Are you interested in a smoothie delivery service, or an alternative to Daily Harvest, but aren’t sure if it’s worth the cost? I recently tested out The Frozen Garden and will tell you everything you need to know to decide! Does having a selection of ready to blend smoothies with healthy ingredients in the freezer sound good? If so, don’t miss this Frozen Garden Review!
Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could eat healthier without having to wash, peel, and chop veggies? What about if we eliminate grocery shopping and cooking as well? Believe it or not, it’s possible when you get deliveries of Frozen Garden smoothies and other foods.
In this review of Frozen Garden, we’ll cover products, costs, delivery availability, special diets, benefits, and downsides. You’ll also learn about the ready made smoothies, fusions, and other products I tried. (And I’ll tell you which Frozen Garden foods I thought were the most delicious!)
Wouldn’t it be great if you could help support your healthy lifestyle without going to the store? What if you could also stop the problem of your fruits and vegetables rotting, unused, in the fridge? Don’t invest in a mail order smoothies service without reading this first!
- What is The Frozen Garden?
- Frozen Garden Reviews
- Frozen Garden Cost
- Frozen Garden Promo Code
- Frozen Garden Fusion Reviews
- Frozen Garden Smoothies
- Frozen Garden Smoothies Review
- Frozen Garden Overnight Oats Review
- Frozen Garden Delites
- Frozen Garden Delites Review
- Frozen Garden Bowls Review
- How Food Stays Fresh
- How to cancel Frozen Garden?
- What’s The Frozen Garden phone number?
- Benefits Summary
- Downsides Summary
- How to Order Frozen Garden
- Other 2023 Reviews
- 💬 Comments
What is The Frozen Garden?
The Frozen Garden is a mail-order food delivery service offering easy to prepare food, such as smoothies, overnight oats, and grain bowls. It’s a woman-owned business (the owner, Allyson Straka, is a health coach), based in Indiana, USA. Here are the products currently offered by The Frozen Garden:
- Smoothies (includes keto smoothies, protein smoothies, green smoothies, and fruit smoothies)
- Overnight Oats
- Garden Bowls (small grain-based bowl meals)
- Fusions (frozen cubes for infusing water with flavor, AKA making spa water)
- Delites (frozen ice cream-like desserts)
Everything in these foods has been cleaned, chopped, and pre measured for you. It’s the ultimate in convenience, making increasing your hydration levels, as well as fiber, potassium, vitamin C, and vitamin A intake easy.
If you’re on a special diet, The Frozen Garden may be a good fit. Frozen Garden products are:
- Vegan (thus also plant based and vegetarian)
- GMO free
- No added sugar
- Gluten free
- Dairy free
- And no subscription required!
In addition, there are lots of low calorie options, and some keto and low carb options as well. I think this meal service would be a good fit for many of those with a weight loss goal. When possible, The Frozen Garden states on their website that they use local farmers.
This is a wonderful service for singles, couples, or small families that don’t have time to shop. This may include busy professionals and college students. The Frozen Garden also offers up something novel for those bored with their usual healthy diet plan.
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Frozen Garden Reviews
Here’s a quick rundown of what The Frozen Garden has to offer:
|The Frozen Garden|
|Food Options||Smoothies, Fusions, Overnight Oats, Garden Bowl, Delites|
|Servings per package||1 (except Fusions and variety packs)|
|Price per item (or pack)||$6.69-$218.99 (plus occasional extras, such as raw honey sticks for $3.99)|
|Flat shipping||Based on location and order size, ranges $8.99-$20.99 (free shipping for orders of $150 or more)|
|USDA Certified Organic?||No, but items on the Environmental Working Group’s Dirty Dozen list are either organic or local|
|Number of item choices||Seasonal items are added and subtracted often, so this varies|
|Trustpilot U.S. Reviews||4.7 / 5.0 rating; 200 reviews|
|Delivery availability||Lower 48 states in the USA only|
Frozen Garden is not available in Alaska and Hawaii.
The only pieces of kitchen equipment you need for this meal kit are a blender or food processor and microwave-safe bowls. The only food ingredient you need to add to some items is milk or a milk alternative. (If you’re vegan, I recommend using calcium-fortified soymilk another high-protein plant milk.)
