Daily Harvest review: chilled soup and harvest bowl experience

I will be on vacation this upcoming week visiting my parents so I put together this massive Daily Harvest review to cover me while I’m gone. So if you’ve been following awhile then you’ve likely already seen some of my previous reviews featuring Daily Harvest smoothies, sundaes and chia puddings, and some of the other harvest bowls.

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Today’s review features Daily Harvests newest additions: chilled soups and 3 new harvest bowl flavors. Now I apologize in advance for the lighting in some of these pics. Michigan seems to be going through some kind of emo phase right now so it’s been very rainy and fall like which has made it difficult to take pics with decent lighting. But I digress…

First up, the soups! I decided to try the tomato + bell pepper flavor first because I was really craving a grilled cheese and what goes better with grilled cheese than tomato soup?

The ingredients for this flavor included tomato, peach (interesting…lol), bell pepper, cucumber, shallot, lemon, olive oil, garlic, apple cider vinegar, and himalayan sea salt. Nutritionally, half the package offered 60 calories, 3g total fat (0g saturated fat), 100mg soduim, 7g total carbs (1g fiber, 4g sugar), and 1g protein. Which is also why I added on the grilled cheese so I could get a more balanced meal and more fat and protein to satisfy me. And I used a locally made sourdough bread and daiya cheddar cheese shreds to keep the whole meal vegan.

Overall, this meal was delicious. The soup itself had a nice tomato flavor (and you can’t taste the peach). You can taste the bell peppers, though, so if you’re not a fan of peppers, you may not like this flavor. I do highly recommend adding something else (like a grilled cheese) to make this a more rounded meal. It is recommended that you try to aim for 3 food groups at every meal to not only help keep you satisfied and full but also to help prevent nutrient deficiencies in the long run. Overall score: 10/10  – would def buy!

Second soup I tried was the asparagus + cashew soup. Some of the ingredients of this soup included zucchini, asparagus, basil, olive oil, garlic, cashew, lemon, apple cider vinegar, himalayan salt, nutritional yeast, and a probiotic.

Upon first smell, I immediately knew I was going to love this soup. It is basically a pesto soup. And just out of random coincidence I had a caprese sandwich ready to pair with the soup. Funny how things like that just work out lol This is definitely a soup I would gravitate more in the summer whereas I could see myself enjoying the tomato + bell pepper soup all year long (with a grilled cheese, of course). Overall, great flavor profile and would definitely purchase in the future. Overall score: 9/10

Nutritionally, half the package has 110 calories, 9g total fat (1.5g saturated), 105mg sodium, 4g total carbs (1g fiber, 1g sugar), and 2g protein.

And lastly we have the avocado + cucumber chilled soup! I admit I was nervous about this one. I like avocado. Despise cucumber. Some of the other ingredients in this soup included peas, scallion, lemon, olive oil, garlic, chia, himalayan sea salt, spearmint, and turmeric. Before even looking at the ingredients, I tasted the soup and could’ve sworn I tasted broccoli. and mint. So I find it really interesting there is no broccoil to be found in this soup lol I was close with the mint, though, as there is spearmint.

Since this is a lower calorie soup, I paired it with a peach and brie grilled sandwich. The soup was more savory and the sandwich was a bit more sweet so it made for a nice flavor combo. Overall, the soup had a nice, refreshing flavor that I think would be perfect for those hot summer days. And interestingly I really liked it in the end. I’m glad I gave this one a shot. Overall score: 8/10

Nutritionally, half the package offered 60 calories, 4g total fat (0g saturated fat), 100mg sodium, 6g total carbs (2g fiber, 2g sugar), and 2g protein.

For the harvest bowls, I tried the beet + sesame first. And my reasoning for trying this one first was because it scared me most lol I am generally not a fan of beets. But I am trying to expand my horizons. So when Daily Harvest offered to send me their new harvest bowls to try I agreed because I knew it would force me to try new things.

The ingredients for this one included beets, avocado, macadamia, scallion, tamari, ginger, sesame, apple cider vinegar, gochugaru (hot pepper flakes), and dulse (red algae). Nutritionally, the entire package was 280 calories, 22g total fat (3g saturated), 470mg sodium, 20g total carbs (6g fiber, 11g sugar), and 6g protein. Flavor wise, I actually really liked this one! There were enough spices in this dish that I couldn’t really taste the beets which was a pleasant surprise. I mean I knew they were there but I felt like the spices that were added really complemented the beets so that everything melded together really well. Overall score: 9/10 – would def try again!

Next up we have the chickpea and z’atar harvest bowl! Some of the ingredients include chickpeas, zucchini, tomato, arugula, pumpkin seeds, raisin, lemon, za’atar, sesame, and cordyceps (aka a type of musrhoom that has been linked to improving immune function and athletic performance). Immediately upon taking this out of the microwave I was met with a heavenly smell.

This harvest bowl was delicious! I chose to eat this one on a particularly rainy day so I was craving a nice home cooked meal type of dish. And this fit the bill. It is full of flavor, the mix of ingredients is filling and satisfying, and the raisins add a nice little hint of sweetness to the dish without overpowering it. I would definitely gravitate towards this one in the fall/winter months! Overall score: 9/10

Nutritionally, this bad boy offers 330 cal, 18g total fat (2.5g saturated), 160 mg sodium, 31g total carbs (9g fiber, 10g sugar), and 10g protein for the entire package!

Last up, the kale and lemongrass harvest bowl (and if you look really close you can see my cat peeking in the background)! This one features bell pepper, kale, sweet potato, coconut, tamari, lemongrass, apple cider vinegar, sesame, turmeric, and kaffir lime.

This is definitely one of the lower calorie harvest bowl options (coming in at only 100cal) so I would suggest serving it as a side with some kind of protein option since the entire bowl only offers about 3g protein. I may or may not have paired this with some leftover cheesecake I had from my fiance’s and my anniversary celebrations. But I digress. This bowl is delicious! I liked it a lot more than I thought it would. The mix of veggies with the lemongrass is perfect! Would definitely purchase! Overall score: 9/10

Nutritionally, the entire package offers 11 calories, 4.5g total fat (3.5g saturated), 310mg sodium, 14g total carbs (3g fiber, 5g sugar), and 3g protein.

*Disclaimer: All opinions are my own. Even though these were sent for review purposes, that did not influence my opinions whatsoever.

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