Smoothies are extremely popular in my house. They provide a great way for me to fit extra fruits, veggies and vitamins into my diet and for the kids, I can hide all sorts of good stuff without them ever knowing.
A few days ago, I found a great energy smoothie recipe and ventured out to the store to gather the ingredients. The one downside is that you can’t always find what you need and in this case, the freezer isle didn’t have much in terms of organic fruit. I ended up making a concoction that I’ve made many times and had on hand. I put the new recipe aside and figured I’d just run out to another store another day. It can be a process. Shopping chopping and prep takes time. But Rachel Drori was determined to find a better way.
As a new mom, Rachel who once loved whipping up nutritional dishes in her kitchen, found herself with half the time she once had. A passion had become a project. Where as she once got up early to make healthy morning smoothies for her and her husband, now she was sleep deprived and tending to a baby. Instead of giving up on their health, she spent Sunday evenings cutting up fruits and veggies and putting them in individual bags to preserve their healthy morning routine. And that’s when Daily Harvest was born.
In 2015 Rachel, along with a nutritionist she met in a Soul Cycle class, launched the wellness brand which delivers frozen, ready-to-blend smoothie ingredients directly to your doorstep. Shipped in in pre-portioned cups, Daily Harvest uses organic and non-GMO ingredients whenever possible and the blends, comprised of a variety of fruits, vegetables and functional superfoods, are nutritionist and chef designed for optimally balanced nutrition and taste. All you have to do is add the liquid of your choice. Best of all, the produce is IQF or "individually quick frozen" which means it’s picked at the peak of ripeness and flash-frozen, ensuring the highest quality in nutrient preservation and density.
In LA we have juice or smoothie shop on pretty much every corner, yet Daily Harvest is the company's #2 most popular market. It proves you just can’t beat the convenience, quality, or price if you’re used to popping into one of these shops on a regular basis.
From serious health fanatics to those who just want to eat healthier this year, there really is a blend for everyone. Rachel’s suggestions?
For the health nut - Matcha Colada
For the energy seeker - Cacao Kapow
For those under the weather - Dr Mango
AND FOR THOSE WITH A SWEET TOOTH TRY.....
Mint Chipper in place of mint chocolate chip ice cream
Cacao Kapow in place of chocolate double fudge ice cream
Blueberry Mustache in place of blueberry pie ice cream
Posted on Fri, January 15, 2016
by Elise Edwards filed under