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Uncommon Symptoms of Dehydration You Should Know

Hey Crunchy fans! As we dive deeper into the summer heat, it’s crucial to stay hydrated, but did you know that dehydration can show up in unexpected ways? Beyond the obvious signs like thirst and dry mouth, there are lesser-known symptoms that can indicate your body needs more fluids. Let’s explore these uncommon symptoms of dehydration so you can stay on top of your hydration game this summer!

  1. Bad Breath

Dehydration reduces saliva production in the mouth, which can lead to dry mouth and bad breath. Saliva helps wash away bacteria and food particles that cause odor, so staying hydrated is essential for oral health too.

  1. Changes in Mood and Cognitive Function

Believe it or not, dehydration can affect your mood and cognitive abilities. Studies have shown that even mild dehydration can impair concentration, mood, and memory. Staying hydrated can help you stay sharp and focused throughout the day.

  1. Dry Skin and Chapped Lips

While dry skin and chapped lips are commonly associated with dehydration, they are sometimes overlooked as signs of mild to moderate dehydration. Drinking enough water helps maintain skin elasticity and moisture.

  1. Dark Urine Color

The color of your urine can indicate your hydration status. Dark yellow or amber-colored urine is a sign that you need to drink more fluids. Ideally, your urine should be pale yellow or almost clear.

  1. Headaches and Dizziness

Dehydration can cause headaches and dizziness, especially if you’ve been exposed to the sun or engaged in physical activity without adequate hydration. These symptoms occur because dehydration reduces blood flow and oxygen to the brain.

  1. Muscle Cramps

Ever experienced sudden muscle cramps during exercise or even at rest? Dehydration can disrupt the balance of electrolytes in your body, such as sodium and potassium, which are essential for muscle function. This imbalance can lead to painful muscle cramps.

So, next time you feel a headache coming on or notice changes in your energy levels, consider reaching for a can of Crunchy Hydration. Crunchy Hydration is so much more than just regular water. It’s enriched with Himalayan salt, a natural electrolyte, which contains trace minerals for optimized hydration. Every can also includes adaptogens and 200mg L-Theanine to help you hydrate, relax, and focus. It’s not just about quenching your thirst; it’s about giving your body what it needs to perform at its best. Stay tuned for more tips and insights from Crunchy Hydration—your partner in staying hydrated this summer!

Summer Workouts for Beach Lovers: Fun and Effective Exercises by the Shore

Summer is here, and it’s the perfect time to mix your favorite beach days with the movement your body craves! Beach workouts are not only fun but also incredibly effective due to the added resistance from the sand. The combination of Vitamin D and physical activity is crucial for maintaining your mental health year-round. So, by exercising outdoors, you’re doing your body a favor and your nervous system will thank you too!

We know it can get pretty hot on a beach day, so staying hydrated is essential. For an extra boost, Crunchy Hydration’s Mango Energize and Lime Elevate offer 50 mg of caffeine from green tea to keep you energized and hydrated. Unlike other energy drinks, these flavors are made with natural ingredients, providing just enough caffeine to boost your energy without the jitters. The added L-Theanine helps keep you grounded, and the Himalayan salt replenishes electrolytes lost to sweat on a hot, sunny day.

So, how can you turn the perfect beach day into a great workout session? Here are some examples:

Beach Yoga

While it may not seem like a high-intensity exercise, yoga on the sand can be more challenging and beneficial than you might think! The unstable surface of the sand requires your muscles to engage more through the movements, increasing resistance and making your workout more effective.

Sand Sprints

Looking for a quick way to get your pulse racing? Sand sprints might be for you! Incorporate HIIT sand sprints between other exercises to improve muscle strength in your legs, core, and feet. Plus, it’s a fantastic way to get your heart rate up quickly!

Beach Volleyball

Planning a day out with friends? Beach volleyball is the perfect fun beach day activity that still packs a workout punch! Enjoy a game while improving your coordination and muscle tone.

Bodyweight Circuit

Try bodyweight exercises like push-ups, squats, or lunges on the sand for a full-body workout. Jump in the sea afterward to let your muscles recover!

