Vejo Portable Blender Review (List of Pros + Cons)

September 11, 2020

Here is my honest Vejo Blender review (including pros + cons). Let me start by saying, I never knew convenience until I met Vejo. Here’s what I love (and what I don’t) about this portable blender.

holding the vejo portable blender in it's box and smiling

We’ve all been there. You go to reach for the spinach to make a smoothie and there’s nothing in your freezer or worse yet, it’s wilted and slimy in the back of your fridge.

Or you are starving and need something STAT so instead of making something, you plow through a bag of corn chips and sour cream.

Or, you hit the vending machine during your shift because you didn’t have time to pack a snack. I HEAR YOU! And I’ve been there.

Well, Say SO LONG to all those times a smoothie should have happened but never did. And say HELLO to Vejo, the world’s first portable blender.

Vejo is an 8 oz portable blender that will blend you up a real food, organic smoothie in just 30 seconds. Now, when I say “smoothie”, this is not the frozen thick smoothie you indulge in from your local juice bar. It’s a freeze-dried, organic-fruits-and-veggies-packed, nutrition-dense, on-the-go substitute that oozes convenience.

orange Vejo portable smoothie blender on a kitchen counter

This little device has the potential to 100% revolutionize your snacks and it’s a game-changer for people who have no time but still want all the nutrition. I mean, put it this way, with Vejo, you always have an organic smoothie in your bag. Like, ALWAYS!

drinking an vejo smoothie from a glass and smiling

After using this blender for a couple of months, here’s my honest Vejo Blender review broken down by Vejo Blender Pros and Vejo Blender Cons.

You can also catch a quick video demo on how it works via my Instagram Highlight.

Let’s start with the pros. 

Vejo Blender Pros

1. Eat organic fruits and veggies anytime, anywhere!

This is HUGE and it’s Vejo’s most attractive selling point. Just think about all those times where you choose convenience over health. We’ve all been there. Well, NO MORE! Vejo is healthy convenience anytime, anywhere.

2. A must for an on-the-go lifestyle

The Vejo portable blender revolutionizes travel including road trips, flights, hotels, camping…the works! No more settling for the hotel continental breakfast before your meeting because you only have 5 minutes or Mrs. T’s Tomato Juice on your flight…NO! You are so much better than that now because you will always have an organic smoothie waiting for you in the wings. So long suckers!

orange Vejo portable smoothie blender in its packaging

3. A lifesaver at conferences and events

Sometimes I go to events and there is like, NOTHING TO EAT. Often times, these events can be in remote locations or there are limited break times or the food is pre-ordered and it’s a “you get what you get” situation. I usually carry nuts or a bar or an apple in my bag when I’m out for the day to avoid starving. (I also have Celiac so it’s not just about organics for me, it’s also about avoiding gluten). Anyways, now I’ve got something a little more nutrient-dense as an on-the-fly option! 

4. A shift-work or freelancers dream come true

When I first talked about Vejo, all the nurses were like YAAAASSSSS. Which is so true! At 3am, it’s like, what’s a girl gotta do to get an organic smoothie around here?! Same with on-the-go freelancers like interpreters, photographers, consultants, designers, mail people, etc. This one’s for you!

5. Long battery life

The battery on the Vejo lasts forevs! It takes 3 hours for a max charge (although I’ve charged it for just a few minutes and was able to use it that way too). And after a max charge, it can last up to 30 uses. I’ve also not used my Vejo for a week and there was still charge left. Wow.

6. A cute container + cute colors

Love that the Vejo portable blender comes in so many cute colors. I wanted hot pink or black but they were sold out at the time so I got this hot orange which is also cute. 

7. Durable

The machine itself seems durable. It’s a great weight, the inside is stainless and BPA-free plastic (liquid only touches stainless) and the outside is a forgiving material that wont scratch or show wear. I personally hate it when my water bottles get all scratched up and dingy-looking. I don’t think that will happen here. 

8. Easy to wash and keep clean

The Vejo blender comes with a soft cleaning brush but most of the time I just rinse it out with water and call it a day. 

a view inside Vejo portable smoothie blender showing the lid and blade

9. Plug and play technology

This device is so easy to use out of the box. You just plug in the top to charge it and it’s ready for first use. I didn’t even read any of the directions and I was intuitively able to figure out what to do. My kind of tech because I personally hate reading directions. 

10. Shelf stable + nutrient dense nutrition

You have to use a Vejo pod to create your smoothies. These pods are filled with organic freeze-dried ingredients that are at the peak of their nutrient-dense-ness. And instead of produce that last just days, these last at least 6 months. Say goodbye to throwing out wilted produce y’all! 

Vejo says,

“Through our process, farmers are able to pick the fruits and vegetables when they are at their peak ripeness, and then utilize freeze-drying to preserve the nutrients. This means when you enjoy any of our daily blends, like Pacific Northwest Tart Berry or Strawberry Banana, you’re getting micronutrients and antioxidants straight off the vine.”

