I’m back with another post about my new favourite Canadian company – Evie! If you’re not familiar with them, Evive is a Canadian company, based in Montreal, that was founded in 2015. (You might have even seen them on Dragon’s Den!) They offer convenient, easy and nutritious smoothies that you can make with or without a blender.
For more info on who they are and what they’re all about, you can head on over to my first post about them to read up on the company and my overall first impressions.
As I mentioned in my first post, I instantly fell involve with Evive. So much so, that I ended up picking up some more products from my local grocery store and got another box from them. This time, I tried out their Meal Wheels and their new smoothie flavour!
No time to make a healthy meal? No problem! Evive’s meal wheels are as quick and delicious as their smoothies. Similar to the smoothies, there is lots of versatility when it comes to preparing the meal wheels.
Each wheel contains 6 cubes, You can use half of a wheel for a smaller portion or the entire wheel for a large portion. What I love about the meals is that both portion sizes are large enough for you to share when you make them as a regular meal with a base (e.g. with rice, gluten-free pasta, quinoa, etc).
Preparation and meal options
You can make the meals two different ways – as a bowl meal with a base, or you can just add hot water and make a soup! I tried each meal both as a soup and a bowl, and loved them both ways!
The soup option is definitely the faster option of the two if you’re pressed for time, but the bowls are also relatively quick. Personally, we loved to eat them as a bowl meal with a base because the portion size is larger and when you and add some extra veggies, nuts and garnishes to them they can go a long way and are incredibly filling.
We frequently have leftover cooked rice, pasta or quinoa in the fridge, so it was super easy to just grab that and mix everything together to create a delicious and nutritious meal in minutes.
They currently are available in four flavours/meals. I loved each and everyone one of them and would buy all of them again, but if I had to pick two favourites I’d have to go with the Thom Thäi and the Golden Curry.
COUPON CODE: If you order directly from their website, you can use the code “teacupsandthings10” to get $10 off your first order!
Thom Thäi – builds and repairs
Nutrition info: 6g fibre, 12g protein
Base/garnish suggestions: rice or vermicelli noodles
Star ingredients: edamame beans, coconut cream, lime juice, lemongrass, turmeric and ginger
For the bowl version of this one, we used Jasmin basmati rice as our base. We added some cherry tomatoes, microgreens, julienne carrots, edamame beans and a spritz of lime juice. While I loved all of the meals, if I had to pick one favourite one this would be it!
Bam Chili – brain support, antioxidant
Nutrition info: 7g fibre, 8g protein
Base/garnish suggestions: rice or quinoa
Star ingredients: black beans, quinoa, avocado and pumpkin seeds
We used a mixture of quinoa and wild rice as our base and added some cherry tomatoes, sliced avocado, mixed greens, tortilla chips, pumpkin seeds and a spritz of lime juice. It would also be really good with extra black beans or corn.
Mac Squash – brain support, glowing skin
Nutrition info: 5g fibre, 10g protein
Base/garnish suggestions: gluten-free macaroni
Star ingredients: butternut squash, cashew, carrot and turmeric
For this meal, we used our favourite high-protein, gluten-free macaroni as the base as suggested. Since we were using a high-protein pasta, for add-ons we just added bacon crumble (you could substitute this for better than bacon crumble if you’re vegan or vegetarian) and a bit of parmesan cheese.
Golden Curry – anti-inflammatory, builds and repairs
Nutrition info: 8g fibre, 14g protein
Base/garnish suggestions: rice or cauliflower rice
Star ingredients: Chickpeas, lentils, cauliflower, curry, turmeric and hemp seeds
We used a mixture of both cauliflower rice and white and brown basmati rice as our base. For add-ons, we used chickpeas, cherry tomatoes and microgreens. The curry is mild, so if you’re sensitive to spice you won’t have a problem with this one. If you like a bit of an extra kick, just add some hot sauce or extra curry powder to it.
Superfood Mango Alma Berry – new smoothie flavour
Benefits: Immune support and glowing skin
Nutrition info: 3g fibre, 2g protein
Star ingredients: Amla berry, sea buckthorn berries, blue spirulina, ginger, chlorella, camu camu, adaptogens
This smoothie SO good – I might have to add it to my list of favourites. It’s sweet and tangy, supports your immune system and packed with vitamins. It’s also Evive’s first smoothie without any plant-based protein. It is lower on the protein scale compared to some of their other smoothies as a result, but you can simply add your favourite protein powder to it if you want an extra boost.
In addition to the star ingredients above ingredients, it also has dates, kiwi puree, mango, banana, zucchini, lemon, ginger and Evive’s vitamin and mineral blend (broccoli, spinach, kale, pumpkin, sweet potato, sunflower seeds, cranberries, mistake and shiitake mushrooms).
I personally love to make this one in my blender with some extra protein powder and a banana to create a smoothie bowl. I like to garnish it with mango and kiwi slices, my favourite granola and pumpkin seeds.
If you’re interested in trying Evive out for yourself, you can save $10 off your first order by using my coupon code “teacupsandthings10”.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Evive Nutrition. While I may have received compensation and/or product mentioned in this post, the opinions and text are all mine. This post also contains affiliate links.