Stop! Warning! This is not very glamorous.
But, as you know, I love reading about your day, your schedule, your routine, your ritual, your whatever. I find it fascinating. Mine not so fascinating; but I am really liking my mornings now that I have a great rhythm with my ONE YEAR OLD. If you don’t care, keep on scrolling but if you’re like me and enjoy a peek into the start of someone else’s day read on.
My morning routine often starts the night before. I pull out my three tea bags and place them in a mug near my Keurig. I take a (clean, empty) baby food jar and dump about two tablespoons of cold pressed coconut water and a tablespoon of Spirulina or Chlorella powder, give it a good shake and stick it in the fridge. These couple of steps maybe save me two minutes in the morning but to me, every second counts.
Also, I don’t set an alarm, I have a baby who lets me know when it’s time to wake up.
He. Is. An. Awesome. Sleeper.
So, every morning starts the same around 7:00 when I hear Aubrey starting to coo and talk from his room across the hall. Thankfully I have always been a pop out of bed, non snooze button user so I do just that. I get right up and hit the bathroom to chug 8 oz of water and then spend about two minutes dry brushing my body. IT IS THE BEST. You can read my post on it here and a great goop article here.
I then take a quick shower and get dressed. Aubrey is still chatting away playing in his crib with his lovies, happy as a clam.
My three dogs and I head downstairs, they go outside, I flip on the news, and I am off to the kitchen.
I get the hot water flowing into my mug with the tea bags I laid out the night before. Green Detox, Dandelion Root, and Skin Tea are my current favorites. I also love Big T NYC tea but if I need to grab something quick I like the Yogi brand I can buy at my local market.
After adding 16 oz of water to my large mug I throw in two scoops of Vital Proteins Collagen Powder. I then set it aside to cool, dissolve, and steep.
I drink a warm lemon water to chase my made-the-night-before green algae drink from the baby food jar. Guys, it isn’t tasty, it isn’t pretty, but it’s doable and it is super good for you. I take it like a shot and drink a bit more of my lemon water.
I then whip up Aubrey’s milk, let the dogs in and feed them, and then FINALLY go get my baby (literally my favorite part of the day) around 7:30.
After getting him changed we head downstairs where he has his milk and I make him a scrambled egg, a piece of Dave’s Killer Bread raisin toast and cut up fruit (a lot of strawberries, blueberries, and mango this summer). While he eats, I drink my tea and make my game changer green smoothie with SO MANY GREENS and throw in add ons like camu camu which is super high in Vitamin C.
I share my smoothie with Aubrey and he absolutely loves it!
By this time, his sitter is arriving and I am heading to Iron & Grace for a killer workout and then off to start my day.
I am usually so full from my breakfast routine that I don’t need anything further until 1:00 when Aubrey and I have lunch together.
It probably seems like a lot but this routine really flows well for us! Now, I would love to know how you spend your time each morning!