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Daily Harvest is expensive! With this Daily Harvest copycat smoothie prep you can know how to make your own Daily Harvest smoothie without the expensive price tag. Not to mention, these make-ahead smoothies are great for a quick breakfast or a healthy on-the-go lunch.
I was gifted a weeks worth of Daily Harvest Smoothies a couple months ago, and I LOVED THEM! I especially loved the Mint + Cacao Smoothie! What could be better than a mint chocolate smoothie in the morning?
I loved that the smoothies were so convenient and great for a meal prep option. Having a quick breakfast option or a healthy on-the-go lunch option was a win in my book.
I started ordering the shakes, but soon realized that I didn’t love the oh-so-expensive price tag every week. I quickly asked myself, “Is Daily Harvest worth it? Is it worth the hefty price tag for the amazing convenience of it all?” The answer for me was NO! I knew there was a better way, and I wanted to test if I could recreate these cups, and do it affordably. So I came up with a recipe to make your own Daily Harvest Smoothie at a fraction of the price.
That’s where this easy, smoothie prep idea came to mind. I recipe tested several different quantities of ingredients for this copycat Daily Harvest Smoothie recipe, and I think I nailed it friends!
The amazing part is these “make your own” cups cost so much less! Here is the price breakdown.
Daily Harvest Cups Pricing (taken from their website):
6-8 cups: $7.99 Per Cup
9-11 cups: $7.75 Per Cup
12-23 cups: $7.49 Per Cup
24-26 cups: $6.99 Per Cup
*Even if you order 24-26 cups a month at $6.99 per cup, that is still $167 for smoothies, folks!
Make Your Own Smoothie Prep Cups:
These prices are from Instant Cart, which is very convenient, but does increase the price of ingredients slightly. You can definitely get these items even cheaper at other markets.
List of Ingredients:
Organic Frozen Bananas: $2.99 (makes 5 servings) $.60 per cup
Organic Cocoa Nibs: $7.99 (makes 16 servings) $.50 per cup
Almond Milk (32 Ounces): $2.00 (makes 4 servings) $.50 per cup
Chocolate Almond Milk: $3.29 (makes 8 servings) $.41 per cup
Mint Extract: $4.69 (makes 10 servings) $.47 per cup
Organic Frozen Spinach (16 Ounces): $2.00 (makes 8 servings) $.25 per cup
Chlorella: $12.98 (makes 37 servings) $.35 per cup
TOTAL: $3.08 PER CUP
Ways to make them:
I made these smoothie prep packages in Ziploc sandwich bags, but you can also freeze the contents in plastic or paper cups just like Daily Harvest does for an on-the-go option.
Here is how to make them:
If you are looking for other healthy recipes, try out my Mint Chocolate Chip Protein Balls or these Sweet Potato Toasts