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Savor the start of Spring with our seasonally inspired salmon bowl! Pairs perfectly with a Lime Elevate!

Hey, foodies! Welcome to the kick-off of our new series, Sip and Savor, where we’ll be pairing delicious, healthy meals with all the Crunchy flavors! In this first edition, we’re diving into the lime and basil goodness of our Crunchy Elevate flavor. To match the citrusy, herbal flavor of the Elevate, we’ve curated a bright, zesty salmon bowl to ring in spring! 

When choosing a recipe, it was important to us to choose ingredients that are in season. Vegetables such as carrots, brussel sprouts, asparagus, radishes, and avocados are all in season in March and are absolutely delicious! But why do we care about our ingredients being in season? Seasonal vegetables are harvested at their peak ripeness, meaning they are packed with nutrients and flavor. By consuming them, we benefit from all of the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that support our immune system and overall well-being. Plus, eating seasonal vegetables supports local farmers and reduces the carbon footprint associated with food transportation. By choosing vegetables that are in season, we contribute to sustainability and promote biodiversity. This helps us not only nourish our body but also preserve the health of the planet: it’s a win-win!

Spring Salmon Bowl


Salmon marinade

  • 1 salmon filet- cubed 
  • 1 Tbsp of olive oil or avocado oil
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 1 tbsp pomegranate molasses 
  • ½ tsp white miso paste 
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • ¼ cup fresh basil
  • ¼ tsp sea salt, to taste
  • Mix all in a blender or food processor until smooth.  Pour over salmon and marinate in the fridge for an hour to 2 hours.  Sear salmon to desired doneness and set aside.

Spring Vegetable Medley (feel free to sub in your favorites!)

  • 6 Brussel Sprouts- thinly sliced
  • 1 Bunch Asparagus, trimmed and chopped
  • 4 Rainbow Carrots- sliced
  • 4 Radishes- sliced 
  • ½  Ripe Avocado
  • Fresh Basil for garnish

Lemon basil Pearl CousCous

  • 2 cups Pearl Couscous (Israeli Couscous)
  • Water or broth
  • 1/2 of a lemon juiced and zested
  • 1/4 cup of fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup of fresh basil chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cook the pearl couscous according to the package. Drain, rinse with cold water and place in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add the lemon juice, lemon zest and herbs in and stir well.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste along with crushed red pepper {optional}.


  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
  • ¼ to ½ cup fresh lemon juice
  • Tsp honey
  •  1 tbsp white miso paste*
  •  Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Whisk all ingredients together.
  • Store any remaining dressing in the fridge.


  1. 1 to 1 ½ cups of CousCous on the bottom 
  2. Top with raw vegetable assortment and salmon . Drizzle with dressing and top with fresh basil.

That’s a wrap on our first Sip and Savor adventure, but this is just the beginning. We’ve got plenty more seasonal, healthy meals coming your way, so be sure to stick around. Until next time, keep on sipping, savoring, and most importantly, staying Crunchy! Cheers to good food, good company, and good vibes!

Come see us at the VA Food and Beverage Expo!

We are so excited to be back at the VA Food and Beverage Expo for our second year! We will be onsite sharing amazing samples of Crunchy and don’t miss us this year on the demo stage where we will show you how you can take an already amazing can of Crunchy and create a simply delicious mocktail!

Crunchy Cran-Mango Crush

Enjoy this delicious mocktail or feel free to add in your favorite spirit if that’s your jam!


  • 1/2 can of Crunchy Energize
  • 2 oz. Cranberry juice
  • Spritz of lemon juice
  • Fresh cranberries for garnish
  • Lemon slice for garnish


  1. Start by filling a glass with ice cubes.
  2. Pour in 1/2 can of Crunchy Energize.
  3. Add 2 oz. of cranberry juice.
  4. Give it a spritz of fresh lemon juice for that zesty kick.
  5. Gently stir to blend the flavors.
  6. Top it off with fresh cranberries and a slice of lemon for that extra flair.

A Delicious Finale to Dry January: Meg’s Mango Mash

As Dry January wraps up, we’re celebrating with a burst of tropical flavor and health! Join us in savoring Meg’s Mango Mash—a refreshing spin on a frozen margarita that not only delights your taste buds but also nourishes your mind and body.

Crafting Meg’s Mango Mash is simple:


  • 1 cup of frozen mango cubes
  • 1 can of Crunchy Mango Energize
  • A pinch of lime
  • Habanero lime seasoning


  1. Rim your glass with habanero lime seasoning.
  2. Blend frozen mango cubes, Crunchy Energize, and lime juice until smooth.
  3. Pour into your glass and enjoy the taste of sunshine!

Unlocking the Health Benefits:

  • Mango: Packed with vitamins A and C, mangoes support immunity and skin health.
  • Goji Berry: Rich in antioxidants, goji berries combat inflammation and boost overall well-being.
  • L-theanine: Found in Crunchy Energize, it reduces stress and promotes relaxation.
  • Green Tea: Provides a gentle energy boost without jitters, keeping you alert and focused.

Raise your glass to Meg’s Mango Mash—a delightful concoction that embodies tropical wellness. Here’s to nourishing our bodies, refreshing our minds, and embracing a lifestyle filled with health and vitality! Cheers to you, cheers to Dry January, and cheers to the bright journey ahead! 🌴🍹✨

Prioritizing Gut Health : Mock-Mojito Recipe

Today, let’s talk about the often-overlooked hero in our well-being journey: gut health.  

