8 Ready-in-Minutes Upgrades for Your Summer Menu

Published on: Jul 9, 2021fb-roundtwitter-roundemail-round
Daily Harvest 'ice cream' on blue backgroundDesign: Minhee Kim

Ahhh, summer. The season of fresh fruit, long days, and wishing you had a friend with a pool. This year, it’s also about learning how to get back to things we haven’t done in a while. Like socializing without screens or going to meetings that aren’t in our living rooms. And balancing all of the things – while remembering how to behave like a normal person – can be a lottt. Which has many of us hungry for stuff that makes life easier. 

Our friends at Daily Harvest have some ideas. Over 90, to be exact. All their food is built on real fruits and vegetables and free of refined sugars, fillers, and preservatives. Aaaand they all come together quickly. Meaning you can live your best, healthiest life and make your taste buds happy minus hours of planning, shopping, and cooking. Oh, and did we mention Skimm’rs can get up to $105 off their first three boxes plus free shipping with code SKIMMBIRTHDAY? We’ve rounded up the stuff we’d add to ours. Bon appétit.

Daily Harvest Acai + Cherry Smoothie
A multi-berry smoothie blend that’ll get you glowing…

Thanks to all the antioxidants and omega-3s. Starting your morning with organic cherries, blueberries, raspberries, bananas, acaí, and kale is baaasically guaranteeing a good day. Especially when it’s this easy: fill the cup with the liquid of your choice (pro tip: go with coconut water) and blend. Seriously. That’s it. ($7.99)

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Daily Harvest Beet + Wild Rice Harvest Bowl
A crunchy, colorful, saucy harvest bowl...

The chioggia candy-cane-striped beets in this one are sweeter than other varieties. Creating the perfect balance with the nutty wild rice, peppery arugula, licorice-y fennel, and creamy coconut-dill crema. Forks out. ($8.99)

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Daily Harvest Cherry + Dark Chocolate Oat Bowl
Oatmeal you’ll wanna eat at all hours…

Chocolate and cherries? That’s a ‘yes, please’ from us. Add fiberful oats, slightly tart raspberries, sweet strawberries, and energizing maca root and you’ve got yourself a decadent yet wholesome bowl. ($5.99)

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Daily Harvest Strawberry + Rich, Rippled Berry Compote Vegan Ice Cream
Gluten-free, dairy-free ice cream your tummy will appreciate... 

Strawberries are a summer staple. Just like frozen treats. Get the best of both worlds with this rippled berry compote complete with dragon fruit, vanilla, and gut-friendly probiotics that’ll keep your digestive system happy. ($8.99 per pint)

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Daily Harvest Mint + Cacao Smoothie
A minty, chocolatey blend of plant-based goodness... 

This spinach, cashew, banana smoothie may look and taste like a milkshake...but we promise it's healthy. It's even got chlorella, a freshwater algae that studies show could help lower cholesterol and clear toxins from the body. Drink up. ($7.99)

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Daily Harvest Sweet Potato + Wild Rice Hash Breakfast Burrito Bowl
Sweet potato hash with smoky-sweet sauce and 11 grams of fiber... 

The only thing better than a breakfast burrito is a breakfast burrito that isn’t hard to eat. Enter: this protein-packed bowl. Make it in five minutes. Stay full for hours. No, the avocado is not extra. ($8.99)

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Daily Harvest Tomatillo + Pepper Flatbread
A gluten-free, flavorful flatbread with a kick... 

Imagine your fave spicy slice of pizza: tangy sauce, crisp crust, gooey cheese. Then take a bite of this creamy, herby, tomato-y stack and never look back. The Brussels sprouts and pickled peppers really take this to the next level. But it’s the cayenne pepper that brings the heat. Like everything on this list, there are exactly zero preservatives and nothing artificial. ($8.99)

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Daily Harvest Vanilla + Sticky, Sweet Salted Caramel Scoops
The creamy, salty-sweet indulgence you didn’t know you needed... 

If you thought we’d only include one ‘ice cream’ on this list, think again. Who knew Murasaki sweet potatoes could make something so caramel-like? Or that mushrooms could feel right at home in a cone? We won’t judge if you don’t share. ($8.99 per pint)

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Skimm'd by Elizabeth Smith, Jana Pollack