Like so many people, I don’t have time to waste in the mornings. I’ve managed to follow the suggestion of world leaders in productivity and meditation in order to create my morning routine. The price to pay is that I have to wake up earlier – but the benefits are worth it. I maintain a positive attitude towards my job and keep myself quite energized and mindful throughout the day.
First big difference: It takes more to make me lose my patience
Second big difference: I’m looking forward to working out at my regular schedule; and I am way more careful with what I eat during the week.
I have empirically tested this, by deliberately not following my year-old morning routine. The fact is that, each time I do that, I eat worse and don’t work out as well.
In order to have time to enjoy my breakfast without sacrificing more of my sleep, I tend to prepare it in advance and try to keep it simple – yet energetic and delicious.
And to keep your morning full of flavor, I have two breakfast suggestion that have worked wonders for me; with the added value that you would be cutting down low energy carbs and detoxifying yourself.
Mondays and Wednesdays
I use this one on Mondays and Wednesdays – simply because I’m still full from the weekend (Monday) or it’s a day where I tend to eat out a bit more (Wednesday).
1 Spoon of apple cider vinegar diluted in a glass of water. This should be the very first thing you take.
2 Apples or pears cut in quarters with a spoon of organic peanut butter.
1 cup of Coffee
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
I took this recipe from an excellent book my girlfriend was reading and I strongly suggest you to read it too:
‘Oh She glows Cook Book – Vegan recipes to Glow from the inside out’ by Angela Liddon
First, don’t forget your 1 Spoon of apple cider vinegar diluted in a glass of water. This should be the very first thing you take.
Next, In a small bowl, whisk together 1 cup of Organic rolled oats, 1 ½ cup of almond milk, ¼ cup of chia seeds, 1 large mashed banana and ½ a teaspoon of ground cinnamon. Cover and refrigerate overnight to thicken.
In the morning, simply stir the mixture to combine. Serve in a jar or parfait dish alternating layers of the mixture with fresh fruits – my personal favorites include blackberries, strawberries and raspberries, topped with nuts. I usually go with a nut mix, cashews, or walnuts. And add some hemp seed or pumpkin seeds.
Try to set aside at least 15 to 25 minutes to have your breakfast mindfully. This will work wonders for the rest of your day. If you don’t believe me, try to make a sand mandala the week you try it.