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Why organic?
We believe that the journey to living a healthier + happier life begins with clean eating. Our smoothie blends use whole fruits and vegetable so it’s essential that we use organic produce in combination with our nutrient-dense, organic superfoods to ensure the highest possible nutritional intake for you and your body.

What’s better for you, fresh pressed juice or smoothies?
Both are excellent for your body, that’s a fact. Juices are rich in enzymes and packed with vitamins and minerals that get absorbed into your bloodstream within 10-15 minutes. Smoothies are rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, living enzymes, phytonutrients and protein and utilize whole fruits/veggies so they keep the fiber and complex carbohydrates intact. As it relates to fresh pressed juice, it won’t count toward your fiber intake so you’ll need to make sure you are getting fiber from other daily servings of vegetables and fruits. Smoothies can actually act as a meal replacement since the whole foods are present within them utilizing the protein and fiber that are the essential nutrients required for satiating your body. 

Are your frozen fruits and vegetables just as healthy as fresh produce?
Our fruits and vegetables are always fresh-to-frozen and undergo shock freezing technology that locks in all the essential nutrients so nothing is lost in the process. So the answer is yes!

What are superfoods?
A superfood is a nutrient-dense fruit or vegetable that contains a high content of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, omega fatty acids, protein, fiber or other essential nutrients that has proven health benefits. Nutrient density is the ratio of calories to micronutrients - the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytochemicals that are essential for optimal health and wellness. Nutrient-dense foods, like most vegetables and fruits, have a high amount of micronutrients, a low amount of calories and a low glycemic index. Superfoods are ‘super’ for a reason so to protect quality they are always freeze dried, certified organic and minimally processed.

What superfoods do you use?
Cacao powder, cacao nibs, chia seeds, chlorella powder, coconut milk powder, flax seed powder, goji berry powder, hemp seeds, lucuma powder, maca powder, mesquite powder, maqui berry powder, sacha inchi powder and wheatgrass powder. We also use spices like cayenne, cinnamon and turmeric. To get more information on the health benefits of these amazing superfoods, click here.

Are the superfood powders as healthy and beneficial as the actual superfoods themselves?
Yes, absolutely. The organic superfood powders we use are the world’s most nutritionally rich foods and their vital nutrients are not compromised in any way due to the freeze-drying process.

What is freeze drying?
It’s an all-natural drying process that uses very cold temperatures to extract moisture from the superfood without damaging the nutrients.

Can I substitute a smoothie for a meal?
Yes. All of our smoothie blends can be treated as a full meal. Superfood smoothies are incredibly nutrient-dense so they’ll keep you feeling satisfied longer because your body has everything it needs to perform. Whether you use superfood smoothies exclusively as a way to upgrade your health or you incorporate them as part of a more intense cleanse plan, they’ll undoubtedly deliver vital nutrients to your body.

What type of blender do I need?
Not all blenders are created equal. We certainly understand that and always take that into consideration when experimenting with our superfood smoothie combinations. The texture and appearance will definitely vary from blender to blender but the product itself will carry the same powerful punch no matter what brand you decide to use. A high powered blender such as a Vitamix or a Blendtec will produce a creamier, velvety consistency, especially when blending our green smoothies.

How do we get more information about the 7-day cleanse?
Our 7-day Healthy Reset Cleanse is not a fasting cleanse by any means, it's truly a one week reset for anyone wanting to shed a few pounds, kickstart a new health regime or just needing to get their body back on track. 

Why do you not recommend blending with cow’s milk or other dairy products?
Dairy can be difficult for many people to digest because it's extremely acidic. The acidity causes serious disruption to your bodies pH balance making you more susceptible to a variety of health problems like asthma, acne, weight gain, congestion and other diseases. Many people are dairy intolerant whether they know it or not so we recommend blending dairy-free.

What about soy milk?
Soy milk is almost always genetically modified, it’s thyroid and immune suppressive and highly estrogenic (a cause of many hormone imbalances) as well as mineral binding which prevents them from getting absorbed into our body. There are so many other wonderful options for nondairy ‘milks’ available so try them out to see which one you (and your body) like best!