Cool-Down Walk

Wrap up your workout with a relaxing walk along the shore to aid muscle recovery. Sip on some Crunchy Hydration to stay hydrated and replenish lost electrolytes.

Beach workouts are a fantastic way to stay fit while enjoying the beauty of nature. With Energize Mango and Elevate Lime, you can stay energized, hydrated, and grounded throughout your beach day workout. So, grab your gear, head to the beach, and make the most of summer while keeping your fitness goals on track!

Staycation Essentials: Elevate Your Relaxation with Crunchy Hydration!

Dreaming of a getaway but staying close to home this summer? No worries! A staycation can be just as refreshing and enjoyable with the right essentials. Whether you’re planning a fun-filled day in the backyard, a serene spa experience, or a cozy movie marathon, we’ve got you covered. With Crunchy Hydration by your side, you can stay refreshed, hydrated, and ready to make the most of your at-home retreat! Here are some creative ideas to elevate your relaxation and ensure your staycation is unforgettable.

  1. Backyard Picnic and Games

Set up a cozy picnic blanket in your backyard and pack a basket full of your favorite healthy snacks. Pair this with some Crunchy Hydration to keep you hydrated for a game of frisbee, badminton, or volleyball. Whether you’re with the kids or on your own with friends, you’re never too old to have fun. 

  1. DIY Spa Day

Transform your bathroom into a spa retreat with candles, soothing music, and luxurious bath salts. Do a face mask, have a nice relaxing bath and enjoy reading a new book or simply resting your eyes! Add a Lavender Lemon Bliss or Watermelon Calm Crunchy to the mix to keep you calm and refreshed as you indulge in some well-deserved pampering.

  1. Movie Marathon

Host a movie night with your favorite films or a binge-worthy TV series. Make it cozy with plenty of blankets and pillows so you can settle in for a night of fun! Grab all of your favorite snacks, whip up some delicious and functional mocktails from our website, and enjoy your night in!

No matter how you choose to spend your staycation, Crunchy Hydration is here to keep you refreshed, hydrated, and ready to make the most of your time at home. Cheers to a summer of bliss wherever you are!

New Mocktails to Beat the Heat this 4th of July 

4th of July weekend is quickly approaching and if that doesn’t signal that summer is in full swing then what does? If you’re looking for a way to stay hydrated, energized, and relaxed for the big weekend ahead, then we’ve got you covered. Three new mocktails just dropped and they’re ready to shake up your holiday weekend! So stock your cooler, grab some cute cups and get Crunchy!

Calm Mint Watermelon Refresher

Ingredients

  • 1 can Crunchy Hydration Watermelon Calm 
  • 1 cup of fresh watermelon cubes
  • Ice cubes
  • Mint leaves

Instructions

  1. Fill your glass with ice cubes.
  2. Add fresh watermelon cubes and pour over the can of Crunchy Hydration Watermelon Calm. 
  3. Meddle mint leaves and add to glass. 
  4. Stir mint into the drink and serve immediately!

Calm Watermelon is crafted as the ultimate cooling and calming beverage for hot summer days. While aloe vera aids digestion and improves hydration, chamomile and L-theanine offer soothing properties to help you relax. This mocktail will not only refresh you but also support recovery, hydration, and relaxation.

Mango Energize Cooler

Ingredients

  • 1 can Crunchy Hydration Mango Energize
  • 1 cup chilled mango juice
  • Ice cubes
  • Fresh mint leaves for garnish
  • Slices of fresh mango for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a glass, combine chilled mango juice and Crunchy Hydration Mango Energize.
  2. Fill the glass with ice cubes.
  3. Garnish with fresh mint leaves and slices of mango.
  4. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Mango Energize is your ideal summer companion when you need a refreshing boost. With 50mg of caffeine from green tea, it provides a gentle energy lift without the jitters, perfect for keeping you active during those long, sunny days. The addition of goji berry and Himalayan salt helps replenish essential electrolytes lost through sweating, ensuring that you stay hydrated!

