Lunch has always been an issue for me while working. When I was still teaching it was hard to find the time to run out to get something quick…yet healthy. I fully admit that I drop the ball each weekend in shopping for myself between all of the boys’ activities and shopping for their favorite foods. Freddy also does most of the grocery shopping….and while he would certainly pick up whatever I ask for…I never really know what I want when he offers.
Last year, as part of the Administration, my work load changed significantly, but my schedule became much more flexible. The new normal for me was to run out to Tendercrop Farm in Wenham on Mondays to buy my staple list of lunch foods. That usually consisted of some cherry tomatoes, a couple of avocados, some yummy bread, blueberries, a great wedge of cheese, some apples, and figs. While delicious and healthy….it actually wasn’t incredibly affordable…and there were plenty of Mondays that I simply couldn’t get away from my desk.
Daily Harvest Smoothies had been appearing in my Facebook Feed off and on for months. A couple of weeks ago I finally decided to take the plunge. I created an account, custom designed my delivery box, and eagerly awaited my 24 meals to come directly to my office.
Monday deliveries weren’t an option, but now every 4th Wednesday I can look forward to a giant box of YUM. 24 individual smoothie mixtures and “overnight oats” get delivered with dry ice in super cute cups. After taking some photos, of course, I tucked them away in a freezer.
I was so excited yesterday afternoon to pick a flavor, throw it in my blender with some coconut milk, and see how they really tasted. I’m not going to lie….I was keeping my expectations low. First of all….despite the website photos that looked like the individually packaged cups would be chock full of “real” fruits, vegetables, etc….I kind of envisioned them actually looking more like the dry, fine, veggie dip mix kind of deal. Boy was I wrong….and pleasantly surprised!!
Check out the photos! Maybe not super cheap….but incredibly convenient, healthy, and delicious!! Highly recommend!
In addition to the smoothies I ordered some “Overnight Oats.” Also super easy….take one out of the freezer, remove cover, add liquid of your choice, and store in the fridge for at least 6 hours or overnight…and then blend and enjoy the next day. I haven’t tried one of those yet…but look forward to having one about the same time this post airs.