*Disclaimer: I received samples of dailyServing at no cost to me, but as always my opinions are my own. I only work with brands that I would use and recommend myself!
I recently had the opportunity to sample dailyServing, registered dietitian-created snacks for any type of snack mission. I connected with Katie, their RD, and then was able to meet Austin as well at last month’s Sweatworking event. Both ladies are the bee’s knees. I love knowing the people behind brands because it helps me develop even more of an appreciation for their products. Thanks you guys!
From a 3/1/15 press release:
dailyServing is the first company to use the natural attributes of whole foods to address the most common health and wellness needs. One portion of cold pressed juice and a combination of vegan, gluten-free dry foods create a complete package that is convenient, on trend, and promotes portion control. Each unique combination of ingredients works to harness the natural power of food to deliver vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients that provide specific health benefits. Through fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds, dailyServing’s line of purpose driven products addresses such things as focus, energy, hunger management and pre- and post-workouts. Whether eaten as a snack or a small meal, dailyServing takes the guesswork out of eating smart.
There are nine varieties of dailyServing to choose from and I chose to sample four: recover, fuel, satisfy, and ignite.
I thought about the times when I snack the most and made my selections based on the fact that I am usually snacking before and after teaching or working out, when I am stuck staring into the computer, and when I hit that mid-afternoon slump.
I love that these snacks come paired with a cold-pressed juice. Fuel’s juice was beet & apple paired with cashews, golden raisins, and green apples w/ sage. I loved the juice and the addition of the sage to the dry container really made the combination unique.
I ate/drank these a little while before a workout and they were a perfect light snack to fuel me through. With all the info going around about the benefits of beet juice prior to exercise, I will assume it was this that made me a rock star.
After Fuel comes Recover, so this combo made sure to pack in some extra protein with the edamame for muscle recovery. The juice was pineapple & celery with turmeric and was delicious because I love all things pineapple. I like the added turmeric since I have been adding that to my smoothies here and there. An inflammation fighter, turmeric is beneficial post workout to help you recover faster.
Satisfy is for when you are just plain hungry. Granted, you can eat any of these for that reason since they all come in under 300 calories and contain a variety of functional foods, but since this one is termed Satisfy, that is what I used it for. The combinations use higher fiber ingredients which increase your feelings of fullness for longer.
Yesterday I taught a class, worked out for about 20 min in the time between the next class, and then took that day’s WOD (workout of the day) as I taught it since there was only one person signed up for the class. After that I hiked it down to Target for a massive replenishment of toiletries (and new sneakers!) and by the time I got home I was ravenous. I had even stopped for lunch at Protein Bar, but I was still hungry when I got home.
Rather than eat the whole cookie that Neil got at Sweet Mandy B’s, I opted for this snack. The juice was parsley, yellow pepper, and apple juice paired with pistachios, apricots, pineapple, dark chocolate, soy nuts w/ sea salt, and black pepper. I have had better juices, but only because I am not a huge fan of bell peppers or parsley. The fruit/nut mix was really interesting because of the use of black pepper. One thing I will give dailyServing is that they make great use of their spices!
Saving my favorite for last. Ignite is the spice of my life. The juice was a typical apple, cucumber, and spinch–nothing too crazy, but the rest was incredible. Almonds, walnuts, dark chocolate, and green apples with cinnamon and cayenne? Yes please.
I love nuts, dark chocolate, apples, and spice so this made my day. It was done in less than 5 minutes. My only suggestion is not to shovel it into your mouth like I did because I also ended up inhaling cinnamon and cayenne pepper over and over again and repeatedly coughing while trying to shovel more in my mouth. You’re welcome for that visualization. Even death coughing could not stop me from this creation.
To read more about each selection, head over to dailServing’s website where the methodology and reasoning behind each combination is explained much better than me saying “I inhaled it because it is good!”
I will say that there were some days where I would eat/drink the entire package and others when I was only feeling like a juice OR an amazing selection of nuts/fruits/heaven. It all depends on how you want to snack. The juice and the food combinations come separately packaged in cute containers that I will admit I saved and will probably never use. BUT WHAT IF I NEED A CONTAINER THIS SIZE??
Currently dailyServing can only be found in a few specialty stores, gyms, and corporate offices here in Chicago, but are in the process of expanding to take over the world.
- What is your favorite snack?
- Do you like the idea of dailyServing? Where would you like to see them available?
- Do you save things that you will never use?