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Daily Harvest Recipe Copycat – Avocado Smoothie Meal Prep

Avocado and Cacao Smoothie from inside

Today, I’m sharing my method for meal prepping smoothies just like the Daily Harvest Smoothie Subscription. We’ll be specifically making a copycat version of the Avocado and Cacao Smoothie (which is our favorite), and I’ll show you how we make them in freezer safe, disposable cups that are pre-prepped to grab and go!

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What is Daily Harvest?

Daily Harvest is a subscription meal prep provider, similar to Blue Apron or Sun Harvest. They deliver freezer-safe smoothie cups to your home (filled with mucho exotic ingredients), which you then fill with milk, blend in your home blender, and pour back into their disposable cup. We think the concept is great but along with other meal prep companies—the price tag is just beyond what most of us are able to fit in our budget. 

Smoothies in cups with lids

How To Meal Prep Smoothies

You’ll find methods of pre-prepping smoothies in zip lock freezer bags, but this is not our jam. I love the concept of pre-measured cups like Daily Harvest that the completed smoothie can be poured back into when you’re done. For that reason, I measure my smoothie prep recipes into disposable coffee cups with lids. You can find these in the disposable plates and silverware area of your grocery store, or here they are on Amazon Prime. 

For this Daily Harvest Smoothie Recipe, we recommend chopping and prepping all of the ingredients first, and then assembling. It only takes about 15 minutes. Let’s look at some of the exotic ingredients we will be using in the Avocado Cacao Smoothie.

All of the ingredients for our avocado cacao smoothies

I was able to pick up all of the ingredients needs at Sprouts or Whole Foods, but if you cant find one of the ingredients here they are on Amazon Prime. 

Links to the Ingredients:

Coconut Butter 

Warrior Food Vegan Vanilla Protein Powder

Cacao Powder

Stevia In The Raw

Medjool Dates

Cacao Nibs

Pumpkin Seeds

I told you they really like to use fancy ingredients. 🙂

First we will start off by dicing the zucchini. If you would like a step by step of this process, just check out the YouTube video at the bottom of the page before the recipe card.

Chopped Zucchini on a plate

Dice up the zucchini and reserve. Do the same with the avocado and dates.

Chopped dates in a bowl

(If you need help with this just check out the step by step video here.)

Lay out 5 cups and place an equal amount of zucchini, avocado, and dates in each cup. Just eyeball it. 

Cups being filled with zucchini

Measure in the cacao seeds, cacao powder, coconut butter… all of the rest  of the measured ingredients go in assembly-line style. 

A tablespoon of cacao nibs

The completed smoothie prep should look like this… YUM!

A cup of the ingredients measured into our smoothie

Freeze the cups until you are ready to use them. (Make sure you freeze them before trying out the smoothie recipe because the frozen ingredients really make the smoothie more icy and delicious.)

When they are ready to use, you can pull them out as needed and pop off the lid…

The ingredients after freezing

Pour in your favorite milk. I used Ripple plant-based milk because that is what I had on hand.

Milk being poured into the cup of frozen ingredients

Pour the contents of the cup into the blender, and blend 1 min. My blender is the Vitamix featured here. If you have a standard blender you might need to go a little longer. 

Walla! Delicious!!

The inside of the blender filled with avocado smoothie

Pour into your cup and enjoy! If you have any questions or you would like to see more Daily Harvest Smoothie Copycat Recipes, let us know in the comments! We would love to know exactly which smoothies you want to see. ♥

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Daily Harvest Avocado Cacao Smoothie Prep Recipe
Yield: 5 cups

Daily Harvest Avocado Cacao Smoothie Prep Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 16 minutes

This recipe is our dupe of the Daily Harvest Avocado Cacao Smoothie. This is made to pre-prep 5 smoothies for your freezer.


  • 2 zucchini, diced
  • 1 1/2 avocados, peeled and diced
  • 5 T pumpkin seeds (aka pepitas)
  • 2 medjool dates, pitted and diced
  • 5 T. Raw Cacao Nibs
  • 3 T. Coconut Manna
  • 2 T. vanilla protein powder (I used Warrior Food brand)
  • 1/2 oz. Cacao Powder (or Cocoa Powder is fine)
  • 1 t. salt
  • 5 packages of stevia
  • 5 disposable coffee cups with lids


  1. Dice all of the veggies (avocado, zucchini, and dates) and reserve for assembly. Lay out the 5 cups and have 1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon set aside for measuring.
  2. In each cup separate the zucchini evenly among the cups, the avocado evenly, and the dates evenly among all the cups.
  3. In each cup place 1 T cacao nibs, 1 3/4 t. coconut manna, 1 package of stevia, 1 pinch of salt, 2-3 shakes of cacao powder (or you can use cocoa powder), and a heaping teaspoon of vanilla protein powder into each cup.
  4. Place the lids on the cups and put them in the freezer.
  5. To prepare a smoothie take the cup out of the freezer. Fill with the milk of your choice (milk is not included in my nutritional macro-nutrients and should be logged separately.) Pour the entire contents of the cup into a blender and blend for 1 min. (You can blend longer if you think it needs it.) Pour the smoothie back into a cup and enjoy!


I use 2 stevia packets in my smoothie, but have put 1 in the recipe so you can experiment on your own. You can also use sweet drops, erythritol, or honey if that is your preferred sweetener.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 263Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 499mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 9gSugar: 10gProtein: 10g

This nutritional information is provided as a courtesy as an estimate only. Consult with a dietician for precise estimates. This website makes no claims that the nutritional values listed are accurate.

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Saturday 4th of December 2021

Highly recommend using mason jars - can find at thrift store for cheap, save you money long-term, and are better for the environment! Thank you for this awesome recipe, I can't wait to try it!


Friday 10th of September 2021

The cost of Daily Harvest is one concern, the other is waste. Making these at home using disposable cups is supremely wasteful. These can easily be frozen in reusable containers and poured into a glass. While we take care of our bodies let's take care of our earth too!

Sarah Penrod

Sunday 17th of July 2022

That sounds great Rachel. Awesome idea!


Sunday 20th of June 2021

Do you have the macros calculated?! Can’t wait to try it!

Sarah Penrod

Thursday 24th of June 2021

Yes! It's on the carb manager app so you can log it as well! The nutrition software I use does not calculate sugar alcohols as separate from carbs, so it lists this recipe as 26 carbs per shake but that is not true. If memory serves me correctly it was 6b of carbs and only because I use the pinch of dates. You do not have to use them in your smoothie prep if you don't want to. I enjoy the smoothie right after my workout so getting a few extra carbs is no biggie. Pushes the protein into my muscles. You can leave it out and you can substitute monk fruit sugar or whatever keto sugar you like for it.


Friday 19th of February 2021

What additional healthy ingredient (maybe spinach or lettuce) could you add to fill the cup? It looks like I'm missing a quarter cup or is that supposed to be the size? Thank you

Sarah Penrod

Saturday 6th of March 2021

Their cups do not come as full and overflowing as their commercials make it look like. You can use spinach, extra zucchini, kale, etc. But it does change the consistency of the smoothie a little bit. I once added extra zucchini and it was nice, just make sure you freeze the zucchini first because they have sort of a weird texture when they are added raw.


Wednesday 23rd of December 2020

I am going to try this. I would love other vegan smoothie recipes. Mango, banana, pineapple, strawberry, green... really anything that uses veggies and fruit that I can meal prep for myself and my child..

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