Oh hey friends!
I’m back! I had to take a little hiatus last week because this whole starting a new business while trying to get three kids ready for back-to-school this week had me stretched thin. I’m still struggling with the realization that we only have 24 hours in a day. Why can’t we just get a couple more – preferably at a time when my kids are sleeping.
So today’s post goes hand-in-hand with that sentiment since you all know, I’m all about things that make life a little easier (like this lunch hack and my lifesaver – Clicklist – note to self, I need to do that today). I also want to be the person that’s healthy, eats right, and is super fit but you know, sometimes there’s just not enough time to do it all.
Unfortunately, they don’t deliver a super fit body but I have been starting the day on a better note since starting a subscription to Daily Harvest. I had seen the smoothies all over instagram and wanted to try it for ages to see if it was all it was cracked up to be. After my first six, I was hooked.
Fun Fact: Daily Harvest was started by a busy New York mom who, like all of us, wanted to have one of those instagram-worthy smoothies packed with all kinds of healthy, good for you, nutritious stuff but without the time to put one together every morning or haul her kids off to grab one. So yeah, she was a badass mom just filling a void and creating a bomb-ass company. #momgoals
It works like this. You can sign up for a delivery of six, nine, 12 or 24 at a time. They let mix and match their selection of smoothies, soups, chia bowls, overnight oats and now ice cream. All the ingredients are organic, the fruits and veggies are all flash frozen and they are paired with superfoods to make you feel all good and healthy inside.
They ship super quick to your house and then you toss them all in the freezer until you’re ready. For the smoothies, you just dump the cup into your blender, mix it up and then pour back into the cup (it even has a spot for a straw). I didn’t get to try the oats or the ice cream yet and in a true confession, I packed the soup for lunch, totally forgot about it and then the next day it spilled out all in my work bag. So that was fun.
I’ve loved all the smoothies I’ve tried. The watermelon + cucumber is really refreshing (and didn’t taste too green), the cold brew + almond was a great alternative to coffee and the acai + cherry was my favorite – not too sweet but so yummy. They recommend you mix some of the smoothies with coconut water but since I’m not the type of person prepared enough to have coconut water in my fridge, I just used water or juice for those. For all the others, I used almond milk or regular milk. Another tip is to make sure you blend them for long enough. The first one I tried, I think I cut it short too soon and it was a little gritty. But that was user error on my part.
I really loved them, especially the flavors that deviate from what you can usually get around here but obviously, for me, the best part was not having to leave my kitchen or divert from my normal morning route to pick something up. I haven’t tried any of the chia bowls (or parfaits, as they call them) but they’re next on my list to try out. I also think my kids would get a kick out of the ice cream.
The soups are on my list to try out again too – since they’re super easy to pack (if you don’t forget it in your bag) and are much cheaper than most of the lunch options around my office. When I do another round, I’ll let you know how it goes.
If you want to give Daily Harvest a try, you can get your first three smoothies free with code louwhatwear. If you’re the person that’s not into green smoothies (they’re not my favorite either but I stomach them because they’re supposed to be good for you), they have a ton of options that aren’t packed with kale and other greens. Oh and if you try the ice cream, let me know what you think! I’m dying to hear what people think!
Disclosure: This post was not sponsored by Daily Harvest but I was gifted six smoothies to give it a shot! As always, all opinions, ramblings and random thoughts are my own.