Gut health is the silent powerhouse behind feeling great every day. It’s more than just a bodily function—it’s a cornerstone for a balanced, thriving life. By making mindful choices with your drinks, you’re not just sipping; you’re nurturing your gut and laying the foundation for a healthier you.

Why Gut Health Matters:

The gut, our “second brain,” plays a crucial role in how we feel. It influences everything from digestion and nutrient absorption to immune system function and mental well-being. Prioritizing your gut is, in essence, prioritizing your entire body’s harmony.

How the Raspberry Mock-Mojito Can Heal your Gut: 

Packed with ingredients like mint, licorice root, and dandelion root, this Mock-Mojito not only satisfies your taste buds but also actively contributes to improving your digestive system.

Raspberry Mock-Mojito


✨ 1/2 can Stabilize Crunchy

✨ 1 lime

✨ A handful of fresh mint leaves


1. Crush fresh mint leaves and lime wedges together.

2. Fill the glass with ice cubes for a refreshing base.

3. Pour a can of Stabilize Crunchy into the glass.

4. Give it a gentle stir and take a moment to appreciate the refreshing mock-mojito goodness.

In the spirit of Dry January and the overarching pursuit of wellness, let our Mock-Mojito be your go-to beverage—a choice that aligns with the values of gut health, overall wellness, and the mindful essence of this transformative month. Cheers to a healthier, more balanced you!


Curbing Pregnancy Cravings with Mindful Margaritas!

Hey Crunchy Crew,

Guess what? It’s Kelsey, your honorary Crunchy member (yep, Megan’s sis), and I’ve got some exciting news to spill—I’m on the baby train! 🚂👶

Joining forces with Megan for a Dry January adventure, we’re turning the tables on the usual cheers with some epic mocktails in the mix. 

Embrace the Buzz of Sobriety:

Ditching the drinks has me buzzing with energy and excited for the impending mom life. And can we talk about my skin? It’s sippin’ on hydration and loving every drop. Talk about a wellness jackpot! Get ready for a year of preggo-friendly partying and sober shenanigans! 🎉🍹

Mocktail Adventures:

Who says pregnancy can’t be delicious? One of my pregnancy cravings is Mexican food (nachos and more nachos) & margaritas. When I discovered the Mindful Margarita I was ecstatic! I love that I can get the margarita taste I love with only added goodness. Here’s how you can make your own: 


  • 1/2 can of Crunchy Calm
  • 1 oz of Casamigos Cocktail Mixer Margarita Mix
  • Spritz of lime juice
  • Himalayan salt for rimming
  • Lime for garnish


  1. Begin by rimming a glass with Himalayan salt.
  2. Fill the glass with ice cubes.
  3. Pour in 1/2 can of Crunchy Calm.
  4. Add 1 oz of Casamigos Cocktail Mixer Margarita Mix.
  5. Give it a spritz of fresh lime juice.
  6. Garnish with a slice of lime for that extra zest.

As I dive into motherhood and soak up the joy of a New Year, let’s all raise a glass to fresh starts, self care, and wellness.



Mixing with Megan-Let’s Enjoy Dry January!

Enjoying Dry January with a Refreshing Crunchy Cran-Mango Crush

Hey Crunchy Fam, 

Welcome to the Dry January extravaganza! As we bid adieu to 2023 and embrace 2024, I’ve decided to join the sobriety party. Inspired by my partner’s year of rocking the sober life (kudos to them!), I thought, why not dive into the refreshing world of Dry January myself? The perks are too good to ignore – we’re talking better vibes, clearer skin, and a serious drop in the anxiety department.

So, why am I all pumped up about Dry January?

Mastering the Art of Self-Care 

Dry January isn’t just about putting a cork in the wine bottle; it’s like a spa day for your entire being. It’s about hitting the reset button on my well-being, shaking off the cobwebs, and approaching life with a renewed sense of purpose. From tweaking my habits to embracing mindfulness, this month is my golden ticket to personal wellness. It’s not just a detox; it’s a holistic journey towards a healthier, happier version of me for the entire year.

Mixing it up with Megan 

As a self-proclaimed ‘beverage-girly,’ Dry January is my opportunity to explore the vibrant world of non-alcoholic concoctions. Every week, I’m on a mission to whip up a mocktail masterpiece featuring the star of the show – Crunchy Hydration! This week, my taste buds took a wild ride with the Crunchy Cran-Mango Crush. Whether your January is as dry as a desert or just a bit damp, trust me, you need this mocktail magic in your life.

Crunchy Cran-Mango Crush


  • 1/2 can of Crunchy Energize
  • 2 oz. Cranberry juice
  • Spritz of lemon juice
  • Fresh cranberries for garnish
  • Lemon slice for garnish


  1. Start by filling a glass with ice cubes.
  2. Pour in 1/2 can of Crunchy Energize.
  3. Add 2 oz. of cranberry juice.
  4. Give it a spritz of fresh lemon juice for that zesty kick.
  5. Gently stir to blend the flavors.
  6. Top it off with fresh cranberries and a slice of lemon for that extra flair.

So, here’s to a month of wellness, mindfulness, and discovery! Let’s celebrate Dry January together with a glass of Crunchy Cran-Mango Crush.



CEO, Crunchy Hydration

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