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 day off by doing things for you – aka garnering all the good vibes – you’re more likely to have a happier, healthier day and an effective morning routine 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: 8 Things You Should Do Every Day
1. Take Morning Get Up & Glow™
Mix something new into your routine with Morning Get Up & Glow™, available in a collagen-based powder and plant-based capsules. For the powder, enjoy collagen peptides, vitamin C and sustainably-sourced, Coffeeberry® for energy that gets you ready to take on your mornings. Simply scoop, mix, stir & you’re ready to glow!
Then, for our portable capsules, enhance your beauty routine with a blend of vitamin C, caffeine, biotin and hyaluronic acid. Morning Get Up & Glow™ capsules are a convenient addition to your routine.**
2. 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.
3. Drink Water
Stay one step ahead of the hydration game by pouring yourself a glass of water as soon as you wake up. You’ll love sipping on our very own hydrating collagen drink aka Collagen Water™ – available in Lemon Slice, Lemon Ginger, Blackberry Hibiscus, Blueberry Mint, Peach White Tea and Strawberry Lemon flavors – which all contain 10g of collagen and 3g of sugar or less.
4. 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 cake recipes and cookie recipes.
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 simple.
5. 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.
6. 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 five flavors – Cocoa Caramel, Hot Cocoa, Chocolate Cherry Almond, Madagascar Vanilla, and Golden Milk – and contain 10g of collagen and 1g of sugar per serving.
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.
7. Eat Breakfast
Eat breakfast. Whipping up a nutritious breakfast is encouraged to supercharge your day. We’re big fans of this beautiful smoothie bowl recipe – made with Vital Proteins Marine Collagen.
8. 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 recipe 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.