Despite my love for sugar, I’m normally a healthy eater. I’m the type of person who likes to have at least one vegetable with every meal.
Lately, however, I haven’t been consuming as many fruits and vegetables as I would like. To get back on track with my normal eating habits, I decided to give Daily Harvest a try.
From harvest bowls to smoothies, Daily Harvest offers organic meals that come to you frozen. When you go on their site, they break every choice down by key ingredients and health benefits. They also highlight common allergens, such as nuts and soy, that might appear in their food.
Depending on how frequently you want a delivery, you have the option to choose a weekly or monthly plan. You can order six, nine, 12 or 24 cups that range in price from $6.99 to $7.99 per cup.
I decided to order six cups and paid $7.99 per cup. When I went to checkout, they offered me a promo code that gave me three cups for free. Ultimately I only paid for three cups.
The first cup I tried was the cauliflower rice and kimchi harvest bowl. I picked this one because I’m not super adventurous when it comes to food. I normally have to be in the mood to take my palate on a journey. This time, however, I wanted something that had flavors I don’t come across regularly, like kimchi and turmeric.
If you’re someone who is pressed for time, this is the perfect meal for you. The harvest bowl is incredibly easy to make because it only takes four to six minutes to heat up. I cooked mine on the stove, but you also have the option to put it in the microwave.
I didn’t like all the ingredients in this meal, and my taste buds were a bit overwhelmed by everything. Nonetheless, I loved how fresh everything tasted.
On its own this harvest bowl won’t fill you up. But if you add a few more things to it, like chicken, you’ll definitely feel satiated. If you’re thinking about getting this harvest bowl, note that it has peppers and chiles in it. These ingredients give it a bit of a kick to it that I enjoyed but might not be for everyone.
The second cup I tried was the cherry and açaí smoothie. I chose this one because of its immunity-boosting factor. Packed with açaí, cherries, raspberries and blueberries, this smoothie is exactly how their site describes it: a berry explosion.
All the fruit blended nicely together, and none of the flavors overpowered each other. The smoothie is light, refreshing and would be the perfect drink to have on a spring morning. To make mine a little sweeter, I added grape juice to the mixture. This addition gave it the right amount of sweetness without ruining the flavor of the smoothie.
Next I tried the lychee and dragon fruit smoothie. This one was my favorite by far. I loved the tropical flavor you get from the lychee, dragon fruit, pineapple, strawberry and peach. I thought this smoothie would be very sweet, so I only added water to it, but I was pleasantly surprised. The smoothie has the perfect combination of sweet and tart and has the perfect consistency when blended.
Loaded with vitamin C and antioxidants, I made this smoothie when I had a cold, and it definitely helped me feel a significantly better. The only downside is I seem to be allergic to something in this smoothie. Otherwise I would drink it again.
The last smoothie I had was their best seller, strawberry and peach. This smoothie was my least favorite because all you taste are the strawberries. Even though there are other fruits in this smoothie such as peach, raspberry and goji berry, I felt like I was drinking a melted down version of strawberry starbursts. I love strawberries, but I wish I could taste some of the other fruit as well.
After all, the best aspect of the smoothies is how customizable they are. You can add any liquid, sweetener or protein powder to the base to make it satisfy your taste buds.
As someone who doesn’t have time to make breakfast every morning, I decided to sample their overnight oats and chia parfait. For the overnight oats, I tried mulberry and dragon fruit.
Because I’m lactose intolerant and have a nut allergy, I added half a cup of coconut milk to my oats. This mixture instilled some extra flavor in them. Then I heated the dish up on the stove.
I don’t really like oatmeal, but I loved the way this dish tasted. The berries and dragon fruit excellently balanced each other out to create the right amount of sweetness. Between the fruit and the oats, the meal kept me full until lunchtime. However, I wish there was more fruit in my cup.
Like the overnight oats, I heated the blackberry and majik chia parfait on the stove with some coconut milk. I never had a chia parfait before, so I had no idea what to expect. I thought the blue majik, which is blue-green algae, would be the dominant flavor, but I was completely wrong. The majik gave the parfait it’s beautiful blue color and let the blackberries and bananas be the star of this meal. With a subtle but distinctive flavor, every bite is unique and complementary all at the same time.
However, I wasn’t a big fan of the texture. I think it might have been because I needed to add a little more milk to the mixture.
After trying a few meal options, I think Daily Harvest is perfect for people who are limited on time. These meals only take a few minutes to make, after all. They’re convenient for someone who has 30 minutes to eat or who hates waiting for a meal to cook. They’re also great to take on the go because you can place the meal back in the container it came in.
Daily Harvest is also great for anyone who wants to eat healthy but can’t stand to waste food.
Daily Harvest is also great for anyone who wants to eat healthy but can’t stand to waste food. All the meals come frozen, so you don’t have to worry about them going bad before you eat them.
The great thing about Daily Harvest is you can get it delivered to your home or your job. They give you the option to either order a set amount of meals each week or order 24 meals each month.
Their pricing structure incentivizes you to order more cups. For example, if you order 12 cups per week, you’ll only pay $7.49 for each cup compared to $7.99 per cup for six cups each week.
You also have the power to pause your plan or reschedule a delivery. If you plan on going away for a week, you can ask for your package to be delivered another time or you can simply pause your delivery. Whenever you want to resume your shipment, all you have to do is let them know when you’d like to receive your next package.
Overall, I really enjoyed my experience with Daily Harvest. I loved how unique each meal was and how I could make them whenever I wanted. The smoothies were perfect to have with a light breakfast or lunch. The chia parfaits and overnight oats kept me full for a few hours, so they’re great to have for breakfast. The harvest bowl was light, so it was better to have for lunch with something else such as a salad or soup.
I’m happy I gave Daily Harvest a try, and it’s definitely something I’ll try again.
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