Updated: Oct 7, 2018
I need as much energy and nutrients to kick start my day, so here is my morning nutrition routine.
1. True Protein Greens
I drink this FIRST thing, every morning! Because of the concentrated nutrient profile, I find that the greens assist me by reducing any inflammation and promoting healthy digestion. With its high quantities of amino acids, vitamins, minerals, carotenes, chlorophyll and antioxidants, this is the perfect kickstart to my day.
Mix 10g of powder with 250ml of water. Stir thoroughly and drink quickly.
2. Apple Cider Vinegar and Lemon Water
ACV has been said to lower blood sugar levels and assist with insulin sensitivity around meal times. As my first meal is quite high in carbohydrates, I take the ACV now so that it doesn't mix with my food later on.
Squeeze 1-2 tbsp of lemon juice in a glass of warm water. Then add 1-2 tbsp of Apple Cider Vinegar.
3. True Protein Coffee
Getting up at 4:30am every morning can be hard, so I need to wake up my body as quick as I possibly can. To increase my mental focus and alertness, I sip my True Protein Coffee as I am getting ready for work. I rarely drink milk in my coffee so this organic black coffee is the perfect pick-me-up! As a rule, I won't have more than two servings of caffeine a day.
Add 1 small scoop to boiling water and stir through. Sip to drink.
Depending on how big my day is, or what time my training will be that day, is how I choose what I will have for breakfast. If I am weight training early in the day, I will have a high carb breakfast to fuel my workout. If I am training with high intensity, I will opt for a smaller breakfast with high protein and fats.
I always plan the night before and it will be a choice of:
- Protein + Oats
- Egg White Omelette
- Protein + Peanut Butter Shake
Prepare as much as you can the night before. By eliminating stresses as early as the morning, you can focus on the positives of your day ahead.