Show of hands, who here is a morning person?
Yeah, that's what I thought. I'm the kind of girl that will hit snooze twice or three times before swinging my legs out and jumping out of bed. (Well most mornings, it's a semi-fast paced crawl out of bed).
I've recently been thinking about setting up healthy morning and night rituals. One of my new morning rituals involves reading a bible scripture every morning. So I downloaded an app that brings it to me. I try to read it just before or after my shower, before checking my other notifications. It's a great way to get your mind centered and ready for the day ahead. But why stop with your mind? I tweaked a recipe from Lauren Conrad, and hope to make this a staple in my morning ritual. I find that although I enjoy a hot cup of coffee in the morning, it leaves me feeling sleepy and luggy. This recipe on the other hand made me feel energised. I wouldn't say that I'm ready to do back flips, but I'm also not hiding behind my computer screen trying to sneak a nap either.
Rise & Shine: Vanilla Almond Coffee Smoothie
1 cup coffee, chilled
4-5 ice cubes
1 cup vanilla almond milk
1 scoop of your favorite protein powder (I suggest anything in a vanilla)
2 drops vanilla extract
1/2 cup sugar
Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until it becomes a smoothie consistency. Add more ice cubes if you prefer. Serve in a mason jar or your favourite tumbler and enjoy!
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