I post bits and pieces of my morning drink line up on social media almost daily but I don’t think I’ve ever shared the entire thing with you so here is my super-specific hydration routine. I follow this every morning. I get it prepped the night before. It honestly has helped me so much with less headache days, greater energy and I actually think I have more glowy skin since becoming consistent with this.
DRINK #1: HOMEMADE ELECTROLYTE DRINK
This is the first thing I drink in the morning. When I am really on my game, I make this the night prior and it sits on my nightstand. When my alarm goes off, I see this drink and it immediately reminds me to start sipping.
This was a game changer for me. I would suggest this drink to those who: 1) wake up groggy 2) struggles with headaches and 3) who are very active (which I would assume you are if you’re here reading this!).
When we sleep, our bodies dehydrate. The worst thing we can do is to consume coffee right away, further dehydrating our bodies and messing with our internal pH. Instead, I drink my electrolyte water first.
HERE is my homemade electrolyte drink recipe
DRINK #2: PLAIN WATER
As I sit down to do my hair and make-up, I sip on plain water. I am not too concerned with the actual amount I am drinking; I simply just try to drink.
This is a bit strange, but I actually don’t like ice cold water in the morning. It feels a little too harsh?! I usually fill my hospital mug with water the night prior and I leave it on my vanity so it’s another reminder to drink.
DRINK #3: COFFEE
Is it coincidental that my kids are getting up right now too?! haha. Helllllllo, caffeine!
I do intermittent fasting so my morning coffee isn’t super exciting. There is some debate on this but I believe if you keep your calories under ~40 calories or less, it won’t break your fast. SO, I add a little splash of creamer to my coffee.
DRINK #4: ACV + LEMON WATER
- large glass of water (16oz +)
- 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar (with the mother!)
- juice from 1/2 lemon
- lots of ice (this is key to cut the ACV taste)
- liquid stevia to taste
This is my favorite morning drink and I drink it right before I am about to break my fast. One of the many benefits of apple cider vinegar is that is helps regulate blood sugar levels. Having my ACV drink right before eating helps prevent a huge spike.