This summer I have made my health a priority. Getting into a routine is important for me to stay consistent so every morning I try to follow the same morning routine. The first thing I do to start my day is drink a glass of water to hydrate and fill me up a little before I have my coffee. After my quick glass of water I put on a pot of coffee and usually drink about one or 2 cups depending on the day while I check my social media accounts, email, school portals, etc.
After coffee I move to vitamins. I take a Vitamin B Complex and my Women’s Multivitamin. VITAMIN B IS LIFE! I notice a huge difference in my mood when I take either B12 or my B complex. I will only take one spoon full of liquid B complex OR a single capsule of B12 which is a generic brand from Walgreens.
I notice a huge difference in my mood and attitude when I take my B Vitamins. MAYBE it’s psychological, but it makes me feel more energetic and overall happier!!
I don’t notice a huge difference with my Women’ s MultiVit. I usually take that with other supplements so it’s hard to tell what the effects are, but I noticed my hair and nails have been growing crazy fast lately!
Sometimes I will take a few oil drops of Vitamin D, but since it’s summer I get a lot of those vitamins from the sun and my diet.
After my vitamin concoctions, I get out the NurtiBullet. I’ve been on a huge smoothie kick lately! I love adding all my morning favs into a quick drinkable on-the-go tasty drink. I use whatever I have in my fridge. I throw a few ice cubes in, some unsweetened Almond Milk, add some banana, strawberry *blend* and sprinkle some chia seeds on top.
Chia seeds are my new obsession when it comes to food. I put that sh*t on everything. Literally EVERYTHING. In my water, smoothies, salads, on my chicken, in my soups, in my cereal… oatmeal.. the list goes on.
Reading about alllll the benefits to chia seeds lead me to buying a bag, and they’re so tiny you don’t even know you’re eating them, which is great because I’m pretty picky.
I like to switch up my smoothie recipes so I don’t get bored, and I use whatever fruits and veggies I have in the kitchen.
Some of my fav recipes are :
- almond milk strawberry & banana
- coconut water avocado mango & banana
- greek yogurt spinach pineapple mango & kiwi
- kale blueberry almond milk & vanilla protein
- kiwi lime pear almond milk & honey
There are about a thousand different smoothie options but these are ones I have made and enjoyed. Of course all containing chia seeds, sometimes substituting almond milk for water or coconut water, and adding liquid vitamins or powder proteins when I feel its’s necessary.
I haven’t been doing this consistently for long, only about 3 weeks, but I have lost 5 pounds in the last 2 weeks & feel so amazing. When I take my vitamins and have a smoothie, I’m not super hungry come lunch time, and knowing I started the day off decent makes me what to continue to make healthier choices throughout my day.
I HATE working out, so changing my diet and lifestyle has really helped me feel and look healthier.