MY MORNING ROUTINE
After my workout
I will make a wellness shot... maybe my vital proteins collagen shot, a vitamin c shot, apple cider vinegar etc... and take my vitamins. I take a daily vitamin, collagen, and iron every morning. I want to get more into probiotics like Seed but my wellness adventure has not ventured there yet... If I am still feeling hungry I will fix myself either avocado toast with lemon and salt and pepper and Kenzie Burk's body sculpting lemonade (lemon, water, cayenne pepper, and honey) or a green juice with vegan protein.
I will shower and try to get as ready as possible for the day. I even put shoes on trust me it helps even if you are just around the house. I will say a little prayer... my favorite is so simple just the serenity prayer
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, The courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference"
or if I'm feeling rushed just a quick
"God find me in this moment and walk with me throughout my day"
I've learned it doesn't need to be much, just make a little time to make contact with your higher power
and by then I'll be ready to start my day
FRUIT FIRST HERE'S WHY
Fruit is one of the fastest digesting foods. We don't want anything interfering with our digestion of fruit. For example.... say we eat a complex carb or something high in fat like an avocado before we eat our fruit, the fruit will finish digesting first but won't be able to leave our stomach because the complex carb is still getting digested, causing the sugars in the fruit to ferment leading to multiple DIGESTIVE ISSUES such as bloating and gas. Another notable reason to eat fruit first thing in the morning is to extract the MAXIMUM amount of nutrients and vitamins. Eating fruit on an empty stomach will allow our bodies to extract all of the nutrients the food has to offer. The third reason this is important is for HYDRATION. Most of us don't drink water during our 8 hours of sleep so we wake up in the morning DEHYDRATED. Our food takes up about 20% of our water intake of the day so making sure we are eating hydrating foods that will lead to a variety of BENEFITS such as skin, hair, and weight loss.
VEGAN CLEAN COOKIE/
Since going vegan I have realized what a sweet tooth I have. I've been craving it all... cookies, brownies, ice cream, luckily I have found tons of new ways to get satisfaction without anything harmful. Today I thought I would share my favorite treat recently. Protein packed and super yummy, cookies :) I personally like it better as just dough like the cookie dough at Nami - Green New American Vegetarian, but you can bake them as well.
LETS GET STARTED
BLEND A CUP OF OATS IN A FOOD PROCESSOR OR BLENDER UNTIL A FINE POWDER
ADD IN 1/2 A CAN OF WHITE OR GARBANZO BEANS
1/4 CUP COCONUT SUGAR
A SPLAH OF VANILLA EXTRACT
1 SCOOP VEGAN PROTEIN POWDER
SPOON FULL OF NUT BUTTER
1/2 A CUP OF ALMOND MILK/OAT MILK/COCONUT MILK
ADD CHOCOLATE CHIPS OR CACCAO NIBS