The Perfect Morning Routine
Ask any successful person their secret to success and they are likely to mention something about their routines.
Routines help you create positive daily habits that many claim are key to a successful life. Even if you’ve found your perfect morning routine, we know that following it consistently can be difficult. Late nights may cause you to hit snooze one too many times or distractions like your phone, your children or pets can also cause you to lose focus.
Instead of following your zen-like morning routine, you’ll be rushing out the door with wet hair and an empty stomach.
The best routine is the one you can stick to.
Take baby steps when building your routine and don’t try to be too ambitious. Need some inspiration? Guud co-founder Morgane has her routine down to a science. Check out her fool proof morning routine and start your day full of positivity and power!
🧘♀️ Step 1: Yoga time
My alarm goes off at 6:45. I like a lie in as much as the next person, but I always try to get up as quickly as possible. I start every day with a 20-minute yoga session. This session sets up how I feel for the rest of the day.
🥑 Step 2: A Healthy Breakfast
Our family loves a healthy breakfast. Our favourite is a smoothie bowl packed with fruits and veggies. Here’s how to make it:
Ingredients (2 servings)
- 2 frozen bananas. (Tip: Place the bananas in the freezer the night before, without peeling)
- 1 apple or pear
- 50 ml coconut water or almond milk
- ¼ avocado
- 2 handfuls of spinach
- 1 handful of kale (optional)
- 1 tablespoon lemon or lime juice
- 80 grams mango pieces (fresh or frozen)
- 1 date (optional)
- 1 tablespoon hemp seed
How to Make Your Bowl
- Put the coconut water or almond milk in the blender.
- Now add all soft ingredients.
- Then add the hard or frozen pieces.
- Mix together until smooth (but don’t go too crazy, otherwise it will be runny!)
Serve the smoothie bowl with granola, cocoa nibs, seeds, coconut flakes, and pieces of fruit. Yum!
Try to vary as much as possible. Other delicious breakfasts that I love to make are: oatmeal + seeds (hemp seeds and/or chia seeds) with banana and almond paste, scrambled eggs with avocado and toast, Greek yoghurt with seeds and nuts and granola (I choose granola that does not contain a lot of added sugars)
But what about coffee?!
I have breakfast without coffee. In the past, there was no way I could function without it, but I have found that it negatively impacts my cycle. So I now avoid coffee altogether.
Now, I prefer ginger or turmeric tea or raw cacao with maca and almond milk. It’s just as tasty, and it’s a super healthy energy boost too!
Discover how coffee can mess with your hormones in this blog.
✨ Step 3: Superpower Supplements
I always include supplements in my diet. I take two different kinds: one in the morning and one in the evening.
Morning Supplements: Every morning, I take 1 capsule of Guud Flow. Depending on which phase of my cycle I am in, I also take 1 capsule of Guud Glow for my skin. I used to get really bad pimples, but these supplements help my skin absolutely glow.
Guud to know: Do not take Flow and Glow together as they are both multivitamins and can therefore be heavy on the stomach. I take Flow with breakfast and Glow after my evening meal to avoid nausea.
In the evening, I take two capsules of Guud Inside because this supplement is packed with omega-3. I also take two capsules of Guud Vibes which contains easily absorbable magnesium and helps with fatigue. Studies have shown that magnesium helps with the production of your sleep hormone.
Need help figuring out your perfect routine? Talk to us! We can help!
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