In the wake of intensely stressful periods of their lives, best friends Whitney Tingle and Danielle DuBoise each stumbled upon something of a miracle drug. It healed Whitney’s chronic acne and it helped Danielle reach her ideal weight and overcome her toxic relationship with her body.
So what was this remarkable substance? It was medicine, but not in the way we normally imagine it. In fact, it didn’t come from the pharmacy at all — it was simply food. Having experienced the transformative power of a nutrient-dense diet firsthand, the two founded organic meal delivery service and wellness program Sakara Life.
I recently shared my own career and soul-searching path on Whitney and Danielle’s healthy-living site, S-Life Mag, so I was excited to turn the tables, spend the some time in their space and learn more about the inspiring duo myself. Stepping into their dreamy, sun-drenched, all-female offices felt like coming home — I did not want to leave! Not only did we create a killer salad together, we had loads of kooky fun. The day included a Lady and the Tramp moment, beet spiralized earrings, chat of everything from yoga to twerking and finally, intimate talk of wellness and ways of improving our bodies through food.
In addition to speaking candidly about everything from their former lives in finance and studying medicine to the secrets of a healthy gut, Whitney and Danielle also share the recipe for the summer spiralized salad we created, below. It’s fresh-tasting, packed with wholesome veggies (including lots of greens), good to your body and just so swoony on the eyes. As Whitney and Danielle say, food should make you feel sexy. I’ll eat to that!