Stronger immunity, glowing skin, and regulated body temperature –– just a few of the reasons we must stay hydrated even in the colder months. Thanks to Chef Maria Hines, this winter day just got a little brighter.
As a James Beard Award-winner for Best Chef Northwest, Iron Chef winner, co-author of Peak Nutrition Cookbook, owner and coach at Mazama Nutrition, and rock climbing aficionado, we’re honored to learn from Chef Hines in our newest Weekend Agenda.
Inspired by Maria’s connection to the idea that food is medicine, we’re kicking off the weekend with her homemade Citrus Electrolyte Water that only takes 5-minutes to make. A splash of citrus and a taste of summer. If you close your eyes, we promise you’ll be transported to a warm, tropical beach.
Pro tip from Maria: Fill up a large MiiR bottle with water, so you can calculate how much water you drink each day!
Follow along with Maria's journey on her Instagram.
Focusing on hydration, especially in the winter months when it’s cold outside, is a great thing to remember. It’s easier to forget to hydrate in the colder months, when you aren’t hot or sweating quite as much. So here’s a delicious way to stay hydrated and it only takes 5 minutes to make!
1 Blood orange, or any type of orange, juiced
1 Lime, juiced
1 Lemon, juiced
2 Tablespoons Honey, preferably raw
½ Teaspoon Himalayan pink salt
3 cups Water
Thinly slice, lemon, lime, and orange wheels. Just a couple slices of each citrus.
Then juice the remaining of the citrus.
Add honey, salt, and water to the citrus juice.
Stir well, pour over ice and enjoy!
Why raw honey?
Raw honey helps fight infection, has antibacterial and antifungal properties, helps digestive issues, and is an excellent source of antioxidants.
Why Himalayan pink salt?
Because of the natural harvesting process it contains more calcium, potassium, magnesium, and iron. The amount of minerals are in trace amounts, but getting in more minerals wherever you can, is always beneficial. Try using it to cook with to replace regular table salt as well, for an extra boost of minerals.
Why is hydration important?
- It cleans toxins out of your body
- It helps regulate body temperature
- Keeps joints lubricated
- Delivers nutrients to cells
- Experts say drink 11 glasses a day for women and 16 glasses a day for men.
Stay hydrated and make it delicious!