specifically, with their 100% biodegradable, nutritious smoothie pods, & insanely cool, portable blenders. The whole idea honestly, is genius & I could not wait to try the blends! As soon as my Vejo delivery came, Devin & I immediately made ourselves one of the Tart Berry smoothie blends & wow, was it good! Also, did you know that this pod-based Vejo blender is the first of its kind?! Pretty cool!
Okay, so for anyone new…Vejo is a brand focused on nutrition, sustainability, & convenience. LOVE that, am I right? I love a brand that goes the extra mile, one that creates something unique & on trend, & I’m ALL about products that are both good for you & the environment!
So let’s break it down further…
My Honest Vejo Review
QUALITY OF INGREDIENTS
Vejo smoothie & beverage freeze-dried pod blends (they have a Matcha blend too) are packed with fruits & vegetables that were harvested at their peak ripeness! This means that peak ripeness & those amazing nutrients, are preserved for you to then enjoy whenever you go to make your smoothie!
The Vejo smoothie blends contain amazing & REAL ingredients such as freeze-dried banana, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, mango, pineapple, spinach, fuji apple, cucumber, spirulina & more! Since they all are freeze-dried, they don’t lose any of their nutrients, which basically makes the blends taste like fresh produce was used within the smoothie, which is pretty amazing & something I noticed as soon as I tried my first blend!
And if you’re looking for a little plant based protein? Vejo has you covered as well, with blends like their Banana Almond pod! Devin & I loved this flavor! It contained freeze-dried banana, & other great ingredients like organic ground cinnamon, sea salt, & organic vanilla extract, while also containing organic almond protein concentrate which gave the smoothie 7 grams of plant based protein, which is awesome! They have a Spiced Chocolate blend with plant-based protein as well, that looks equally as tasty!
A few final things on ingredients…
I loved the transparency of each blend. Each pod clearly lists out the full ingredient list & Vejo does an amazing job of categorizing the blends by whether or not they’re gluten free, soy-free, plant-based, dairy-free, & states whether or not they contain any added sugar! This is something that is huge for me. I love seeing labels like that loud & clear, so any guess-work from my end, can be eliminated!
There really is a pod for everyone! Whether you’re celiac like me, looking for something with a little plant based protein, trying to avoid dairy, or soy, Vejo has something for you! All of the blends are doctor-formulated & you can rest assured that you’re consuming high-quality & nutritious ingredients!
I LOVE this part. So all of the Vejo blends come in a little pod that you place into the blender to obviously blend. But what really impressed me, is that those little pods are actually sustainable & 100% biodegradable! The Vejo pods are made from corn & other biodegradable renewable components which means not only are they good for YOU, but they’ve also established an initiative to better our planet, which I think, is really amazing! I think brands who are going above & beyond are really impressive & as a brand, I think it’s really telling us that they care!
Read more about The Vejo Way here!
VEJO’S PORTABLE BLENDER
Okay, I think the blender alone is my favorite part of this Vejo review! Seriously! It’s SO cool! Vejo created the world’s first smart, portable, pod-based blender, that is able to bring you the convenience of nutrition & healthy options on the go OR at home, of course! The blenders are available in the cutest colors too – how fun is the orange!?
The blender itself contains stainless steel construction. But it’s lightweight enough to carry around throughout the day, throw in your backpack, take along to the airport etc.! It also contains food-grade & BPA-free plastic components that you can feel good about using! The blender contains two parts, the top & bottom – the bottom part has the blade, as well as, a removable charging capsule & USB-C cord!
You have to charge the Vejo blender for at least two hours before your first blend. Each full charge should give you 30 blends – which is a lot! Again, this contributes to the convenience aspect of Vejo! That full charge will give you a full month of on-the-go nutritious smoothies!
Did I mention that the smoothies are ready in 30 seconds?!
HERE’S HOW TO USE VEJO
It wouldn’t be a full Vejo review if I didn’t actually explain how to use it!! Below I’ve broken down each specific step towards preparing & blending your smoothie! Even though it may seem like a lot of steps, the whole process, minus the charge, takes about a minute!
- Be sure to charge your Vejo blender for at least two hours before the initial use (& remember, each full charge should give you 30 blends, so you’ll only have to charge it about once a month!)
- Once the blender is fully charged, the flashing orange light (which means it’s charging) will turn a solid green!
- Remove the charging capsule & add your choice of liquid to the fill line within the blender (usually a dairy free milk or water)
- Choose a pod of choice & peel back the top seal!
- Place the pod upside inside of the blender, place the lid on the blender, & twist the top until you hear a click!
- Once the lid clicks, the Vejo blender will begin to blend on it’s own!
- After 30 seconds or once the light turns solid green, the smoothie is ready!
- Remove the lid & take out the empty Vejo pod!