Lime Basil Elevate Sparkler

Ingredients

  • 1 can Crunchy Hydration Lime Elevate
  • 1 cup limeade
  • Ice cubes
  • Basil leaves
  • Fresh lime slices for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Meddle basil leaves in a glass. 
  2. Add limeade and Crunchy Hydration Lime Elevate.
  3. Fill with ice cubes and garnish with fresh lime slices
  4. Serve chilled and enjoy!

Crunchy Hydration’s Lime Elevate combines the tart, refreshing taste of lime with the calming effects of 15mg of CBD and holy basil. The 50mg of caffeine from green tea gives you a gentle lift, perfect for maintaining your energy during those warm summer afternoons. L-theanine works with caffeine to keep you focused and relaxed. This mocktail is ideal for staying cool, calm, and energized, even on the hottest days.

However you’re celebrating the 4th this year, be sure to have fun, be safe, and stay hydrated!

Summer of Bliss! Self Care Tips!

Summer is a season of warmth, growth and abundance: a perfect opportunity to check in with yourself and find abundance in your day to day life. We believe that self care should be simple, but we also know that it’s nice to switch things up sometimes! So, in the spirit of a new season in full swing, here are some tips for a summer full of growth!

Incorporate Cold Showers

While it may not seem like an enjoyable experience at first, the benefits of cold showers are too notable to ignore! From improved circulation to skin and hair health, cold showers can refresh your whole being. Our favorite benefit of cold showers is their effect on anxiety and depression. Cold showers have been proven to release endorphins and reduce stress while improving mood. So, on a hot summer day, do your body a favor and take a cold shower to experience the benefits of this simple, but effective self care habit. 

Pro tip: Start with a warm shower and gradually decrease the temperature to enjoy the full benefits of a therapeutic cold shower. 

Hydrate with Lavender Lemon Bliss

Staying hydrated is crucial for maintaining health and wellness, especially during the summer. Some studies estimate that over half of the adult U.S. population is chronically dehydrated. In a season of warm air and high humidity, it is more important than ever to stay hydrated! Crunchy Hydration’s Lavender Lemon Bliss sparkling water is the perfect beverage to incorporate into your daily hydration routine. While offering the hydrating benefits of himalayan salt and water, it is also packed with other calming ingredients. With a soothing blend of 50mg of CBD, 200mg of L-theanine, and calming herbs like lavender and lemon balm, it is sure to cool the body and the mind on a hot summer day. 

Pro tip: Chill your Lavender Lemon Bliss in the refrigerator and pour into a wine glass to enjoy as a delicious, non-alcoholic nightcap. 

Enjoy Plenty of Vitamin D with Outdoor Yoga

Getting outside and soaking up the sun is essential for both physical and mental health. While on a hot summer day it can be difficult to go outside, much less workout, it can be incredibly beneficial! Next time you need to get a workout in, but don’t want a high intensity sweat, try some slow flow yoga outside in the sun! With an ice cold Crunchy Hydration in hand and a spot with a breeze, outdoor yoga can be the perfect way to incorporate movement and sunlight into your busy summer days. 

Pro Tip: Set a movement alarm during busy days. When your alarm goes off, grab a yoga mat, fill a tumbler with a refreshing Crunchy Hydration, and find a spot in your backyard or in a local park. Whether you have 5 minutes or 50, take the time you have to be present in the moment, soak up the sun, and listen to your body. 

Embracing self-care this summer is all about creating a routine that refreshes, energizes, and relaxes you. By incorporating cold showers, outdoor yoga and Crunchy Hydration into your daily life, you can achieve a state of bliss every day. Stay hydrated, stay healthy, and enjoy the abundance of what summer has to offer with Crunchy!

Get Nosy! A Deep Dive into ALL of our Crunchy Ingredients

Are you a label investigator? An avid researcher? Well, this one’s for you. Today, we’re bringing you behind the curtain to give you the low-down on ALL of the ingredients in our Crunchy drinks. So, get out your notepad and get ready to enjoy a journey into the world of Crunchy!

