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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.  

smoothie pack

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


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.

Copycat Daily Harvest Smoothie Recipes:

frozen spinach, banana, cashew ice cubes in a sandwich bag
Yield: 8 Servings

Daily Harvest Copycat Mint + Cacao Smoothie

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 2 minutes

Daily Harvest copycat smoothies can easily be made at home at a fraction of the price!


  • 1 Cup Vanilla Cashew Milk
  • ½ Teaspoon Mint Extract
  • 2 Teaspoons Chlorella Powder
  • 4 Cups Frozen Bananas, Sliced
  • 4 Cups Frozen Spinach
  • 8 Tablespoons Cacoa Nibs

For the Smoothie:

  • 1 Cup Chocolate or Vanilla Almond Milk


  1. Combine the cashew milk, mint extract, and Chlorella powder and place in an ice cube tray. Place in the freezer to freeze completely.
  2. To make the smoothie packs, place two of the cashew milk ice cubes into a small sandwich Ziploc bag. Add 1/2 cup frozen bananas, 1/2 cup frozen spinach, and 1 tablespoon cocoa nibs to each Ziploc bag.
  3. Place in the freezer until ready to use.
  4. When you are ready to make the smoothie, place the contents of the baggie into a blender and add 1 cup chocolate or vanilla almond milk. Blend until smooth and serve.


You can also buy plastic or paper cups with lids and freeze the contents in the cup just like daily harvest.

Daily harvest peach smoothie
Yield: 8 Bags

Copycat Daily Harvest Strawberry Peach Smoothie

Prep Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes

Daily Harvest copycat smoothies can easily be made at home at a fraction of the price!


  • 12 Ounce Bag Frozen Strawberries
  • 10 Ounce Bag Frozen Peaches
  • 12 Ounce Bag Frozen Bananas
  • 6 Ounces Raspberries
  • 8 Teaspoons Flaxseed
  • 9 Teaspoons Oats
  • 2-3 Joji Berries per bag

To make the smoothie:

  • 1 Cup Vanilla Almond or Coconut Milk Per Bag


  1. Place 4 strawberries, 3-4 peach slices, 1 teaspoon flaxseed, 1 teaspoon oats, 5 raspberries, 1/2 cup banana and 2-3 goji berries into each ziploc bag (8 total). Seal and place them in the freezer.
  2. When ready to make the smoothie, dump the contents of the bag along with 1 cup vanilla almond or coconut milk into a blender and blend on high for 1 minute or until the smoothie is smooth.
  3. Serve in a reusable cup or a paper cup for on the go.

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Daily Harvest Carrot and Chia Smoothie
Yield: 8 Bags

Daily Harvest Carrot and Chia Smoothie

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 12 minutes

Daily Harvest smoothies can be made at a fraction of the price at home!


  • 2 Cups Vanilla Coconut Milk
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 Large Sweet Potato
  • 1 Bag Whole Walnuts
  • Chia Seeds
  • 8 Ounces Dates, Pitted and Diced
  • 1 Knuckle Fresh Ginger, (sliced into 1/4 inch slices)
  • 1 Bag Mini Carrots, Sliced (in small pieces)

For the Smoothie:

  • 1 Cup Vanilla Almond or Coconut Milk


  1. Combine the vanilla coconut milk with the cinnamon and place in ice cube trays. Freeze for at least 2 hours or overnight until frozen.
  2. Poke holes all over the sweet potato and microwave for 7-10 minutes or until cooked through. Let cool and then slice in 1/2 inch slices.
  3. Slice the ginger and carrots.

To make a smoothie bag:

  1. Place 2 coconut ice cubes, 1 slice sweet potato, 3 walnuts,1/2 teaspoon chia seeds, 1 tablespoon dates, 1 slice ginger, and 2 tablespoons carrots. Seal and place in the freezer until you are ready to use.

To make the smoothie:

  1. place all the contents from the bag into a blender with 1 cup vanilla almond or coconut milk. Blend on high until smooth.

Other Recipes:

If you are looking for other healthy recipes, try out my Mint Chocolate Chip Protein Balls or these Sweet Potato Toasts

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