Honest Daily Harvest Review: Is It Worth It?

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An Honest Daily Harvest Review – Is it good? It is worth it? What are the benefits? Daily Harvest is a meal subscription company that delivers delicious fresh organic and nourishing food straight to your door!

Looking for a more recent Daily Harvest review? Here is my 2021 review!

daily harvest smoothies in white cups

*** A special thanks to Daily Harvest for sponsoring this post. As always all opinions are 100% mine and I stand by them.**

My Honest Daily Harvest Review

Well, if you follow me on Instagram, you know that I have been using Daily Harvest for at least 4 years now. I wanted to give you an honest daily harvest review because I’ve had quite a few people ask me questions about it. (for $25 off your first box use CODE: JOYFUL25)

I absolutely love their food and have primarily used their Smoothies. It was super convenient when I started having kids. All of the ingredients are fresh fruits or vegetables that are “real” ingredients. 

Recently Daily Harvest, came out with some pretty cool items  – soup, flatbreads, harvest bowls, oat bowls, scoops (aka ice cream), energy bites, and lattes. And because we’ve been at home more often and have been cooking … “all the livelong day”.. these new items have allowed me to hit the “easy button” with peace of mind when I’m in a hurry or don’t feel like cooking. 

So, let’s dive in, answer all those questions and give you that daily harvest review you’re all wanting. Is it good? Is it worth it? How much is it? How does it work? 

Daily Harvest cups, bowls and boxes in a freezer.

What is Daily Harvest?

Daily Harvest is a meal delivery service that sends thoughtfully sourced, chef-crafted foods to your door, all built on fruits and vegetables and ready to enjoy in minutes.

They believe that living good starts with good food. Let’s be real for a second. The speed at which we live today — both online and off — forces us to substitute good food for convenient foods lacking in real nutrition. Without nurturing or nourishing ourselves, we simply cannot be our best. That’s why they created Daily Harvest. It’s food that takes care of you, so you can be at your best, always. 

cherry chocolate oat bowl by daily harvest

Why I Love Daily Harvest

For me, it took away the element of worry. I cook and make food for a living, but sometimes I just want to pick something up and not have to worry about “preparing” breakfast, lunch or dinner. I have enough demands on my day and time already. Daily Harvest helped minimize those demands by allowing me to pick something out of the freezer and have a healthy, fresh, nutritious meal in minutes. So why is Daily Harvest great?

  • Convenient — Delivered to your doorstep
  • Customizable — Make your box your own
  • Fast and Easy — Ready in one step and less than five minutes
  • Ingredients You Can See — Listed on the cup and visible in the cup
  • Clean and Plant-Based — Top-quality fruits and veggies
  • Freezer, Not Fridge — Ingredients pulled at their peak and frozen for no risk of spoilage
  • Dietary Flexibility — Gluten-free, keto, paleo… they’ve got it!
  • Unique Recipes — Combinations that even the pickiest eaters will love (and you likely haven’t seen before!)
  • Variety — A recipe for every time of day

broccoli and cheese daily harvest bowl with an egg

Do They Use Organic Ingredients?

Yes! 95% percent of the ingredients they use are organic.

For specific details on what’s organic and what’s conventionally grown, check out the ingredients list on each recipe detail page or the back of your container. They will always use organic for all ingredients that appear on the Environmental Working Group’s “dirty dozen” list (the most pesticide-intensive fruits and vegetables): strawberries, spinach, nectarines, apples, grapes, peaches, cherries, pears, tomato, celery, potatoes, and bell pepper.

In order to support a more sustainable food ecosystem, they also work with transitional organic farms, which are in the process of gaining a USDA Organic certification. Daily Harvest invests in their farmers and help them transition to organic by making the 3-year, cost and labor-intensive process a bit easier, so they can take care of food, farming practices and increase accessibility to organic for all. Basically they’re an awesome company who does what they say they’re going to do!

daily harvest scoops

How Does the Subscription Work?

Daily Harvest offers flexible deliveries and a wide variety of options so that you can build a plan that is customized for you. Their food is built on fruits and vegetables, ready to enjoy in minutes, and satisfies all types of taste profiles and dietary needs to provide a nourishing, convenient, and delicious experience for everyone. So if you want to add protein powder to your smoothie, go for it. Or cheese to your pizza, great. A drizzle of almond butter on your oat bowl, awesome. What you want!