  • Himalayan Salt: Rich in minerals and electrolytes, Himalayan salt replenishes and balances hydration by supporting proper fluid balance and nerve function. Its trace minerals also support cellular health and detoxification, helping to maintain optimal physiological function. Present in ALL flavors, Himalayan salt adds flavor and essential nutrition to every sip.
  • L-Theanine: Present in ALL of our Crunchy flavors, L-Theanine is an amino acid found in tea leaves, known for its calming effects and ability to promote relaxation without drowsiness. It synergizes with caffeine to enhance focus and cognitive function. For a deeper dive into L-Theanine and its role in nootropics, check out last week’s blog here: https://crunchyhydration.com/l-theanine-a-crunchy-health-hero/ 
  • CBD (Cannabidiol): Renowned for its calming properties, CBD interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system, helping to regulate stress response, mood, and sleep. By reducing the activity of neurotransmitters associated with stress and anxiety, CBD promotes a sense of calm and relaxation without the psychoactive effects of THC. Found in our Om, Elevate, and Bliss flavors, CBD offers a gentle way to unwind and find balance.
  • Organic Green Tea: Bursting with antioxidants, green tea contains catechins and polyphenols that protect cells from damage and reduce inflammation. The caffeine in green tea provides a gentle energy boost, while L-theanine promotes relaxation and mental focus. Found in our Energize and Elevate flavors, green tea refreshes the body and mind, supporting overall well-being.
  • Organic Goji Berry: Packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants like zeaxanthin and beta-carotene, goji berries support immune function and promote healthy skin by neutralizing free radicals and reducing inflammation. They also contain polysaccharides that support liver function and enhance the body’s natural detoxification processes. Found in our Energize flavor, goji berries offer a vibrant burst of nutrition to fuel your day.
  • Organic Holy Basil: Revered for its adaptogenic properties, holy basil helps the body adapt to stress by balancing cortisol levels and supporting adrenal function. Its antioxidant-rich nature helps combat oxidative stress and inflammation, promoting mental clarity and focus. Found in our Elevate flavor, holy basil provides a natural way to navigate life’s daily challenges with ease.
  • Organic Rosemary: Rich in antioxidants like carnosic acid and rosmarinic acid, rosemary supports cognitive function by protecting brain cells from damage and inflammation. It also aids digestion by stimulating bile production and reducing intestinal inflammation. Found in our Om flavor, rosemary invigorates the senses and nourishes the body from within.
  • Vitamin D: Essential for bone health, vitamin D regulates calcium absorption and supports immune function by modulating the inflammatory response. Adequate vitamin D levels are also linked to improved mood and reduced risk of depression. Found in our Om flavor, vitamin D ensures you receive your daily dose of sunshine, even on cloudy days.
  • Organic Lemon Balm: Uplifting and calming, lemon balm contains compounds like rosmarinic acid and flavonoids that reduce stress and improve mood by modulating neurotransmitter activity in the brain. It also aids digestion by reducing intestinal spasms and relieving symptoms of bloating and indigestion. Found in our Bliss flavor, lemon balm brings a ray of sunshine to your day, brightening both your mood and your digestive health.
  • Organic Lavender: This herb induces relaxation, eases stress, and promotes restful sleep by calming the nervous system and reducing anxiety. Lavender contains compounds like linalool and linalyl acetate, which act as natural sedatives, promoting relaxation and improving sleep quality. Found in our Bliss flavor, lavender provides a soothing escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
  • Organic Dandelion Root: Prized for its detoxifying properties, dandelion root supports liver function and aids digestion by increasing bile production and promoting the elimination of toxins. It also acts as a diuretic, reducing water retention and supporting kidney health. Found in our Stabilize flavor, dandelion root helps restore balance and vitality from the inside out.
  • Organic Licorice Root: Soothing for the digestive tract and respiratory system, licorice root has anti-inflammatory and immune-modulating properties. It also supports adrenal function and hormone balance, making it beneficial for managing stress and promoting overall well-being. Found in our Stabilize flavor, licorice root offers a sweet and comforting embrace for your body and mind.
  • Organic Chamomile: Known for its calming effects, chamomile promotes relaxation and reduces anxiety. It also soothes the digestive tract, relieving symptoms of indigestion and promoting restful sleep. Found in our Calm flavor, chamomile offers a gentle and comforting embrace for body and soul.
  • Organic Aloe Vera: Soothing for the skin and digestive system, aloe vera contains polysaccharides and antioxidants that promote tissue repair and reduce inflammation. It also supports immune function and aids digestion by soothing inflammation and promoting the growth of beneficial gut bacteria. Found in our Calm flavor, aloe vera offers a cool and refreshing oasis for your body’s internal and external landscape.

