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5 Ways to Jumpstart Your Morning

Ever have those mornings where you feel like you just can’t WAKE UP?? Let’s be honest folks; getting through the day tired and groggy with droopy eyelids is unbearable, especially when you have be on your toes! I definitely have those days where I’m tired but need to stay on point!

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Jumpstart Your Morning

So, what’s a person to do when they need to seriously wake up ASAP? Most quick fixes such as energy drinks/shots are chock full of questionable ingredients that can wreak havoc on your body. For folks with restrictive diets, especially ones that focus on natural ingredients, choosing these popular energy supplements can be a big no-no. There is good news, however! These 5 pick-me-ups listed below will not only jumpstart your morning, but they are natural and healthy too! It’s a win-win!

1.Ginger Orange Sunrise Smoothie

The B vitamins in this fresh, fruity and tangy smoothie always perk me up. The ginger makes me feel like I’m breathing in new life by clearing up a minor sinus congestion. The vitamins in the delicious fruit provide that necessary energy boost.

How to Make:

Start with…

–        1 fresh ginger (about the size of a quarter)

–        1 large orange

–        ½ cup pineapple chunks

–        1 tbsp chia seeds

–        1 ½  cups coconut water

Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth and enjoy right away!

2. Kombucha

This carbonated tea contains a good amount vitamins and probiotics that help provide an energy boost and support the immune system all at once.

3. 5 Minute Cardio Routine

It’s all about getting the blood flowing. A quick 5 minute cardio-based workout can really help wake you up. The hardest part is actually doing it! Once you get going, you won’t regret it. Try a quick 5 minute run, jumping jacks, dancing or a combo of each! Choose your favorite workout to get that morning boost.

4. Ice Cube Facial

This may sound a bit crazy but ice cubes can be a wonderful part of your morning routine. Ice cubes aren’t just for icing your coffee.  Take an ice cube and rub it all over your face until ice cube melts. The shock of the cold ice will wake you up in an instant and will help reduce puffiness, dark circles, and blemishes.

5. Iced Green Tea with Lemon

It’s no mystery that caffeine boosts energy but if you’re looking for a healthier alternative to the typical caffeinated beverages then try green tea. Green tea is widely known for its health benefits and antioxidants. Adding ice and lemon gives the tea a tangy and cool way to wake up while still supporting your health.

What is your favorite way to jumpstart your morning??

-Nalani

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