All tagged Hydration

Cucumber Lime Celery Juice

Most green juices on the market are sneakily loaded with sugar from too much fruit, fruit juice, or fruit concentrate, which can cause blood sugar spikes, inflammation, and weight gain.  This Cucumber Lime Celery Juice is made with hydrating green veggies and lime, keeping sugar content low, while providing your body with vitamin C, chlorophyll, and antioxidants to boost your immune system. 

Serves: 2

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 0 minutes

What (your ingredients):

1 large cucumber

4 celery stalks, rinsed

1 lime

2 cups cold water

How (your directions):

Slice the cucumber into 4 large chunks and add to a highspeed blender. 

Chop each celery stalk into 2-3 pieces and add to the blender.

Squeeze the juice of one lime into blender.  Add 2 cups of cold water.

Blend on high for 1 minute. 

Place a nut milk bag into a pitcher.  Pour cucumber lime celery juice through the nut milk bag, and squeeze the bag until all the juice is in the pitcher and only the pulp remains in the nut milk bag.

Enjoy immediately or store in fridge for a day to be enjoyed later!

Why (the science):  Green juices do not contain fiber, healthy fats, or protein- so don’t replace meals with them.  However, this green juice provides an additional way to hydrate and helps you get more antioxidants in your body between balanced meals!

 

Crisp Spring Hydration Salad

This salad could not be more refreshing or hydrating- the crunchy cucumbers and apple pieces become coated in the sweet juice of the orange wedges, meaning no extra vinaigrette is needed 😊  Plus, you can make this salad a day in advance and take it with you to work or school, as the orange juice prevents the apples from browning.  This picture was taken of my salad made 24 hours prior, as proof that the salad will look freshly made a day later!

Serves: 1

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 0

What (your ingredients):

½ apple

2 Persian cucumbers

1 orange

½ cup microgreens (I used sunflower microgreens!)

How (your directions):

Roughly chop ½ an apple and place in a bowl.  Slice the cucumbers into half-moons and toss with the apples.

Slice the whole orange into wedges, removing the peel and allowing any orange juice to coat the apple and cucumber pieces.

Plate with microgreens and enjoy!

Why (the science):  If you are one to get bored of drinking plain water, this salad is a great option to stay hydrated and cool off on a warm day!