Regularly cooking with high-quality, fresh ingredients is, arguably, one of the best (and tastiest ways) to keep our bodies nourished and feeling good. But the reality is that this isn’t always possible 100 percent of the time for all of us. After all, there are times when life can be busy, difficult, and overwhelming. But if you enjoy eating a nutritious well-balanced meal at the end of a stressful day—and you don’t always have the energy to cook—then a regular meal delivery service may be a worthy investment.
There are many plant-based subscriptions to choose from, but one of the most popular wellness-focused, organic meal delivery services in the US has to be Sakara Life. Founded more than a decade ago, Sakara has increased in popularity over the years, and now the vegan brand—which counts on nutritionist and doctor input to formulate its meals—is worth around $150 million, according to Forbes. If you want to check it out for yourself, here’s what you need to know.
What is Sakara Life?
Sakara Life works by offering set nutrition programs to choose from, each of which varies in length. For example, there’s the Fresh Start Cleanse, which includes green smoothies, nutritious breakfasts, and lunches, as well as supplements and protein bars, all of which will arrive ready to eat at your door every Sunday. You can choose to follow this particular program for one, four, or eight weeks.
There’s also the Metabolism Reset option or the brand’s Signature Nutrition Program. The latter is Sakara’s most flexible option, which you can follow for two to five days a week, and includes breakfasts, lunches, dinners, teas, supplements, and access to holistic health coaching.
Alternatively, if you’re not interested in committing to a program just yet, you can choose to just order one of the brand’s supplements or snacks. Read on to learn more.
What can you order from Sakara?
1 Fresh, pre-prepared plant-based meals
With each nutrition program, a range of pre-prepared plant-based meals is offered, all of which are crafted by chefs, and designed to be energy-boosting, organic, and nutritiously balanced. The menu regularly changes from week to week, but you can expect options like Coconut Praline Granola with Cacao Mylk, Pink Poppy Seed Muffins, Báhn Mì Salad, and Phuket Bowl with Thai Sticky Rice.
If you don’t want to commit to one of Sakara’s meal programs, but you love the sound of its granola dishes, then another option is to simply buy just granola straight from the brand! There are three options to choose from, the Dark Chocolate Granola (made with dark cacao), the Classic Superfood Granola (which contains toasted coconuts, almonds, and goji berries), or the Plant Protein Granola (which features pecans, almonds, matcha, and sweet mulberries). If you can’t decide, there’s also an option to order all three in one bundle.
3 Super bars
Sakara’s super bars are the ultimate snack, as they’re designed to support energy and satiation, to help you feel fuller for longer. For example, there’s the Energy Protein Super Bar, which is flavored with cocoa and almonds, and packed with 12 grams of protein, or the Detox Protein Super Bar. The latter is flavored with vanilla and tahini, and features nutrient-packed ingredients like blue spirulina, sesame seeds, and plant protein.
4 Wellness teas
Sakara’s supplement range also includes a selection of teas, including Sakara Sleep Tea, which is enriched with valerian root, a flowering plant associated with sleep benefits, and is designed to “inspire relaxation” and “encourage calm.” There’s also the Detox Tea, which contains antioxidant-packed rooibos, and Digestive Tea, which contains peppermint and is designed to help ease bloating and support good digestive health.
5 Nutritional supplements
Sakara also offers an extensive supplement range, which you can order as a one-off purchase or on a subscription basis if you prefer. Options include Metabolism Super Powder, which, according to the brand, has been formulated for metabolism support. It contains rich dark chocolate and coconut essence and is designed to be whipped up in smoothies or shakes or stirred into coffees or teas, depending on your preference.
Other supplement options include the Sakara Protein + Greens Super Powder and the Complete Probiotic Formula. The latter contains billions of bacteria and is designed to support optimal gut health and ease uncomfortable symptoms like bloating.
6 Water drops
With its range of water drops, Sakara aims to make it super easy for you to add extra nutrients to your daily routine. For example, the brand’s best-selling Detox Water Drops contain chlorophyll and can be mixed and drunk with water on a daily basis. There is also the Beauty Water Drops, which have been formulated to nurture your skin’s health by boosting hydration and supporting your body’s production of collagen and keratin.