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Healthy Snacks Featured at International Spa Association Media Event: Nutrient Dense Granola and Himalayan Salt Sole

How to use at home ISPA Saltability Sole

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Spa-goers and health-conscious foodies looking for smart nutrition to start their day can take lessons from advice shared by spa professionals at the International Spa Association (ISPA) West Coast Media Event June 1.

The Oaks at Ojai, an affordable fitness destination spa well-known for healthy weight loss programs and low-calorie spa cuisine, partnered with Saltability, a top provider of Himalayan salt for spa treatments, to showcase healthy snacks at the event. Media attendees made and took home The Oaks’ popular homemade granola and were given Himalayan salt to make the drink sole (pronounced “so-lay”), a saturated solution of water and Himalayan salt that provides a daily infusion of energy and a variety of health benefits.

Chef Christine Denney, executive chef and food services director at Ojai, leads the culinary team at the mountain resort in California. 

“Self-nurturance is about truly respecting your body’s requirements and providing it with regular and adequate nutrition to thrive,” said Denney. “Packed with nutritional powerhouses like pumpkin and sunflower seeds, homemade granola is a great way to fuel the body from the very start of your day.”

Featuring gluten-free oats, raw pumpkin and sunflower seeds, coconut and dried cranberries, The Oaks’ easy-to-follow, gluten-free granola recipe uses commonly found ingredients.

Before eating or drinking anything else in the morning, adopting a habit of starting your day withsole gives a boost to your body as it transitions from rest to work. Detoxifying and hydrating, sole balances your body’s blood sugar and supports the thyroid and adrenal systems.

“When you drink sole in the morning, you’ll notice you have more energy during the day and feel better, plus sleep better at night,” said Ann Brown, Saltability founder. “Through sole, Himalayan salt’s 84 trace minerals nourish each cell in your body.”

Sole can be mixed with some lemon and coconut water for flavor add-ins. Born from the Primal Sea, where scientists and scholars believe all life originated, Himalayan salt has been noted as a 2016 top spa trend by American Spa Magazine.

A charming 1920s hotel-turned-spa in the peaceful town of Ojai, The Oaks offers Saltability’s Himalayan Salt Stone Massage on its spa menu, in addition to activities for guests to choose how to work out and take off excess pounds.

Saltability features 100 percent pure pink Himalayan salt mined from the Himalayan Mountains in Pakistan through socially, environmentally responsible manufacturing. For more information about their products and services, visit saltability.com.

About The Oaks at Ojai
The Oaks at Ojai is an affordable fitness destination spa that includes overnight accommodations, three delicious and calorie-conscious meals a day designed to promote weight loss, choice of 15 fitness classes per day and evening entertainment and seminars. The Oaks offers 46 guest rooms, including private rooms and courtyard suites, double lodge rooms and double cottage rooms.  A charming 1920s hotel-turned-spa in the peaceful town of Ojai, The Oaks offers a variety of activities that allows guests to choose how to work out and take off excess pounds.
 
Activities range from hiking, art tours, and in-line skating to guided kayaking tours, belly dancing, yoga ropes, and qi gong, in addition to other fitness classes.  A full menu of relaxing and therapeutic spa services is available as well as private consultations with a variety of health experts. The Oaks at Ojai is located at 122 East Ojai Avenue (Ojai’s main street).  For more information, please visit www.oaksspa.com or become a fan on Facebook, Twitter  Pinterest andInstagram.

Photo available here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/lbnnuheb7i3jwmh/Saltability-Himalayan-Salts-Hands.jpg?dl=0
 
Photo caption: Nutrient-dense granola from The Oaks at Ojai and Saltability sole, a saturated solution of water and Himalayan salt (pictured here) that provides a daily infusion of energy and a variety of health benefits, were among the spa trends, healthy lifestyle advice and recipes shared at the June 1 International Spa Association West Coast Media event.

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