Do you use a sweetener in your blends?
Yes, we use a small amount of organic stevia extract in each of our blends. Our stevia is 100% pure, natural, organic, non-GMO and has absolutely no other ingredients or fillers. For more information on our stevia partner click here

What is stevia?
Stevia is a small, shrub-like herbal perennial plant typically grown in South American (Paraguay). It’s been used for many years as a natural, non-caloric sweetener and does not raise blood insulin levels. Stevia comes in two forms, a leaf powder or an extract powder. The leaf powder is typically 20 times sweeter than sugar and the extract powder is about 200 times sweeter than sugar. It’s important to read the nutritional fact panels when choosing a stevia brands as many use additives or preservatives.

Any concerns with allergies and coconut milk powder or sacha inchi powder?
Technically coconuts are in the palm family but the FDA has listed them as a potential nut allergy concern. The majority of children or adults with nut allergies do NOT have a reaction to coconut but if you have a history of serious food allergies you may want to take caution or get tested. Sacha inchi, although referred to as the Incan peanut, is NOT a nut but rather a seed from the sacha inchi plant (see more info under the ‘about’ tab under ‘our superfoods’). Sacha inchi should be completely safe for those with food or nut allergies, however if you’re wary of trying sacha inchi please speak to your doctor or allergist.

Does wheatgrass powder contain wheat?
Wheatgrass comes from the shoots of the wheat plant. This plant contains everything you need to stay healthy - iron, chlorophyll, Vitamins A, C and E, magnesium, calcium and amino acids. Although the shoots of grass come from the wheat plant, the wheatgrass shoots themselves are gluten-free. Gluten is ONLY present in the seeds or "kernels" of the wheat plant. If you are concerned you may want to consult a doctor or allergist. Three of our blends contain wheatgrass powder: GLOW, STRENGTH and CLEAN.


Delivery FAQs

Where do you deliver?
From the east coast to the west coast, we deliver nationwide. Smoothies arrive frozen right to your doorstep! 

How does delivery work?
We ship our smoothies out four days a week. See our shipping tab for more details on deadlines, shipping zones and delivery days. 

Do the smoothies stay frozen during transit?
Yep, they sure do! We ship our smoothies in insulated packaging on dry ice so they stay frozen throughout the entire trip. Make sure to pop them in the freezer as soon as they arrive.
 

What if I'm not home when my package arrives?
Your package will be waiting for you on your doorstep when you get home. Just remember to put them in the freezer as soon as you open the package. 

Is your packaging recyclable?
Our pouches are recyclable but our smoothies do ship with styrofoam panels due to the sensitivity of the product during transit. We're currently researching 100% compostable shipping containers that are both environmentally-friendly and won't compromise our sensitive product during transit so stay tuned but it's a top priority! 
 

Subscription FAQs

How does your subscription service work?
Glad you asked! Every product on our site is offered as a one-time purchase OR as a subscription to give you flexibility. If you choose to subscribe, you'll pick from an every other week or once a month delivery plan.  

What benefit do I receive by subscribing?
You'll receive free shipping on EVERY order for the life of your subscription. We want to keep you happy and healthy and receiving our smoothies on a regular basis will do just that!

Does my subscription auto-renew?
Yes, when you set up your subscription you set the parameters on how often you'd like to receive your shipments. Your card will be charged prior to each shipment until you decide to change your subscription or cancel. 

Is there a minimum subscription length?
Yes, the minimum is two shipments. However, you have the ability to pause, skip or change the date of a shipment so there's a lot of flexibility. 

How do I cancel my subscription?
To cancel, log into your account and suspend your subscription. Alternatively, you can email our customer service team at hello@blendtopiafoods.com with the subject line “Cancellation” once you've met the two shipment minimum. 

 

Other FAQs

Any recommendations for storing your blends in the freezer?
Our smoothie blends can safely be stored in your freezer for 4-5 months. 

What are your credentials?
Our founder, Tiffany Taylor is a certified Raw Food Nutritionist and holds certifications in both GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) and HACCP (Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points) for food manufacturing. Blendtopia operates out of a licensed commercial kitchen in Nashville, TN and is regulated by the TN Department of Agriculture.

Are the smoothies that are served at local establishments around town the same as the ones in stores?
Yes. They’re exactly the same. You can buy our superfoods smoothies and enjoy the convenience + flexibility of blending at home or at work… OR… you can pop into a coffee shop or café that serves our smoothies and enjoy one while you’re out!

Disclaimer
Our products are not intended nor should they be used to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any illness, disease or condition and should not be used as a substitute for professional diagnosis or treatment in any way. You should consult with your health care provider with any specific health questions or concerns prior to use. 

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