Frozen Garden Cost
Frozen Garden items are purchased a la carte, and this is not a smoothie subscription service unless you opt-in for that. Unlike most meal kits, you can choose to order a single box, or place an order weekly. The minimum order is $49, and you get free shipping with a $150 order.
|Frozen Garden Product||Price|
|Smoothie Variety Pack||$66.99-$218.99|
|Individual Overnight Oats||$6.69|
|Overnight Oats Variety Pack||$31.99-$126.99|
|Individual Garden Bowl||$8.69|
|Garden Bowl Variety Pack||$41.99-$164.99|
|Fusions Variety Pack||$31.99-$94.99|
|Delites Variety Pack||$31.99-$126.99|
Frozen Garden Promo Code
Summer Yule Nutrition has teamed up with Frozen Garden to offer readers this special discount. Get it while it lasts!
Frozen Garden Fusion Reviews
The Frozen Garden Fusion beverage infuser is essentially a package of frozen fruit and herb cubes. Each cube can be dropped into 12 ounces of water to make it more flavorful. You get 12 fusion cubes per pack.
Here are the flavors of fusion infusers that are currently available:
- Blueberry Lemon Lavender Fusion (blueberry, lemon, lemon zest, lavender)
- Lemon Pineapple Ginger Fusion (pineapple, lemon, lemon zest, ginger)
- Orange Pineapple Rosemary Fusion (pineapple, orange, orange zest, rosemary)
- Raspberry Mango Mint Fusion (mango, raspberry, mint)
- Strawberry Lemon Basil Fusion (strawberry, lemon, lemon zest, basil)
I tried the Raspberry Mango Mint Fusion and the Lemon Pineapple Ginger Fusion. These are such an easy way to make boring water flavorful for 5 calories or less. All you do is add a cube to your glass of water, and stir for 3-5 minutes to dissolve.
I liked the lemon pineapple ginger one a lot; the pineapple flavor was dominant here. I felt the raspberry and mango were more difficult to taste in the other flavor. It ended up making the water taste a bit grassy to my taste buds (kind of like wheat grass juice).
You can add additional cubes to your water if you’d like the flavor to be stronger. If you have several types of fusions on hand, you could try mixing flavors in one glass. I bet it would be delicious!
Where to buy Frozen Garden Fusion
You can purchase Frozen Garden fusion beverage infusers here. Keep up to date on their seasonal items by signing up for the Frozen Garden newsletter.
Frozen Garden offers more smoothie options than any other type of food. All you need to do is add 1¼-1½ cups of your favorite milk or water to the contents of the package and blend for 1 minute. There’s even a liquid fill line on the package so you don’t need a measuring cup!
Frozen Garden Smoothie List
- Cran-Orange Fruit Smoothie* (orange, avocado, cranberry, apple, date, walnut, orange zest)
- Rainbow Sherbet Protein Smoothie* (orange, cashew, raspberry, date, lime, flax seed, lemon zest)
- Mocha Mint Green Smoothie* (banana, spinach, coconut milk, date, cacao, espresso, sea salt, peppermint)
- Jungle Breeze Green Smoothie (banana, pineapple, spinach, orange, kiwi, date, mango, coconut)
- Detox Green Smoothie (orange, cucumber, spinach, pear, avocado, date, lime, ginger, lemon zest, mint, turmeric)
- Very Veggie Keto Smoothie (cucumber, apricot, spinach, avocado, celery, lemon zest, ginger, parsley)
- Purple Passion Fruit Smoothie (banana, blueberry, apple, avocado, lemon zest, basil)
- Sunrise Protein Smoothie (pineapple, cashew, cherry, orange, carrot, flax seed, lemon zest, turmeric)
- Cherry Bomb Protein Smoothie (raspberry, cherry, chickpea, mango, carrot, apricot, pumpkin seed, hemp seed)
- That’s So Razz Fruit Smoothie (mango, cherry, raspberry, apple, apricot, mint)
- Chocolate Dream Green Smoothie (banana, cherry, spinach, pear, date, cashew, cacao, cinnamon)
- Rollin’ Oats Green Smoothie (banana, blueberry, apple, spinach, oat, date, chia seed, cinnamon)
- Just Peachy Fruit Smoothie (orange, strawberry, peach, banana, date, almond, ginger)
- Froze Keto Smoothie (strawberry, avocado, cauliflower, lemon zest, vanilla)
- Green Protein Smoothie (pineapple, banana, kale, white bean, date, pumpkin seed, hemp seed, flax seed, coriander, cinnamon, cardamom)
- Berrikini Smoothie (zucchini, cauliflower, raspberry, blueberry, apricot, pomegranate seed, flax seed, orange zest)
- Immunity Green Smoothie (apple, orange, spinach, date, avocado, lemon, hemp seed, lemon zest, cayenne)
- Berry Choco-Latte Green Smoothie (banana, blueberry, kale, blackberry, raspberry, date, avocado, espresso, cacao, sea salt)
- Spiced Pear Green Smoothie* (banana, pear, spinach, date, pecan, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg)
*These smoothies are seasonal, with limited availability.
