Hiiiiiii welcome back frandz. SO excited to pour my lil heart out to you all about my new obsession. It’s organic and plant based goodness called SAKARA (check it out here!), a meal delivery service rooted in the belief that food is medicine. I knew we would be instant BFFs when I discovered they support this way of eating as a lifestyle, NOT a diet, which couldn’t align better with Dani On The Loose. Let’s be real, it was love at first bite. 5 stars!
Sakara is not only organic and fully plant based (yes, VEGAN- meaning no animal products), but also gluten-free, dairy-free (again, no animal here), processed sugar free, harmful chemical free, and preservative free. I know, right? I’m already salivating at the mouth.
This holistic nutrition program was designed to help heal the gut, reduce inflammation, balance blood sugar and hormones, and regulate the digestive system. YES, YES, and YES. Ok, are you sold yet? Sorry not to be pushy but like I wouldn’t put it on my prized possession, this blog, unless I wasn’t 200% that into it.
Well, if not, here’s an honest recap of my experience.
I tried out the 3 day meal delivery service, which I feel like is a great starter option because it’s not too crazy expensive and in my opinion, well worth the money to save yourself TIME (no meal prep, no grocery store trips, no cooking, AND no cleaning.) I’m one of those millennials who pays for convenience factors that allow for more time in my day- join the club, it’s effing fantastic!
The 3 day service comes with a filling breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I also used the detox teas and water concentrates. Highly recco as it just helps a ton with that “cleansed” feeling.
The delivery arrived by 6am on a Monday morning in a chic white box. Even the unboxing experience was a nice, clean, simple process. I popped all the meals in the fridge and took a look at the menu. Oatmeal with mango and coconut milk for breakfast, Thai veggie burger with a big, beautiful salad for lunch, and Sedona chipotle chili with cornbread for dinner. UM… YUM. I’ve been cooking plant based for years now and these recipes even had me counting down the minutes until each meal. I’m someone who doesn’t do a lot of fake meat stuff (tofu and whatnot), so I liked how Sakara doesn’t include those items in the menu. I was even super jealous looking at next week’s upcoming menu that I hadn’t yet purchased.. Rose petal pancakes? I DIE.
So, my routine for the next 3 days played out like this:
Wake up and drink full room temperature glass of water with Sakara Rose + Silica beauty drops (minerals minerals minerals!)
Mid morning detox tea
Afternoon detox tea
My own granola or fruit if I needed an afternoon snack
Wind down and get ready for bed with Sakara Chlorophyll Detox water drops
If you’re worried about the meals being plant based and not filling enough, don’t be. Some of them I could barely finish and even gave the hubz my leftovers.
I also feel personally connected to this company on a deeper level because I have such mad respect for the founders, Danielle DuBoise and Whitney Tingle, who both used food as medicine to heal themselves from chronic issues. You guys know this is so near and dear to my heart if you’ve read why I started this blog, here.
So, I think that’s it for now, but I’ll def be sharing more. I’ve tried other meal delivery services like Green Chef for example (sorry not sorry calling you out oopz) and none of them ever cut it for me. It was either too much of a hassle to have to cook the meal once I received the ingredients, or, I didn’t like the food when it came already prepped. It was too bland or just stuff I would never want to make on my own, ya know? Needless to say, I’ll be investing in my health time and time again with this company. Loyal customer for life and I cannot wait to watch them grow.
Oh, also, before I forget, Sakara hooked me up with a code so you guys can all feel the love! Use “REF_DANI15” for a fantastic 15% off savings! Enjoy!