Smoothies

When will my order ship?

It all depends on when you order! The best way is to check our shipment dates and cut-off days HERE

 

Will the smoothie packs be frozen?

Yes! And they need to stay that way! We will be shipping with dry ice but it is of utmost importance that you place your packs in the freezer as soon as you receive your box. 

 

How many smoothie packs come in each shipment?

At this time we can offer shipments of 6, 12, 18 or 24 smoothie packs per box. However, please contact us to see if we can accommodate a custom order quantity if you’re looking for more.

 

Do they have an expiration dates?

If kept frozen, the smoothie packs will be good for up to a year! You will see a packed on date, so they will be good for one year from that date.

 

How do you make a smoothie?

Easy peasy! Open the pack, pour it into your blender, add 1 cup of liquid (we’ve provided suggestions, but feel free to use what you’re comfortable with), and blend!  Adding 1 cup of liquid will create a nice, thick 16oz smoothie. If your blender is struggling, feel free to add additional liquid, however using a tamper or spatula (when the blender is OFF) can assist in blending without excess liquid.

 

Will my blender work?

Any high-powered blender will work, however the bullet-style blenders might be too full to properly blend the contents and leave you with a less than ideal consistency (and probably a messy counter). We've had people claim success with a really good food processor, but we can only recommend a blender. 

 

How long do I blend it?

You will blend until the contents are completely mixed and there are no chunks of fruits or greens remaining, and no large “specks” of fruits or vegetables are visible. Please note: We have developed these packets to create a very dense 16 oz. smoothie. If your blender is struggling, a little extra liquid or use of your tamper tool will help! Alternatively, starting with 1.5 cups of liquid will definitely help blend them easier and give you a bigger smoothie. 😊 

 

It seems like my blender is working hard!

That’s ok! We have loaded these smoothies with real goodness. Blending through chunks of fruits and vegetables will take some patience and practice. Use the tamper of your blender to work the smoothie contents toward the blade. If your blender does not have a tamper, turn the blender off and use a spoon or spatula to mix the contents intermittently. Be sure you do not stick a spoon/kitchen utensil near the blade when the blender is on! Safety first!

 

Will you come to my event and blend smoothies? 

Yes! We would love to provide on site services for you! Looking for a special treat for your weekend away, bridal party, graduation party, or conference attendees? Please see our on-site services page with all the details.


Shipping

How are the boxes delivered?

The boxes will come clearly marked from The Purple Beet via UPS. We cannot ship to P.O. Boxes and are only offering delivery to the area in yellow at this time which includes Michigan, and a small portion of Illinois and Ohio.

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Can you deliver to my home?

We offer delivery to Michigan and small parts of Illinois and Ohio. Please check the map above and make sure you live in the yellow service area. (Most of Michigan + Chicago area.) If you are unsure, please email us and we can check your zip code! We hope to expand our shipment region very soon, so please be patient with us as we grow! 😊

 

Why don’t you deliver to me yet?

We are working to deliver to more places, but as with all things, it takes time! We want to make sure our products stay completely frozen and figuring out the exact logistical details is a detailed process. If you are signed up for our emails, we promise to announce when we can service additional zones and states!

 

Can I send one of my shipments as a gift?

You sure can! When you check out, simply use your billing info and another delivery address. Alternatively you can always send a TPB Gift card! Check those out HERE.


General Questions

I wish you would offer different flavors!

We just released two new flavors in February 2019! But, although we have poured our hearts into the current menu, we are not stopping! Please send us your favorite combos and we will do our magic to source and create a perfect blend. We are here for you!

 

Are your smoothies "safe" for nursing/pregnant people? 

We use whole foods and some select superfoods; the ingredients are clearly labeled. If you are unsure about any ingredient, please consult your personal physician.

 

Are your smoothies "safe" for kids?

We use whole foods and some select superfoods; the ingredients are clearly labeled. We think it's great for kids to try new flavors! You can discuss the ingredients with your Pediatrician if you have any questions on whether or not they're suitable for your child.

 

Why is almond milk your preferred liquid? Can I use regular milk?

We have used unsweetened plain almond milk when creating the smoothies because to us, it was a "blank slate", so to speak. The flavors of the smoothie were really able to come through without added artificial sweetness or any strong competing flavors. Regular milk or any other unsweetened nut milk can be used however, be aware that there may be minor flavor alterations.

 

Will you offer items other than smoothies in the future?

YES! We can't wait to add to our menu! We are continually working on new recipes and products so stay tuned! Our email list will be the first to know when we have news.

 

Do you offer gift cards?

Yes! Please head to our store and pick yours up today! TPB smoothie packs make THE perfect gift!

 

Where do you make the packs? Are you certified?

We produce our products by hand in our certified kitchen. We are proudly licensed by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.