Mumbai Food: New delivery service offers healthy smoothies

Updated: 05 January, 2017 13:59 IST | Joanna Lobo |

A new delivery service promises to wash away your festive indulgences with healthy, wholesome smoothies

It's the season of indulgences, which generally take the form of calorie-laden sweets. It was during such a week of gluttony, that we decided to make a shift and order ourselves something healthy. Enter Seedy Smoothies, a new delivery service offering fresh juices without sugar, preservatives, water or milk.

We ordered the five juices they have on offer (the sixth juice didn’t show up when placing the order online). Then began a process that made us wish we could just go to the nearest juicewallah , instead. Our delivery was advanced by a day; the order came on time but despite having paid online, the delivery boy insisted we had to pay. And, to add to our woes, we got the wrong order. Customer service was called; a new order arrived two hours later. They forgot a drink in that, too, so we swapped it from our earlier pack.

By this time, our healthy eating resolutions were rapidly disappearing. Luckily, the drinks made up for it, a wee bit. The Mango Fusion had a nice sour kick from pineapple and although it was sweet and you could taste the mango, it felt a bit synthetic like packaged mango juices. The Strawberry and Kiwi Twister had the slightly grainy texture from the berries but was otherwise smooth — we could taste the kiwi and black grapes in it. The green Celery Blazer had an overpowering taste of celery and kale and little else.

On the other hand, the kale and spinach in The Super Greens Warmer felt like we were having a soup with a slight hint of sour from the orange. Flavourwise, it was the freshest and most wholesome. Another favourite was Guava Passion — a flavourful drink filled with the sweetness of guava mixed with banana and apple giving it a full creamy texture.

Each drink had one core ingredient — fruit or vegetable — and packed with other fruits. All drinks were priced at Rs 100 for a 250 ml bottle, which had helpful information about the nutrition value of the drink.

Seedy Smoothies has delicious, wholesome fare. We only wish they had a better delivery service.

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First Published: 19 December, 2016 08:00 IST

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