I have never done a juice cleanse and never plan to. I just love food way too much, and I truly believe presenting our bodies with such extremes is not healthy. That’s why when Sakara reached out to me and invited me to try their 10 Day Reset program I said YES and YES again. Like me, they also believe in food as the answer -- food as medicine and food as the cure -- not the enemy. Sakara is a plant-based, gluten-free, all organic nutritional program. The 10 Day Reset program is designed to get you going on a healthier food path which come with having better skin, gut health, and more energy.
When I received my 10 Day Reset detox kit, the first thing I cracked open was the recipe book. There are 20 recipes to try. The pages in the recipe book revolve around whole, natural and REAL food -- not just liquids or bars, though the bundle comes with a few energy bars that I didn’t eat. Personally, I am not a bar eater, but if you are going to eat a bar, it can’t get any better than Sakara’s.
This is what is in the kit:
• 10-Day Reset Recipes: over 20 exclusive, easy-to-make recipes nutritionally designed to help you build your best body!
• Beauty Water Concentrate: Silica + rose + 72 trace minerals for hydration, remineralization and glow
• Detox Water Concentrate: Chlorophyll + magnesium + 72 trace minerals for hydration, remineralization and detoxification
• Daily Probiotic Blend: Our signature probiotic with 3 billion CFUs, 11 probiotic strains + digestive enzymes + prebiotics + candida cleanser
• Detox Bars: 10g plant protein + blue spirulina for detox on the go
• Energy Bars: 10g plant protein + L-theanine + vitamin B12 for energy on the go
• Life Source: 12g plant protein + alkalizing greens + phytoceramides + enzymes for digestion, detox, energy and beautiful skin
• Detox Tea: Red rooibos + lemongrass + rose for de-bloating and digestion
Lately, I’ve been incorporating brown rice into my diet, and this program has rice bowls, soups, salads and lots of veggies that are a priority in the Sakara mentality -- and to be honest, as a budding holistic nutritionist, it’s my main concern as well.
To prepare for the 10 Day Reset program, I did all my shopping first. I took the recipe book with me so I wouldn’t forget anything. The first recipe I made was the carrot ginger soup, and I made that guy in BULK. It was so simple and easy, the way nature intended it to be. I stored the rest of my batch in the fridge and had it for lunch four days in a row topped with a mound of homemade sauerkraut. It’s a good idea to make soup in large quantities so it’s ready when hunger strikes! I also threw in a couple of kale salads (massaging the leaves help my tummy digest the greens better). To end the 10 Day detox, I piled on the sesame-ginger rice bowls. SO YUMMY and so WHOLE and nourishing!
The program comes complete with Red Rooibus and lemongrass tea, and Sakara’s signature Daily Probiotic Blend. I love getting my good bacteria from fermented foods like kimchi and sauerkraut, but when your body needs a power surge of goodness that’s when supplements can come into the mix, so a probiotic is a perfect start.
The Sakara Life is something you can do to continue on the healthy, nutrient dense, 100 % plant-based diet you started with the kit. After kick-starting your healthier eating regime with Sakara’s 10 Day Reset program, don’t let all your efforts end there. Sakara offers a meal delivery service, too that is fit for any person trying to make a lifestyle switch.
Sakara’s ethos aligns well with mine: When you need a detox you don’t need a juice, you need to stick to natural whole foods that earth has made for us, and not foods that were made in a factory with heat and chemicals. I personally think that is the reason people feel they need a detox in the first place- processed foods are full of YUCKIES that make us feel YUCKY.
Over all, my 10 Day Reset detox followed my usual protocol of eating, but this time I did take a probiotic in pill form, drank a hot tea every night, and used a few dropper fulls of the Beauty Water Concentrate in my morning water.
When I finished the program, I felt great, and will continue to feel great following the ideology that Sakara and my own practice embodies: If it’s a plant, eat it. If it was made in a plant, don’t eat it.