wake-up. We’ve all had these mornings and wish we didn’t. Finding your morning
flow might take a few tries and tweaks, but taking the time to create enjoyment
in your morning WILL pay off. And the
key to making it all work come September is starting now. Here are some tips to
help make mornings easier:
get lost planning our day, take a quick second to simply say “Good Morning” to
each other, pets and even the plants. A lovely
habit, which aids in creating a moment of acknowledgement, appreciation and
good wishes for those you share your space with. Even the littlest of kiddies
will appreciate a warm welcome to the day, and will likely pay it forward to
others at school. This also teaches
children (and adults) how to set the tone for the day.
When we wake up, typically we’re a bit dehydrated. Drinking a glass of room temperature water signals to your body that you’re ready for the day. Why room temperature? Anything too cold or hot can impair your digestive system, and you want full power for your first meal. Need flavour? Try adding fresh lemon, or some Ener-C.
morning stretch (try adding a little happy music) can create good vibrations,
setting the tone of for day. Going to
school means much time sitting, so the opportunity to wake up the body and get
it moving and flowing is not one to be missed. Imagine: a happy morning with
kitchen dancing and shared breakfast – it’s possible. Create it! Fun Idea: take
turns picking the week’s morning song. From classical to reggae, there is
something for everyone.
During the school week, eating breakfast is essential. You expect the brain to work hard all day, so support this important organ with nutrients. Certain foods contain nutrients that prove to be beneficial for cognitive function and will also give you sustained energy for the day.
Here are some
top breakfast foods, to fuel your brain.
Top Breakfast Foods
Steel Cut Oats
actually the easiest breakfast to serve up in the mornings. Invest in a
slow-cooker. Find them at your secondhand store for $5.00 or so. Toss in the
oats just before bed, and you’ll wake up to a ready-to-serve breakfast. Having
a self-serve topping station encourages and inspires kids to connect to their
food while creating easy, healthy dishes.
A favourite is lemon, coconut and cranberry. Check out the recipe below.
Farm Fresh Eggs
Eggs are a
powerhouse of nutrients that feed our brains: phosphatidylserine, lecithin, choline
and omegas. They all contribute towards cognitive function as well as offer
whole body benefits. Choosing farm-fresh is a must, so find out where your
local farmer’s markets are located. Of course, you want to consume happy eggs,
not eggs created in a stressful, crammed, unhealthy environment. Did you know
eggs in stores often sit for months before consumption? They do. Choose fresh!
are not the breakfast-type. They need a couple of waking hours to build up the
digestive fire. But getting nutrients is still important, and a smoothie is a
great option. Add in some hemp protein for extra energy. If a smoothie is still too heavy, make a
juice-type drink. Try mixing Ener-C and one scoop of Miracle Reds. It tastes like juice but provides
lots of vitamins, minerals, electrolytes.
Hemp Seeds and Organic Greek Yogurt
This is a creamy,
rich-tasting, high protein meal, and you can make it different everyday. Try
adding fruit, shredded coconut, a drizzle of maple syrup, or a scoop of Miracle
Reds. You can make a beautiful parfait, so that kids feel like breakfast is a
Lemon Cranberry Steel Cut Oats
¾ cup cooked steel cut oats
1 drop of Aura Cacia Lemon Essential Oil
1 tsp cranberries
1 tbsp hemp seeds
1 tbsp coconut shreds
Drizzle with coconut milk.
Serve in a bowl, mug or parfait glass.
Everyone deserves a great start to the day. These tips are inspirations to get started. We’d love to hear your favourite morning routines. Share in the comments below. Sharing is caring! We would love to hear your healthy morning tips.