The subscription service you didn’t know you needed

Quick Notes:

  • Daily Harvest is a new subscription service that delivers healthy, easy-to-prepare foods in smoothies, soups, lattes, and more.

  • The meals require minimal cooking and cleanup.

  • However, is it worth the price?

Everyone seems to want to find easy ways to have a nutritious meal plan. We know the importance of exercising and eating healthy, but it’s difficult when we’re busy. We don’t have time to prep, buy and make nutritious meals.

That’s why more and more individuals are turning to subscription services to provide nutritious food for them. In 2019, one of the most popular subscription services is Daily Harvest, which delivers healthy, pre-portioned superfood meals right to your doorstep.

You have probably heard about Daily Harvest, but is it really that good for you? Don’t worry; we reviewed the pros and cons (including the cost) of using Daily Harvest. At the end of this article, you’ll hopefully make a decision on whether you should try the new subscription service.

More about Daily Harvest

Daily Harvest features diverse menu items. Customers will receive smoothies, soups, overnight oats, harvest bowls, chia parfaits, lattes, and sundaes. The meals are pre-portioned, and customers have their choice of buying a subscription that delivers the foods either on a weekly or monthly basis, both priced at $6.99 per cup. You can choose deliveries of six, nine, 12, or 24 cups.


The meals are developed by both a nutritionist and a chef, so you know they should taste good. In addition, the meals use only 100-percent natural, non-GMO (genetically modified organism), and organic ingredients. Daily Harvest uses the best ingredients available to offer customers with fresh, nutritious foods whenever they’re in a rush.

How it works

Daily Harvest operates similarly to many subscription services. First, customers build their box, choosing any combination of superfood meals to be delivered to their doorstep. They can select foods based on their specific dietary needs and taste preferences.

The hardest part of starting your subscription service is perhaps deciding which food combinations to order. There are so many options for smoothies, including strawberry, peach, almond, and more.

After making your selections and placing your order, the pre-portioned cups are delivered, ready to be stored in the freezer or immediately used for meals. To make the meals, all you have to do is open the lid, add the recommended liquid base (like milk or water) and blend, soak, or heat. The meals require minimal cooking and minimal cleanup. If you’re busy, this is the perfect solution to your hectic schedule.

The pros of using Daily Harvest

There is plenty of variety in choosing your meals. There’s something for everyone, and you know the foods are healthy and made with the most nutritious ingredients. When you’re ordering from Daily Harvest, you won’t be able to say, “There’s nothing to eat!”

The recipes are some of the easiest recipes you will ever have to make. Anyone can cook using Daily Harvest.

The subscription service provides the whole recipe in the frozen cups, along with detailed instructions. So, all you have to do is add liquid and quickly mix or heat the food. It doesn’t get any easier than that.

The cons of using Daily Harvest

If you decide to only use the subscription service on a monthly basis, it’s important to note that you will need plenty of freezer storage space. While the frozen cups are convenient, they take up a lot of freezer space. If you have limited freezer space, you might run into a problem squeezing the cups into your storage.

But let’s not forget about the price.

With a price of $6.99 per cup, it can get costly if you order 24 cups at one time. Yes, you’re ordering convenient, healthy foods with an easy recipe, but if you’re on a tight budget, the subscription service might not be the best solution for you.

However, we still recommend giving Daily Harvest a chance. Nutritious meal plans have plenty of health benefits. When you’re on a busy schedule, you can always count on Daily Harvest to provide the most important meal of the day. Does it get any better than that?

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