Hope you’re having a great week! ūüôā

Earlier in 2018, I wrote about my daily morning rituals on my blog.

These rituals have changed a bit but not too much.

I am sharing them so you can see if incorporating some of them can help you through the week. These have really helped me get stronger physically, mentally, and emotionally. Even when I just aim to get three of the five done, I feel happier.

I hope this helpful to you too!

Here goes…

1.) Hydrate.

Water. Water. Water. I drink a lot of water upon waking up. I fill up a 8 oz. mason jar before bed time and leave it on my counter. In the morning, I add 1 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar and the juice of ¬Ĺ a Lemon. I also make sure to fill up my water bottle before heading out the door!

2.) Write.

I used to journal before bed time as a teenager. Now, I do something similar in the mornings. I get on my laptop, set a timer, and let my thoughts free flow (while I drink my water). This creative process, brings gratitude and it’s pretty therapeutic.

My ‚Äúscribbles‚ÄĚ as I call them, empower me and they inspire many of the things I share on instagram. Sometimes I create poems out of my scribbles ūüôā

3.) Meditate.

When I don’t have 15 mins. to write, I sit still for 5 minutes and focus on¬†my breath. It eases anxiety and helps me concentrate better through the day.

4.) Blend.

I blend my to-go smoothie!¬†I either prep it the night before or make it¬†in the morning. I add healthy fats, protein, and fiber. Smoothies are a big part of my life. I’ve refined a few smoothie recipes lately that are delicious.They’re so dense with nutrients (healthy fats, fiber, and protein) and keep me full and satisfied.

RECIPE BELOW. 

5.) Move.

For the past year, I have been exercising hard in the mornings. I love High Intensity Interval Trainings (HIIT).

When I am tired, I “trick” my mind. I tell myself that it’s okay if I just do 10 minutes but I usually end up killing my workouts and do 30-45 mins.¬†I do HIIT 3 times a week and on recovery days, I dance Hip Hop or do Yoga TuneUp.

Through the morning, I typically intermittently fast…

I don’t have my first meal (smoothie) until eleven a.m. I am out the door quickly and workout on an empty stomach.

I power through the middle of my day nourished with a nutrient dense smoothie and I am productive.

Here’s my GREEN SMOOTHIE Recipe…

Adopoted from Be Well by Kelly

 Ingredients:

Р1 Scoop Protein Powder (I use RAW Vegan Garden of Life Protein original)
– 1 Scoop Raw Fiber Powder (I use ground flaxseed)
– 1 heaping handful Kale or spinach
– 1/2 cup green apple
– 2 tbsp avocado
– 2 cups unsweetened carrageenan free almond milk
– 1 tbsp powder chia seeds (or soaked chia seeds)
– Splash of lemon juice to taste
– Ice
*1 small date if you need it sweeter

Blend!

Keep making¬†consistent,¬†sustainable, and¬†small¬†steps¬†¬†and please let me know how you’re doing!

In Love and Health,
Aranzasu

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