Our Favorite Recipes of 2020
NO MATTER YOUR MOOD OR CRAVING, WE'VE DESIGNED THE DISH FOR YOU
The mantra in the Sakara kitchen is “chef-crafted for pure joy.” Our meals are developed and made with love and care to provide one of the most important nutrients of all—pleasure. We use this same barometer when creating recipes you can cook at home. This year, there were more original recipes than ever before because we know there are days (or weeks) where you can’t have Sakara delivered to your door. But that’s no reason not to relish in life-changing nutrition with ingredients you can trust and flavors that transport.
We have gathered some of our most popular recipes below. There should be something for every part of the day and every mood or craving that arises.
I JUST WOKE UP, VERY HUNGRY
Mornings can be a vulnerable time, nutrition-wise. You either jump into the day forgoing a morning meal or grab something that could spike blood sugar (cue the croissant). Having an array of easy, gut-loving breakfast options ensures a fulfilling, nourishing foundation for your day.
This simple base is exceptional as a breakfast bowl, on a bagel, or paired with fresh greens.
These rainbow-drenched dishes are an edible art project to make at home and fuel inspiration.
A happy wake-up call, each hue is abundant with phytonutrients, minerals, polyphenols, and antioxidants.
A soul-soothing staple gets an upgrade with a nutty spread with notes of honey and pumpkin.
A no-cook, no-fuss bowl of morning goodness for your skin and spirit. Doctors orders.
I LOVE MY GREENS, BUT I'M BORED
The craveability of a salad often hinges on the dip, topping, and dressing paired with it. These vessels of flavor can seduce you into eating 4-6 cups of leafy greens a day. It’s all about using a little imagination. Try any of these next time you are staring down your crisper drawer.
3 Secret Sauces To Elevate Your Greens
Some of our most asked-for dips and dishes ensure your most simple salads and veggies sing.
Another round of dressings and dips for squeezing in enough colorful vegetables every day.
This divine recipe plays well in sandwiches, macro bowls, or as a scene-stealing side dish.
Add these mushrooms to any plate of greens or bowl of salad for a kick of garlic and lemon, balanced with umami.
MY SKIN NEEDS A BOOST
We’ve long believed that it's what you put in your gut, not just what you put on your dermis, that sets the stage for a truly radiant complexion. That’s because your microbiome, the thriving ecosystem of 38 trillion microorganisms in and on your body, has a direct link to the clarity, quality, and youthfulness of your skin. Think of these recipes as edible skincare.
This frothy concoction has antimicrobial honey, biotin in the pistachio milk, Tocos' vitamin E, and immunity powerhouse Reishi mushroom.
Enzymes papain and chymopapain can decrease inflammation and remove damaged keratin.
Detox Water Drops are a daily nonnegotiable—nutritional insurance for clear skin and easy digestion, thanks to a solid source of magnesium. Add a touch of organic maple syrup and a squeeze of lemon and turn it into a treat.
A one-two punch beauty and detox food; these two vibrant bean dishes are far from boring.
I'M CRAVING COMFORT FOOD
There are times we just need to dive into something robust and rewarding. But comfort does not have to mean over-processed, salt-laden foods that make you feel sluggish, bloated, and regretful. The dishes below are all about adding good stuff while never subtracting flavor and oomph.
A quintessential comfort food gets an upgrade, complete with healthy fats, antioxidants, and B12.
Celebrate the splendor of winter gourds in a silky smooth soup brimming with phytonutrients.
Nourish a party of one or whomever you love with something bright, spicy, and consoling.
I NEED A SATIATING LUNCH
Lunch is not only a great time to pause, breathe, and take a much needed break in your day, it is an opportunity to create a midday meal that is a celebration of life-giving color, substance, and style that will have you reaping the benefits all afternoon.
Originally devised for a summer road trip, you’ll love this tangy bowl anytime, anywhere.
Macrobowls are intrinsically flexible, so think of this recipe as a guide, not a rule.
A client favorite for years, it features grounding shiitake mushrooms for focus, asparagus for cellular regeneration and fortitude, and a fiery chili sauce to ignite your wildest daydreams.
It might look fancy but at its core, is incredibly approachable and simple. This is one of those dishes that looks wildly decadent while being loaded with vitamin A, C, folate, and fiber.
WHAT CAN I SNACK ON ALL WEEK?
There’s no more rewarding sight than a cupboard or fridge stocked with ready-to-eat foods that boost good fats, plant protein, sulfur-rich veggies and hydrating vitamins. Any of these make-ahead, eat-all-week recipes are a blessing for a busy calendar.
A trio of nutty bites, chock full of herbal healing. Flexible and delicious no matter what you have on hand.
Paired with a slice of homemade bread, an apple, or just enjoyed by the spoonful, our riff on a baked-good-topper is reinvented with vibrant nutrition.
You’ll have no guilt reaching for these fiber-rich crackers bursting with flavorful herbs like cumin, garlic and fennel.
I NEED A SWEET FIX, PLEASE
Though it often goes unchallenged when someone claims sugar equals evil, we know it is more nuanced than that. There is room for cookies or creamy treats in a diet of clean, fresh healing plant-foods. Enjoy any one of the below with abandon and don’t sweat the sweet stuff.
Each of these taste luscious and rich without the addition of refined sugar, butter, or eggs.
All three variations offer distinct and delicious flavor along with healing, calming, hydrating, and refreshing effects
The genius blend of beets, cacao nibs, and bananas produce a sweet rich taste while fighting inflammation, soothing digestion and increasing immunity defense and cognitive health.
I'D LIKE A CELEBRATORY SIP
There’s really nothing else to say but cheers!
Citrus-y and herbaceous or tart and full of adaptogenic berries...two non-alcoholic libations that taste like a celebration.
We gave this classic cocktail a sensual twist by adding a squeeze of perfumed Meyer lemon juice and vanilla-infused simple syrup to stir the senses and arouse the spirit.
Our version of an autumnal (or anytime) favorite boasts real, plant-based ingredients to sip.