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Sip and Savor: Join Us in Devouring a Sesame Ginger Grilled Steak Salad

Welcome back to Sip and Savor where we pair healthy, mindful meals with Crunchy Hydration flavors! Today, we’re highlighting a recipe from Caroline Chambers cookbook “What To Cook When You Don’t Feel Like Cooking:” sesame ginger grilled steak and a cucumber pepper avocado salad. We’re pairing this mouth-watering dish with a refreshing watermelon Calm Crunchy. The savory marinade with the freshness of the peppery avocado salad makes a perfect companion to our light and summery watermelon Calm. 

Let’s stay hydrated, eat mindfully, and enjoy this nourishing pairing together!

Sesame-Ginger Grilled Steak with an Addictive Cucumber Pepper Avocado Salad

By Caroline Chambers

Grilled Sesame-Ginger Steak:

Ingredients:

– 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil

– 1/4 cup neutral oil (like avocado)

– 1/3 cup low-sodium soy sauce

– 1/3 cup rice vinegar

– 3 tablespoons honey

– 2 tablespoons tahini

– 3 garlic cloves, peeled

– 2-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled

– Kosher salt

– 1 flank steak (1 to 2 pounds)

Instructions:

1. Blend together olive oil, neutral oil, soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, tahini, garlic, ginger, and a pinch of salt until smooth.

2. Marinate steak in the mixture for up to 48 hours in the fridge.

3. Preheat the grill to 450°F for both direct and indirect heat.

4. Grill steak for 3 minutes per side over direct heat for a nice sear, then cook over indirect heat for 4 to 10 more minutes until desired doneness.

5. Let the steak rest for 10 minutes before thinly slicing.

Cucumber Pepper Avocado Salad:

Ingredients:

– 2 bell peppers (red, orange, or yellow)

– 1 English cucumber

– 2 large Haas avocados

– Everything bagel seasoning

– Kosher salt

Instructions:

1. Cut peppers into bite-sized pieces and cucumber into 1/4 inch-thick half circles.

2. Sprinkle cucumber and peppers with salt and let sit for 10 minutes to draw out moisture. Pat dry.

3. Toss peppers and cucumber with seasoning and a portion of the ginger dressing.

4. Gently fold diced avocados into the salad and adjust seasoning to taste. Add sriracha or chili crisp for heat if desired.

Serve the steak with the salad and a Crunchy Calm sparkling water for a refreshing meal.

As we enjoy this delicious meal, let’s remember the importance of nourishing our bodies for mental well-being. When we take care of our bodies, we are better able to take care of our mind and soul. Cheers to a delicious, Crunchy meal!

 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Crunchy Moms

With Mother’s Day around the corner, let’s honor the Crunchy mamas who embody Mother Nature’s nurturing spirit. Being a mom is tough, so show your appreciation with gifts that are meant to nourish her body and soul!  

Crunchy CBD Tinctures

Elevate Mom’s self-care with a Crunchy CBD tincture. Crafted with organic hemp extract, our tinctures are non-GMO and third-party tested. Offering holistic relief from inflammation, stress relief, and improved sleep quality, these oils are full of superpowers! Choose from 1,000mg or 2,000mg blends for her needs. Pair a tincture with a handwritten note, eye gels, and a floral salt bath blend for the perfect wellness bundle.

Crunchy Hydration Mixed 6 Pack Sampler

Keep Mom hydrated and energized with our mixed 6-pack sampler. Packed with electrolytes, nootropics, and adaptogenic herbs, these waters are ideal for her busy life. From citrus flavors to earthy infusions, each blend offers a delicious way to stay hydrated. Let her mix and match flavors for a personalized treat.  Bonus- she can use her favorite Crunchy’s to make a delicious Mocktail as another special treat!

Mother’s Day Picnic

Treat Mom to a memorable picnic in Mother Nature’s beauty. Take a scenic walk through a local forest or park, enjoying the blooming flowers and chirping birds. Pack her favorite snacks, fresh fruit, and Crunchy Hydration. Find a peaceful spot to relax, unwind, and toast to Mom’s incredible spirit.

With these thoughtful gifts you can truly celebrate the incredible Crunchy mamas in your life this Mother’s Day. Show them the love and appreciation that they deserve with the power of natural healing.

What Makes our Functional Sparkling Waters “Functional”?

Here at Crunchy Hydration we don’t believe that hydration is just about drinking water—it’s a mindful practice that nourishes your body and soul. Each of our herbal sparkling water blends are crafted with intention: they each include natural ingredients curated to support your well-being from within. Let’s dive into how you can make our functional beverages work for you! Here’s a deeper dive into our Herbal Blends!

