Homemade Electrolyte Drink

Blog by Nutrition Peer Counselor Lorelei Kilmer.

The perfect drink to enjoy on a hot day after going on a run or working hard outside! When we sweat a lot we need to replenish our body’s electrolytes and rehydrate. One of the ways we can do this is by drinking water with minerals!

  • 1 & 3/4 cup herbal tea, water, or coconut water

  • 1/8 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt

  • 2 teaspoons raw honey or maple syrup to taste

  • 1/4 cup lemon or lime juice

Easy Fruit Salad Recipe

By Nutrition Peer Counselor Amare Sabillo

Fresh fruits and vegetables provide a variety of benefits, including providing you with a wide range of vitamins and minerals. As we continue to enjoy spring, different fruits and vegetables start to become available at our local grocery stores. These in-season fruits vary based on the current season, for spring some of the fruits include apples, apricots, and strawberries. Try out this easy fruit salad recipe and use some of your favorite in-season fruits! 

Caffeine and Tea

By Nutrition Peer Counselor Yiman Li

As a college student, you're likely familiar with the ritual of reaching for a cup of tea or coffee to kickstart your morning or to power through a late-night study session. But have you ever considered the caffeine content in your tea and why it matters? In this article, we'll delve into the world of tea, focusing on its caffeine content and exploring why caffeine is a subject of concern for many.

Understanding Caffeine in Tea

Overnight Matcha Berry Oats

By Nutrition Peer Counselor Wendy Liang

Busy schedule and need an easy meal to go? This Overnight Matcha Berry Oats is jam-packed with fiber and antioxidants to start your day, keeping you satisfied and energized.  

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 8 hours


  • ⅔ cup milk (dairy or non-dairy options)

  • ⅔ cup old-fashioned oats (see Tip)

  • 1 teaspoon matcha powder

Seed and Nut Granola Recipe

By Nutrition Peer Counselor Lorelei Kilmer

Need something to give you a little more energy and fuel for this finals season? This Seed and Nut Granola recipe is packed with antioxidants, Omega 3-fatty acids, and Fiber to keep you satisfied throughout the day. If you need a quick snack, a crunchy topping for your smoothie or yogurt, or simply want something sweet and warm. This is the perfect recipe for you!


Ingredients: Dry ingredients: 

1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats

1/4 cup flour

Recipe - Pumpkin Mug Cake

By Nutrition Peer Counselor Amare Sabillo

It's that time again, where you see store fronts filled with crates and crates of pumpkins! Pumpkin is a delicious vegetable rich in antioxidants, vitamin A, and fiber. In honor of the autumn season, try out this quick but delicious pumpkin mug cake. It’s simple and easy to make inside your dorm room. It’s the perfect warm snack to enjoy in this chilly weather!

Making Healthier Food Choices in 2021

By: Esther Garcia, Healthy Aggies Intern 

Each new year we hear someone say something along the lines of  “this year I will lose weight!” or “this year I will only eat healthy!” only later hear that they “failed”. Eating healthy daily is not linear, if you are just beginning to make healthy eating choices. Below are some tips that may help you employ new healthy eating habits gradually. 

1. Avoid Fad Diets

Beginnger's Guide to Thru-Hiking (Part II)

By Colleen McVay | May, 2020

Welcome back to part II of a Beginner’s Guide to Thru-Hiking! After researching, trail planning, and registering your hike (check out my last article for more details), the real fun can begin! This article will discuss the physical preparation and gear selection that goes into your thru-hike.

Physical Training: 

Interview with Chris Burkard

Interview with Chris Burkard

May 8th, 2020

We asked legendary outdoor photographer, writer, and explorer, Chris Burkard, how he got his start in photography, what initially attracted him to pursue a life in the outdoors, and advice he would give to aspiring photographers. Check out our interview with him below!


OA: Was there a certain point in your career when you realized that this [photography] is what you wanted to do?

Commonly Seen Birds in the Davis Arboretum

Commonly Seen Birds in the Davis Arboretum

Like Birding with Jake? Want to get out there and identify some birds for yourself? For those in the Davis area, here is a top 10 list of birds commonly seen in the Davis Arboretum. Based on survey data taken over 15 years. Additionally, most of these birds were actually confirmed to be nesting in the arboretum, so look out for hatchlings!