Powered by Plants - Warrington’s First Zero Waste, Plant-Based shop
Updated: Oct 24, 2020
If you have never met Carl and Becky from Powered by Plants, I encourage you to visit their ethical wholefoods shop today! Not only are they the cutest couple ever, but watching them pursue their passion side-by-side is truly inspirational.
About Powered by Plants
Powered by Plants is a plant-based, wholefoods health food shop in the heart of Warrington.
If you are looking for a place to find all the vegan and natural ingredients you need to support a healthy, balanced, and clean diet, this is the place for you.
They offer over 800 lines of cruelty-free, ethical, and organic products and cater for most dietary requirements, whether you are vegan, vegetarian, raw, gluten-free, dairy-free, wheat-free.
Their range of grocery items varies from fresh fruit and vegetables, fermented foods, legumes grains, pulses, nuts, seeds, dried fruits, rice, pasta, bread, non-dairy milk and yogurts, superfoods, snacks to supplements and sports nutrition, body care products, make-up, and household cleaning products.
They also have an on-site deli counter and a community space where you can sit and relax with a coffee or a smoothie.
Early this year, they ran a very successful crowdfunding campaign to set up a Zero Waste refill station.The amount of support they received from the local community was incredible.
Carl is a very active individual who played amateur and semi-pro sports all his life and loves the gym.
Over the years, he noticed that despite being always very active he kept gaining weight.
So at age 49, he decided to turn his back on the meat and dairy-based diet and decided to embrace a whole food plant-based lifestyle.
The result was incredible! He enjoyed steady sleep patterns, got more energy, and showed a clearer skin. His recovery from a hard gym session was also much faster and he lost fat and gained muscle mass.
Becky has been a vegetarian on and off since the age of 18.
The beginning of 2012 was a pivotal moment in her life.
She decided to put her health and wellbeing first, and leave behind her full-time teaching career.
Healthy food choices along with a regular yoga practice and regular exercise became part of her healing journey.
In 2013, she traveled to Kerala, India, trained as a yoga teacher, and became vegan.
The couple had a common goal: health and happiness!
They understood that changing their eating habits was the first step to a better health and a better world.
But they didn’t stop there, they decided to bring change in their own community by opening the first and only plant-based store in Warrington. How cool is that?
Saco Superfoods at the Powered by Plants
Back in August 2019, we were invited by Carl and Becky to showcase SACO superfoods at their monthly ethical mini-market, an initiative they launched to support small producers and local businesses.