Frozen Garden Smoothies Review
I tried the Berry Choco-Latte Green Smoothie, Detox Green Smoothie, Rollin’ Oats Green Smoothie, and Rainbow Sherbet Protein Smoothie. The Frozen Garden site says they “figured out the best way to chop produce so it would blend in any type of blender.” So, let’s test that out!
All you do to make these is dump the frozen fruit pack for smoothies in a blender, add liquid to the fill line of the empty package, add it to the blender, and blend. You can use water, plant milk, or dairy milk.
I realized after the fact that I messed up these very simple directions. I added liquid to the fill line while the fruit was still in the package. Then I dumped everything in my food processor to blend.
Thankfully, even with my user error, my smoothies turned out thick, creamy, and delicious. I do recommend following their directions, however, since it gives you a bigger portion!
The berry choco latte smoothie had frozen kale in it, yet still turned out much smoother than I anticipated. This was a beautiful violet-colored smoothie that was heavier on the berry flavor than the “choco.” I couldn’t taste the kale, and this smoothie blended creamy just adding water.
I also used water for the Detox Green Smoothie, which was a lovely vibrant green color. This smoothie was quite herbaceous in flavor, and not very sweet, despite the fruit. This one was not my favorite, but don’t let that deter you from trying it if you like green smoothies.
I decided to try the Rollin Oats Smoothie with milk, and I think I liked it more than I would have with water. The oats remained a tad gritty, but not too bad. With dairy milk, this smoothie almost turns into a creamy whipped dessert.
Frozen Garden Protein Smoothies
The only protein smoothie I tested was the Frozen Garden Rainbow Sherbet Smoothie. This smoothie does a really nice job capturing a true sherbet flavor without being too sweet.
You’re getting 10 grams of protein with this smoothie. I made it with 2% milk for even more protein. At 350 calories (plus calories from the milk you use), this smoothie could work as a small meal.
How long do frozen smoothies last?
The Frozen Garden website recommends using smoothie packs by the “best by” date on the package for the best quality. This is commonly 9 or more months from when you bought it. (Technically, the unopened smoothie packages last indefinitely with proper freezer storage, but this is not recommended.)
Already made smoothies can be poured into popsicle molds and stored in the freezer. Blended smoothies placed in the refrigerator may melt and separate.
Frozen Garden Overnight Oats Review
Frozen Garden Overnight Oats is essentially a package everything you need for a serving of overnight oatmeal except liquid. Just add milk or a milk alternative to the fill line on the package, seal, and refrigerate overnight. You don’t take the oats out before adding the milk.
Here are the flavors of overnight oats that are currently available:
- Apple Walnut Overnight Oats (oat, apple, raisin, walnut, chia seed, cinnamon, nutmeg)
- Banana Cacao Overnight Oats (banana, oat, peanut butter, peanut, cacao, vanilla)
- Blueberry Hemp Overnight Oats (oat, blueberry, banana, chia seed, hemp seed, lemon zest, vanilla)
- Pear Apricot Overnight Oats (oat, apricot, pear, coconut milk, chia seed, pumpkin seed)
- Strawberry Fig Overnight Oats (strawberry, oat, fig, hemp seed)
- Pecan Spice Overnight Oats* (oat, apple, fig, pecan, cinnamon, cardamom, pepper, clove, ginger)
I LOVED the convenience of these, and don’t care that prepackaged overnight oats might be a little lazy. This is perfect for those of us that are not morning persons.
