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I may or may not be obsessed with early mornings and cacao in my coffee. 

Mornings feels so fresh and new and full of opportunity.....but the pureness of them can easily get swept away by checking emails, scanning our phones and getting anxious about the to-do list ahead. 

The best way to begin your day away from the screen is to create a ritual that starts your day off with intention.  

It doesn't have to be an hour long (although it certainly can be)....just 5 or 10 minutes to claim you are committed to self-care and a day ahead that will be lived out from the heart rather than rushed through. 

Here's a sample morning routine you may just love:

*make hot drink of choice or a glass of water lemon water (lemon cleanses the live and warm water stimulates healthy digestion)

*grab your yoga mat and find a quiet place in your home with some dim lighting

*sit on mat with your drink and legs crossed, turning your attention to your breath

*close your eyes and take 10-15 deep breaths (proper breathing lowers stress hormones and sends oxygen to the brain for optimal mental health)

*open your eyes, sip your drink slowly and write down 2-3 intentions for your day

Rachel's Morning Protein Mocha

8 oz black coffee
1 scoop collagen peptides (use the code rachelmeyerfitness10 to get 5% off of your purchase; amazing for hair, skin, nails and joints + gut health)
1/2 tsp maca powder (an energizing herb that promotes stable blood sugars)
1 tsp pure maple syrup
2 tsp cacao powder (full of antioxidants which fight off free radicals in the body to reduce chronic disease)
1/4 cup coconut cream (boosts healthy gut flora + fuels the brain via the fat)
1 tsp coconut butter (amazing for gut + brain + adds wonderful creaminess!)

*blend in a Vitamix or other blender until frothy. Pour and sip slowly to start your day off right :) 

Drop a line below in the comments and let me know what morning rituals you are enjoying right now!

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