Sakara Founder Danielle Duboise

Hilary Sheinbaum, Contributor

Danielle Duboise, Sakara Life Founder and Co-CEO

Any entrepreneur will tell you that when they came up with their idea, almost no one – except for Mom (ok, maybe not even Mom) – thought it would work. Not only did the Founder of Sakara, Danielle DuBoise, make it work, but she is knocking it out of the park. Danielle shares her insight on travel and health with us today.

If you’ve searched for a healthy meal plan or a detox after traveling, you likely already know about Sakara, an organic, plant-rich food delivery service. For a decade, Sakara’s meals, snacks and supplements have remained a staple o on wellness influencers’ social media feeds. And rightfully so. Celebrities love it, too. And, likeminded companies—such as Miranda Kerr’s KORA Organics and SoulCycle in the Hamptons—are eager to partner with the brand.

Sakara exists thanks to Danielle DuBoise, founder and Co-CEO, alongside her childhood friend and Co-CEO Whitney Tingle. In between travel, booking trips, and business as usual, we chatted with DuBoise to ask about her favorite places to visit, as well as what she’s making in the kitchen upon arrival and what Sakara snacks she’s eating in transit.

Hilary: What snacks do you always travel with?

Danielle: I love our Sakara Detox bars for traveling. They help your body naturally detoxify plus have 12g of protein and 9g of fiber to promote satiety and beneficial bacteria in your gut, which will definitely help with jet lag and irregularity when traveling!

Hilary: What healthy dish has been your favorite to date, while traveling?

Danielle: I’ve been making a lot of fresh fruit smoothies for me and the kids– trying new fruits every week, like soursop. It’s so good. I also love making fried plantains. I heat up some ghee and slice the browned plantains into about 1 inch slices and fry on each side until brown and soft. Then sprinkle with salt and serve.

Hilary: What is your favorite destination and why did you love it?

Danielle: I adore Paris. It’s beautiful, romantic, steeped in history, and has some of the best vintage shopping in the world. Oh, and the croissants!

Hilary: What place is on your bucket list?

Danielle: We have a home in Central America, so we go as often as we can. I’m less about wild travels these days and more about creating homey spaces for me and my little ones. It allows us to get into a rhythm, which I’m really craving in this chapter of life.

Hilary: Where did you travel this summer and what did you love about it?

Danielle: I went to Capri for the first time for our dear friends’ birthday and anniversary celebrations. It was gorgeous and so fun. It’s a place I don’t think I would’ve chosen to go on my own, but I’m so happy I got to experience the magic of that little island.

Hilary: Where will you be traveling this fall?

Danielle: I have a trip booked to visit my Mom in Sedona, AZ, where I grew up. I crave getting back to the desert with her, and my kids love spending time there. It’s pure divine magic, and when I’m there my soul feels at ease and connected to something bigger than myself.

Hilary: What are your favorite healthy restaurants at home in New York?

Danielle: I love to stop by Bonberi Mart in the West Village for a Mama Love smoothie. My go-to order at Spring Cafe Aspen is the Go Green Scramble, which has kale, broccoli, green onion, and hemp seeds with tofu. Another favorite is the Avocado and Carrot Salad from ABC Kitchen.

Hilary: Which hotels are your favorites?

Danielle: Nine Orchard or The Bowery Hotel in New York. They’re perfect for New York City staycations. Enchantment Resort and Mii Amo Spa in Sedona, AZ are very special properties in my hometown that I love to try and visit when I have a chance.

Hilary: What are your favorite memories traveling for work?

Danielle: Traveling around the world and meeting Sakaralites and hearing their stories–stories about how this program and food has transformed their bodies and their lives. It’s my favorite way to travel.

Hilary: What is the most spontaneous travel adventure you’ve been on?

Danielle: My husband and I love a staycation. We love the Nine Orchard hotel in Chinatown. It’s gorgeous, we love the neighborhood, and it’s an easy, zero-stress way to have some time away from kids.

Hilary: Tell us about your favorite souvenir.

Danielle: A vintage scarf from Paris. My daughter picked it out for me, and I’m obsessed. She was 3.5 at the time and still had incredible taste.

Hilary: What are your non-negotiables for your carry-on?

Danielle: Sakara Beauty Water Drops are the secret to staying hydrated and staying glowing even when traveling! Complete Probiotic Formula: I never travel without our probiotic. Not only does it have 11 strains of probiotics, it  has prebiotics, digestive enzymes, and systemic enzymes, too, so it helps keep your microbiome balanced as you travel. I usually start by taking two in the morning and two at night, and then dial it up based on how I’m feeling. KORA Organics Noni Glow Body Oil: After days spent at the beach this body oil is a savior. It instantly hydrates my skin without feeling greasy. My NuFace Trinity+ leaves my skin depuffed and glowing!

Hilary: Are you a baggage checker or carry-on only?

Danielle: Carry-on when I travel solo, but inevitably a bag is checked when my family is traveling together. I work hard to keep it to a single bag for the family. I really love traveling light!

Hilary: What are your favorite travel Instagram accounts (or TikToks) to follow and why?

Danielle: I love watching Sophia Roe (@sophia_roe) take her incredible culinary eye around the world.

Hilary: Anything else you’d like to add about travel?

Danielle: The “Eat Clean, Play Dirty” philosophy that I live by applies to travel, too. Savor the moments and the local delicacies, and come home to a routine that makes you feel your best.

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