Every year, right around Spring/Summer, I find myself trying to make “better” food choices. Whether it’s just eating a little less (because Mama loves her bread and pasta) or eating more of the things that don’t include ice cream or all of the carbs in the land. But we all know that the hardest part about that isn’t eating better in itself, it’s finding the time to make the food that is better for you. And that’s exactly how Rachel Drori, founder of Daily Harvest felt. Being a busy Mom and busy New Yorker, finding the time to make those oh-so-healthy and Instagram-worthy smoothies was just not at the top of the list. Instead, she built a business that helped everyone get their “daily dose of good.” Who has the time to shop, prep, measure, freeze, store, and then blend before work? And that is how Daily Harvest was born.
 
Living in California, I am spoiled to the year-round variety of produce. There’s almost nothing I can’t find within a five-mile radius of my home. But I know, and so did Rachel, that that is not the case for everyone. Getting fresh ingredients to people all over the US is not an easy feat. It takes just the right window for the produce and just the right window for delivery. In other words, almost impossible. But the team at Daily Harvest didn’t give up, and they found a way that could quickly freeze the produce at the peak of its quality without damaging the fruit and veggies or compromise the nutritional integrity. That means fresh ingredients that’ll last.
From there Rachel works with a team of chefs and nutritionists to develop recipes that taste good and are good for you. They have also made sure that there is a variety of options for all different uses. Whether you need a quick breakfast on the go, or a dessert, sweet, savory, veggie packed, or just plain good, there’s an option for everyone. Their motto is “Superfoods, Super Fast!”, because “it should be easy to eat healthy, every day, and that’s what we deliver to our users,” shares Mayssa Chehata.
So how do they take their coffee? Do they even HAVE Coffee?! Don’t worry coffee peeps, they do. “It’s a smoothie of course!” shares Mayssa, “Our Cold Brew + Almond Smoothie is one of our most popular.”
#FREEZERENVY
The Review:
Daily Harvest offers Smoothies, Soups, Chia Parfaits, and their all-new Overnight Oats (which I had the pleasure of trying). You decide how many and how often you want your delivery with three different plan options:
–    6 Cups Weekly for $7.99 per Cup
–    12 Cups Weekly for $7.49 per Cup
–    24 Cups Monthly for $6.99 per Cup
This may seem like a lot, but if you think about how much you would be spending, not just in dollars but minutes and hours; finding the freshest ingredients, that are in season, cutting everything up, measuring it all, and also storing and cleaning the containers, it is a steal.
So what do I think? I believe it is 100% worth it. They sent me a variety of their New Overnight Oats, Chia Parfaits, and Smoothies to test out, and for my personal taste, some were a hit, and some were a miss. Let me be clear that this is partly because I think Chia can have a strange texture. And something I learned along the way if you have the option to use a full-size blender over a bullet blender use the full-size. It makes a huge difference in the overall creaminess and smooth blend of the smoothies.
For the smoothies, my favorite option was actually the Banana + Greens Elixir Smoothie. You would think the Cold Brew, I know, but the B+G smoothie had a really nice smooth texture and is jam packed with Organic Banana, Wheat Grass, Kale, Spinach, and Cucumber.
A close second was the Cold Brew + Almond Energizer Smoothie. This one has Organic Cold Brew Coffee, Banana, Cacao, Coconut Oil, Green Coffee Beans, Vanilla Bean, and just a touch of Pink Himalayan Sea Salt.
 
My smoothie options varied a bunch, and each one had its benefits to it. Check out these Selections:
 
The Overnight Oats were as a whole my favorite over the Chia Parfaits.

The Cinnamon Protein + Banana stole my heart. It was the first one I tried on the first day I got them, and I thought it sounded like dessert. So I put in some 2% Milk and threw that bad boy in the fridge for later. Before bed, I took it out, and it wasn’t “pretty” per say, but it was delicious. You could see big chunks of Maple, it smelled so much of cinnamon, and the little Cacao Nibs were sprinkled everywhere. The first bite was all perfectly balanced with oats, fresh banana, and cinnamon. I wasn’t sure how to feel about the Chickpeas, but they brought a nice crunch with them.
My second favorite was the Blackberry + Majik. It was a little tart, but I think with the texture of the berries, a little bit banana, and coconut, the flavors blended beautifully.
 
The only one that was just not my jam was the Mango + Golden Milk. I love me some turmeric and ginger, but I just felt like overall this was the only one that tasted kind of bland to me.
 
Check out these other flavors too!
 
 
These premade smoothies and snacks/breakfasts were a life saver on busy days. You are more than full if you finish them, I ended up eating half and saving half for later almost every time. Packed with nutrients and fresh flavors this is something that can make the difference between grabbing one of these while running out the door or grabbing a pop tart.
Use Code: SWEATPANTSANDCOFFEE at checkout and receive 3 FREE SMOOTHIES with your 1st Order!

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