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The way you start your morning can set the mood for the rest of the day. When you find the strength to leave your bed after your first alarm goes off, you know it’s going to be a good day. The world is practically at your fingertips and it feels as if you can conquer anything that comes your way. Talk about a good morning.

But really, when you start your morning off by doing things for you – a.k.a. garnering all the good vibes – you’re more likely to have a happier, healthier day and an effective morning ritual you'll keep returning to for weeks to come. To ensure just that, consider taking action and following through with one (or more) of these wellness suggestions.

Best morning ever, here you come. 

Your Morning Ritual: 7 Things You Should Do Every Day

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Drink Water

Staying hydrated throughout the day is linked to greater health, healthier skin, and improved stamina during strenuous workouts. Reach for Vital Proteins Collagen Water – available in Original, Strawberry Lemon, Blueberry Mint, Lemon Ginger, and Blackberry Hibiscus flavors – in the A.M. to boost your hydration game.

Set Intentions for the Day

Just like how music or food can influence your mood – intentions can as well, creating the tone for whatever it is you set out to do. Setting an intention to compliment yourself on something you’ve done right will help you stop being so critical on yourself for when something goes wrong. This can help you have control over your thoughts vs. your thoughts having control over you.

 

Pour Yourself a Dirty Matcha

The marriage of your greatest loves: Coffee and matcha. The match-up gives us this nutrient-rich collagen recipe for a Dirty Matcha Latte, which calls for Vital Proteins Matcha Collagen. In case you haven’t tried our Matcha Collagen, here’s what you need to know: It’s loaded with antioxidants, has 10g of collagen per serving, and contains L-theanine, an amino acid that delivers an “alert calm” in users. It’s also super versatile and can be used in anything from lattes to crepe cakes and cookies.

Simply whisk together hot water and Matcha Collagen, stir in honey, add ice, coconut milk, and top off your refreshing drink with cold brew coffee. It’s that easy.

Practice Gratitude

When you have a morning routine that you look forward to, it makes getting up early so much easier. Start your morning routine off on a positive note by listing 3 to 5 things you are grateful for or looking forward to that day. Practicing gratitude is known to improve happiness, so why not start off the day on a happy and uplifting note? Do this before you start any tasks and feel the difference in your mindset.

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Blend Up a Decadent Collagen Latte

You know, just in case matcha-based beverages aren’t your cup of tea. Say hello to Vital Proteins Collagen Lattes, which are available in four flavors – Cocoa Caramel, Hot Cocoa, Madagascar Vanilla, and Golden Milk – and contains 10g of bone broth collagen, 600mg of organic ashwagandha, 50mg of hyaluronic acid (HA), and 1g of sugar per serving from whole-food ingredients.

Whether you prefer your latte hot or iced, this fabulous foursome truly delivers no matter your temp preference. Like it hot? Simply add two scoops of the Collagen Latte powder to hot water or your milk of choice, mix, and enjoy. Can’t get enough iced lattes? Add two scoops to warm milk, mix, and top off your drink with ice.  

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Eat Breakfast

Eat breakfast. And if you’re in a hurry, don’t worry! Whipping up a nutritious to-go breakfast the night before is encouraged. We’re big fans of this Overnight Oats – made with Vital Proteins Dark Chocolate Blackberry Collagen Peptides – collagen recipe.

Move Your Body

If you are still struggling with getting out of bed in the morning, signing up for a 6 A.M. class a few times a week is a great way to ensure you won’t snooze your alarm. You’ll feel energized, refreshed, and ready to take on the day after your workout. Keep that motivation up by scheduling 2 to 3 morning fitness classes and enjoying a post-workout collagen smoothie as your delicious reward for making it to an early-morning sweat sesh. You might even find you prefer it over rushing out of work to make it to an evening spin class.