With each ingredient carefully chosen for its unique benefits, our Crunchy Hydration drinks offer a bounty of flavors and functions to elevate your well-being. So, the next time you take a sip, savor not just the taste but the nourishment it provides for your body, mind, and soul!

L-Theanine: A Crunchy Health Hero!

L-Theanine: A Crunchy Health Hero 

In the fast-paced world we live in today, maintaining mental clarity and reducing stress is crucial for overall well-being. At Crunchy Hydration, we are committed to supporting both physical and mental health through our clean, curated herbal sparkling waters. A key ingredient in ALL of our drinks is L-Theanine, a natural amino acid found in green tea that promotes relaxation and mental clarity without causing drowsiness. Our mission is to offer more than just hydration; we aim to foster a holistic approach to health, ensuring our consumers feel their best both physically and mentally.

What are Nootropics?

Nootropics, often called “smart drugs” or “cognitive enhancers,” are designed to improve cognitive function, including memory, creativity, focus, and motivation. They come in both natural and synthetic forms and are increasingly popular for their potential to boost mental performance. Here’s a deep dive into our favorite nootropic, L-Theanine:

L-Theanine: The Star Ingredient

L-Theanine is an amino acid found in green tea that helps relieve stress without feeling sleepy. It enhances cognitive performance, especially when combined with caffeine, by improving accuracy, alertness, and reducing tiredness during demanding tasks. Each can of Crunchy Hydration contains 200 mg of L-Theanine, providing a significant dose to support calm focus and mental clarity in every sip.

Benefits of L-Theanine:

  • Improves Sleep Quality: L-Theanine promotes the generation of alpha brain waves, which are associated with a state of “wakeful relaxation.” This state is similar to meditation or daydreaming and can help transition the mind from a state of active thinking to one that is more conducive to sleep.
  • Reduces Stress and Anxiety: L-Theanine supplements can elevate levels of GABA, dopamine, and serotonin, to promote relaxation and reduce anxiety. A 2019 research trial showed that healthy adults who took L-Theanine for four weeks experienced a decrease in stress-related symptoms.
  • Boosts Mental Clarity: L-Theanine can help improve mental clarity and focus. The same 2019 study indicated that L-Theanine enhanced verbal fluency and the ability to stay focused in healthy adults. 

Crunchy Hydration’s Mission and Origins

Crunchy Hydration was founded out of CEO Megan’s personal struggles with anxiety and depression. Megan’s journey towards finding natural and effective ways to manage her mental health inspired the creation of a brand that prioritizes both mental and physical wellness. She believes that healing the mind and body should be simple and accessible. This philosophy is at the heart of Crunchy Hydration’s mission: to improve mental and physical health, which are interlinked, through the daily, mindful act of hydration.

Why Crunchy Hydration Uses L-Theanine:

Crunchy Hydration incorporates L-Theanine in its drinks to support our mission of improving overall health. By including L-Theanine, we aim to provide a natural way to enhance calm focus, reduce anxiety, and improve mental clarity. This aligns with our commitment to promoting holistic health and well-being.

At Crunchy Hydration, we believe that true health encompasses both body and mind. That’s why we’ve made L-Theanine the star ingredient in our beverages, helping you achieve optimal mental performance and emotional balance with every sip. Our commitment is to make the path to wellness as straightforward and enjoyable as possible, ensuring that taking care of your mental and physical health is an effortless part of your daily routine.

Source: https://health.clevelandclinic.org/l-theanine 

Add Some Sparkle to Your Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, and it’s the perfect time to hit the beach, get outside, and spend time with friends and family. With a long weekend of sun and fun ahead, here’s a quick guide to spicing up your beach day hydration needs!

