Evive Smoothies Review 2022

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  • If you love smoothies, but hate washing the blender, Evive Smoothie Cubes might be the solution.
  • Just add liquid to the pre-portioned smoothie cubes, stir, and then enjoy your healthy snack.
  • The smoothies offer a balance of healthy fats, protein, and full servings of fruits and vegetables.

Whether you’re looking for a post-workout snack or a breakfast on the go, smoothies can help increase your fruit and vegetable intake. Evive Smoothie Cubes don’t sacrifice health for expediency. These convenient, dissolvable smoothie wheels offer essentially the same nutritional value as a homemade smoothie, all without the use of a blender. We tried out several Evive flavors to find out how easy they were to use and, of course, how they tasted.

To find out more about smoothie nutrition, and see how these cubes compare to traditional smoothies, we spoke with Maggie Moon, a registered dietitian and bestselling author of “The MIND Diet.” Moon emphasized the importance of a balanced diet, but noted that to get the most out of a smoothie, you should keep track of serving sizes, avoid added sugars, and include a protein or healthy fat.

How do Evive smoothie cubes work?

Other than the health benefits, the main selling point of Evive smoothies is their convenience. Instead of portioning out smoothie ingredients and dirtying a blender, you can just pop a few Evive cubes in a liquid of your choice. Though you do have to wait for the frozen cubes to soften in the liquid (around 15 minutes), I found it required minimal stirring once the cubes melted. When I was in the rush, I made the smoothie in a reusable water bottle – I shook it on my way out the door and it was soon fully blended.

Gif of Evive Smoothie Cubes being stirred and cubes dissolving


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Each Evive flavor comes with recommended liquid additions, like water, almond milk, or even lemonade. The serving sizes are a half-wheel (four cubes with four ounces of liquid) and a full wheel (eight cubes with eight ounces of liquid). You store the smoothie wheels in the freezer and take them out when you’re ready – no defrost time needed.

There’s a hitch when it comes to storage, though: the cubes need to be kept frozen. Once defrosted, the cubes are only fresh refrigerated for 24 hours. If you know you’ll be making a smoothie within a few hours, you can tuck a wheel in your bag, ideally kept cold.

How do the smoothies taste?

There are 13 flavors to choose from and they’re all distinct from each other. I was pleasantly surprised by how different each flavor tasted, and my favorites were Sapphire (citrus fruits and blue spirulina) and Viva (strawberry, banana, and pitaya) mixed with water. The smoothies don’t just have a generic, fruity taste – I could pick out specific fruits’ flavors.

The texture of each smoothie was mildly gritty, but it was easy to ignore. Plus, you aren’t blending the smoothies, so I wasn’t surprised by this textural element.

Besides the instruction to cover the cubes completely, there aren’t measurements given for how much liquid should be added. To see if you could adjust the thickness, I made two smoothies with the same amount of cubes, but one with half the amount of liquid. There was a slight difference, but overall, I found the most evive smoothies to be on the thin side. It felt more like a juice than a smoothie.

Smoothie FAQs

Evive Smoothie Cubes next to glass of water on wood cutting board


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Does blending or freezing change the nutritional value of fruits and vegetables?

“Any nutrient loss specific to blending is going to be minimal,” Moon said. “The fiber will still be there, and any nutrients sensitive to heat (from the blades) and oxygen (from the cells being broken open) may decrease a little but not enough to dismiss smoothies as a viable source of fruits and veggies.” The same is true for freezing – while nutrient loss naturally occurs over time, freezing slows down that process.

What are the benefits of adding plant proteins to smoothies?

The biggest difference between animal proteins and plant proteins is that there is more variety among the latter. Moon said, “Plant-based proteins will offer a range of amino acid profiles (some comparable to animal foods, some not) versus animal proteins, which all have fairly similar amino acid profiles. That means that the specific plants that go into plant- based protein powders make all the difference.”

Evive smoothies only use plant-based proteins. Each smoothie has different ingredients, but the common protein sources among them are chia, pea, soy, and pumpkin.

How does the nutrition of Evive smoothies compare with homemade smoothies?

We asked Moon to give her personal recipes for breakfast and post-workout smoothies. Home recipes vary by preference, but we used Moon’s suggestions as a baseline for evaluating the ingredient lists and nutritional information of Evive smoothies.

For the breakfast smoothie, Moon said, “In the morning I’m looking for a little protein, healthy fats, and a range of phytonutrients to get my day started right. It has to be substantial enough to tide me over for a few hours. .” With this guidance, we recommend the Asana, Touk-Touk, and Samurai Evive smoothies for the best breakfast nutrition.

Recovering from exercise requires a different balance of nutrients: “After a workout, I’m looking for something refreshing to replenish carbohydrates, protein, potassium, sodium, antioxidants, and fluids.” The Yogi, Orange-Peach, and Yin smoothies will give your body balanced fuel after a workout.

The bottom line

For the occasional smoothie drinker, I definitely recommend keeping a few Evive wheels in your freezer. Evive Smoothies are convenient, healthy, and taste great.

If you drink smoothies regularly, Evive Smoothie Cubes can be an addition to your routine when you’re running low on supplies or time. However, because one wheel provides two small smoothies at most and the thickness is more juice-like, Evive cubes aren’t going to fully replace homemade smoothies.

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