As a new customer, you’ll choose a plan of how many items you want to be delivered (9, 14, or 24) and then how often you want them delivered (weekly or monthly). Then, choose from over 80 uniquely nourishing, chef-crafted options for any time of day. After your first delivery, you have even more control of your account with the opportunity to add additional items, change box sizes, swap out selections, skip a week, and manage deliveries.

Everything they deliver is plant-based, nutritious, and has minimal ingredients. Daily Harvest boxes arrive on dry ice so you can just pop the convenient cups in your freezer + use them as needed. 

collage of how to make a daily harvest smoothie

These Smoothies Are My Morning Go To!

Smoothies are a great entry point and one of their most-used items. I make a Daily Harvest Smoothie every morning! I love the ease, the flavor is killer and the nutrients give me the energy I need to attack the day! All of their smoothies are meticulously sourced and crafted. My favorites are the Cherry + Acai, Strawberry + Peach, Banana + Greens and Chocolate + Blueberry.

How to make a smoothie from Daily Harvest:

  1. Fill cup to top with your preferred liquid (any liquid works, but we’d go with an option like almond or oat milk).
  2. Pour into a blender and blend.
  3. Pour back into your cup and enjoy. Drink as is or turn it into a smoothie bowl and top with granola, a nut butter drizzle or more fresh fruit.
collage of how to make daily harvest bowls

Harvest Bowls

You’ll be joining the “scrape-your-plate-clean” club after trying these super-nourishing, bowls. Every harvest bowl I’ve tried has been flavorful, comforting and nutritious. It’s honestly becoming my go-to quick lunch option on work days. My favorite Harvest Bowls are the Broccoli + Cheese and the Brussels Sprouts + Tahini.

Here’s how to make one of the bowls:

  1. On the Stove: Pour into a pan and cook over medium-high heat for 4-5 minutes. Add 1-2 tbsp of water or broth if needed.
  2. In the Microwave: Keep in this bowl—it’s microwave-safe. Heat for 4-5 minutes, stirring halfway in between.
  3. Serve
photo collage how to make daily harvest oat bowls

Oat Bowls

Whole fruits + vegetables, multi-tasking superfoods, and zero fake ingredients make for a one-step breakfast with minimal effort. Each Oat Bowl has a base of gluten free oats and then layered with flavorful ingredients to curate custom bowls.  I loved the Cherry + Dark Chocolate and the Mulberry + Dragonfruit.

Here’s how to make the oat bowl:

  1. For Warm Oatmeal: Add ½ cup of your preferred milk to this bowl and stir.
    • Stovetop: Pour into a pot and cook over medium-high heat for 2 minutes.
    • Microwave: Keep in this bowl—it’s microwave-safe. Heat for 2 minutes, stirring halfway in between. Stir and dig in.
  2. For Overnight Oats: Add ½ cup of your preferred milk to this bowl and stir. Cover and soak in the fridge overnight (6+ hours). Stir and dig in.

*** I like to top mine with fresh fruit and a drizzle of almond butter.

how to prepare daily harvest scoops

Scoops

Whether your dairy-free or not, the scoops are a MUST! This deliciously creamy, decadently swirled ice cream is the treat you’ve always dreamed of. Plus it’s made from 100% whole, nourishing ingredients for a guilt-free treat! My favorites are the Chocolate + Ooey Gooey Midnight Fudge (because I’m a chocolate addict), Strawberry + Rich, Rippled Berry Compote, Vanilla + Salted, Swirled Black Sesame and the Mint + Dark, Melty Cacao Chips. Oh wait. That’s all of them. I told you they were good! 

  1. Let sit for 10 minutes before digging in for perfectly creamy Scoops. Enjoy.
how to make daily harvest flatbreads

Flatbread

A guilt-free flatbread that’s delicious. Um.. yes please! Daily Harvest Flatbreads are made of real, whole ingredients from crust (whether it’s cauliflower, broccoli or sweet potato crust) to sauce (made of alllll veggies) to perfectly paired toppings. They’re good, any way you slice it. I love the Spinach + Artichoke and the Tomato + Cremini.