Mango Energize

Feeling the need for a pick-me-up? Our Mango Energize blend is your go-to solution. Packed with the goodness of goji berry and green tea, this herbal infusion offers sustained energy and stress relief. It’s perfect as a pre-workout booster, ideal for combating midday slumps, or simply as an alternative to your morning cup of coffee. Goji berry is renowned for its antioxidant properties, while green tea provides a gentle caffeine kick without the jitters. Together, they create a harmonious blend that supports focus and vitality throughout the day.

Raspberry Stabilize

Experience the benefits of digestive support with our Raspberry Stabilize blend. Infused with licorice root and dandelion root, this herbal tea promotes gut health and liver function. Whether you’re dealing with nausea, an upset stomach, or simply seeking to support your overall digestive wellness, Raspberry Stabilize is the perfect choice. Licorice root adds a touch of sweetness, making this blend not only functional but also delightful to sip throughout the day.

Watermelon Calm

Unwind and relax with our Watermelon Calm blend, crafted for moments when you need to soothe your nerves. Chamomile and aloe vera are the stars of this calming infusion, offering a gentle remedy for stress and anxiety. This blend is perfect for meditation sessions, stressful days, or winding down before bedtime. The calming properties of chamomile combined with the soothing effects of aloe vera create a serene experience that encourages tranquility and restfulness.

The Power of L-Theanine and Himalayan Salt

In addition to all the goodness of each of our herbal blends, all of our drinks are infused with L-Theanine and Himalayan salt to enhance your hydration experience. L-theanine, by working on your GABA receptors, helps reduce cortisol levels, promoting relaxation and mental clarity. Meanwhile, Himalayan salt replenishes essential minerals, supporting proper fluid balance and nutrient absorption.

Crunchy Hydration is more than just a beverage—it’s a commitment to holistic health and conscious living. With our herbal blends, you can elevate your hydration routine while nurturing your body and embrace wellness, one sip at a time.

Stay tuned for more insights, recipes, and wellness tips from Crunchy Hydration. Your journey to mindful hydration starts here!

Spring into Self-Care: 7 Essential Ways to Renew and Refresh!

As the days grow longer and nature comes alive, spring offers a perfect opportunity to prioritize self-care and renewal. Crunchy Hydration was created to enhance mindfulness through the daily act of hydration. As a new season begins, we want to encourage you to bring mindfulness to the forefront of your life. Let’s use the start of spring as a reason to refresh our routines, reset our priorities, and focus on what matters most. Here are some ways you can revive your self-care routine this spring!


Spring cleaning
Everyone can use a closet clean out every once in a while! As new plants blossom from a sleeping ecosystem, it’s time to embrace “out with the old, in with the new!” Whether it’s deep cleaning your space, donating clothes you no longer wear, or reorganizing your closet, use the start of spring as an excuse to tackle those big goals you’ve been wanting to accomplish. Clear space, clear mind 😉
Nurture relationships
Invest in your relationships with loved ones by making time for meaningful connections. Reach out to friends and family members to catch up, plan outings together, or simply enjoy quality time spent bonding over shared interests. Cultivate a sense of belonging and support by nurturing your connections with the people who matter most.
Nourish your body
Nourish your body with nutrient-rich foods and plenty of hydration. Incorporate fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains into your meals to support overall health and well-being. Plus, remember to stay hydrated! Dehydration can lead to fatigue, so be mindful about your hydration to keep your energy levels high throughout the day!
Prioritize rest
Make time for rest and relaxation to recharge your batteries. Create a bedtime routine that promotes quality sleep, such as dimming the lights, avoiding screens, and practicing relaxation techniques before bed. Treat yourself to a soothing bath, indulge in a good book, or simply unwind with a cup of tea.
Connect with nature
Embrace the beauty of the outdoors and reconnect with nature. Spend time in green spaces, go for walks in the park, or enjoy picnics surrounded by blooming flowers. Take in the sights, sounds, and smells of spring to nourish your soul and lift your spirits.
Reflect and renew
Take advantage of the fresh start that spring offers to reflect on your goals and intentions for the season ahead. Set aside time for journaling, visualization, or creative expression to clarify your priorities and envision your dreams coming to fruition. Embrace the spirit of renewal and welcome the opportunities for growth and transformation that spring brings.
Stabilize and detox
Our culture is obsessed with detox! From green juice to saunas, we love that clean feeling we get from purging negative elements from our body. But did you know you can detox everyday with the simple act of hydration? Crunchy’s Raspberry Stabilize has licorice and dandelion root, which promote gut health and grounding. There’s no better way to transition to the new year than with a grounded purpose. Order your Stabilize here!


This spring, prioritize your well-being and embrace self-care as a way to refresh and rejuvenate. Whether you’re nourishing your body with healthy foods, finding moments of peace in nature, or simply taking time to rest and recharge, remember to listen to your needs and honor your journey. By embracing these self-care practices, you can cultivate a sense of vitality, balance, and joy that will carry you through the season and beyond.

