Thanks to Daily Harvest, I’m Obsessed With Overnight Oats
No one has ever accused me of being a morning person. When I first climb out of bed, I want three things: coffee, silence, and a quick n’ easy breakfast. I’ve never been the type of person to hop up, cheery and excited to greet the day, and I need at least two alarm snoozes before I can groggily fall into my morning routine. During the week, there is zero chance I will get up an extra 15 minutes early to make breakfast, so I need something that requires minimal prep time.
I used to skip breakfast entirely or rely on cereal or toast to get my morning food fix, but as I’ve gotten older, I’ve sought out breakfast options that are healthier and more balanced. As much as I love buttered toast with marmalade and Captain Crunch, they don’t really set me up for the day. I need something with a bit more nutrition to keep me from lagging come late morning.
Daily Harvest first crossed my radar a few years ago, and I was initially drawn to the subscription because of the smoothies. The insta-friendly packaging was all over my social media feed, and the range of fun flavors were hard to resist. But here’s the thing: I’ve never really been a smoothie girl. I love the idea of smoothies, but they’re just not a food I’ve ever been able to incorporate into my routine for longer than a few weeks. I’ve tried several times to make them a regular part of my diet, but I just can’t seem to get them to stick in the long term. When it comes down to it, I think I simply prefer to eat my meals, not drink them.
I really enjoy Daily Harvest’s smoothies, but as you probably guessed, they didn’t find their way into my regular meal rotation. After a couple of months of shipments, I just wasn’t regularly reaching for them, and they started to pile up in my freezer. There are other products from Daily Harvest, though, that have stood the test of time.
Daily Harvest sells a lot more than just smoothies, and the range of products has expanded steadily since my first order. These days, you can fill up your box with all kinds of products:
- Harvest Bowls
- Forager Bowls
- Oat Bowls
- Chia Bowls
I’m a big fan of a lot of these items (seriously, don’t get me started on how much I love the plant-based, ice cream-like Scoops), but the Oat Bowls have been a breakfast game-changer for me.
Sure, I’d had overnight oats before ordering them through this subscription, but it wasn’t until Daily Harvest that they really started working for me. When I made them myself at home, I became annoyed with how many different ingredients I had to keep on hand (I didn’t want to eat the same flavor every single day, so I tried to mix things up by whipping up lots of complicated recipes.). I’d also often forget to make them until the last thing at night, and I’d sleepwalk my way into the kitchen right before bed to make sure they were ready for me in the morning. Daily Harvest solves both of these issues for me. I don’t have to keep containers full of different ingredients on hand, and Daily Harvest cuts my prep time down to almost zero. There are seven different flavors I can rotate through, and all I have to do to prep them is add some almond milk, stir, and pop them in the refrigerator.
Before I tell you which flavors are my absolute faves, let’s take a look at the whole range:
- Strawberry + Goji Berry
- Apple + Cinnamon
- Cinnamon + Banana
- Mulberry + Dragon Fruit
- Kabocha + Chai
- Blueberry + Lemon
- Cherry + Dark Chocolate
I love cinnamon, so the Apple + Cinnamon and Cinnamon + Banana are two of my favorites. I’m also a big fan of the Mulberry + Dragon Fruit. The flavor is fruity and interesting, and I love that it’s a combination I’d struggle to recreate at home with grocery store ingredients. It feels special.
As I mentioned previously, I prefer to use Daily Harvest’s oat bowls to make overnight oats, but you can also pour in hot water or milk to make oatmeal, which my husband will sometimes do. I prefer my oats cold, but I like that the bowls are versatile.
At $5.99 each, Daily Harvest’s oat bowls are a bit more expensive than similar options I’ve found in the grocery store and online, but I think they’re a lot better. Some of the other bowls I’ve tried just toss in some spice and a pinch of mix-ins, but Daily Harvest’s oat bowls contain better ingredients in greater quantities. I’m happy to pay a little bit more for quality.
I might never get to the point where I actually enjoy mornings, but Daily Harvest has made starting the day a little bit more pleasant for me. I look forward to my overnight oats, and I’m happy that I’ve found something healthy and delicious that kicks my day off on the right foot. My only ask? More flavors, please!!
About Daily Harvest
Small Box: 9 items with free shipping. Sent weekly.
Medium Box: 14 items with a $10.00 discount and free shipping. Sent weekly.
Large Box: 24 items with a $20.00 discount and free shipping. Sent monthly or weekly.
You can fill your box with whatever items you like. (Want all smoothies? No problem.) Items are priced individually, as follows:
- Oat Bowls and Chia Bowls are $5.99 each.
- Smoothies, Soups, Bites, and Lattes are $7.99 each.
- Harvest Bowls, Scoops, and Flatbreads are $8.99 each.
COUPON: Use code ADDICTION25 to save $25 off your first box!
The price of your box will depend on which items you choose, but hopefully, the above sample orders give you a rough idea of how much each size box will cost. For a variety of items, you’re looking at around $68.91 for a small box, $102.86 for a medium box, and $171.76 for a large box.
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