Daily Harvest, a frozen food startup, now makes lattes out of superfoods like mushrooms and matcha — and they’re surprisingly good
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- Daily Harvest is a healthy food startup backed by Gwyneth Paltrow and Serena Williams that brings you pre-portioned cups of frozen foods chosen by a nutritionist and a chef.
- They recently released Daily Harvest Lattes, which are delicious even though they’re made using healthier ingredients than what you’re used to having. For example, the hot chocolate made with mushrooms tastes almost identical to traditional hot chocolate.
- Each latte cup comes with three servings inside. It depends on which plan you choose, but you could pay as little as $6.99 for one cup of three lattes.
If you haven’t already come across ads on Facebook or Instagram, let me introduce you to Daily Harvest— a healthy eating subscription service that’s making it easy to enjoy nutritional foods that fulfill your everyday dietary needs. It’s been backed by the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow and Serena Williams, and it’s one of the only tools that has actually helped me eat healthy lately.
The startup sends pre-portioned cups of healthy, great-tasting meals to your doorstep that require about 3 minutes to prepare. The instructions typically begin and end with adding heat, liquid, or blending all the cup ingredients together — making the subscription high-reward and low-maintenance.
The recipes are developed by a nutritionist and a chef, and the ingredients are all flash-frozen at peak maturity to keep farm-fresh density and flavor intact — no added preservatives or sugar necessary. They actually claim their ingredients are better than what you’d find at the supermarket since those apples you’re looking at may have traveled over a year to get to that aisle.
It flies in the face of what my mom always said, but there apparently is a right and easy way to do something.
I grew up in a house that didn’t stock sugared cereal and had at least two different kinds of family recipes for Brussels sprouts, so healthy eating isn’t exactly a foreign concept to me, but I’ve definitely lapsed as a 23-year old living on my own. Daily Harvest isn’t as inexpensive as a box of Annie’s mac and cheese by a long shot, but, in the long term, I’ve found that I’m personally willing to spend a bit more money to eat well and not have to grocery shop or spend a ton of time cooking.
And while your first exposure to Daily Harvest might have been Instagram-ready açaí bowls and decadently topped smoothies, the company has expanded to include Harvest Bowls and ‘nice’-cream sundaes. Now, they’re making lattes, too.
Unlike most powder latte mixes, Daily Harvest’s lattes come pre-blended with frozen fresh ingredients and coconut cream, which makes it easy to incorporate everything for a smoother, creamier latte. All you have to do is add in hot almond milk or water, and the ingredients dissolve with gentle stirring. No need for whisking or dealing with clumpy powders. Each Daily Harvest cup is perfectly portioned and contains three single-serving capsules (in other words, each cup comes with three lattes in it). So, depending on your plan, you could pay as little as $6.99 per cup, or $2.33 for each healthy, delicious serving.
There are three varieties, all grounded in functional ingredients:
I had a chance to try them out, and it really is consistently surprising how Daily Harvest can make such healthy ingredients taste like something I’d buy for flavor rather than for its health benefits (and perhaps in spite of its potential health detriments). For instance, the Chaga + Chocolate latte tastes like a typical cup of hot chocolate, but its ingredients include two different kinds of mushrooms.
Pick your plan by deciding between a monthly delivery of 24 cups or a weekly delivery. For the weekly plan, choose if you’d like 6, 9, 12, or 24 cups per week. The more you order, the less expensive each one costs; for six cups, you’ll pay $7.99 for each cup ($47.94 total) and if you order 24, you pay $6.99 per cup ($167.76 total).
After that, build your box by filling the 6, 9, 12, or 24 slots with your choice of flavors.
Always out to make healthy eating more accessible, Daily Harvest makes the selection process easier, too: you can filter by likes & dislikes, key benefits of the recipes, or your dietary needs.
Build your Daily Harvest box here, and use code “THREEFREE” to get three for free >>
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