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

Ingredients

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}.

Dressing:

  • 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.

Assembly

  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!

Celebrating International Women’s Day: Honoring our All-Women Team

As International Women’s Day approaches, we want to give a big shout out to the incredible women who make the Crunchy team shine. We are a small (but mighty) crew of three ladies, but together, we pack a punch! Today, we’re putting the spotlight on our awesome all-women team and showing them some well-deserved love for all they do. We’ve asked everyone to spill the beans on their favorite Crunchy flavor, so let’s dive in and see what makes each of us tick!

Megan, CEO

I love all the flavors (obvi) but my current favorite is the lavender lemon Bliss. Instead of a glass of wine at night, I’ve made the Bliss my ritual. I pour it into a wine glass and let the lavender, lemon balm, L-theanine, and 50mg of CBD work its magic. The bliss has really helped with my stress, anxiety, and sleep

Heather, COO

I adore our OM’s delicious blend of grapefruit and rosemary!  As a “foodie” the herbaceous tones resonate with me. Packed with a full dose of vitamin D, infused with L-theanine for enhanced focus and relaxation, and boasting an incredible taste, it’s an absolute must-have.

Sara Rose, Social Media Manager

My favorite Crunchy is definitely the lime Elevate flavor. As someone with chronic fatigue, having a natural energy source from green tea is exactly what I need throughout the day. When you add CBD and relieve daily aches and pains, I can’t think of a more necessary combination. Plus, I’m a lime lover. The earthy basil and hemp with citrusy lime and functionality that caters exactly to my needs is why Elevate will always have a special place in my heart. 

As we commemorate International Women’s Day, let’s not only celebrate the achievements and contributions of women worldwide but also within our own team. By recognizing the diverse talents, perspectives, and strengths that women bring to the table, we can continue to foster an inclusive and empowering work environment for all. So, let’s raise a toast to the incredible women on our team, honoring their achievements, embracing their unique qualities, and sharing all things crunchy that they love, reminding us that even in the smallest moments, we can find joy, camaraderie, and the power of diversity. Happy International Women’s Day!

Crunchy CBD x My Self Care Journey

Hi friends! I’m excited to share my new self care obsession with you all: Crunchy CBD. We all know how much I love the Crunchy Hydration CBD blends, but the Crunchy CBD tinctures are a game-changer. Let’s jump into why I’m loving them…

What’s special about Crunchy CBD? 

Crunchy CBD stands out for its commitment to quality, offering non-GMO, organic, and gluten-free CBD tinctures that are rigorously third-party tested. And get this – Crunchy’s got a green side too. They partner with farms that care about the environment, offsetting their carbon emissions. It’s nice to know I’m supporting companies that give back to the planet.

When do I use it? 

Like with any supplement, I use Crunchy CBD when my body needs it. Most nights, I take it before I go to bed. This helps me sleep better, harder, and longer. And the best part is that even if I didn’t sleep as long as I wanted to, the quality of my sleep improves, so I still feel rested and ready to go when I wake up. 

Another time I use CBD is after an intense training session. CBD is a powerful anti-inflammatory and pain reliever. After an intense workout or if I’ve flared up a lingering injury, taking some CBD provides just the right amount of relief without the negative side effects of traditional medicine. As someone with chronic pain, CBD tinctures have been a life-saver for flare-ups. I used to take 4-6 ibuprofen almost everyday to deal with body aches and pain, but now if I take a dropper full of CBD in the morning, my whole body feels better throughout the day. 

How much should you take? 

Whether you’re new to CBD or a seasoned pro, Crunchy has you covered. They offer 1,000 and 2,000 mg tinctures, so you can choose what works best for you. I started with 1,000 mg and have recently started using the 2,000 mg version for a stronger dosage. One serving of the 1,000mg is 33 mg and one serving of the 2,000mg is 66 mg. With the 2,000mg dosage I feel the effects hit harder and last longer. 

How do you use it? 

CBD tinctures are my go-to because of how simple they are. Just squeeze the dropper to your preferred amount and put it under your tongue for approximately 30 seconds. Curious why you have to leave it under your tongue? I was too! Turns out, there’s a large number of capillaries under your tongue and putting the CBD there helps it absorb into your bloodstream faster, so you can start feeling relief ASAP! After holding it under your tongue for 30 seconds you can swallow the oil. 

And here’s a fun tip – you can add Crunchy CBD tinctures to your favorite beverages! I love adding a dropper to the raspberry Stabilize to support balanced gut health with licorice and dandelion root while regulating my anxiety with CBD. 

So, if you’re looking to add a little relaxation to your life, I highly recommend giving Crunchy CBD tinctures a try. With their simple goodness, eco-friendly vibes, and customizable potency options, they’re a welcome addition to any self-care routine. Trust me, your mind and body will thank you!

Keep it Crunchy, 

Sara Rose