My New Morning Elixir
Morning routines I have found are essential. I’m going to share with you here how my morning routine has shifted, and what has now become my favorite elixir that provides me a punch of healthy superfoods, and a few discount codes should you want to try them.
First things first, I’ve started leaving my phone out of my room so that it’s beyond my reach. Out of sight, out of mine so to speak, but I’ve found that it is more work to check messages and Instagram, so I don’t get triggered with thought that sends me spiraling and takes me out of my restful or dream state. I have a hard time falling back asleep on those cases.
I like to continue that when I wake up, and get through my daily meditation and breath work before I even check my messages. I typically use an old phone with Insight Timer to time and track my meditations. I practice Vedic/transcendental mantra based meditation for 20 minutes, which is a great way to transmute, get rid of stress in the body, and calm your cortisol levels as they are the highest in the morning. I then move into pineal gland breaths and some gratitude practice. These things set the tone of the day, and of course welcoming more magic than I can even imagine for the day.
I then do some yoga stretches and about 15minutes of a hit workout to get the blood flowing. I’ve found that using the live setting on my whoop strap keeps me moving and my heart rate up.
Now, here’s where I’ve shifted things. I use to jump into making my Protein Smoothie bowl right after I work out which ends up being around 8am. I decided to try out 16hr intermittent fasting of solid foods so I like to finish eating by 7pm the night before, and not eat breakfast until 11am, which is my afore mentioned smoothie bowl(click to see the ingredients)
That said, I now make my Organifi tri-blend elixer(Use my organifi coupon code “ONKEN” for 15% at organifi.com). I mix their PURE, RED JUICE, and GREEN JUICE along with some mango chili LMNT electrolytes. Here’s why I like to mix these into one elixir drink first thing in the morning. First off, they’re all certified USDA organic and taste great, which is a huge plus. I like the idea of packing essential nutrients into a powder packed drink where all you need to do is add water.
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ORGANIFI PURE: This one is all about gut health. It contains 9 superfoods that promote healthy BDNF levels which are “Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor” which plays a critical role in neuronal development, maintenance repair and protection in the brain. It contains Lions’s Mane mushrooms which are shown to increase neurogenesis in the brain and new brain cells. Baobab which has high concentration of Vitamin C and antiviral/antimicrobial properties. Apple Cider Vinegar which hugely improves gut health, digestion, and regularity. These are a few not to mention the Aloe vera, ginger root, lemon, monk fruit, digestive enzymes, tapioca fiber and coconut water.
ORGANIFI GREEN: Momma always told you to eat your greens, and while eating fresh greens every day is important, I’m not always able to and this fantastic green powder has even more than you can get with your normal veggies. It has 11 superfoods. A clinical dose of Ashwaganda, which has adaptogens which help decrease cortisol. Morninga which is loaded with vitamins, minerals, and essential amino acids and antioxidants. A perfect multivitamin. It has Chlorella which is Single-celled green water fresh algae that is high in chlorophyll. It’s alkalizing and detoxifying. Helps increase energy. GREEN also contains spirulina, beets, turmeric, mint, wheatgrass, lemon and coconut water. Another power packed powder.
ORGANIFI RED: This bad boy promotes energy with zero caffeine and only 2g of sugar and 13 superfoods. It contains a clinical dose of cordyceps, a medicinal mushroom for energy. A berry blend that is nutrient dense and antioxidant rich, with Blueberries, Acai, Pomegranate, Raspberry, Strawberry, and cranberries. All rich in Vitamin A, C, E, and K. It contains Siberian Ginseng (Eleuthero) which is another adaptogen found in Asia and is a hormone balancing herb. It’s also shown to improve immunity in the body and increase mental alertness and acuity. Reishi mushrooms for grounding and balancing properties and Rhodiola that promotes endurance and mental clarity.
I love to throw in a packet of Mango Chili LMNT Electrolyte mix for some hydration and a little kick of spice flavor. I’ve come to learn that LMNT are some of the best electrolytes that contain zero sugar. I drink them daily.
The best thing about this whole elixir is it’s all in powder form and you just dump them into a glass and add water. The Organifi products all come in a recycled plastic tub or recycled plastic packets which work perfect for when you’re traveling. You can throw them in your suitcase and have your superfoods on the road. I’ve found it especially helpful because eating healthy while traveling can be a daunting task. Again, you can use my organifi coupon code “ONKEN” for 15% at organifi.com
Throw all these in a glass of water, mix it up and down the hatch! Tastes great too.
I’ll take Vitamin C in a liposomal form from Liponaturals which is the best because it times the release through out your body almost like an IV drip but even better. Tastes like cardboard, but is much more effective than a capsule form. I also take Vitamin D. A few others on the list, but I’ll save those for another post.
I realize that health and wellness is an investment, but also a priority. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve heavily invested in my own body, mind, and soul as I want to feel great every day. That my friend takes maintenance, and that maintenance is a perspective shift of making it a priority. When I’m healthy and feeling great, I am more creative, and more productive in life in general. My mental health stays up.