Recipes to help keep you hydrated

Abigale Subdhan / The Social
Now that the warm weather is finally here, it's important to stay hydrated. We've all heard that we should be drinking about 8 glasses of water a day to stay properly hydrated, but according to holistic nutritionist, Kim D'Eon, all of that water doesn't necessarily have to come in a cup.

See below for some of Kim's recipes using the most hydrating foods and be sure to check out Kim's website here


Kim’s Greek Cauliflower Rice

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Ingredients:
  • 1 head cauliflower (processed into cauliflower “rice”)
  • 3 tbsp fresh chopped oregano
  • 2 tbsp smashed capers
  • 1/2 cup diced black olives
SIMPLE DRESSING:
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • ¼ c olive oil
  • ¼ tsp sea salt and pepper taste

Directions: 
  1. Mix all dressing ingredients in small mason jar and shake until well blended.
  2. In large bowl combine cauliflower rice with black olives, oregano and capers. Mix well.
  3. Add dressing to “rice” mixture and stir to combine. 

Sweet Strawberry + Grapefruit Smoothie

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  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 grapefruit peeled
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup coconut water or filtered water
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Blend until smooth. Makes 2 servings.


Kim’s Easy Salsa

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Ingredients:
  • 4 plum tomatoes, finely diced
  • ¼ red onion very finely diced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tbsp finely minced jalepeno
  • ½ tsp sea salt.

Kim’s Vegan Tzatziki

Ingredients
  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked 
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • juice of one lemon 
  • ½ cucumber, small dice
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh mint, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ c filtered water (use more if you like it thinner consistency)
  • ½ tsp sea salt

Directions
  1. Place all ingredients excluding the cucumber and fresh chopped herbs into a blender or food processor and blend until really smooth and creamy.
  2. In medium bowl, mix creamy base with cucumber and herbs until well combined. 
  3. Store in an airtight container up to 5 days. 

TIP: If you don’t have enough time to soak your cashews for a few hours, simply flash soak them by pouring boiling water over them and letting them sit for at least 30 minutes. 
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