11. Biodegradable pods

I know you just heard me say pod and you flinched a bit. I know. I did too. But Vejo is using pods made from corn and they also happen to be biodegradable. Generated waste includes the seal topper as well as some of the pods come in sealed plastic bags to retain ingredient freshness. You can also drink straight out of the blender so it doubles as your cup. 

showing Vejo in action with one of the smoothie pods

12. Personalization

If you want to up your nutrient game, Vejo even offers customized blends based on your personal needs and measures impact with lab draws. More info on that here

Okay and here are some things that missed the mark for me.

Vejo Blender Cons

1. Limited flavor options

Not all pods are 100% organic fruits and veggies. Some have additives like organic stevia, xanthan gum, natural flavors, gum blends, etc. Nothing horrible but if you are a purist, consider this an FYI. 

Here are the flavors I recommend. These are 100% organic fruits and organic veg – nothing else. 

Lisa pouring smoothie contents from Vejo blender into a glass

2. This blender is limited to pod usage

To engage the blender, you have to use a pod. This means you technically can’t blend anything outside of pod ingredients although be sure to scroll down to my hacks section for some work-arounds. This is also not a high powered blender like, I wouldn’t trust it to blend frozen fruit chunks or ice for example. 

3. It ain’t cheap

At $130 for a starter kit and about $3.50/pod, it’s an investment. However, it’s also just about 13 of those smoothies you buy from the organic juice bar so it’s potentially justifiable. 

4. Not a meal

There is no protein in these smoothies and they also clock in between 20-100 calories each so this is by no means, a meal replacement….unless you consider drinking 7 of them. That being said, this pairs nicely with something like a handful of nuts or a hard-boiled egg. I mean, now we’re talking! 

5. Comes with an app

This could also be a pro but I personally never felt compelled to log on to their app. It helps keep you up to date and tells you when you are low on inventory making it easy to reup.

glass full of smoothie contents after being blended in Vejo blender

Vejo Portable Blender Hacks

Here are some hacks you will not find on the Vejo website. These are ways I find myself using my Vejo which may also be helpful to you…

1. Keep a dummy pod

Keep an empty pod around so you can blend your own concoctions. I like using my Vejo to blend my Phat Fat coffee and I’ve even used it to blend eggs before scrambling. This is genius if I do say so myself and also AWESOME for things like camping.

2. Hot liquids

Vejo does not recommend blending hot liquids to “avoid causing the blender to overheat” but I’ve done it without any negative effects. Proceed at your own risk. 

3. Add ons

Try adding your favorite protein powder, collagen powder or supplement to boost each smoothie. I love Zego’s one-ingredient, vegan, organic protein powder

4. Milk it

You can try subbing water for a plant-based milk like oat milk or cashew milk. I love making additive-free homemade nut milks with my Almond Cow. More of my thoughts on Almond Cow here.

5. Double or nothing

You can also double up and do two pods in the same blend. I love the idea of doing Clean Greens + Piña Greens for example as a double dose of greens with a little sweetness.

The Vejo Portable Blender hookup:

Use code ORGANICGIRL8PACK  to score a free 8-pack of blends with the purchase of a starter kit!

Have you tried Vejo?

Xo, lisa

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Summary

A portable smoothie blender allowing you to make smoothies on the go with biodegradable smoothie pods.

Overall
3.8

Pros

  • Eat organic fruits and vegetables anywhere
  • Convenient for an on-the-go lifestyle
  • Durable with long battery life
  • Easy to wash and keep clean
  • Biodegradable pods
  • Shelf-stable + nutrient dense nutrition

Cons

  • Limited flavor options
  • Blender is limited to pod usage
  • Smoothies are not meal replacements

By Lisa

Lisa is the founder of This Organic Girl. Passionate about clean beauty, organic eats and nontoxic lifestyle, Lisa writes to create awareness. Conscious consumerism and informed decisions will impact the marketplace, our health and THE WORLD!

10 Comments

  1. Reply

    Kindal

    This was a great review – I have been very curious about this blender! Do you think you could add a nut butter to it and blend to add in some protein or would that not work? Thanks so much!

    1. Reply

      Lisa

      Hi Kindal! I think that could work. The blender and blades are stainless on the inside…I’m going to try it!

  2. Reply

    TagBand

    Great Post! You are sharing a wonderful post. Thanks and keep sharing.

  3. Reply

    Kindal

    Thanks so much, Lisa! I am going to have to give this a try!

  4. Reply

    Alice

    Thank you! Your post was very helpful.
    Also thanks for the coupon code!!

    1. Reply

      Lisa

      Absolutely! Thanks for reading Alice!

  5. Reply

    kristie adams

    Thank you for this review. I am slowly bringing more awareness to nontoxic, organic, and healthy living overall. Chronic illness has run rampant on both sides of my family, so this has become critical. Thank you for the coupon code, as well. BTW, I’m going to subscribe after reading your review 😉

    1. Reply

      Lisa

      Thanks Kristie! So glad you are here! Be well, Lisa

  6. Reply

    Kimberly A Rathbun

    Lisa, help! I cannot u screw the bottom to plug in the charger!

    1. Reply

      Lisa

      What? That is so weird! I would recommend emailing or DM’ing the company so they can help! xo, Lisa

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