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It's been an unpredictable, playful, and sensual season...and there's still juice left to squeeze out of summer 2021. We tapped a few members of the Sakara team to share how they make the most out of these sun-filled months: the playlists, products, and practices they leaned on for balance and joy. The beauty is that these wellness tips are season-less; we recommend adopting what calls to you, and forge into fall feeling energized, grounded, and well.

 

AMELIA, Design Manager

Astro Chart: Aries Sun, Cancer Moon, Cancer Rising

The flavors of summer: "My go-to dish is always a big summer salad; my favorite is mixed greens, cucumber, tomatoes, olives, almonds, vegan feta, avocado, roast pumpkin with olive oil, lemon, and sea salt."  

The summer soundtrack: 

  • "This Must Be The Place"—Talking Heads
  • "Can’t Do Without You"—Caribou

Sakara must-haves: "don’t drink coffee so I love having an iced Metabolism Super Powder blended with almond milk to start my morning. Plus, it's keeping me energized as I’m learning to surf...which is so fun but also so humbling (because you’re falling off half the time)."

 

 

ASHLEY, VP Customer Marketing

Astro chart: Gemini Sun, Capricorn Moon, Aquarius Rising

How does summer awaken your senses? "Those long, lazy summer dinners with extended family, friends, and lots of great food... everyone relaxed, happy, still in damp bathing suits, and a little bit sun-kissed. The smell of campfires; the colorful, late night sunsets; and the taste of that first, ripe, summer tomato (eaten whole with just a sprinkle of sea salt on every bite)."

Sakara must-haves: "Detox Water Drops for staying hydrated during those long days outside and the Endless Summer Granola for eating by the handful on long drives"

 

 

TAYLOR, Creative Operations

Astro chart: Cancer Sun, Libra Moon, Leo Rising

The flavors of summer: "I love adding seasonal fruit, berries, and basil to any salad to bring in that fresh flavor of summer. My go-to drink for the season is a natural orange wine."

Sakara must-haves: "All I need is sunscreen and Beauty Water Drops. The key to a healthy summer glow!"

 

 

DEEPA, CFO

Astro Chart: Gemini Sun

How does summer awaken your senses? "I feel the warmth of sunshine, I hear the Beatles' 'Strawberry Fields,' and I taste Rosé with a big kale salad."

Sakara must-haves: "I appreciate the quiet moments in the morning while drinking my Metabolism Latte, it helps me to center myself and get prepared for the day."

 

 

CAMI, Social Team

Astro chart: Taurus Sun, Aquarius Moon, Leo Rising

The summer soundtrack: 

  • “Island In The Sun”—Weezer
  • “Malibu”—Miley Cyrus
  • “Dancing in the Moonlight”—Toploader

Sakara must-haves: "I begin each AM making an Iced Matcha Latte with a scoop of Protein + Greens Super Powder. Having this routine keeps me motivated for a busy day...also inspires me to do yoga or Pilates outside in the sun."

 

 

ZOE, Community + Field Marketing

Astro chart: Virgo Sun, Cancer Moon, Gemini Rising

How does summer awaken your senes?: "[With] sticky watermelon juice, the heat of the sun beating on my skin, soft-serve vanilla ice cream (to be eaten on a cone and with rainbow sprinkles), charred corn, juicy cucumber, and the sounds of James Taylor." 

Sakara must-haves: "I love Detox Water Drops in lemonade, with the occasional splash of tequila. And of course, Metabolism Super Bar is in my bag every time I leave the house."

 

 

AMR, Director of Product Management

Astro chart: Leo Sun

The flavors of summer: "I drink Greek-style Frappés all summer."

Sakara must-haves: "I start the morning with the Complete Probiotic Formula. I add Metabolism Super Powder to my coffee daily, and I try to use Detox Water Drops every night before going to sleep. As for the beach, I always have sunscreen, a book, and have recently started carrying Metabolism Super Bar on-the-go." 

 

 

KEVIN, Client Services

Astro chart: Gemini sun, Libra moon

Sakara must-haves: "I use Detox Water Drops and have been adding them to homemade grape, honey and mint slushies. Then at the beach, I always have aviators, sunscreen, and Dark Chocolate Granola for a snack."

 

 

ISA, Director of Retention Marketing

Astro Chart: Pisces Sun, Gemini Moon, Leo Rising

The summer soundtrack:

  • "August 10"—Khruangbin
  • "Days To Come"—Bonobo
  • "Mango (Freestyle / Process)"—Orion Sun

Sakara must-haves: "Metabolism Super Bar is my #1 go-to snack. Half-gallon water flask...better to be over-prepared. Clementines."

 

 

JAMES, Senior Director of Production

Astro Chart: Leo Sun, Virgo Moon

The summer soundtrack:

  • "Brown Eyed Girl"—Van Morrison
  • "You Get What You Give"—The New Radicals 

Sakara must-haves: "Metabolism Super Powder is my favorite and I used it to make some healthy summer treats for my kids."

 

 

VERONICA, E-commerce Product Manager

Astro chart: Taurus Sun, Leo Moon, Leo Rising

How does summer awaken your senses?: "I always romanticize everything in the summer, from my personal goals to trips and places I want to explore. It is a time to just be playful and surrender to all your desires! I've spent this summer in Mexico City. I love going on my morning walks and seeing the street food vendors starting their day; it smells absolutely incredible, ignites a craving, and my favorite is when you can actually smell the chiles being used and cooked. I love anything spicy, and the other day had a fried pineapple pie with habanero ice cream on top. It was decadent."

The summer soundtrack: 

  • "Hora Loca"—The Change
  • "Love Come Down"—Evelyn Champagne King

Sakara must-haves: "I always have the Complete Probiotic Formula with me. While the Sakara program keeps me balanced typically, when I'm traveling and trying every food possible, this is my essential. I also love Detox Water Drops, which have been necessary for the day-after nights out and too much mezcal."

 

 

LORENA, E-Commerce Operations + Logistics

Astro chart: Virgo Sun, Cancer Moon, Sagittarius Rising

How does summer awaken your senses? "I taste fresh passionfruit or guava juice (I love a Passionfruit Mojito) and I hear the ocean or 'Dancing in the Ghetto' by J Balvin."

Sakara must-haves: "My beach bag essentials include Energy Super Bars, Plant Protein Granola, sunglasses, lipstick, and leave-in conditioner."

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