Early in 2017 my husband and I took the plunge into the world of Whole 30.
It was an interesting experiment. We got the Whole 30 book. We followed the program diligently and fully. We were committed to change! I followed them on Instagram to get inspired and find delicious recipe ideas. Were there awesome things about the program? Yes. Did it change my life forever? Well…not really. Will I actually commit to doing it ever again? Mmm probably not, at least not hard core. Especially since I discovered the green smoothie. The infographic below outlines comparative differences between Whole 30 and Green Smoothies including commitment level, prep time, cost and my final verdict.
To be really successful at the Whole 30, you need to have (or need to learn) some skills in the kitchen. This is not a bad thing. If you are the only member of your family following this plan, GOOD LUCK. It’s crazy to do all that work for yourself and then make a separate meal for the rest of the family. This plan works well if you are trying to identify a food or foods that are causing problems- it really is an elimination diet with outlined instructions on how to navigate all that. If you are basically just looking to eat healthier as a lifestyle, I say- go green smoothie!
To make green smoothies, you will need a blender. It has been 20 years or so since I purchased my last blender- I was surprised to see so many different kinds- and price ranges- now available.
You can spend a LOT of moolah on a blender. Case in point, the Vitamix blender family. However, I’ve heard they last forever and are the ultimate in blending.
I, however, ended up purchasing an Oster blender, partly because that’s what I’ve used for 20 plus years, and it was way more in my budget.
Breville is another company that I feel loyal to, as I own one of their juicers-which I love. They have been around for a long time. I like this slim line design.
Curious about the 2 books in this review? Here they are…
Whole 30 cookbook
Simple Green Smoothies