The pear apricot flavor was sweet (but not overly sweet), delicious, and flavorful. It was one of my favorite Frozen Garden items. I also enjoyed the blueberry flavor; the blueberries were fresh and juicy, more like fresh blueberries than previously frozen.
You can see in the photos that I accidentally went past the fill line with the liquid in my blueberry oats. If you prefer thick overnight oats, definitely stick to filling to the liquid fill line. Adding more liquid gives you a muesli-like experience (which is also good).
Frozen Garden Delites are a "nice cream" type healthy dessert that can be made into a smoothie if you’d prefer. Just add ½ cup milk or a milk alternative for a spoonable Delite, or ¾ cup for a sippable Delite and blend for one minute. The packaging has fill lines for each option.
Here are the flavors of Delites that are currently available:
- Cherry Cheesecake Delites* (cherry, chickpea, avocado, date, almond, lemon zest, cinnamon, vanilla)
- Banana Bread Delites (banana, avocado, date, oat, walnut)
- Blueberry Muffin Delites (blueberry, chickpea, apple, avocado, date, vanilla)
- Banana Split Delites (banana, cherry, pineapple, coconut milk, toasted coconut, vanilla)
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Delites (banana, avocado, oat, peanut, cacao, espresso)
- Oatmeal Cookie Delites (banana, oat, apple, raisin, cinnamon, sea salt, nutmeg)
- Ginger Snap Delites* (banana, pear, date, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla)
- Pumpkin Pie Delites* (banana, pumpkin, date, pumpkin seed, cinnamon, sea salt, nutmeg, vanilla)
*These delites are seasonal, with limited availability.
Frozen Garden Delites Review
I tried the Cherry Cheesecake Delite and the Banana Bread Delite. In both cases, I blended them with 2% milk. These were AMAZING, and I really hope you order some if you become a Frozen Garden customer.
You’ve got to treat yourself, right? These don’t even have added sugar or artificial ingredients, so they may be good for you too.
I made the sippable version of the Banana Bread Delite and it was still pretty thick. That’s probably because I added liquid while the fruit was still in the package, like I did with the smoothies. (Oops!)
As a result, I ended up using a spoon with it anyway. It was so good- sweet, creamy, delish, with a little nuttiness like real banana bread.
The Banana Bread Delite might be my favorite Frozen Garden item. It’s the best- don't miss out! (The oats in this did remain slightly gritty, but no big deal.)
I made the spoonable version of the Cherry Cheesecake Delite and also enjoyed it. It was heavy on the cherry flavor, which I liked. I found a cherry pit in mine, so watch your teeth with this one!
Frozen Garden Bowls Review
Frozen Garden Bowls are frozen pre-made meals that you can simply heat and eat. The packaging has directions for heating in the microwave or on the stove. The ones I tried were small (300-400 calories each, only 9-12 grams protein), and not for big appetites.
Here are the flavors of garden bowls that are currently available:
- Coconut Curry Garden Bowl (brown rice, lentil, eggplant, carrot, onion, coconut, currant, cashew, spices)
- Edamame Peanut Garden Bowl (brown rice, edamame, onion, water chestnut, carrot, peanut, coconut aminos, orange, spices)
- Fiesta Garden Bowl (brown rice, quinoa, black bean, corn, tomato, onion, jalapeño, spices)
- Hawaiian Garden Bowl (brown rice, pineapple, black bean, coconut, eggplant, garlic, almond, spices)
- Mediterranean Garden Bowl (brown rice, quinoa, chickpea, tomato, onion, olive, red pepper, balsamic vinegar, spices)
I was recovering from an illness when I enjoyed these, and the small serving size felt perfect. If you need a more substantial meal, I’d add some tofu, more edamame, chicken, or another protein. If you’re eating more “regular” meals, I think the garden bowls are better for hearty side dishes or supplemental to meals, not the main course.