Pack Your Crunchys!

Summer vibes are all about enjoying the outdoors, but staying hydrated is crucial. Crunchy Hydration offers a refreshing and flavorful way to keep cool under the sun. With light, refreshing flavors and no added sugars or artificial sweeteners, you can feel hydrated without guilt. Plus, each can of Crunchy contains Himalayan salt, which is proven to enhance hydration.

Drinks for the Whole Family

Whether you’re hosting a family barbecue, a beach day, or a picnic in the park, Crunchy Hydration is a hit with everyone. Our herbal blends are safe for children and provide a hydrating, nourishing alternative to sugary sodas or juice. Kids especially love our delicious Watermelon Calm flavor. What says summer more than watermelon?

Need Something to Take the Edge Off?

For those who enjoy a bit of alcohol, Crunchy Hydration makes a fantastic mixer for light and bubbly summer cocktails:

  • Sparkling Mojito: Pack a handful of mint, throw it in a tumbler with ice, light rum, and a splash of lime. Shake well and pour into your glass. Add ½ a can of our Lime Elevate Crunchy for a cool cocktail with adaptogenic herbs and a bit of a buzz!
  • Berry Spritz: Mix ½ can of Raspberry Stabilize Crunchy with a splash of vodka, a handful of fresh berries, and a twist of lemon. It’s the perfect drink to enjoy while basking in the summer sun.

Fancy Glass Fun for Everyone!

Crunchy Hydration is perfect on its own, but it also shines in mocktails, making it easy to keep the summer vibes going for the whole family without alcohol:

  • Mindful Margarita: Mix margarita mix, ½ can of Crunchy Calm, and a spritz of lime juice in a glass. Swirl lightly and garnish with salt if desired!
  • Citrus Refresher: Add orange juice, pineapple juice, and ice to a shaker. Mix well and pour over ice with a fresh lime. Add Mango Energize to your bubbly desire and enjoy a bright and citrusy summertime beverage.

Enjoy your holiday with the refreshing taste of Crunchy Hydration. Stay hydrated and make the most of your summer celebrations. Cheers to a sparkling Memorial Day!

 Learn About Megan’s Journey For Mental Health Awareness Month

May marks Mental Health Awareness Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness and breaking the stigma surrounding mental health issues. Crunchy Hydration was born out of our founder Megan’s search for solutions to her struggles with anxiety and depression. After trying and failing with Western medicine, Megan booked a one way ticket to Thailand to try something new. This is Megan’s story: 

After graduating from UVA, I moved to Marina Del Rey to work for an online learning and translation company. During this time, I was inspired to learn more about other cultures. I was also dealing with really bad anxiety and depression and wanted to take an alternative approach to healing. So, naturally😅 , I quit my job and gave away most of my belongings. With only a backpack and a one way ticket to Thailand, I discovered all things fresh, local, and crunchy. Living in the Thai Islands was simple and nourishing. I would go to a juice & smoothie shop every day en route to teach English at the local schools and realized I had discovered my passion. 

I moved back to Virginia Beach in 2017 to open a juice shop, Crunchy Carrot, as a way to continue this lifestyle and help others on their journey. As the juice business grew and the excitement of entrepreneur life continued, stress and anxiety became a common denominator in many business conversations, both as an expression of my own mental state and as a complaint from clients, suppliers, and business partners alike. Recognizing the critical importance of mental health, I realized that addressing this aspect was essential not only for my well-being but also for the well-being of those around me. This realization led to the founding of my second beverage endeavor, Crunchy Hydration. It was born as a response to this overwhelming and overarching need. Crunchy’s goal is to provide not only physical nourishment but also mental support, helping others on their journey towards holistic wellness.

While we know that a beverage might not change the world, we do hope that through mindful hydration, Crunchy can improve one person’s day by encouraging them to take a moment for themselves, nourish their body, and give themselves more of the love that they deserve. So for mental health awareness month, let’s break the stigma around mental health, take care of our bodies and minds, and live Crunchy!

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!

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