I’ve talked some on here about the food I eat and the somewhat-healthy lifestyle I try to maintain. For awhile, I was cooking homemade meals all the time, but in September of last year, my work schedule really ramped up and I found that not only did I not have time to cook as much, but I didn’t even feel like getting in the kitchen.
Admittedly, I started living off a lot of pre-made food from Trader Joe’s — packaged salads, canned soups and frozen pasta dishes. I tried to pick items that weren’t horrible for me, but I knew this was not an ideal solution.
So, now that I’m coming into the year with a better idea of my schedule, I thought I would look into another solution that would help me get healthier foods without spending a lot of time.
I’d heard of Daily Harvest from various bloggers and podcasts I follow, so I decided to look into it.
The scoop is that it’s women-owned, and its organic frozen smoothies, soups, and grain bowls delivered to your door via subscription.
For the new year, I had a code that would get me $25 off my first order, so I went to their website and started looking. They have more than a dozen different smoothies to choose from, soups, oat bowls, harvest bowls, chia bowls, lattes and protein bites. This was so much more than I expected!
You can pick how many items you want in each shipment and how often you want in your shipment. Of course, you’ll have to consider your freezer size here and/or how often you think you’ll eat the items.
I don’t have a big freezer, but I was planning to sub a meal for a smoothie. I also wanted to try as many different items as possible to see what I liked. The price of each bowl varies slightly depending on how big the shipment is.
I picked 12 items for my first box, which included six smoothies, one soup, one harvest bowl, one oat bowl, two chia bowls, and a latte.
I got my box a week ago and have already consumed more than half of it. I have really enjoyed the smoothies and the oat bowl… I LOVED the chia bowls! I also love the latte (one latte item makes three lattes).
I did not like the soup or the harvest bowl. Both of these items tasted pretty good, but were not filling. Each item is around $7, so for me, it needs to be a full meal or else I could just buy it at the store. I think for $7, i could have gotten a can or organic soup and some crackers or something… I don’t know, ha!
The smoothies and the chia and oat bowls are actually much more filling than I expected and so easy to prepare.
For all of the items, the cup they come in lists the ingredients and the directions, which are basically to add liquid, blend and eat. Or, for the oats or chia bowl, add liquid and sit overnight. Or, add liquid and heat. You get it.
My second box arrives today! This time, I got a 9-item box — you can change your subscription at any time — that has smoothies, chia bowls, oat bowls, and another latte trio. I definitely want to try the protein bites next time.
The other thing I’ll say is that other users put their reviews for each item on the site, which helped me a lot when I was choosing for my first box. Of course, everyone has different tastes, but it helps to see what people think.
All in all, a positive experience and I like the smoothies much more than I expected to. I want to note that this post was not sponsored in any form and now that I’m a subscriber, I have a $25 coupon you can use!
Cheers to a healthier new year!
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