Wellness, on your terms
At Plant People we believe ritual and routine is the foundation of health. The benefits of functional mushrooms, hemp, adaptogens and vitamins compound overtime to bolster your wellbeing in areas like stress, sleep, recovery, immunity, focus.
Our team and customers have found that creating one healthy “keystone” habit can serve as a great support system in building out your wellness routine. Building out your routine around this keystone habit can create a routine “flywheel” effect, helping you maintain those habits for longer.
Today, we’re excited to partner with Hydrant, because they also value the importance of ritual and habits.
Hydrant - Where water meets wellness
Like us, Hydrant focuses on providing the most effective, science-driven product possible for their customers. Hydrant delivers science-backed hydration to help you get more from your water; their balanced electrolyte boost and varied products help to not only hydrate you, but also meet your daily wellness needs.
When thinking about hydration, their team loves focusing on habit-building to keep our hydration levels topped off throughout the day. Regular hydration habits can help you stay properly hydrated and lead to a host of benefits like clearer skin, more energy, improved focus, and stronger workout performances.
One of their teams’ favorite tactics is to leave a special glass out next to their Hydrant on the kitchen counter so it’s the first thing they see after getting up in the morning.
Find your Routine: Hydrant x Plant People
As we head into fall, Hydrant has added new products for your daily routine. You might have seen their new No Added Sugar option (in delicious Pink Grapefruit and Lemonade), perfect for those following a no-sugar diet (like keto or paleo) or those looking for an additional option to their day. Expect the same great taste, hypotonic osmolality, and balanced electrolyte boost as their other products, just with zero grams added sugar. Some of their customers like to start their day with one of our other Hydrate or Energy flavors, and end their day with the No Added Sugar products, as they don’t like consuming the sugar before bed, but still want to wake up feeling refreshed & hydrated.
Similarly for the changing seasons we launched four new capsule products that prioritize building immunity and cognition with mushrooms and herbs.
- Immune Power - For foundational, daily immune support to promote general health and vitality
- Cold Control - For when you feel something ‘coming on’ or ‘want to kick it’
- Sinus Support - For chronic or acute sinus pressure/headaches or sinus infections etc. (also great taken as a layer with Cold Control for head colds)
- Lung Guard - For respiratory health and support great for if you live in a polluted city, and are exposed to toxins, smoke or frequently get coughs (their team also suggests taking this as a layer with Cold Control for extra support)
- Clear Focus - For brain function, focus, mood and mental clarity with herbal nootropics, mushrooms, and adaptogens.
Tips for Habit-Building
Above all, both of us value the power of building out a consistent wellness routine. As you build out a routine, be to add in a workout in the morning, develop a consistent hydration schedule, or simply practice mindfulness, keep in mind some tips and tricks from our teams about habit-building:
- Keep an Eye Out for Your Triggers -Sometimes, building out a wellness routine starts with eliminating or adjusting “bad” habits. Look out, recognize, and acknowledge what triggers the habit you’re trying to break. Is it stress? Is it a certain day of the week? Too many work meetings? While we might give into our cravings or old habits, the first step is always acknowledging what gets us there.
- Replacing the Bad Habits with Good Ones – Flip the script and look for a creative solution or new habit you can replace your unwanted ones with.
- Examine the Reward – If trying to build a new habit, it can help to visualize what you want the end result to be and the feeling associated with it. Some people like to list out all the positive rewards of this new habit, and use that as a motivator.
- Anchor it to a Keystone Habit - As we mentioned before, sometimes anchoring a new habit onto one that’s already incorporated into your routine can help to seamlessly integrate it into your day-to-day.
- Stay Steady and Patient – Be kind to yourself! This kind of work takes time, and it’s always good to make sure to follow new habits slowly and regularly, building it into a ritual that leaves you fulfilled and satisfied.
As you build out your routine, remember to take it slow and enjoy the process. Change doesn’t happen overnight, and habit-forming takes time. Remember to have fun with it! To help, try one of our recipes below to help enhance your wellness routine.
Immune Boosting Mushroom Cacao Latte - From the Plant People Team
- 2 capsules Plant People Immune Power
- 1 1/2 tsp maple syrup
- 2 Tbsp cacao powder (raw is preferred but you can also use unsweetened cacao)
- 1 pinch ground cinnamon
- 1 pinch of cardamom
- 1 pinch sea salt
- 1 dash of vanilla extract
- 1 cup dairy free milk (almond, cashew etc.)
- In a blender combine all ingredients and blend for about 20 seconds until combined.
- Heat over medium high heat until desired temperature.
- Whisk together. Adjust seasoning to your preference and serve!
Hydrating Pink Grapefruit “Mimosa” Mocktail - From the Hydrant Team
- 2 Pink Grapefruit Hydrants
- 1/4 cup Grenadine or Rosemary Simple Syrup (adjusted to taste preference)
- Sparkling water
- Grapefruit slices & rosemary sprigs for garnish (optional)
- Pour and dissolve 2 Pink Grapefruit Hydrants into 16oz of water (use less water for a more potent mix).
- Mix with Grenadine and pour into glasses over ice. Top with sparkling water and add garnish.
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