Something nice about these is that they’re much lower in sodium compared to most microwave meals. They’re perfect if you’re trying to limit ultra-processed foods.
I really enjoyed the peanut flavor in the edamame peanut bowl. The Hawaiian bowl was also lovely with the coconut, a little spice, pineapple for sweetness, and nuts for crunch. It’s like something I’d make at home, but without the work!
How Food Stays Fresh
Frozen Garden ships in a sturdy box with insulated liners and dry ice. All of my foods remained frozen even though it was warm outside. It's important to move the food to your freezer after you get your delivery.
The Frozen Garden Box appears to come with a lot of packaging. However, they included information in my smoothie box about their commitment to using sustainable shipping materials.
The plastic wrapping and cardboard box can be recycled. The insulted liners are made from corn, and can be composted or dissolved in water.
The packaging is sufficiently labeled with reminders to NOT touch the dry ice. It can cause burns.
To dispose of dry ice, place it in a well-ventilated area that children and pets cannot access. It will evaporate in a few hours. Dry ice is considered environmentally friendly and carbon neutral because it’s made from reclaimed carbon dioxide.
How to cancel Frozen Garden?
There’s generally no need to cancel Frozen Garden because it is not a subscription meal kit. That said, there is an Autoship & Save option, where you get a box at 1–12-week intervals. You can cancel or skip autoship deliveries under the “manage subscriptions” tab in your Frozen Garden account.
What’s The Frozen Garden phone number?
Frozen Garden customer service can be reached at 219-286-3578 on Monday-Friday, 9AM-4PM CT. Alternatively, use the Frozen Garden contact us page here.
Why try The Frozen Garden? I think there are many reasons:
- Great way to balance a diet lacking in fruits and vegetables due to time
- Helps those who hate cooking and shopping to eat healthier
- Perfect to have on hand in case of sudden illness, eating well with depression, or emergencies
- Easy to make it vegan, if that’s your preference
- A convenient way to eat more whole foods without added sugar
- Simple- the only things you need are your favorite milk and a blender or microwave
- Helps you save money on gas or public transportation to the grocery store (Yay!)
- No leftovers or food waste
- Minimal clean up required
- No cooking experience needed
- Flexibility- you have the ability to choose your foods and are not locked into a monthly subscription plan
This is an honest review of The Frozen Garden, so of course I’m going to share the downsides. Here are the main disadvantages to Frozen Garden:
- You need adequate freezer space
- You also need a blender or food processor for smoothie blending
- All the snacks and meals are for one person (you’ll need to order a lot if you have a large family)
- The price will be cost prohibitive if you’re on a tight budget (though if you regularly get expensive smoothies at smoothie shops, maybe this will save you money)
- These are best as snacks or meal supplements; many options are not substantial enough for a full meal
That said, my Frozen Garden box arrived as I was recovering from illness, and it was SUCH a blessing to have. I didn’t have to worry about shopping for or cooking healthy meals. The small portion sizes were just right at the time for my small appetite.
With COVID variants, monkeypox, and who knows what else floating around, it’s smart to be prepared. The Frozen Garden would be a wonderful gift for loved ones so they can continue to eat healthy regardless of what the future holds. I know I plan on keeping some Frozen Garden foods on hand for myself!
How to Order Frozen Garden
Note: Promo codes valid in US only. Find further details on the offer by clicking the link. The Frozen Garden sent me a box to try for this review. (I enjoyed it so much!)
No! For the most part, your frozen smoothie will not lose vitamins and minerals. Freezing fruits and vegetables when they’re at peak ripeness actually helps to preserve nutrients, not deplete them. Though the texture may be different, frozen vegetables are as good as fresh (speaking in terms of general nutrition).
Yes, if it was kept in the freezer or refrigerator. Smoothies can last up to 1-2 hours without being refrigerated, but they may melt in that timeframe.
Daily Harvest costs $5.99 to $11.99 per item (source), and you can save money buying items in bulk.
Revive Superfoods costs $6.99 to $8.99 per item (source). Prices were correct at the time of writing, and are subject to change.
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