Interviewed by Kate Cheng
With fans including Gwyneth Paltrow and Lily Aldridge, Sakara Life is the all-organic, plant-based, fresh delivery service taking the A-list by storm. Founded by Whitney Tingle and Danielle DuBoise, Sakara is built on the idea that food is the foundation for change in all areas of your life— not just your body but also your career, your relationships, your happiness and your creativity. We sat down with this celebrity-loved wellness program that promises to restore your body, even when you're frazzled, tired, and just want to get off the damn road already.
We love how Sakara Life continues to inspire women, from ordinary gals to A-list celebrities, to lead lives of wellness. Tell us about Sakara Life and its philosophy.
We believe that you should make healthy choices because you want to, not because you have to, and that this commitment will help you manifest your dreams (that's the definition of SAKARA!). We make this lifestyle (and P.S. it's a lifestyle, not a diet!) fun and delicious by working with award-winning chefs to create healthy, crazy delicious food, and by taking the weekends off to practice the lifestyle on your own!
Each meal, day and week of the Sakara Life program is nutritionally designed based on our research-backed Pillars of Nutrition. Before we started the company four years ago, we studied with a range of health experts—from doctors to traditional healers—to form this philosophy, which guides every meal and product we create. Our pillars include things like eating four to six cups of leafy greens per day, plus plenty of hydrating produce, colorful fruits and veggies, nutrient-dense superfoods and plant protein sources. This is the program that changed our bodies and our lives, and we love watching our Sakaralites across the country transform from it as well!
How do you incorporate your menus into a travel lifestyle?
Well, our signature organic meal delivery program is now available nationwide, so regardless of where you are traveling to in the continental US, you can have a Sakara Life program delivered to your door! We also just recently launched our new Jet Set Reset program, which is designed for all of our traveling Sakaralites! It’s basically a one-day program with two fresh, organic Sakara meals for you to enjoy on your day of travel, plus our Travel Essentials Collection, which is filled with clean, healthy snacks to nourish you during your getaway and supplements to keep you healthy the whole time. Having clean food at your fingertips regardless of when, where, and why is essential for healthy travel, so this collection is a must when you're on the go!
What are your wellness tips for staying healthy when traveling?
Make sure you eat your greens every day! We’re all about eating the freshest produce possible, so check out what’s seasonal and local wherever you are, and whenever you see organic greens on the menu...get them. Digestion and immunity can easily get out of whack when you’re traveling, so we don’t go anywhere without Botanical Body Formula, our new probiotic supplement. It has 11 strains of active, healthy bacteria cultures and prebiotic fiber to keep our digestion balanced, plus medicinal herbs and enzymes to strengthen immunity and boost energy. Also...relax, have fun, and LOVE! Balance is the key to wellness when you’re living the Sakara Life. Vacation is your time to rest, recharge and let go a little.
Can you recommend specific Sakara Life products for a city work trip?
It’s so hard to find convenient snacks that aren’t filled with sugar and super-processed ingredients that wreck havoc on your insides, which is why we made our own! Our Clean Boutique products were designed to provide clean, organic, healthy nourishment on the go. Sakara Detox Bars have 5g of energizing plant protein each and are made of blended whole, delicious superfoods…and thats it! Throw one in your bag and you’re prepared for a day of back to back meetings or conferences. Also, if you have a sweet tooth you may want to grab our Watermelon Jerky as well...it's like the adult, healthy version of fruit roll ups :)
Can you recommend specific Sakara Life products for a beach vacation?
Our Summer Edit was created with beach and pool days in mind and features some of our bestselling snacks and beverages to keep you hydrated and satisfied. The Summer Edit contains our superfood popcorn for snacking on, in addition to our cult favorite product: Sakara Beauty Water! If you're looking to prep for a beach vacation, we definitely recommend a 5-day meal program or the 5-Day Reset! Our clients say they feel lighter and more balanced within just a few days on our program, and we have become the experts in that stubborn belly bloat...