Here’s how to prepare the flat breads:

  1. Place baking sheet on center rack of your oven or toaster oven and preheat to 450°F.
  2. Unwrap and remove Flatbread from base. Place frozen Flatbread on preheated baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes until edges are a deep golden brown.
  3. Cool for 1-2 minutes. Enjoy.

tomato cremini daily harvest flatbread

Is Daily Harvest Worth the Money?

Yes!!! I think it depends on what you value and what you want to pay for a delivery service. The convenience factor is also something to contribute to the cost. It might be a little more than what I like to spend, but I will pay it because I love the food, the convenience and the peace of mind I get from knowing the food is as natural as possible.

For 12 items (you get to pick from the smoothies, bowls, soups, and flatbreads), it will cost you about $90. That means each item is roughly $7.50, which is definitely more expensive than if you were to make meals at home, but is less than the average commercial meal. In fact, meals from places like SnapKitchen, Hello Fresh or other meal delivery services are more expensive than this.

I hope you found this Daily Harvest review helpful!

Want a Coupon?

You can put together your first box here and make sure to use this Daily Harvest Promo Code: JOYFUL for $25 off your first box!

If after a few days you realize it’s not for you, no worries. Just cancel your subscription! If you don’t want the boxes delivered every week, skip a week. It’s super easy to manage so that it fits in your needs and budget! 

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20 Responses
  1. Shane

    I’ve only received one box, and everything was still frozen, and the food is so, so good. I’ve tried two flat breads and a sweet potato bowl. I’ve been plant based for 6 yrs and it nice not having to cook, and having these great options in my freezer. Very fresh, and worth the money in my opinion.

  2. Crystal

    It is amazing, I am experimenting with what to add..as example to the coconut curry soup add shrimp…awesome.
    LOVE LOVE the Smoothies… I am bummed because I forgot to submit my order that was due today so I have to wait for next week but it is set to go

    1. Krista

      Daily Harvest tastes great and is so easy, especially for those busy days! It’s even better when you find your staples and then have fun sampling new ones!

  3. Sherry Gilbert

    I’ve been using Daily Harvest for a few months now. I can’t share the same joyful review. My boxes come defrosted and never on time. They gladly send out another box that doesn’t come on the day they say its going to be delivered.
    I use them primarily for their smoothies and do love the ones that come properly stored. One time I ordered a box and it stayed in transit for 4 days. I have repeatedly told them that they really need to get their delivery service on track. But I’m certain given the current deliveries to a deaf ear.

    1. Krista

      OH my goodness. That’s crazy I’ve never had that experience. I’ve had them sometimes defrosted but it’s only in the summer when I don’t get it in time because it’s dreadfully hot in texas and if you don’t get it right away it will defrost. I’m sorry you’ve had bad experience.

  4. Gina Collins

    Hi. Is this a good option for weight loss and transitioning to plant based. It looks like calorie count is very low on items. I was thinking I could eat daily harvest 100% for meals for a month?? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

    Gina.

    1. Krista

      Yes, you definitely cook. I wouldn’t consider it a weight loss option because I don’t believe in weight loss programs. But I do think that’s a great way to stay consistent at eating healthy and eating more plant based!

  5. Allison

    I have been a Daily-Harvest subscriber for almost two years now. They have so much variety to offer. If you don’t like the first flavors you try, please try others. They are adding new options all the time. I tried one of the flatbreads and just didn’t like it. I do LOVE the smoothies, soups and harvest bowls. For people who think they can make these cheaper at home, please remember that DH uses mostly organic ingredients and there is no waste. If you bought ingredients yourself, you would probably have left overs that ultimately get thrown out. I have found DH to be a great help to get more healthy fruits and vegetables in my diet.

    1. Twilette Gibson

      Hi Krista!
      I totally agree with you Daily Harvest is so worthy it. I received my order perfectly packed in this refrigerated box with everything I wanted. The first thing I tried was the Acai+ Cherry smoothie! One word ” Wonderful”! It was so easy to make and so delicious. I am so impressed with Daily Harvest it is so worth the price! It’s funny that I ordered most of the items you like. And you are so right they all do taste great. I was afraid at first that the food wasn’t going to taste good, but thank GOD Daily Harvest proved me wrong. Thank you I’m hooked.

  6. Caroline

    I’m sure it’s good, but I can’t trust a review when you are sponsored by the company. Doesn’t quite work that way.

    1. Krista

      While I definitely can see your point. I take this platform very seriously and would only recommend a product I 100% stand behind.

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