Proper hydration is key to good health. Whether you believe in drinking two gallons a day or something more reasonable, it is important to keep electrolytes in balance.
Coconut water is a great solution, unlike costly, high sugar sports drinks.
Here is a quick and easy recipe to make a delicious hydrating drink based upon your preference, hot, warm or cold.
I suggest making it in a big dispensing Mason jar, and storing it in the refrigerator to remind you to drink -- especially in the winter when many people forget to consume enough water.
These refreshing, subtle, tropical flavors will take you to a stress-relieving Carribean island for just a few moments every day.
Time to make: About 2 minutes (plus soaking time)
Difficulty: Super fun, delightfully aromatic and easy!
- Whisk the coconut water powder as you pour it into the water
- Add the pineapple bits to the coconut water
- Let soak for a couple of hours or overnight -- the longer the better
- Drink and enjoy!
About Denise Girard, ZNF Master Chef
Denise Girard is a classically trained chef and an award winning film writer. Certified by the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (IIN) as a Holistic Health Practitioner (CHHP), Denise brings a unique set of training and skills to the food industry.
Being trained worldwide, she has been advised and educated by leading Medical and Naturopathic doctors in North America and Western Europe, including England, Switzerland, Italy and France, as well as, being trained using a wide array of the unique foods and spices of India. Denise also studied herbalism at the East West school of herbology in Santa Cruz and with Dr Schulze in Los Angeles, CA, gained extensive knowledge from Dr. Francesca Borella, Dr. Johanna Budwig of Germany, Dr. Schulze, and Bruce Lipton -- one of the fathers of the science of Epigenetics.
As the Master Chef at Z Natural Foods, Denise is dedicated to providing whole food nourishment. In fact, part of her daily routine her whole life, Denise sought high quality foods: Erewhon in Los Angeles, the markets of Paris, Swiss health food stores, Neal's Yard in London, going all the way back to her childhood in Philadelphia at the 9th St markets: these were always places of great joy. As an adult, she learned that buying the best quality food for yourself is, in fact, your best health insurance policy.
Throughout her world travels, Denise was particularly interested in traditional healing foods and has come to a very simple conclusion: Food is the game changer.
Denise is passionate about creating a new generation of superfood snacks (such as the ZNF exclusive Raspberry Quinoa Clusters, Fusion Bars and soon-to-be-released Vegan Fusion Bites). Denise leads Z Natural Foods’ efforts in transforming high quality, nutrient-dense, raw, whole food powders into nourishing, tasty ‘functional foods’ -- packed with bio-available building blocks to support true fueling and adaptation. She is driven to combine delicious solutions with balanced, healthy recipes.
To contact Denise about a special formula that matches your vision, you are invited to call 888-963-6637.