- Now it’s time to enjoy the smoothie! You can drink it directly from the blender! Or you can use a silicone reusable straw (my favorite), or pour the smoothie into a clean glass!
- After blending, be sure to rinse the inside of the blender well, & use the soft brush that comes within the Vejo Family Favorites Starter Kit to clean the blade & any left over residue. Be sure to not submerge your Vejo in water or put it in the dishwasher! When cleaning the lid of the blender, simply use a damp cloth!
What Vejo kit should I get?
I have the Vejo Family Favorites Starter Kit, which comes with one Vejo blender, as well as, 8 pod blends. There are a few different kit options, the only difference between the majority of the kits is the pod flavors & the amount of pods included. You can also purchase just the pods themselves (no blender) in the option of an 8-pack or a 30-pack!
Vejo also offers subscriptions for anyone who is looking to have customized blends delivered consistently on a monthly basis! All Vejo subscription members can enjoy up to 22% off & free blends with every order (yay!), free shipping within the US, & you also have the ability to pause the subscription, or cancel at anytime – which is always appreciated!!
The Vejo blends I got & LOVED…
Below are the four Vejo blends I received within my Family Favorites Starter Kit. The Family Favorites Kit comes with 1 Vejo Blender & 8 Vejo blends! I blended the Tart Berry, Piña Greens, & Clean Greens with cold water & for the Banana Almond pod, I used almond milk! They all were seriously delicious! There’s definitely a flavor in this kit for everyone, especially if you’re looking to share with family or kids!
- TART BERRY – a tangy blend made from premium, organic berries..high in Vitamin C & absolutley delicious!!
- BANANA ALMOND – this is more of a heartier blend thanks to the plant-based protein (7 grams), dietary fiber, & healthy fats…I love this flavor combo & really enjoyed the taste of this one!
- PIÑA GREENS – I think this was my favorite! SO good, high in Vitamin C, antioxidants, & dietary fiber, plus lots of greens!
- CLEAN GREENS – Another great, refreshing green blend! Again, lots of Vitamin C, B vitamins, antioxidants, chlorophyll, & beta-carotene!
Use code MADIROWAN for a complimentary 8-pack of blends with the purchase of a starter kit + a 4-pack of Chocolate Protein THIS MONTH ONLY!
How do I use the Vejo App?
Vejo has an app, available on both iOS & Android, where you’re able to automatically track orders, re-order, learn more about specific blends & ingredients, as well as, set helpful reminders in regards to your blends. The Vejo blender itself is actually able to connect directly to the app! This is how blends are able to be tracked! Pretty cool, right?! If you do want to use the app, I’d definitely recommend making sure you’re updating the app frequently within the app store to make sure you’re able to stay up to date on new features & the latest Vejo technology!
What is Vejo+?
Okay, so Vejo+ recently launched & is basically a personalized blend program 100% unique to you & your health needs, formulated by the Vejo+ doctors! How cool?! After a simple, at-home blood test & a health assessment questionnaire, the Vejo+ doctors are then able to select from over 200 vitamins, minerals, amino acids, herbs, & other nutrients to help curate a blend specifically made for your needs! No two blends are alike! Each Vejo+ blend meets strict product requirements & undergoes rigorous 3rd party testing to ensure every ingredient included is in its purest form, so that you’re then able to meet your health needs or goals when consuming the blend!
Click here to check out more regarding the 3-Month Vejo+ Program! The program includes one at-home blood test kit, a doctor review of your lab results, & 3 months of personalized Vejo+ blends (30 blends shipped each month), all designed to help you feel your best, while also reaching your optimum level of health! If you do decide to try Vejo+, still be sure to use my code, MADIROWAN for a complimentary 8-pack of blends with your purchase PLUS a free 4-pack of Chocolate Protein until the end of the month!! That’s 12 free blends & is a $45 value!
So to conclude my honest Vejo review, I’d just like to say that overall, I’m really impressed with the innovation of the blender & pod method – even MORE impressed with the sustainable piece! I think that alone speaks volumes & shows how much Vejo cares about overall health & taking care of our planet. I had a lot of fun trying the blends too, they all were excellent…both Devin & I loved them! Our favorite blend was the Piña Greens but we also LOVED the Banana Almond!
I love having & sharing healthy options that are convenient but also ones that taste good. Time is one thing that everyone can’t seem to get enough of which is why I think having something like this, which is ready to go, packed with delicious high quality, fruits & veggies, is an amazing idea! Whether you’re in college, only have a few minutes to grab a quick lunch, hiking a mountain, walking through the airport, or just hanging at home, Vejo is for you & that’s my favorite part!
Which blend would you be most excited to try?
This post was kindly sponsored by Vejo. As always, all thoughts & opinions remain my own.